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The 10 Longest Individual Stanley Cup Droughts with Potential to End in 2014

The Stanley Cup is the ultimate goal for every NHL player, and yet, so many greats have gone their entire careers without the opportunity to hoist it.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Stephane Robidas, NHL Players, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Miller, San Jose Sharks, Scott Hannan

Tue Apr 22, 2014

CBC News

BOXSCORE: Lightning-Canadiens

Don't miss the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarter-final on Hockey Night in Canada .


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Business Journal

Gaglardi: Why the Dallas Stars won't be the NHL underdog for long

Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars celebrates his goal during the first period of Game 3 of the initial round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on Monday night at the American Airlines Center.


Related Topix: Sports, Dallas Stars, Jamie Benn, NHL Hockey, NHL Players, NHL Pacific Division

Denver Post

Matt Cooke hit on Tyson Barrie prompts NHL hearing request

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie skates off on his own power after getting a knee to knee hit from Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke during the second period April 21, 2014 during round 1 game three of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, Tyson Barrie, NHL Players, Matt Cooke, Mark Rycroft, Patrick Roy

Flyers' Vincent Lecavalier 'not surprised' Wild's ...

Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier didn't need to get a first look at a knee-on-knee hit in a Western Conference playoff game Monday.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Philadelphia Flyers, Vincent Lecavalier, NHL Players, Colorado Avalanche, Tyson Barrie, NHL Northwest Division

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Ask Matty: Size isn't everything in the NHL, but it sure helps win Stanley Cups

What can we say objectively about war in Afghanistan, a clash of civilizations neither the Soviets nor the determined Americans could solve? Edmonton Oilers defenceman Martin Marincin, left, fights Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar for the puck during NHL action at Edmonton's Rexall Place on April 10, 2014.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Edmonton Oilers, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Will Acton, Anton Belov, Luke Gazdic, NHL Players

Globe and Mail

Habs' behavioural economics, 'nudge theory' is paying off

Montreal Canadiens' Rene Bourque, left, collides with Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos during second period NHL Stanley Cup playoff action in Montreal, Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Northeast Divison, Montreal Canadiens, Steven Stamkos, NHL Players, Rene Bourque, Josh Gorges

The News-Press

NHL player can't recall making insensitive comment

Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith said Monday that he couldn't recall whether he said, "Wakey, wakey," to David Backes after the St. Louis Blues captain was left woozy by a devastating hit from Brent Seabrook.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, NHL Players, Jonathan Toews, Sheldon Brookbank

Sports Network

Wild try to slow down Avs, MacKinnon in Game 3

The Minnesota Wild hope to get themselves back into the Western Conference quarterfinals on home ice, but first they'll have to figure out a way to slow down Nathan MacKinnon.


Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Wild, NHL Hockey, Marco Scandella, NHL Players, NHL Northwest Division, Colorado Avalanche, Nathan MacKinnon

Erie Times News

Otters' Brown, Storm's Finn have history on, off ice

A relentless competitive spirit brought Connor Brown and Matt Finn together as 3-year-olds learning how to skate at West Mall Rink in Etobicoke, Ontario.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Wayne Gretzky, NHL Players

Sun Apr 20, 2014


2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Teams Who Could Miss out Next Season

It is a long, tedious journey to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs. A dynamic offense, gritty defense, smart goaltending and a whole lot of heart are the necessary keys to win hockey's greatest prize: Lord Stanley's Cup.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, Pittsburgh Penguins, Alex Ovechkin, NHL Players

Down 0-2, Blackhaws Tickets Now Have Lowest Postseason Premium In NHL Playoffs

Last season, the Blackhawks overcame a two-game deficit to defeat the Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup for the 2nd time in three years.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

Boston Herald

Milan Lucic spearheads talk

Milan Lucic is at his best when he plays with emotion, and every once in a while he steps over the line.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Players, Danny DeKeyser, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Central Division, Alexei Emelin

On the Forecheck

Admirals update: Milwaukee set to face Marlies in first round

The regular season has come to an end, and Milwaukee has been getting hot at just the right time.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Nashville Predators

Cape Breton Post

NHL preview roundups

April 19, 2014 Chicago at St. Louis 3:00 PM ET In the minds of many, the St. Louis Blues went from the penthouse to the outhouse in record time as they concluded the regular season mired in a six-game losing streak.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, NHL Central Division, Chicago Blackhawks, Paul Stastny, NHL Players

Sat Apr 19, 2014


NHL results and news, April 19

Blues defenseman Barret Jackman is congratulated after scoring the overtime winner against the Blackhawks in St. Louis.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Barret Jackman, NHL Players, David Backes, Vladimir Tarasenko, Chicago Blackhawks

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Montgomery, Hayton lift Muskies into Western Conference Finals; knock off Omaha 4-2

Tied at two with less than three minutes to play in the final period Jake Montgomery scored back-to-back goals lifting the Musketeers to a 4-2 win over Omaha in the first round of the Clark Cup Playoffs.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, NHL Northwest Division, Gabriel Landeskog, Semyon Varlamov, NHL Players, Matt Calvert


NHL Playoff Schedule 2014: Vital Viewing Info for Weekend's Postseason Action

The 2014 NHL playoffs may be in the their infancy, but there has already been a ton of exciting action, and that will almost certainly continue as the first round progresses.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Central Division, Pavel Datsyuk, NHL Players, Patrick Roy

Thrasher Backer

POLL: Do You Want The Winnipeg Jets To Trade Evander Kane?

It was a disappointing year for the Winnipeg Jets, faltering early, and missing the playoffs for the third straight year up north.


Related Topix: Sports, Tyler Toffoli, NHL Players

KHQ-TV Spokane

Chiefs' Holmberg Named WHL Poy Finalist

The Western Hockey League today announced the WHL Eastern and Western Conference finalists for the 2013-14 WHL Player of the Year.


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