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Calgary Flames' Rasmus Andersson (4) and goalie David Rittich try for the puck as Dallas Stars' Radek Faksa (12) puts it into the net during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 20, 2020 - 11:44 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Denis Gurianov and the Dallas Stars pulled off quite a trick, turning a big early deficit into a lopsided series-clinching victory. Gurianov scored four goals, including a hat trick in the second period while also assisting on the go-ahead score, and Dallas rallied from a...
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Montreal Canadiens centre Jesperi Kotkaniemi (15) leaps to try to deflect a shot in front of Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) during third period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff hockey action in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 19, 2020 - 9:25 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Nick Suzuki buried the winner 22 seconds after Philadelphia tied it in the third period, Brendan Gallagher snapped a goal drought and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Flyers 5-3 on Wednesday night in Game 5 to stave off elimination in the first-round playoff series. Joel Armia scored...
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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates his goal with teammate David Pastrnak (88) during second period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 19, 2020 - 3:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Patrice Bergeron broke a tie with 3.5 seconds left in the second period, David Pastrnak returned with two assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Wednesday to win the first-round playoff series in five games. The Bruins trailed 1-0 entering the final 5...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) is embraced by teammates to celebrate his game-winning goal during overtime of Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.(Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 19, 2020 - 12:50 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated Columbus from the Stanley Cup playoffs in five games on Wednesday, rallying from a two-goal, third-period deficit before beating the Blue Jackets 5-4 on Brayden Point's goal 5:12 into overtime. Point also delivered the winner in Game 1 of the best-...
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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone (61) celebrates scoring a goal with Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty (67) and defenseman Shea Theodore (27) during the second period against the Chicago Blackhawks
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August 19, 2020 - 4:46 am
Facing an early deficit, the Vegas Golden Knights were sparked by its stars, setting the stage for Alex Tuch to send top-seed in the Western Conference into the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) makes a save against Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) during third period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 18, 2020 - 7:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice, including the go-ahead goal early in the third period, as Washington rallied from two goals down to beat the New York Islanders 3-2 Tuesday night and avoid a sweep in their first-round series. Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored for the Capitals and Braden Holtby...
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Dallas Stars' Esa Lindell (23), Denis Gurianov (34) and John Klingberg (3) celebrate a goal during third period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 18, 2020 - 6:05 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — John Klingberg didn't have the decisive goal taken away this time. The Dallas defenseman scored his first goal since the NHL's restart early in the third period, and the Stars held on for a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames in a crucial Game 5 of their Western Conference...
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Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) is congratulated by teammates defensemen Ivan Provorov (9) and Matt Niskanen (15) and center Sean Couturier (14) after scoring on the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff game in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 18, 2020 - 3:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart is making postseason history and has the Flyers on the brink of advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade. Hart stopped 29 shots for his second straight shutout, Michael Raffl and Phil Myers each scored and the Philadelphia Flyers...
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Carolina Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer (47) makes a save on a shot from Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) as Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) looks on during first-period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 7:56 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Jake DeBrusk scored twice in Boston’s dominating third period to help the Bruins rally and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Monday to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Brad Marchand and Connor Clifton also scored in the third, helping Boston erase a 2-0 deficit...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) is congratulated on his goal by defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) and center Blake Coleman (20) after scoring against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff hockey action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 3:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy had 28 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Monday to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Barclay Goodrow and Yanni Gourde each had a goal and an assist as the Lightning pushed the Blue Jackets to the verge...
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