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Jets drop 2nd in a row as Fleury's heroics give Knights 2-1 series lead

James Neal’s goal and assist paced the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-2 playoff win over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday. The expansion Golden Knights lead the best-of-seven NHL Western Conference final two games to one with Game 4 back at T-Mobile Arena on Friday. The series returns to Winnipeg for Sunday’s Game 5. The winner of the series advances to the Stanley Cup ...

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'Flower' keeps Vegas fresh despite late Game 3 flurry from Jets

The Winnipeg Jets huffed and puffed but couldn’t blow the equalizer past Vegas Golden Knights fantastic netminder Marc-André​ Fleury. The 33-year-old Fleury made 33 saves, including 30 in the final two periods, to hand his teammates a 4-2 victory and 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference Final at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday. With the Golden Knights standing around in a frantic third period, trying to ...

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Ageless Jaromir Jagr might have found team to play for — the one he owns

​Jaromir Jagr is ready to again lace up the skates. The 46-year-old indicated Tuesday that he wants to play for the Kladno Knights next season, a team that he co-owns and serves as president.  Jagr told the website of the Czech Republic team that he intends to “return to the role of the player,” after being assigned to Kladno in ...

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Canada to face Russia in quarter-finals at hockey worlds

Just hours removed from a tightly contested overtime win over Latvia, Canada took no chances in its final preliminary round game at the world hockey championship. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and an assist as Canada finished off its round-robin schedule with a workmanlike 3-0 win over Germany on Tuesday. Less than 18 hours after Connor McDavid’s overtime winner clinched ...

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'We like our road game': Jets confident as series shifts to Vegas

The Jets won’t be flying to Nevada carrying a heavy load of anger or desperation. After Monday’s 3-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights tied the Western Conference final best-of-seven series at one game apiece, the Winnipeg players were taking their lumps and confidently looking ahead to Wednesday’s Game 3. “We’ll be ready to bounce back,” veteran Jets centre Paul Stastny said ...

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Not so fast, Ovi: Stamkos, Hedman lead Lightning back into East final

Victor Hedman figured all the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to get back on track was a shift in momentum. The big defenceman took it upon himself to provide it. Hedman scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two assists, and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 36 of 38 shots to help the Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 in Game ...

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