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Bruins, Leafs go to Game 7 for 3rd straight playoff matchup

Apr. 23, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy doesn't want to change too much heading into Game 7 of Boston's first-round series against Toronto, explaining that his players "are a bit like dogs." "They love routines, especially on game days," he said after the team's practice on Monday. "So I think you try to...

Turnabout for Stars, Blues complete with 2nd-round showdown

Apr. 23, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When first-year Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery called out his team over a "culture of mediocrity" in January, the St. Louis Blues weren't too far removed from having the worst record in the NHL. Now the Central Division rivals will meet in the second round of the playoffs — and...

Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

Apr. 23, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — With a chance to clinch a playoff series at home for the first time in 11 years, the Dallas Stars needed overtime again. They didn't need quite as many this time, and won't have to go back to Music City. John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime after a cross-ice pass...

Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

Apr. 23, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The frustrations kept building in the third period for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, from a disallowed tying goal to the Capitals star being sent off for a late-game misconduct penalty in a game that had turned into a rout. Now the reigning Stanley Cup champions are headed...

Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

Apr. 23, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games. Klingberg's first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov. The win by...

Hurricanes rally past Capitals 5-2, force Game 7

Apr. 22, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justin Williams earned another chance to live up to his nickname. The rest of the Carolina Hurricanes aren't yet ready to end their first playoff appearance in a decade. Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Hurricanes beat the...

Steady Eddie: Healthy Vlasic helps Sharks reach Game 7

Apr. 22, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks went off the rails a bit soon after shutdown defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was hit with a puck that sidelined him for two-plus games. The fact that the tenor of their first-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights has changed dramatically ever since Vlasic...

AP/CP Survey: 48 percent of NHLPA reps favor playoff change

Apr. 22, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

Hockey players are conditioned to think that winning the Stanley Cup means going through the best teams to be the best team. That doesn't mean they are blind to some of the inequalities of the NHL's current divisional playoff format. An Associated Press/Canadian Press survey of NHLPA representatives from all 31...

Hertl lifts Sharks past Vegas 2-1 in 20T to force Game 7

Apr. 22, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After winning Game 5 at home to avoid elimination, Tomas Hertl vowed the San Jose Sharks would return to SAP Center for a seventh and decisive game in their opening round series with the Vegas Golden Knights. One day later, he clarified it wasn't necessarily a guarantee, but rather a vote...

Marchand helps Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-2 to force Game 7

Apr. 21, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Facing elimination, Boston didn't panic when it fell behind halfway through the first period. The Bruins kept their focus, quickly tied it and took the lead, and then held off the Toronto Maple Leafs to force a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Brad Marchand had two goals and an...