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Western Conference Final Review: Vegas Golden Knights March on to Stanley Cup Final

WINNIPEG, MB – MAY 20: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights talks with Connor Hellebuyck #37 of the Winnipeg Jets after the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Winnipeg Jets in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell MTS Place on May 20, 2018 in Winnipeg, Canada. (Photo by David Lipnowski/Getty Images) The Vegas Golden Knights are heading to the Stanley Cup Final after defeating the Winnipeg Jets in five games. They won four straight after dropping Game 1. Vegas will become the third team to head to the Stanley...

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Vegas Golden Knights One Win Away From Stanley Cup Finals

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Vegas Golden Knights win game four 3-2 over the Winnipeg Jets. They now lead the series three games to one. After an unparalleled expansion season, the Golden Knights now find themselves in position in which a single win finds them playing for the Stanley Cup. It is a story that if a Hollywood writer were to pitch it would see them laughed out of the room. Yet, here they are one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals. Once again the Golden Knights get off to a quick start as William Karlsson...

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New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist Returns To The Ice

New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist posted a picture of himself back on the ice on his Instagram page earlier today. This is the first time he has skated since receiving platelet-rich treatment on his knee. He was sidelined for three weeks. First session since my knee injection, felt… https://t.co/DjFJz4qsBf — Henrik Lundqvist (@HLundqvist30) May 18, 2018 Lundqvist said that the injury bothered him throughout the entire year. He also missed time earlier this year with a muscle strain in his hip. This season Lundqvist went 26-26-7 with a 2.98 GAA and .915 SV percentage. He also added two shutouts. This...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Pierre Engvall and Jesper Lindgren To ELCs

Jesper Lindgren puts on a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 27, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. The Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they have signed forward Pierre Engvall and defencemen Jesper Lindgren to entry-level contracts. Engvall is signed for two years and Lindgren is signed for three years. The @MapleLeafs have signed Pierre Engvall to a two-year entry level contract, Jesper Lindgren to a three-year entry level contract, Pär Lindholm to a one-year entry level contract and Igor Ozhiganov to a one-year entry level contract. #TMLtalk — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) May 17,...

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Vegas Golden Knights are Golden in Game 3 Win Over Winnipeg Jets

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 16: Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knights scores a first-period goal against Connor Hellebuyck #37 and Jacob Trouba #8 of the Winnipeg Jets during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena on May 16, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) The Vegas Golden Knights have defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final. The Golden Knights now take lead a two-games-to-one lead in the series. The Vegas Golden Knights got off to a fast game...

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The Montreal Canadiens Blue Line: The Missing Piece

MONTREAL, QC – OCTOBER 24: Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber (6) and Montreal Canadiens center Jonathan Drouin (92) celebrates during the third period of the NHL preseason game between the Florida Panthers and the Montreal Canadiens on October 24, 2017, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens had a difficult season in 2017-18, and go into the off-season looking to address weaknesses and improve for next year. The Habs obviously have a huge hole at the centre position that they need to fill. However, this is not the only...

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Nashville Predators Ryan Hartman Out 4-5 Months with Labrum Tear

NASHVILLE, TN – APRIL 14: Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman #38 gets a rebound and scores an empty net goal against the Colorado Avalanche in the third period during the second game of round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena April 14, 2018. Nashville won 5-4 to take a two-game lead in the series. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images) The Nashville Predators have announced that forward Ryan Hartman will miss four-to-five months with a labrum tear in his shoulder. Ryan Hartman out 4-5 months after suffering a labrum tear. #Blackhawks https://t.co/D4d6yD9nNq...

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Washington Capitals Win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals

TAMPA, FL – MAY 11: Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) takes a shot during the third period of the first game of the NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning on May 11, 2018, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. The Capitals defeated the Lightning 4-2. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Washington Capitals have defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Washington Capitals came out strong in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Capitals kicked off the...

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Updated: Multiple Boston Bruins Injuries

BOSTON, MA – MAY 2: Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 2, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Lightning defeat the Bruins 4-1. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) The Boston Bruins have announced that multiple players were playing through injuries. These players include Brad Marchand, Brandon Carlo, Zdeno Chara, Riley Nash, Jake Debrusk, Torey Krug, and Patrice Bergeron. All these players are expected to be ready by training...

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New Jersey Devils Taylor Hall, Cory Schneider, and Patrick Maroon Undergo Surgery

The New Jersey Devils have announced that forwards Taylor Hall and Patrick Maroon along with goaltender Cory Schneider all have surgery. Hall and Maroon are expected to be ready for camp in September. Schneider’s timeline is estimated at five months and is doubtful to be ready in time for camp. INJURY UPDATES: The #NJDevils have provided medical updates on forwards Taylor Hall and Patrick Maroon and goaltender Cory Schneider. https://t.co/FnHaKdWHnR — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) May 8, 2018 Hall had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his hand repaired on April 30th, but he suffered the injury in late December....

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Carolina Hurricanes to Name Rod Brind’Amour Head coach

According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Carolina Hurricanes will name Rod Brind’Amour as their new head coach. Financials and terms of the deal have not yet been announced. Announcement may not be until later in the week, but Rod Brind’Amour will be the head coach in CAR — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 8, 2018 Brind’Amour is replacing Bill Peters behind the bench as head coach. Peters recently took a job to become the head coach of the Calgary Flames. This will be Brind’Amours first head coaching job in the NHL. Brind’Amour has been part of the Hurricanes organization for the...

