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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) Amanda Kessel had a goal and two assists to lead Minnesota to a 3-1 victory over Cornell on Friday night in the NCAA women's hockey semifinals.
Kessel is the sister of Toronto Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel, a former Minnesota player.
Megan Bozek and Emily West also scored for the Gophers (33-5-2), who will play WCHA rival Wisconsin for the championship Sunday. Minnesota's last national title came in 2005. Either Wisconsin or Minnesota Duluth has won it all each year since then.
Alyssa Gagliardi scored on a power play in the second period to bring the Big Red (30-5) within one, after Kessel and Bozek had power-play goals in the first. This was Cornell's third straight Women's Frozen Four appearance.
Noora Raty made 20 saves for the Gophers, 2-1-1 against Wisconsin this season.
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After coming so close to a shutout in his last game, James Reimer was almost perfect once again on Saturday, holding the Ottawa Senators without a goal for almost 59 minutes until getting beat late in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-1 victory in another installment of the Battle of Ontario.
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Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist and James Reimer made 29 saves to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Saturday night.
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Proving it is always better to give than receive, James Reimer on his 24th birthday gave the Toronto Maple Leafs a timely present, stopping 34 shots to snap their five-game losing skid in a 3-1 road victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
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James Reimer made 34 saves, taking a shutout into the final minute, and the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a five-game skid with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
Reimer stopped a number of good scoring chances, including shots by Brett Connolly, Martin St. Louis and Nate Thompson during the first. The goalie also turned aside two in-close shots by league goals...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- James Reimer made 34 saves, taking a shutout into the final minute, and the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a five-game skid with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
Reimer stopped a number of good scoring chances, including shots by Brett Connolly, Martin St. Louis and Nate Thompson during the first. The goalie also turned aside two in-close...
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