ST. LOUIS—Troy Brouwer tapped in his own rebound to snap a third-period tie and the St. Louis Blues advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in four seasons, eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 7 of their Western Conference quarterfinal
Hurricanes coach Bill Peters: "I don’t think anyone is truly trying to disrespect the flag, to be honest with you."
A handful of Pittsburgh Penguins players whose names are on the Stanley Cup, some of them twice or even three times, are gone. The same goes for core players from the back-to-back Presidents' Trophy winning Washington Capitals. Pittsburgh no longer has forwards Nick Bonino, Chris Kunitz and Matt