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Blue Jackets Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks Passes Away at 24
4:27pm - Mon 05 Jul

Blue Jackets Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks Passes Away at 24

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks has passed away at the age of 24, the team has confirmed. In a team statement, the Blue Jackets said he died as a result of a tragic fall resulting in a head injury on July 4. “We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Matiss Kivlenieks, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his mother, Astrida, his family and friends during this devastating time,” Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations John Davidson said. “Kivi was an outstanding young man who greeted every day and everyone with a smile and the impact he had during his four years with our organization will not be forgotten.”
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Habs win their 5th in a row and take a 2-0 series lead on the Jets
7:08am - Sat 05 Jun

Habs win their 5th in a row and take a 2-0 series lead on the Jets

The Montreal Canadiens have found their winning recipe and have improved on it since Game 5 of their comeback series win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1, and it can carry them further than they’ve been in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2014.
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Canes' Aho is stepping it up on the Big Stage, which is no surprise to Brind'Amour
6:05am - Fri 04 Jun

Canes' Aho is stepping it up on the Big Stage, which is no surprise to Brind'Amour

On a night when Nikita Kucherov assisted on both Lightning power-play goals to climb back into a game the hosts trailed 2-0, Sebastian Aho refused to be outdone, scoring once and setting up two others in a crucial 3-2 Hurricanes win.
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The NHL's DOPS spins it's "Wheel-O-Justice" yet again
6:01am - Fri 04 Jun

The NHL's DOPS spins it's "Wheel-O-Justice" yet again

The Winnipeg Jets are going to be without Mark Scheifele for the next four games after the NHL Department of Player Safety announced its ruling on Thursday. That’s a massive blow to a team that already lost Dylan DeMelo and Paul Stastny.
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Avs' take a big 2-0 series lead after Rantanen's O.T. winner
7:09am - Thu 03 Jun

Avs' take a big 2-0 series lead after Rantanen's O.T. winner

The Golden Knights thoroughly outplayed the Avalanche on Wednesday, but lost 3-2 in OT on a power-play goal after a contentious slashing penalty to Reilly Smith.
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Habs take Game 1 but Evans stretchered off after a big hit late in the 3rd
7:06am - Thu 03 Jun

Habs take Game 1 but Evans stretchered off after a big hit late in the 3rd

Nobody expected the Winnipeg Jets to cruise through the Stanley Cup Playoffs and now the challenge for them is to try and rebound from their first loss of the post-season as Mark Scheifele's hit on Jake Evans could have serious ramifications.
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"Paging Mr. Reaves....table for 2 at the Press Box buffett"
5:19am - Tue 01 Jun

"Paging Mr. Reaves....table for 2 at the Press Box buffett"

Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves has been suspended two games for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct, stemming from an incident involving Colorado Avalanche defenceman Ryan Graves during Sunday's game, the league announced Monday.
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From the Penthouse to the Outhouse in 4 games flat
5:08am - Tue 01 Jun

From the Penthouse to the Outhouse in 4 games flat

Another post-season, another groundhog day for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Game 7 loss on Monday hit Leafs Nation particularly hard, with many taking to social media to air their grievances.
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Better late than never. Habs' take their game up a notch when it mattered most.
7:49am - Sun 30 May

Better late than never. Habs' take their game up a notch when it mattered most.

In reality, Canadiens fans had waited since 2017 for this moment: To see their team play a Stanley Cup Playoff game at the Bell Centre.
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In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina....
6:53am - Fri 28 May

In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina....

This one came down to the details. And overtime, of course. With the Hurricanes moving on and the Predators headed home, Emily Sadler breaks down all of Thursday's Stanley Cup Playoffs action.
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Tampa puts it all together in Game 6 to put down the Panthers and advance to Round 2
6:05am - Thu 27 May

Tampa puts it all together in Game 6 to put down the Panthers and advance to Round 2

The Tampa Bay Lightning have retained their crown as Florida's best, eliminating the Panthers in Game 6 to seal a 4-2 series win.
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Not to Knight. Minnesota takes Game 6 and has every intention of stickin' around.
6:04am - Thu 27 May

Not to Knight. Minnesota takes Game 6 and has every intention of stickin' around.

