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Tortorella out as Blue Jackets coach after six seasons

No replacement named; Columbus finished tied for last in Discover Central Division

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John Tortorella is out as Columbus Blue Jackets coach after six seasons. No replacement was named.

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Tocchet out as Coyotes coach after four seasons

No replacement named; Arizona finished fifth in Honda West Division

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Rick Tocchet is out as Arizona Coyotes coach after four seasons. No replacement was named.

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McDavid focused on what's 'really relevant' after scoring 100 points

Center continues to set sights on helping Oilers win Stanley Cup

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Connor McDavid on Saturday became the ninth player in NHL history to score at least 100 points through his first 53 games of a season, but reaching individual milestones is not what drives the Edmonton Oilers captain.

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DeBrincat scores twice, Blackhawks defeat Stars

Pushes goal total to 31, Lankinen makes 37 saves for Chicago

by Brandon Cain / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

DeBrincat one-times PPG for 30th

DAL@CHI: DeBrincat nets No. 30 on one-timer for PPG

Alex DeBrincat nets a Patrick Kane one-timer on a power play, his 30th goal this season, extending his goal streak to six games, making it 3-1

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CHICAGO -- Alex DeBrincat scored his 30th and 31st goals this season, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Dallas Stars 4-2 at United Center on Sunday.

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Player Safety

Maroon suspended one game for actions in Lightning game against Panthers

Forward banned for unsportsmanlike conduct in loss at Florida

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Maroon suspended one game

Maroon suspended 1 game for unsportsmanlike conduct

Tampa Bay's Pat Maroon has been suspended for one game for unsportsmanlike conduct for his actions during last night's game against Florida

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NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Pat Maroon has been suspended for one game, without pay, for unsportsmanlike conduct during NHL Game No. 857 in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday, May 8, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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Pastrnak looking forward to deep Bruins playoff run, birth of son

Forward reflects on days of playing as teen in Sweden while preparing for next chapter in life

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

David Pastrnak could feel the pull of the restaurant. It was cozy, awash in the smells of food and the sounds of guitar. It was a comfort -- and a short walk -- for a 16-year-old who had moved thousands of miles away from his native Czech Republic to the unknown of Sodertalje, Sweden, half an hour southwest of Stockholm, for a chance at a future in hockey. 

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Blackhawks welcome back fans to United Center with emotional video

It was 426 days between home games in Chicago, so the team put together a tribute

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Hockey fans returned to United Center on Sunday, and the Chicago Blackhawks welcomed them back in dramatic fashion.

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NHL Insider

Stars miss playoffs due to injuries, missed opportunities

Slow starts also major factor in failing to make postseason after reaching Cup Final

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Dallas Stars were eliminated from contention for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2018 when the Nashville Predators defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Saturday. 

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Jack Adams Award favorites include Brind'Amour, Sullivan, Quenneville

Cassidy, Cooper, Tippett also selected by NHL.com writers as top coach

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Who was the best coach in the NHL during the 2020-21 regular season? That will be known when the Jack Adams Award, voted on by the National Hockey League Broadcasters Association, is revealed during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Though the regular season isn't scheduled to end until May 19, NHL.com staff writers already have their candidates for the award. 

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Fantasy keeper / dynasty league rankings

NHL.com identifies top 100 overall players for long-term formats; podcast

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com's fantasy hockey rankings for keeper and dynasty leagues are based on past production and future potential in long-term formats. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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McDavid scores 100th point of season for Oilers in 53rd game

Center gets four in win against Canucks to become fastest in 25 years

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

McDavid reaches 100 NHL points

VAN@EDM: McDavid notches goal, three assists for 100

Connor McDavid scores 45 seconds into the 1st and recorded three assists in the 2nd to notch 100 NHL points in 53 games

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Connor McDavid scored his 100th point of the season for the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday in his 53rd game.

