CALGARY Jack Roslovic Jersey Womens , Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have hired Bill Peters as the team’s head coach.The Flames introduced Peters at a news conference on Monday at Scotiabank Saddledome. The 53-year-old from Three Hills, Alberta, resigned as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday after four seasons and a year remaining on his contract.The Flames fired Glen Gulutzan and assistants Dave Cameron and Paul Gerrard last week after missing the playoffs with a 37-35-10 record.In his NHL head coaching debut, Peters went 137-138-53 with the Hurricanes but wasn’t able to get the team into the playoffs.Carolina was looking for a new general manager as Ron Francis was reassigned within the organization, so Peters’ tenure there would have eventually been subject to the new GM’s approval.Peters is Calgary general manager Brad Treliving’s second head coaching hire after Gulutzan, and the fourth coach of the Flames in nine years after Gulutzan (2016-17) Bob Hartley (2012-16) and Brent Sutter (2009-12).”I think it’s a very good team and I think it’s a team that’s set up to win and play the modern game Scott Mayfield Jersey Womens ,” Peters said.”What I talk about the modern game, when you watch the playoffs, you need defense up in the rush, you need offense from your defense. We’re going to be able to do that with what we have.”The majority of the core is still in their prime and still has room to grow and a higher ceiling to be reached. There’s lots to work with and that’s exciting.”Calgary has finished outside the playoffs seven of the past nine years.Peters was the head coach and Treliving one of the general managers of the Canadian team that won gold at the 2016 men’s world hockey championship in Russia.Treliving had asked the Hurricanes for permission to speak to Peters last week about coming to Calgary. The GM said he didn’t talk to any other candidates.”This is an individual I’m familiar with,” Treliving said. ”I was focused on Bill. It’s based upon seeing and living it live with him over albeit a short period of time.”He’s prepared. I think he’s a student of the modern game. I think he’s relationship driven with players. He’s honest and direct.”Peters is coaching Canada again at the world championship May 4-20 in Copenhagen, Denmark.After leading the Spokane Chiefs to Western Hockey League and Memorial Cup championships in 2008 Max Domi Jersey Womens , Peters spent three seasons coaching the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs and then joined the Detroit Red Wings coaching staff.He was an assistant for Mike Babcock in Detroit for three seasons before heading to Raleigh, N.C.— COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Braden Holtby had 35 saves as the Washington Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 on Monday night.The Capitals will next face Pittsburgh in the second round of the playoffs for a third straight year. The Penguins won each of the last two years on the way to winning consecutive Stanley Cup championships..Chandler Stephenson had a goal and an assist, and Dimitry Orlov, Devante Smith-Pelly and Lars Eller also tallied for Washington.Nick Foligno had two goals, Pierre-Luc Dubois also scored and Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 22 saves for the Blue Jackets Richard Panik Jersey , who lost in the first round of the playoffs for the second consecutive season and fourth time overall. They remain the only active NHL franchise never to win a playoff series.Washington won four straight games after going down 2-0 at home with both games decided in overtime.MAPLE LEAFS 3, BRUINS 1TORONTO (AP) – Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots to help Toronto force a decisive Game 7 in the first-round series.William Nylander, Mitch Marner and Tomas Plekanec scored for the Maple Leafs, who trailed the series 3-1 before winning two straight. They also trailed 1-0 early in the second period of this one. Nikita Zaitsev added two assists, and Marner and Plekanec each had one.Jake DeBrusk scored for the Bruins, and Tuukka Rask – pulled in Game 5 at home http://www.officialsabres.com/authentic-adidas-jack-eichel-jersey , finished with 27 saves.Game 7 is Wednesday night in Boston with the winner advancing to face Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference semifinals..There was a moment of silence before the opening faceoff at Air Canada Centre to honor the 10 people killed Monday when a van mounted a sidewalk in Toronto’s north end and struck multiple pedestrians. Fifteen others were injured.