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  • What Went Wrong: Flyers, CBJ

    Both teams had reason to be optimistic going into the season, but neither came close to making the playoffs.

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  • How 'terrible' was Ryan Getzlaf in Anaheim's Game 6 loss?

    So far, his talented Ducks teams with him as captain have failed to go further in the playoffs than expected. They lost to underdog Detroit in the first-round in 2013. They were the top seed in the West in 2014 and blew a 3-2 series lead to the Los Angeles Kings.

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  • Peter DeBoer introduced as Sharks coach; talks around non-captaincy issue

    Peter DeBoer was introduced as the new coach of the San Jose Sharks on Thursday at a news conference. The two main storylines were pretty simple going into this pre-arranged talking points media fest. 1. Did he agree with the refresh, rebuild, re-something that general manager Doug Wilson claims he…

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  • Dan Bylsma hired as Sabres head coach; Penguins receive 2016 third-round pick

    It’s not officially official just yet, but we’re an agreement away between the Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins from Dan Bylsma taking over the head coaching job in Buffalo.

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  • Blackhawks-Ducks Preview

    Someday the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks will relish the stories they'll be able to tell about playing in a postseason series as good as these Western Conference finals. Two weeks of extraordinarily high-level hockey conclude Saturday night at Honda Center when the Ducks and the…

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  • Keith for Conn; Vegas NHL update; Backstrom has hip surgery (Puck Headlines)

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    Winning pro coaches given the boot (17 photos)

    So much for the cliché, "Winning cures all." Tom Thibodeau is the latest coach to find out that winning – whether in the form of regularly reaching the playoffs or even winning titles – isn't always enough to create a peaceful and lasting existence with a franchise.

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  • Hurricanes' CFO out after nearly 35 years with team

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Mike Amendola is out as the Carolina Hurricanes' chief financial officer.

    The Associated Press
  • U.S., Canada reportedly grouped together for 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    On Thursday, Vladislav Tretiak, head of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation, revealed the groups for the World Cup of Hockey during an interview with Russia's SovSport.

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  • Coyotes sign Plachta to 1-year deal out of Germany

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Coyotes have signed German forward Matthias Plachta to a one-year entry-level contract Thursday.

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  • Blackhawks force Game Seven with three quick goals

    (Reuters) - The Chicago Blackhawks scored three goals during a four-minute stretch in the second period to power to a 5-2 victory over Anaheim on Wednesday that forced a Game Seven in their Western Conference Final series. After seeing their 3-0 lead cut to one goal in the third, Andrew Sharp added…

    Reuters
  • NHL: Stanley Cup Final begins Wednesday

    The NHL announced Thursday that Game 1 will be at Madison Square Garden if the Rangers beat the Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final on Friday night. If the Lightning win, they'll have home-ice advantage in the Cup final if the Blackhawks beat the Ducks in Game 7 of the West final.…

    The Associated Press
  • Blackhawks fan files lawsuit; alleges drunken Kings fans beat him up in 2014 playoffs

    A Chicago Blackhawks fan filed a lawsuit saying he was beat up by drunken Kings fans at Game 3 of the 2014 Western Conference Final at Staples Center last year.

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  • Sharks name ex-Devils coach DeBoer as bench boss

    San José (United States) (AFP) - Peter DeBoer, fired by the New Jersey Devils last December after a poor start, was hired Thursday to coach the San Jose Sharks, still seeking their first NHL title. The Sharks, preparing for their 25th campaign in quest of the Stanley Cup, parted ways with coach…

    AFP
  • Blue Jackets sign Goloubef to 2-year contract extension

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Cody Goloubef to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season, locking him up before he could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

    The Associated Press
  • Quebec beats Rimouski 5-2 to reach Memorial Cup semifinal

    QUEBEC CITY (AP) -- Jerome Verrier broke a tie late in the second period with his second goal and the Quebec Remparts beat the Rimouski Oceanic 5-2 on Thursday night to advance to the Memorial Cup semifinal.

    The Associated Press
  • NHL play-offs semifinal result

    May 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the NHL Play-offs Semifinal match between Chicago and Anaheim on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 T CHICAGO 0 3 2 5 Anaheim 0 1 1 2 (The best-of-seven series is level at 3-3)

    Reuters
  • Sharks officially announce Peter DeBoer hired as new coach

    San Jose general manager Doug Wilson was so impressed by Peter DeBoer when he interviewed in 2008 that he moved to the top of the list when the Sharks had to search for a new head coach. The experience DeBoer gained in those intervening years coaching Florida and New Jersey only made Wilson more…

    The Associated Press