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NHL playoffs | Penguins take 2-1 series lead against Capitals

Columbus Dispatch - ‎15 hours ago‎
Carl Hagelin added his third goal of the playoffs for Pittsburgh, which took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series on another contentious night guaranteed to keep the NHL player safety office busy. Two days after Washington's Brooks Orpik earned a ...
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NHL playoffs | Questionable hits turn up heat between Penguins, Capitals

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Brooks Orpik's elbow to Olli Maatta's chin early in Game 2 ended with Maatta skating woozily off the ice, the young defenseman's status for the rest of the best-of-seven series uncertain and Orpik out three games after being suspended by the NHL on ...
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Hockey: Jimmy Dowd Jr. picked by Omaha in USHL Draft

Asbury Park Press - ‎5 hours ago‎
RELATED: 2017-18 Shore Conference Hockey realignment a major shakeup. “They actually called my phone by mistake,” said Dowd, a 16-year NHL veteran, who was on the ice practicing with his own travel hockey team at the time. “But I was quick to pass ...

Tidbits, Thoughts & Scribbles #1

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎22 hours ago‎
The Blue Jackets on Saturday had their currency upgraded via the NHL draft lottery for the first time in franchise history.
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NHL roundup | Blues even series against Stars on Backes' goal

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Enlarge Image LM Otero | Associated Press Blues defenseman Colton Parayko, left, and Stars left wing Patrick Sharp tangle during the second period.

NHL playoffs roundup | Johnson has 2 goals, assist as Bolts beat Isles

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Tyler Johnson had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday to even the second-round series at a game apiece.

NHL draft lottery | Blue Jackets hoping for the best: No. 1 pick

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson will fly to Toronto this morning in advance of tonight's NHL draft lottery.
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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 ...

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.

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.

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.
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NHL roundup | Blues eliminate Blackhawks in Game 7

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
NHL roundup | Blues eliminate Blackhawks in Game 7. NHL playoffs | Penguins take 2-1 ... Each week (usually at 1 p.m.

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 ...

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 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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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 | 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.

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.
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Blue Jackets | Lack of call-up isn't drag on Tynan

Columbus Dispatch - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Late this season, when the Jackets were calling up top young players for trial runs in the NHL, Tynan never got the phone call.
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