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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

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

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

Kucherov leads way as Lightning take 3-1 lead…

Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey's top defenseman out of the game with a big hit, and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved within a game of advancing past the Devils with a 3-1 victory

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

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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

Capitals beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in 2OT, pull to…

Lars Eller scored in the second OT period to give Washington a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 3, pulling the Capitals to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series

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

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

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

Flyers needs scoreless Giroux to spark them…

Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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Killorn scores twice, Lightning beat Devils 5-3…

Killorn scores 2 goals, Lightning beat Devils 5-3 for 2-0 series lead

Predators take 2-0 lead after holding off…

Ryan Hartman's empty-net goal wound up the game-winner as the Nashville Predators held off the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 for a 2-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference 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