Stanley Cup Playoffs

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save against San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) in the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
May 20, 2019 - 2:06 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks could be headed into their fifth elimination game of the postseason short-handed. The Sharks left town Monday to play Game 6 of the Western Conference final at St. Louis with questions about the status of captain Joe Pavelski, high-scoring forward Tomas...
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St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91) celebrates a goal with the bench in the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
May 19, 2019 - 7:53 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — From last in the league in early January all the way to the brink of their first Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century, it has been quite a ride for the St. Louis Blues. A remarkable turnaround continued Sunday with perhaps their most convincing win of a charmed playoff...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) protects the puck as San Jose Sharks center Melker Karlsson (68), of Sweden, closes in during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Friday, May 17, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 18, 2019 - 2:02 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington made save after save to pull off yet another playoff victory — and make some team history — for the Blues. The rookie goalie stopped 29 shots to set a franchise record with his 10th postseason win this year and St. Louis edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, John Davidson, Columbus Blue Jackets director of hockey operations, speaks during an NHL hockey news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Davidson has resigned as the Blue Jackets president of hockey operations on Friday, May 17, 2019, after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. (Eamon Queeney/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
May 17, 2019 - 2:02 pm
John Davidson resigned as president of hockey operations of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. Davidson has been long considered the heir apparent to Glen Sather as Rangers president, a move that...
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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) David Pastrnak, second from left, Brad Marchand (63), Jake DeBrusk (74) and Torey Krug (47) celebrate Pastrnak's goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 16, 2019 - 10:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tuukka Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final, winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years. Rask made 24 saves in his second straight series-...
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San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (65), of Sweden, skates away after scoring the winning goal past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington, left, during overtime in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in St. Louis. The Sharks won 5-4 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 16, 2019 - 6:45 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Don't tell San Jose coach Peter DeBoer his Sharks have gotten lucky during their playoff run. "It irks me when you use words like that because this is a team that we've played four or five elimination games, not moments, games, 12 to 15 periods of elimination hockey against Vegas...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, Europe coach Ralph Krueger speaks during a news conference at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have hired Krueger to become their next head coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday night, May 14, 2019, because the team has not announced the hiring. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 11:59 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ralph Krueger is returning to North America to coach the Buffalo Sabres in a bid to turn around the once-proud franchise in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the Sabres have hired Krueger as coach. The...
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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) and Brad Marchand (63) skate for the puck with Carolina Hurricanes' Brett Pesce (22) and Jordan Staal during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final series in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 14, 2019 - 10:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand scored 5:07 apart in the second period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final. Tuukka Rask stopped 35 shots for the Bruins, who have won six straight postseason...
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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney (35) defends the goal against New York Islanders' Anders Lee (27) and Jordan Eberle (7) while Hurricanes' Justin Faulk watches at rear during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 14, 2019 - 8:09 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are changing starting goalies, going with Curtis McElhinney for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against the Boston Bruins. Coach Rod Brind'Amour did not disclose his starter in the lead-up to Tuesday night's game. McElhinney led the team onto the...
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St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz (17) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals Monday, May 13, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 14, 2019 - 2:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — With the game - and perhaps the season - in the balance, assistant coach Mike Van Ryn of the St. Louis made a decision. With the Blues battling with the Sharks in San Jose in Game 2 on Monday night, Van Ryn decided to tweak his defensive pairings. He put Alex Pietrangelo with...
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