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Red-hot Toronto Marlies are the team to beat for AHL's Calder Cup

The Toronto Marlies haven’t lost a game since April 27. After a fantastic 11-2 run through the first three rounds of the American Hockey League playoffs, including back-to-back four-game sweeps that have run their winning streak to nine games, only one team stands in the way of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top farm team bringing a Calder Cup to the city ...

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Maple Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowen to be honoured by Hockey Hall of Fame

Toronto Maple Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowen and longtime hockey writer Larry Brooks will be honoured by the Hockey Hall of Fame later this year. Bowen will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster while Brooks will receive the Elmer Ferguson Award for excellence in hockey journalism. Mark Spector, President of th… CBC | NHL ...

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Caps' Kuznetsov practises but status unclear for Game 3

Alex Ovechkin predicted Evgeny Kuznetsov would be fine after taking a big hit in the Capitals’ 3-2 road victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final. While his linemate hasn’t yet been cleared to play, Washington’s captain was onto something. Kuznetsov took part in an optional practice Friday morning, two days after getting rocked by Vegas defenceman Brayden McNabb. The Russian centre, who leads the ...

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Capitals manage win after losing top scorer Kuznetsov early to injury

The Washington Capitals picked up a big win in Las Vegas on Wednesday, but it came at a cost. Playoff points leader Evgeny Kuznetsov was forced from his team’s 3-2 victory near the end of the first period after absorbing a hit from the Golden Knights’ Brayden McNabb. So now the refs and NBC will just ignore the contact to the head of Kuznetsov? ...

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Eller, Holtby shine as Capitals even Stanley Cup Final with Knights

Alex Tuch collected the skittering puck with absolutely nothing between him and the tying goal with two minutes left in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Braden Holtby reacted with pure instinct. Washington’s goalie stretched back and lunged to his right with his stick, thrusting the paddle into the exact 10-centimetre slot of air through which Tuch’s shot was headed for the net. “Luckily ...

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Lars Eller showed why Capitals call him their 'secret weapon'

Lars Eller says the more he plays, the better he plays. The versatile Capitals centre showed that in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, and could get even more opportunities in big moments with the status of one Washington’s Conn Smythe Trophy favourites very much up in the air. Eller had a goal in two assists Wednesday as the Capitals beat ...

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