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Cole’s OT goal lift Hurricanes past Rangers for Game 1 win

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Ian Cole beat Igor Shesterkin at 3:12 of overtime to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night and take Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. The defenseman’s second career playoff goal capped a late comeback by the Hurricanes after they trailed most of the night. …

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No Point for Lightning in Game 2; Can Panthers take advantage this time?

Without Brayden Point in the lineup for Game 1, and with Erik Cernak during that contest, the Lightning leaving still beat the Panthers on Tuesday. Jon Cooper indicated that, while Cernak should be good to go, Point won’t play in Game 2. Zach Bogosian, another banged-up Bolts blueliner, is also expected to be available. While …

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Support cast guides Avs in Game 1 win, stars spark Lightning

Sometimes, your top players aren’t at their peak and you still win. Exhibit A: Colorado defenseman and Norris Trophy finalist Cale Makar. Sometimes, your top players are your top players and you win handily. Exhibits B and C: Tampa Bay forward Nikita Kucherov along with goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy. With a little help from his friends, …

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Pending free agents Malkin, Letang hope to stay with Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin wants to stay in Pittsburgh. So does Kris Letang. There’s comfort in the only NHL city they’ve ever called home. Success too. It’s why neither three-time Stanley Cup champion has ever hit the open market during their long careers. Until now, anyway. While Malkin and Letang hoped to put off any …

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Bruins are woefully unprepared to replace Patrice Bergeron, whenever that time comes

B’s are woefully unprepared to replace Bergeron, whenever that time comes originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston It doesn’t sound or look like the Boston Bruins have much of a plan to replace Patrice Bergeron whenever the veteran center decides to retire. Unfortunately for the Bruins, that time could come as early as this offseason. …

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