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Vegas Golden Knights hold cards as NHL expansion draft nears

BY STEPHEN WHYNO and JOHN WAWROW George McPhee might as well be The Godfather of the NHL during the Vegas Golden Knights' three-day expansion draft...

All talk, few trades before NHL’s expansion roster freeze

BY STEPHEN WHYNO Mike Smith went from Arizona to Calgary and a couple of defensemen traded places as NHL teams made last-minute moves before...

Fans at parade cheer on Penguins for Stanley Cup win

BY JOE MANDAK PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hundreds of cheering fans lined up Wednesday along downtown Pittsburgh streets for a parade to celebrate the Penguins' Stanley...

Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

BY TERESA M. WALKER NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be challenged trying to top this. Crosby...

Preds leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh

BY TERESA M. WALKER NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne is a friendly, polite man off the ice. Slipping the puck past the Nashville...

Penguins crush Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup

BY WILL GRAVES PITTSBURGH (AP) — The night started with a catfish throw. It ended with haymaker after haymaker — both literal and proverbial — from...

Penguins head home upbeat despite 0-fer in Nashville

BY WILL GRAVES PITTSBURGH (AP) — The goals that came so easily to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first two games of the Stanley Cup...

Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

BY TERESA M. WALKER NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Frederick Gaudreau sure is doing his best to earn his own locker with the Nashville Predators with...

Nashville leaning heavily on defense corps against Penguins

BY TERESA M. WALKER NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roman Josi downplays the production of the Nashville Predators' defensemen as simply the product of their...

Preds rout Pens 5-1, pull within 2-1 in Stanley Cup Final

BY TERESA M. WALKER NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators coach Peter Laviolette heard all the questions and criticism of Pekka Rinne after the goaltender's struggles...

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