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Lightning start three Black forwards vs. Panthers
Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper, in the season finale vs. Florida, started three Black forwards Monday night, a rarity in NHL history and "a pretty cool moment for all those guys."[read more]

Gritty fulfills a Philadelphia Flyers fan's request by throwing a cake at her
One persistent Flyers fan has been trying to get the mascot to throw a sheet cake at her for 18 months. In a weekend of reflection and benevolence, Gritty granted the request.[read more]

Flyers offer tix, Gritty gear to get fans vaccinated
The Flyers offered free tickets and Gritty stickers and T-shirts as an incentive for fans to get vaccinated on the main concourse before Monday's season finale against New Jersey.[read more]

Tim Tebow's back: Notable comebacks across sports
Tim Tebow is expected to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, which got us thinking ... what other sports comebacks can compare?[read more]

Eichel: 'Disconnect' with Sabres over neck injury
Sabres captain Jack Eichel said Monday there has been a disconnect between him and the team since he was injured in March, and he raised questions about his long-term future in Buffalo.[read more]

NHL Playoff Watch Daily: Playoff, lottery seeds on the line on Monday
All but one of the playoff spots have been clinched, but the seeding can still change quite a bit. Here's where every race stands Monday.[read more]

Whale become 3rd privately owned NWHL team
The National Women's Hockey League approved the sale of the Connecticut Whale on Monday, making the franchise the third in the six-team league to have private owners.[read more]

Tocchet won't return after 4 seasons with Coyotes
Rick Tocchet will not return as head coach of the Arizona Coyotes, the team announced Sunday. Tocchet's contract expires on June 30, and the Coyotes will begin their search for a new head coach immediately.[read more]

Ovechkin becoming investor in NWSL's Spirit
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is becoming an investor in the National Women's Soccer League's Washington Spirit.[read more]

Tortorella out after six years as Jackets coach
After six seasons with the Blue Jackets, including a last-place finish this year, veteran coach John Tortorella, who did not have a contract for next season, is out in Columbus.[read more]