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Lack helps Canucks top Flames 4-1, even series
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Tempers flared and fists flew - and the tone might have been set for the rest of the first-round playoff series between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames....

Rest a thing of past, now comes the playoff grind
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rest is supposed to be a good thing heading into the playoffs. But not too much, apparently....

Predators beat Blackhawks 6-2, even series at 1 game each
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Getting the first victory in three weeks is nice. Beating the Chicago Blackhawks to avoid an 0-2 deficit before hitting the road is much, much sweeter....

Galchenyuk scores in OT, Canadiens top Senators 3-2
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MONTREAL (AP) -- P.K. Subban figured he needed to make up for being ejected from the opening game of the Montreal Canadiens' first-round playoff series....

Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles 4-3 in Game 2
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- So what if the Washington Capitals' goalie was a last-minute rookie replacement, making his second NHL appearance all season?...

Young Ducks defensemen ready to show their playoff toughness
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen got their first taste of the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring, and the Anaheim Ducks' young defensemen only hungered for more....

Corey Perry blasts Ducks past Jets 4-2 in playoff opener
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Corey Perry nudged the puck over the Winnipeg goal line and raised both arms in celebration of a tiebreaking score, only nobody believed him. The referees told him to play on, the crowd didn't roar and his fellow Anaheim Ducks couldn't stop....

Wild open playoff series with 4-2 victory over Blues
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Just like the regular season, the Minnesota Wild appeared right at home in someone else's rink....

Mrazek passes big test, Red Wings beat Lightning in Game 1
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit's Petr Mrazek rejected shot after shot, making the decision to give him his first NHL playoff start look like a wise one....

Rangers get early goals, jump on Penguins 2-1 in opener
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Rangers wanted to jump right on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their playoff series opener....

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