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Nathan MacKinnon making Avalanche contenders, Oilers scratch their heads

By now you’ve seen the highlights. The startling burst of acceleration, the mesmerizing stickhandling, the other- worldly vision. Seven points. Six assists. Two games. Nathan MacKinnon has taken the Stanley Cup Playoffs by storm. The 18-year old rookie has catapulted the Colorado Avalanche, the lovable worst-to-first story in the Western Conference, to an early 2-0 series lead...
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You can buy Tyler Seguin’s cup on eBay

There have been some pretty odd NHL memorabilia auctions on eBay over the years. You can add this auction for the cup from Tyler Seguin’s jock strap to the list. The item, which was apparently worn by Seguin during his time with the Boston Bruins, is currently listed on eBay with a sale price of $250. Worried about whether or not this is really Seguin’s cup? The item comes with...
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Milan Lucic slashes Danny Dekeyser in a sensitive area

Move over Joel Quenneville. There’s a new incident below the belt which has everyone talking. Watch as Milan Lucic spears Danny Dekeyser in a very sensitive area. If Quenneville’s earned a $25,000 fine, what does this mean for Lucic? Probably not much because this is the NHL and that’s how things work.
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Joel Quenneville fined $25,000 for grabbing himself

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has been $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues. Quenneville was animated on the bench several times during his team’s defeat, but the fine is likely due to the coach grabbing himself while shouting at the officials. Here’s what he did in GIF form, courtesy of Puck Daddy: Need some context? Here’s...
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Game-winning calls from a wild night in the NHL playoffs

Night two in the NHL playoffs proved to include a little bit of everything. In St. Louis, the Blues tied it late and then won it in the third OT. In Colorado, the Avs stormed back from a two-goal hole, pulled their goalie with three minutes left, tied the game with 13 seconds left, and won it in overtime. Here are the calls, as they were heard , on NBCSN and Altitude Sports network...
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Video: Corey Crawford robs Vladimir Tarasenko

Incredible save from Corey Crawford on Valdimir Tarasenko. It looked like an easy goal for the Blues, but Crawford (and his wrist) had other intentions.
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Video: Gary Bettman is too busy to watch STL-CHI

Gary Bettman is a busy man. So busy that he simply can’t take his eyes off his phone while attending Game 1 between the Blues and Blackhawks.
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GIF: Marc Bergevin’s reaction to the Habs OT goal is unbelievable

The Canadiens won in overtime in Game 1 against the Lightning. The Habs’ GM, Marc Bergevin was really, really happy about it. Poor Steve Yzerman was not:  
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Video: Hockey Night in Canada’s awesome playoff video montage

As usual, Hockey Night in Canada nails it with an awesome opening montage for the playoffs.  
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Mike Modano trolls Anaheim with Mighty Ducks cameo

From the Mighty Ducks movie outtakes. What @9modano really told Bombay and the Ducks… pic.twitter.com/AEwPhgFLwb” @AnaheimDucks — Mike Modano (@9modano) April 16, 2014
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Panthers win draft lottery, will pick first overall in upcoming draft

On Tuesday evening, the NHL Draft Lottery took place in Toronto. After the dust settled, the Florida Panthers won the lottery and will pick first in June’s NHL Draft which will take place in Philadelphia. While the New Jersey Devils did not qualify for the playoffs, they will be picking 30th in the first round of this year’s draft. This is due to the NHL giving New Jersey back...
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Did the Flames turn down a huge offer for Jay Bouwmeester?

The Calgary Flames traded Jay Bouwmeester to the St. Louis Blues a little over one year ago. In exchange, the Flames received a conditional first-round pick, Mark Cundari and goaltender Reto Berra. The trade was supposed to begin the rebuilding effort in Calgary, but many believed the Blues escaped with a nice asset for an extremely manageable price. It turns out that the Flames...
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Five breakout candidates for the NHL playoffs

The NHL playoffs can bring players that are on the fringe of stardom right to center stage. Here are some names to watch up for as the league prepares to drop the puck on its season season. Ryan Johansen, Columbus The leading scorer for the Blue Jackets has had a breakout season and he could really make a name for himself in the playoffs.  Going up against the Penguins won’t...
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NHL has record attendance in 2013-14

