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A new franchise, under General Manager George McPhee and Coach Gerard Gallant, hopes to go beyond the expansion draft to build a speedy, skilled team.
Washington General Manager Brian MacLellan does not see the need for “a major change” after a deflating Game 7 loss and with a salary-cap crunch looming.
Rinne will miss a reunion with old Finnish teammates, but with Nashville in its first Stanley Cup finals, they have something new to talk about.
A dreadful start, followed by a valiant rally, and then a late fade resulted in a Pittsburgh victory in Game 1, even though Nashville controlled play through it all.
Nello Ferrara was being groomed to take the reins of a famed confectioner, but chose to cobble together a decade-long career with 19 minor league teams.
While the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to repeat as champs, the Nashville Predators are intent on their very first title.
Loaded with seasoned veterans, Pittsburgh, which is trying to repeat as N.H.L. champions, knows the margin of error in the final is razor thin.
Chris Kunitz scored in the second overtime period of Game 7, sending Pittsburgh back to the finals for the second straight year.
Facing elimination, Ottawa rebounded with a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Colton Sissons scored three times as Nashville eliminated the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6. Up next is the winner of the series between the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators.
Henrik and Joel Lundqvist, who had not played on the same team in 12 years, joined forces in the men’s hockey world championship.
The transformation to playoff perennials is particularly rewarding for a small number of employees who have been present since the franchise’s early years.
Pittsburgh scored four times in the first period on the way to a huge shutout and the doorstep of the Stanley Cup finals, as seven players in all recorded goals.
Pittsburgh Coach Mike Sullivan chose Murray over Marc-Andre Fleury, who had a bad start in Game 3 against Ottawa after being stellar for most of the postseason.
Corey Perry scored 10:25 into overtime with a shot that hit P.K. Subban’s stick, and the Ducks ended the Predators’ 10-game home playoff winning streak.
Pittsburgh has not announced if Matt Murray will replace Marc-Andre Fleury in goal for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa.
Host Ottawa had four first-period goals, the last three in 2 minutes 18 seconds, and took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg scored for Nashville as it rallied from a 1-0 deficit entering the final period.
With the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft as a catalyst and plenty of teams in the market for talent in the net, the dominoes were starting to fall.
Before the Senators’ trap stifled the high-scoring Penguins in the first two games of the conference finals, they had not been held to a single goal in a game in seven weeks.