Blues edge Stars in double OT to reach Western Conference final

Pat Maroon scored 5:50 into the second overtime, Jordan Binnington made 29 saves and the St. Louis Blues outlasted the Dallas Stars 2-1 in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Tuesday night. Maroon slammed the puck in after Robert Thomas skated in on Ben Bishop from the right wing. It was the second game-winning goal of the ...

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Bruins’ McAvoy latest to give NHL’s Wheel of Justice a spin

In order to succeed in the Stanley Cup playoffs a team needs good health, remarkable goaltending and a fortuitous bounce or two. The Boston Bruins checked all those boxes in their series-clinching 3-0 victory in Game 6 in Columbus against the Blue Jackets on Monday evening. First and foremost, Boston goalie Tuukka Rask was brilliant. He silenced the cannon that goes ...

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Threatening to ban rugby punishes players for reporting concussions, officials say

Rugby is a fast-paced, hard-hitting sport — something apparent even to casual observers — but people in the rugby community are adamant that safety and preparedness go hand-in-hand with rucks and scrums. That’s why the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s decision to cancel high school rugby in the province struck a nerve with Rugby Canada, the sport’s national governing body, which said neither they ...

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Hurricane Jerk blows away Islanders with 4-game sweep

TeuvoTeravainen scored a quick goal, and moments later, so did Greg McKegg. Just that quickly, the Carolina Hurricanes chased New York’s goalie out of the game — and the Islanders right out of the playoffs. Carolina earned a second-round sweep of the Islanders on Friday night, beating them 5-2 after Teravainen and McKegg scored 66 seconds apart in the second ...

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