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Ottawa Senators defenseman Chris Wideman (6) skates away as Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) celebrates his goal against Senators' Craig Anderson, right, with teammates David Backes (42) and Tim Schaller (59) during the second period of Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 12:21 am
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sean Kuraly's second goal of the game at 10:19 of the second overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 on Friday night, avoiding elimination in the first-round series. David Pastrnak also scored and Tuukka Rask finished with 41 saves to help...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is helped off the ice by a trainer and Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, after he was injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 21, 2017 - 11:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Alex Ovechkin lay face down on the ice, the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup hopes stopped. Coach Barry Trotz was concerned as Ovechkin clutched at his left knee and put no weight on his left leg after the borderline hip check from Nazem Kadri before limping down the tunnel...
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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 21, 2017 - 10:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Williams scored the overtime winner as the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Friday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series. The Capitals survived a scare when captain Alex Ovechkin left the game late in the first period with an...
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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 21, 2017 - 10:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Williams scored the overtime winner as the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Friday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series. The Capitals survived a scare when captain Alex Ovechkin left the game late in the first period with an...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, lies on the ice after he was injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 21, 2017 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin left Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night with an apparent left leg injury after taking a hit from Nazem Kadri. Ovechkin went down at 17:32 of the first period when a hip check from Kadri made contact with his left knee...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, and Dmitry Orlov (9), also of Russia, warm up before Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 21, 2017 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin has left Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs after taking a hit from Nazem Kadri. Ovechkin went down at 17:32 of the first period when a hip check from Kadri made contact with his left knee. He remained on the ice for several minutes...
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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) shakes hands with Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) after a 5-2 Penguins win in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Penguins won the series. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 21, 2017 - 2:30 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury is doing his best to stay in the present. Who knows how much longer he'll play for the Pittsburgh Penguins? The winningest goaltender in franchise history certainly has no clue. Heck, 10 days ago he was the backup to Matt Murray. Now he's the most important...
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Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, gloves a Chicago Blackhawks shot during the third period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. Rinne stopped 30 shots as the Predators won 4-1, sweeping the series. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 21, 2017 - 2:28 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Now that they've swept the Western Conference's top seed out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Nashville Predators want to continue making history by finally advancing beyond the second round. The Predators have been around since 1998-99 but never have won a second-round...
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Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm, left, of Sweden, hugs goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, in the final seconds of Game 4 of the team's first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 4-1 to sweep the series. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 21, 2017 - 12:32 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped almost every shot he faced. Nashville's top line was outstanding, and Roman Josi and P.K. Subban keyed a solid defensive performance. The Predators were relentless, all the way to the very end. Way too much for the slumping Chicago Blackhawks. Roman Josi...
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Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette talks to his players during the third period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 20, 2017 - 11:07 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roman Josi scored twice, Pekka Rinne had 30 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night to complete a surprising sweep of the Western Conference's top seed. Colton Sissons also scored and Viktor Arvidsson added an empty-net goal as...
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