Red Wings-Lightning links: Game 3 starter Petr Mrazek has rebounded in big way this season - 2 hours ago

Mrazek has responded with a strong effort every time he's been pulled from a game this season.

Detroit Lions sidestep James Ihedigbo contract demands on first day of conditioning - 4 hours ago

Suh bolted to Miami in one of the league's biggest offseason moves, while Ihedigbo sparked some controversy for threatening to stay home until he gets a raise. But coach Jim Caldwell addressed neither player during his first day of meetings with the team.

don carey "All we can do is focus on the guys who are here, That's it."
don carey "He's a veteran doing what he feels is best for him, and I'll just leave all that stuff to him to talk about."
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Winnipeg, Jets get bouquets from Bettman - 5 hours ago

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday there was no place he'd rather be. Bettman arrived in Winnipeg late in the afternoon and attended Game 3 of the first-round Stanley Cup playoff series between the Winnipeg Jets and Anaheim Ducks at the MTS Centre. It was the first NHL playoff game here

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Jarryd Hayne's No. 38 traces back to his Australian rugby league start - 6 hours ago

Former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne will don No. 38 in his attempt to make the 49ers. He shared that number's sentimental meaning in an Instagram post Monday night.

Hall of Fame lineman Bob St. Clair passes away at age 84 - 7 hours ago

By Dan BrownBob St. Clair, the legendary 49ers offensive lineman famed for his ferocious blocking and peculiar dining habits, died Monday.

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Jets impressed by MTS Centre whiteout - 7 hours ago

The atmosphere was everything they thought it would be.

Lee Stempniak "It was an unbelievable experience in the building, Right at the start, I personally have never had anything like that before and we certainly fed off the energy. We had a great start. We were all over them, forced some turnovers and icings. Yeah, it’s disappointing on a couple of levels to go down 3-0 in the series, and also not to deliver for our fans."
paul maurice "The energy in the building, that's as good a building as I've ever seen in my life. We had good jump and good legs because of it. We needed it. We used it to good effect for a big chunk of the game, The simple thing is to focus on the one game. That's what's left, and then we'll go through the things that were different in tonight's game and the two previous games and try to get as much of that in the next game."

Jets still just little ducklings - 7 hours ago

The Winnipeg Jets are getting a lesson in playoff hockey. A lesson that hurts but one that is a necessary right of passage nonetheless. The Anaheim Ducks waver a bit here and there but they finish. The Jets, through three games in which they have led in the third period, do not. The Ducks took

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Jets looking for answers to third-period problems - 7 hours ago

Blake Wheeler rarely puts a filter on how he sees any given night in an NHL arena. 'Incredulous' would be the best word to describe the Winnipeg Jets right-winger on Monday night after the Jets dropped a 5-4 overtime victory ot the Anaheim Ducks at the MTS Centre, giving the Ducks a 3-0 lead in

Blake Wheeler "That’s just it, The first one appears to be the toughest one. If we can get some momentum on our side, and a little bit of confidence on closing out, you never know. You’ve got to make them win four games and we’re sure as hell not going to go down easy."

Calgary Flames smash-hit Michael Ferland gets life help from former Canucks enforcer Gino Odjick - 7 hours ago

His on-ice smash-’em-up style is quickly making Michael Ferland a fan favourite in the Stampede City.

Ducks beat Jets in OT to take commanding lead in series - 7 hours ago

That first playoff win for the franchise will have to wait a little longer.

Bryan Little "It's kind of been the story of the series. We just can't seem to get a bounce against these guys, Again that late goal in the third kind of killed us and took away some momentum for us. It's hard to put a finger on it. If we knew what it was, we'd fix it. You've got to give them credit, they don't stop. They go right to the end of the game. It almost gets in your head how good they are at it. They've done it to us three in a row now. A couple bounces either way tonight and we could've had a different outcome."
Blake Wheeler "Yeah, it’s hard. It’ just more of the same. We lead the whole damn series and we’re 0-3. That’s the way it goes. That’s hockey. We just have to find a way to get that first one, Don’t allow them to score. If we had a better answer, it would probably be 3-0 right now. You’ve got to win four games. We’ve won four in a row before. The first one’s going to be the hardest one, apparently. So just lick our wounds tonight. It’s going to hurt obviously, and the sun’s going to rise tomorrow and we have to refocus for Game 4."

