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Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) tries to get the puck past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Andrew Hammond (35) on a power play during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 20, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)
April 21, 2018 - 12:37 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6. This is the third time the Avalanche had trailed 3-1 in a series since the franchise...
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Winnipeg Jets' Jack Roslovic (52) and Brandon Tanev (13) celebrate Tanev's goal, as Minnesota Wild's Jonas Brodin (25) and Matt Cullen (7) turn away during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, April 20, 2018. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 21, 2018 - 12:08 am
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal got right to the point. "It couldn't have gone any worse at the start for us, and it couldn't have gone any better for them," Staal said. "They got the momentum and ran with it, especially early." Jacob Trouba, Bryan Little, Brandon Tanev...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Scott Laughton (21) begins to celebrate after a shot by Sean Couturier got past Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 20, 2018 - 11:10 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean Couturier did what he could to deal with the pain in his left leg, then hopped over the boards and let the adrenaline that comes with playoff hockey take care of the rest. The Philadelphia Flyers are still alive as a result. Barely 72 hours removed from a frightening...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Valtteri Filppula (51) returns to the bench after scoring during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 20, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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 on Friday night to force sixth game in the first-round series. The Flyers cut the Penguins' series lead to 3-2 going into Game 6 on Sunday in...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Valtteri Filppula (51) returns to the bench after scoring during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 20, 2018 - 10:01 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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 on Friday night to force sixth game in the first-round series. The Flyers cut the Penguins' series lead to 3-2 going into Game 6 on Sunday in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters watches from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in Raleigh, N.C. Peters has resigned as the Hurricanes’ coach after four seasons and no playoff berths. Peters announced his decision Friday, April 20, 2018, through the team, saying in a statement that “this is a good time to move on.”(AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
April 20, 2018 - 12:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bill Peters has not been able to lead the Carolina Hurricanes back to the NHL playoffs and after coming up short following his fourth season with the club, announced Friday that he is resigning. "I feel like this is a good time to move on," Peters said in a statement issued by...
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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with teammate David Pastrnak (88) during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 10:22 pm
TORONTO (AP) — 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 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk also had goals for the Bruins, who...
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San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl, from the Czech Republic, reacts after scoring a goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The Sharks won 2-1 to sweep the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 19, 2018 - 3:14 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — 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. Their first-round series wasn't nearly as competitive. The Sharks rode their superior depth, potent power play and...
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San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl, center, from the Czech Republic, celebrates with Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44), Justin Braun (61) and Logan Couture after scoring a goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The Sharks won 2-1 to sweep the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 19, 2018 - 2:28 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks won the first three games of their first-round series against the Anaheim Ducks thanks to having more speed, better depth, and discipline. They completed the sweep thanks largely to Martin Jones. Jones frustrated the Ducks with stellar plays over the...
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Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne raises up his glove as time runs out in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Denver. The Predators won 3-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 19, 2018 - 2:10 am
DENVER (AP) — Now that was more of the start Nashville was looking for. The finish? Not as much. Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for a 3-2 win in Game 4...
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