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Report: Penguins Leaning Toward Murray For Game 4
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It appears the Pittsburgh Penguins will make a change in goal for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final. According to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, Matt Murray was the first goalie off the ice at the Penguins’ morning skate. That normally indicates the starting goaltender for that evening’s game. The apparent change comes […]

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Report: Barclays Center takes step toward opting out of deal with Islanders
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The first step toward opting out of a 25-year agreement between Barclays Center and the New York Islanders has been taken, sources tell Jim Baumbach and Robert Brodsky of Newsday. The arena’s parent company, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, recently notified the club in writing that the window to renegotiate the terms of the license agreement […]

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Getzlaf is driving Ducks toward pivotal Game 5 with Oilers
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A decade after Ryan Getzlaf raised the Stanley Cup for the first and only time, the Anaheim Ducks captain appears to be extremely eager to hoist it above his head again. Getzlaf's spectacular postseason hit a new high point Wednesday when he figured in every goal for the Ducks in their 4-3 overtime win at […]

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Sharks, Wild stumble toward NHL playoffs (The Associated Press)
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Just a few weeks ago, the San Jose Sharks had visions of tracking down the Chicago Blackhawks for the best record in the Western Conference and home-ice advantage for the first three rounds of the playoffs. The team’s longest losing streak in six years ended those hopes and now has the Sharks scrambling just to […]

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Sharks, Wild stumble toward NHL playoffs
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Just a few weeks ago, the San Jose Sharks had visions of tracking down the Chicago Blackhawks for the best record in the Western Conference and home-ice advantage for the first three rounds of the playoffs.

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Devils' Patrik Elias sounds like he's leaning toward retirement (Puck Daddy)
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Patrik Elias continues to skate, but his hockey playing future remains up in the air following off-season knee surgery. The 40-year-old Elias, who’s played with the New Jersey Devils for his entire 20-year career, suited up for only 16 games last season before undergoing knee cartilage replacement surgery in May. He still has the desire […]

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Sharks' Patrick Marleau speeds toward 500-goal milestone (The Associated Press)
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Patrick Marleau is closing in on the 500 career goal milestone the same way he has played the rest of his 19 years in the NHL: with alarming speed. With six goals in his past four games for the San Jose Sharks, Marleau has moved within one goal of becoming the 45th player to reach […]

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'Fit of rage' led to Erik Gudbranson's postgame threat toward Matt Martin (Puck Daddy)
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NOVEMBER 5: Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs leaves his crease to join in a fight against Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on November 5, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Leafs defeated the Canucks 6-3. The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the […]

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Sabres seek to continue climb toward respectability (The Associated Press)
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Encouraging as it might appear, Sabres general manager Tim Murray isn’t overly impressed by the big jump Buffalo made in the standings last year. Going from rock bottom to respectability isn’t considered a mean feat when taking into account Buffalo still finished 23rd despite a 12-win and 27-point improvement. It’s not as if the Sabres […]

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Killorn signing another step toward keeping Lightning's core together
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With Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman in for the long haul, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is doing his best to keep as many pieces of the band together as possible. Winger Alex Killorn signed a seven-year, $31.15-million extension with the Lightning on Sunday, with Yzerman citing his desire to keep his team's […]

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Blackhawks and Kings trending toward non-contender status
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It’s impossible to ignore the commotion across the street. There’s the NBA and its 30 teams, obediently spending billions and billions of dollars to fulfill the requirements of its new, wildly inflated salary scale borne of the league’s seismic success. There are rules to govern spending, of course, including a near $85-million salary floor – […]

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