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Kucherov, Lightning beat Devils 3-1, end first-round series

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning understand what it takes to be successful in the Stanley Cup playoffs.<p>“You need your best players to be the …

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2018 NHL playoffs: Lightning vs. Devils

TAMPA – Devils top defenseman Sami Vatanen will not play today because of an upper body injury suffered during the first period of Game 4, coach John …

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Grabner and Devils eliminated by Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay defeated the Devils on Saturday to eliminate them in the first round of the playoffs.<p>In his time with New Jersey, Michael Grabner played 21 …

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Lighting-Devils: How the NHL’s top offense went on the defensive

TAMPA — It was a couple of days after the Lightning beat the Bruins at home late in the regular season when associate coach Rick Bowness talked about …

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NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls.<p>An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its …

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Ex-Ranger J.T Miller thriving with Lightning

On February 26, the day of the NHL trade deadline, J.T. Miller boarded a flight with his Rangers teammates, heading to Vancouver for the Rangers’ …

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Quick Strikes: Gabriel Dumont’s hat trick powers Syracuse Crunch’s first victory of playoffs

The Bolts<p>The New Jersey Devils are going to be fighting hard this afternoon to stave off elimination. Last night, two other teams did just that -- …

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What the Puck: Habs' rebuild needs to start at the top, not the bottom

What I would’ve given to be a fly on the wall in the Canadiens’ executive suites on Thursday when the team brass learned that Nashville Predators …

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Lightning feels Ryan McDonagh’s impact

BRANDON — Ryan McDonagh blocks shots. He competes for pucks in the corners and wins those battles. He moves the puck up ice well. He can join the …

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Karlsson & Tavares for Fast-Tracking Rangers?

In speaking to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, New York Rangers top exectuive Jim Dolan dropped a number of proverbial bombs, effectively …

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Toronto Maple Leafs Have Been Their Own Worst Enemy

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 19: Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock talks to his team. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Boston Bruins in Game 4 at …

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Edmonton Oilers Options at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft

The NHL Draft Lottery takes place a little over a week from now and the Edmonton Oilers have the ninth-best odds (five percent) of winning the thing. …

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Five Players Fighting for a Rangers Future

The changing of the guard at Madison Square Garden will really start to ramp up in June, when the New York Rangers enter an NHL Entry Draft in which …

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New York Rangers report cards 17-18: Kevin Hayes

QUEENS, NY - JANUARY 01: Kevin Hayes<p>New York Rangers’ center Kevin Hayes had the breakout season that the team had been waiting for over his four …

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Dolan: Lundqvist declined Rangers' offer to trade him at deadline

The New York Rangers shipped out veterans Ryan McDonagh and Rick Nash during a fire sale prior to the 2018 trade deadline, but that list could've …

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Ryan McDonagh likes how Lightning played together in Game 4

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh says all five men on the ice were playing together and it resulted in a more consistent effort in the …

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New York Rangers: Ranking the team’s moves at the deadline

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 30: Ryan Spooner<p>The New York Rangers made four trades prior to the deadline this season. All of the trades were for the better, …

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Statistically Speaking: Jones, Sharks sweep Ducks

<i>Jones shuts down the Ducks as the Sharks sweep; Forsberg, Kucherov, Miller, Crosby, Kessel, Malkin and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically</b> …

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Sam Hitchcock - Lightning's Game 4 Win Raises More Questions Than Answers

Two opposing narratives emerge from last night’s game, and only with the benefit of hindsight will we know which is correct. The history of Game 4 …

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Rangers owner reveals what he wants in the next coach

The Rangers are clear about the qualities they are seeking in a head coach to lead them through their rebuild.<p>“We’re looking for someone who can …

Alain Vigneault

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils reset: NHL playoffs schedule, scores, results, TV channels, stream

Can the Devils keep hope alive as the series heads back to Tampa Bay?<p><b>So what side should you back? And where does the value lie? Visit SportsLine to</b> …

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Expect status updates on Lightning’s Ryan Callahan, Tyler Johnson tonight

NEWARK, N.J. — No morning skate today for the Lightning, so an update on Ryan Callahan and Tyler Johnson will not come until around 6 p.m. when Jon …

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Brian Boyle sharing playoff experience with Devils teammates

Brian Boyle has played the second-most playoff games of anybody in the NHL since the start of the 2011-12 postseason. The top-five during that span …

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New York Rangers Stock Market: end of the season repor

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 20: Mika Zibanejad<p>The New York Rangers have missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years. Their end of season losing …

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Devils Rally to Climb Back Into Series Against Lightning

NEWARK — Taylor Hall had a goal and two assists as the Devils rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals in Newark.<p>Hall’s big night ensured the Devils will get a chance to even the series in Game 4 at home on Wednesday.<p>Hall …

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What went wrong with the New York Rangers: Top pair Nick Holden

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 17: New York Rangers Defenceman Nick Holden (55) skates the puck around the net during first period National Hockey League …

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New York Rangers: Five disappointing games this season

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 30: Ryan Sproul<p>This season was not kind for the New York Rangers.<p>The New York Rangers had quite an eventful season, seeing their …

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Ryan McDonagh totally gets the Alain Vigneault firing

Much like his former Rangers teammates, Ryan McDonagh took the firing of coach Alain Vigneault in stride.<p>The former captain, who was traded to the …

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Take a Page From Tampa’s Book

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been really bad in their first two playoff games.<p>So bad, in fact, that the only players who can feel mildly pleased with …

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Cory Schneider Comes Through When the Devils Need Him Most

NEWARK — Immediately after Devils goaltender Cory Schneider won his first game in more than three months — the team’s first Stanley Cup playoff win in almost six years — he calmly tilted back his mask and took a big swig from a water bottle, as if this was no big deal.<p>This was a big deal, but …

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