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Player Safety

Edmundson fined for actions in Canadiens game against Maple Leafs

Defenseman assessed $1,000 for dangerous trip against forward Tavares

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK -- Montreal Canadiens defenseman Joel Edmundson has been fined $1,000 for a dangerous trip against Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares during NHL Game No. 862 in Toronto on Saturday, May 8, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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Hurricanes will play Predators in first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Have never met in postseason, Carolina will have home-ice advantage

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Carolina Hurricanes will play the Nashville Predators in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Player Safety

Montour fined maximum for actions in Panthers game against Lightning

Defenseman assessed $5,000 for spearing forward Maroon

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK -- Florida Panthers defenseman Brandon Montour has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for spearing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Pat Maroon during NHL Game No. 857 in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday, May 8, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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Fantasy hockey top 250 player rankings

Early look at best overall options for standard leagues next season; podcast

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com ranks the top 250 overall fantasy hockey players for next season in standard leagues. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

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Short Shifts

McDavid's 100 points in 53 games garners plenty of social media reaction

Oilers captain continues scoring at ridiculous pace and everyone's loving it

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

McDavid reaches 100 NHL points

VAN@EDM: McDavid notches goal, three assists for 100

Connor McDavid scores 45 seconds into the 1st and recorded three assists in the 2nd to notch 100 NHL points in 53 games

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Connor McDavid kept it 100 on Saturday.

The Edmonton Oilers captain picked up four points in a 4-3 victory against the Vancouver Canucks giving him 100 this season in just 53 games.

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Player Safety

Weegar fined maximum for actions in Panthers game against Lightning

Defenseman assessed $5,000 for high-sticking forward Joseph

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK -- Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for high-sticking Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph during NHL Game No. 857 in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday, May 8, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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NHL modifies COVID-19 protocols for fully vaccinated during playoffs

Restrictions on mask-wearing, social gatherings relaxed for teams, individuals

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The NHL and the NHL Players' Association announced modifications Saturday to COVID-19 protocols for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for fully vaccinated individuals and teams.

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Wild fans applaud retiring goalie Miller in last game

With family in attendance, veteran of 18 NHL seasons gets emotional sendoff

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Wild fans salute Ryan Miller

ANA@MIN: Wild fans honor Ryan Miller in final game

Minnesota Wild fans showed their appreciation to Ryan Miller during his final game, honoring the net minder for his years of play in the NHL

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Minnesota Wild fans gave retiring Anaheim Ducks goalie Ryan Miller a stirring standing ovation for what was likely his final NHL game at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.

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Fantasy hockey awards picks for 2020-21 season

McDavid, Fox lead consensus selections; rookie Robertson among list of surprises

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com identifies the most valuable players and biggest surprises at each position in fantasy hockey from the 2020-21 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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Andersen plays full AHL game, second in work toward Maple Leafs return

Goalie makes 34 saves in shootout loss Saturday, 'felt rust' in first time back Thursday

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

Frederik Andersen played a full game for Toronto of the American Hockey League on Saturday, continuing to work his way back to the Toronto Maple Leafs from a lower-body injury.

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playoffs

Stamkos, Kucherov ready for Lightning playoff return

'Everything has been trending in that direction' for injured forwards

by Corey Long / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

TAMPA -- Steven Stamkos said he expects to be ready to return, along with Nikita Kucherov, when the Tampa Bay Lightning open the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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NHL Insider

Kings miss playoffs due to inconsistency, lack of offense

Slow starts also major factor in failing to make postseason for third straight time

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Los Angeles Kings were eliminated from contention for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in a 3-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at Staples Center on Friday.

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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage

Robertson of Stars embraces being role model for Asian Americans

Calder Trophy contender sees 'important' opportunity to help promote game

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Editor's note: The NHL is celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May by highlighting the history and growing impact of people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage at all levels of hockey. Today, a look at Dallas Stars rookie Jason Robertson, who is Filipino American.

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