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Sportsbooks are facing their second straight Stanley Cup sweat. Last year, as the expansion Vegas Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Final, Nevada bookmakers found themselves rooting against the hometown squad to avoid a multi-seven-figure loss. This year, they’re sweating the upstart St. Louis Blues, who have authored one of the greatest in-season turnarounds in
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BOSTON — Boston Bruins scoring leader Brad Marchand returned without missing a shift after appearing to hurt his left hand Thursday night when the team held an intrasquad scrimmage to tune up for the Stanley Cup Final. Marchand bumped into Connor Clifton in front of the net “and jammed his … I don’t know what
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7:59 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN ST. LOUIS — Erik Karlsson, Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski packed up their lockers and discussed varying degrees of postseason injuries Thursday, before addressing the fundamental question facing the San Jose Sharks this offseason: From this trio of star unrestricted free agents, which ones will return next season? Karlsson, 28,
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New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson has parlayed a career season into a new six-year contract. The Islanders announced that Nelson had signed the new deal on Thursday. The total value of the contract is $36 million, according to multiple reports. Nelson, 27, set career highs in points and assists this season while playing in
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NEW YORK — Behind the microphone for the last New York Rangers championship in 1994, John Davidson is now front and center to try to parade the Stanley Cup down Broadway again. Davidson recalled 1994 as one of the best times of his life, and after moving from broadcasting to the front office with St.
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7:37 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN For the first time since 1970, the St. Louis Blues are playing for the Stanley Cup. For the … well, we’ve lost count really, the San Jose Sharks are going home before the final round. Here’s what happened in the NHL last night (check out replays of every playoff game
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10:45 PM ET Greg Wyshynski Chris Peters Close ESPN staff writer Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention,
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2:35 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN ST. LOUIS — The San Jose Sharks will be without star defenseman Erik Karlsson and key center Tomas Hertl as they face elimination in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals in St. Louis on Tuesday night. Karlsson and Hertl didn’t travel with the team on Monday and did not
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BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston’s Eastern Conference-clinching victory over Carolina with an undisclosed injury. Chara had skated prior to practices over the weekend but didn’t participate in any full sessions. He said he felt good
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KOSICE, Slovakia — The Brits will be back. Ben Davis scored 2:03 into overtime for Great Britain to complete an unlikely comeback and edge France 4-3 to avoid relegation at the expense of the French at the ice hockey world championship on Monday. Britain’s return to the top division after 25 years looked short-lived after
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KOSICE, Slovakia — The Brits and Italians will be back … barely. Ben Davies scored 2:03 into overtime for Great Britain to complete an unlikely comeback and edge France 4-3 to avoid relegation at the expense of the French at the hockey world championships Monday. Britain’s return to the top division after 25 years looked
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8:47 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN SAN JOSE, Calif. — From the scoreboard to the trainers’ room, the San Jose Sharks were bruised and battered in Game 5 by the St. Louis Blues. There was the 5-0 final score, as lopsided in the final math as it appeared on the ice, with the Blues controlling play
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BOSTON — Three days after he had to miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final because of an undisclosed injury, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara skated before practice on Sunday. The Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 to complete a sweep without Chara. They advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, which won’t start until
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BOSTON — The Bruins were able to sweep Carolina in the Eastern Conference finals without captain Zdeno Chara. Now they’re hoping 10 days off before the start of the Stanley Cup Final will be enough time for the defenseman to return. The title round begins May 27 when Boston will face San Jose or St.
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KOSICE, Slovakia — Alex DeBrincat had two goals and an assist to help the United States rout Denmark 7-1 on Saturday for the Americans’ fourth straight victory during preliminary play at the world championships. Jeff Blashill became the winningest U.S. coach in world championship history in the top division with his 18th career victory in
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