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Canadiens defeat Golden Knights in OT in Game 3, take lead in Semifinals

Anderson wins it with second goal at 12:53; Montreal coach Ducharme out after positive COVID-19 test

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Anderson wins Game 3 in overtime

VGK@MTL, Gm3: Anderson puts home pass to seal OT win

Semis, Gm3: Josh Anderson buries Paul Byron's pass in overtime to notch his second goal of the game and win Game 3 for the Canadiens

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MONTREAL -- Josh Anderson scored his second goal 12:53 into overtime, and the Montreal Canadiens took the lead in the Stanley Cup Semifinals with a 3-2 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 at Bell Centre on Friday.

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playoffs

Point keeps producing for Lightning ahead of Game 4 against Islanders

Forward has scored in six straight, leads NHL with 11 playoff goals

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Brayden Point won't single himself out for what he's again accomplishing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

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news

Ducharme tests positive for COVID-19, Canadiens coach missing Game 3

Series with Golden Knights tied in best-of-7 Semifinals

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Dominique Ducharme tested positive for COVID-19 and is not coaching the Montreal Canadiens against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals on Friday (USA, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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NHL Awards

Barkov of Panthers wins Selke Trophy as best defensive forward

Center led Florida in SAT percentage, second on team in blocked shots

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Barkov wins Selke Trophy

Alexsander Barkov wins Frank J. Selke Trophy

Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov wins the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top two-way forward

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Aleksander Barkov on Friday won the Selke Trophy, presented annually to the forward best to excel in the defensive aspects of the game as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

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Semifinals

Wahlstrom could play for Islanders in Game 4 of Semifinals vs. Lightning

New York may look to rookie forward for offensive spark trying to even series

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Oliver Wahlstrom could play for the New York Islanders when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; USA, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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Semifinals

Stanley Cup Semifinals schedule

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Here are the series-by-series schedules for the third round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Seedings and matchups for the Stanley Cup Semifinals were determined based on regular-season standings. The winner of each best-of-7 series will advance to the 2021 Stanley Cup Final.

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playoffs

'Quest for the Stanley Cup' continues with Maroon playing tour guide

Lightning forward showing Tampa sights among highlights of third episode

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

QFTSC sneak peek: Maroon's pups

Pat Maroon introduces his French Bulldogs

Pat Maroon introduces us to his French Bulldogs in the next episode of Quest for the Stanley Cup -- see more on 6/18 on ESPN+ and YT Canada

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Nikolaj Ehlers patted goalie Carey Price on the front of his sweater.

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Pride

Seattle Pride Hockey Classic striving for inclusiveness

Kraken supporting two-day event promoting participation by LBGTQ+ community, others

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Steven Thompson didn't know what to expect when he began playing hockey in Seattle four years ago.

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NHL Awards

Brind'Amour of Hurricanes wins Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of year

Also gets three-year contract after guiding Carolina to first division title since 2005-06

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Brind'Amour wins Jack Adams Award

Rod Brind'Amour wins Jack Adams Award

Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour wins the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's coach of the year

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Rod Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday won the Jack Adams Award for NHL coach of the year as voted by members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association.

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fantasy

Fantasy spin: NHL coaching changes

Rangers, Blue Jackets players who could be impacted by Gallant, Larsen

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com examines how coaching changes for the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets could impact their team fantasy value for the 2021-22 season. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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news

Crosby of Penguins, Bergeron of Bruins tie atop NHLPA poll

Pittsburgh, Boston captains share title of most complete player; Matthews of Maple Leafs best goal-scorer

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Sidney Crosby tied Patrice Bergeron in voting for the most complete player in the NHL, according to a National Hockey League Players' Association poll that surveyed almost 500 players.

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playoffs

Islanders generate offense but few scoring opportunities in Game 3 loss

Lightning block 21 shots, Vasilevskiy makes 27 saves to take series lead

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The New York Islanders' toughest challenge in the Stanley Cup Semifinals has become trying to break through against the Tampa Bay Lightning's stifling defense and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy.

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playoffs

Lightning continue road success with Game 3 win

'Rise to the occasion' to top Islanders, are 6-1 away from home in playoffs

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have won four straight road games scoring eight goals.

