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30mPierre LeBrun

Caps-Pens is taking a sour turn

A series billed as being a matchup of the two biggest stars in the game has instead deteriorated into a clash of dirty and borderline hits that have to be reined in by the NHL.

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Hockey eyes Hispanic fans for growth

In the not-so-distant future, a hockey stick and a puck might be as common a sight in a Hispanic kid's room as a soccer ball or baseball bat.

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Pavelski lights the lamp for Sharks (0:24)
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What's next for Boudreau, Ducks?

Following the Anaheim Ducks' firing of Bruce Boudreau, Craig Custance explores who the Ducks will hire, and where Boudreau will land.

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Matthew Coller

Radulov's fit with seven potential suitors

Alexander Radulov could bring a substantial offensive boost to any NHL team that signs him. Matthew Coller examines seven suitors to see where the Russian winger is the best fit.

Melrose on Ducks firing Boudreau: 'It's ridiculous' (1:13)
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Which tortured fan base deserves a Stanley Cup?

For some fan bases, it has been decades since their team raised the Stanley Cup. Others are still waiting for their first Cup kiss. So who deserves a Stanley Cup victory the most?

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3dPierre LeBrun

NHL, NHLPA agree on expansion draft rules

In what could be a significant step toward adding a team, the league and its players union concluded 'extensive discussions' on expansion issues.

Capitals win without being the best team (0:47)
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3dJoe McDonald

Lightning defenseman Stralman 'not near ready'

Injury-riddled Tampa Bay won't get Anton Stralman or Steven Stamkos back anytime soon. But Matt Carle, J.T. Brown and Mike Blunden are day-to-day.


Penguins take series lead with 3-2 win

Pittsburgh jumped out to a 3-0 advantage and survived a third-period rally from Washington to grab a 2-1 series advantage.


Tom Kuhnhackl scores goal off his back

Whatever works to help your Penguins team to a 2-1 series lead.


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Pittsburgh takes the lead! Penguins hold off a 3rd-period rally by the Capitals to take a 2-1 series lead.