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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.

Road warriors: Home ice can be a disadvantage in playoffs

Life on the road: Home is not all it's cracked up to be in Stanley Cup playoffs

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

GM McPhee weighs hopes of Vegas hitting NHL…

Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee is keeping his fingers crossed for the NHL lottery

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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

Zuccarello leads Rangers in East semifinals…

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

Caps, Pens arrive at showdown with key…

The Capitals and Penguins are almost unchanged from their playoff meeting a year ago

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

McDavid faces off with Kesler when Oilers visit…

Connor McDavid is about to get to know Ryan Kesler very well

John Stevens believes small changes will be big…

The Los Angeles Kings have introduced John Stevens as the 27th head coach in team history

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

Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before…

San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton is undergoing surgery on a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee

Penguins-Capitals rivalry highlights playoffs…

A renewal of the rivalry between the Penguins and Capitals highlights the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs

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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

MacArthur returns, scores for Sens to beat Boston…

Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal with 6:30 gone in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Sunday to win their first-round playoff series in six games

End of Sharks season could bring end to…

The end of another season in San Jose could be the end of an era after the Sharks were eliminated in Game 6 of the first round Saturday night with a 3-1 loss to Edmonton

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

John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los…

The Los Angeles Kings are promoting John Stevens to be their next head coach

Yeo, Blues prep for Predators after five-game win…

The first postseason matchup for Mike Yeo against his former team couldn't have been better for the St. Louis coach, who spent almost five years on the job in Minnesota

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

Zuccarello, Rangers beat Canadiens 3-1 to reach…

Mats Zuccarello scored twice in the second period and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals

Leafs are down but not out of tight series…

The Maple Leafs are down but not out of their tight first-round series against the Capitals as they face elimination in Game 6 in Toronto

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No Shattenkirk is no problem for bigger, better Blues

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

Kuraly's 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past…

Sean Kuraly's second goal of the game at 10:19 of the second overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5, avoiding elimination in the first-round series

Coyle, Wild aim to keep pressure on Blues with…

Charlie Coyle has helped keep the Wild alive against St. Louis, with two of the team's five goals in the series