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    Florida vs San Jose (Mar 14) March 14 at 6:34pm

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    San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane, wife lose daughter during pregnancy | SI.comKane will miss his seventh consecutive game after his daughter, Eva, died over the weekend. https://www.si.com/nhl/2019/03/14/evander-kane-wife-lose-daughter-pregnancy-san-jose-sharks?xid=socialflow_twitter_si&utm_campaign=sinow&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com

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    Carolina vs Columbus (Mar 15) March 14 at 6:33pm

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    San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane, wife lose daughter during pregnancy | SI.comKane will miss his seventh consecutive game after his daughter, Eva, died over the weekend. https://www.si.com/nhl/2019/03/14/evander-kane-wife-lose-daughter-pregnancy-san-jose-sharks?xid=socialflow_twitter_si&utm_campaign=sinow&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com

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  • 5 hours ago

    Winnipeg Free Press: Jets' first-round playoff foes likely Stars or Blues

    LAS VEGAS -- All is not lost with the Winnipeg Jets, despite a serious beatdown suffered Thursday night at the hands of the suddenly mighty Vegas Golden Knights.

    The Jets were soundly outplayed in a 5-0 defeat to the Golden Knights, who totally look the part of a bona fide Stanley Cup contender.

    Winnipeg missed a chance to officially lock up a playoff spot but will undoubtedly do so, possibly as early as Saturday when the Nashville Predators pay a visit. The Jets (44-26-4) have accumulated 92 points and occupy top spot in the Central Division, two points up on the Predators (42-27-6) with a game in hand.

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    Washington Times: Wild edge Capitals 2-1 to move into playoff position

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Luke Kunin scored the go-ahead goal with 7:35 left, Devan Dubnyk made 21 saves and the Minnesota Wild moved into playoff position by beating the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Friday night.

    Jordan Greenway also scored for Minnesota, which snapped a two-game skid and leapfrogged the Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche to move into the second wild-card spot in a competitive Western Conference race. Ryan Donato assisted on the goals by Kunin and Greenway and was the Wild's best forward in a game dominated by that second line.

    Dubnyk did not have to make too many high-danger saves, but was dependable in Minnesota's net.

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    Review-Journal: Golden Knights' Reilly Smith set to play 500th career NHL game

    Considering Reilly Smith's current hot streak -- eight points in his past three games -- this may be difficult to believe.

    But there was a time this season when pucks weren't going in for the Golden Knights right wing.

    "I feel like if you do something enough times, it's going to start to pan out and work," Smith said.

    After producing four goals in the first two months of the season, Smith nearly equaled that output in his past two games.

    He is coming off a two-goal performance Thursday in a 5-0 victory over Winnipeg and will play his 500th NHL game Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings at T-Mobile Arena.

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    Fansided: Vancouver Canucks: Update on Quinn Hughes and Sven Baertschi

    The Vancouver Canucks signed Quinn Hughes on March 10th. There were people who worried that the Canucks would fail to keep Hughes from playing in under ten games, causing him to require protection in the Seattle expansion draft.

    After blocking a shot off his foot in game one of the NCAA Big Ten playoffs, Hughes' arrival to Vancouver saw him slip his foot into a walking boot rather than a pair of skates. That darn Vancouver injury bug.

    With just eight games remaining in the season, the Canucks will not have to worry about Hughes number of games played.

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    Pension Plan Puppets: Victoria Bach wins 2019 CWHL Rookie of the Year

    The 2019 CWHL Awards ceremony took place this evening at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens). A total of four players and two coaches from the Toronto Furies and Markham Thunder were nominated for awards.

    Victoria Bach of the Markham Thunder and Sarah Nurse of the Toronto Furies were both nominated for Rookie of the Year. Laura Fortino of the Markham Thunder was nominated for Defenceman of the Year (that's what the CWHL calls it, to be clear). Natalie Spooner was nominated for CWHL MVP, and Toronto head coach Courtney Kessel and Markham head coach Jim Jackson were both nominated for Coach of the Year.

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    Fansided: Will Gourde's suspension serve as opportunity for Callahan?

    The Department of Player Safety ruled that Gourde's hit did not meet the criteria of "unavoidable head contact."

    The NHL's player safety decision video stated that Gourde "must take an angle of approach that hits through Staal's near-shoulder and core rather than one that hits through his head."

    Unless Gourde elects to appeal the decision, he will miss the next two games against the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins, not playing until the Bolts' regular season "Game 3" against the Washington Capitals next Saturday. While not ideal for the Lightning, Gourde's absence could open the door for more potential playing time for the Bolts' unofficial "13th forward," Ryan Callahan.

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    CSN Bay Area: Sharks not satisfied with single point, believe skid will strengthen them

    Well, the Sharks certainly made it interesting. Every time the Ducks scored a goal on Friday evening, the Sharks came back and were able to tie things up. They even got the game-tying goal late in the third period that took their contest into overtime - at least, before they lost 4-3.

    Perhaps at a different time of year, getting their first point in five games would feel better. Not on this night.

    The focus remains on the work to be done with just seven games left in the regular season. For Team Teal, they need to clean their game up and get back into the win column.

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    Broad Street Hockey: Phantoms weekly rundown: Make or break time approaches

    Another Wednesday game against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton kicked off the week, two weeks ago the Phantoms came into their arena and controlled play, but the same couldn't be said of the rematch. The Phantoms came out a little flat and dropped the first goal early in the first period. And then they came out for the second and spent the first three minutes in their own end. And then they gave up another goal. And then another. The end of the second saw them showing some life, and then Byron Froese got them one back just before the midpoint of the third, making it a two goal game again, but they just couldn't seem to get anything else past Tristan Jarry.

