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2006-05-12 14:05:54

TORONTO (Reuters) - Paul Maurice was named head coach of the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday, succeeding Pat Quinn, who was fired in late April. Maurice, who was hired last season to coach the Leafs' minor league affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, had been considered the logical choice to replace Quinn. Previously Maurice had coached the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, and their predecessor team, the Hartford Whalers. "I did know from Day 1 that Paul was brought in...

2006-05-06 18:06:39

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - The Carolina Hurricanes ended New Jersey's 15-game winning streak with five power-play goals in a 6-0 Eastern Conference semi-final opening victory on Saturday. The rout spoiled veteran Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur's 34th birthday. Ray Whitney led the Carolina parade with two goals, both deflected, as Brodeur, who has started an NHL record 138 consecutive playoff games, suffered his worst post-season loss. "I've got three goals in...

2006-04-22 22:34:52

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alex Kovalev's double and Cristobal Huet's goal-tending lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a surprise 6-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in the opening game of their Eastern Conference quarter-final on Saturday, Kovalev scored second and third-period goals in the one-sided win and Huet was outstanding in net after yielding a goal to the Hurricanes' Matt Cullen in the first 50 seconds. The French-born Huet stopped 43 shots as Carolina missed countless...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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