Sharks need Joe Thornton to come up Jumbo in playoffs

SAN JOSE -- Like any good Canadian kids, the Thornton boys covered their rooms with posters of hockey gods. Their household decor included Mario Lemieux, Steve Yzerman and Pat LaFontaine. The Great One, meanwhile, merited more than a single image -- Wayne Gretzky wallpaper adorned the basement. "Lit...

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David Pollak
San Jose Mercury News, Sharks Beat Writer
6h

Patrick Kane's playoff mullet is back

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane arrives before Game One of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Philadelphia Flyers at the United Center May 29, 2010. Patrick Kane is officially ready for the NHL postseason. The Blackhawks star visited 316 Club Barber Spa in the Loop Tuesday to get a playoff mullet f...

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Chris Kuc
Chicago Tribune, NHL Writer
6h

Penguins' Malkin expects to play in Game 1

Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 3:57 p.m. Updated 3 minutes ago “Put the puck in early,” Neal said. “Chip it. Don't even try to deke a defenseman. “If you see No. 71 put the puck behind the defense early, that's going to open things up for him to use his speed later on — and then, just...

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Josh Yohe
Tribune Review, Penguins Beat Writer
7h
Top tweets
Bob McKenzie , TSN, Sports Reporter
FLA wins draft lottery. Panthers have first pick in 2014 NHL draft.
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OilersNation.com , News and Updates
Ryan Smyth got the perfect send off because they won that last game. I would never change that for any draft pick. -bm #ThankYouSmytty
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Rob Rossi , Pittsburgh Tribune, Penguins Beat Writer
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Bob Stauffer , Oilers Now, Host
For the 2700th time do not see why so many experts feel it is Ekblad or bust for the Oilers...use the #3 overall and take the Center!
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Dave Stubbs , Montreal Gazette, Sportswriter
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John Vogl , The Buffalo News, Sabres Beat Writer
Sabres GM Tim Murray: "We have a forward that we have somewhat of a consensus in the group that is at the top of the forward list."
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Tim Panaccio , Comcast SportsNet, Sports Reporter
now that Gostisbehere is signed...who thinks Flyers use him as bait along et al, to lure a trade w/NSH at/prior to draft for Shea Weber?
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Tim Wharnsby , CBCSports.ca, NHL Reporter
Top pick goes to #FlaPanthers. Poor #Sabres No. 2.
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Terry Jones , Edmonton Sun, Sportswriter
Edmonton winning for Ryan Smyth in last game costs Oilers No. 1 pick overall. Florida gets it!
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David Pagnotta , TheFourthPeriod.com, Sportswriter
Top 5 picks in the 2014 draft: 1. Florida Panthers 2. Buffalo Sabres 3. Edmonton Oilers 4. Calgary Flames 5. NY Islanders
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Seth Rorabaugh , Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pens Beat Writer
Today's EN Assists: Welcome back Evgeni Malkin, Simon Despres heads back to Wilkes-Barre & Andrew MacDonald is paid: t.co/2QFYnWm
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Tim Panaccio , Comcast SportsNet, Sports Reporter
CSN Philly - Flyers: Flyers aiming to end MSG skid in grand fashion t.co/kYS993CE9I
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Jim Matheson , Edmonton Journal, NHL Reporter
People in Ottawa don't feel UFA Ales Hemsky will be back there next season. I still think he'll wind up in Phoenix with Czech buds.#Oilers
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Josh Yohe , Tribune Review, Penguins Beat Writer
Lots of people picking Wings over Bruins. Wings' speed could give B's fits, but still, this strikes me as wishful thinking more than logic.
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Rob Rossi , Pittsburgh Tribune, Penguins Beat Writer
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Seth Rorabaugh , Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pens Beat Writer
Today's EN Assists: Welcome back Evgeni Malkin, Simon Despres heads back to Wilkes-Barre & Andrew MacDonald is paid: t.co/2QFYnWm
