Stanley Cup Playoffs

Tampa Bay Lightning's Cameron Gaunce (33) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Boston Bruins in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 06, 2019 - 5:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning finished the regular season with one more impressive performance. Next stop: Stanley Cup playoffs. The Lightning matched an NHL record with their 62nd win, using a three-goal second period to beat the Boston Bruins 6-3 on Saturday. "Sixty-...
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Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47) reacts with teammate Tyler Seguin (91) looking on after Radulov scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Dallas, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
April 03, 2019 - 12:33 am
DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn gave a brief nod to Tyler Seguin after sharing a big smile with goalie Anton Khudobin. A trying season for the Dallas captain will continue in the playoffs. The Stars clinched their first trip to the postseason in three years, getting two goals and two assists from...
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Toronto Maple Leafs' John Tavares (91) looks to pass away from New York Islanders' Johnny Boychuk (55) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 01, 2019 - 11:43 pm
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Tavares didn't acknowledge gaining any satisfaction from scoring against his former team. His focus was just on helping the Toronto Maple Leafs get in the playoffs. Tavares scored in the third period and the Maple Leafs clinched their postseason berth with a 2-1 victory...
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Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker (16) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with center Ryan Donato (16) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 07, 2019 - 11:37 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jason Zucker kept putting the puck in the net for the Minnesota Wild. And, Devan Dubnyk refused to let any get by him. Zucker scored all three of Minnesota's goals for his first career hat trick, Dubnyk made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Wild beat Tampa...
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February 25, 2019 - 6:36 pm
The West just got wilder and the Columbus Blue Jackets are going all in on their late-season NHL playoff push. The Blue Jackets followed up last week's addition of Ottawa forwards Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel by acquiring New York Rangers defenseman Adam McQuaid and New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson (77) and Artemi Panarin (9) celebrate Anderson's goal as Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers (57) skates by during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 2:21 am
When the Maple Leafs sent a first-round pick and two prospects to the Kings for Jake Muzzin, it didn't exactly open the flood gates a month before the trade deadline. That is because the standings are slowing everything down. With less than three weeks until the Feb. 25 deadline, there are nine...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel, center, celebrates his goal with Sidney Crosby (87), Justin Schultz (4), and Jamie Oleksiak (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. It was Guentzel's second goal of the game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 04, 2018 - 10:20 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang scored his second goal 1:20 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 7-6 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Letang beat goalie Braden Holtby with a slap shot from the point on a power play. Letang finished with three points, tying Hall of...
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