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  • Brandon Prust rips official Brad Watson for alleged on-ice comments

    Brandon Prust rips official Brad Watson for alleged on-ice comments.

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  • What We Learned: The myth of ‘team player’ Alex Ovechkin

    But I guess not. If you watch the goals Ovechkin has scored in the playoffs — the last two being solely the result of him just absolutely drilling the puck into the net with unstoppable shots — it's a pretty clear indicator that he's cleaned up his defensive game. That's definitely a reasonable…

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  • Ice hockey-Canada face Czechs in first big championship test

    Canada face their first big test of the world championships on Monday when the North Americans take on a Czech team hoping an evergreen Jaromir Jagr and home advantage can lead them to victory against the tournament favourites. The Czechs, who lost to Sweden in their opening game before rebounding…

  • Canadiens' Prust says ref Brad Watson insulted him

    Montreal forward Brandon Prust said referee Brad Watson insulted him repeatedly in the first period after a roughing penalty in the Canadiens' 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday night. ''I thought the original call was kind of soft and I let (Watson) know on the way to the penalty box,'' said Prust,…

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  • Wild go with Haula to replace injured Fontaine

    Erik Haula replaced injured right wing Justin Fontaine for the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals. Coach Mike Yeo says Haula's speed and some of his past performances against the Blackhawks were the main factors. Haula had…

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  • Shero hired as New Jersey Devils' general manager

    After a 28-year run, Lou Lamoriello is stepping down as the New Jersey Devils general manager and handing the job to Ray Shero. The 72-year-old Lamoriello announced the change Monday, noting that he will remain as president of hockey operations. Lamoriello has led the Devils since 1987, guiding…

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  • US beats Canada to win sledge hockey worlds

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The United States defeated Canada 3-0 Sunday to win the world sledge hockey championship.

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  • NHL-Perfect Ducks douse Flames in Anaheim

    The Anaheim Ducks extended the only perfect postseason record in the NHL this year when they defeated the Calgary Flames 3-0 Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Left winger Matt Beleskey, defenseman Hampus Lindholm and center Nate Thompson scored for Anaheim. Center Ryan Getzlaf…

  • Ryan Getzlaf, Andrew Ladd and Jonathan Toews named finalists for the Mark Messier Leadership Award

    Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks, Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Mark Messier Leadership Award presented by a tire company to “the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the…

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  • NHL play-offs 2nd round results

    May 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NHL Play-offs 2nd Round games on Sunday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 T Tampa Bay 1 3 2 6 MONTREAL 1 0 1 2 (Tampa Bay lead the best-of-seven series by 2-0) 1 2 3 T CHICAGO 0 2 2 4 Minnesota 0 0 1 1 (Chicago lead the best-of-seven series by 2-0) 1 2 3 T…

  • NHL-Stamkos strikes as Lightning take 2-0 series lead

    May 2 (The Sports Xchange) - Center Steven Stamkos scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night at the Bell Centre. The Lightning now head home with a 2-0 series lead in the second-round playoff series. Goaltender Ben…

  • Canada, US, earn 3rd straight wins at ice hockey worlds

    Sidney Crosby scored again as Canada beat host Czech Republic 6-3 at the ice hockey world championship on Monday, and the United States bested defending champion Russia 4-2. It was the third win in three games for both North American teams and Sweden equaled their record by routing Latvia 8-1. Last…

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  • Canadiens' Desharnais misses Game 2 vs. Lightning with flu

    MONTREAL (AP) -- Montreal center David Desharnais was scratched from the lineup Sunday night for Game 2 of the Canadiens' playoff series against Tampa Bay because of the flu.

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  • Canada trounce Germany 10-0 at ice hockey worlds

    Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall scored a hat-trick as Canada trashed Germany 10-0 at the ice hockey world championships on Sunday to go top of Group A with a perfect record. Colorado forward Matt Duchene converted a penalty shot and added three assists while Dallas forward Cody Eakin scored…

  • Rangers-Capitals Preview

    Even in defeat, Alexander Ovechkin produced the goal of the weekend, squeezing through two opposing players and falling to his stomach while whipping a wrist shot past New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist. He still got it done,'' Washington coach Barry Trotz said. ''Great players will do that.''…

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  • Flames get Hudler back for Game 2; Giordano cleared for limited contact

    Two bits of good news for the Calgary Flames coming off their 6-1 rout by the Anaheim Ducks in Game 1 Friday night.

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  • Ducks-Flames Preview

    The Calgary Flames needed the "C of Red" to help them hit their stride during a first-round series win. Facing an unbeaten opponent, it may take an even more spirited crowd to inspire the Flames against the Anaheim Ducks. Down 2-0 to the Western Conference's top seed, the Flames return to home ice…

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  • Blackhawks-Wild Preview

    The Minnesota Wild have faced this predicament before. Down 0-2 in the series to the Chicago Blackhawks in each of the last two postseasons, Minnesota won Game 3 at home to get back into the series. Minnesota hadn't lost back-to-back games in regulation since Jan. 11 and 13, the latter coming one…

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  • Dose: Fighting for Rest

    Monday's Playoff Dose discusses the power of rest and Steve Stamkos' nice breakthrough.