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Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 14, 2019 - 10:13 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL's best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of sweeping the playoff series. Matt Duchene, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 14, 2019 - 10:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their stunning postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL's best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of sweeping the playoff series. Matt Duchene, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson scored, and Sergei...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton (75) and Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) shove each other at the goal during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
April 14, 2019 - 4:59 pm
It wasn't long after celebrating Craig Smith's overtime goal that P.K. Subban zeroed in on the cold reality of Nashville's playoff series against Dallas. "There are no easy shifts out there, no easy games and no easy plays," he said. "It's hand-to-hand combat out there." Subban and the Central...
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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) stops a shot by New York Islanders' Jordan Eberle (7) during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 14, 2019 - 3:09 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Islanders are on the cusp of just their second playoff series win in more than a quarter-century. Jordan Eberle scored for the third straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots and the Islanders rolled to a 4-1 victory over the stunned Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday...
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Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate Gabriel Landeskog (92) during overtime of an NHL hockey playoff game in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 3:23 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon came through in the clutch for the Colorado Avalanche — and again showed why he's one of the NHL's best players. A force all night, MacKinnon scored 8:27 into overtime as the Avalanche tied their first-round series with the Calgary Flames at a game apiece...
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Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate Gabriel Landeskog (92) during overtime of an NHL hockey playoff game in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 2:17 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon scored 8:27 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche tied their first-round series with the Calgary Flames at a game apiece with a 3-2 win Saturday night. After Philipp Grubauer stopped Michael Frolik at one end, the puck went up ice, where a pass from Mikko...
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Minnesota-Duluth players celebrate a 3-0 victory over Massachusetts in the NCAA Frozen Four men's college hockey championship game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 14, 2019 - 1:40 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Scott Sandelin acknowledged having his doubts through several low points of the season as to whether his Minnesota Duluth players were motivated enough to repeat as college hockey champions. On Saturday, the Bulldogs coach could finally breathe easy after getting his answer...
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Minnesota-Duluth players celebrate a goal during the second period against Massachusetts in the NCAA Frozen Four men's college hockey championship game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 14, 2019 - 12:15 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Goalie Hunter Shepard can't imagine how Minnesota Duluth could have defended its national college hockey title without captain Parker Mackay. "Without him, I don't think we would be where we are this year," Shepard said about the senior forward. Mackay, seated proudly at the...
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Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save off his chest during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
April 14, 2019 - 12:09 am
BOSTON (AP) — Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri temporarily went to the locker room after a knee-on-knee hit from Jake DeBrusk in the second period. When Kadri retaliated late in the third, he was done for good. Kadri drew a game misconduct for cross-checking DeBrusk in the face , leading to Boston's...
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Nashville Predators right wing Craig Smith (15) celebrates after scoring the winning goal against the Dallas Stars in overtime of Game 2 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 13, 2019 - 10:33 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Smith has a knack for timely goals in the playoffs, and he helped the Nashville Predators avoid a very big hole heading to Dallas. Smith scored five minutes into overtime to give the Predators a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday, tying the first-round...
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