Stanley Cup Playoffs

Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates his goal with teammate David Pastrnak (88) during second period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 19, 2020 - 5:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Patrice Bergeron broke a tie with 3.5 seconds left in the second period, David Pastrnak returned with two assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Wednesday to win the first-round playoff series in five games. The Bruins trailed 1-0 entering the final 5...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) is embraced by teammates to celebrate his game-winning goal during overtime of Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.(Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 19, 2020 - 2:50 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated Columbus from the Stanley Cup playoffs in five games on Wednesday, rallying from a two-goal, third-period deficit before beating the Blue Jackets 5-4 on Brayden Point's goal 5:12 into overtime. Point also delivered the winner in Game 1 of the best-...
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Dallas Stars' Esa Lindell (23), Denis Gurianov (34) and John Klingberg (3) celebrate a goal during third period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 18, 2020 - 8:05 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — John Klingberg didn't have the decisive goal taken away this time. The Dallas defenseman scored his first goal since the NHL's restart early in the third period, and the Stars held on for a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames in a crucial Game 5 of their Western Conference...
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Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) is congratulated by teammates defensemen Ivan Provorov (9) and Matt Niskanen (15) and center Sean Couturier (14) after scoring on the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff game in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 18, 2020 - 5:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart is making postseason history and has the Flyers on the brink of advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade. Hart stopped 29 shots for his second straight shutout, Michael Raffl and Phil Myers each scored and the Philadelphia Flyers...
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Carolina Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer (47) makes a save on a shot from Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) as Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) looks on during first-period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 10:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Jake DeBrusk, Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins quickly went from trailing by two goals to overwhelming the Carolina Hurricanes with a dominating third period. DeBrusk scored twice while the Bruins scored four straight goals to rally and beat the Hurricanes 4-3 on Monday to take a...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) is congratulated on his goal by defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) and center Blake Coleman (20) after scoring against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff hockey action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 5:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy had 28 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Monday to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Barclay Goodrow and Yanni Gourde each had a goal and an assist as the Lightning pushed the Blue Jackets to the verge...
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Vegas Golden Knights' Nicolas Roy (10) looks for the rebound off Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 16, 2020 - 9:07 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Corey Crawford made 48 saves in a stellar performance, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Sunday night to stay alive in their first-round playoff series. Drake Caggiula and Matthew Highmore scored first-period goals for the Blackhawks, and Alex...
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Dallas Stars' John Klingberg (3) and Jamie Benn (14) celebrate a goal against the Calgary Flames during overtime in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 16, 2020 - 7:27 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — John Klingberg got the initial credit for Dallas' overtime goal after Joe Pavelski forced the extra period by completing a hat trick in the final seconds of regulation. The Dallas defenseman knew a scoring change was coming. Klingberg's hard shot grazed Alexander Radulov's...
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Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) is stopped by Arizona Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 16, 2020 - 3:26 pm
The Colorado Avalanche had all the numbers in their favor. Odd-man rushes, 51 shots on goal, 92 shot attempts. One hot goalie turned what should have been a win into a loss. Now up 2-1 instead of 3-0 against Arizona, the Avalanche need to figure out how to get in front of Darcy Kuemper more or the...
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File-Philadelphia Flyers' Oskar Lindblom (23) tries to clear the puck away from Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Weeks after he completed bone cancer treatments, Lindblom returned to the Philadelphia Flyers to begin the unlikeliest of comebacks. Lindblom says he’s “happier than ever” to be back on the ice and skated with Flyers in Toronto Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, before they played Montreal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference playoffs. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
August 16, 2020 - 1:18 pm
Oskar Lindblom heard the sound of his Philadelphia Flyers teammates tapping the ice with their sticks as he returned to practice and knew — after months of fear and fight in his battle with bone cancer — he was home. Lindblom turned 24 on Saturday and a day later he received a rousing applause from...
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