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Morning Line- Jeremy Jacobs

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Video- Gary Bettman On Legal Sports Betting

via CNBC,

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” about the Supreme Court’s recent decision that opened up sports betting across the country.

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Stanley Cup Talk In Las Vegas

from Bailey Schulz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz said he sees a Stanley Cup in the future.

“We really believe we’re going to go out and win a Stanley Cup this year,” Bubolz said Tuesday at an economic forecasting event.

But he later walked back his prediction.

“Every single presentation I’ve done since I landed here a year ago, I never said when, but I said we believe that we were going to win a Stanley Cup,” Bubolz added later. “I believe that today.”


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Big Win For The Tampa Bay Lightning

from Kristina Rutherford of Sportsnet,

Almost nobody who saw Victor Hedman’s first goal of these NHL playoffs live and in person cheered or applauded or waved their towel, when the towering Tampa Bay Lightning defender one-timed the puck into a near-open net in the capital on Tuesday night.

Hedman didn’t seem to mind the silence, though.

The 27-year-old Swede did a bunch of cheering himself here at Capital One Arena, while the sea of fans in red looked on, silently and sadly, and then he dropped his six-foot-six frame into a low fist pump.

Finally, a goal for Hedman in this post-season. And finally, a win for the Tampa Bay Lightning in this Eastern Conference Final.

As Hedman put it, “It’s huge.”


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NHL Short Notes

The Lightning defeated the Capitals in Game 3 to earn their first win of the Eastern Conference Final. Tampa Bay is looking to win a series after falling behind 2-0 for the second time in franchise history; it accomplished the feat in the 2003 Conference Quarterfinals by bouncing back from an 0-2 deficit with four consecutive wins to defeat the Capitals in six games.

* There have been only seven sweeps in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since the bracket format was introduced in 2014 (7 of 74 series; 9.5%), with none occurring beyond the Second Round. The previous five-year stretch saw 11 of 75 series end in sweeps (14.7%).

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Open Post- Game 3 Of The Eastern Conference Final

The series shifts to Washington tonight and will the Tampa Bay Lightning get back into the series with a win?

Puck drop is just after 8:00pm ET and is on NBCSN, CBC, SN and TVAS.

The comment section is yours, use it to discuss the game.

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The Florida Connection In Vegas

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

They’ve been called the Vegas Golden Misfits, a collection of 31 castoffs who have bonded together to write a tale Disney wouldn’t believe.

No part of the Golden Knights has fit quite like Gerard Gallant’s first line - the gift from the Florida Panthers that keeps on giving.

Together with former Blue Jackets product , Dale Tallon’s miscalculation on  as the enticement to dump ’s $25-million contract are three big reasons Vegas is three wins from the Stanley Cup Final in their first season.

Oh, and they’re coached by Jack Adams Award finalist Gerard Gallant, the man the Panthers unceremoniously fired and left to wait outside the arena for a taxi after a road game last season. 


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It’s All About Hockey In Canada

from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,

Just in case you had any doubt, life in Canada is hockey and hockey in Canada is life.

Or something like that.

Anyone else wake up with slightly blurry eyes yet again Tuesday morning, after watching Canada’s Team in Winnipeg take on the Cinderella squad from Vegas late Monday?

Clearly, hockey is a vital enough event in our national psyche that, from mid-April to mid-June, many of us program our evenings around a puck, happily give up some of our beauty sleep and don’t seem to mind that the national TV news is delayed night after night.

Meanwhile, that loud guy displaying the bizarre fashion sense of bright flowers and stripes— and everything in between— continues to hold court over a country during extended breaks in the action.

A few years ago, a visitor from France mentioned all of the above with fascination, scarcely believing that a “silly game” could serve to hold our collective attention for months on end, year after year. 


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Afternoon Line- Steven Stamkos

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Video- Weird Stuff Happens Even In The Stanley Cup Playoffs

via the YouTube page of the NHL,

The weirdness continued in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with Tuukka Rask's skate blade, Connor Hellebuyck's stare down, Pedro Martinez and Dustin Byfuglien's dance moves, broken scoreboards and, of course, wacky fans!


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