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Calgary Flames goalie Cam Talbot (39) makes the save on Dallas Stars' Corey Perry (10) as Stars' Radek Faksa (12) tries to get the rebound during the second period of a first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars get late goal for 5-4 win over Flames to even series

Aug. 14, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Miro Heiskanen set the tone early for the Stars when on the ice with their top line. Corey Perry and Jamie Oleksiak made sure Dallas got a series-evening win without needing overtime. Oleksiak scored with 40 seconds left in regulation on a nifty pass from Perry as the Stars caught...

St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington reacts after giving up a goal to the Vancouver Canucks during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Past 2 champions Capitals, Blues struggle to start playoffs

Aug. 13, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

Hours after the Washington Capitals were sunk by allowing four consecutive goals, St. Louis coach Craig Berube saw his Blues lose confidence after falling behind in their Game 1. It shouldn't be that easy for the last two Stanley Cup winners to fall apart, but the Capitals now have to come back in their series...

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) is congratulated by teammates Gustav Nyquist (14) and Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during first-period of NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Korpisalo, Blue Jackets win 3-1, tie series with Lightning

Aug. 13, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Two days after making an NHL-record 85 saves in a five-overtime loss, Joonas Korpisalo stopped 36 more shots to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Thursday to even the series at a game apiece. Ryan Murray and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in the first period for...

Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) makes a save as St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) jumps during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Horvat scores twice, Canucks beat Blues 5-2 in series opener

Aug. 13, 2020 2:40 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Bo Horvat scored twice and the Vancouver Canucks beat the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday in the opening game of their best-of-seven first-round series. J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson and Troy Stecher also scored for Vancouver. David Perron and Jaden...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) makes a save on Montreal Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen (62) as Flyers' Philippe Myers (5) defends during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hart, Farabee help Flyers beat Canadiens in Game 1

Aug. 13, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart made 27 saves, Joel Farabee scored 16 seconds after Montreal tied it, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Canadiens 2-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Ivan Provorov also scored for the Flyers. Shea Weber scored for the Canadiens, and Carey...

Arizona Coyotes' goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) is scored on as Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) and Mikko Rantanen (96) celebrate during the third period of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Edmonton, Ontario, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Avalanche score 3 third-period goals to beat Coyotes 3-0

Aug. 12, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Colorado dominated well into the third period with nothing to show for it. All that firepower and the Avalanche could not solve Arizona goalie Darcy Kuemper. Once they broke through, an avalanche of goals followed, giving Colorado a hard-earned win to open the Stanley Cup playoffs....

New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey (12) celebrates his goal with teammate Brock Nelson (29) after scoring against the Washington Capitals during the third period of an  NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bailey helps Islanders rally to beat Capitals 4-2 in Game 1

Aug. 12, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Islanders coach Barry Trotz isn't surprised the Washington Capitals, his former team, is unhappy with Anders Lee. Trotz didn't see anything wrong with Lee's play in a 4-2 first-round series playoff-opening victory in which the New York captain set the tone with a big hit on Capitals...

The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate after Brayden Point (21) scored against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the fifth overtime in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning, Blue Jackets face off again after 5-overtime game

Aug. 12, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets are facing one more challenge than the rest of the teams in the pandemic-altered NHL playoffs. Tampa Bay and Columbus will be back on the ice less than 48 hours after the Lightning outlasted the Blue Jackets with a five-overtime win in the fourth-longest game in...

The scoreboard is shown after the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets in five overtimes in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Boucher witnesses NHL marathon 20 years after his 5 OT game

Aug. 12, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

Brian Boucher had a feeling by the second overtime that this game was going a while longer, and he knew from personal experience. Twenty years ago, Boucher was in goal for the Philadelphia Flyers when they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the longest playoff game in modern NHL history, a five-overtime thriller. He...

FILE -NHL Players' Association Executive Director Donald Fehr listens during a press conference in Columbus, Ohio,  Jan. 24, 2015. Given the uncertainty professional hockey faced in placing its season on pause in mid-March,  Fehr couldn’t have envisioned a better resumption of play five months later with the first round of the playoffs getting underway. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NHLPA's Fehr buoyed by 0 positive tests; `So far so good'

Aug. 12, 2020 3:31 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Zero players testing positive for COVID-19 in the two weeks since NHL teams arrived at their two respective playoff hub cities. And a powerful opening night statement on social and racial justice issues made by the league and its players. Given the uncertainty professional hockey faced in...