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After three seasons of no playoffs and no finishes higher than 12th in the Eastern Conference, Kirk Muller's days as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes may be approaching their end.
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The Grand Rapids Griffins and Abbotsford Heat will meet for the first time in the playoffs when they open their American Hockey League Western Conference quarterfinal series in British Columbia on Friday.
Cooke was only assessed a minor for kneeing Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie just over two minutes into the second period of Monday's 1-0 Minnesota victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals, but Barrie was later diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral ligament and is scheduled to miss 4-to-6 weeks.
Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has been hit with a 7-game suspension for his knee shot on Colorado blueliner Tyson Barrie.
Anthony LeBlanc called owning an NHL franchise every Canadian kid's dream when his group completed the purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes last summer.
The Sharks have an opportunity to sweep a first-round opponent for the second consecutive year and advancing to the Western Conference semifinals is only part of the incentive to beat the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Tonight on NBCSN, it's the Philadelphia Flyers hosting the New York Rangers starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Montreal is the only team to clinch a series and now await the winner of the Bruins-Red Wings clash.
As the Rochester Americans prepare to face the Chicago Wolves in the upcoming round one of the Calder Cup playoffs, it's time to take a look at their regular season, some of the numbers, and how things ended up as the team finished off its regular season play on Saturday in Toronto.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.