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Lightning bolt, Colton is fired up to return to the Cup Finals

TRENTON, NJ — Ross Colton says there is a sense of excitement surrounding the Tampa Bay Lightning heading into training camp. Despite having their bid for a third straight Stanley Cup championship ended by the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Finals, the 25-year-old forward says it’s the desire for more. “They win the first …

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32 Teams in 31 Days NHL Team Recap: New York Islanders

Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports Outside of this last season, the New York Islanders have been an incredibly competitive team in an extremely tight division. Since 2019, the Islanders have reached the playoffs in each of the past four seasons and reached the Eastern Conference Finals twice in that span. Centered around a strong veteran roster, …

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Kadri signs a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Flames

The 31-year-old forward scored 28 goals and set NHL career highs in assists (59), points (87) and power-play points (29) in 71 regular-season games for the Colorado Avalanche last season . He also tied his NHL career high with six game-winning goals. Kadri then had 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 16 playoff games …

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World Junior Championship roundup: USA upset by Czech Republic, Canada advances

Czech Republic 4, United States 2 — Tomas Suchanek (2023 draft eligible) made 28 saves and Jiri Kulich (Buffalo Sabres) had a goal and two assists to help the Czech Republic stun the defending champions. Logan Cooley (Arizona Coyotes) and Carter Mazur (Detroit Red Wings) scored for the United States, which has outscored opponents 22-4 …

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Levi, a Sabers goalie prospect, faces higher expectations at Northeastern

BUFFALO — Devon Levy returns for his third season at Northeastern University with the goal of maintaining success under the weight of heightened expectations. The Buffalo Sabers goaltender did not play in 2020-21 due to injury, but shined last season when he won the Mike Richter Award as the top goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey. …

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Panarin following Kovalev’s path, trying to win the Cup with the Rangers

Legendary hockey reporter Stan Fischler writes a weekly album for NHL.com. Fischler, known as “The Hockey Maven,” shares his humor and knowledge with readers every Wednesday. This week, Fischler offers his popular film, “Then and Now,” featuring former NHL forward Alexei Kovalev and the current New York Rangers star. Artemi Panarin. Artemi Panarin and Alexei …

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The Blues could lean on Acciari, young forwards to fill attacking roles

After the NHL draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com examines where each team stands in preparation for the 2022-23 regular season, which begins Oct. 7. Today, St. Louis Blues: Season 2021-22: 49-22-11, 3rd in Central Division; lost in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Key arrivals Noel AcciariF: The 30-year-old signed …

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Mailbag: Senators, Red Wings playoff hopes; Stars as a Cup contender

Based on what they’ve done, who do you think is more likely to make the playoffs, the Senators or the Red Wings? — @punmasterrifkin It’s a tough call because I don’t think either is ready for the Stanley Cup playoffs this season, but I like the Ottawa Senators’ chances a little better because of their …

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