The Minnesota Wild put up a 3-0 win to keep their season alive, staving off elimination and forcing a decisive Game 7 against the Vegas Golden Knights.
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Brind'amour and his 'Canes take Game 5 with an OT tally by Jordan Staal
4:38am - Wed 26 May

Brind'amour and his 'Canes take Game 5 with an OT tally by Jordan Staal

Jordan Staal scored off a rebound at 1:44 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night for a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.
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From the agony of defeat, to the elation of your first baby's birth. All in one day
4:35am - Wed 26 May

From the agony of defeat, to the elation of your first baby's birth. All in one day

Darnell Nurse won't get much of a break after his marathon performance Monday as the Edmonton Oilers defenceman became a father for the first time only hours after stepping off the ice.
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The Leafs have the Canadiens on the brink after a 4-0 win in Game 4
4:33am - Wed 26 May

The Leafs have the Canadiens on the brink after a 4-0 win in Game 4

Jack Campbell made 32 saves to record his first post-season shutout, Alex Galchenyuk set up two goals and scored into the empty net against his former team, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 on Tuesday to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round series.
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One for the Ages sees Winnipeg oust the Oilers in 3 OT thriler
6:18am - Tue 25 May

One for the Ages sees Winnipeg oust the Oilers in 3 OT thriler

The Winnipeg Jets won 4-3 in triple overtime on Monday night to complete the first-round sweep and eliminate the Edmonton Oilers from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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Wild keep their post-season alive with a big 4-2 win in Vegas
6:17am - Tue 25 May

Wild keep their post-season alive with a big 4-2 win in Vegas

Cam Talbot made 37 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 despite having only 14 shots on goal to stave off elimination in their opening-round playoff series on Monday night.
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Leafs stave off a third period Habs onslaught to take a 2-1 series lead
6:15am - Tue 25 May

Leafs stave off a third period Habs onslaught to take a 2-1 series lead

Morgan Rielly scored the winner and Jack Campbell made 27 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
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Panthers' rookie Knight wins his first playoff game to extend the series
6:12am - Tue 25 May

Panthers' rookie Knight wins his first playoff game to extend the series

The 20-year-old rookie Spencer Knight stopped 36 shots, Mackenzie Weegar had a goal and an assist, and the Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Monday night in Game 5 of their Central Division playoff series.
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Striking Oil. Winnipeg digs deep and is just one game away from cashing in.
8:39am - Mon 24 May

Striking Oil. Winnipeg digs deep and is just one game away from cashing in.

It would have been easy for the Jets to say it simply wasn’t going to be their night, that McDavid and Draisaitl were due, and they would try again another day. But they didn't. And the comeback they pulled off instead won't soon be forgotten.
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Berube ands the Blues are not impressed with the zebras so far
6:21am - Sun 23 May

Berube ands the Blues are not impressed with the zebras so far

Blues head coach Craig Berube was critical of the officiating in his club's series against the Avalanche after Game 3, a win that took Colorado's series lead to 3-0.
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Relying on the rookie pays dividends for the Isles
6:17am - Sun 23 May

Relying on the rookie pays dividends for the Isles

Ilya Sorokin stopped 29 shots, Oliver Wahlstrom and Ryan Pulock each had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in Game 4 Saturday to even the first-round series.
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There must be some misunderstanding......
6:14am - Sun 23 May

There must be some misunderstanding......

Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar said he was caught off guard with the number of games Nazem Kadri received as he doesn't believe the forward is a repeat offender since his last suspension came back in 2019.
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Lightning grab a 6-pack and shoot down the Panthers
6:13am - Sun 23 May

Lightning grab a 6-pack and shoot down the Panthers

Alex Killorn scored a pair of second-period goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning rebounded from its first postseason loss to rout the Florida Panthers 6-2 and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the first-round Central Division playoff matchup on Saturday.
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Win one for the Gipp.....'er Tavares
6:09am - Sun 23 May

Win one for the Gipp.....'er Tavares

The Maple Leafs' intentions are perfectly clear: They will rally around John Tavares, their fallen captain, and not fade quietly this spring.
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Leafs' Tavares discharged from hospital, out 'indefinitely' after frightening collision | CBC Sports
4:28pm - Fri 21 May

Leafs' Tavares discharged from hospital, out 'indefinitely' after frightening collision | CBC Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs say captain John Tavares has been discharged from hospital and will be out of the playoffs "indefinitely" following a frightening collision in Thursday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens. 
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Carter cashes in twice and helps the Pens grab a 2-1 series lead over the Isles
7:55am - Fri 21 May

Carter cashes in twice and helps the Pens grab a 2-1 series lead over the Isles

Brandon Tanev scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:36 left and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in Game 3 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
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Panthers avoid a 3-0 series deficit with a gritty comeback win over Tampa
7:52am - Fri 21 May

Panthers avoid a 3-0 series deficit with a gritty comeback win over Tampa

Ryan Lomberg scored on a breakaway 5:56 into overtime to cap a furious comeback and give the Florida Panthers a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night in Game 3 of the first-round Central Division playoff matchup.
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Knights come from behind and are rewarded with a 5-2 win over the Wild
7:48am - Fri 21 May

Knights come from behind and are rewarded with a 5-2 win over the Wild

Reilly Smith capped a three-goal second-period surge by the Vegas Golden Knights with the go-ahead score in a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild to grab the lead Thursday night in this first-round playoff series.
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Best news possible so far in Tavares injury
7:45am - Fri 21 May

Best news possible so far in Tavares injury

Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares was stretchered off the ice during Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens after an incidental collision with Corey Perry.
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Canucks are taking the long way home.
7:42am - Fri 21 May

Canucks are taking the long way home.

At the end of a chaotic season that was unimaginable when it began, the Vancouver Canucks did something sensible Thursday as they moved towards a new contract for head coach Travis Green.
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Matthews and McDavid pick up the last of the NHL's silverware
7:09am - Thu 20 May

Matthews and McDavid pick up the last of the NHL's silverware

With the regular season officially over, Connor McDavid has won the Art Ross Trophy and Auston Matthews has won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy.
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The Jets outgun the Oilers to earn a huge Game 1 victory
7:02am - Thu 20 May

The Jets outgun the Oilers to earn a huge Game 1 victory

Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Winnipeg Jets seven times on nine tries this season. But in Game 1 of their playoff series, it was unsung heroes who led the Jets past the Oilers while McDavid was kept off the scoresheet.
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Multiple false positives almost rule out several players, but at least these ones were caught.
6:58am - Thu 20 May

Multiple false positives almost rule out several players, but at least these ones were caught.

Multiple players on the St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights have been cleared to play in their teams' next games after their latest COVID-19 tests returned negative results.
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Bruins take a 2-1 series lead over the Caps with a double OT thriller
6:51am - Thu 20 May

Bruins take a 2-1 series lead over the Caps with a double OT thriller

Craig Smith scored 5:48 into the second overtime Wednesday night to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals and a 2-1 lead in their East Division first-round playoff series.
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Point and Kucherov get the job done for the Lightning in Game 1
5:44am - Mon 17 May

Point and Kucherov get the job done for the Lightning in Game 1

Brayden Point scored two late goals, including the game-winner with 1:14 left in the third period, to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night in Game 1 of their playoff series.
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The Wild only need 1 to get past the Knights in the series opener
5:42am - Mon 17 May

The Wild only need 1 to get past the Knights in the series opener

Joel Eriksson Ek's goal at 3:20 of overtime lifted the Minnesota Wild past the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0 in Game 1 of their first-round series on Sunday.
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Dowd scores in the Nic of time to help the Caps take Game 1 over Boston
6:43am - Sun 16 May

Dowd scores in the Nic of time to help the Caps take Game 1 over Boston

Nic Dowd deflected in T.J. Oshie's shot from the blue line 4:41 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.