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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes assistant coach Rod Brind'Amour watches from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Raleigh, N.C. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that former Carolina captain Rod Brind’Amour is expected to be promoted to head coach of the Hurricanes. The person said the deal was being finalized and the announcement could come later this week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, May 8, 2018, because the team has not publicly discussed its coaching search. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
May 08, 2018 - 11:18 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have hired former captain and current assistant Rod Brind'Amour as their head coach. The team also announced Tuesday that team president Don Waddell will take over as the full-time general manager after serving as the acting GM. The team scheduled a news...
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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stops a shot by the San Jose Sharks during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Sunday, May 6, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 08, 2018 - 10:36 am
Michael "Doc" Emrick is a bit surprised about the success of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, but not about goalie Marc Andre Fleury's role in leading the team deep into the NHL playoffs. The longtime hockey announcer who does games for NBC said a hot goalie can carry a team at times, and told...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) joins the celebration with a hug from Nathan Walker (79) after Evgeny Kuznetsovs' game-winning goal during the overtime period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 7, 2018. The Capitals won the game 2-1 to take the series, four games to two. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 08, 2018 - 5:55 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Washington Capitals kept trying to downplay their own forgettable playoff history, the one pockmarked with disappointment and despair. Still, they couldn't run from it. No one bore the weight more than Alex Ovechkin. All the goals in the world — and the star forward is at over...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) joins the celebration with a hug from Nathan Walker (79) after Evgeny Kuznetsovs' game-winning goal during the overtime period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 7, 2018. The Capitals won the game 2-1 to take the series, four games to two. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 08, 2018 - 3:33 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Washington Capitals kept trying to downplay their own forgettable playoff history, the one pockmarked with disappointment and despair. Still, they couldn't run from it. No one bore the weight more than Alex Ovechkin. All the goals in the world — and the star forward is at over...
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Nashville Predators' Filip Forsberg (9) and Ryan Johansen (92) celebrate Forsberg's goal against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during second period NHL hockey playoff action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday, May 7, 2018. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 2:38 am
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Filip Forsberg, Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators showed they aren't ready for their season to end yet. Forsberg had two goals and an assist, Rinne stopped 34 shots for his second shutout of the playoffs, and the Predators beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 on Monday to...
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Nashville Predators' Filip Forsberg (9) and Ryan Johansen (92) celebrate Forsberg's goal against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during second period NHL hockey playoff action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday, May 7, 2018. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 12:50 am
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Filip Forsberg had two goals and an assist, Pekka Rinne stopped 34 shots for his second shutout of the playoffs, and the Nashville Predators beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 on Monday to force a decisive Game 7 in their Western Conference semifinal series. Viktor Arvidsson also...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) celebrates with Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), Jakub Vrana (13), Alex Ovechkin, top center, and Matt Niskanen (2) after Kuznetsovs' game-winning goal during the overtime period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 7, 2018. The Capitals won the game 2-1 to take the series, four games to two. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 07, 2018 - 11:55 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cathartic celebration 20 years in the making began with a poke of Evgeny Kuznetsov's stick. It built as the puck that Kuznetsov tapped away from Sidney Crosby made its way to Washington Capitals teammate Alexander Ovechkin. It neared its crescendo as Ovechkin flipped it back to...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) celebrates with Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), Jakub Vrana (13), Alex Ovechkin, top center, and Matt Niskanen (2) after Kuznetsovs' game-winning goal during the overtime period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 7, 2018. The Capitals won the game 2-1 to take the series, four games to two. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 07, 2018 - 10:57 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov's breakway goal 5:27 into overtime gave the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 on Monday night, and a berth in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 20 years. Kuznetsov took a lead pass from Alexander Ovechkin and...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Wyoming's Josh Allen, center, takes a selfie of himself with Buffalo Bills fans after being selected by the team during the first round of the NFL football draft, in Arlington, Texas. It has never been easy being a sports fan in Buffalo, where losing has been customary. A renewed sense of hope has suddenly arisen in this rust-belt city after the Bills selected quarterback Josh Allen in the first round of the draft and the Sabres won the NHL draft lottery.(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
May 07, 2018 - 10:54 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills were so dull during their lean years, comedian Nick Bakay feared his body would fuse to the couch while watching them play. "It's an incredibly disturbing image," Bakay said of wasting away Sundays witnessing his hometown team sleepwalk through one loss after...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang (58) celebrates his goal with Brian Dumoulin (8) and Jake Guentzel (59) during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 7, 2018. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 07, 2018 - 10:21 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov's breakway goal 5:27 into overtime gave the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 on Monday night, and a berth in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 20 years. Kuznetsov took a lead pass from Alexander Ovechkin and...
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