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Montreal Canadiens left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) celebrates his game and series winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with teammates Shea Weber (6) and Paul Byron (41) during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadiens stun Penguins 2-0 to win qualifying round series

Aug. 7, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins entered their qualifying round matchup against Montreal healthy but wary. Optimistic but guarded. While they'd shown plenty of grit during a regular season that featured extended absences by high-profile names on their star-laden roster, in a short series facing a...

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) is congratulated by teammates Tomas Tatar (90), Joel Armia (40) and Jesperi Kotkaniemi (15) after scoring against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Petry's goal in 3rd lifts Canadiens past Penguins again

Aug. 6, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens weren’t even supposed to be here. All but eliminated from playoff contention, they’d shipped out key veterans at the trade deadline and were already focused on next season when COVID-19 forced the NHL to pause in mid-March. The league’s 24-team...

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...

Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Jason Zucker (16) scores past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) as Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) look on during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Crosby leads Penguins past Canadiens 3-1; Series tied 1-1

Aug. 4, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Any remnants of the Montreal Canadiens’ feel-good glow from their series-opening overtime win over Pittsburgh were quickly dashed Monday night. The fifth-seeded Penguins took advantage of a flat offensive effort from the Canadiens for a 3-1 victory that tied the best-of-five series at...