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  • Joey Hishon's long road from concussion recovery ends with NHL debut

    On Tuesday, Joey Hishon was skating with the Colorado Avalanche’s Black Aces in Cleveland. Afterward, he was called into the coach’s office and given the news that he was being called up to the NHL.

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    • Another gut-check for the Blues, another determined defending champion standing in the way of the Stanley Cup

      The St. Louis Blues have been down this road before, with an early series lead on a defending Stanley Cup champion. This time, the Blues believe they're ready to knock off the Chicago Blackhawks and take a run at the Cup themselves.

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        • Ron MacLean Drags Hockey's "French Referee Problem" Into The Open

          Usually it's Don Cherry making the provocative comments which could be — and rightfully so — construed as anti-Quebec or anti-Francophone, but last night between the second and third periods of what ended up being a Montreal sweep of the shambling, banged-up Tampa Bay Lightning, it was his…

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          • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EDT on Wednesday, April 23

            April 23 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Wednesday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Offseason updates/draft previews from all NFC South, AFC South teams - - Mark your calendars: Dozen can't-miss dates in 2014 The NFL…

            • Sharks back Kings into corner

              LOS ANGELES -- A blend of youth and experience powered the San Jose Sharks to the brink of a sweep of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings.

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              • Smith gets kick out of Marchand act on tripping call

                DETROIT Brendan Smith said he doesnt know Brad Marchand enough to not like him, but he also hopes that the referees are paying close attention to the Bruins agitator in their playoff series. The Red Wings defenseman was whistled for a tripping call on Marchand after a leg-on-leg hit in the second…

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                • Refereeing Issues Plaguing Playoffs

                  NBC's Brian Engblom relayed a conversation he had with Duncan Keith during Monday night's game between the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues about the officiating in their first-round series. The topic of Brent Seabrook's awful hit on David Backes during Game 2 that left Seabrook suspended…

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                  • NHL commissioner talks up new playoff format

                    Though it might take a fair amount of effort to explain (see story), the NHLs new playoff structure is working, according to commissioner Gary Bettman. And the Flyers first-round series against the New York Rangers is proof of that fact. We wanted to emphasize geographic rivalries, both in the…

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                      • Sony Pictures Classics Ices Hockey Docu ‘Red Army’ Ahead Of Cannes Premiere

                        Before Soviet hockey stars were allowed to show their skills in the NHL, many played at home for the Red Army — and were nearly unbeatable. Sony Pictures Classics has grabbed North American, Asian and Eastern European rights to Gabe Polsky’s new documentary Red Army, about one of the most dominant…

                        • WATCH LIVE: Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets (Game 4)

                          Neither team has done a good job of playing with the lead.

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                          • VIDEO: Stars celebrate Game 4 win, Jamie Benn given cowboy hat

                            Ever wonder what an NHL dressing room looks like after a big come-from-behind, postseason win? In the increasingly popular behind-the-scenes trend, the Dallas Stars followed captain Jamie Benn into the room following the Stars' 4-2 win in Game 4 on Wednesday night that evened their series with the…

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                            • Not everything is black and white Scott Grey

                              Scott Grey of WTIC got out in front of a story/rumor that a local businessman was going to bring back the Whalers. Just this very morning another piece of news came out from the Governor regarding the NHL. Apparently Scott Grey doesn’t believe the old adage; “where there is smoke there is fire.”…

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                              • Wainwright tests knee, readies for Sunday start : Sports

                                NEW YORK • Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright did not have any hesitation or increased pain as he put his injured right knee through the usual paces Wednesday, and the righty intends to be ready for his next scheduled start, Sunday against Pittsburgh. With only a few modifications, Wainwright completed…

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                                • How to watch the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs online

                                  These days, with the NHL playoffs in full swing, being a hockey fan without access to a TV is like being a cowboy without a horse. Lucky for you, we’ve assembled a guide on how to watch the NHL Playoffs online. NBC Sports Live Extra is the only US network streaming the NHL Playoffs online. From…

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                                    • Capitals' final report cards: Julien Brouillette

                                      In 10 games with the Capitals defenseman Julien Brouillette proved to be a reliable option.

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                                      • Stanley Cup presentation, celebration has changed a lot since 1949 (Video)

                                        What we see on the ice those nights has evolved. As YouTuber lostcanuck shows, the on-ice tradition of presenting and celebration the Cup has changed over the years.

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                                          The NBA Is Destroying The NHL In The Battle For Postseason Cable TV Ratings

                                          Hockey viewership in the U.S. is up big this year, but even with that success the NHL is way behind the NBA in terms of postseason viewership. NHL games on the NBC Sports Network averaged 621,000 viewers through the network’s first ten games, up 61% from the first ten postseason games on the…

                                          • Jordin Tootoo Gives Young Hockey Fan A Stick, Makes His Night (Video)

                                            Jordin Tootoo Gives Young Hockey Fan A Stick, Makes His Night (Video) Jordin Tootoo isn’t in the NHL, but he’s still finding a way to put smiles on fans’ faces. Before the start of an American Hockey League game Wednesday night, the 31-year-old forward — who plays for the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL…

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                                            • GB's promotion hopes ended by Lithuania

                                              Great Britain's hopes of World Championship promotion are ended by a 2-1 defeat to Lithuania in Vilnius.

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                                              • Cooke: I didn’t intend to collide knee-on-knee with Barrie

                                                "Since March 20, 2011, I’ve been a changed player. I’ve approached the game differently. I think differently about the game."

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