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High-scoring Lightning showing they play defense, too
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The highest-scoring team in the NHL is playing a stingy brand of defense in the playoffs....

Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-3, avoid elimination in Game 5
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BOSTON (AP) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs opened another 4-1 lead in Boston, and this time they held on....

Goalie dubbed 'Hamburglar' guides Avs to Game 6 vs Predators
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DENVER (AP) -- The third-string goalie nicknamed "Hamburglar" stole a game for Colorado in Nashville....

Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead on Jackets
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Overtime came at the perfect time for the Washington Capitals....

Sharks 4th liners help team advance to 2nd round
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Eric Fehr and Marcus Sorensen spent most of the season toiling in the AHL, just waiting for their chance....

Avalanche stay alive, beat Predators 2-1 to force Game 6
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6....

Jets beat Wild 5-0 in Game 5 to advance to second round
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal got right to the point....

Couturier scores late, Flyers edge Penguins to force Game 6
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Sean Couturier did what he could to deal with the pain in his left leg, then hopped over the boards and let the adrenaline that comes with playoff hockey take care of the rest....

Carolina coach Bill Peters resigns after 4 seasons with club
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Bill Peters has resigned as the Carolina Hurricanes' coach after four seasons and no playoff berths....

Players claimed off NHL waivers making most of 2nd chances
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DENVER (AP) -- Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth set career highs this season in goals, games and perhaps even grudges....



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