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7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs was a doozy, including five series going to Game 7 — and two of those Game 7’s going to overtime. Now we’re onto the second round, which features four superb matchups: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes vs. New
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7:00 AM ET The Colorado Avalanche enter the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs as a heavy favorite to win the Western Conference and eventually hoist the chalice for the first time since 2001. Some call them dominant, a juggernaut or, in popular hockey parlance, a “wagon.” Whatever the label, the Avalanche have
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5:20 PM ET ESPN News Services TAMPERE, Finland — Sakari Manninen scored and added two assists as host Finland defeated the United States 4-1 to keep a perfect record at the ice hockey world championship on Monday. After Nashville Predators forward Mikael Granlund gave Finland a 1-0 lead on a power play in the opening
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5:14 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have signed Iaroslav Askarov to a three-year, entry-level contract, two years after making him the sixth Russian-born goalie taken in the NHL draft’s first round at No. 11 overall. The 19-year-old spent most of the 2021-22 season with the VHL’s Neva Saint Petersburg in
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12:16 PM ET Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby and goalie Tristan Jarry are “game-time decisions” ahead of Sunday’s Game 7 against the Rangers in New York, according to coach Mike Sullivan. Crosby, who had nine points in the first five games of the series, left Game 5 after suffering an upper-body injury from a
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9:18 PM ET With Boston’s season coming to an end Saturday, the question now is whether it was also the end for Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron. The 37-year-old center will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and declined to engage in contract extension talks during the season. After the Bruins’ 3-2 loss to the
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8:00 AM ET According to ESPN Stats & Information, Saturday will be the first time since Apr. 30, 2014, that there will be three Game 7s played on the same day, and it will also be the first time in NHL history that two Game 7s will be hosted by Canadian teams on the same
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11:46 PM ET The Pittsburgh Penguins squandered a two-goal lead on home ice and, more importantly, a chance to eliminate the New York Rangers in a Game 6 loss on Friday night. “Nobody said that it was going to be easy, you know?” said defenseman Kris Letang, after his team’s 5-3 loss that extended their
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5:09 PM ET Associated Press HELSINKI, Finland — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and led defending champion Canada to a 5-3 victory over Germany in their opening game at the world ice hockey championship on Friday. Cole Sillinger and Dubois scored from the slot in the first period of the Group A game in Helsinki. Germany
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11:00 AM ET While the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs has included a few too many blowouts for our liking, it has also provided at least three Game 7s, the ultimate “tension convention.” According to ESPN Stats & Information, Saturday will be the first time since Apr. 30, 2014, that there will
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10:22 AM ET Auston Matthews, Igor Shesterkin and Connor McDavid were announced Thursday as finalists for the NHL’s 2021-22 Hart Trophy, awarded annually to “the player adjudged to be most valuable to his team.” Members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association vote for the Hart. All NHL award winners will be announced during the conference
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9:42 AM ET Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is dealing with an upper-body injury and remains set for evaluation ahead of Friday’s Game 6 against the New York Rangers, coach Mike Sullivan told reporters Thursday. Crosby was injured in the second period of Wednesday’s 5-3 loss after taking a high hit from Rangers defenseman Jacob
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