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Dallas Stars Advances To Round 2 To Face The St. Louis Blues

Dallas defeated the Nashville Predators 2-1 in OT.

Series winning goal from John Klingberg.



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Carolina Hurricanes Force Game 7

from Sportsnet,

The Carolina Hurricanes have lived to fight another day.

Justin Williams and Co. survived a tense Game 6 to even their first-round series against Williams’ former club at 3-3, forcing a Game 7 against the defending champion Washington Capitals.

Late in the third period of the tilt, Washington appeared to score a game-tying goal with Carolina leading 3-2. A controversial call nullified the goal, however, as it was waved off immediately, keeping Washington down one. Williams scored soon after to extend the Hurricanes’ lead, before a subsequent empty-net tally sealed it.

Alex Ovechkin was tossed from the game by referee Chris Rooney in the final minutes.


Below, watch some action involving Ovechin tonight.

added 10:22pm, game highlights below...

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The Secret To Success In The Stanley Cup Playoffs

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

The drama isn’t over but the NHL’s first round has again served up an exquisite set of storylines with a new cast of heroes and goats, each unique, each resistant to a quick and easy judgment on the state of the game.

If the NHL is trending towards youth, for example, someone forgot to tell the Washington Capitals, New York Islanders, St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks, four teams built around veterans who are making noise this spring. The Isles and Blues won their series in impressive fashion against quality opponents in Pittsburgh and Winnipeg respectively. The Caps and Sharks have seized the momentum in their series against Carolina and Las Vegas.

Add it all up and if youth is being served, it’s being served on a platter.

For the last couple of years, the prevailing wisdom has also been that the game is moving toward speed and skill and away from size and girth. Again, the results thus far haven’t exactly supported that premise where the Lightning, the poster boys of the new NHL, were dispatched in shocking fashion by the Columbus Blue Jackets; the Flames and their leading scorer Johnny Gaudreau were bounced by Colorado; and the Leafs have their hands full with Boston.

So what have we learned? Well, it’s nothing new. The secret has always been in striking a balance in those disparate, seemingly contradictory elements which make up hockey. Teams have to play fast but they also have to play heavy. They have to be physical but they have to play with composure. They have to score and they have to defend.

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Open Post- Tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoff Games. Carolina And Nashville Facing Elimination

Washington and Dallas lead their series 3-2.

Broadcast crews- Washington/Carolina, Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

Nashville/Dallas, Chris Cuthbert, AJ Mlezcko, Joe Micheletti


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Another Contract Year For Jacob Trouba

from Rory Boylen of Sportsnet,

...there’s also 25-year-old defenceman Jacob Trouba, who asked to be traded out of Winnipeg prior to the 2016-17 season and later rescinded it. Trouba was an RFA last summer and it was reported that his arbitration hearing was a “marathon” as the two sides were as much as $3 million apart, with Trouba seeking upwards of $7 million per season.

Generally speaking, most NHL arbitration cases get settled before an arbiter’s ruling, with two sides coming to agreement on a new contract. But Trouba went the distance and was awarded a one-year, $5.5-million deal. That contract followed a two-year bridge deal and now, heading into the summer of 2019, Trouba is a year away from being UFA-eligible.

Asked on Monday if he wanted to be a Winnipeg Jet for the long-term, Trouba was non-committal.

“Same answer as always,” he said to the familiar question. “We’ll figure it out once things get going in the summer, what’s best, and move forward from there. We gotta sit down, have a meeting and figure out what to do moving forward. I haven’t really thought about it. I tried to put it in the back of my mind as much as I could this year.”


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KK- Home But Need Sleep Badly

Been diagnosed with Diverticulitis, meds should clear it up without any issues.

But need some rest badly.  I won't mention the hospital by name but it is on Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn.  Probably the worst experience I have had during a hospital stay.

Never again.

Hopefully Will be back later today.  Two game 6's tonight, two game 7's tomorrow.

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KK- Not Doing So Hot

Been at the hospital since 6am, now being admitted. Stomach issues, will keep you updated

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KK- Taking It Easy Today

Body telling me to stay horizontal today, have tried to fight it but now giving in. Hopefully tomorrow is a better day.

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Open Post- Three NHL Playoff Games Today

The St. Louis Blues can wrap up their series today, if not, we will have a game 7 on Monday.

The other two series today are tied at two games.


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Video- A Must Win For The Winnipeg Jets Tonight

The Jets are in St. Louis tonight and a loss sends Winnipeg home for the year.

Remember, the home team has yet to win a game this series.

Below, watch Paul Maurice before the puck drops tonight.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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