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52mCraig Custance

Stanley Cup finals preview: Sharks vs. Penguins

A matchup that features speed and plenty of star power could turn on which team shuts down the other's top dogs. Can the Penguins contain San Jose's Joes? Will the Sharks shut down Sid and Geno?

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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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2016 World Cup of Hockey schedule

Dates have been set for all 17 possible games at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, all to be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

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2hPierre LeBrun

Five things to know about the Sharks

San Jose -- which has been playing Cup-contending hockey since January -- is no Cinderella, but it has plenty of unsung heroes. Here's a cheat sheet to help you get up to speed on the Sharks.

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1dPaul 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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4hCraig Custance

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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Murray-Fleury, DeBoer-Hitchcock, Joel Ward

Scott Burnside, Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun cover the Penguins switching from Matt Murray to Marc-Andre Fleury in goal and the coaching battle in the Western Finals between Pete DeBoer and Ken Hitchcock. Plus, Sharks RW Joel Ward joins.

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4dJoe McDonald

Penguins down but not out

The Penguins are on the brink of elimination but can take inspiration from last year's Lightning team, which found itself in similar straits -- and stormed back to reach the Stanley Cup finals.

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4dScott Burnside

Cold Fleury, hot Lightning tip Game 5

The Pittsburgh Penguins were looking good heading into the third period with momentum and a one-goal lead. Then the roof caved in and changed the complexion of the Eastern Conference finals.


Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Reason Team Canada adamant on adding another LHD is that should Keith or Vlasic get hurt in tourney, you don't want to go down to just 1 LHD

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Lot of guys who had strong Worlds/playoffs/end of season stretches on the final roster spots. Wasn't everything, but moved some needles.

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

The player whose stock rose the most over the last few months of Doug Armstrong and his management staff talking: Joe Thornton.

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

The depth on RHD always meant some big names like Seabrook, Subban and Letang were going to miss out. Needed to add a LHD (Muzzin)

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Team Canada's 7 WCup roster additions: Joe Thornton, Claude Giroux, Matt Duchene, Brad Marchand, Brent Burns, Alex Pietrangelo, Jake Muzzin

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Well Matthews is on it. Galchenyuk is not. Is there a feature on Twitter where you can mute angry tweets from a province?

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Youngstars 7 WCup additions: Jonathan Drouin, Auston Matthews, RNH, Mark Scheifele, Shayne Gostisbehere, Colton Parayko, Jacob Trouba

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

So no Kessel or Justin Faulk or Shattenkirk, among others... for USA... surprising especially for Faulk or Shattenkirk for me...

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Team USA 7 WCup roster additions: Matt Niskanen, Erik Johnson, Jack Johnson, Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan, JVR and David Backes