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2:10 AM ET Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon was direct in his assessment of his team’s effort in a 4-1 Game 2 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. “We were bad. We were really bad tonight,” MacKinnon said with the Western Conference second-round series now tied 1-1. “We just didn’t have our
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3:06 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have extended the contracts of coach John Hynes and his assistants through the 2023-24 season, trying to build on a season with several individual successes for a franchise that wound up being swept in the playoffs for the first time. General manager David Poile
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7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs was a doozy, including five series going to Game 7 — and two of those Game 7’s going to overtime. Now we’re onto the second round, which features four superb matchups: Florida Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Carolina Hurricanes vs. New
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7:00 AM ET The Colorado Avalanche enter the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs as a heavy favorite to win the Western Conference and eventually hoist the chalice for the first time since 2001. Some call them dominant, a juggernaut or, in popular hockey parlance, a “wagon.” Whatever the label, the Avalanche have
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5:20 PM ET ESPN News Services TAMPERE, Finland — Sakari Manninen scored and added two assists as host Finland defeated the United States 4-1 to keep a perfect record at the ice hockey world championship on Monday. After Nashville Predators forward Mikael Granlund gave Finland a 1-0 lead on a power play in the opening
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12:33 PM ET The Vegas Golden Knights have fired coach Peter DeBoer after failing to make the playoffs for the first time in their short history. “We would like to thank Pete DeBoer for his commitment to the Vegas Golden Knights over the past three seasons,” Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon said in a
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12:16 PM ET Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby and goalie Tristan Jarry are “game-time decisions” ahead of Sunday’s Game 7 against the Rangers in New York, according to coach Mike Sullivan. Crosby, who had nine points in the first five games of the series, left Game 5 after suffering an upper-body injury from a
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