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Canes beat Jets to climb within four points of division lead

Justin Peters made 34 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes kept their playoff hopes alive with a 3-1 win over the Southeast Division-leading Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon.<p>Alexander Semin and Eric Staal each had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes (16-15-2), who snapped a seven-game winless …

So much for the Battle of Ontario as Leafs dominate

Finally, we can all stop pretending.<p>For nine seasons now – minus lockouts – Ottawa and Toronto have had to make like North and South Korea: sabre rattling endlessly, growling at each other and inventing slights at every turn. The booing of the captains shelf life was up years ago, as the so-called …

Are bigger nets the answer to combat giant NHL goalies?

They are hockey's most visible minority.<p>Their names are Anton Khudobin, Jhonas Enroth, Jose Theodore, Niklas Backstrom and Jaroslav Halak.<p>Thirty teams, 60 NHL goaltenders listed on opening-day rosters, only <i>five</i> of them under six feet tall.<p>Whatever could the Boston Bruins (Khudobin), Buffalo Sabres …