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1:31 AM ET Greg Wyshynski Chris Peters Close ESPN staff writer Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention
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4:43 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN SAN JOSE, Calif. — Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant called San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer “a clown” for accusing Gallant of trash-talking Sharks players from the bench during their contentious playoff series, which ends with Game 7 at SAP Center on Tuesday night. On Monday, DeBoer was asked
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9:04 AM ET Associated Press DALLAS — When first-year Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery called out his team over a “culture of mediocrity” in January, the St. Louis Blues weren’t too far removed from having the worst record in the NHL. Now the Central Division rivals will meet in the second round of the playoffs
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6:02 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy has told officials to watch the Maple Leafs‘ skate-bump tactics. “I’d just call it feet contacting feet,” Cassidy told reporters in Boston on Monday, one day after the Bruins staved off elimination to force a Game 7. “Whether it’s by accident or by design I don’t
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11:02 AM ET Associated Press Hockey players are conditioned to think that winning the Stanley Cup means going through the best teams to be the best team. That doesn’t mean they are blind to some of the inequalities of the NHL’s current divisional playoff format. An Associated Press/Canadian Press survey of NHLPA representatives from all
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1:32 PM ET The Philadelphia Flyers have officially removed the statue of Kate Smith from its location outside their arena and will no longer play Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” at games, the team announced in a statement on Sunday. This follows the New York Yankees’ decision to suspend the use of Smith’s “God
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12:35 AM ET Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie broke his collarbone when Carolina Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele pushed him into the boards on Thursday, the Washington Post reported Saturday night. He is “almost certain” to be out for the playoffs, according to the the newspaper, which cited two people with direct knowledge of the situation.
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2:50 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Monday after suffering a concussion in a fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earlier. Svechnikov took part in his first full team practice on Saturday during the Hurricanes’ morning skate before Game
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1:48 PM ET Washington Capitals have recalled postseason hero Devante Smith-Pelly from the AHL, the team announced Friday. He will be in the lineup Saturday for Game 5 of the Caps’ first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, coach Todd Reirden told reporters Friday. The series is tied 2-2. The Capitals will be without winger
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11:25 AM ET New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk will miss three to four weeks with a lower-body injury, general manager Lou Lamoriello said Friday. Boychuk was injured in the second period of the Islanders’ series-clinching win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. He left the game and did not return. The timeline would knock
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7:48 AM ET Steve Yzerman is returning to the Detroit Red Wings, with a source confirming to ESPN that Yzerman will named the team’s general manager. The Red Wings have called a news conference for 3 p.m. ET Friday that includes Yzerman without specifying the purpose. A source confirmed to ESPN that current general manager
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11:07 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN RALEIGH, N.C. — The Washington Capitals will be without winger T.J. Oshie for “quite some time,” according to Capitals coach Todd Reirden. Oshie was pushed into the boards by Carolina Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele late into the third period Thursday, crashing shoulder-first. Oshie laid on the ice for several minutes
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