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St. Louis Blues add to Dallas Stars' goaltending woes with 6-1 blowout win in Game 3 to grab series lead

ST. LOUIS — When Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said Tuesday that the Stars’ series against St. Louis was incredibly close statistically except for one thing — special teams — he probably intentionally omitted the other thing: goaltending. 758 more words


Kelly Ellard denied parole despite finally admitting blame in teen's 1997 death

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A young woman serving a life sentence for second-degree murder has for the first time taken responsibility for the death of a 14-year-old Vancouver Island girl almost two decades ago. 642 more words


Lightning strikes late to tie, and Boyle scores overtime winner as Tampa takes 2-1 series lead over Islanders

BROOKLYN – For the better part of three days, you could sense that hard-nosed Islanders coach Jack Capuano wanted his team to land a knockout punch to the Tampa Bay Lightning. 781 more words


Quebec cracks down on English brand names, forces prominent French signage to be included

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is moving to force the Wal-Marts, Best Buys and Burger Kings of the world to put on a French face. 505 more words


Nashville Predators get back into second-round series against San Jose Sharks with 4-1 home-ice win

NASHVILLE — The difference between falling behind 3-0 in a series and closing it to 2-1 is like the difference between getting a jolt of energy and a taking a trip to the electric chair. 702 more words


Blue Jays Smoak Rangers with the homerun ball to avert another punchless offensive performance

TORONTO — Quite the Smoak show on Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre.

Justin Smoak hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning off Phil Klein, giving the Toronto Blue Jays a 3-1 victory against the Texas Rangers. 772 more words


Millard’s ex-girlfriend’s ‘selective memory’ blamed on falling out of love with accused killer

HAMILTON, Ont. — Christina Noudga, the ex-girlfriend of Dellen Millard and star witness at his murder trial, mapped out a “brilliant idea” to blackmail future boyfriends who have a hidden criminal past. 803 more words