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The Leafs have fallen and the Jackets look sharp

Joonas Korpisalo made 33 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 on Sunday to win their best-of-five qualifying round series 3-2.
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Brad Richardson OT Goal 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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Canucks get it done and oust the Wild in O.T.

The Vancouver Canucks overcame a third-period deficit and finished it off in overtime to eliminate the Minnesota Wild and advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs' round of 16.
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Leafs' finish off crazy comeback with O.T. winner

Auston Matthews delivered the overtime dagger Friday after seeing his teammates improbably score three goals in the final four minutes of regulation with Frederik Andersen on the bench for an extra attacker, securing a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets to force a deciding Game 5 in this qualifying series.
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Hungry Coyotes' finish off the toothless Predators

Brad Richardson scored the series-clinching goal in overtime as the Arizona Coyotes advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Friday with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 4 of their qualifying round series.
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Oilers run out of gas against the 'Hawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have eliminated the Edmonton Oilers from Stanley Cup Playoffs contention with a 3-2 win in Game 4 of their Qualifier Series.
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Injury-riddles Jets go down in Flames

The No. 8 Calgary Flames have advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after defeating the No. 9 Winnipeg Jets 4-0 in Game 4 of their best-of-five Qualifier Series.
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Boeser and Canucks' take a 2-1 series lead over the Wild

Jacob Markstrom stopped 27 shots as the Vancouver Canucks edged Minnesota 3-0 to put the Wild on the precipice of elimination in NHL playoff qualifying action Thursday.
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The Leafs' are up against it in series vs Columbus

The Toronto Maple Leafs squandered a 3-0 lead and a golden opportunity Thursday and must beat the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday to extend this Stanley Cup qualifying series to a deciding fifth game.
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Panthers stay alive with a big win over the Isles

Mike Hoffman and Brian Boyle scored 2:07 apart in the opening minutes of the third period, and the Florida Panthers avoided elimination with a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders in Game 3 of their preliminary round playoff series on Wednesday.
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Toronto to be without Muzzin for the remainder of the series

Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin will be sidelined for the rest of the team's qualifying-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets after he was taken off the ice on a stretcher following a collision with Oliver Bjorkstrand in Game 2
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Canucks even the score against the Wild as the series heats up

J.T. Miller's goal and assist led the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, evening their qualifying series at one win apiece.
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Leafs' get a vital victory over the Jackets, but lose Muzzin to an apparent neck injury

Auston Matthews scored late in the second period to finally solve Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying round series at one game apiece.
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Preds tie up the series with a win over the 'Yotes

Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist, Juuse Saros stopped 24 shots and the Nashville Predators beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 Tuesday to even their Stanley Cup qualifier series.
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4:19am - Tue 04 Aug

Winnipeg sqeaks by the Flames 3-2 to even up the series

The Winnipeg Jets recovered from a gaffe and bad luck to edge the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Monday and draw even in their qualifying-round series.
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4:13am - Tue 04 Aug

Pens' re-group and beat the Canadiens to tie the series at 1-1

Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel scored for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night to tie the best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece.
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7:11pm - Mon 03 Aug

Canucks' Ferland fined $5K, avoids suspension for spear

Vancouver Canucks forward Micheal Ferland will be fined $5,000 for his spear in Game 1 of the club's qualifying round series against Minnesota. Wild forward Luke Kunin was also issued a $1,000 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct for his role in the scuffle.
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5:23am - Mon 03 Aug

'Jackets shutout Leafs in Game 1

Joonas Korpisalo made 28 saves in his first post-season start, Cam Atkinson scored early in the third period, and the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 on Sunday to take an early lead in their best-of-five qualifying round series.
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9:37pm - Sun 02 Aug

Ekman-Larsson, Kessel help Coyotes hold off Predators in series opener

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the first of Arizona's three first-period goals, a healthy Phil Kessel had two assists and the Coyotes held on to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Sunday to open their Stanley Cup qualifier series.
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8:11am - Sun 02 Aug

