Sport in Short: Ice Hockey

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The Independent Online
ROGER NIELSON has been dismissed as the coach of New York Rangers, despite winning the Patrick Division of the Wales Conference last season with the best record in the National Hockey League.

NHL: Buffalo Sabres 6 St Louis Blues 5 (OT); Minnesota North Stars 6 Hartford Whalers 6 (OT); Edmonton Oilers 2 Philadelphia Flyers 2 (OT); Chicago Blackhawks 4 Winnipeg Jets 1.

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