Stanley Cup Playoffs

Steve Yzerman answers a question during an NHL hockey news conference where he was introduced as the new executive vice president and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Detroit. Yzerman returns to Detroit where he was part of three Stanley Cup championship teams and a captain. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 19, 2019 - 10:00 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Steve Yzerman is getting another chance to return the Detroit Red Wings to glory. The Hockey Hall of Famer did it as one the game's great leaders, helping Detroit end a 42-year championship drought with the first of three Stanley Cup celebrations of his playing tenure in Detroit. Now...
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Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm, right, celebrates his goal with left wing Johnny Gaudreau during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 19, 2019 - 3:19 am
DENVER (AP) — Summoning Johnny Hockey! His scoring prowess is required ASAP. After a 99-point regular season, Calgary All-Star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist and just 12 shots against Colorado. It is a big reason why the top-seeded Flames trail the Avalanche 3-1 in a first...
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St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz (17) scores the against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) as Jets' Jacob Trouba (8) defends in the final minute of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 1:09 am
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jaden Schwartz called it a lucky goal for the St. Louis Blues. It was a dagger to the Winnipeg Jets. Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining to cap St. Louis' three-goal third period in a 3-2 win over the Jets on Thursday night, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead in their...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) looks back at the puck after Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, scored during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019, (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
April 18, 2019 - 10:22 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes lost another forward — and won another playoff game. "'Next guy up' has been the memo lately," rookie Warren Foegele said. Enough of them have stepped up to even their series with the Washington Capitals. Carolina beat the defending Stanley Cup champions...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) skates off as the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate their 4-3 win during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 18, 2019 - 4:26 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Thursday he is not going to overreact to the Lightning's historically quick postseason exit and he still has confidence in coach Jon Cooper. After tying the NHL record for wins during the regular season, the perennial Stanley Cup...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, and Brandon Dubinsky celebrate their win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets beat the Lightning 7-3. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 17, 2019 - 2:50 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets were clinging to a 4-3 lead and the Tampa Bay Lightning's high-scoring stars were swarming around Sergei Bobrovsky, as the clock ticked down in what would be a history-making playoff game. The Blue Jackets' goaltender stood tall, as he had the entire...
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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore, left, embraces goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the team's win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 17, 2019 - 2:24 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists, Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 15th playoff shutout and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-0 on Tuesday night for a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference series. Vegas can eliminate the Sharks from the...
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Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) scores the winning goal between St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) during overtime in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in St. Louis. The Jets won 2-1 to even the series 2-2. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 17, 2019 - 1:45 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece. Mark Scheifele also scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets, who arrived in St...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, of Denmark, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 16, 2019 - 11:42 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sullen and speechless, the Tampa Bay Lightning had little explanation for how they followed up a glorious regular season by getting bounced from the playoffs with record-setting haste. The Columbus Blue Jackets capped a stunning sweep of the Presidents' Trophy winners with a 7...
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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar drops back to defend in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Calgary Flames, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Denver. The game was the first in the NHL for Makar. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 16, 2019 - 2:19 am
DENVER (AP) — A wide-open Cale Makar screamed toward Nathan MacKinnon to deliver him the puck. That made an instant impression with MacKinnon on a night when Makar made an immediate impact. This newly signed rookie isn't intimidated by the stage or his surroundings. MacKinnon scored twice in the...
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