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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) reacts with teammates Brad Marchand (63) Torey Krug (47) and Brandon Carlo (25) after scoring the game-winning goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second overtime period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff game in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bergeron scores in 2nd OT, Bruins beat Hurricanes in Game 1

Aug. 12, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — After being told to come back the next morning because another game lasted five overtimes, the Boston Bruins didn't want to repeat history so quickly. “We talked about trying to end this before the fifth overtime,” Patrice Bergeron said. Bergeron accomplished that by scoring...

Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen (96) tries to get the puck past Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during the third period of an NHL Stanley Cup qualifying round game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

First-round back-to-backs favor NHL teams with 2 top goalies

Aug. 12, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

After a season of splitting goaltending duties to keep them rested for the playoffs, Bruce Cassidy knew several months off had cut into that well-planned advantage for the Boston Bruins. With the back-to-back in his first-round series against Carolina set for Games 5 and 6 more than a week away, Cassidy figured...

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) and teammates celebrate after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in an NHL hockey playoff game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Toronto. The Maple Leafs were eliminated from the playoffs. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Familiarity breeds respect among NHL East playoff teams

Aug. 10, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper took exception to the Columbus Blue Jackets being referred to as “a blue-collar” team. “Is that a positive or a negative?” Cooper said Monday, a day before his Eastern Conference second-seeded Lightning open the first round of the NHL...

Washington Capitals defenseman Martin Fehervary (42) defends against Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) as the play approaches Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) in the net during third-period NHL hockey Stanley Cup qualifying round game action in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

So-called 'preseason' over, Bruins prepare for Hurricanes

Aug. 10, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Hockey’s best record in the regular season. Winless in the seeding round. The Boston Bruins don’t know what the NHL playoffs hold but, coach Bruce Cassidy says, “They can’t come soon enough.” The Bruins earned the Presidents’ Trophy with 100...

Vancouver Canucks players celebrate a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the third period of an NHL hockey qualifying round game, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

'Wild' NHL playoffs move into next stage with final 16 teams

Aug. 9, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

Derek Stepan gave some words of advice to his Arizona Coyotes teammates not used to the bright lights of playoff hockey. “It’s the best time of the year to be playing,” he said. The time of year is different than usual, but the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs haven't lost any of their luster or...

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), right wing T.J. Oshie (77), center Nicklas Backstrom (19), defenseman Brenden Dillon (4) and defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9) celebrate Oshie's goal against the Boston Bruins during first-period NHL Stanley Cup qualifying round game action in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Capitals beat Bruins to earn East 3 seed, face Isles next

Aug. 9, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson scored, Braden Holtby made 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in round-robin play Sunday to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and set up a first-round matchup against former coach Barry Trotz's New York Islanders. ...

Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) ducks as Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a glove save during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning beat Bruins 3-2, improve to 2-0 in seeding round

Aug. 5, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored the tiebreaking goal with 87 seconds left to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over Boston on Wednesday and send the Presidents' Trophy-winning Bruins to their second straight loss in the NHL's playoff seeding round. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 25 shots for...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with teammates Justin Schultz (4) and Jake Guentzel (59) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Aye Captains: Crosby, McDavid provide Penguins, Oilers spark

Aug. 4, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The C’s have it: Crosby and Connor, that is. It didn’t take long for the two captains — Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and Edmonton’s Connor McDavid — to make their presence felt three days into the NHL’s expanded playoffs. With each of their...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) makes a save against the Boston Bruins during first-period NHL hockey playoff action in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hart has 34 saves in Flyers' 4-1 win over Bruins

Aug. 2, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers sure didn't look stale following a 4 1/2-month pause to the NHL season. Hart stopped 34 shots, and the Flyers got a balanced and opportunistic attack in opening the expanded playoffs seeding round with a 4-1 win over the Presidents’...

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) and Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) chat during warm ups before an exhibition NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Who's in net? Goalie intrigue aplenty early in NHL playoffs

Aug. 1, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

Even though “Who's in net?” isn't an Abbott and Costello comedy routine, the question makes a few NHL coaches laugh, or at least crack a smirk. Goaltending intrigue is already in full swing, with half the teams opening the playoffs Sunday not revealing who's starting between the pipes. Watch...