The 2013-14 season was a good one for NHL attendance. Though there were still some teams which struggled to draw fans, the overall picture was a positive one as the league set a new record for total attendance. A total of 21,758,902 fans flocked to NHL arenas this past season, representing 96% average capacity around the league. This number toppled the old record of 21,475,223 set...
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The NHL Lottery is today

Before we get to bask in the glow of the NHL’s best 16 teams, we have to watch the worst. The NHL Lottery is today, and here are the odds on who will get the first pick in this upcoming draft via TSN: According to Central Scouting, the top pick this year could be Samuel Bennett. And while Bennett is said to have a little bit of Doug Gilmore in his game, these 14 teams may have...
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Hockey fights of the week

The 2013-14 season is in the books. There were a few tight playoff races, but the overall picture was mostly decided. Despite there being few truly pivotal games in the final week, the fights didn’t disappoint. This will be our final regular installment of Hockey Fights of the Week for the 13-14 season. Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing our massive recap of the year’s best fights...
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Nashville Predators say goodbye to Barry Trotz with billboard

It’s not shocking that Barry Trotz was relieved of his coaching duties today (and offered a spot in the Predators organization). The Preds have missed the playoffs the past two seasons, and it appears Trotz has squeezed all of the water from the stone that is the Nashville offense. It’s time for some new blood. Trotz is also the only coach that the Predators franchise has ever...
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Why the Eastern Conference won't win the Stanley Cup

You read why the West won’t win the Stanley Cup, but we’re here to tell you they’ve got it all wrong. We probably could just point out that the Metropolitian Division is in the Eastern Conference and that would be enough. Here are our 8 reasons why the East won’t win the Stanley Cup this year.   Pittsburgh Penguins By: Derek Rocco The Penguins aren’t as deep as they need...
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Why the Western Conference won't win the Stanley Cup

The Western Conference has been labeled the more difficult of the two conferences in 2013-14. That point is certainly debatable, but several of the league’s top teams call the Western Conference home. Will this regular season success translate into a Stanley Cup for one of these Western teams? We’re not so sure. Here are eight reasons (one for each playoff team) why a representative...
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Dustin Byfuglien will start as a forward in 2014-15

Dustin Byfuglien has been used a forward and a defenseman throughout the 2013-14 season. In January, the Jets moved Big Buff up front while still using him on the point with the man advantage. His primary role shifted to forward during 5-on-5 play after serving as a defenseman for a little over three years. Where will Byfuglien play in 2014-15? It looks like the Jets have already...
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Gostisbehere golden in Union’s national title win

In what was as perfect an advertisement for college hockey as you could imagine, Union College — a small, liberal arts school in Schenectady, New York — defeated the mighty University of Minnesota 7-4 in the NCAA title game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Often championship games take a turn toward the more unsung players in their narratives, but not in this one. The...
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AHL game canceled due to rave party

On Saturday night, the Adirondack Phantoms (affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers) were scheduled to take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (affiliate of the New York Islanders) at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. However, the game was canceled due to unsafe ice conditions. Why was the ice unsafe for play? Great question. On Friday evening, Webster Bank Arena held a rave party, which...
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WATCH: Daniel Paille crushed on hit by McCabe

The Bruins may’ve had an easy wrap up of the President’s Trophy today, beating Buffalo 4-1, but one of their forwards did not have a smooth game. Daniel Paille, who has been concussed twice this season – once in December and again in March, may’ve suffered a third one in today’s game. This high hit by Jake McCabe on a vulnerable Paille knocked the winger for a loop: He...
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Sabres set record for most goalies dressed in a season

The Buffalo Sabres will own an NHL record at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season. The club will dress its ninth goaltender on Saturday when they face the Boston Bruins. Connor Knapp will back Matt Hackett as the Sabres play in their 81st game of the season. Knapp joins an enormous list of goaltenders who have suited up for the Sabres at least one time this season. While it’s important...
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Report: Ryan Malone arrested for DUI, cocaine possession

As was first reported by Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday morning for driving under the influence and possession of cocaine. According to the arrest report, the driving under the influence charge is a misdemeanor in the second degree charge while the possession of cocaine charge is a felony in the third degree...
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