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Dallas Stars’ Rick Bowness stepping down after three seasons as head coach

Rick Bowness is stepping aside as Dallas Stars head coach after three seasons, the team announced on Friday. Bowness, 67, had his two-year contract expired after the Stars were eliminated by the Calgary Flames in seven games in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. Assistant coaches Derek Laxdal, John Stevens and Todd Nelson …

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NHL playsoffs results daily: Flames outslug Oilers; Canes outlast Rangers

Game 1: Hurricanes 2, Rangers 1 (OT) | Carolina leads 1-0 Who was the guy? Antti Raanta was the difference-maker for Carolina on Wednesday. He showed up for all 60 minutes when the teammates didn’t. The Rangers were the better team through two periods and challenged him with some high-quality looks. But he turned aside …

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2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs ratings off to historic start with ESPN, Turner

The first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs proved historic for ESPN and Turner Sports, with ratings for TNT and TBS the highest since the advent of cable television. Games covered on ESPN, ESPN2, TNT and TBS averaged 768,000 viewers, an increase of 58 percent from last season on NBCSN, CNBC and USA Network. …

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Minnesota Wild want both goals, Marc-Andre Fleury and Cam Talbot, back next season

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild stocked their net with a three-time Stanley Cup winner at the trade deadline, fetching Marc-Andre Fleury to form an accomplished goalie tandem with All-Star Cam Talbot down the stretch of the best regular season in franchise history. The Wild would prefer to keep the pair in place, general …

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NHL playoff predictions 2022: Second-round winners, Stanley Cup champion, MVP and more

The second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs is here, with the Tampa Bay Lightning–Florida Panthers and St. Louis Blues–Colorado Avalanche series opening Tuesday, and the New York Rangers–Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers–Calgary Flames series opening Wednesday. What do we expect to happen when the games begin? What have we learned so far? Who …

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Panthers-Lightning, Oilers-Flames rivalries renew in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Ready for Round 2? A first round full of goals, comebacks and Game 7s — highlighted by superstars like Cale Makar, Connor McDavid, Artemi Panarin and Johnny Gaudreau — has set up dream series in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. We’ve got a rematch of the Battle of Florida between the two-time …

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Stanley Cup Playoff second-round storylines highlighted by rivalry series

The Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning are still alive in the Eastern Conference. The Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers fill out the Western Conference bracket. We have rivalries in the United States and Canada taking a center stage, a team going for a three-peat, …

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Finland tops Team USA at ice hockey world championship as Canada wins third straight game

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 period, Austin Watson was given a …

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