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Stanley Cup Playoffs

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  • Antoine Vermette understands he's a healthy scratch because of his play

     Antoine Vermette understands he's a healthy scratch because of his play
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Antoine Vermette is healthy and eager to play but instead is watching the playoffs so far in street clothes. When was the last time that happened? “I don’t remember,” Vermette said before the Predators blew...
  • Back on the USA Network: Sports return with NHL playoffs

    In the three decades since USA Network had last broadcast an NHL playoff game, just about everything in television watching changed. In that rapidly evolving world, the cable channel is again embracing the value of sports. USA aired two games as hockey'...
  • What does it take to go from bandwagoner to hockey fanatic?

    What does it take to go from bandwagoner to hockey fanatic?
    I'll be honest—I know close to nothing about hockey. To admit that is basically social suicide in a city like Chicago, but especially at a school like Hinsdale Central, where hockey reigns supreme and head coach Joel Quenneville is a local...
  • Bourbon County Stout to be sold at Blackhawks, Bulls games

    Bourbon County Stout to be sold at Blackhawks, Bulls games
    Here’s another reason to root for a long Bulls or Blackhawks playoff run: Goose Island’s family of Bourbon County beers will be available at the United Center as long as either team is still playing this spring. Beginning with Saturday&...
  • The art and science of hockey bench management

     The art and science of hockey bench management
    It is a ballet. And a kind of speed chess. It has a basic pattern. But it also has improvisation, created by the coaches' tactical decisions. It has straightforward movement and seemingly chaotic swirl. Bodies leap over boards or race in and out of...
  • Is AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms coach Terry Murray in line for Flyers head coaching job?

    Is AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms coach Terry Murray in line for Flyers head coaching job?
    Could Terry Murray be the next coach of the Philadelphia Flyers? Murray, the current head coach of the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms, has two more games left with the Flyers' top affiliate, which concludes its season 5:05 p.m. Sunday at Allentown's PPL...
  • Rangers get early goals, jump on Penguins 2-1 in opener

    The New York Rangers wanted to jump right on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their playoff series opener. How about a goal at 28 seconds? Derick Brassard provided that, then Ryan McDonagh scored later in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist made the goals...
  • Flyers fire head coach Craig Berube after 2 seasons

    Flyers general manager Ron Hextall did not ask one player for a review or recommendation at the year-end meetings on embattled coach Craig Berube. He didn't need any. Another empty season without a Stanley Cup fueled by players who failed to meet...
  • Luongo shows he's still among the league's best

    Luongo shows he's still among the league's best
    Perhaps the highest compliment for an NHL goaltender is that he gives his team a chance to win every time he guards the cage. That was uttered by not only his teammates on a daily basis but by nearly every opposing coach and player throughout the...
  • What we learned from the Ducks' 4-2, Game 1 victory over the Jets

    What we learned from the Ducks' 4-2, Game 1 victory over the Jets
    If the opener between the Ducks and Jets on Thursday in a Stanley Cup first-round playoff series is any indication, then hockey fans are in for quite a show. A few more takeaways from an electric night at Honda Center: Twin power took control of the...
  • Ducks again show third-period grit in comeback win over Jets

    Ducks again show third-period grit in comeback win over Jets
    The more things change, the more they stayed the same for the Ducks in their playoff opener Thursday, but in a good sense for a group that has inexplicably failed to play to its talent level in its past few playoff ventures. The team that endured some...