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Senators owner Eugene Melynk gets mixed reviews from fans at town hall meeting

OTTAWA — Eugene Melnyk's first attempt at clearing the air with Ottawa Senators fans had some rocky moments on Tuesday night.
Big brother is watching the NHL game, faster than ever

Big brother is watching the NHL game, faster than ever

NHL executives, coaches and players are quick to say the game is faster than ever and there is technology available to track how quickly players skate and how hard they shoot.
Soaring Jets get set to start at home vs. experienced Wild

Soaring Jets get set to start at home vs. experienced Wild

The NHL's return to Winnipeg has been an instant success in the seats, with regular sellouts since the Jets arrived in 2011 for a second landing in the smallest market in the league.
Rangers all in on rebuild, seeking new coach to lead charge

Rangers all in on rebuild, seeking new coach to lead charge

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — After missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years, the New York Rangers are going all in on a makeover.
Knights host Kings as playoff hockey debuts on Vegas Strip

Knights host Kings as playoff hockey debuts on Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS — The expansion Golden Knights made an historic run through the regular season. On to the next step, the playoffs — something entirely different, with Vegas facing a major test in the first round.
Stamkos' status among injuries to watch in playoffs

Stamkos' status among injuries to watch in playoffs

Seen Steven Stamkos? Is he healthy? The Eastern Conference No. 1 seed Tampa Bay Lightning sure hope so after Stamkos missed four of the last seven regular-season games with a nagging lower-body injury.
NHL trade deadline deals deliver for several playoff teams

NHL trade deadline deals deliver for several playoff teams

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman earned accolades for making the boldest moves in improving Tampa Bay's Stanley Cup aspirations at the NHL's trade deadline in February.
Veteran forward Max Pacioretty hopes Montreal Canadiens don't trade him

Veteran forward Max Pacioretty hopes Montreal Canadiens don't trade him

MONTREAL — Max Pacioretty is quite aware that his days as a Montreal Canadien may be numbered.
Healthy Couture key for Sharks heading into playoffs

Healthy Couture key for Sharks heading into playoffs

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Even the simplest of tasks like breathing and eating were painstakingly difficult for Logan Couture heading into the playoffs a year ago.

Goalie Keith Kinkaid: Devils' unsung hero in run to playoffs

NEWARK, N.J. — Talk about making the most of opportunities. Look at what New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid has done the last 10 weeks.