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Tim Panaccio , Comcast SportsNet, Sports Reporter
CSN Philly - Flyers: Flyers aiming to end MSG skid in grand fashion t.co/kYS993CE9I
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Tim Panaccio , Comcast SportsNet, Sports Reporter
CSN Philly - Flyers: Gostisbehere's 3-year deal worth over $4 million t.co/CwEdeffRx8
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Dave Stubbs , Montreal Gazette, Sportswriter
Tonight's #Habs #TBLightning Game 1 lineups, before scratches t.co/gRevF7qUtR
@Dave_Stubbs | | 56m | Score: 6
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Dave Stubbs , Montreal Gazette, Sportswriter
This day 1957: Dickie Moore scores game-winner & assists twice to lead #Habs over Bruins for Stanley Cup t.co/e0QpGuk6xw
@Dave_Stubbs | | 1h | Score: 3
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Dave Stubbs , Montreal Gazette, Sportswriter
Today 1953: Elmer Lach, w/ Rocket Richard & coach Dick Irvin Sr., scores 82 secs into OT; #Habs beat Bruins for Cup t.co/cURdZgQi
@Dave_Stubbs | | 1h | Score: 6
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All Habs Magazine , All Habs Magazine, Editor
All Habs Fan page on FB is close to Bell Centre capacity. Please like to help reach 21,273. t.co/kEGzZGbUYC t.co/vuxhT7z2fu
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All Habs Magazine , All Habs Magazine, Editor
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Mike Heika , Dallas Morning News, Stars Beat Writer
Tyler Seguin still carries playoff memories from Boston days, but he's a different player with Stars t.co/3xsRjaX0vx
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Justin Goldman , TheGoalieGuild.com, Sportswriter
Can't sleep because PLAYOFFS. Varlamov vs. Bryzgalov is going to be an unreal matchup. Lehtonen is back in the post-season dance as well.
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Eric Stephens , OC Register, Ducks Beat Writer
Blog: Could it be Frederik Andersen that gets the Game 1 start in goal for the #NHLDucks? t.co/JcHHtqqyVB
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OilersNation.com , News and Updates
Fresh oil: CLEAR AS MUD! t.co/XiugrgmY8F #yeg #oilers
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Gary Gerould , ESPN, Sports Broadcaster
Finding it hard to believe Kings 29th season in Sac coming to an end tomorrow night vs Phoenix. Best part: no relocation drama this year!!!!
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Calgary Herlad , Flames News and Updates
Flames comfortable they can land a top player with fourth overall draft position t.co/QUH4l8IhdL #flames
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David Pollak , San Jose Mercury News, Sharks Beat Writer
McLellan takes new look at #SJSharks Pavelski in former third-line center role. Might happen, might not vs. LAK. t.co/iIxQdH1dhd
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Calgary Herlad , Flames News and Updates
Five players on the Calgary Flames’ radar at the top of the 2014 NHL Draft t.co/p0CiUCjsIl #flames
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Jesse Connolly , NE Hockey Journal, Bruins Beat Writer
Tim Thomas turned 40 yesterday. Mattias Timander turns 40 today. These #funfacts brought to you by Centrum Silver: From A to Zinc.
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Five years later, Crosby wants another Cup win

Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:00 p.m. Updated 7 minutes ago He isn't really Sid the Kid anymore. Of course, he hasn't touched the Stanley Cup since he was a kid. Sidney Crosby, now 26, will attempt to cap a dream season by claiming the Stanley Cup for the first time in five years. Another O...

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Josh Yohe
Tribune Review, Penguins Beat Writer
8h

Islanders will select fifth in draft, but GM Garth Snow mulls sending pick to Sabres

The Islanders will select fifth in the 2014 NHL draft after the league's draft lottery was conducted Tuesday night -- unless general manager Garth Snow decides to send that pick to the Sabres to complete the Thomas Vanek trade. The Florida Panthers, who had the second-best percentage to win the lot...

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Arthur Staple
Newsday, Hockey Writer
8h

Who is Travis Viola and why was he the Florida Panthers’ NHL draft rep?

