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Schwartz caps Blues’ rally in 3-2 win over Jets 1 in Games 5

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period to cap St. Louis’ three-goal third period in a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference playoff series. Ryan O’Reilly and Brayden Schenn scored earlier in the final […]
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St. Louis Blues: 3 Notes for Success Against the Jets

As has become tradition in the Gateway City, the St. Louis Blues squandered a two-game series lead in the playoffs (this time against the Winnipeg Jets) and now find themselves tied at two, with the series returning to Canada on Thursday night. The team’s play was uninspiring in both of their home defeats, and there are a number of alterations they need to make to improve their chances of capturing the series. Three of those rise above the others. 1) Pietrangelo & Parayko Must Play Forw...
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Golden Knights One Win From Advancing

The Vegas Golden Knights are on the brink of reaching the second round for the second time in their two-year history. A year after advancing all the way to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season, the Golden Knights are one win away from moving past the San Jose Sharks in the post-season again as the teams head into Game 5 (10 p.m. EDT, NBCSN) on Thursday night. After losing the series opener at San Jose, Vegas has won three straight and will be looking to close it out back on the ...
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Jets Beat Blues to Even Series on Connor OT Winner

ST. LOUIS — Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece. Mark Scheifele also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets, who arrived in St. Louis down 2-0. It is the only first-round series in which the home team has failed to win a game. Game 5 is Thursday night back in Winnipeg. Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Jordan Binnington made ...
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Winipeg Jets Even Their Series With The St. Louis Blues

from Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet, After an uneven 82-game regular season that saw them decline by 15 points, and two more playoff losses on home ice, the Winnipeg Jets went to St. Louis and rediscovered the formidable form that brought them within three wins of the Stanley Cup Final last spring. Kyle Connor’s calm tap-in from Mark Scheifele’s centring pass at 6:02 of overtime gave the Jets a 2-1 win against the St. Louis Blues and a 2-2 tie in their first-round series that seemed impr...
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Andersen, Grubauer & Rinne Stepping up in Playoffs

DENVER — This classifies as fun for Frederik Andersen: Protecting a late lead in the third period by leaping out of his net to stop a shot with the handle of his stick. Sticky situation handled. “Doing whatever it takes to save it,” the Toronto goaltender explained after the 3-2 win Monday over Boston. “Fun one.” Going into the post-season, there were some reservations concerning such goaltenders as Andersen, Philipp Grubauer of Colorado and even Pekka Rinne of Nashville. They have each...
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Open Post- Four Playoff Games Tonight, Two Teams Facing Elimination

With a loss tonight, Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh will be eliminated from the playoffs. St. Louis is up 2-1 on Winnipeg and the same with Vegas over San Jose.  
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NHL Rumors: Babcock, Canadiens, Flyers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are more conversations about the future for Nazem Kadri and, in some respects, that carries over to questions about the future of head coach Mike Babcock. There are also rumors that the Montreal Canadiens have made a shopping list of players for the offseason and the Philadelphia Flyers will look to improve their defense with a veteran either by free agency or trade. Questions About Mike Babcock? Kevin McGran of the Toronto Sun wrote in his mailbag s...
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Jets bounce back with 6-3 win over Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Connor scored twice, Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Sunday night to climb back into their first-round playoff series. Winnipeg dropped the first two games by one goal, but got back on track in St. Louis. Kevin […]
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Open Post- Four Stanley Cup Playoff Games Today

Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and Winnipeg are down 0-2 while San Jose/Vegas are tied at one game.  
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Former Sabres Seeing Playoff Action

While the 2018-19 edition of the Buffalo Sabres may have failed to qualify for the postseason for the eighth straight season – the longest current playoff drought in the NHL – many former Sabres are competing for the Stanley Cup. Related – Off the Crossbar: Housley Preps Sabres for Playoffs Of the 16 teams to make the playoffs, nine of them have ex-Sabres on their roster. There are 14 players in total that donned the blue and gold. So if you’re looking for a team or a familiar face to roo...
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Credit To Doug Armstrong

from Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, While the Blues toiled with the Jets in a Friday night thriller that tilted for good on another dominant third period that sent the Blues home from Winnipeg up 2-0 in this best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal, Armstrong offered a quick nod as he cruised by. No need for comment. His decisions are saying everything for him. Ryan O’Reilly, his eye blackened by a scrum, shared between wins in Winnipeg that this is the ...
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Five Storylines From Jets’ First Two Playoff Games

