Islanders fire coach Trotz after missing playoffs
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Islanders fire coach Trotz after missing playoffs

The New York Islanders fired coach Barry Trotz on Monday, president and general manager Lou Lamoriello announced. The Islanders missed the playoffs this season after finishing 37-35-10. In four seasons as the team’s coach, Trotz was 152-102-34 and 28-21 in the playoffs….

NHL eyes cross-check by Spurgeon, source says
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NHL eyes cross-check by Spurgeon, source says

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The NHL Department of Player Safety is reviewing a cross-check delivered by Wild captain Jared Spurgeon in Game 1 of the team’s first-round series against the St. Louis Blues on Monday night in St. Paul,…

Penguins goalie Jarry to miss start of playoffs
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Penguins goalie Jarry to miss start of playoffs

PITTSBURGH — The Penguins will begin their first-round playoff matchup with the New York Rangers without Tristan Jarry, though they haven’t ruled out the All-Star’s return before the end of the series. Coach Mike Sullivan characterized Jarry as day-to-day but indicated the…