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Dallas Stars' Alexander Radulov (47) celebrates a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 24, 2020 - 10:50 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Alexander Radulov scored on a deflection off his chest as part of a four-goal second period and the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the second-round series. Trailing 2-0 in the second period, Joe Pavelski and Radek Faksa...
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Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) makes the save on Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen (18) during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey playoff second-round series Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta.. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
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August 24, 2020 - 12:06 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Robin Lehner recorded his first career playoff shutout and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-0 Sunday night in the first game of their second round playoff series. The 29-year-old Lehner, who is playing for his fifth NHL team, turned aside 26 shots. “I...
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Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak, second from left, makes a save against Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) as Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) defends during first-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 23, 2020 - 8:07 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots to win his fourth straight game since starter Tuukka Rask opted out of the playoffs, and the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 to open their second-round series on Sunday night. Charlie Coyle tipped in Brandon Carlo’s point shot to open...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020 file photo, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Washington. The Washington Capitals have fired Reirden after a second consecutive first-round exit in the playoffs. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the move Sunday, Aug. 23 three days after the Capitals lost to former coach Barry Trotz’s New York Islanders in a five-game series. (AP Photo/Al Drago, File)
August 23, 2020 - 12:51 pm
Back-to-back early playoff exits were enough to make the Washington Capitals realize they made a mistake. In the two years since promoting top assistant Todd Reirden instead of giving Stanley Cup-winning coach Barry Trotz a raise, they've been knocked out of the playoffs in the first round. On...
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Dallas Stars' Alexander Radulov (47) celebrates his goal against Colorado Avalanche goalie Pavel Francouz as Avalanche's Ian Cole (28) looks on during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 22, 2020 - 9:07 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The top line for the Dallas Stars finally came to life, stepping up after a quick turnaround for an impressive start in round two of the Western Conference playoffs. Stars captain Jamie Ben, Alexander Radulov and Tyler Seguin set the tone early, and piled on after that, in...
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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)
August 22, 2020 - 6:01 pm
Peter DeBoer didn't name his starting goaltender for Game 1 of the Vegas Golden Knights' second-round series against the Vancouver Canucks. A tweet Saturday by Marc-Andre Fleury's agent may have given that information away, and it certainly stirred up questions in the middle of the playoffs. Agent...
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) congratulates Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) after the Flyers defeated the Canadiens in an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 21, 2020 - 11:57 pm
Jill Biden tweeted a photo of a cardboard cutout of her husband and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wearing a Philadelphia Flyers jersey. There are plenty of high hopes for the fall out of one snapshot -- and the early returns look good for the Flyers. The Flyers took their hopeful...
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Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel (26) scores against St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington (50) during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 21, 2020 - 9:37 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks sent St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington to the bench early with three scores in a span of 6:03 in the second period, eliminating the defending champion Blues with a 6-2 victory in Game 6 of their first round series on Friday night. Blues coach Craig...
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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (53), left wing Joel Farabee (49), defenseman Ivan Provorov (9) and right wing Travis Konecny (11) celebrate after Provorov scored their first goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 21, 2020 - 7:48 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Flyers goalie Carter Hart grew up rooting for Carey Price and was thrilled to met his goalie idol this season. Beating the Canadiens and getting congratulated by Price in the handshake line felt so much better for Hart. “He said, ‘Helluva series' and he'll be watching," Hart said. “...
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New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) hits his head into the post after scoring on Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) as Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) and defenceman Brenden Dillon (4) look on during the second period period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 21, 2020 - 12:31 am
Anthony Beauvillier paid the price for scoring when he absorbed a big hit from Tom Wilson into one of the goalposts. He shook off the pain and returned to the game. From start to finish, the play on Beauvillier's second goal in Game 5 Thursday night encapsulated the New York Islanders. They have...
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