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Lightning test Henrik Lundqvist again, but Rangers' goalie gets high marks in 5-1 win

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning tested Henrik Lundqvist again - and this time the New York Rangers goalie passed with high marks....

Lundqvist rebounds, Nash scores twice to help Rangers beat Lightning 5-1 in Game 4

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Henrik Lundqvist and a couple of other old standbys picked a nice time to reassert themselves for the New York Rangers....

Precious real estate: Fight for Stanley Cup final being waged in small area in front of net

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The NHL's hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. You have to fight to get there, and it is quite difficult to stay in place after you arrive....

Mike Babcock returns to Joe Louis Arena, bids emotional farewell to team and city

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DETROIT (AP) -- Mike Babcock stood at the front of the familiar dressing room at Joe Louis Arena, this time for something of a farewell address....

Blackhawks waste 5 power-play opportunities in 2-1 loss to Ducks in Game 3 of Western finals

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Five power plays. More than nine minutes with the man advantage. And no goals for the Chicago Blackhawks....

Maple Leafs introduce Mike Babcock, coach with big contract and big expectations

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TORONTO (AP) -- Brendan Shanahan's first conversation with Mike Babcock about the Toronto Maple Leafs' coaching position was more of a disclaimer than a sales pitch. The club president wanted Babcock to know how far away the Leafs are from being a winning team....

Nash and St. Louis held pointless, Rangers lose 6-5 in overtime to Lightning

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning's top players came up big - again. The New York Rangers' Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis continued their postseason goal-scoring struggles....

Boston Bruins elevate former player, assistant general manager Don Sweeney to GM

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BOSTON (AP) -- On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement....

Ducks lose 3-2 on Marcus Kruger's goal in 3rd OT, Blackhawks even West Conf finals in Game 2

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks wished they hadn't allowed Game 2 of the Western Conference finals to become the longest game in Honda Center history even before Marcus Kruger won it for the Chicago Blackhawks....

Marcus Kruger tips Blackhawks past Ducks 3-2 in 3rd OT of Game 2, evening series

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Blackhawks tried just about everything to get a puck past Frederik Andersen while Game 2 of the Western Conference finals wound through three overtime periods and deep into the night, eventually becoming the longest game in Chicago's 89-year history....


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