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Bednar, Cassidy, Gallant nominated for Jack Adams Award as NHL's best coach

TORONTO — Colorado's Jared Bednar, Boston's Bruce Cassidy and Vegas's Gerard Gallant were named the finalists for the Jack Adams Award on Wednesday, given annually to the coach voted best in the NHL.
Little says Jets are slight underdogs in anticipated series with Predators

Little says Jets are slight underdogs in anticipated series with Predators

WINNIPEG — Bryan Little believes the Winnipeg Jets are hungry underdogs heading into their highly anticipated second-round playoff series with the Nashville Predators.
Raptors, Wizards stand together to honour Toronto Strong in wake of van attack

Raptors, Wizards stand together to honour Toronto Strong in wake of van attack

Toronto Raptor and Washington Wizard players held up Toronto Strong banners as the national anthems were played prior to Game 5 of their NBA first-round playoff series Wednesday.

Canadiens Andrew Shaw has left knee surgery: faces six-month recovery

MONTREAL — Right winger Andrew Shaw underwent surgery on his left knee and will need at least six months to recover, the Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday. Shaw suffered a knee injury and a concussion on March 13 against the Dallas Stars.
Same series, different year: Penguins-Capitals meet again

Same series, different year: Penguins-Capitals meet again

ARLINGTON, Va. — Like tourists flocking to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, the Pittsburgh Penguins making a trip to Washington in the playoffs has become a rite of spring.
Expansion Golden Knights face Sharks in 2nd round series

Expansion Golden Knights face Sharks in 2nd round series

It took one trip to Las Vegas early in the season for the San Jose Sharks to realize that the fast start to the season for the expansion Golden Knights was no fluke.
Penguins will be without Malkin, Hagelin in Game 1 vs. Caps

Penguins will be without Malkin, Hagelin in Game 1 vs. Caps

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without centre Evgeni Malkin and forward Carl Hagelin when the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions open their Eastern Conference semifinal series Thursday night in Washington.
Maple Leafs, Raptors, TFC create perfect storm of sports buzz in Toronto

Maple Leafs, Raptors, TFC create perfect storm of sports buzz in Toronto

TORONTO — The Raptors are hosting, but supporters of the Maple Leafs and Toronto FC will be welcome to Wednesday's party at Air Canada Centre on a dream night for Toronto sports fans.
Amid bevy of head shots, NHL attempts to explain rationale

Amid bevy of head shots, NHL attempts to explain rationale

Drew Doughty watched other playoff games this season and couldn't believe that George Parros, the NHL's discipline czar, had suspended him for a head shot.
Trade-deadline additions of Stastny, Morrow paying big dividends for Jets

Trade-deadline additions of Stastny, Morrow paying big dividends for Jets

WINNIPEG — Being traded to the Winnipeg Jets this season has turned into a highlight for Paul Stastny and Joe Morrow.