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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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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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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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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.
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.
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.
Randy Carlyle couldn't shed any light on the Toronto Maple Leafs' most pressing off-season question - his future with the NHL club.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GRAHAM HUGHES/ASSOCIATED PRESSMontreal Canadiens' Brian Gionta scores on a penalty shot against New York Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot during overtime Saturday in Montreal.
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.
The Blue Jackets never have won a playoff game. Forward Mark Letestu looks at that as an opportunity.
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.
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.