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2 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Young Lightning look to future after playoff loss

Despite being swept in the first round of the NHL playoffs, the young team led by Steven Stamkos has plenty of reasons to feel encouraged about the future.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Steven Stamkos, NHL Players

6 hrs ago | Anaheim Calling

Norfolk Playoff Preview: We Could Really Win This One

While the NHL is experimenting with their new divisional playoff format and the introduction of wild cards spots, the American Hockey League has kept the format of two conferences, three divisions within each conference, top eight teams from each conference makes it to the after party, with each divisional winner getting an automatic top three ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Jean-Francois Berube, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Martin Jones, NHL Players, Anaheim Ducks

10 hrs ago | Examiner.com

2014 NHL Playoffs: Latest money lines and more

Montreal is the only team to clinch a series and now await the winner of the Bruins-Red Wings clash.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Western Conference, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Central Division

11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Kalman: Bruins' Caron Proves He Can Plumb in a Pinch

Jordan Caron might leave the Bruins as a restricted free agent this summer as a 23-year-old and a question mark.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Daniel Paille, Jordan Caron, Gregory Campbell, Shawn Thornton, NHL Players

15 hrs ago | Telegram

Decisions, decisions

St.a SJohn's IceCaps defenceman Brenden Kichton sets up in front of goalie Michael Hutchinson and keeps an eye on the Hartford Wolfpack's Justin Soryal during the teams' Americana SHockeya SLeague game at Mile One Centre earlier this month.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Northern Michigan News

NHL playoff capsules

Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, Max Pacioretty, NHL Players, Lars Eller, Brendan Gallagher, Daniel Briere

CBS Local

Brad Marchand Responds To Twitter Critics Who Accused Him Of Faking Injury

Brad Marchand has certainly taken a dive over the course of his career to draw a penalty.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Brad Marchand, NHL Players, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Central Division, Brendan Smith

BleacherReport

Early Report Card for Philadelphia Flyers' Goaltending in Stanley Cup Playoffs

The 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs aren't even a week old and already the postseason is littered with intriguing story lines.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Philadelphia Flyers, Braydon Coburn, Luke Schenn, Ray Emery, NHL Players, NHL Atlantic Division

Broad Street Hockey

Claude Giroux needs to shoot more, and probably will

Claude Giroux needs to shoot the puck more, and as his career has taught us, he probably will start getting pucks through sooner than later.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Philadelphia Flyers, Claude Giroux, NHL Players, New York Rangers, Dan Girardi, Anton Stralman

Causeway Crowd

Matt Cooke facing lengthy suspensionfor being Matt Cooke.

Jun 5, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk tries to clear the puck away from Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Matt Cooke during the third period in game three of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden.

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Related Topix: Sports, Matt Cooke, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Johnny Boychuk, Marc Savard, NHL Northeast Divison

BleacherReport

NHL Playoffs 2014: Complete Predictions and Bracket for Remainder of First Round

The NHL playoffs are off to a great start and are once again proving that no team is ever safe in hockey's postseason.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins, NHL Players, Pittsburgh Penguins, Evgeni Malkin, NHL Northeast Divison

The Cannon

Falcons Playoffs Start Wednesday

Dividends are being paid on the partnership between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Springfield Falcons.

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Related Topix: Sports, Matt Calvert, NHL Players, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division, Carter Camper, Alexander Khokhlachev, David Warsofsky

Mon Apr 21, 2014

SLAM! Sports

Blue Jackets blow two-goal cushion in Game 3 loss to Pens

In the third period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal on Monday, the Penguins went for a wild ride.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chris Kunitz, Olli Maatta, Paul Martin, Jussi Jokinen, NHL Players

St. Petersburg Times

Lightning's Jon Cooper calls for more NHL replay use

One day, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said, goaltender interference calls will be reviewed by video, and when that rule is in place, "It will be called the Tampa rule."

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Alex Killorn, Eric Brewer, Ben Bishop, Steven Stamkos, NHL Players

Bucky's 5th Quarter

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Former Badgers off to fast starts in postseason

Rene Bourque has three goals in three games to start the playoffs for the Montreal Canadiens.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Northeast Divison, Montreal Canadiens, Rene Bourque, NHL Players, Alain Vigneault, P.K Subban

BleacherReport

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2014: Complete Bracket and Breakdown for NHL Postseason

Clear favorites in the Eastern Conference - like the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins - have already dropped games, while all of the higher seeds in the Western Conference navigated their way to crucial wins to open the series.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, Evgeni Malkin, Boston Bruins, NHL Northeast Divison

New York Post

Akeson comes up big for Flyers

First Berube: The Flyers coach could easily have fallen trap to a knee-jerk reaction and benched the kid in Sunday's Eastern Conference playoff Game 2 against the Rangers at the Garden.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Philadelphia Flyers, Scott Hartnell, Luke Schenn, Vincent Lecavalier, NHL Players, Henrik Lundqvist

Albany Times Union

Many gave Devils big lift

Albany Devils' #14 Reid Boucher, right, checks Providence Bruins's #7 Joe Morrow during Saturday 's game at the Times Union Center April 12, 2014, in Albany, NY.

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Related Topix: Sports, Reid Boucher, NHL Players, Harri Pesonen, Mike Sislo, Dan Kelly, NHL Hockey

Sun Apr 20, 2014

4029TV.com

Bruins come back strong to even series

Boston abandoned the cautious approach against Detroit's speed and returned to the style that led the Bruins to the top record during the NHL's regular season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Reilly Smith, Jarome Iginla, NHL Players, Zdeno Chara, Detroit Red Wings

CBS Local

Kalman: Increased Ice Time For Chara Equaled A Win For Bruins In Game 2

Chara, who was limited to 22:05 of ice time in Game 1 on Friday, played 26:04 of dominant hockey in the Bruins' Game 2 victory in their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday at TD Garden.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Reilly Smith, Kevan Miller, Dougie Hamilton, NHL Players, Pavel Datsyuk

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