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NHL GM of the Year

NHL General Manager of the Year finalists announced

Bergevin of Canadiens, Lamoriello of Islanders, Zito of Panthers up for honor

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens, Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders and Bill Zito of the Florida Panthers are the finalists for the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award.

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fantasy

NHL DFS player picks, projections, strategy

Point leads League with 25 goals over past two playoffs; Game 4 snake draft

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

All season long, NHL.com's fantasy staff will make DFS player picks for the slate ahead. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

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Over The Boards

Mailbag: Avalanche offseason plans, Rask's future with Bruins

NHL.com's Dan Rosen answers weekly questions

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Here is the June 16 edition of the mailbag, where we answer your questions asked using #OvertheBoards.

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Short Shifts

Fallon, Macchio, Jets, 'Bachelor' couple watch Islanders-Lightning Game 3

Plenty of famous fans in the crowd at Nassau Coliseum for Stanley Cup Semifinal

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

Fallon, Macchio root on Islanders

TBL@NYI, Gm3: Fallon, Macchio take in Game 3

Semis, Gm3: Jimmy Fallon and Ralph Macchio enjoy the Nassau Coliseum atmosphere and watch the Islanders take on the Lightning

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There were more than a few famous faces in the crowd at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday.

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news

Brind'Amour agrees to remain coach of Hurricanes

Gets three-year contract, wins Jack Adams Award as best in NHL at job

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Rod Brind'Amour agreed to a three-year contract Thursday to remain coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.

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news

Gallant hired as coach of Rangers

Replaces Quinn, led Golden Knights to Cup Final in 2018

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Gerard Gallant was named coach of the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

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fantasy

Fantasy pool rankings: Stanley Cup Playoffs

Top 50 players in leagues counting entire 2021 postseason; podcast analysis

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com ranks the most valuable players for fantasy hockey pools counting the entire 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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news

Gomez interviews former teammate Brodeur in premiere of 'Scotty Goes'

Two-time Cup winner visits NHL alumni in five-part series, which debuts on NHL social channels Thursday

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

'Scotty Goes' starts 6/17

Scott Gomez catches up with NHL greats starting 6/17

Scott Gomez is using his down time to link up with some old friend to talk hockey and post-retirement fun - see the fun on 6/17

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Scott Gomez hit the road to give viewers a glimpse of what some of his fellow NHL alumni are up to in "Scotty Goes", presented by New Amsterdam Vodka.

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news

Spezza signs one-year, $750,000 contract with Maple Leafs

38-year-old forward, who could have become unrestricted free agent, says 'if I could take less, I would'

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

TORONTO -- Jason Spezza signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. 

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Short Shifts

Avalanche fans record thank-yous for team's support of LGBTQ+ community

Team going extra mile during Pride Month to include all, getting big response

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Colorado Avalanche are going all out for Pride month, and their fans couldn't be happier.

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NHL Draft

Beniers, top 2021 Draft prospect, expected to be healthy for NHL camps

Forward, No. 6 in Central Scouting final ranking, sustained lower-body injury at World Championship

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Matthew Beniers, a top forward prospect for the 2021 NHL Draft, is expected to be healthy in time to participate in the World Junior Summer Showcase and NHL development camps after sustaining a lower-body injury during the 2021 IIHF World Championship.

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NHL Awards

Kevin Hodgson wins Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award

Honored for 'dream job' with hockey organization helping children across Canada

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Hodgson wins O'Ree Award

Kevin Hodgson wins Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award

Kevin Hodgson of HEROS wins the Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award for using the game of hockey to make an outstanding impact in his community

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Kevin Hodgson never actually signed up for any of this. Fifteen years ago, the executive director of HEROS (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society), which empowers at-risk youth, and its offshoot organization SuperHEROS, which provides boys and girls living with physical and cognitive challenges an inclusive and safe hockey environment, didn't know much about the programs he would eventually run.

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NHL Awards

Lindblom of Flyers wins Masterton Trophy for perseverance

Forward played 50 games this season after cancer diagnosis in 2019

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Lindblom wins Masterton Trophy

Oskar Lindblom earns Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom receives the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey

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Oskar Lindblom of the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday won the Masterton Trophy, awarded annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

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