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Helm scores late, Avalanche beat Blues 3-2 to win series

May. 27, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Darren Helm scored with 5.6 seconds left and Darcy Kuemper stopped 17 shots as the Colorado Avalanche finished off their second-round series with a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 on Friday night. J.T. Compher scored twice for Colorado, which advanced to...

Column: NHL playoffs best show in sports; NBA a snoozer

May. 27, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

If you're looking for some excitement, forget about the NBA playoffs. They've been a total snooze, filled with blowouts and only a handful of must-see moments. The lack of drama has been especially striking when compared to the NHL postseason, which has produced one...

McDavid, Oilers eliminate Flames in OT, on to West finals

May. 27, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored at 5:03 of overtime and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday to win the second-round playoff series in five games and advance to the Western Conference finals. The Edmonton captain scored his seventh goal of...

Feds stop boat with 1,400 pounds of meth by US-Canada border

May. 26, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities say they stopped a small boat carrying a large shipment of methamphetamine after they saw it riding low in the water near the Canadian border with Washington state. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers stopped the 18-foot (5.5-meter)...

Hurricanes counting on home success to offset road troubles

May. 25, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes have been perfect at home in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They've had to be. The Hurricanes are back in Raleigh for Thursday night’s Game 5 against the New York Rangers, looking once again to climb into the lead of a playoff series with the support of a rowdy...

Oilers win 5-3, push Flames to the brink of elimination

May. 25, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his second goal of the game with 3:27 left in regulation, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the second-round playoff series. Evander Kane scored his NHL-leading 11th and...

Rangers-Hurricanes series getting chippy heading into Game 4

May. 23, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

New York Rangers coach Gerard Gallant was displeased with the skirmish at the end of his team's Game 3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes. One day later, he was ready to put it behind them. “Last night in the heat of the moment, you're (upset),” Gallant said...

Two-time defending champion Lightning chasing NHL history

May. 21, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning don’t want to get ahead of themselves in their bid to become the first team in 40 years to win three consecutive Stanley Cup titles. The two-time defending champions are up 2-0 on the Presidents Trophy-winning Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference...

Keith turns back the clock to help Oilers in playoffs

May. 21, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Duncan Keith had been here before. Well, maybe not exactly here, breaking down a wild 9-6 loss to open the Oilers’ second-round playoff series against their bitter provincial rival. But the veteran defenseman has seen pretty much everything over his 17...

Oilers rally past Flames 5-3 in Game 2 to even series

May. 21, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers got off to another slow start. This time, they bounced back quickly. Zach Hyman scored the go-ahead short-handed goal midway through the third period and the Oilers rallied to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Friday night, evening the...