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1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Blue Jackets vs. Penguins 2014 NHL playoffs live stream & TV start time

The Columbus Blue Jackets visit the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 1 of their first round NHL playoff series on Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Atlantic Division, NHL Central Division

5 hrs ago | Fox 23

Jets give Maurice four-year deal

Maurice took over as head coach on Jan. 12 when Claude Noel was fired and led the Jets to a record of 18-12-5 in his 35 games behind the bench.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

9 hrs ago | Boston.com

NHL playoffs prediction roundupBDC

Eric Wilbur is a Boston.com sports columnist who is still in awe of what Dana Kiecker pulled off that one time in Toronto.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask, NHL Players, David Krejci, Opinion

13 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Breaking down the NHL playoffs

STORY LINE: Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop, who was dominant in the four games against Montreal, is expected to miss at last the start of the seven-game series because of an upper-body injury.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, Tampa Bay Lightning, Martin St. Louis, Ben Bishop, NHL Players, Martin St Louis

17 hrs ago | BleacherReport

NHL Draft Lottery Results 2014: Selection Order, Analysis and Twitter Reaction

Just one year ago, the Colorado Avalanche were celebrating a "win" at the NHL draft lottery.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

NHL's second season full of possibilities

Boston is the favorite to return to the Stanley Cup Final from the Eastern Conference while a mix of teams are in the running for the Western Conference title.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, St. Louis Blues, Brenden Morrow, David Backes, T.J Oshie, NHL Players

The Washington Post

NHL playoff preview capsules

In this April 12, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby prepares to take a face off in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Pittsburgh.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, Mario Lemieux, Evgeni Malkin, NHL Atlantic Division

Canada.com

Randy Carlyle remains Leafs head coach - for now

Randy Carlyle couldn't shed any light on the Toronto Maple Leafs' most pressing off-season question - his future with the NHL club.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Hoisting the Cup without a hot goalie hard to do

Minnesota Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, right, of Russia, swats away a shot past Nashville Predators right wing Patric Hornqvist, left, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, NHL Northwest Division, Nashville Predators, NHL Central Division, Patric Hornqvist, NHL Players, Tuukka Rask

The News Tribune

Lightning's Lindback to start Game 1 vs. Canadiens

Injured goaltender Ben Bishop will not play in Game 1 of the team's Eastern Conference playoff series against Montreal, however the Lightning doesn't feel they'll be at a disadvantage with backup Anders Lindback facing a more experienced Carey Price and the Canadiens in the best of 7 series that begins Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ben Bishop, Anders Lindback, Steven Stamkos, NHL Players, Carey Price

MGo Blue

Six Michigan Ice Hockey Alums to Compete in NHL Postseason

The University of Michigan ice hockey team was represented by 19 alumni in the NHL during the 2013-14 season and was one of a record 49 colleges to have had a player in the NHL this year.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Mike Brown, NHL Players, San Jose Sharks, NHL Pacific Division, Anaheim Ducks

BleacherReport

NHL Playoff Odds 2014: Handicapping Every Team's Championship Hopes

Spring means playoff hockey, and this year's battle for the Stanley Cup is going to be grueling, especially in the Western Conference, where six teams finished with 100 points or more.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, Chicago Blackhawks, Duncan Keith, NHL Players, Brooks Orpik, Anaheim Ducks

CBS Local

Schwei's Devils Notes: Disappointing Season Ends; Is Brodeur Finished?

In what may have been his final game for New Jersey - or his final game in the NHL, for that matter -Brodeur was the winning goaltender against the same team he and the Devils defeated for his first career victory back on March 26, 1992 at the Meadowlands, a 4-2 win against Boston.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils, NHL Players, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Central Division, Chris Terreri, NHL Atlantic Division

Sporting News

NHL playoffs 2014: Picking the East like throwing darts, literally

The Stanley Cup playoffs start on Wednesday, which means the time has come for the Ottawa Senators to mow down the Eastern Conference, falling only to the Chicago Blackhawks in the final.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anders Lindback, NHL Players, Ben Bishop, Tyler Johnson, Steven Stamkos

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Sunherald.com

What to watch in the NHL playoffs

GRAHAM HUGHES/ASSOCIATED PRESSMontreal Canadiens' Brian Gionta scores on a penalty shot against New York Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot during overtime Saturday in Montreal.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Brian Gionta, NHL Players, NHL Atlantic Division, New York Rangers, Cam Talbot, Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL Southeast Division

Thrasher Backer

Central Division Not Kind To Winnipeg Jets In First Season

The Winnipeg Jets knew they would be in tough when moving from the Eastern Conference to the Western Conference as part of the NHL's re-alignment for the 2013-14 season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Western Conference

The Advocate

Not just happy to be here

The Blue Jackets never have won a playoff game. Forward Mark Letestu looks at that as an opportunity.

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Related Topix: Sports, R.J. Umberger, Jared Boll, Derek MacKenzie, NHL Players, Mark Letestu, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins

TheCourier.com

A look at 10 things to watch in the NHL playoffs

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby prepares to take a face off in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 12, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews

KAVU

Penguins add Vokoun to playoff roster

Goaltender Tomas Vokoun, sidelined the entire 2013-14 regular season while recovering from a career-threatening blood clot in his leg, was recalled by the Pittsburgh Penguins from a minor league conditioning assignment on Monday.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tomas Vokoun, Jeff Zatkoff, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Players, NHL Atlantic Division

Rant Sports

2014 NHL Playoffs Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Keys to Winning for Pittsburgh: It's no secret that the Penguins have struggled to stay healthy this year, which makes finishing as the second best team in the Eastern Conference quite the accomplishment.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Brandon Sutter, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin

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