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McDonald: 'Winnipeg Whiteout' is back

The Stanley Cup playoffs are returning to the 'Peg for the first time since 1996, and the joint is going to be rockin'.

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20mJoe McDonald

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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9hCraig Custance

Custance: Three moves Oilers should make

After securing the No. 1 pick (and likely, Connor McDavid) in the draft, the Oilers still have plenty of work to do, Craig Custance writes.

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2hScott Powers

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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10hSean McIndoe

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.


Levy and Melrose: Stanley Cup playoffs are the best (2:21)



Jets try to pull one back in Game 3

Winnipeg hosts its first playoff game since 1996 as the Jets look to close the Ducks' 2-0 advantage in the series. Anaheim has outscored Winnipeg 5-0 in the third period over the first two games. Follow live

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End of 2nd: Rangers 2, Penguins 0

Chris Kreider scored on a rebound of a wide shot that caromed off the end boards to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead entering the 3rd period. The Penguins have been out-shot 19-11 so far. Follow live


Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

It's not exactly pressure but this might be the Penguins' best stretch of hockey in the game. Still have not reached double-digits in shots.

Blues, Wild meet in Game 3

After a lackluster showing in a Game 1 loss, St. Louis bounced back in Game 2 behind Vladimir Tarasenko's 1st career postseason hat trick. The series is tied 1-1 entering Game 3 tonight in Minnesota. Follow live

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Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

Bettman on being in the 'Peg: “I’m here just to witness what I think will be a wonderful, emotional and exciting evening.”

Stanley Cup Playoffs return to Winnipeg

It's been 19 years since Winnipeg hosted a postseason game. What's changed since 1996?

  • Michael Jordan and the Bulls were on their way to their 4th NBA title
  • Derek Jeter had 30 career hits
  • Tiger Woods had recently missed the cut in his last Masters as an amateur

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Winnipeg Jets @nhljets

#NHLJes fans are just getting started. Still over an hour to puck drop! #WPGWhiteout #GoJetsGo

Scott Burnside @ESPN_Burnside

Pens still have zero shots - although Rob Scuderi did send the puck in the direction of the Ranger goal - as they go to PP for first time.