The Winnipeg Jets’ first two Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoff games — a pair of one-goal losses to the St. Louis Blues that has them down 2-0 in the series — has created a number of storylines. While there are always dozens upon dozens of things to scrutinize in any given game — even more so at this time of the year when teams are chasing the Stanley Cup — here are just five of the many Jets’ storylines that played out at Bell MTS Place in Games 1 and 2. 5: Jets Have Been Physical — Sometimes ...
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Blue Jackets surge sets tone for unpredictable NHL playoffs

The Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL's best team, lost their first two playoff games at home to the Columbus Blue Jackets and are vulnerable without their top scorer for Game 3. Winnipeg lost its first two at home, leaving the Jets fighting for their postseason relevance as that series shifts to St. Louis. The Pittsburgh Penguins are loaded with stars who have years of playoff experience.
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Sundqvist scores twice, Blues edge Jets 4-3 to take 2-0 lead

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night in Game 2 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series. Pat Maroon and Ryan O’Reilly also scored for the Blues, who lead the best-of-seven matchup 2-0 and host Game 3 […]
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Lightning, Penguins, Jets & Golden Knights Look to Bounce Back Tonight

The Tampa Bay Lightning faced little adversity in the regular season on the way to a record-tying 62 wins and the most points in a season in 23 years. That all changed as fast as the Lightning squandered a three-goal lead before losing 4-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their first-round series Wednesday night. Now a team that lost consecutive games just twice all season, must rebound in Game 2 at home on Friday night (7 p.m. EDT, CNBC) or be in danger of a quick playoff stay follo...
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Blues, Bozak & Binnington Beat Jets in Game 1

WINNIPEG — Tyler Bozak scored with 2:05 left in the third period to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday in Game 1 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series. Blues forward Pat Maroon sent a backhand pass from behind the net out to Bozak in the slot, whose quick shot went by Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck. “I had a lot of chances tonight so I knew the puck was kind of following me around a bit,” said Bozak. “It’s always fun when that h...
Tags: Sport, Blues, Jets, Hockey, St Louis, Vegas, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Western Conference, Binnington, Jordan Binnington

Maroon believes grandfather with him in Blues 2-1 win over Jets in Game 1

WINNIPEG — Pat Maroon figures his grandfather was watching him from heaven when set up Tyler Bozak's winning goal in the St. Louis Blues' 2-1 playoff victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday.Maroon battled for the puck in the corner and then sent a backhand pass from behind the net out to Bozak in the high slot, whose quick shot went by Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck with 2:05 left in the third period."He was watching above so obviously that was for him," Maroon said of his 95-ye...
Tags: Florida, News, Blues, Jets, St Louis, Vegas, Maroon, Central Division, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron, St Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets, Western Conference, Binnington

Bozak’s late goal lifts Blues over Jets 2-1 in Game 1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Tyler Bozak scored with 2:05 left in the third period to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series. Pat Maroon sent a backhand pass from behind the net out to Bozak in the […]
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Stars vs Predators: A Rivalry in the Making

NASHVILLE — The NHL could not have planned this any better. The Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars are due to meet in the next Winter Classic but first the two Central Division foes have a chance to build up their rivalry starting Wednesday night in the first post-season series between them. “It’s probably really good promotion for NBC for next year to get this rivalry going,” Predators general manager David Poile said. Nashville won the season series 3-2, and Stars forward Tyler Segu...
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Winnipeg Jets Need to Rebound After Rough Finish to Season

WINNIPEG — Patrik Laine views the playoffs as a fresh start for himself. He’s not the only Jets player with that approach. Winnipeg isn’t exactly rolling as it heads into its first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, going 4-5-1 in its final 10 regular-season games. The Blues, on the other hand, nearly ran the table, finishing 8-1-1. Laine admitted his confidence was low following an inconsistent regular season, but he’s optimistic going into Wednesday’s Game 1 at home. “B...
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Goalie Jordan Binnington Is the One to Watch When Blues Play the Jets

