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Matchup dynamics make Eastern Conference tough to predict

Matchup dynamics make Eastern Conference tough to predict

Seeding means nothing in the giant game of rock, paper, scissors that is the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Sharks' Evander Kane eager for 1st playoffs in 9th season

Sharks' Evander Kane eager for 1st playoffs in 9th season

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Evander Kane followed a similar timeline after each of his first eight NHL regular seasons.
Head of Rogers' NHL coverage hopes exciting Jets, Leafs will draw strong ratings

Head of Rogers' NHL coverage hopes exciting Jets, Leafs will draw strong ratings

It has been a quarter century since a Canadian team has captured the Stanley Cup.
O'Reilly: Sabres adopted mindset of 'being OK with losing'

O'Reilly: Sabres adopted mindset of 'being OK with losing'

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ryan O'Reilly was unable to hide his dejection as he acknowledged that the Sabres' latest last-place finish led him to question his love for hockey.
Panthers optimistic about future after disappointing finish

Panthers optimistic about future after disappointing finish

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers were one of the best teams in the NHL after the All-Star break, not that it counted for much at the end of the regular season.
2 Rangers assistants follow Alain Vigneault out the door

2 Rangers assistants follow Alain Vigneault out the door

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — After firing coach Alain Vigneault, the New York Rangers have also dismissed two of his top assistants.

Benn, Luongo and Giroux named NHL's three stars for final week of the season

NEW YORK — Dallas Stars left-wing Jamie Benn, Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo and Philadelphia Flyers centre Claude Giroux have been named the NHL's three stars for the final week of the regular season.
The Canadian Press takes a look at the NHL's first-round playoff matchups

The Canadian Press takes a look at the NHL's first-round playoff matchups

With the NHL playoffs set to begin Wednesday, The Canadian Press takes a look at all eight first-round series.
Toronto Maple Leafs to face Boston Bruins in first round of Stanley Cup playoffs

Toronto Maple Leafs to face Boston Bruins in first round of Stanley Cup playoffs

TORONTO — At long last, the Toronto Maple Leafs know who they will face in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Panthers spoil Bruins' bid for top seed in East

Panthers spoil Bruins' bid for top seed in East

BOSTON — Roberto Luongo came off the bench to shut down Boston in the third period, and the Florida Panthers dashed the Bruins' hopes of getting the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 4-2 win Sunday night.