NHL hockey

San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) celebrates after scoring against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 19, 2017 - 1:44 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski took just 15 seconds to end San Jose's two-game scoring drought. Once that first puck went in, a bushel of goals followed. Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored twice and the Sharks rebounded from back-to-back shutouts in emphatic fashion, beating the Edmonton...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, and David Savard celebrate the team's 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 18, 2017 - 10:29 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Markus Nutivaara, William Karlsson and Boone Jenner each had a goal and an assist and the Columbus Blue Jackets held on to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Tuesday, avoiding a sweep in the best-of-seven playoff series. Jack Johnson and Josh Anderson also scored for the Blue...
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) looks on as the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate the game-winning goal during overtime in Game 3 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Toronto on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 2:05 pm
The first week of the NHL postseason has been about as unpredictable as anyone could imagine, even in a sport where upsets are the norm, home-ice advantage is often meaningless and a hot goaltender can overshadow everything else that's happening. Perennial Stanley Cup favorite Chicago is down three...
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Toronto Maple Leafs players celebrate Tyler Bozak's game-winning goal against the Washington Capitals during overtime in Game 3 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Toronto on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 3:54 am
In Toronto, Tyler Bozak's tip-in put a charge into the Air Canada Centre. Ditto with Nashville when the Predators scored in OT for another win over Chicago. They had some extra fun in Boston and Calgary, too, before Ottawa and Anaheim finally broke through. There are few thrills quite like overtime...
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Anaheim Ducks' Corey Perry, right, celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with Ryan Kesler during overtime in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, April 17, 2017. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 3:13 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Corey Perry came through with another big goal for the Anaheim Ducks to cap their big comeback. Perry scored 1:30 into overtime and the Ducks rallied from three goals down midway through the second period to beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 Monday night and take a 3-0 series lead...
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Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, celebrates after scoring a goal against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the third period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Monday, April 17, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. Defending against Forsberg is Blackhawks' Duncan Keith (2).(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 18, 2017 - 1:28 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala scored on a backhander 16:44 into overtime, and the Nashville Predators rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to push the Blackhawks to the brink of elimination with a 3-2 victory early Tuesday morning in Game 3 of the first-round series. Filip Forsberg...
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Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan, top, celebrates after his game-winning goal off Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during overtime in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston, Monday, April 17, 2017. The Senators defeated the Bruins 4-3. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 17, 2017 - 11:39 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Ottawa Senators needed a late rally in Game 2 to tie up their Eastern Conference quarterfinal matchup with the Boston Bruins. In Game 3 they had to stave off a furious charge by the Bruins to regain the series lead. Bobby Ryan scored on a tip-in on a power play 5:43 into overtime...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak (42) celebrates his goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) with center Nazem Kadri (43) as Mitch Marner and James van Riemsdyk look on during overtime in Game 3 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Toronto on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 17, 2017 - 10:56 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Tyler Bozak scored 1:37 into overtime to cap Toronto's comeback from two goals down in the second period, and the Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist, and...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, makes a save against Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist, bottom right, of Sweden, as Nick Bonino, top right, and Jack Johnson fight for position during the first period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Penguins defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 17, 2017 - 4:16 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets scored more goals in the first six minutes of Sunday's game than in their first two playoff games combined. That still wasn't enough to slow down the Pittsburgh Penguins, who dealt the Blue Jackets a third straight playoff loss and put them on the...
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Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian, bottom center, celebrates after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 16, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 17, 2017 - 1:29 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid carried the Edmonton Oilers back to the playoffs after a decade-long drought. Now that they're in the postseason, it's Zack Kassian and Cam Talbot doing the heavy lifting. Kassian scored midway through the third period for his second straight game-winner,...
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