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Washington Capitals Nicklas Backstrom GTD for Game 6

skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Capital One Arena on April 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Penguins defeated the Capitals 3-2. The Washington Capitals have announced that centre Nicklas Backstrom is a game-time decision for Game 6 with an upper-body injury. He missed the morning skate today. Trotz said Nicklas Backstrom is a game-time decision, “and if it’s not favorable, there are a lot of guys who are willing to step up. So we’re in a good spot.” — Tracey Myers (@Tramyers_NHL)...

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San Jose Sharks Evander Kane had Separated Shoulder and MCL Injury

SAN JOSE, CA – MAY 02: Evander Kane #9 of the San Jose Sharks tries unsuccessfully to score on Nate Schmidt #88 and Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights during Game Four of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 2, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Kevin Kurz of the Athletic reports that San Jose Sharks Forward Evander Kane was playing with a separated shoulder and an MCL injury in their second-round loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. No timeline has been given for...

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Washington Capitals Sign Ilya Samsonov To ELC

The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Ilya Samsonov to a three-year entry-level contract with an annual cap hit of $925,000. He also has player bonuses as well that start at $500,000 in his first year and increases $50,000 in each of the next two years. The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Ilya Samsonov to a three-year entry-level contract beginning in the 2018-19 season. Samsonov’s contract will carry an average annual value of $925,000. #ALLCAPS https://t.co/iU5BwKBV1h — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 4, 2018 The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Ilya Samsonov to three-year entry-level contract. Samsonov has spent the last two years playing...

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Boston Bruins Ryan Donato Returns to Line-Up; Brad Machand and Jake Debrusk are GTD

BOSTON, MA – MARCH 19: Boston Bruins center Ryan Donato (17) skates by the bench after scoring his first NHL goal in his first game during a game between the Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 19, 2018, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Blue Jackets defeated the Bruins 5-4 (OT). (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Boston Bruins have announced that Ryan Donato will be inserted into the game four line up. Brad Marchand and Jake Debrusk are both game-time decisions but are expected to play. Marchand and Debrusk injuries...

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Buffalo Sabres President Russ Brandon Resigns

The Buffalo Sabres have announced that Russ Brandon has resigned as president of the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills and Pegula Sports and Entertainment. Kim Pegula will take over in Brandon’s role. In a statement to me, Russ Brandon confirms he has resigned. Please check this link for updates, including the full statement.https://t.co/UsT40pds3Q — Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) May 1, 2018 Russ Brandon Resigns The Buffalo Sabres and Russ Brandon have parted ways. This season, the Sabres had a record of 25-42-12 and finished last in the Atlantic Division and last in the NHL. In his three years as president of the Buffalo...

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Carolina Hurricanes Terminate Ron Francis Contact

The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that they terminated the contract of Ron Francis. The Carolina Hurricanes have terminated the contract of Ron Francis. https://t.co/0eGH0fuZfd — Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) April 30, 2018 Hurricanes Terminate Francis’ Contract The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that they have terminated the contract of Ron Francis. In early March the Hurricanes named Francis the President of Hockey Operations after relieving him of his general manager duties. This season, The Hurricanes finished sixth in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 36-35-11. In the three-plus seasons with Francis as general manager, the Canes went 130-130-53 and failed to...

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Washington Capitals Tom Wilson Will Not Have Hearing

The Department of Players Safety (DOPS) has announced that Washington Capitals Forward Tom Wilson will not have a hearing for his hit on Brian Dumoulin. He was not given a penalty for the hit during the game. Wilson was suspended twice during the 2017-2018 season. No hearing for Tom Wilson hit on Brian Dumoulin: report https://t.co/QrIZ9aws82 pic.twitter.com/ZOxGfGREwR — Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) April 30, 2018 Tom Wilson Will Not Have Hearing Tom Wilson will not have a hearing with the DOPS after his hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brian Dumoulin. The hit occurred 4:26 into the second...

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Don Waddell to Continue as General Manager of Carolina Hurricanes

Elliot Friedman of Sportsnet reported that the Carolina Hurricanes have no plans to hire a new general manager in the near future after negotiations fell through with Buffalo Sabres assistant general manager Steve Greely. Don Waddell will continue to serve as the interim general manager. Just a bit of news while we await OT: Don Waddell is going to continue as GM in CAR for now…couldn't make a deal with Steve Greeley (BUF), and there are no plans to hire anyone in the near term. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 30, 2018 Don Waddell to Continue as General Manager Don Waddell...

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Montreal Canadiens Agree to Terms With Alexandre Alain

The Montreal Canadiens have signed undrafted free agent centre Alexandre Alain to a three-year, entry-level contract. This contract will take him through the end of the 2020-21 season. Financial terms have not been released. The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract (2018-19 to 2020-21) with forward Alexandre Alain. #GoHabsGo — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 24, 2018 Montreal Canadiens Sign Alexandre Alain The Montreal Canadiens have signed Alexandre Alain to a three-year entry-level contract. Alain is currently in his fifth year in the QMJHL. This year he had 44 goals and 43 assists for 87 points in 65...

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