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Golden Knights Ground Jets 4-2 for Series Lead in NHL Western Conference Final

Golden Knights Ground Jets 4-2 for Series Lead in NHL Western Conference Final

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

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Vegas Golden Knights centre Jonathan Marchessault scores past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Gerard Gallant wasn’t a believer in October, but the Vegas Golden Knights head coach was confident by January his expansion team had what it took to go deep in the playoffs.

The Knights led the NHL’s Western Conference final two games to one after beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Wednesday.

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Trudeau Uses NYU Graduation Speech to Criticize Growth in Identity Politics

Trudeau Uses NYU Graduation Speech to Criticize Growth in Identity Politics

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in the procession prior to delivering the commencement address to New York University graduates at Yankee Stadium in New York on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first order of business after descending on Donald Trump’s hometown Wednesday was to enlist thousands of newly minted American university graduates in the fight against a rising tide of intolerance and nationalism around the world.

Officials had billed Trudeau’s three-day trip to New York and Boston as focused on trade and the economic relationship between Canada and the U.S., with looming NAFTA deadlines as a backdrop.

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Burton Cummings Recovering from Several Injuries Suffered in Crash

Burton Cummings Recovering from Several Injuries Suffered in Crash

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg musician Burton Cummings (DAN HARPER PHOTO)

Canadian music icon Burton Cummings says he is recovering from several injuries he suffered in a car crash last Sunday in Los Angeles.

In a lengthy Facebook post, the Winnipeg rocker and former frontman for The Guess Who writes that he was struck by a driver who ran a red light and that there were five people in the other car, including a baby.

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Winnipeg Commodity Exchange’s Last Trading Function Moving to New York

Winnipeg Commodity Exchange’s Last Trading Function Moving to New York

Canola Field
Riders and their horses pass through a canola field as they take an afternoon trail ride near Cremona, Alta., on July 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

WINNIPEG — The American company that bought the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange in 2007 says it is shutting down its last commodity trading function.

Atlanta-based Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) says it will move trading of canola contracts from Winnipeg to New York by July 29.

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Kyle Connor Leads the Way as Jets Beat Predators 6-2 to Take 3-2 Series Lead

Kyle Connor Leads the Way as Jets Beat Predators 6-2 to Take 3-2 Series Lead

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets centre Bryan Little (18) is chased by Nashville Predators defenceman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, during first period Game 5 NHL hockey second-round playoff series, in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, May 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kyle Connor made a move in the first period Saturday that signalled to Jets captain Blake Wheeler his linemate was going to have a big night.

Head coach Paul Maurice saw the same thing.

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Air Canada Agrees to Give Free Tickets to Love-Struck Man — With a Catch

Air Canada Agrees to Give Free Tickets to Love-Struck Man — With a Catch

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

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C.J. Poirier is shown in a handout photo. Poirier, from Michigan, trying to get Air Canada to finance his flight to visit his Newfoundland girlfriend. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-C.J. Poirier)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A love-struck Michigan man has convinced Air Canada to give him free tickets to visit his Newfoundland girlfriend — if he can manage to make his campaign go viral.

C.J. Poirier of Clarkston, Mich., met Becca Warren of Corner Brook, N.L., online last year.

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Jets Look to Build on Impressive Road Win as Series with Preds Continues

Jets Look to Build on Impressive Road Win as Series with Preds Continues

By Jim Diamond, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers, left, of Denmark, celebrates with defenseman Tyler Myers (57) after they defeated the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Heading into the much-anticipated Western Conference semifinal between Nashville and Winnipeg, a lot of talk centred around the high-powered offences that helped the Predators and Jets finish 1-2 in the NHL’s overall standings.

Flying somewhat under the radar is that the series also features two of the three goaltenders nominated for the Vezina Trophy.

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Hellebuyck Has 47 Saves as Jets Top Predators 4-1 in Game 1 of 2nd-Round Series

Hellebuyck Has 47 Saves as Jets Top Predators 4-1 in Game 1 of 2nd-Round Series

By Jim Diamond, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers, left, of Denmark, celebrates with defenseman Tyler Myers (57) after they defeated the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It wasn’t their best, but thanks to Connor Hellebuyck, the Winnipeg Jets took the early series lead.

Hellebuyck made 47 saves to lead the Jets to a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal matchup on Friday night. Nashville was the only team that finished ahead of the Jets in the standings in the regular season and Friday’s win shifts the home ice advantage to Winnipeg.

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Hockey Playoff Bet Sees Tourism Winnipeg Take Over Saint Paul Twitter Account

Hockey Playoff Bet Sees Tourism Winnipeg Take Over Saint Paul Twitter Account

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A friendly wager between Tourism Winnipeg and its Minnesota counterpart saw a Twitter takeover on Wednesday, as followers of @SaintPaul were educated on all the cool ways those living in Minneapolis-St. Paul can experience Winnipeg.

It all began when the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild found themselves facing off in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. As you already know, Winnipeg won the series last Friday in a 5-0 shutout at Bell MTS Place.

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