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McDonald: 'Winnipeg Whiteout' is back

The Stanley Cup playoffs have returned to the 'Peg for the first time since 1996, and the joint is rockin'.

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Bettman pleased with Vegas ticket-drive progress

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's update on the Las Vegas expansion ticket drive included a report of strong commitment and a plan to discuss further action at the league's board meeting in June.

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Rapid Reaction: Wild 3, Blues 0

A dominant second period paved the way for the Wild to take a 2-1 series lead over the Blues.

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By the numbers: Hawks-Preds series

Here’s a look at some notable statistics through three games in the Chicago Blackhawks-Nashville Predators’ first-round series:1. Neither team is dominating in possession when the game is within a goal during the first two periods or tied in the third period (which is otherwise known as Corsi close).

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Assessing lottery weekend

We now know who's in line to draft Connor McDavid, and not everyone is pleased about the results. Oh, there were some playoff games, too.

Stanley Cup Analysis

Darling stops the Predators (1:10)


Stanley Cup Highlights

Blackhawks take Game 3 (1:32)


NHL Highlights

Ducks stun Jets in final minute (0:43)

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Megagraphic: Stanley Cup, by the numbers

So, you thought you knew the Stanley Cup, did you? Well, our crack research department dug up some fun factoids and spiffy stats that might surprise you about the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup.


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Another 1-goal lead heading into the 3rd period for Jets. Ducks led regular season (& now playoffs) in wins when trailing after 2 periods.

End of 2nd: Jets 4, Ducks 3

Back and forth we go in Winnipeg. Bryan Little scored late in the 2nd to cap a wild 5-goal outburst and give the Jets a 1-goal cushion entering the final period. The Ducks lead the series 2-0. Follow live

Final: Wild 3, Blues 0

Jason Pominville and Zach Parise scored in the 2nd and Nino Niederreiter added an empty-netter in the 3rd to back up Devan Dubnyk, who stopped all 17 shots he faced. Minnesota now leads the series 2-1. Box score

Highlight: Rangers go up 2-1 on Pens

Keith Yandle set up Carl Hagelin with a perfect pass and Henrik Lundqvist made a handful of spectacular saves in the Rangers' 2-1 win tonight. The Penguins now trail 2-1 in the best-of-7 series.


End of 2nd: Wild 2, Blues 0

Jason Pominville scored a goal and assisted on Zach Parise's tally in a span of 2:05 to give Minnesota a 2-goal advantage entering the 3rd period. The Wild have outshot the Blues 20-10 through 2 periods. Follow live


Final: Rangers 2, Penguins 1

Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider scored as New York went up 2-1 in the 1st-round series. Patric Hornqvist scored in the 3rd for the Pens, but Henrik Lundqvist (23 saves) wouldn't allow another tally. Game 4 is Wednesday night. Box score