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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
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Heartbreak. It’s defined as crushing grief, anguish or distress. Fans of Washington’s four major sports teams know it better than anyone. Consider: The knee of the Washington Redskins‘ prized rookie quarterback is shredded in a playoff game; he’s never the same. A team once known as the Bullets – the Washington Wizards — becomes known
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Apr 13, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN WINNIPEG, Manitoba — In late March, when Patrik Laine limped off the ice against the Los Angeles Kings after blocking a shot, the status of the Winnipeg Jets winger’s left leg quickly became a minor international incident. In Laine’s native Finland, newspapers published dueling doctors’ prognoses. Fans tweeted at the
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Apr 13, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN Watching the parade of postseason news conferences from eliminated teams has been like watching the NHL as scripted by “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci, minus the colorful prose. It’s a collection of empty suits spackling over their own backsides and deflecting blame as if they have a force field up. Patrik
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LAS VEGAS — The NHL Awards will remain in Las Vegas the next three years, commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday night before the Vegas Golden Knights opened the playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings. The NHL Awards will be held Wednesday, June 20, at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which was
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN For 16 years, Mitch Korn was the goaltending coach for the Nashville Predators, earning the nickname “The Goalie Whisperer” for his success with several netminders. He followed coach Barry Trotz to Washington, but not before coaching current Predators goalie Pekka Rinne for eight seasons. He oversaw two seasons in which
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As demonstrated by the Stanley Cup champion Penguins last season, experience can be a deciding factor in an otherwise evenly matched playoff series. That’s good news for teams like the Predators and Lightning, who have big advantages in playoff experience over their first-round opponents, the Avalanche and Devils, respectively. Using the previous career totals of
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN After 82 regular-season games that are basically rendered meaningless by an inequitable postseason format, the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is set. There are familiar rivals. There are intriguing matchups. There are … well, a lot of games. ESPN’s Barry Melrose joins Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan on
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