Stanley Cup Playoffs

San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski, bottom center, is helped off the ice during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 07, 2019 - 4:15 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Captain Joe Pavelski was getting staples put into his bloody head when the San Jose Sharks staged an epic comeback in Game 7 of the opening round against Vegas. Now that the Sharks have been forced into another ultimate game after missing a chance to eliminate Colorado in an...
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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard, left, drives against Philadelphia 76ers' Jimmy Butler, right, during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Raptors won 101-96. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
May 07, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Just when it seemed Kawhi Leonard couldn't get any better, along came the NBA playoffs and another level of performance that's left even his coach awed. Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse joins PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg this week to take the pulse of the playoffs, both in...
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Newly named Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey team general manager Ken Holland gestures while speaking at a press conference in Edmonton, Alberta on Tuesday May 7, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 1:41 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers hired longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland as their new general manager and president of hockey operations Tuesday. Holland takes over the struggling team from interim GM Keith Gretzky and one of his first tasks will be finding a new coach...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) celebrates with Alex Pietrangelo (27), Ryan O'Reilly (90), David Perron, center rear, and Sammy Blais (9), following the team's 4-1 win against the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Dallas, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 07, 2019 - 2:36 am
The Blues and Stars are set for Game 7 in a second-round series again, three years after St. Louis dominated a winner-take-all matchup in Dallas for a spot in the Western Conference finals. Deja vu or ancient history? Maybe a little of both for Alex Pietrangelo and company, who won 6-1 after going...
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Boston Bruins players celebrate their goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 6, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 07, 2019 - 12:42 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask was impenetrable when it counted in Game 6, and the Boston Bruins are on their way to the Eastern Conference final. Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as Boston beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-...
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San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones, left, covers the puck after stopping a shot by Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon during the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Denver. The Avalanche won 3-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 03, 2019 - 2:23 am
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon described his batted-in goal as merely cleaning up garbage. This was far from trash talk: The Colorado Avalanche are right back in the series. MacKinnon kept up his scoring spree with a second-period goal, Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots for his first career playoff...
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Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron, right, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with forward Jake DeBrusk during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
May 02, 2019 - 11:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Boston's stars were going to be kept off the scoresheet in this playoff series for only so long. David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand had combined for 260 points in the regular season, but had been neutralized by the Columbus Blue Jackets through the first three...
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St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo (41) reaches for the puck in front of Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Dallas Stars' Mats Zuccarello (36), of Norway, during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 02, 2019 - 1:32 am
DALLAS (AP) — The first-year coach for the Dallas Stars switched up his top two lines, a move that put rookie Roope Hintz skating with captain Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov. Tyler Seguin, the top-line center who had Benn and Radulov on his side, instead started with Jason Dickinson and Mats...
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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney is congratulated by Justin Faulk (27), Haydn Fleury (4) and Dougie Hamilton (19) following the Hurricanes' 5-2 win over the New York Islanders in Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 01, 2019 - 10:35 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes put an old goalie in net and welcomed back their teenage draft pick. With the game tied, another young star set up their graying captain's go-ahead goal. That blend of young and old has the surging Hurricanes on the verge of a sweep. Sebastian Aho...
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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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