Guentzel scores 4 goals to lead Penguins to Game 6 clinch 2018-04-23T03:29:11Z 2018-04-22T22:15:07Z 2018-04-23T03:29:11Z Jake Guentzel scored four straight goals for a postseason hat trick to send the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins into the next round with an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6.
Predators beat Avs 5-0 in Game 6 to win first-round series 2018-04-23T03:29:00Z 2018-04-23T02:05:05Z 2018-04-23T03:29:00Z Mattias Ekholm ignited the offense early with the first goal by a Nashville defenseman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators advanced to the second round with a 5-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6.
High-scoring Lightning showing they play defense, too 2018-04-22T23:35:51Z 2018-04-22T07:04:42Z 2018-04-22T23:35:52Z Vasileviskiy, Lightning playing solid defense in playoffs.
Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-3, avoid elimination in Game 5 2018-04-22T14:44:58Z 2018-04-22T03:14:29Z 2018-04-22T14:44:55Z Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk scored 1:19 apart in the second period and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 night and avoid playoff elimination.
Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead on Jackets 2018-04-22T07:16:27Z 2018-04-21T22:35:00Z 2018-04-22T07:16:26Z Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets and a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.
Kucherov, Lightning beat Devils 3-1, end first-round series 2018-04-22T06:15:07Z 2018-04-21T22:24:24Z 2018-04-22T06:15:06Z Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning move on in Stanley Cup playoffs, beating New Jersey Devils in five games.
Goalie dubbed 'Hamburglar' guides Avs to Game 6 vs Predators 2018-04-22T00:05:37Z 2018-04-21T23:54:23Z 2018-04-22T00:05:37Z Third-string goalie Andrew Hammond helped the Colorado Avalanche steal a game in Nashville and force a Game 6 back home against the Predators.
Couturier scores late, Flyers edge Penguins to force Game 6 2018-04-21T19:45:31Z 2018-04-21T02:13:51Z 2018-04-21T19:45:31Z 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 night to force sixth game in the first-round series.
Jets beat Wild 5-0 in Game 5 to advance to second round 2018-04-21T11:08:09Z 2018-04-21T02:33:52Z 2018-04-21T11:08:10Z Jacob Trouba, Bryan Little, Brandon Tanev and Joel Armia scored in the first 11:59 to chase Minnesota goalie Devan Dubynk and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Wild 5-0 to win a playoff series for the first time in franchise history.
Avalanche stay alive, beat Predators 2-1 to force Game 6 2018-04-21T07:56:49Z 2018-04-21T04:44:22Z 2018-04-21T07:56:49Z Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6.
Big saves, more saves: Top goalies starring in key moments 2018-04-21T00:54:28Z 2018-04-20T21:33:34Z 2018-04-21T00:54:24Z The Bruins' Tuukka Rask, Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy and Capitals' Braden Holtby are making big saves when it matters to help their teams in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Carolina coach Bill Peters resigns after 4 seasons with club 2018-04-20T22:59:50Z 2018-04-20T16:26:55Z 2018-04-20T22:59:50Z Bill Peters has resigned as the Carolina Hurricanes' coach after four seasons and no playoff berths.
Caps' Burakovsky to have surgery, out rest of first round 2018-04-20T19:38:55Z 2018-04-20T18:13:27Z 2018-04-20T19:38:52Z Washington Capitals winger Andre Burakovsky will have minor surgery to repair an upper-body injury and miss the rest of the first-round series against Columbus.
Caps top Blue Jackets 4-1 to even series at 2 games each 2018-04-20T15:38:08Z 2018-04-20T02:36:00Z 2018-04-20T15:38:08Z 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 2018-04-20T12:27:54Z 2018-04-20T02:32:47Z 2018-04-20T12:27:43Z 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 spots 2018-04-20T01:15:38Z 2018-04-19T22:28:02Z 2018-04-20T01:15:35Z 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 Ducks 2018-04-19T18:38:54Z 2018-04-19T07:21:59Z 2018-04-19T18:38:54Z 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.
'Seinfeld' actor shows up at Devils game with face painted 2018-04-19T16:54:06Z 2018-04-19T14:42:48Z 2018-04-19T16:54:05Z Life imitated art at the Stanley Cup playoffs as the actor who played Puddy on the TV sitcom "Seinfeld" showed up at the game with his face painted as a New Jersey Devils fan.
Crosby leads Penguins past Flyers for 3-1 lead in playoffs 2018-04-19T14:48:36Z 2018-04-19T01:52:06Z 2018-04-19T14:48:32Z 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.
