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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....

Bruins beat Maple Leafs 3-1 in Game 4
TORONTO (AP) -- Facing an opponent missing arguably its best player in front of a raucous home crowd, the Toronto Maple Leafs felt pretty good heading into their Game 4 matchup with the Boston Bruins....

Caps top Blue Jackets 4-1 to even series at 2 games each

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and two assists, and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots as the Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece....

Forsberg, Rinne help Predators beat Avalanche 3-2 in Game 4

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DENVER (AP) -- Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Nashville Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for a 3-2 win in Game 4 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series....

Kucherov leads way as Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Angry after losing a playoff game, Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning took out their ire on the New Jersey Devils....

Crosby leads Penguins past Flyers for 3-1 lead in playoffs

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sidney Crosby passed Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh's record book and pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination....

Blue Jackets, Caps say there is still plenty in the tank

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Three straight overtime finishes to start the postseason? No problem....

Scheifele, Hellebuyck lead Jets past Wild 2-0, for 3-1 lead

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Connor Hellebuyck bounced back in a big way, just as the Winnipeg Jets were expecting....

Wild lose Parise for multiple weeks to broken sternum

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild were hit with a major setback in their first-round playoff matchup with Winnipeg, a broken sternum for left wing Zach Parise suffered in the last game that will keep him out for at least the remainder of the series and likely longer if they advance....

Sharks use 2nd period barrage to beat Ducks 8-1 for 3-0 lead

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- For three games, the San Jose Sharks have had more speed, discipline and depth than the Anaheim Ducks....

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