Jordan Binnington is about to get a crash course in what Connor Hellebuyck faced last season. The St. Louis Blues’ rookie goaltender will make his playoff debut against Hellebuyck and the high-powered Jets in Game 1 of their first-round series Wednesday night in Winnipeg. If Binnington can match what Hellebuyck did last year in his first taste of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Blues could continue their surprising run after going from last in the NHL in January all the way to the post-season. ...
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4 Bold Predictions for 1st Round of the 2019 NHL Playoffs

With the regular season officially finished up, it’s now the best time of the year for hockey fans. The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin on Wednesday where there will surely be fireworks and drama as usual. The NHL blessed its fans with plenty to be excited about this postseason. The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the greatest teams ever assembled, the Carolina Hurricanes broke an agonizing playoff drought, and there are several superstar matchups in the first round. It’s not always easy ...
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‘Good Luck!’ Lightning Carry Burden of Presidents’ Trophy

Jon Cooper and Todd Reirden were coaching at the All-Star Game in January when the topic of winning the Presidents’ Trophy came up. With Cooper’s Tampa Bay Lightning cruising toward winning it as the NHL’s best team, he asked the Washington coach how to handle it. Reirden was less than helpful. “I said: ‘Good luck! I don’t know what you’re talking about,'” Reirden recalled with a grin. Finishing at the top of the league comes with expectations, but only two of 13 Presidents’ Trophy winn...
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Flames Face Uphill Battle in Tough Western Conference Playoffs

The Calgary Flames are the new players in the Western Conference playoffs, a field stacked with Stanley Cup-contending teams such as the San Jose Sharks, Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights. It doesn’t appear to be safe to count any of the eight teams out. Predators general manager David Poile knows the NHL as well as anyone on the planet, with three-plus decades of experience leading teams. And he would not wager a dollar on this post-season . “I can’t see bet...
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Trading Places: Deadline Deals’ Effect on Playoff Teams

Excuse Derick Brassard for having a little difficulty finding his bearings after the veteran centre took an unorthodox cross-country route in reaching the NHL playoffs. Brassard: From Pittsburgh to Colorado Through Florida Starting the season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Brassard was traded to the Florida Panthers, where he spent 10 games before landing in Colorado in time to help the Avalanche’s late-season surge to clinch the Western Conference’s eighth and final playoff berth. Brassa...
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Rangers’ Lundqvist: Struggles in 2nd Half ‘More Challenging’

Henrik Lundqvist liked how he started the season. The 37-year-old New York Rangers goalie wasn’t so pleased with how he played toward the end. He was 15-12-7 with a 3.19 goals-against average during the first half while earning his fifth All-Star appearance. After that, however, he had just three wins in 17 starts to finish with fewer than 24 wins for the first time in his career. “It was more challenging than I expected it to be and that’s something I have to learn from obviously,” Lundqv...
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St. Louis Blues – From the Cellar to the Playoffs

Dead-last in the NHL in early January, the St. Louis Blues looked like underachievers who cost their head coach his job and wouldn’t remain together for long. Then the Blues did the improbable, winning 30 of their final 45 games to become the seventh team since the expansion era began in 1967 to go from last in the league after New Year’s Day to the playoffs. But the transformation didn’t begin from rock bottom of the standings on the morning of Jan 3. St. Louis’ roller-coaster ride starte...
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Time Running Out for NHL Veterans Still Chasing First Stanley Cup

TORONTO — Time is running out for some NHL players that have yet to win a Stanley Cup over a lengthy career. Here are 10 NHL veterans still chasing their first Cup: 1. Calgary Goaltender Mike Smith – 37 13 seasons (2018-19: 42 games played, 23-16-2, 2.72 goals-against average, .898 save percentage) Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Smith (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gene J. Puskar) Smith arguably has his best chance at a Cup with Calgary after years in Dallas, Tampa Bay and Arizon...
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Canada: one indigenous group accuses other of cultural appropriation in award row

Inuit singers cut ties with show over nomination of Cree singer Connie LeGrande, who they say improperly uses throat singingA prominent awards show for indigenous music in Canada has been plunged into turmoil after a group of Inuit performers accused a Cree folk singer of cultural appropriation.Several well-known Inuit singers have cut ties with the Indigenous Music awards (IMA), an annual show due to held in Winnipeg on 17 May, over the nomination of Connie LeGrande, who they accuse of improper...
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