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NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion: Report (Puck Daddy)
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NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas.  On Tuesday night  Sin Bin Vegas  cited sources  ” with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process”  saying that the NHL’s executive committee “formulated a positive recommendation for expansion” to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. The executive committee met Tuesday in New York City.  The next […]

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That's What She Said podcast: Hockey talk
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John Buccigros joins Sarah Spain on this week’s “That’s What She Said” podcast to talk about covering the NHL and working his way up the ESPN ladder.

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Bucci joins Sarah to talk about covering the NHL and working his way up the ESPN ladder.

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Lightning hire Todd Richards as assistant coach (Yahoo Sports)
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The Tampa Bay Lightning hired Todd Richards on Tuesday as an assistant on coach Jon Cooper’s staff. Richards most recently served as head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets and previously coached the Minnesota Wild. Tampa Bay is his fifth NHL organization after time with Nashville, Pittsburgh, San Jose, Minnesota and Columbus.

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Penguins hold on in Game 4, within win of capturing Stanley Cup
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Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin collected two points each, and Matt Murray made 23 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night. Now up 3-1 in the series, the Penguins, whose three previous titles were clinched on visiting ice, can now […]

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3 keys to the Penguins' Game 4 win
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are 60 minutes from hoisting the Stanley Cup. A number of factors led to the Penguins’ 3-1 victory Monday over the San Jose Sharks that gave Pittsburgh a 3-1 series lead. Here are three keys to the win that put the Sharks on the brink: Malkin’s luck turns around It was only […]

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Sharks face daunting task down 3-1 in Stanley Cup final (The Associated Press)
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The task facing the San Jose Sharks is daunting: No team in nearly three quarters of a century has rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the Stanley Cup Final. Before the Sharks can start figuring out how to accomplish that ultimate goal, they will need to take much smaller steps, starting with just getting […]

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Sullivan pushing all the right buttons for Penguins (The Associated Press)
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There is no magic button, even if the correlation between Mike Sullivan’s deft attempts to a get player’s attention and that player almost immediately elevating his game is unmistakable. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach insists he’s just doing his job, one that has brought the underachieving team to within three periods of a Stanley Cup that […]

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Conn Smythe Watch: Who dares prevent Phil Kessel from winning MVP? (Puck Daddy)
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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from the Stanley Cup after their 3-1 win in Game 4 of the Final against the San Jose Sharks.  This is not meant to be hubris or chicken-counting or placing a cart before a horse. But if the Penguins close this thing out in […]

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NHL-Sharks try to put Penguins' Stanley Cup party plans on ice (Reuters)
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The San Jose Sharks have been the NHL’s ultimate road warrior this season and will need to pack their A-game when they travel to Pittsburgh to the face the Penguins on Thursday in what could be the Stanley Cup decider. The Sharks, who trail the best-of-seven series 3-1, will be determined to play the spoiler […]

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Sharks try to put Penguins' Stanley Cup party plans on ice (Reuters)
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(Reuters) – The San Jose Sharks have been the NHL’s ultimate road warrior this season and will need to pack their A-game when they travel to Pittsburgh to the face the Penguins on Thursday in what could be the Stanley Cup decider. The Sharks, who trail the best-of-seven series 3-1, will be determined to play […]

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NHL mum on executive committee expansion meeting (Puck Daddy)
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The NHL’s executive committee met in New York City on Tuesday without any further word on possible league expansion.  NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly responded to an email from Puck Daddy and said there “won’t be any announcements” on the matter from the executive committee meeting. It was reported beforehand that a recommendation in regards […]

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