Kucherov leads way as Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils 2018-04-19T13:16:43Z 2018-04-19T02:41:52Z 2018-04-19T13:16:44Z 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.
Hertl, Jones help Sharks finish sweep of Ducks with 2-1 win 2018-04-19T06:33:52Z 2018-04-19T05:24:49Z 2018-04-19T06:33:51Z Tomas Hertl scored the tiebreaking goal 9:09 into the third period, Martin Jones was spectacular in goal yet again, and the San Jose Sharks completed a first-round sweep of the rival Anaheim Ducks with a 2-1 victory in Game 4.
Forsberg, Rinne help Predators beat Avalanche 3-2 in Game 4 2018-04-19T06:24:13Z 2018-04-19T05:25:02Z 2018-04-19T06:23:30Z Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Nashville Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for a 3-2 win in Game 4 to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.
Blue Jackets, Caps say there is still plenty in the tank 2018-04-19T02:13:52Z 2018-04-18T22:36:50Z 2018-04-19T02:13:52Z The Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals are not bothered by opening their playoff series with three straight overtime wins.
Capitals beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in 2OT, pull to 2-1 in series 2018-04-18T19:55:11Z 2018-04-18T04:16:14Z 2018-04-18T19:55:06Z 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.
Scheifele, Hellebuyck lead Jets past Wild 2-0, for 3-1 lead 2018-04-18T15:57:15Z 2018-04-18T03:01:58Z 2018-04-18T15:57:09Z Scheifele's goals, Hellebuyck's 30 saves carry Jets past Wild 2-0 for 3-1 series lead.
Hitting the jackpot: Knights sweep Kings with 1-0 win 2018-04-18T10:52:20Z 2018-04-18T05:44:58Z 2018-04-18T10:52:20Z 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.
Wild lose Parise for multiple weeks to broken sternum 2018-04-18T04:34:35Z 2018-04-17T20:47:17Z 2018-04-18T04:34:35Z Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise has a broken sternum that will keep him out for multiple weeks.
Flyers needs scoreless Giroux to spark them against Penguins 2018-04-17T21:56:49Z 2018-04-17T21:15:28Z 2018-04-17T21:56:49Z Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs.
Sharks use 2nd period barrage to beat Ducks 8-1 for 3-0 lead 2018-04-17T17:33:43Z 2018-04-17T05:40:49Z 2018-04-17T17:33:28Z Joonas Donskoi scored one goal and set up another to start a four-goal barrage in the second period and the San Jose Sharks raced past Anaheim for the third straight game with a 8-1 victory to take a 3-0 series lead.
Matthews, Marleau lead Maple Leafs past Bruins 4-2 in Game 3 2018-04-17T16:33:32Z 2018-04-17T02:30:21Z 2018-04-17T16:33:33Z 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.
MacKinnon scores twice, Avs beat Predators 5-3 in Game 3 2018-04-17T16:33:11Z 2018-04-17T05:31:17Z 2018-04-17T16:33:11Z 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. Watchdog: Zinke charter flight approved without full info 2018-04-17T01:27:38Z 2018-04-16T20:26:07Z 2018-04-17T01:27:35Z An internal watchdog says a $12,000 charter flight by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was reviewed and approved by department ethics officials without complete information.
3 of a kind: Vegas tips Kings 3-2, closes in on series sweep 2018-04-16T18:24:35Z 2018-04-16T05:38:34Z 2018-04-16T18:23:13Z 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 in series 2018-04-16T17:33:23Z 2018-04-16T03:30:53Z 2018-04-16T17:33:23Z 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.
Crosby scores goal, leads Penguins to 5-1 Game 3 over Flyers 2018-04-16T14:44:34Z 2018-04-15T22:08:16Z 2018-04-16T14:43:36Z 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.
Ibaka scores 23, Raptors win Game 1, beat Wizards 114-106 2018-04-15T21:03:29Z 2018-04-15T00:27:14Z 2018-04-15T21:03:29Z Ibaka has 21 points and 12 rebounds, Raptors snap 10-game losing streak in Game 1s by beating Wizards 114-106.
Predators take 2-0 lead after holding off Avalanche 5-4 2018-04-15T20:00:03Z 2018-04-14T22:17:41Z 2018-04-15T20:00:03Z 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.
Pastrnak has 3 goals, 3 assists; Bruins beat Maple Leafs 7-3 2018-04-15T19:59:36Z 2018-04-15T03:17:39Z 2018-04-15T19:59:36Z 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.
