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Karlsson helps Senators edge Rangers 2-1 in Game 1

Erik Karlsson scored on a bad-angle shot with 4:11 left in the third period, sending the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in the opener of their second-round playoff series

Crosby scores twice, Bonino has winner as Pens…

Sidney Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series

Nashville's Kevin Fiala Leaves on Stretcher with…

Nashville forward Kevin Fiala has left Game 1 of the Predators' second-round series against St. Louis with a left leg injury.

Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking…

Nashville general manager David Poile says Predators forward Kevin Fiala broke his left femur and is recovering from surgery to repair his leg

Zuccarello leads Rangers in East semifinals…

Mats Zuccarello has worked hard to become a consistent scoring leader for the New York Rangers

Larsson leads Oilers past Ducks 5-3 in wild series opener

Adam Larsson scored his second goal of the third period with 4:40 to play, and the Edmonton Oilers blew a two-goal lead in a wild third period before holding off the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 Wednesday night in their second-round playoff series opener

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After inconsistent season, Lundqvist shining in postseason

After struggling through a subpar season by his standards, Henrik Lundqvist was at his best when the Rangers needed him in the first round

Ovechkin, Capitals must go through Penguins for shot at Cup

Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals must go through Sidney Crosby and the defending-champion Penguins in their last best chance to win the Stanley Cup

Working overtime: Extra hockey may take its toll on players

A record 18 overtime games in the first round could take its toll on players and teams as the playoffs continue

Blues get faceoff leader back with Paul Stastny

While many of his teammates enjoyed a well-deserved break, St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny was on the ice for the team's optional skate

Rookie Guentzel making a splash for rested, ready Penguins

The NHL's leading goal scorer in the playoffs heading into the second round isn't stars Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin or Connor McDavid

No Shattenkirk is no problem for bigger, better Blues

Not having Kevin Shattenkirk is no problem for the bigger, better Blues

Oilers prove they are more than McDavid in playoff win

Winning the Connor McDavid lottery two years ago was the key moment in the turnaround for an Edmonton Oilers team that had spent most of a decade at the bottom of the standings