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  • Pavelski, Ward carry Sharks within a win of finals

    (The Sports Xchange) - Joe Pavelski scored his second goal of the game 16 seconds into the third period as the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Monday to put them one win away from their first Stanley Cup finals. Leading the Western Conference finals 3-2, the Sharks can seal the…

  • Former Leafs coach John Brophy dies after lengthy illness

    John Brophy, who coached the Toronto Maple Leafs for 2 1/2 seasons before coaching in the ECHL for 13 seasons, has died. The ECHL says Brophy, who was from Nova Scotia, died Monday morning after a lengthy illness. Brophy, an assistant, became head coach of the Maple Leafs for the 1986-87 season,…

    The Associated Press
  • NHL play-offs semifinal result

    May 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the NHL Play-offs Semifinal match between St. Louis and San Jose on Monday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 T San Jose 1 2 3 6 ST. LOUIS 2 1 0 3 (San Jose lead the best-of-seven series by 3-2)

  • Canada overcome Finland to retain world ice hockey title

    Olympic champions Canada retained their ice hockey world championship title after beating Finland 2-0 in the final in Moscow on Sunday. Canada, the 2010 and 2014 Olympic champions, overpowered Finland in a repeat of the 2007 final to successfully defend their world title for the first time since…

  • Red Deer beats Rouyn-Noranda 5-2 in Memorial Cup

    RED DEER, Alberta (AP) -- Adam Helewka scored twice and the host Red Deer Rebels beat the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5-2 on Sunday night to improve to 1-1 in the Memorial Cup junior tournament.

    The Associated Press
  • Penguins stunned by Lightning strike in OT

    The Tampa Bay Lightning fought back to clinch a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins to seize control of their Eastern Conference finals series. The Lightning snatched a dramatic win after only 53 seconds of overtime when Tyler Johnson deflected Jason Garrison's wrist shot…

    Tue, May 24
    8:00 PM EDT
    Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay
    Preview Game
  • Backes, Fabbri in Blues lineup for Game 5 vs. Sharks

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Captain David Backes and rookie Robby Fabbri are in the St. Louis Blues lineup for Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.

    The Associated Press
  • Russia thrash USA for hockey worlds bronze medal

    Russia claimed bronze at the ice hockey world championship with a rampant 7-2 win over the United States in Moscow on Sunday. In a powerful and confident display Metallurg Magnitogorsk forward Sergei Mozyakin scored two goals and set up another, while Russian 'keeper Sergei Bobrovski made 28 saves.…

  • Sunday, May 22: Kessel not part of the plan

    Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while the Boston Red Sox continue to punish any and all pitching that they face this season.

    Comcast SportsNet New England
    Tue, May 24
    7:10 PM EDT
    Colorado at Boston
    Preview Game
  • Tampa spoils Fleury's start

    Elsewhere, Canada won the gold medal.


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  • Penguins remove G Murray after second period

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins pulled goalie Matthew Murray after two periods on Friday night with the Tampa Bay Lightning leading 4-0 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

    The Associated Press
  • NHL Playoffs: Penguins to start Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 5 against Lightning

    Marc-Andre Fleury is back on the job for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Coach Mike Sullivan said Sunday that Fleury will start Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final on Sunday night against Tampa Bay. This will be Fleury's first start of the postseason.

    CSN Philly
  • Blues coach Hitchcock: 'I like our chances' vs Sharks

    Needing an inspired performance and, of course, a win to avoid facing elimination heading back home, the St. Louis Blues delivered. Now we got to bring our emotional level up, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock told reporters.

    CSN Bay Area
  • NHL-Lightning take control with Game 5 win in Pittsburgh

    Tyler Johnson deflected Jason Garrison's wrist shot from the left circle into the net 53 seconds into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning seized control by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday. Nikita Kucherov led a comeback from a two-goal…

  • Pavelski scores twice, Sharks top Blues to take 3-2 lead

    All the time Joe Pavelski has spent practicing his stick work has paid off big for the San Jose Sharks. With the Sharks trailing by a goal, Pavelski tied the game late in the second period and then scored the go-ahead goal in the opening minute of the third period in the Sharks' 6-3 victory over…

    The Associated Press
  • Johnson's OT deflection lifts Lightning over Penguins 4-3

    Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face. The puck off Jason Garrison's stick found him anyway, and this time he didn't even feel it. Garrison's wrister smacked off Johnson's back and into the Pittsburgh Penguins net 53 seconds into overtime on…

    The Associated Press
  • Sharks-Blues Preview

    The St. Louis Blues are sticking with goalie Jake Allen in Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the San Jose Sharks. Coach Ken Hitchcock switched to Allen to give the team a ''jolt'' because it was becoming overly reliant on Brian Elliott. ''We needed to play harder for a goalie,''…

    The Associated Press
  • Canada beats Finland 2-0 to win world hockey championship

    Canada defeated previously unbeaten Finland 2-0 in the gold medal game at the world ice hockey championship on Sunday. Connor McDavid teamed up with Matt Duchene to score midway through the first period, cutting in from the right and flicking the puck over Finnish goaltender Mikko Koskinen's stick.…

    The Associated Press