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LAS VEGAS — The NHL Awards will remain in Las Vegas the next three years, commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday night before the Vegas Golden Knights opened the playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings. The NHL Awards will be held Wednesday, June 20, at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which was
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN For 16 years, Mitch Korn was the goaltending coach for the Nashville Predators, earning the nickname “The Goalie Whisperer” for his success with several netminders. He followed coach Barry Trotz to Washington, but not before coaching current Predators goalie Pekka Rinne for eight seasons. He oversaw two seasons in which
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As demonstrated by the Stanley Cup champion Penguins last season, experience can be a deciding factor in an otherwise evenly matched playoff series. That’s good news for teams like the Predators and Lightning, who have big advantages in playoff experience over their first-round opponents, the Avalanche and Devils, respectively. Using the previous career totals of
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN After 82 regular-season games that are basically rendered meaningless by an inequitable postseason format, the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is set. There are familiar rivals. There are intriguing matchups. There are … well, a lot of games. ESPN’s Barry Melrose joins Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan on
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2:44 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN If you read this space regularly, you know I can sometimes delicately veer into negativity and pessimism if I’m discussing, say, video reviews for goalie interference. (But seriously: The Nashville Predators were straight-up hosed this week and the NHL is never going to get this right, ever.) But one cannot
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A circuit judge in Jacksonville, Florida, issued a temporary injunction Thursday that won’t allow sports apparel company ’47 Brand to use information that is alleged to have been stolen from rival company Fanatics. By virtue of Fanatics’ acquisition of VF Licensed Sports Group in April 2017, Brad Leinbach became a Fanatics employee responsible for managing
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The connections between the four teams set to play in the men’s Frozen Four semifinals are undeniable, starting with Thursday night’s first game between Ohio State and Minnesota-Duluth. The Bulldogs, last year’s national runner up, needed significant help to get into the NCAA tournament. The last domino to fall was actually a Notre Dame overtime
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Boston Bruins‘ defenseman Charlie McAvoy will return for Tuesday night’s road showdown with the the Tampa Bay Lightning, head coach Bruce Cassidy said. McAvoy has been sidelined 15 games with a sprained left knee ligament. Charlie McAvoy is plus 26 this season, tied for second best on the Bruins. Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images “Excitement for
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Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper says captain Steven Stamkos is questionable for Tuesday’s key game against the Boston Bruins due to a lower-body injury. But Cooper also cautioned that the injury, suffered in a 4-1 loss to the Predators on Sunday, isn’t considered serious. “People shouldn’t be concerned,” Cooper told reporters Monday. Stamkos has
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