Hockey

Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) has his shot deflected by Dallas Stars' Ben Bishop (30) in the third period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 25, 2019 - 3:15 am
Ben Bishop grew up rooting for the St. Louis Blues before being drafted by them. He remembers being in the stands at 14 years old during a playoff series against the Stars and wholeheartedly taking part of the chants of "Bel-four!" directed at the Dallas goalie. Now 18 years after that St. Louis...
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Boston Bruins left wing Marcus Johansson, second from left, is congratulated by teammates after his goal off Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 24, 2019 - 11:03 am
BOSTON (AP) — Another Game 7 matchup between Boston and Toronto, another victory for the Bruins. Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 on Tuesday night to wrap up their first-round Eastern...
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Boston Bruins fans celebrate after a goal by Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 24, 2019 - 10:42 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins needed performances from up and down their roster to outlast the Toronto Maples Leafs in yet another seven-game slugfest between the Original Six franchises. Boston will literally have just a day to enjoy its 5-1 win over Toronto in Game 7 on Tuesday night, with their...
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San Jose Sharks right wing Barclay Goodrow, center, celebrates with defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) and center Joe Thornton (19) after scoring the winning goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during overtime of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Sharks won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 24, 2019 - 6:57 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In San Jose, the game will always be remembered as the Pavelski Payback for the four goals scored on one power play after the Sharks' captain was knocked out cold, turning around a wild Game 7 that finally ended in overtime. In Las Vegas, the Golden Knights will always...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, right, holds up the Stanley Cup during a victory rally for the Washington Capitals in celebration of winning the Stanley Cup, in Washington. In previous playoffs, a Game 7 at home would've been a "Here we go again" moment of worry for the Washington Capitals. But after exorcising some demons and winning the Stanley Cup last year, the Capitals hope things really are different this time when they host the pesky Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 on Wednesday night, April 24, 2019.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 23, 2019 - 6:38 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Justin Williams doesn't lose in Game 7. Except that one time. The player who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker for going 7-0 with seven goals and seven assists in winner-take-all situations lost in a Game 7 for the first time with the Washington Capitals in 2017. Now he's back...
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Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin (91), Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, Calle Jarnkrok (19), P.K. Subban (76), the Stars' Alexander Radulov (47) and Jamie Benn (14) watch as the puck falls out of the back of the net on a John Klingberg score in overtime of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. The Stars won 2-1 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 23, 2019 - 1:31 am
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...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal (11), Justin Faulk (27) and Justin Williams (14) celebrate Staal's goal against the Washington Capitals during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 22, 2019 - 11:06 pm
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...
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Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and center Noel Acciari (55) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 22, 2019 - 6:45 pm
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...
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San Jose Sharks celebrate after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 22, 2019 - 1:23 am
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...
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Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and center Noel Acciari (55) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 21, 2019 - 8:15 pm
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...
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