1. Avs Goalie Semyon Varlamov's Transformation the Fruit of Hard Work

    Semyon Varlamov has seemingly come out of nowhere to become a top goalie this season. But there was a reason the Washington Capitals used a first-round pick to draft him in 2006 when ...

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  2. Canes Coach Takes the High Road in Face of Uncertain Fate

    RALEIGH — Kirk Muller took the high road Wednesday. He could have burned the village right to the ground. He had every right to blast the players who expressed tepid support for him a day earlier, every opportunity to vent...

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  3. Video: Getzlaf Bloodied After Taking Puck to Face

    Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf had to be pleased with his team's 4-3 win over Dallas in Game 1 on Wednesday, but probably wasn't too happy with how it ended.....

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  4. Cooper: Bolts 'Kept Shooting Ourselves in the Foot' in OT Loss

    To hear Lightning head coach Jon Cooper explain it, Wednesday's series-opening loss to Montreal — a 5-4 OT defeat in Tampa — was more about what the Bolts did wrong than what the Habs did right...

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  5. Richards: I've Seen Bobrovsky 'Make That Save 1,000 Times'

    Let's just say that Columbus head coach Todd Richards wasn't happy with the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh .....

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  6. What 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Mean for Pittsburgh Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury

    In the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs , it remains to be seen whether Marc-Andre Fleury , “the Flower,” will blossom again like he did in 2009 or wilt like fans have seen in the past few postseasons...

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  7. 5 Keys for Philadelphia Flyers to Beat New York Rangers in Playoff Matchup

    The Philadelphia Flyers will open the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday night when they take on the New York Rangers . This will be the 11th time these two rivals will meet in the postseason...

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  8. Video: Canadiens' Gallagher Returns After Taking Puck to Throat

    Hockey players tend to fight through grueling injuries all season long, but with the playoffs in motion, it's time for them to really shake off some scary stuff...

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  9. Coyotes' Dave Tippett Named Team Canada Coach

    After failing to advance to the playoffs for the second straight season, the Coyotes aren't taking to the ice anytime soon. But that doesn't mean coach Dave Tippett is ready to start his off-season...

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  10. Boston Bruins Must Handle 'Favorites' Label Responsibly in 1st Playoff Round

    Where will the Boston Bruins be two weeks from Wednesday? That question ought to resonate with New England puckheads entering the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs...

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  11. Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Can't Sleep on Columbus Blue Jackets

    If you believe that talent reigns supreme in the NHL playoffs, then you didn't have a tough time filling out your bracket when you had to choose between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets ...

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  12. NY Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers: Game 1 Preview, TV Info and Predicition

    The New York Rangers will meet the Philadelphia Flyers for a Game 1 matchup at Madison Square Garden, and it should be a great series that bolsters the rivalry between both teams...

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  13. Pavel Datsyuk's Injury-Riddled Season Will Motivate Him to Beat Boston Bruins

    When considering the Detroit Red Wings ’ chances of beating the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2014 NHL Playoffs, the popular wisdom seems to set the probability scale somewhere around impossible...

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  14. Rangers, Flyers Series Pits Former Tampa Bay Lightning Champs as Rivals

    Ten years ago this week, Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis and Brad Richards started a march through the Stanley Cup Playoffs that brought the Cup to the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first time in franchise history...

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  15. Coach Darryl Sutter Helps Keep the Kings on Level Ground

    Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was talking recently about the challenges of his profession, the changing nature of hockey, and put as fine a point on it as possible. http://www.latimes...

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  16. Kings and Avalanche to Play Preseason Game in Colorado Springs October 2

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  17. Stanley Cup Odds: Colorado Avalanche 14-1 Chance to Win, Vegas Says

    The Avalanche will take Monday off and begin to prepare for Thursday's Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center. The latest injury updates are in this Terry Frei blog post...

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  18. Report: Duchene to Miss at Least First Two Games of Avalanche-Wildseries

    It looks like the Colorado Avalanche will be without their leading scorer Matt Duchene for at least the first two games of their opening-round series against the Minnesota Wild , according to The Denver Post...

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  19. Erik Johnson Excited for First Playoff Series

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  20. X-Factor: Rookie MacKinnon Could Be Avs' Go-To Guy

    The Colorado Avalanche could be without their top forward, the guy who was considered a Hart Trophy candidate early in the season, for the entire first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs...

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  21. Why the Avalanche Will Win the Stanley Cup

    Patrick Roy's incredible resume as a Hall of Fame hockey player includes twice leading an NHL team on an unexpected run to capture the Stanley Cup and twice helping the Colorado Avalanche to win the NHL's coveted championship trophy...

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  22. Avalanche Farm Report: April 15

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  23. Joe Sakic Draws Parallel Between Current Avs, Nordiques of His Youth

    The excitement in Joe Sakic's voice was just as well expressed on his face. The former Avalanche captain, now the team's executive vice president of hockey operations, is jazzed about the team being in the playoffs again...

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  24. Dustin Penner: 'I'll Entertain Any and All Offers'

    From the time he arrived in Washington following a March 4 trade from Anaheim , Capitals left wing Dustin Penner seemed to have one foot on a plane back to southern California.....

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  25. Mikhail Grabovski Wants Capitals to Settle Uncertain Future...

    Mikhail Grabovski likes Washington. He appreciates the trust he earned from the Capitals ' coaching staff and the opportunity to contribute in multiple situations, and his family has grown comfortable in the area...

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