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The Philadelphia Flyers have officially removed the statue of Kate Smith from its location outside their arena and will no longer play Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” at games, the team announced in a statement on Sunday. This follows the New York Yankees’ decision to suspend the use of Smith’s rendition of “God Bless
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WASHINGTON — Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Monday after suffering a concussion in a fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earlier. Svechnikov took part in his first full team practice on Saturday, during the Hurricanes’ morning skate before Game 5 of their first-round series.
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The Washington Capitals have recalled postseason hero Devante Smith-Pelly from the AHL, the team announced Friday. He will be in the lineup Saturday for Game 5 of the Caps’ first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, coach Todd Reirden told reporters Friday. The series is tied 2-2. The Capitals will be without winger T.J. Oshie,
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Mark Stone walked through the small glass hallway that connects the secure spaces in McCarran International Airport with the baggage claim. Like other passengers, he was greeted by a hand-held sign with his name emblazoned on it. Unlike other passengers, his sign was being held in the furry mitts of
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2:10 PM ET Chris PetersESPN NHL Close Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. Just over 48 hours after competing in the NCAA men’s hockey national championship
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2:00 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Vegas Golden Knights are getting reinforcement for their playoff push. Vegas announced it signed KHL leading scorer Nikita Gusev to one-year entry level contract on Sunday. Gusev, a Moscow native, scored a league-high 82 points (17 goals, 65 assists) for SKA St. Petersburg this season, which was eliminated in
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2:24 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov has been suspended one game after boarding Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivaara on Friday night during Game 2 of the teams’ first-round series. Game 3 is Sunday in Columbus. Kucherov, who led the league in scoring with 128 points (41 goals, 87 assists),
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2:21 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The NHL has suspended defenseman Slava Voynov for the 2019-20 season as well as the 2020 playoffs for “unacceptable off-ice conduct.” Voynov, then with the Los Angeles Kings, was suspended indefinitely by the NHL following an arrest on Oct. 20, 2014. He was eventually convicted of misdemeanour domestic abuse and
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sabres forward Jeff Skinner says he won’t rush his decision on whether to re-sign with Buffalo or pursue free agency after his career-best 40-goal season. The Sabres acquired Skinner in a trade with Carolina in August. He says that although he loves playing in Buffalo, he wants time to make a decision
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have fired coach Phil Housley following two underperforming seasons, and after the team extended its franchise-worst playoff drought to an eighth consecutive year. The team made the move Sunday, a day after the Sabres closed their season with a 7-1 win at Detroit. The Sabres finished 13th in the
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10:37 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN With the entire 16-team Stanley Cup playoff field already set, there’s not too much team drama heading into the NHL’s final regular-season day, although some seeds remain in the air. But, with 15 games on the slate for Saturday — including a whopping four streaming on ESPN+ — there’s still
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11:36 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Carolina Hurricanes conducted elaborate postgame celebrations all season but gave their fans the biggest reason to cheer on Thursday, two days before the conclusion of the regular season. Carolina clinched a playoff berth for the first time in 10 years, snapping the NHL’s longest postseason drought. The Washington Capitals
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In case your March Madness bracket didn’t go the way you hoped, fear not! There’s a chance for redemption coming up. With the NHL regular season coming to an end this weekend, it’s time for us to start thinking about how we’re going to fill out our Stanley Cup playoff picks between now and puck
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