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Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) is stopped by Arizona Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 16, 2020 - 1:26 pm
The Colorado Avalanche had all the numbers in their favor. Odd-man rushes, 51 shots on goal, 92 shot attempts. One hot goalie turned what should have been a win into a loss. Now up 2-1 instead of 3-0 against Arizona, the Avalanche need to figure out how to get in front of Darcy Kuemper more or the...
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File-Philadelphia Flyers' Oskar Lindblom (23) tries to clear the puck away from Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Weeks after he completed bone cancer treatments, Lindblom returned to the Philadelphia Flyers to begin the unlikeliest of comebacks. Lindblom says he’s “happier than ever” to be back on the ice and skated with Flyers in Toronto Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, before they played Montreal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference playoffs. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
August 16, 2020 - 11:18 am
Oskar Lindblom heard the sound of his Philadelphia Flyers teammates tapping the ice with their sticks as he returned to practice and knew — after months of fear and fight in his battle with bone cancer — he was home. Lindblom turned 24 on Saturday and a day later he received a rousing applause from...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) scoops the puck from the net as the New York Islanders celebrate their goal during third-period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 15, 2020 - 9:18 pm
New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz knows just how capable the Washington Capitals are in coming back from an 0-2 series deficit. They did it two years ago in the first round against Columbus when he was the Capitals' coach and they were on their Stanley Cup championship run. Now, with the...
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Vegas Golden Knights' Brayden McNabb (3) and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) celebrate the win over the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 15, 2020 - 7:58 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots and the Vegas Golden Knights held off the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series. William Karlsson and Patrick Brown scored for the Golden Knights. Vegas is 6-0 in the postseason, having also...
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Boston Bruins' Brandon Carlo (25) congratulates goaltender Jaroslav Halak as teammates celebrate their victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff game in Toronto on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 15, 2020 - 1:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Boston Bruins, shortly after waking up Saturday to face the Carolina Hurricanes, found out goaltender Tuukka Rask was opting out of the NHL playoffs to be with his family. While the defending Eastern Conference champions are supporting their teammate at least publicly, they're...
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New York Islanders centre Brock Nelson (29) scores on Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 14, 2020 - 8:44 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Long after Brock Nelson scored on a breakaway to restore the New York Islanders' lead, he and his teammates hemmed the Washington Capitals in their zone for a long shift that can wear an opponent down. Then Cal Clutterbuck tipped Jean-Gabriel Pageau's shot past Braden Holtby to break...
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Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat (53) celebrates his goal as he is followed by St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) during overtime in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 14, 2020 - 8:16 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Bo Horvat scored on a breakaway at 5:55 of overtime Friday night to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-3 victory over the defending champion St. Louis Blues and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference series. Horvat took a stretch pass from Quinn Hughes and chipped the puck...
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) makes save as Philadelphia Flyers centre Kevin Hayes (13) looks on during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 14, 2020 - 2:48 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Tomas Tatar and Jesperi Kotkaniemi each scored twice, Carey Price stopped 30 shots and the Montreal Canadiens rebounded without coach Claude Julien to rout the Philadelphia Flyers 5-0 on Friday and tie the series at a game apiece. Julien was home in Montreal a day after a stent was...
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Vegas Golden Knights' William Carrier (28) and Chicago Blackhawks' Connor Murphy (5) battle as Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) looks for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 13, 2020 - 6:19 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Even though Reilly Smith called it a lucky bounce, a whole lot more than luck is working right now for the Vegas Golden Knights. Smith scored in overtime, Robin Lehner made 22 saves and the Golden Knights beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Thursday to take a 2-0 lead in the...
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Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) is congratulated by teammates Gustav Nyquist (14) and Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during first-period of NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 13, 2020 - 3:53 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Two days after making an NHL-record 85 saves in a five-overtime loss, Joonas Korpisalo stopped 36 more shots to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Thursday to even the series at a game apiece. Ryan Murray and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in the first...
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