Seated at the table in the TSN studios were the usual suspects for the NHL Draft Lottery. Brian Burke, repping the , seated between Scott Howson of the and Trent Klatt of the New York Islanders. At the end was Tim Gleason of the , in all his Dwight Schrute-ness. But among the front office wonks, cru...

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Greg Wyshynski
Yahoo! Sports, NHL Writer
9h
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Florida Panthers win draft lottery

Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon will have the first pick in the 2014 draft. The Florida Panthers missed out on the No.1 overall pick during the 2013 draft lottery when the Colorado Avalanche passed them. Tuesday night, they won the No. 1 pick, jumping one spot ahead of the last-place B...

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USA TODAY
Sports News and Updates
9h

Panthers get fourth No. 1 pick

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June. The Panthers, who finished 29th in the league, vaulted ahead of the last-place Buffalo Sabres, who had the best odds of winning the lottery held in Toronto on Tuesday ni...

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NHL News and Updates
10h
Bob McKenzie - TSN, Sports Reporter
FLA wins draft lottery. Panthers have first pick in 2014 NHL draft.
@TSNBobMcKenzie | | 11h | Score: 36
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Blackhawks' Toews, Kane say they're set for Game 1

CHICAGO -- They were only three words, but seemed to hold more importance when spoken Monday by Jonathan Toews, the captain of the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. How does he feel, physically, after sitting out the final six games of the regular season with an upper-body injury? "...

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12h

Blues Set To Get Backes, Oshie, Possibly Tarasenko Back for Round One

The Blues're getting some reinforcements for round one. Will it be enough? The Chicago Blackhawks might be getting Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane back for round one, but the are getting back about two lines and a defensive pairing of players. Alex Pietrangelo, Barret Jackman, David Backes, Patrik B...

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Blues News and Updates
13h

New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers: Puck Daddy's Tinder NHL playoff preview

Ed. Note: With its new playoff format, the NHL is seeking to create passion for fans and teams through forced, bracketed relationships. But hey, at first glance, the matchups are pretty sexy. All of this led to one ideal theme for our 2014 Playoff Preview: Tinder, the social media dating app. We hop...

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Greg Wyshynski
Yahoo! Sports, NHL Writer
13h
Darren Dreger - TSN, Hockey Reporter
Morgan Rielly also representing Canada at the Worlds.
@DarrenDreger | | 13h | Score: 20

Malkin ball-tapped Crosby during jersey giveaways

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14h
Darren Dreger - TSN, Hockey Reporter
Toronto's James Reimer has agreed to play for Canada at upcoming Worlds.
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NESN Announces Boston Bruins First Round Stanley Cup Playoff Game Schedule

NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, will deliver regionally exclusive coverage of up to five (5) Eastern Conference Quarterfinal games between the Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings. In addition to first round game coverage, NESN will produce one-hour of pre and post-game shows befor...

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Sports News and Updates
15h

Boston Bruins Win Stanley Cup In EA Sports NHL 14 Playoff Simulator

Hope you don’t believe in jinxes, Bruins fans. In what has become an annual tradition, video game developer EA Sports used its NHL 14 hockey video game to simulate this year’s NHL playoffs, and the Boston Bruins came out on top. The simulation, which relies on updated rosters, playoff seeding...

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NESN
Sports News and Updates
15h

Evgeni Malkin hopes to play Game 1

PITTSBURGH -- Former NHL scoring champion and playoff MVP Evgeni Malkin practiced with the Penguins on Tuesday for the first time since being felled by a foot injury March 23, and it appears there's a good chance he will play in the team's playoff opener Wednesday night against the Columbus Blue Ja...

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16h

Injury Update: Steve Mason uncertain for Game 1

VOORHEES, N.J. – After Sunday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, coach Craig Berube was confident goalie Steve Mason would be able to play Thursday in the first game of the Flyers’ divisional semifinal series against the New York Rangers. At practice on Tuesday, though, he seemed to take ...

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Tim Panaccio
Comcast SportsNet, Sports Reporter
16h