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4mPierre LeBrun

Penguins clip Sharks at warp speed

Both teams tried to impose their will in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals, but it was the Pittsburgh Penguins that emerged victorious by speeding past the surprised San Jose Sharks.

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Bonino the hero with late Game 1 winner (0:24)
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Bonino making a habit of postseason goals (2:49)
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4hPierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside

Bettman: NHL closing in on expansion decision

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says a decision on whether or not the league will expand to possibly Las Vegas, Quebec City or both will be made in the coming weeks.

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Breaking down the Stanley Cup finals

The ESPN.com crew previews the Stanley Cup finals with help from Sharks C Logan Couture, Penguins D Justin Schultz and Penguins RW Tom Kuhnhackl, and dishes on World Cup of Hockey rosters.

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3dBen Arledge

Smith at peace with infamous Stanley Cup own goal

Thirty years ago, Steve Smith became hockey's Bill Buckner when his infamous gaffe cost the Oilers a chance at a Cup. Now he's helping other young defensemen weather the ups and downs in the NHL.

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World Cup of Hockey roster: Team Russia

Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Pavel Datsyuk headline Russia's roster, but the additional seven includes the suspended defenseman Slava Voynov.

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5dPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: World Cup of Hockey jerseys

The jerseys for the World Cup of Hockey have been rolled out, and while the designs range from spectacular to adequate, all of the sweaters share one particular flaw.

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What Dylan Sadowy can do for the Red Wings

Craig Custance examines what new trade acquisition Dylan Sadowy can do for Detroit. Plus, another round of #CustanceCorrespondence.

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London Knights claim Memorial Cup with OT win

Matthew Tkachuk scored two goals, including the game winner in overtime, to give the London Knights a 3-2 victory over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Sunday in the Memorial Cup championship game.

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Bonino nets late Game 1 winner in SCF

Nick Bonino scored with 2:33 left in Game 1 to break a 2-2 tie and give the Penguins the series lead in the Stanley Cup finals.

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Bonino making habit of postseason goals

Nick Bonino joins Steve Levy and Barry Melrose to discuss his late game-winning goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals and his history of scoring big goals in big moments.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Sharks forward Patrick Marleau doesn't believe his hit on Bryan Rust deserves a suspension. "I just tried to keep everything down. I didn't want to get too high on him... I kept my shoulder in and elbow in and everything in."

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang, who assisted on the game-winning goal en route to a 3-2 win in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals against the San Jose Sharks at Consol Energy Center, said they can't take the foot off the gas like they did in the second period.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby on Game 1 win over Sharks: "I think that we just did a really good job of not trying to feel the game out, especially early. You've got two teams who haven't seen each other in awhile, it's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final, I think that there's always nerves there. I thought we did a good job of just playing and trying to get to our game, and it gave us a big boost to get that kind of start."

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray was pleased with the team's 3-2 win in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals against the San Jose Sharks. The early momentum is key in this series.

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Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

Bryan Rust is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, per Sullivan. The coach thought it was a blindside hit, one the league should review.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton said he knows the team will respond after a 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.

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Steve Levy @espnSteveLevy

Nick Bonino-5 of his 12 career playoff goals are game winners. 4 of the 5 have come in final 3 minutes of the 3rd period or later.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns described the team's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals as a "wow, we're here" kind of thing.

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Dave Tuley @ViewFromVegas

Penguins beat Sharks 3-2 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals. The ViewFromVegas is they were -135 home favorites & game stayed under 5.5 goals.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Penguins beat Sharks 3-2 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals. The ViewFromVegas is they were -135 home favorites & game stayed under 5.5 goals.