Hockey

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, celebrates after scoring a goal against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the third period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Monday, April 17, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. Defending against Forsberg is Blackhawks' Duncan Keith (2).(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 18, 2017 - 1:28 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala scored on a backhander 16:44 into overtime, and the Nashville Predators rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to push the Blackhawks to the brink of elimination with a 3-2 victory early Tuesday morning in Game 3 of the first-round series. Filip Forsberg...
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Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan, top, celebrates after his game-winning goal off Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during overtime in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston, Monday, April 17, 2017. The Senators defeated the Bruins 4-3. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 17, 2017 - 11:39 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Ottawa Senators needed a late rally in Game 2 to tie up their Eastern Conference quarterfinal matchup with the Boston Bruins. In Game 3 they had to stave off a furious charge by the Bruins to regain the series lead. Bobby Ryan scored on a tip-in on a power play 5:43 into overtime...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak (42) celebrates his goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) with center Nazem Kadri (43) as Mitch Marner and James van Riemsdyk look on during overtime in Game 3 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Toronto on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 17, 2017 - 10:56 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Tyler Bozak scored 1:37 into overtime to cap Toronto's comeback from two goals down in the second period, and the Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist, and...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, makes a save against Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist, bottom right, of Sweden, as Nick Bonino, top right, and Jack Johnson fight for position during the first period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Penguins defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 17, 2017 - 4:16 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets scored more goals in the first six minutes of Sunday's game than in their first two playoff games combined. That still wasn't enough to slow down the Pittsburgh Penguins, who dealt the Blue Jackets a third straight playoff loss and put them on the...
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Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian, bottom center, celebrates after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 16, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 17, 2017 - 1:29 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid carried the Edmonton Oilers back to the playoffs after a decade-long drought. Now that they're in the postseason, it's Zack Kassian and Cam Talbot doing the heavy lifting. Kassian scored midway through the third period for his second straight game-winner,...
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Montreal Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen, right, celebrates with Brendan Gallagher, left, and Jeff Petry (26) after scoring during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 16, 2017 - 11:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alexander Radulov and the Montreal Canadiens have gone from facing a giant hole to holding the momentum in their first-round matchup with the New York Rangers. Radulov had a goal and an assist to lead the Canadiens to a 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night, giving Montreal a...
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Montreal Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen, right, celebrates with Brendan Gallagher, left, and Jeff Petry (26) after scoring during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 16, 2017 - 10:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alexander Radulov had a goal and an assist to lead Montreal to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night, giving the Canadiens a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. Artturi Lehkonen and Shea Weber scored power-play goals for Montreal and Carey Price stopped 20...
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St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, right, looks to pass as Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba, left, watches during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 16, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 16, 2017 - 6:28 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Jake Allen made 40 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday for a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Colton Parayko also scored for the Blues and Alexander Steen...
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St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, right, looks to pass as Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba, left, watches during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 16, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 16, 2017 - 6:21 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Jake Allen made 40 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday for a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Colton Parayko also scored for the Blues and Alexander Steen...
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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) celebrates his overtime goal with center Jay Beagle (83) against the Toronto Maple Leafs during Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Washington, Thursday, April 13, 2017. The Capitals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
April 16, 2017 - 4:05 pm
As NHL playoff hockey returns to Toronto for the first time since 2013, a local boy whose family couldn't afford to attend many games when he was younger will be in the building. Ditching the Maple Leafs jerseys of his youth, Tom Wilson will try to beat his hometown team as his Washington Capitals...
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