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New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle, Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo and Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal have been named finalists for the Bill Masterton Trophy, the NHL announced Saturday. The award is given to a player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” Boyle was diagnosed with chronic myeloid
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5:45 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention — either mathematically or by losing in the postseason — we’ll take a look at why its quest for the Stanley Cup fell short in 2017-18, along with three keys to its offseason and a way-too-early prediction on what 2018-19 will
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On paper, the San Jose Sharks did not appear to be clear-cut favorites over the Anaheim Ducks in the opening round of the playoffs. Stanley Cup Playoffs Central »Schedule » | Experts’ picks » Jump to a series:• TB-NJ | • BOS-TOR• WSH-CBJ | • PIT-PHI• NSH-COL | • WPG-MIN• VGS-LA | • ANA-SJ San
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Young Washington Capitals fan Keelan Moxley was standing near the ice before her team’s playoff game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, watching warmups, when Capitals winger Brett Connolly noticed her and tried to toss her a puck. A man behind her caught the puck and gave it to the boy next to Keelan
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Heartbreak. It’s defined as crushing grief, anguish or distress. Fans of Washington’s four major sports teams know it better than anyone. Consider: The knee of the Washington Redskins‘ prized rookie quarterback is shredded in a playoff game; he’s never the same. A team once known as the Bullets – the Washington Wizards — becomes known
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Apr 13, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN WINNIPEG, Manitoba — In late March, when Patrik Laine limped off the ice against the Los Angeles Kings after blocking a shot, the status of the Winnipeg Jets winger’s left leg quickly became a minor international incident. In Laine’s native Finland, newspapers published dueling doctors’ prognoses. Fans tweeted at the
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LAS VEGAS — Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty called his one-game suspension after an illegal check to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward William Carrier “B.S.” and “awful” before missing Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoff series on Friday. “I don’t think it’s suspension-worthy,” Doughty said after participating in the team’s morning
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Apr 13, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN Watching the parade of postseason news conferences from eliminated teams has been like watching the NHL as scripted by “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci, minus the colorful prose. It’s a collection of empty suits spackling over their own backsides and deflecting blame as if they have a force field up. Patrik
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