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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.
AP source: Sabres hire Ralph Krueger as coach

AP source: Sabres hire Ralph Krueger as coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres are hoping Ralph Krueger can turn around the once-proud franchise in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought.
Carolina starts McElhinney in Game 3 vs Bruins

Carolina starts McElhinney in Game 3 vs Bruins

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes are changing starting goalies, going with Curtis McElhinney for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against the Boston Bruins.
Leafs sign team president Brendan Shanahan to six-year extension through 2024-25

Leafs sign team president Brendan Shanahan to six-year extension through 2024-25

TORONTO — Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan has signed a six-year contract extension through 2024-25, the club announced Tuesday.
Sakic has Avs trending up after 2 straight playoff seasons

Sakic has Avs trending up after 2 straight playoff seasons

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Back in his Colorado Avalanche playing days, Joe Sakic's approach was pretty much title or bust. As the team's general manager, a similar feeling is beginning to develop.
Defensive switch helps Blues even West final vs. Sharks

Defensive switch helps Blues even West final vs. Sharks

ST. LOUIS — With the game - and perhaps the season - in the balance, assistant coach Mike Van Ryn of the St. Louis made a decision.
'Play Gloria!' Blues celebration song has Philly bar origins

'Play Gloria!' Blues celebration song has Philly bar origins

The Boston Red Sox have "Sweet Caroline," the Chicago Blackhawks have "Chelsea Dagger" and the old Hartford Whalers had "Brass Bonanza." The St.
Blues defence fuels offence in 4-2 Game 2 win over Sharks

Blues defence fuels offence in 4-2 Game 2 win over Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. — After the San Jose Sharks relied on a usual suspect to tie the game, the St. Louis Blues took back momentum with a tiebreaking goal from a most unlikely source.