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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron to sit out Game 4 with upper-body injury

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was scratched from Thursday night’s game vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bergeron, a Selke Award finalist for the league’s best defensive forward, is listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury. Bergeron appeared in the first three games of the best-of-seven first round series against Toronto and has posted five assists with a plus-4 rating. Boston leads the series, 2-1. Source link

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Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators finalists for Norris Trophy for top defenseman

7:15 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators have been named finalists for the 2018 Norris Trophy. The award is given “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.” Doughty (2016) and Subban (2013) have previously won the award. The winner will be named at the NHL Awards show on June 20 in Las Vegas. Source link

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No suspension for Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov

12:15 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov will not receive supplemental discipline for his controversial hit that knocked New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen out of Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series on Wednesday night. With 3:51 left in the first period, Kucherov delivered a high check to Vatanen as he carried the puck into the Lightning zone, sending him into the air and then down to the ice. The Devils defenseman left for the dressing room and did not return. New Jersey coach…

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Stations Casinos giving out free bets on Golden Knights to win Stanley Cup

Station Casinos properties in Las Vegas are hoping to attach themselves to the excitement of the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team, which, remarkably in its first season, is now the favorite to win the Stanley Cup. The hotel and casino operator is sending out redemption details to its 150,000 “Boarding Pass” loyalty members to be able to place a “free bet” at its sportsbook. The bet is on the Golden Knights to win it all and the amounts are randomized, from $5 to $250 for each bet. The bets will…

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Josh Morrissey suspended 1 game for cross-check on Eric Staal

8:25 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN After contentious public lobbying from both head coaches, the NHL suspended Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey for Game 5 of their series against the Minnesota Wild, for his cross-check to the head of center Eric Staal. The Jets lead the Wild, 3-1, with Game 5 scheduled for Friday in Winnipeg. In a scoreless Game 4 late in the first period on Tuesday night, and with the Wild on a power play, Morrissey attempted to defend Staal in the slot in front of the Jets goal….

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Vegas Golden Knights sweep Los Angeles Kings, become first NHL expansion team to sweep its first playoff series

LOS ANGELES — One year ago, the Vegas Golden Knights had no players on their roster, and Gerard Gallant was four days into his new job as the first head coach of the expansion team. On Tuesday, Vegas became the first franchise in NHL history to sweep a postseason series in its inaugural season when it defeated the Los Angeles Kings 1-0. The Golden Knights will face the winner of the San Jose Sharks–Anaheim Ducks series in the next round. San Jose leads the series 3-0. It already has been…

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NHL – Los Angeles Kings

6:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention — either mathematically or by losing in the postseason — we’ll take a look at why its quest for the Stanley Cup fell short in 2017-18, along with three keys to its offseason and a way-too-early prediction for what 2018-19 will hold. What went wrong Only one NHL team gets to raise the Stanley Cup in June. The rest will be working hard this summer to get there at the end of next season. From the…

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Winnipeg Jets’ Connor Hellebuyck, Nashville Predators’ Pekka Rinne, Tampa Bay Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy are Vezina Trophy finalists

Winnipeg‘s Connor Hellebuyck, Nashville‘s Pekka Rinne and Tampa Bay‘s Andrei Vasilevskiy are the finalists for the 2017-18 Vezina Trophy. All three are currently playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, including Nashville’s Rinne, who is a finalist for the third time but has yet to win the award. Flyers center Sean Couturier, the team’s leading scorer in the playoffs, was helped off the ice on Tuesday after colliding with teammate Radko Gudas in practice. General manager Ron Hextall said the team will update Couturier’s condition on Wednesday. After refusing to leave…

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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Down 0-3 to Vegas Golden Knights, can Los Angeles Kings pull off a comeback?

LOS ANGELES — Outside of the Los Angeles Kings‘ training facility is a photo of the Stanley Cup and the names engraved on the trophy after the Kings won the trophy in 2012 and 2014. There are 11 players left on the roster from the team that won the Stanley Cup in 2014, meaning there are 11 players on the Kings that know what it takes to overcome an 0-3 series deficit in the first round on the way to winning it all. Mathew Barzal is likely to claim the…

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Toronto Maple Leafs’ Leo Komarov out for Game 3 against Boston Bruins

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov is out for Monday night’s Game 3 matchup with the Boston Bruins in their Eastern Conference first-round series. Komarov, 31, has a lower-body injury sustained in Game 2 on a hard check from Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller. Coach Mike Babcock said Komarov will try skating Tuesday and would likely be a game-time decision for Game 4 Thursday. The Bruins went into Game 3 holding a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-seven series. Komarov is the second Toronto forward sitting out, with Nazem Kadri serving the…

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