Killorn scores twice, Lightning beat Devils 5-3 in Game 2 2018-04-15T18:43:02Z 2018-04-14T22:47:25Z 2018-04-15T18:42:30Z Killorn scores 2 goals, Lightning beat Devils 5-3 for 2-0 series lead. Injured Humboldt players get visit from Stanley Cup 2018-04-15T03:09:17Z 2018-04-14T21:48:23Z 2018-04-15T03:09:17Z Injured Humboldt Broncos players got a visit from the Stanley Cup at Royal University Hospital.
Stand by your man: Flyers, Caps riding same goaltenders 2018-04-14T22:01:01Z 2018-04-14T19:52:08Z 2018-04-14T22:01:02Z After the Flyers stuck with goaltender Brian Elliott and tied their series with the Penguins, the Capitals are going back to Philipp Grubauer for Game 2 against the Blue Jackets.
Flyers beat Penguins 5-1 in Game 2 to tie series 2018-04-14T18:01:13Z 2018-04-14T02:07:35Z 2018-04-14T18:01:13Z Sean Couturier had a goal and two assists, Brian Elliott stopped 34 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers cooled off the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 to even the first-round series at a game apiece.
Haula's goal in 2nd OT gives Vegas 2-1 win over Kings 2018-04-14T18:01:04Z 2018-04-14T06:58:11Z 2018-04-14T18:01:04Z Erik Haula's goal in double overtime gave the Vegas Golden Knights a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings for a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Ken Hitchcock, 3rd in NHL wins, retiring after 22 years 2018-04-14T05:16:50Z 2018-04-13T15:18:08Z 2018-04-14T05:16:51Z Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock is retiring, ending a 22-year career as the third-winningest coach in NHL history.
Robert Wickens an instant fit in new IndyCar job 2018-04-14T03:19:27Z 2018-04-13T23:19:58Z 2018-04-14T03:19:27Z James Hinchcliffe lobbied hard for his childhood friend from Canada to become his new teammate.
Punishment for hits to head prevalent early in NHL playoffs 2018-04-14T02:07:28Z 2018-04-13T19:25:30Z 2018-04-14T02:07:28Z Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri are among the players being punished for hits to the head early in the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs.
Down 0-1, Avalanche need to slow down Preds' Filip Forsberg 2018-04-14T00:04:07Z 2018-04-13T22:18:48Z 2018-04-14T00:04:07Z The Colorado Avalanche are down 0-1 in their first-round playoff series against Nashville.
Kane scores 2 goals in playoff debut, Sharks top Ducks 3-0 2018-04-13T15:19:06Z 2018-04-13T05:29:07Z 2018-04-13T15:19:06Z Evander Kane scored two goals in his first career playoff game and Martin Jones made 25 saves as the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 in their first-round series opener.
Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Capitals in Game 1 2018-04-13T15:18:26Z 2018-04-13T02:55:01Z 2018-04-13T15:18:26Z Artemi Panarin scored 6:02 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
Forsberg scores twice in 3rd as Preds rally, beat Avs 5-2 2018-04-13T14:29:06Z 2018-04-13T04:25:19Z 2018-04-13T14:29:06Z Filip Forsberg scored twice in the third period, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 to take a 1-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
Bruins beat Maple Leafs 5-1 in opener of playoff series 2018-04-13T14:28:41Z 2018-04-13T01:55:05Z 2018-04-13T14:28:42Z Brad Marchand, David Backes and David Krejci each scored a power-play goal to lead the Boston Bruins to a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.
Potent Lightning display depth, beat Devils 5-2 in Game 1 2018-04-13T04:19:59Z 2018-04-13T02:24:58Z 2018-04-13T04:19:59Z Tampa Bay Lightning off to a strong start in the NHL playoffs.
Penguins defense quietly doing its job against Flyers 2018-04-13T01:55:49Z 2018-04-12T23:24:52Z 2018-04-13T01:55:50Z The home teams all rolled to wins in the opening night of the Stanley Cup playoffs as Pittsburgh, Winnipeg and Vegas all rolled in Game 1.
Predators unveil new catfish tank for start of NHL playoffs 2018-04-12T21:39:15Z 2018-04-12T20:04:41Z 2018-04-12T21:39:12Z Tossing catfish has long been a popular hockey tradition in Music City, and the Nashville Predators finally have their own catfish tank inside the arena.
Crosby's hat trick pushes Penguins past Flyers 7-0 2018-04-12T17:03:17Z 2018-04-12T02:04:36Z 2018-04-12T17:03:17Z Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins sent a message in their playoff opener with a 7-0 win over Philadelphia.
Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Nuggets in OT, to playoffs 2018-04-12T17:01:10Z 2018-04-12T03:24:24Z 2018-04-12T17:01:09Z Butler, Towns lead Timberwolves past Nuggets 112-106 in overtime, to playoffs for 1st time since '04.
76ers win 16th straight, earn 3 seed in romp over Bucks 2018-04-12T07:16:07Z 2018-04-12T02:37:04Z 2018-04-12T07:16:07Z Joel Embiid and JJ Redick watched from the bench, Ben Simmons had a scoreless first half and the Philadelphia 76ers still won their 16th consecutive game, thumping the Milwaukee Bucks 130-95 to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Fleury, Knights beat Kings 1-0 in Vegas' 1st playoff game 2018-04-12T06:36:34Z 2018-04-12T05:26:36Z 2018-04-12T06:36:24Z Marc-Andre Fleury registered his 11th career playoff shutout and Shea Theodore scored the game's lone goal as the Vegas Golden Knights won their first playoff game in franchise history, defeating the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 on Wednesday.
Dirty Work: Net-front guys play vital role in NHL playoffs 2018-04-10T21:26:23Z 2018-04-10T07:10:11Z 2018-04-10T21:26:21Z Goals are harder to come by in the Stanley Cup playoffs, when players like Pittsburgh's Patric Hornqvist find their services at a premium.
Capitals starting Grubauer in goal vs Columbus; Foligno back 2018-04-10T21:26:01Z 2018-04-10T18:32:28Z 2018-04-10T21:25:58Z Washington's Philipp Grubauer will start Game 1 against Columbus over Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Braden Holtby.
Canada town gets new shock with dead player misidentified 2018-04-10T16:46:38Z 2018-04-09T04:29:18Z 2018-04-10T16:46:38Z A shattered town in Canada is mourning its revered local youth hockey team, trying to come to grips with a devastating highway accident that killed 15 players and team personnel and injured the other 14 people on their bus.
Hockey bus crash victims include respected coach, captain 2018-04-09T18:03:53Z 2018-04-09T00:38:45Z 2018-04-09T18:03:41Z Junior hockey players and others were en route to a crucial playoff game on Friday when a tractor-trailer slammed into their chartered bus, killing 15 and sending shock waves through a small Canadian town.
Canada town's arena focus of mourning after crash kills 15 2018-04-09T04:40:53Z 2018-04-08T05:18:15Z 2018-04-09T04:40:53Z Canadian police say 15 people were killed in a bus crash involving a junior hockey team in western Canada.
NHL playoff format will knock out top teams early 2018-04-09T00:42:46Z 2018-04-08T21:08:45Z 2018-04-09T00:42:13Z Two of the top four teams in the NHL are guaranteed to be out the playoffs after the second round thanks to an oft-criticized divisional format.
Capitals confident about playoffs with lower expectations 2018-04-09T00:03:51Z 2018-04-08T19:28:37Z 2018-04-09T00:03:51Z The Capitals are confident going into the playoffs on a roll but without the expectations of being a Stanley Cup favorite.
Hockey bus crash victims include respected coach, captain 2018-04-08T22:50:09Z 2018-04-08T20:18:25Z 2018-04-08T22:50:09Z Junior hockey players and others were en route to a crucial playoff game on Friday when a tractor-trailer slammed into their chartered bus, killing 15 and sending shock waves through a small Canadian town.
Maple Leafs coach grieves, along with Canada and NHL 2018-04-08T14:12:16Z 2018-04-07T20:37:55Z 2018-04-08T14:12:12Z Canada bus crash leaves Maple Leafs coach shaken, along with Canada and the NHL.
Minnesota Duluth beats Notre Dame 2-1 for NCAA hockey title 2018-04-08T09:33:33Z 2018-04-08T02:40:37Z 2018-04-08T09:33:33Z Karson Kuhlman leads Minnesota Duluth past Notre Dame 2-1 for NCAA hockey title. Canada mourns: 15 die when truck, hockey team bus collide 2018-04-08T05:24:04Z 2018-04-07T12:27:34Z 2018-04-08T05:24:04Z Canadian police say 14 people were killed in a bus crash involving a junior hockey team in Western Canada. Rangers fire coach Alain Vigneault after missing playoffs 2018-04-08T04:26:26Z 2018-04-08T03:37:58Z 2018-04-08T04:26:26Z The New York Rangers have fired coach Alain Vigneault after missing the playoffs in his fifth season.
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