Jets lose Game 1 and two major pieces against Flames

The Winnipeg Jets lost two important players to injury in Saturday's Game 1 against the Calgary Flames and head coach Paul Maurice said both Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine will see specialists on Sunday.
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8:05am - Sun 02 Aug

Price and underdog Canadiens upset Pens in game 1 O.T. stunner

Jeff Petry scored at 13:57 of overtime, Carey Price made 39 saves, and the underdog Montreal Canadiens stunned the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday to open their best-of-five qualifying round series as the NHL raised the curtain on the restart to its pandemic-halted season.
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11:09pm - Sat 01 Aug

Matt Dumba makes speech condemning racism, kneels for U.S national anthem

Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel for a national anthem during the league's restart on Saturday.
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11:05pm - Sat 01 Aug

Maybe they'll play better when they go on the road. Oh, wait......

Rookie winger Dominik Kubalik scored two goals and added three assists, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-4 win over the host Edmonton Oilers in the opener of their best-of-five qualifying round series on Saturday.
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7:36pm - Sat 01 Aug

And they're back!! Aho leads Hurricanes to win over Rangers in NHL's return

Sebastian Aho scored a goal and set up another in the Carolina Hurricanes' 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday in the NHL's opening playoff game following a 4 1/2-month pause.
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7:02pm - Thu 30 Jul

The Rise of the Superpest: The NHL's Skillful Agitators

The NHL has a long history of the irksome, irritating and downright annoying players who happily dwell under the skin of their opponents, but now a more evolved breed combines antics with artistry—an invaluable combo during the high-stakes playoffs.
2:58pm - Thu 30 Jul
Bauer is ripping you off... Bauer Vapor 2X Pro hockey gloves Snap Shot review
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6:16am - Thu 30 Jul

In the latest sports reaction, the Blackhawks ban headdresses from the United Centre

After announcing earlier this month that they would be keeping their current name but pledging more support to the Native American community, the Chicago Blackhawks detailed more of those plans Wednesday.
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6:14am - Thu 30 Jul

Jets make it 11 straight over the Canucks with a win in NHL exhibition play

The Winnipeg Jets, backed by the razor-sharp goaltending of Connor Hellebuyck, overcame a sloppy first period to beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 in exhibition play Wednesday.
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5:06am - Wed 29 Jul

Flyers knock off Penguins in OT in NHL's first exhibition action

Pittsburgh's Conor Sheary scored the first-ever NHL goal in the month of July, but his Penguins lost 3-2 in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers in exhibition play on Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena.
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10:13pm - Mon 20 Jul
The HockeyCircles Family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jack McIlhargey. Jack was one of our Founding Members, and a great friend to all who knew him. Our sincere condolences to Kayrne and family. You will be missed by all Jack....
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11:23pm - Wed 15 Jul

Calgary Flames 'have a lot to prove' in critical playoff run

After being "embarrassed" by the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of last year's playoffs, some doubt whether or not this group can win a Stanley Cup. There's a lot on the line in 2020 for the Flames, and another early exit could lead to big change.
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11:22pm - Wed 15 Jul

Hughes, Makar and Kubalik named finalists for Calder

Defencemen Quinn Hughes and Cale Makar, of the Vancouver Canucks and Colorado Avalanche, respectively, and left winger Dominik Kubalik of the Chicago Blackhawks have been named the three finalists for the 2019‑20 Calder Memorial Trophy, the league announced Wednesday.
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11:21pm - Wed 15 Jul

NHL unveils exhibition schedule, start times for Stanley Cup Qualifiers

The NHL has announced the schedule for 12 exhibition games and the starting times for match-ups in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
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11:20pm - Wed 15 Jul

Cheaters never prosper......Lol

In their quest to make the best of this unprecedented summer training camp, the Toronto Maple Leafs inadvertently went offside.