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    Silver Seven: Melnyk Goes Low Again

    Eugene Melnyk has a real knack for kicking people while they're down.

    Every time he puts his face in front of a microphone, you wonder how he could possibly make things worse. After everything that's happened, everything that's been said, what on Earth could come out of his mouth that would escalate things any further?

    Every time, he outdoes himself.

    When it was announced, yesterday, that Melnyk would be on Primetime Sports with Bob McCown, it drew a collective groan from the Senators faithful. It's typical Eugene to leave hometown media in the dark, but jump at the chance to hear himself talk on Toronto radio.

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    NY Post: Rangers' Chris Kreider will sit versus Maple Leafs, is day to day

    One day after he acknowledged the Rangers were leaning toward shutting down Jesper Fast for the rest of the season, coach David Quinn will be without another regular forward Saturday against the Maple Leafs.

    Chris Kreider didn't make the trip to Toronto, and Quinn said the winger was sent for an MRI exam Friday to determine the status of the lower-body injury that has kept him out of the past two practices.

    "Day to day right now, he's gonna get an MRI and we'll know more," Quinn said before the Rangers departed.

    Marc Staal returned to practice after sitting out Thursday's session, also with a lower-body injury.

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    NY Post: Playoff obstacle Islanders will face as season comes to close

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    PHILADELPHIA -- Just two of the eight teams remaining on the Islanders' regular-season schedule have given up hope for the playoffs.

    So, no, the Islanders are not going to walk into the postseason for the first time in three years despite having a nice cushion with their 91 points against the 84 the Blue Jackets have as the team right outside the second wild-card spot.

    The Capitals lost to the Wild on Friday and still own a three-point cushion over the Isles atop the Metropolitan Division.

    Point is, the Islanders still are going to need to win a few games to get in, and it starts with a Saturday matinee against a desperate Flyers team that, at 80 points, can't afford another loss.

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    Fansided: New Jersey Devils: Blake Coleman's Penalties Becoming A Problem

    Blake Coleman is one of the few New Jersey Devils players that's been a major positive this season. After signing on to a new three-year deal in the offseason, he saw his goals jump from 13 to 21 and he even has more assists, despite going from a team making a push for the playoffs to one likely getting a top-five pick in the NHL Draft. Just about everything has been a major positive for his game this season, well except one little thing that would be a big thing if this was a playoff push.

    Blake Coleman is taking way too many penalties.

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    On the Forecheck: Five-Hole Friday: Dance, Dance

    The NHL held a press conference on Wednesday to "officially" announce the Winter Classic to be held at the Cotton Bowl on January 1, 2020.

    Tickets will go on sale on April 23rd. The jerseys won't be officially unveiled until the fall, but we can expect some cool sweaters for both the Predators and the Stars.

    You can check out the official announcement here.

    Wayne Simmonds scored his first goal for the Nashville Predators on Tuesday evening against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Left exposed on Frederik Andersen's stick-side, Simmonds was fed a rangy pass from Ryan Ellis and slammed the puck home.

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    Habs Eyes On The Prize: Saturday Habs Headlines: A rapid turnaround may have saved the Canadiens' season

    In the span of a few days, the Habs went from sinking down the standings to charging up them once more. [ La Presse | Google Translate ]
    Andrew Shaw 's more disciplined play is allowing him to have a more positive impact for the Canadiens. [ Montreal Gazette ]
    Taking different paths to get there, Jake Evans , Lukas Vejdemo , and Alexandre Alain discuss their first year in North American professional hockey. [ La Presse ]
    He's not scoring goals, but Artturi Lehkonen is still doing a lot of things to help the offence.

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    Hockey Wilderness: It's a Border Battle National Championship

    The 2019 NCAA Frozen Four semifinals ended Friday night with a match between Wisconsin and Clarkson. The Badgers were out for a little revenge in this match, as this was the first time the teams had met since the 2017 NCAA National Championship--where the Golden Knights dealt them a 3-0 defeat--and kicked off Clarkson's back-to-back national championships. For such an important game Wisconsin went with their usual starting goaltender, Kristen Campbell, while Clarkson had Kassidy Sauve in goal for similar reasons.

    Wisconsin came out strong, nearly scoring several times in the first couple minutes of the game. Elizabeth Giguere had a nice left side shot that went off Campbell's leg pad and a little later Loren Gabel had the first of what would be many breakaway attempts.

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    Jewels From The Crown: San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings Game 73 Recap: Kings refuse to #LoseForHughes, win 4-2

    It's Ron Burgundy Night at the Staples Center and if he would have been in the booth the previous 72 games, the season wouldn't have seemed so bad:

    When you wonder how the Kings got into this mess known as the 2018-19 season, remember that this Ron Burgundy quote applied to Los Angeles just eight short years ago (this clip is also the best call of the year.):

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    A game after being eliminated from playoff contention, the Los Angeles Kings assumed the role of spoiler, overcoming a 2-1 deficit and netting three goals in the third period to take down the Stanley Cup hopeful San Jose Sharks 4-2.

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    CBS Miami: Heroes Among Us: Purple Heart Recipient Says Joining Marine Corps Was Best Decision Of His Life

    SUNRISE (CBSMiami) - Now to a weekly segment you will only see right here on CBS4.

    Every Friday, in partnership with the Florida Panthers, we put the spotlight on a hero among us; men or women who have gone beyond the call of duty for our country.

    This week we're meeting U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Lance Corporal Kevin Menting.

    Menting says he chose the Marine Corps as a challenge after serving our country for four years.

    This Purple Heart recipient was deployed twice.