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Corey Crawford is keeping the Hawks In Game 6 with stupendous s…

Corey Crawford is keeping the Hawks In Game 6 with stupendous saves like this

thehockeynews.com Updated May 13
Corey Crawford is the starting goalie on the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, but he’s not regarded by some as a big-time “money” goalie. But for the first 50 minutes of Chicago’s Game 6 showdown against Minnesota, Crawford stood on his head, …
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  • Blackhawks eliminate Wild in Game 6

    Blackhawks eliminate Wild in Game 6

    The Wild controlled most of Game 6, but Patrick Kane's series-clinching OT goal gave Chicago a 2-1 win.
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  • Who the playoffs are missing and why we don’t care

    Who the playoffs are missing and why we don’t care

    Notice any players missing in the playoffs? Don’t sweat it if you don’t, because no one else has either. They disappear around this time every year, and few fans seem to care because they’re too busy watching the real season when only the real players a…
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  • Points to ponder for Blackhawks-Wild Game 6

    Points to ponder for Blackhawks-Wild Game 6

    CNNSI.com May 13
    With the Wild on the brink, the Blackhawks are gunning for a fast start in tonight's Game 6.
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  • Blackhawks look to keep closing streak alive in Game 6 vs. Wild

    Blackhawks look to keep closing streak alive in Game 6 vs. Wild

    yahoo.com May 13
    Coffee is for closers, as Blake told the roomful of real estate salesmen in “Glengarry Glen Ross.” The Chicago Blackhawks, since Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews came aboard, have been nothing but closers come playoff time. In Tuesday night’s Game 6 agai…
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  • SI Now: What do we make of the Wild now?

    SI Now: What do we make of the Wild now?

    CNNSI.com May 13
    On Tuesday's SI Now, Sarah Kwak and Brian Cazeneuve discuss if Minnesota Wild should be proud of how far they've made it into the postseason.
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  • Rinne leads Finland past Germany at Worlds

    Rinne leads Finland past Germany at Worlds

    NHL.com May 13
    Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne made 20 saves to lead Finland to a 4-0 victory against Germany in preliminary-round play at the 2014 IIHF World Championship at Minsk Arena in Belarus on Tuesday. The victory was the first for Finland (1-2...
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  • Ex-Canes coach Muller joins Blues as assistant

    Ex-Canes coach Muller joins Blues as assistant

    ESPN.com May 13
    Kirk Muller has been hired as an assistant coach for the St. Louis Blues, the team announced Tuesday.
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  • Conn Smythe Watch: Game 7s shuffle MVP deck

    Conn Smythe Watch: Game 7s shuffle MVP deck

    yahoo.com May 13
    By popular demand, Puck Daddy takes its Conn Smythe Watch from the evening Three Stars to every morning of the postseason. Keep in mind that we factor in the probability of a long playoff run into these choices. Who are the current favorites for playoff…
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  • Blues hire Muller as assistant coach

    Blues hire Muller as assistant coach

    NHL.com May 13
    The St. Louis Blues on Tuesday hired Kirk Muller as an assistant coach. TSN's Darren Dreger reported Muller, who was fired last week as coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, will receive a two-year contract to join the staff of veteran Blues coach ...
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  • Stanley Cup Three Stars: Price shuts out Bruins; Smith-Pelly, G…

    Stanley Cup Three Stars: Price shuts out Bruins; Smith-Pelly, Gibson lead Ducks

    yahoo.com May 13
    No. 1 Star: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens Price recorded his fourth career playoff shutout (with a little help from David Desharnais) with a 26-save night during a 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins. The win forces a Game 7 Wednesday at TD Garden. No. 2 S…
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  • Stanley Cup Three Stars: Price shuts out Bruins; Smith-Pelly, G…

    Stanley Cup Three Stars: Price shuts out Bruins; Smith-Pelly, Gibson lead Ducks

    yahoo.com May 13
    No. 1 Star: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens Price recorded his fourth career playoff shutout (with a little help from David Desharnais) with a 26-save night during a 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins. The win forces a Game 7 Wednesday at TD Garden. No. 2 S…
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  • Video - Crawford On Closing Out Wild 00:42

    Crawford On Closing Out Wild

    May 13
    Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford says he enjoyed playing and winning in Minnesota.
  • Video - Kane On Game-Winning Goal 00:47

    Kane On Game-Winning Goal

    May 13
    Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane talks about delivering the overtime game-winner against the Minnesota Wild in Game 6.
  • Video - Blackhawks End Wild's Season 01:02

    Blackhawks End Wild's Season

    May 13
    The Blackhawks needed overtime in Game 6 to beat the Wild 2-1 and advance to the Western Conference finals.

Sports Columnists

  • Utah Jazz to sound out John Stockton about coaching opening

    May 14
    The Utah Jazz, as part of a broad coaching search expected to feature some 20 candidates, plan to sound out Jazz legend John Stockton to see whether he has any interest in the position, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
  • Sources: Jazz to ask Stockton about coaching

    May 14
    The Utah Jazz, as part of a broad coaching search expected to feature some 20 candidates, plan to sound out Jazz legend John Stockton to see whether he has any interest in the position, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
  • Sources: SVG, Pistons agree on 5-year deal

    May 13
    The Detroit Pistons have signed Stan Van Gundy to a contract make him their new coach and president of basketball operations, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
  • Daily Dime: Instant oral history of LAC-OKC Game 5

    May 13
    The Thunder capped a rally with free throws that Doc Rivers believe should not have happened, writes J.A. Adande