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Changing losing culture top off-season priority for Sabres GM

Changing losing culture top off-season priority for Sabres GM

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Having known mostly success over the past decade with the Penguins, Jason Botterill received a sobering introduction to life at the bottom of the NHL during his first season as Buffalo Sabres general manager.
Old friends: Rival Sharks, Ducks meet in 2nd playoff series

Old friends: Rival Sharks, Ducks meet in 2nd playoff series

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Although the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Ducks both have been regular Stanley Cup playoff participants for the past 15 years, the California rivals somehow met in the post-season only once before this week.
Bruins, Maple Leafs back at it, with memories of 2013

Bruins, Maple Leafs back at it, with memories of 2013

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins remember what happened last time they met Toronto in the NHL playoffs. They also realize they can't count on it happening again.
Half the Devils roster has never played in NHL post-season

Half the Devils roster has never played in NHL post-season

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils are heading into the playoffs for the first time since 2012 and not surprisingly half the roster has never competed in a NHL post-season game. The newbies in the Cup chase include leading scorer Taylor Hall, No.
Fighting down, hatred still high in NHL playoff rivalries

Fighting down, hatred still high in NHL playoff rivalries

Sidney Crosby saw Jakub Voracek's glove on the ice and wasn't going to let his opponent pick it up easily.

Sabres sign Notre Dame forward Oglevie to 2-year contract

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have signed two-time Notre Dame leading scorer Andrew Oglevie to a two-year entry level contract.
Russian stars could decide Blue Jackets-Capitals series

Russian stars could decide Blue Jackets-Capitals series

WASHINGTON — Dmitry Orlov scoring on Sergei Bobrovsky is a popular clip at a bar in their hometown in southwestern Siberia. "They always show my goal to him," Orlov said. "My friends said that.
Leafs' Frederik Andersen working out the small things in preparation for Bruins

Leafs' Frederik Andersen working out the small things in preparation for Bruins

Toronto's Frederik Andersen carried one of the heaviest workloads of any goaltender in the regular season. He still wants extra ice time to prepare for the Maple Leafs' first-round playoff matchup with Boston.
Leadership of Landeskog has helped Avs turn things around

Leadership of Landeskog has helped Avs turn things around

DENVER — There were moments in such a sour season a year ago when Gabriel Landeskog doubted himself as a player. It just wore on him that much. Never once did he ever question this: His ability to lead the Colorado Avalanche.

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.