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Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal, top right, reacts after scoring an overtime goal on New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner (40), of Sweden, during Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Friday, April 26, 2019, in New York. The Hurricanes won 1-0. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 26, 2019 - 11:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Staal got the Carolina Hurricanes off to a winning start in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Staal scored 4:04 into overtime to give the Hurricanes to 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in the series opener. Nino Niederreiter sent a shot that caromed...
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Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal, top right, reacts after scoring an overtime goal on New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner (40), of Sweden, during Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Friday, April 26, 2019, in New York. The Hurricanes won 1-0. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 26, 2019 - 10:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Staal scored 4:04 into overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes to 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Nino Niederreiter sent a shot that caromed off the end boards and came out to the right side,...
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Carolina Hurricanes players celebrate after Jordan Staal, second from left, scored a goal on the New York Islanders during overtime of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Friday, April 26, 2019, in New York. The Hurricanes won 1-0. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 26, 2019 - 10:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Staal scored 4:04 into overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes to 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Nino Niederreiter sent a shot that caromed off the end boards and came out to the right side,...
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New York Islanders celebrate at the end of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The Islanders won 3-1, and swept the series. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are rested and ready to go. The Carolina Hurricanes haven't had a chance to relax after outlasting the defending champions in a marathon seven-game series. More than a week after finishing off a sweep in the first round, Mathew Barzal and the defense-first...
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Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) beats Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) for the game-winning goal during overtime of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Boston. The Bruins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 25, 2019 - 11:39 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Coyle wasn't thinking about his first goal, which tied things up at the end of regulation. Or his second, which won it in overtime. What was weighing on him was the time he coughed up the puck and handed Columbus a goal, even though he redeemed himself by leading Boston to a 3...
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Boston Bruins center Noel Acciari (55) is congratulated by Joakim Nordstrom, right, after his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Boston. At left is Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28). (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 25, 2019 - 11:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Coyle tied it in the final five minutes of regulation and scored again with 5:15 gone in overtime on Thursday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots...
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San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski, right, lies on the ice next to Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 25, 2019 - 5:22 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The owner of the Vegas Golden Knights said Thursday a senior NHL executive phoned him to apologize for a penalty called during Game 7 of his team's loss to the San Jose Sharks. Owner Bill Foley said the call came the morning after Vegas lost 5-4 in overtime Tuesday night to end the...
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Keith Wachtel, right, CRO and executive vice president of the NHL, speaks as Joe Januszewski, CRO and executive vice president of the Texas Rangers baseball team, listens during a panel discussion talking about sponsorship revenue during the Betting On Sports America conference, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 25, 2019 - 2:29 pm
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — American professional sports leagues used to fight sports betting as an existential threat until the U.S. Supreme Court handed them a loss. They widely lost again when state legislatures rejected their pleas to be cut in on the action under new laws. Now, nearly a year after...
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Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) has his shot deflected by Dallas Stars' Ben Bishop (30) in the third period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 25, 2019 - 3:15 am
Ben Bishop grew up rooting for the St. Louis Blues before being drafted by them. He remembers being in the stands at 14 years old during a playoff series against the Stars and wholeheartedly taking part of the chants of "Bel-four!" directed at the Dallas goalie. Now 18 years after that St. Louis...
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Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) celebrates his goal with right wing Nino Niederreiter, right, left wing Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, and defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 24, 2019 - 11:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Staal tied it in the third period, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions. McGinn dived to prevent a goal in the...
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