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Friday, May 1, 2009
McLellan, Julien, Murray named finalists

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The San Jose Sharks' Todd McLellan, Boston Bruins' Claude Julien and St. Louis Blues' Andy Murray are finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach.

The league announced the finalists Friday.

The Sharks led the Western Conference with 117 points, while the Bruins won the Eastern Conference with 116 points.

The Blues reached the playoffs after posting the fourth-worst record in the NHL a year ago.