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NHL playoffs | Oshie has hat trick, Capitals beat Penguins in overtime

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
WASHINGTON - T.J. Oshie completed a hat trick in overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night in a classic start to the highly anticipated second-round playoff series between Alex Ovechkin and ...

What Are The Odds?

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Blue Jackets joined the NHL in 2000 as an expansion franchise, along with the Minnesota Wild, and a coin was flipped to determine which of the two expansion teams would pick first in the entry draft.

NHL playoffs | Sharks vs. Predators preview

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Each week (usually at 1 p.m. Wednesdays) during during the NHL season, Dispatch beat writer Aaron Portzline answers readers' questions.
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NHL roundup | Prince, Islanders top Lightning in Game 1

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
NHL roundup | Prince, Islanders top Lightning in Game 1. Enlarge Image. NHL | New ... Each week (usually at 1 p.m. Wednesdays) during during the NHL season, Dispatch beat writer Aaron Portzline answers readers' questions. Join us for our next Blue ...

NHL | Little Caesars Arena will be Red Wings' new home

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The name was announced Thursday by Little Caesars and Olympia Entertainment. They say a 20-year naming rights agreement averages more than $6.25 million per year.

Meltzer's Musings: A Crucial Offseason Begins

Hockeybuzz.com (blog) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A 100-point season doesn't mean as much as it used to pre-2005 and especially pre-realignment (for example, the New Islanders had a 100-point season this year and, due to the NHL's current playoff formatting, it was only good enough for the upper ...

NHL notebook | Stars still waiting for Seguin to skate

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been suspended by the NHL for three games for a high hit on Washington Capitals forward T.J.

Why the NHL needs to revamp its playoff system

FOXSports.com - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Now, before we get into the particulars of this postseason, some history: This massive imbalance we're seeing today is a result of the realignment the league underwent prior to the 2013-14 season, when the Winnipeg Jets moved to the Western Conference ...

NHL | Blackhawks on a roll heading into tonight's Game 7 vs. Blues

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Blackhawks have big-time momentum heading into Game 7. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks are trying to climb back from a 3-1 series deficit.

NHL roundup | Capitals close out Flyers

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
NHL roundup | Capitals close out Flyers ... Each week (usually at 1 p.m. Wednesdays) during during the NHL season, Dispatch beat writer Aaron Portzline answers readers' questions.
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There's a more fair way to seed the NBA playoffs. But the league isn't interested.

Washington Post - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
That combination of less tradition and more travel, at least for now, seems to have curtailed any possibility this kind of seeding realignment comes to fruition anytime soon. That doesn't mean it's off the table for good, though. “It's something we ...

Truths and Tidbits From Lake Erie

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
“Not like this,” he said. “Not when it really mattered.” Anderson is a big-body, power forward type who, I think, is going to have a long, productive NHL career. It seems like he's been around forever, but the Jackets drafted him (fourth round, 95th ...
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After Fox Goes All-In, What's Next for the Big Ten?

Corn Nation - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The Big Ten does not want their games treated like the NHL's games on the Worldwide Leader in Sports - ignored at their own peril.
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NHL investigating alleged gay slur during Blackhawks vs. Blues

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
CHICAGO -- The NHL said it is investigating after Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw appeared to use a gay slur after he was sent to the penalty box late in Chicago's loss to the St. Louis Blues.

NHL | Killorn's late goal helps Lightning eliminate Red Wings

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Bishop stopped 34 shots, Alex Killorn scored with less than two minutes remaining and the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

NHL | Flyers top Capitals, avoid elimination

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
NHL | Flyers top Capitals, avoid elimination ... Each week (usually at 1 p.m. Wednesdays) during during the NHL season, Dispatch beat writer Aaron Portzline answers readers' questions.

Monsters Rout Rockford, Earn Sweep

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
CLEVELAND - So far, the Blue Jackets' hopes of a long playoff run for their top minor-league affiliate - including many of their top prospects -- is off to a fast start.

NHL | Penguins pounce on error by Rangers

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
NEW YORK - Two veteran New York Rangers defensemen, Dan Boyle and Keith Yandle, converged on a loose puck in their zone, barely avoiding a head-on collision.

NHL roundup | Capitals' Ovechkin scores twice in Game 3 rout

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
NHL roundup | Capitals' Ovechkin scores twice in Game 3 rout. Enlarge Image ... Each week (usually at 1 p.m. Wednesdays) during during the NHL season, Dispatch beat writer Aaron Portzline answers readers' questions. Join us for our next Blue Jackets ...

Lake Erie Opens AHL Playoffs Tonight

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
“Quite honestly, they're going to play in pressure games, pressure situations, and play in an atmosphere in those playoffs that we just can't give them at the NHL level this season, given our situation.” And so it begins tonight for the Lake Erie Monsters.
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