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Predators, Nashville agree to 30-year arena lease extension

Predators, Nashville agree to 30-year arena lease extension

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators finally have the kind of security the former expansion franchise has been wanting for years after agreeing to a new 30-year arena lease that runs through 2049.

Rangers assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld resigns

NEW YORK — Jim Schoenfeld has resigned as vice-president and assistant general manager of the New York Rangers. The former NHL defenceman and coach spent 17 seasons in the Rangers' organization, serving in a variety of roles.
Stars defenceman Lindell signs new $34.8M, 6-year contract

Stars defenceman Lindell signs new $34.8M, 6-year contract

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Stars defenceman Esa Lindell has signed a $34.8 million, six-year contract that will run through the 2024-25 season. The deal with an average value of $5.
Karlsson, Sharks beat Blues 5-4 after controversial no-call

Karlsson, Sharks beat Blues 5-4 after controversial no-call

ST. LOUIS — Timo Meier handed a big win to Erik Karlsson and the San Jose Sharks. Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime after the officials missed a hand pass by Meier, and the Sharks rallied to beat the St.

Missouri lawmakers OK state aid for St. Louis Blues arena

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The home of the St. Louis Blues could receive $70 million in state subsidies over two decades to help pay for renovations that local officials hope will attract more amateur sports events to the arena.

Tuukka Rask's roll has Boston Bruins a win away from Stanley Cup Final

RALEIGH, N.C. — Tuukka Rask is stopping just about any puck playoff opponents can shoot his way — even the ones he doesn't see.
Ralph Krueger returns to NHL as Sabres coach

Ralph Krueger returns to NHL as Sabres coach

Ralph Krueger bar-hopped around Buffalo, watching a period of NHL playoff hockey at each spot and talking to Sabres fans along the way.

Blue Jackets sign goalie Merzlikins to 1-year contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With free agent Sergei Bobrovsky expected to depart, the Columbus Blue Jackets have locked in goaltender Elvis Merzlikins for next season.
NHL players forget outside world during long playoff runs

NHL players forget outside world during long playoff runs

Two minutes after wrapping up a conversation with his wife, Lars Eller couldn't remember anything. "She would be, like a half-hour later, 'Remember what we just talked about?'" Eller recalled. "I'm like: 'No, I'm sorry. I completely forgot.
Bruins beat Carolina 2-1, take 3-0 series lead

Bruins beat Carolina 2-1, take 3-0 series lead

RALEIGH, N.C. — Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins stood tall during an early deluge of shots and penalties, patiently waiting for their chance to take over the game. Then one big burst put them on the brink of another trip to the Stanley Cup Final.