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Whalers fans still rooting, 22 years after the team’s move

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For Mark Anderson, the opening game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins was a trip down memory lane. Anderson was watching Game 1 closely at a gathering in suburban Hartford Thursday night as the Bruins rallied to beat the Hurricanes 5-2 behind four goals in the third period. “Look at that,” Anderson said after Patrice Bergeron’s goal put Boston ahead for good. “It’s just like old times. Two b.s. penalties against us lead to two b.s. Bruins goals.” If Anderson sounds like a Hurricanes…

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San Jose hosts St. Louis to start conference finals

St. Louis Blues (45-28-9, third in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. San Jose Sharks (46-27-9, second in the Pacific Division during the regular season) San Jose, California; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: San Jose hosts series opener BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks host the St. Louis Blues to open the Western Conference finals. The teams meet Saturday for the fourth time this season. San Jose went 2-1 against St. Louis during the regular season. The Sharks have gone 25-11-5 in home games. San Jose…

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Couture’s hat trick leads Sharks past Avalance 4-2 in Game 3

DENVER (AP) — Logan Couture scored three times, including the go-ahead goal with 7:10 remaining, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. Couture sent a shot over the shoulder of Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer just 65 seconds after Matt Nieto tied the score. Couture sealed it on an empty-net goal with 29.5 seconds remaining. Timo Meier also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 24-16 all-time in Game 3 of a series. Game…

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