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Flames hire ex-Hurricanes coach Peters

New Calgary Flames NHL hockey team head coach Bill Peters speaks to the media in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, April 23, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have hired Bill Peters as the team's head coach.

The Flames introduced Peters at a news conference on Monday at Scotiabank Saddledome. The 53-year-old from Three Hills, Alberta, resigned as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday after four seasons and a year remaining on his contract.

The Flames fired Glen Gulutzan and assistants Dave Cameron and Paul Gerrard last week after missing the playoffs with a 37-35-10 record.

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Wild oust GM Fletcher after playoff exit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild split with general manager Chuck Fletcher after nine seasons with only two playoff series wins.

Wild owner Craig Leipold met with Fletcher on Monday to tell him the club was not renewing his contract. He then addressed the players.

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Leafs look to force Game 7 vs. Bruins

TORONTO -- Mike Babcock was not sure how much difference his line adjustments made, but the Toronto coach did notice the Maple Leafs' improved approach Saturday night in their 4-3 over the Boston Bruins in Game 5.

"I don't know how much the line changes paid off, I just know that the guys were engaged," Babcock said after the game in Boston. "We got off to a really good start and our penalty kill, obviously, was great. We were short-handed six times, (including) a five-on-three. So that was great. Our goaltender was good. We got the early lead and we were able to hang on."

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Capitals aim to close out Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After losing two games to start the postseason, the Washington Capitals stand on the brink of completing a comeback and advancing to the next round in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

A 4-3 overtime victory on Saturday in Washington gave the Capitals a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series and put them one win from closing out the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Sakic to makes Avs even faster, younger

DENVER (AP) Fair warning to the rest of the league: As fast and young as the Colorado Avalanche were this season, general manager Joe Sakic vows to make them even faster and younger.

It's become a full-speed-ahead priority.

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Guentzel scores 4, Pens put away Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jake Guentzel dropped to his right knee and slid on the ice in celebration, not only for his second career postseason hat trick, but for the goal that assured Pittsburgh was moving on in the playoffs.

He has established his playoff pedigree as a sensational scorer in just two seasons and helped keep a third straight championship in sight for the Penguins.

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Predators advance with 5-0 rout of Avs

DENVER (AP) The Nashville Predators are done dealing with the speed of Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche.

Next, they get the physicality of Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets .

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Fleury believed early on Vegas would win

LAS VEGAS (AP) Marc-Andre Fleury never believed the expansion Vegas Golden Knights were a team built just for the future, and that losing would be acceptable because it was the inaugural season.

On Sept. 13, the three-time Stanley Cup goaltender said: "It's not something I accept. Every guy here wants to win. We know where we're at, we won't accept losing. We're looking at winning some games."

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Sharks G Jones continues playoff success

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) For years, the San Jose Sharks seemed to have all the ingredients necessary to win a Stanley Cup. With the possible exception of a goaltender who could steal a game when the rest of the team wasn't in top form.

Martin Jones has been just that kind of goalie since coming to San Jose three years ago. He helped the Sharks make it to the Stanley Cup Final in 2016; was their best player in a first-round loss to Edmonton a year ago; and played at an elite level once again during a first-round sweep against Anaheim this month.

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Flyers' long title drought continues

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Flyers fans spent the final minutes of another empty season doing what boorish fans do with elimination on deck. They chucked beer cans and threw trash and hats and whatever objects were within reach onto the ice. Flyers public address announcer Lou Nolan admonished fans - just as he had two years earlier when giveaway bracelets were hurled on the ice - but there was little anyone could do to stop them.

This is how the season ends in Philly, not with a Stanley Cup hoisted in a championship celebration, but with a call for the cleaning crew to pick up the mess.

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