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Guentzel scores 4 goals to lead Penguins to Game…

Jake Guentzel scored four straight goals for a postseason hat trick to send the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins into the next round with an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6.

Predators brace for physical series vs Jets in…

Nashville looks every bit like the team that went to the Stanley Cup Final a season ago and won the Presidents' Trophy this season heading into a second-round series with Winnipeg

Crosby, Penguins keep 3rd straight championship…

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won nine straight playoff series, which tied a franchise record and are the most in the NHL since the Detroit Red Wings also won nine from 1997 to 1999

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High-scoring Lightning showing they play defense…

Vasileviskiy, Lightning playing solid defense in playoffs

Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-3, avoid elimination in…

Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk scored 1:19 apart in the second period and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 night and avoid playoff elimination

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Goalie dubbed 'Hamburglar' guides Avs to Game 6…

Third-string goalie Andrew Hammond helped the Colorado Avalanche steal a game in Nashville and force a Game 6 back home against the Predators

Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead…

Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets and a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series

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

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

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

Carolina coach Bill Peters resigns after 4…

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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