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TORONTO — Several N.H.L. teams had a sudden conundrum in this postseason: They could not rely on their No. 1 goaltenders to get them through…View More In These N.H.L. Playoffs, Backup Goalies Have Taken Center Stage
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Oskar Lindblom had described his surgery and extensive chemotherapy treatment as “hell” earlier in the season. He had said he felt like a potential return…View More After Cancer Treatment, Oskar Lindblom Is Back in the Fray
TORONTO — The Islanders have squandered two opportunities to knock off the top-seeded Philadelphia Flyers and put their mark on franchise history, but they have…View More Once Up 3-1, the Islanders Now Face a Game 7
TORONTO — Suddenly, the Islanders’ focus has shifted, from the confidence in a franchise record-setting goaltender, to having concerns about how Semyon Varlamov will bounce…View More The Islanders’ Goalie Entered With a Shutout Streak. He Left on the Bench.
Dale Hawerchuk, a hockey phenomenon who became the face of the Winnipeg Jets en route to the Hockey Hall of Fame, died on Tuesday. He…View More Dale Hawerchuk, Phenom in Hockey Hall of Fame, Dies at 57
TORONTO — Kirk Muller, behind the Montreal Canadiens bench as interim head coach on Friday, was too emotional to check his phone between periods, although…View More Canadiens Even Series With an Emotional Rout of the Flyers
The Stanley Cup playoffs began as an experiment. After the onset of the coronavirus pandemic ended its regular season, the N.H.L. adapted its postseason format…View More The First Round of the N.H.L. Playoffs Is Set. There Have Already Been Upsets.