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Nazem Kadri is innocent. Craig Berube’s a clown. Would St. Louis fans like some cheese to go with their whining over Avalanche’s Game 3 comeback?

If the Avs’ Nazem Kadri truly wanted to hurt Blues’ goalie Jordan Binnington, don’t you think he would’ve done a better job than that? The hit was legal to the last. An accident. A hockey play. An unfortunate hockey play, but a hockey play nonetheless. “Look at Kadri’s reputation,” St. Louis coach Craig Berube told …

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Blues Goaltender Jordan Binnington Throws Water Bottle at Avs’ Nazem Kadri During Interview, per Report

A big-time collision during Saturday’s Game 3 reportedly led to an interesting post-game exchange involving Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri and Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington. St. Louis suffered an early blow in its eventual 5–2 loss to Colorado after losing its starting goalie to injury after colliding with Kadri in the first period. As the All-Star …

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Colorado Avalanche will be without defenseman Samuel Girard for rest of postseason due to broken sternum on ‘legal check’

ST. LOUIS – Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard will miss the rest of the postseason with a broken sternum, coach Jared Bednar said Saturday night. Girard, who occupies major minutes on Colorado’s No. 2 defensive pairing, suffered what the team initially labeled an upper-body injury 1:49 into the first period of Game 3, a 5-2 …

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Jordan Binnington leaves Game 3 loss in first period for St. Louis Blues, replaced by Ville Husso

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington left Game 3 of their series against the Colorado Avalanche with an injury in the first period Saturday night. With the Blues leading 1-0, Binnington was replaced by backup Ville Husso just 6:45 into the game in St. Louis. Husso returned to start the second period and Colorado rallied …

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Pittsburgh Penguins act fast, give a six-year contract extension to Bryan Rust week after elimination

Veteran forward Bryan Rust has agreed to a six-year extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as they retain one of their key pending free agents. Rust’s new deal is worth $ 30.75 million, running through 2027-28. It has an average annual value of $ 5.125 million. Rust, 30, had just completed a four-year deal with an …

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Edmonton Oilers fight through early deficit, rescinded goals to tie series at 1-1

CALGARY – The Edmonton Oilers would not be denied. Not by another bad start. Not by a cascade of tough (stick) breaks or disallowed goals. In Game 2 of the Oilers’ second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against Calgary on Friday, Edmonton got the 5-3 win it needed to even the Battle of Alberta before shifting …

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Dallas Stars’ Rick Bowness stepping down after three seasons as head coach

Rick Bowness is stepping aside as Dallas Stars head coach after three seasons, the team announced on Friday. Bowness, 67, had his two-year contract expire after the Stars were eliminated by the Calgary Flames in seven games in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. Assistant coaches Derek Laxdal, John Stevens and Todd Nelson …

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Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon laments ‘really bad’ team performance in Game 2 loss to St. Louis Blues

Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon was direct in his assessment of his team’s effort in a 4-1 Game 2 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. “We were bad. We were really bad tonight,” MacKinnon said with the Western Conference second-round series now tied 1-1. “We just didn’t have our jump tonight. But …

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Flames-Oilers provides fantastic theater in Game 1 of West Second Round

CALGARY – There are a few possible explanations for the chaos that framed the 9-6 victory by the Calgary Flames against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday. One could be temporary insanity from the long wait for a Battle of Alberta playoff game, the …

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NHL playoffs results daily: Flames outslug Oilers; Canes outlast Rangers

Game 1: Hurricanes 2, Rangers 1 (OT) | Carolina leads 1-0 Who was the guy? Antti Raanta was the difference-maker for Carolina on Wednesday. He showed up for all 60 minutes when the teammates didn’t. The Rangers were the better team through two periods and challenged him with some high-quality looks. But he turned aside …

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