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For the first time in years, are the Pittsburgh Penguins actual…

For the first time in years, are the Pittsburgh Penguins actually – gasp – playoff underdogs?

thehockeynews.com Updated 10 hours ago
The Hockey News this week revealed its collective pre-playoff pick to win the 2014-15 Stanley Cup (hint: team name rhymes with Grandpa Jay Whitening), but as an individual who was part of that process, I can tell you I wasn’t leading the charge for the …
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  • QMJHL Roundup: Kennedy, MacCallum lead Islanders to Game 3 win …

    QMJHL Roundup: Kennedy, MacCallum lead Islanders to Game 3 win over Phoenix

    NHL.com 11 hours ago
    CHARLOTTETOWN - Bradley Kennedy scored one goal and set up two more and Daryl MacCallum made 30 saves as the Charlottetown Islanders downed the Sherbrooke Phoenix 5-2 in Game 3 of their first-round Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff serie...
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  • Red Wings' goaltending situation murky as Howard, Mrazek trade …

    Red Wings' goaltending situation murky as Howard, Mrazek trade inconsistent play

    NHL.com 18 hours ago
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. - After getting pulled in the Detroit Red Wings' loss to the New York Islanders Sunday, goaltender Petr Mrazek wasn't about to rest on his laurels about shutting out the Tampa Bay Lightning the day before. "Yesterday was yeste...
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  • Dubnyk, Atkinson and O'Reilly named stars of week

    Dubnyk, Atkinson and O'Reilly named stars of week

    NHL.com 19 hours ago
    NEW YORK – Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk, Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson and Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 29. FIRST STAR – DEVAN DUBNYK, G, MIN...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Lecavalier’s future in Philadelphia in question

    Rumor Roundup: Lecavalier’s future in Philadelphia in question

    thehockeynews.com NHL.com 20 hours ago
    The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi reports Flyers GM Ron Hextall doesn’t believe he needs to make many off-season moves. Hextall claims there won’t be a massive turnover, though Carchidi notes the Flyers have limited cap space this summer unless t…
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  • Which save was better: Gibson’s Hasek impression or Holtby’s mi…

    Which save was better: Gibson’s Hasek impression or Holtby’s miraculous reach?

    thehockeynews.com 21 hours ago
    It’s not often two goaltenders are forced to make incredible paddle saves, but Anaheim’s John Gibson and Washington’s Braden Holtby both made stick saves Sunday that will find their way onto end of year countdowns. Holtby’s save, which came earlier in t…
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  • What We Learned: Should the NY Rangers actually scare anyone?

    What We Learned: Should the NY Rangers actually scare anyone?

    yahoo.com 23 hours ago
    (Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) Henrik Lundqvist …
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  • Bruins win in OT to solidify hold on 8th spot

    Bruins win in OT to solidify hold on 8th spot

    ESPN.com NHL.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    David Pastrnak scored on a nice centering pass from Carl Soderberg at 4:23 of overtime, giving the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
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  • Sunday's NHL Capsules

    Sunday's NHL Capsules

    NHL.com ESPN.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Jason Chimera added two goals in the third period to rally the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Ovechkin had a goal in each of the first two periods, and...
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  • Mike Babcock's father dies in Saskatoon after battling heart an…

    Mike Babcock's father dies in Saskatoon after battling heart and lung problems

    NHL.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Mike Babcock Sr., father of Canadian Olympic men's hockey coach Mike Babcock, died Saturday night in Saskatoon, his son said Sunday after the Detroit Red Wings' loss to the New York Islanders. Babcock said his father was sic...
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  • Shane Doan won't be suspended by NHL for Kris Letang hit

    Shane Doan won't be suspended by NHL for Kris Letang hit

    yahoo.com ESPN.com NHL.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    As the Pittsburgh Penguins reveal that defenseman Kris Letang will be out indefinitely with a concussion, the NHL tells Yahoo Sports that there will be no supplemental discipline for Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan for the hit that put him out. Letan…
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  • Why the Penguins should trade Sidney Crosby for the No. 1 pick

    Why the Penguins should trade Sidney Crosby for the No. 1 pick

    thehockeynews.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Before any Pittsburgh fans go and get their jerseys in a jumble, just pause for a second, take a deep breath and think about it: if the Penguins fail to get back to the Stanley Cup final for the sixth straight season, what else is left for the franchise…
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  • Around the League notebook for Saturday, March 28

    Around the League notebook for Saturday, March 28

    NHL.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    SATURDAY'S RESULTS Home Team in Caps Nashville 4, WASHINGTON 3 Boston 4, NY Rangers 2 Anaheim 3, NY ISLANDERS 2 San Jose 3, PHILADELPHIA 2 (SO) PITTSBURGH 3, Arizona 2 DETROIT 4, Tampa Bay 0 TORONTO 4, Ottawa 3 (OT) MONTREAL 3, Florida 2 ...
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  • Panthers face must-win games vs. Senators, Bruins

    Panthers face must-win games vs. Senators, Bruins

    NHL.com Mar 29 (2 days ago)
    MONTREAL – The Florida Panthers have not played a game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since losing Game 7 of the first round to the New Jersey Devils in 2012. The game Sunday at the Ottawa Senators (5 p.m. ET; FS-F, RDS, TSN5) will be as close to ...
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  • Jenner scores tiebreaking goal late in second period as Blue Ja…

    Jenner scores tiebreaking goal late in second period as Blue Jackets beat Blues 4-2

    NHL.com Mar 29 (2 days ago)
    ST. LOUIS - The streaking Columbus Blue Jackets keep finding ways to win against the top teams of the Western Conference. After defeating Anaheim on Tuesday and then Chicago on Friday, the Blue Jackets got goals from William Karlsson, Jack Jo...
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  • Video - Bernier Scores Twice In Devils' Win 00:38

    Bernier Scores Twice In Devils' Win

    Mar 20
    Steve Bernier scored his 100th career goal in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Sabres.
  • Video - Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals 00:23

    Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals

    Mar 19
    Alexander Ovechkin scored his 46th and 47th goals of the season in the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Wild to extend his league lead in goals.
  • Video - Canadiens Blank Hurricanes 00:53

    Canadiens Blank Hurricanes

    Mar 19
    Carey Price had 31 saves in the Canadiens' 4-0 win over the Hurricanes.
  • Video - Stars Stun Penguins 01:06

    Stars Stun Penguins

    Mar 19
    The Stars topped the Penguins 2-1 for their fourth win in five games.

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