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Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, of Russia, makes a save against the Boston Bruins during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets beat the Bruins 2-1. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 01, 2019 - 2:23 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets continue to journey deeper into uncharted territory with each win in these playoffs. Among the franchise firsts so far: Winning a playoff series (they swept Tampa Bay in the opening round), first appearance in the second round, first second-round game...
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Colorado Avalanche's Colin Wilson (22) celebrates his goal with Tyson Barrie (4), right, against the San Jose Sharks in the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
April 30, 2019 - 2:12 am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie has developed a reputation as forward thinking. Easy to understand why: He's constantly thinking as a forward. His father was an NHL forward. As a kid, he was a forward. And now he's chipping in on offense much like a forward. Barrie has a...
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St. Louis Blues' Tyler Bozak (21), Colton Parayko (55) and Pat Maroon (7) celebrate a goal by Maroon against the Dallas Stars in the third period of Game 3 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 29, 2019 - 11:40 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Pat Maroon flicked a puck over Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop with 1:38 left in a wild third period, and the St. Louis Blues won 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Maroon's second goal of the playoffs came after he gathered the puck to...
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Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) celebrates a goal against San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) by teammate Tyson Barrie (not shown) in the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
April 28, 2019 - 11:22 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Trailing in the second period and in danger of going down 2-0 in the series, Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar put his three top scorers back on a line together and got the results he sought. Gabriel Landeskog scored the first goal and Mikko Rantanen's hustle helped...
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Columbus Blue Jackets center Matt Duchene (95) shoots the game-wining goal past Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during double overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, early Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Boston. The Blue Jackets won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 28, 2019 - 1:40 am
BOSTON (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped Patrice Bergeron at point-blank range in overtime. He also made an acrobatic save to stop a 90-foot dump-in that took a bad hop straight toward the net. Whatever the shot, the Blue Jackets goalie was ready. "There's not many goalies that stop that puck," said...
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Dallas Stars' Roope Hintz, of Finland, is congratulated by Mats Zuccarello, right, after scoring during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues Saturday, April 27, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 27, 2019 - 7:59 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dallas goalie Ben Bishop rebounded — at his hometown team's expense. Bishop made 32 saves, Roope Hintz scored twice and the Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in Game 2 to even the Western Conference semifinal series. Bishop grew up in St. Louis and often attended Blues games. He...
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Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle, center, celebrates with teammates after his game-winning goal off Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky 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 27, 2019 - 3:20 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Now that the rust has been knocked off, the Columbus Blue Jackets will try to even their second-round series with the Boston Bruins. Columbus had eight days off between sweeping Tampa Bay in the first round and opening the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Bruins on...
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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 27, 2019 - 12:50 am
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 a 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in the series opener. Nino Niederreiter sent a shot that caromed off...
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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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Dallas Stars' Alexander Radulov (47) pressures the net as St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) attempts to clear an airborne puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Thursday, April 25, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 26, 2019 - 1:23 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko added to his growing playoff resume. Tarasenko scored two goals and the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Thursday night in first game of the teams' Western Conference semifinal series. Robby Fabbri also scored and Jordan Binnington made 27 saves for the...
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