Sweden crushes United States to reach final at ice hockey worlds

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Sweden strode into the final of the ice hockey world championship by crushing the United States 6-0 on Saturday. The defending champion set up a gold-medal game on Sunday against Switzerland, a 3-2 winner over Canada. The Swedes set up the victory with three goals in three minutes and seven seconds midway […]

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Marian Hossa of Chicago Blackhawks tells Slovakian newspaper ‘I will not play hockey anymore’

12:50 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Marian Hossa‘s playing career appears to be over. The Chicago Blackhawks winger told the Slovakian publication Novy Cas, “I will not play hockey anymore,” in an interview published Saturday. Hossa, 39, played 19 seasons in the NHL with the Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings […]

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Boston University Terriers coach David Quinn intends to leave for New York Rangers coaching job

2:14 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Boston University coach David Quinn has informed school officials that he intends to leave for the vacant New York Rangers head-coaching position, sources have told ESPN’s John Buccigross. Quinn, 51, would replace Alain Vigneault, who was fired after amassing a 226-147-37 record over five seasons. Quinn and the Rangers, according […]

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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs – How Andrei Vasilevskiy’s worst moments helped him become Tampa Bay Lightning’s best

8:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN WASHINGTON — Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy calls it the worst moment of his life, even if it was undeniably the catalyst for some of his best ones. It was 2016. Vasilevskiy was 22, in his third season as goalie Ben Bishop‘s understudy. He hadn’t played more than 24 […]

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Vegas Golden Knights, Marc-Andre Fleury host family of Humboldt Broncos coach

May 17, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN LAS VEGAS — After another stellar playoff performance, Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury shared a tender moment with the sons of the Humboldt Broncos coach who was killed last month in a tragic bus crash. Fleury met with Carson and Jackson Haugan, the sons of Broncos coach and general manager […]

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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs – New NHL dads juggle newborns, playoff pressure

7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN WASHINGTON, D.C. — Winning their first-round playoff series in five games was beneficial to the stamina of the Tampa Bay Lightning — and essential to the sanity of J.T. and Natalie Miller. Had the Lightning’s series gone to six games against the New Jersey Devils, J.T. would have been in […]

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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs — Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien too big to handle

7:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN LAS VEGAS — When Dustin Byfuglien has his eyes set on what he wants — whether it’s an open shooting lane or a lackadaisical opponent at open ice primed for a hit — there’s no dialing back to half-speed. That extends to pregame warm-ups, specifically when Byfuglien is set on […]

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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Weekly Reader – Why the Vegas Golden Knights should be Canada’s team

3:59 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN There’s an annual tradition in the Stanley Cup Playoffs where the last remaining Canadian franchise, attempting to bring the chalice north-of-da-border for the first time since 1993, is anointed “Canada’s team” by the barometer of public sentiment, the newspaper editorial page. “The Winnipeg Jets are the perfect team for all […]

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How the Carolina Hurricanes build their next Stanley Cup contender

Can the Carolina Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup in 2018-19? They were among the best teams in the league just over a decade ago, made two trips to the Stanley Cup Final in four seasons, and emerged victorious in 2005-06. Since then, they have made the playoffs just once, and have placed no higher than […]

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