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  • Jeff Zatkoff shines in playoff debut, Penguins beat Rangers in Game 1


    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Jeff Zatkoff knew he'd be starting his first ever NHL playoff game well before even his teammates or seemingly anyone in Pittsburgh. Zatkoff made 35 saves as the Penguins beat the New York Rangers 5-2 on Wednesday night in G...


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  • Fighting the bear: John Scott demonstrates a hockey fight


    GLENDALE, Ariz. - The thought of fighting a bear is terrifying. It's bigger, stronger, faster, has absolutely no fear of you and every confidence it can destroy you in seconds. Once hockey tough guy John Scott put his massive paws on me, I wi...


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  • Lundqvist to visit specialist, Rangers goaltender hopeful for Game 2


    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The New York Rangers are still hoping to have Henrik Lundqvist available for Game 2 of their first round series with the Penguins. "At this time we don't feel that it's anything too serious," Rangers head coach Alain Vignea...


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  • Third-string goaltender Zatkoff unlikely hero for Penguins


    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - It would have been easy for Jeff Zatkoff to go through the motions. Nobody would have blamed him really. Bumped out of the Pittsburgh Penguins backup goaltender spot by rookie Matt Murray over the winter, Zatkoff spent the l...


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  • QMJHL Roundup: Cataractes top Islanders 6-4; Shawinigan leads series 3-2


    CHARLOTTETOWN - Gabriel Gagne had a pair of goals— including the winner — as the Shawinigan Cataractes topped the Charlottetown Islanders 6-4 on Thursday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action. Mathieu Olivier scored on a penalty...


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  • All-Star centre Seguin still out for Stars in playoff opener


    DALLAS - All-Star centre Tyler Seguin is missing the playoff opener for the Dallas Stars. Seguin practiced this week with the Stars for the first time since missing the last 10 games of the regular season with a slight cut of his left Achille...


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  • OHL Roundup: Blackwood, Colts complete sweep of Battalion with 6-0 shutout


    NORTH BAY, Ont. - Mackenzie Blackwood stopped all 29 shots he faced as the Barrie Colts shut out the North Bay Battalion 6-0 on Thursday to complete the four-game sweep in their Ontario Hockey League playoff series. Andrew Mangiapane had two ...


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  • Islanders rally from 3 deficits, beat Florida 5-4 in Game 1


    SUNRISE, Fla. - John Tavares had a goal and two assists, including one that set up Kyle Okposo's go-ahead goal early in the third period, and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 in Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference quarter...


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  • WHL Roundup: Rockets even series 2-2 with 4-3 victory over Royals


    KELOWNA, B.C. - Cole Linaker scored the go-ahead power-play goal 19:49 into the third period and the Kelowna Rockets edged the Victoria Royals 4-3 on Thursday to even their second-round Western Hockey League playoff series at two games apiece. ...


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  • Islanders rally from 3 deficits, beat Florida 5-4 in Game 1


    SUNRISE, Fla. - Whenever the New York Islanders got behind, they fought their way out of trouble. And when they finally got the lead, they didn't give it back. John Tavares had a goal and two assists, including one that set up Kyle Okposo'...


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  • Jacques Demers getting better every day and is now eating after recent stroke


    MONTREAL - Hospital officials say Sen. Jacques Demers is getting better every day and is now eating after his stroke nine days ago. They say Demers is in stable condition although it not clear how much progress he will make. Dr. Angela Gen...


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  • Lundqvist recalls 'really bad thoughts' after being struck by stick


    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist participated in practice Friday, a good sign that he may be available to start Game 2 of the Rangers' first-round playoff series with Pittsburgh. Lundqvist left Game 1 on Wednesday night ...


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  • Flyers' Couturier out of Capitals series with injury


    WASHINGTON - Centre Sean Couturier will miss the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers' first-round series against the Washington Capitals because of an upper-body injury. The team said Friday that he will be out at least two weeks. Couturier's los...


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  • Chris Summers scores winner as AHL Wolf Pack topple IceCaps 3-1


    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Chris Summers' goal midway through the second period stood as the winner as the Hartford Wolf Pack downed the St. John's IceCaps 3-1 on Friday in American League action. Jayson Megna had a goal and an assist for the Wolf Pa...


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  • OHL Roundup: Otters advance with five-game series win over Greyhounds


    ERIE, Pa. - Dylan Strome scored three goals and assisted on two more as the Erie Otters advanced to the Ontario Hockey League's Western Conference final with a 5-2 victory over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Friday. Taylor Raddysh and Ale...


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  • Luongo bounces back, Panthers top Isles 3-1 to even series


    SUNRISE, Fla. - Roberto Luongo made 41 saves for his first playoff win in five years, and the Florida Panthers evened their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series by beating the New York Islanders 3-1 on Friday night. Reilly Smith and Nick Bj...


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  • QMJHL Roundup: Fiore stars in overtime as Screaming Eagles beat Sea Dogs 4-3


    SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Giovanni Fiore scored 7:25 into overtime as the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles downed the Saint John Sea Dogs 4-3 on Friday in their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff series. Michael Joly scored twice for the Screamin...


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  • Kyrou scores 4, Canada downs Denmark 10-2 to open under-18 world championships


    GRAND FORK, N.D. - Jordan Kyrou scored four goals to power Canada to a 10-2 win over Denmark in preliminary round action at the IIHF under-18 world championship on Friday. Tyson Jost had two goals and three assists for the Canadians (1-0-0) a...


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  • Jimmy Lodge scores hat trick as Manitoba Moose topple Rampage 5-2


    SAN ANTONIO - Jimmy Lodge scored three goals as the Manitoba Moose downed the San Antonio Rampage 5-2 on Friday in American Hockey League action. Scott Kosmachuk had a goal and an assist apiece for Manitoba (26-40-9) and Jansen Harkins also s...


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  • Kyrou scores 4, Canada downs Denmark 10-2 to open under-18 world championships


    GRAND FORK, N.D. - Canada's men's hockey team felt frustrated after 20 minutes of their first preliminary-round game at the IIHF under-18 world championships. Then the light switched on — literally. Canada's 10-2 victory over Denmark on Fr...


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