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Sullivan, Flames Take Bite Out Of Sharks

Mike Sullivan had three goals and an assist Thursday as the Calgary Flames rolled it up against the San Jose Sharks, emerging with a 9-2 victory at San Jose, Calif., …


Rangers Towel Off Quebec To Take Advantage In Series

Stanley Cup playoffs The New York Rangers had two luckybounce goals, including Brian Leetch’s winner with 7:18 left, to beat Quebec 4-3 Wednesday in the first playoff game at New …


Upstart Sharks Again Smell Blood In Playoffs

San Jose’s Jeff Odgers, right, fights Calgary’s Dan Keczmer for position. Photo by Associated Press


Lindros Still Mending

Eric Lindros will not play tonight when the Philadelphia Flyers face the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL playoffs. “He is traveling with the team; he is day-to-day,” team spokesman Joe …


Penguins Rally To Even Series I

NHL playoffs The Pittsburgh Penguins, down two goals and about to go down two games, revived their big-gun offense on third-period goals by Luc Robitaille, Jaromir Jagr and Kevin Stevens …


Minnesota Chases Jets

Gov. Arne Carlson ridiculed a new proposal to help bring the Winnipeg Jets to Minnesota while he continued trying to build support for his own plan. A bipartisan group of …


Baker Nets Two; Upstart Sharks Upset Flames

The San Jose Sharks opened the NHL playoffs like they did last year with an upset victory, shocking the division-winning Calgary Flames 5-4 Sunday night in Calgary, Alberta, behind Jamie …


Nordiques Rally To Beat Defending Champions

Joe Sakic’s third goal of the game with 38 seconds left gave Quebec a comeback 5-4 victory over New York in the opener of their NHL playoff series Saturday night …


Minnesota Studies Deal

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor might be interested in buying the Winnipeg Jets now that it appears the state could purchase a share of the NHL team. Taylor’s lease agreement …


Keenan Out To Master Tale Of Two Trophy Teams

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Jagr At Center Stage For Penguins

The name has changed from Mario to Jaromir, but otherwise the Pittsburgh Penguins’ mission is the same: win the Stanley Cup on the back of a superstar. However, the first …


Wayward Isles Cast Off Henning

Lorne Henning, Al Arbour’s aide during the New York Islanders’ most successful seasons, was fired as coach of the team Wednesday after only one year. “There were philosophical differences and …


Jets Delay Flight

A decision on the fate of the Winnipeg Jets was postponed following a request from the federal government for a meeting with the NHL. The government in Ottawa sought a …


Scoring Leader Sidelined

Eric Lindros, whose cheek was cut by a puck in Sunday’s game against the New York Rangers, will miss the Philadelphia Flyers’ final regular-season game today against the New York …


Lindros Hart Favorite

When it comes to picking the winners of major awards, a blink here or there could be tolerated. But we must pick with one eye closed - in this case, …


Jets Perilously Close To Fleeing Winnipeg

Monday could be doomsday for the Winnipeg Jets. Even while the team was keeping its playoff hopes alive late Thursday by stunning the Detroit Red Wings, the franchise was being …


Sports People

UNLV athletic director Jim Weaver is giving up most of his duties two months early to allow the school’s alumni director to initiate marketing programs aimed at erasing athletic department …


Bandwagon Finds Home In Flyerland

General manager Bob Clarke isn’t keen on the publicity his team is generating. “I think everybody’s gotten carried away with this team,” Clarke said Thursday, referring to the Philadelphia Flyers’ …


Election Buoys Winnipeg

Minnesota’s chances of luring the Winnipeg Jets for next season appear to have hit a setback following provincial elections in Manitoba. The Conservative Party of provincial Premier Gary Filmon, which …


Gretzky Pay Still Tops Despite $2 Million Cut

Wayne Gretzky, who took a $2.3 million paycut, still drew the top salary in the NHL this season. In a survey compiled last week, Gretzky’s 1994-95 salary was $6,540,028. His …


Philly Saves Fox Flyer On Nhl

The Philadelphia Flyers tore up the ice with nine straight victories before finally losing on Sunday. So what do you say about that? If you’re the Fox network, you say …


Roenick Escapes Surgery

A medical test found Chicago Blackhawks star Jeremy Roenick sustained no structural damage when he injured his left knee April 2. Roenick is scheduled to begin rehabilitation of a hyperextended …


Jets May Flee Winnipeg

One of the leaders in Minnesota’s bid to regain an NHL team says there is an excellent chance of the league returning to the Twin Cities next season if the …


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Keenan Takes No Joy In Rangers’ Demise

If the New York Rangers fail to make the playoffs a year after winning the Stanley Cup, Mike Keenan says he won’t be crowing. “I don’t take any pleasure in …


Nhl Players In Olympics?

Although no final agreement has been reached for NHL players to participate in the 1998 Winter Olympics, SportsChannel analyst Peter McNab said it’s almost 100 percent certain the NHL will …


Melrose Displaced: Kings’ Coach Fired Along With His Assistant

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Bure’s Burden: He Isn’t Scoring

Pavel Bure can’t figure it out - he’s not scoring goals. Bure, who signed a $22.5 million contract in the off-season, has not scored in four games. The NHL’s top …


Mighty Ducks Take Turn For Best

In the first half of the season they were the sitting ducks of the Western Conference. But since breaking from a minicamp in Banff, Alberta, in mid-March, the Mighty Ducks …


Nhl Notebook

Saying he’s changed but not claiming to have cured his problems with alcohol and drugs, hockey bad boy Bob Probert is back on skates and looking toward the resumption of …