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11:25 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov, 19, is in the concussion protocol after being knocked out by Alex Ovechkin in a fight during Monday night’s game. Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour made the announcement, saying he assumed that Svechnikov would miss Thursday’s Game 4. Svechnikov is the youngest player in the NHL
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9:42 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN Three games went to overtime Saturday. The other was a physical battle that brought drama and a potentially costly suspension. Here’s a recap of last night’s action (check out replays of every playoff game on ESPN+), and what to watch for today, in Sunday’s edition of ESPN Stanley Cup Playoffs
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11:13 AM ET Ben ArledgeESPN.com Close Editor for NFL and NHL team, as well as a contributing hockey writer. Previously with ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Chalk and ESPN Fantasy. Joined ESPN in 2012 after graduating from Colgate University. Sixteen teams have made the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, but of course just one can hoist the
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SUNRISE, Fla. — Dale Tallon and Joel Quenneville are together again, and the Florida Panthers are ready for them to recreate their magic. Quenneville — who is second on the NHL’s all-time victory list — was hired Monday to coach the Panthers, who started their offseason with a splash. It’s also a reunion, as Tallon
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The Florida Panthers have fired coach Bob Boughner after two seasons behind the bench and no playoff appearances. A 4-3 loss to the Devils on Saturday night finished a 36-32-14 season. The Panthers ended up fifth in the Atlantic Division and 12 points out of the final wild-card spot. “We made a tough decision today
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10:37 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN With the entire 16-team Stanley Cup playoff field already set, there’s not too much team drama heading into the NHL’s final regular-season day, although some seeds remain in the air. But, with 15 games on the slate for Saturday — including a whopping four streaming on ESPN+ — there’s still
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11:36 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Carolina Hurricanes conducted elaborate postgame celebrations all season but gave their fans the biggest reason to cheer on Thursday, two days before the conclusion of the regular season. Carolina clinched a playoff berth for the first time in 10 years, snapping the NHL’s longest postseason drought. The Washington Capitals
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10:15 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN During the 2017-18 season, the NHL coaches’ seats were chilly. There were no in-season firings, with all of the action coming in the offseason, when six changes were made. During the 2018-19 season, the seats were smoldering: Seven (!) coaching changes took place, as the Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks,
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The night of April 18, 2015, was one of the most dramatic in recent NHL history. Hockey fans everywhere gathered around their TVs that evening for the unveiling of a draft lottery that would place the unquestioned No. 1 and 2 picks, Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, in two lucky cities. The assumption at that
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DETROIT — The Red Wings announced a two-year contract extension with coach Jeff Blashill on Tuesday, giving their young leader a vote of confidence in a rebuild that will now include a third straight year without a playoff berth after a 25-year postseason run. The 45-year-old Blashill is in his fourth season as coach of
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11:23 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL awards voters will fill out their ballots over the next two weeks, scouring every stats site for vital input into their decision-making process before inevitably just voting for someone on their beat or whoever already won the award. Some awards leaders seem as though they’re cemented. Others can
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