Stanley Cup Playoffs

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, John Davidson, Columbus Blue Jackets director of hockey operations, speaks during an NHL hockey news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Davidson has resigned as the Blue Jackets president of hockey operations on Friday, May 17, 2019, after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. (Eamon Queeney/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
May 17, 2019 - 2:02 pm
John Davidson resigned as president of hockey operations of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. Davidson has been long considered the heir apparent to Glen Sather as Rangers president, a move that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, John Davidson, Columbus Blue Jackets director of hockey operations, speaks during an NHL hockey news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Davidson has resigned as the Blue Jackets president of hockey operations on Friday, May 17, 2019, after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. (Eamon Queeney/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
May 17, 2019 - 1:50 pm
John Davidson has resigned as Columbus Blue Jackets president of hockey operations after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. The Blue Jackets announced Davidson's departure Friday. He has been long considered the obvious heir apparent to...
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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, celebrates with John Moore following Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 16, 2019. Boston won 4-0 to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 16, 2019 - 11:51 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Boston's top line kept finding ways to score, especially on the power play. With a chance to clinch another series, Tuukka Rask was perfect — again. Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final...
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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) David Pastrnak, second from left, Brad Marchand (63), Jake DeBrusk (74) and Torey Krug (47) celebrate Pastrnak's goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 16, 2019 - 10:54 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tuukka Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final, winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years. Rask made 24 saves in his second straight series-...
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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) David Pastrnak, second from left, Brad Marchand (63), Jake DeBrusk (74) and Torey Krug (47) celebrate Pastrnak's goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 16, 2019 - 10:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tuukka Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final, winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years. Rask made 24 saves in his second straight series-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, Europe coach Ralph Krueger speaks during a news conference at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have hired Krueger to become their next head coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday night, May 14, 2019, because the team has not announced the hiring. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 11:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres are hoping Ralph Krueger can turn around the once-proud franchise in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the Sabres have hired Krueger as coach. The person spoke to the AP on Tuesday...
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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) and Brad Marchand (63) skate for the puck with Carolina Hurricanes' Brett Pesce (22) and Jordan Staal during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final series in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 14, 2019 - 10:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand scored 5:07 apart in the second period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final. Tuukka Rask stopped 35 shots for the Bruins, who have won six straight postseason...
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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney (35) defends the goal against New York Islanders' Anders Lee (27) and Jordan Eberle (7) while Hurricanes' Justin Faulk watches at rear during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 14, 2019 - 8:09 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are changing starting goalies, going with Curtis McElhinney for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against the Boston Bruins. Coach Rod Brind'Amour did not disclose his starter in the lead-up to Tuesday night's game. McElhinney led the team onto the...
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St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz (17) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals Monday, May 13, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 14, 2019 - 2:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — With the game - and perhaps the season - in the balance, assistant coach Mike Van Ryn of the St. Louis made a decision. With the Blues battling with the Sharks in San Jose in Game 2 on Monday night, Van Ryn decided to tweak his defensive pairings. He put Alex Pietrangelo with...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Faulk (27) tries to control the puck as he is dropped to the ice by Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, right, during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final series, Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 13, 2019 - 5:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It doesn't matter which team goes on a power play. The Carolina Hurricanes rarely seem to wind up with the advantage. Of all the teams that made it out of the first round of the playoffs, the Hurricanes have been the league's worst —when they're up a man or when they're down...
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