Blues are shut down, shut out - 7 hours ago

Minnesota is dominant in grabbing a 2-1 series lead.

Jay Bouwmeester "Would you like to play it differently? Yeah, Just get the puck, poke it out. But (stuff) happens. He’s a guy that’s good around the net. He’s not going to stop. That’s a perfect example of that. (Bad) play, my fault, whatever, but bottom line, we’ve got to play better."

Gordon: Time to take ’Note: Status quo not enough, change is in order - 7 hours ago

Hitchcock has a lot to think about before Game 4.

Barret Jackman "We helped them beat us. We didn’t stick to our game plan."
Jay Bouwmeester "That was a tough one, We got what we deserved."
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Calgary Flames rookie playing role of first-round X-factor - 7 hours ago

Just hours before the start of this best-of-seven slugfest with the Vancouver Canucks, somebody asked Calgary Flames top prospect Sam Bennett if he might have an advantage because he’d already suited up for a handful of playoff contests in the Ontario Hockey League this spring.

Calgary Flames want to emulate recipe used in Game 3 - 8 hours ago

The lessons for the Calgary Flames are still fresh.

Matt Stajan "Everybody looks at the big picture, and you want to go up 3-1 — 3-1 looks a lot better than 2-2 — so we know that, but one game is the focus,"
Matt Stajan "I think we’re just focused on the game, trying to get a win on home ice."
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It's official: Tim Tebow signs with Eagles - 8 hours ago

The quarterback has been working out 6 days a week hoping for another chance in the NFL.

tim tebow "my lifelong dream."
john beck "We appreciate Tim's contributions to the launch of SEC Network and wish him all the best as he pursues his NFL dream, Tim quickly established a tremendous rapport with everyone he worked with in front of and behind the camera. He has a tireless work ethic and a unique passion for football. Tim developed quickly into an excellent analyst. He has a home at ESPN when his playing career is done."

Rossi: Rutherford falling apart, too - 8 hours ago

Crisis is supposed to reveal true character, right? General manager Jim Rutherford lost his cool after the Penguins’ 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers ...

jim rutherford "Thanks for your support,"
jim rutherford "You're a (expletive) jerk,"
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Scoring struggles linger for Penguins 2nd line - 9 hours ago

Evgeni Malkin and David Perron nearly took over Game 3 against the New York Rangers in the third period. Playoff hockey is all about results, ...

David Perron "It's very frustrating for us right now, Geno and I know we need to be a factor in this series. We know it. And we were so close."
David Perron "Their defensemen are just jumping in front of every shot we take, I had a chance to tie it. I saw the hole in behind Lundqvist. If it goes by, it's in. But (defenseman Dan) Girardi just got a piece of it. It was definitely going in. Would I do something different? Probably not. I liked the way I shot the puck tonight. I have to keep doing that."
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Doug Buffone's passion, sense of humor will be missed - 9 hours ago

One day when the Bears played at Wrigley Field, linebacker Dick Butkus kept yelling at teammate Doug Buffone that his shoes stunk.

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Purdy: Pressure on Wilson to get Sharks back on track - 9 hours ago

After the departure of Sharks coach Todd McLellan, general manager Doug Wilson says he expects the team to 'bounce back very quickly.' It had better.

doug wilson "We're going to bounce back very quickly,"
doug wilson "He may not like to talk to you guys, But he's an involved owner."
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Family helped McLellan make decision - 10 hours ago

Todd McLellan made sure his family would be OK with a potential separation before talking to the Sharks about moving on.

todd mclellan "We're passionate about the community, My youngest son here is deeply entrenched in his high school. Our discussion was, 'Can we do this -- being apart from each other, not packing the moving van?' That was a huge priority for me. ... And we made a decision we could do this."
doug wilson "a guy who can basically get the most out of players. You take a look around the league right now, some teams that are trending well, playing hard, holding people accountable. Our coaching staff was a very good coaching staff and they did all those things. We're now looking for somebody to come in and take us to the next level."
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