Players claimed off NHL waivers making most of 2nd chances

The playoffs are filled with players that were put on waivers only to find a revamped role with a new team

Once long shot, expansion Vegas now best bet in NHL playoffs

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights were long shots at the start of the year to make the playoffs

Caps top Blue Jackets 4-1 to even series at 2…

Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and two assists assist to lift the Washington Capitals over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 to even their playoff series at two games apiece

Foligno brothers savoring first simultaneous NHL postseason

Nick Foligno and Marcus Foligno, for the first time in seven seasons together in the NHL, are in the playoffs at the same time

Top picks from 2016 and 2017 are unfazed by playoff pressure

Some of the top picks in recent NHL drafts are handling the playoff pressure just fine

Golden Knights playing with house money in playoff sweep

The Golden Knights had modest goals in their first season of existence

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Wild lose Parise for multiple weeks to broken…

Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has a broken sternum that will keep him out for multiple weeks

Scheifele, Hellebuyck lead Jets past Wild 2-0…

Scheifele's goals, Hellebuyck's 30 saves carry Jets past Wild 2-0 for 3-1 series lead

Sharks use 2nd period barrage to beat Ducks 8-1…

Joonas Donskoi scored one goal and set up another to start a four-goal barrage in the second period and the San Jose Sharks raced past Anaheim for the third straight game with a 8-1 victory to take a 3-0 series lead

MacKinnon scores twice, Avs beat Predators 5-3 in…

Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, including one as part of a three-goal first period and another to chase Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne from the game, and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Predators 5-3 in Game 3 to pull to 2-1 in the first-round series

Matthews, Marleau lead Maple Leafs past Bruins…

Auston Matthews scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, Patrick Marleau had two goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series

Hall has goal, 2 assists as Devils rally past Lightning, 5-2

Taylor Hall had a goal and two assists, setting up Stefan Noesen's game-winner with 7:05 left, as the New Jersey Devils scored four third-period goals to claw their way back into their first-round series with Tampa Bay, beating the Lightning 5-2 in Game 3

Penalties, power-play goals skyrocket early in NHL playoffs

Penalties and power-play goals are up significantly early in the playoffs compared to the same point a year ago, making discipline all the more important in the first round

3 of a kind: Vegas tips Kings 3-2, closes in on…

The Vegas Golden Knights beat Los Angeles 3-2 and took a 3-0 lead over the Kings in their first-round series

Calvert scores in OT, Blue Jackets up 2-0 on Caps…

Sergei Bobrovsky made 54 saves, Matt Calvert scored the winner 12:22 into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets overcame two goals from Alex Ovechkin beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in Game 2 to take a commanding 2-0 lead in their first-round series

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Wild ground Jets with 6-2 win to cut series deficit to 2-1

Wild ground Jets with 4-goal second period in 6-2 win in Game 3, whittling series lead to 2-1

Crosby scores goal, leads Penguins to 5-1 Game 3…

Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists and Matt Murray stopped 25 shots to help the Pittsburgh Penguins silence a raucous Philadelphia crowd and beat the Flyers 5-1 to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series

Couture, Jones lead Sharks past Ducks again on road, 3-2

The San Jose Sharks excelled on the road again, beating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series

Pastrnak has 3 goals, 3 assists; Bruins beat…

David Pastrnak had a hat trick and three assists to lead Boston to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, Bruins lead series 2-0