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LeBrun: Elias Lindholm has flourished with the Flames since his win-win trade from Hurricanes

CALGARY — Elias Lindholm was at a bar in Gävle, Sweden, with Jacob Markström and Calle Jarnkrok watching his country’s World Cup soccer game when the phone call came. He had been traded. Not that he was surprised. “I knew it was coming,” Lindholm said, recalling the events that led to his trade to Calgary. …

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Carolina Hurricanes top New York Rangers in Game 1, as veteran Ian Cole caps comeback in overtime

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ian Cole had played 103 career playoff games before competing in Game 1 of their series against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, scoring one postseason goal. Now he has two. Cole, 33, scored at 3:12 of overtime to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 come-from-behind overtime win over the Rangers, taking …

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Sweden outlasts host Finland in shootout for its fourth straight win at ice hockey world championship

TAMPERE, Finland — Sweden prevailed in a penalty shootout to edge host Finland 3-2 Wednesday for its fourth straight victory at the ice hockey world championship. Emil Bemstrom, a forward for the Columbus Blue Jackets who had six goals and 11 points in the NHL this season, was the only player to score in the …

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Binnington’s 51 saves not enough for Blues in Game 1 OT loss

DENVER — Jordan Binnington gave the St. Louis Blues every opportunity to steal Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round on Tuesday. The goalie faced an NHL career-high 54 shots and made a career-high 51 saves, but it wasn’t enough when defenseman Josh Manson scored at 8:02 of overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche …

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Rick Bowness, 67, plans to keep coaching, still has ‘lots of fire left’ after Dallas Stars’ postseason exit

FRISCO, Texas — Rick Bowness has been on an NHL bench for a record 2,562 regular-season games as a head coach or an assistant over nearly four decades. The 67-year-old coach is not ready to be done yet even though he is at the end of his contract with the Dallas Stars. “The playoffs bring …

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Minnesota Wild want both goals, Marc-Andre Fleury and Cam Talbot, back next season

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild stocked their net with a three-time Stanley Cup winner at the trade deadline, fetching Marc-Andre Fleury to form an accomplished goalie tandem with All-Star Cam Talbot down the stretch of the best regular season in franchise history. The Wild would prefer to keep the pair in place, general …

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Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas, coach Sheldon Keefe safe despite another first-round exit

Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan said that general manager Kyle Dubas and coach Sheldon Keefe will return next season despite yet another first-round playoff exit for the team. The Maple Leafs lost in seven games to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are chasing their third straight Stanley Cup. Toronto has failed to advance out …

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