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Avalanche stay alive, beat Predators 2-1 to force…

Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6.

Jets beat Wild 5-0 in Game 5 to advance to second…

Jacob Trouba, Bryan Little, Brandon Tanev and Joel Armia scored in the first 11:59 to chase Minnesota goalie Devan Dubynk and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Wild 5-0 to win a playoff series for the first time in franchise history

Sharks 4th liners help team advance to 2nd round

Eric Fehr and Marcus Sorensen spent most of the season toiling in the AHL, just waiting for their chance

Couturier scores late, Flyers edge Penguins to…

Sean Couturier's long shot from the point got past Matt Murray with 1:17 left and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 night to force a sixth game in the first-round series

Big saves, more saves: Top goalies starring in…

The Bruins' Tuukka Rask, Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy and Capitals' Braden Holtby are making big saves when it matters to help their teams in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs

Caps' Burakovsky to have surgery, out rest of…

Washington Capitals winger Andre Burakovsky will have minor surgery to repair an upper-body injury and miss the rest of the first-round series against Columbus

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Carolina coach Bill Peters resigns after 4…

Bill Peters has resigned as the Carolina Hurricanes' coach after four seasons and no playoff berths

Bruins beat Maple Leafs 3-1 in Game 4

Brad Marchand scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Tuukka Rask made 31 saves as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series

Column: Vegas provides a new template for expansion teams

Column: The Vegas Golden Knights have shown that expansion teams need not take years to be highly successful, and that's the approach all leagues should take when adding new teams

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

Penguins, Predators look to lock up second round…

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators both have a chance to move on to round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs

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

Sharks ride depth, Jones to first-round sweep of…

Very little separated San Jose and Anaheim in the regular season, with the Ducks edging out the Sharks by one point for second place in the Pacific Division

Crosby leads Penguins past Flyers for 3-1 lead in…

Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins' career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers

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

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Blue Jackets, Caps say there is still plenty in…

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals are not bothered by opening their playoff series with three straight overtime wins

Hitting the jackpot: Knights sweep Kings with 1-0…

Brayden McNabb scored against his former team in the second period, lifting Vegas to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings that made the Golden Knights the first expansion team in NHL history to sweep its first playoff series

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

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

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

Flyers needs scoreless Giroux to spark them…

Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs

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

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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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

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