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Bruins back home, beat Hurricanes 5-2 to force 7th game

May. 12, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins earned themselves a seventh game with another dominating performance at home. The problem: The clincher will be at Carolina, where the Hurricanes have been just as unbeatable. “Everybody loves a Game 7,” Boston coach Bruce...

McDavid's Oilers on brink along with Lightning, Bruins, Wild

May. 11, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Connor McDavid has stood on this precipice several times before, and he does not care for the view. The Edmonton Oilers are one loss away from their third consecutive opening-round playoff exit after back-to-back losses to the upstart Kings. Los Angeles is one of...

Jarvis, Raanta help Carolina top Bruins for 3-2 series lead

May. 10, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes swore they’d be fine after losing a two-game lead and momentum in their first-round playoff series. It was just a matter of cutting down on mistakes and staying out of the penalty box. The Hurricanes did exactly that Tuesday night, and...

Frustrated Fiala still scoreless with Wild-Blues series even

May. 09, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

Kevin Fiala has often let his frustration show if he's not producing up to his star potential, and the Minnesota Wild left wing was in a tense mood after another flat performance in St. Louis. Four games into the first round against the Blues, with the teams tied at two games, Fiala...

NHL playoffs full of lopsided scores, lacking comebacks

May. 07, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

The NHL playoffs are missing the close games and comebacks that seemingly come annually with all the postseason intensity. Excluding games with empty-netters increasing the margin, 10 of the 20 first-round games through Friday night have been decided by three or more goals. By...

Playoff physicality creeps into crease to impact goaltenders

May. 05, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

The physicality of the NHL playoffs is creeping into the crease. There has already been a huge goal disallowed due to goaltender interference, a starting goalie was knocked out of a game after taking a shot to the head and one rookie netminder confronted an opposing star forward over...

Hurricanes claim testy win vs. Bruins, take 2-0 series lead

May. 04, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes didn't flinch after losing yet another goaltender. Instead, they responded with a physical and even confrontational edge against a team that has twice bullied them out of recent NHL playoffs. And now, they're up 2-0 on the Boston Bruins...

Raanta, Hurricanes beat Bruins 5-1 in playoff series opener

May. 02, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Even a nine-year NHL veteran like Antti Raanta couldn't help but feel anxious before his first playoff start. “Obviously a little butterflies here and there,” Raanta said. The good news for the Carolina Hurricanes was no one could tell, not...