NHL hockey

Anaheim Ducks' Rickard Rakell, of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 14, 2017 - 1:42 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, and captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames in their first-round playoff series opener Thursday night. Rickard Rakell scored the...
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Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
April 13, 2017 - 10:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 29 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Rinne's second career postseason shutout sent Nashville to just its second playoff win...
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Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period in Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
April 13, 2017 - 10:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 29 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Rinne's second career postseason shutout sent Nashville to just its second playoff win...
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Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams (14) scores against Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer (31) in front of center William Nylander (29) during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL Stanley Cup first round playoff series in Washington, Thursday, April 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
April 13, 2017 - 10:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Toronto native Tom Wilson scored his first NHL playoff goal 5:15 into overtime and the Washington Capitals survived a scare to beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round series. The top-seeded Capitals came back from a two-goal deficit to take the...
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Gerard Gallant listens during a news conference Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Las Vegas. The Vegas Golden Knights have hired Gallant as the first coach of the NHL expansion team. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 13, 2017 - 5:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kicked off the bus by the Florida Panthers in November, Gerard Gallant has packed his bags for Las Vegas to take over as the first coach of the NHL expansion Golden Knights. "I interviewed in mid-January and when I got the interview I felt real comfortable coming in here. I...
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April 12, 2017 - 2:53 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury's sprawling save on Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom in the final moments of Game 7 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals was supposed mark the end of one potential dynasty and the beginning of another. Yet it took the Penguins and star Sidney Crosby seven years to provide a...
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This Jan. 10, 2013 file photo shows Los Angeles Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi and head coach Darryl Sutter laughing during a news conference to help kick off the NHL hockey team's season in Los Angeles. The Kings have fired Sutter and Lombardi, who led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. On Monday, April 10, 2017, the team also promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager, while longtime executive Luc Robitaille will be their new team president in charge of all hockey and business operations. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
April 10, 2017 - 10:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi were the Los Angeles Kings' leaders during the best years of the franchise's mostly ordinary history. When they couldn't replicate that success over the past three seasons, not even their Stanley Cup pedigree could keep their...
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Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin, right, of Russia, celebrates his goal with right wing Patrick Kane during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Kings won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 10, 2017 - 6:49 pm
The Chicago Blackhawks have been here so many times before. They're 16 postseason wins away from a fourth Stanley Cup title in eight years, and their veteran core knows it has the talent and the experience to survive the two-month playoff grind. Nobody else in the Western Conference playoff picture...
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New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) celebrates at the bench after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Rangers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
April 10, 2017 - 12:49 am
A look at the NHL playoffs that begin Wednesday: ___ WHO'S PLAYING EAST: The NHL-leading Washington Capitals face the Toronto Maple Leafs and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins have home-ice advantage against the rival Columbus Blue Jackets on the Metropolitan Division side. On...
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Anaheim Ducks' Ondrej Kase, center, of the Czech Republic, and Los Angeles Kings' Nic Dowd, right, look at the puck in the air during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 09, 2017 - 11:23 pm
The NHL playoff picture with the regular season ending Sunday: ___ WHO'S IN EAST: The Toronto Maple Leafs' loss to Columbus sends them to Washington to face the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals on the brutal Metropolitan Division side of the draw. It also means the Boston Bruins travel to Ottawa...
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