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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Western Conference preview

Even though the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins reside in the East, the West is the more tasty conference when it comes to contenders this spring. First and foremost there is the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Nashville Predators, who … CBC | NHL News

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern Conference preview

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins begin their quest for a third Stanley Cup title in a row on Wednesday, an achievement that hasn’t been accomplished since the New York Islanders won four consecutive between 1979-80 and 1982-83. has the Pe… CBC | NHL News

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NHL playoff format will knock out contenders early

Two of the top four teams in the NHL are guaranteed to be out the playoffs after the second round. Goodbye Nashville or Winnipeg. Goodbye Boston or Tampa Bay. Thanks for playing. That’s the reality under the divisional playoff format that could pit the top two teams in the Eastern and W… CBC | NHL News

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Bruins fall short against Panthers to set up 1st-round date with Leafs

The Bruins didn’t seem like the team with the most to gain until it was too late Sunday night. Roberto Luongo came off the bench to shut down Boston in the third period, and the Florida Panthers dashed the Bruins’ hopes of getting the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 4-2 win. … CBC | NHL News

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Former NHL players shaken by Humboldt Broncos crash during visit to Saskatoon

Mike Modano says the memories came flooding back Friday night. The early mornings and late nights, black ice and blizzards, and the camaraderie forged sharing a bus with teammates over hundreds of kilometres of Prairie highway. Modano is in the NHL Hall of Fame now, a legendary sniper with a gold-plated resume. But back in 1987, Modano played for the Prince ...

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