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St. Louis Blues' Colton Parayko (55) and teammate Joel Edmundson (6) celebrate after Edmundson scored a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 14, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
April 14, 2017 - 11:18 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored with 2:27 remaining during a 4-on-4 situation and the St. Louis Blues beat the Wild 2-1 on Friday night to leave Minnesota with a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. Joel Edmundson had the first goal for the Blues after winning Game 1 in overtime, Jake...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal during the first period in Game 2 of the team's NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 14, 2017 - 10:55 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan's decision to throw together Sidney Crosby, Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel was two parts pragmatism and one part experimentation. The Pittsburgh Penguins were banged up in mid-March and needed a spark. So Sullivan put the best player in the game alongside a couple of...
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New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores the first goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) during first-period Game 2 NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff hockey game action Friday, April 14, 2017, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 14, 2017 - 10:51 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Alexander Radulov scored at 18:34 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night in Game 2 of the first-round series. Radulov jammed the puck in from the edge of the crease after a feed from Max Pacioretty to tie the best-of-seven...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal during the first period in Game 2 of the team's NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 14, 2017 - 9:53 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists, Marc-Andre Fleury stayed sharp in his second straight playoff start and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away for a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. Jake Guentzel added...
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Anaheim Ducks' Rickard Rakell, of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 14, 2017 - 3:02 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal in the opening seconds, and he leveled Calgary's Mark Giordano with a statement-making check in the third period. There will be no slow start for the Anaheim Ducks in these Stanley Cup playoffs. Their captain simply wouldn't allow it...
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Anaheim Ducks' Rickard Rakell, of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 14, 2017 - 2:33 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal in the opening seconds, and he leveled Calgary's Mark Giordano with a statement-making check in the third period. There will be no slow start for the Anaheim Ducks in these Stanley Cup playoffs. Their captain simply wouldn't allow it...
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Anaheim Ducks' Rickard Rakell, of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 14, 2017 - 1:42 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, and captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames in their first-round playoff series opener Thursday night. Rickard Rakell scored the...
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Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
April 13, 2017 - 10:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 29 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Rinne's second career postseason shutout sent Nashville to just its second playoff win...
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Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
April 13, 2017 - 10:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 29 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Rinne's second career postseason shutout sent Nashville to just its second playoff win...
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Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (14) scores against Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer (31) in front of center William Nylander (29) during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL Stanley Cup first round playoff series in Washington, Thursday, April 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
April 13, 2017 - 10:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Toronto native Tom Wilson scored his first NHL playoff goal 5:15 into overtime and the Washington Capitals survived a scare to beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round series. The top-seeded Capitals came back from a two-goal deficit to take the...
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