Stanley Cup Playoffs

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) makes the save as Chicago Blackhawks' Alex Nylander (92) and Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press via AP)
August 07, 2020 - 10:00 pm
Edmonton, Alberta (AP) — Brandon Saad, Matthew Highmore and Dominik Kubalik scored and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton 3-2 on Friday, knocking the Oilers out of the postseason tournament. The Blackhawks won the best-of-five qualifying series 3-1. Chicago advances to the round of 16. “We knew...
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) makes a save on Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Jason Zucker (16) as Canadiens defensemen Jeff Petry (26) and Xavier Ouellet (61) help out during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 07, 2020 - 5:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen flipped a shot past Tristan Jarry with 4:11 remaining to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a stunning 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, clinching their first playoff berth in three years. Paul Byron took advantage of a Pittsburgh turnover, darted...
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Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) comes far out of his net to play the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen (24) chases during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 07, 2020 - 1:22 am
TORONTO (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois got his third goal of the game 18:24 into overtime, finishing the Columbus Blue Jackets comeback from three goals down to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their playoff qualifying series. Dubois got the winner on a rush after...
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) stays out of the way as Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary (43) chases Canadiens' Brett Kulak (77) during first period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 06, 2020 - 5:32 pm
It seemed like any hope the Montreal Canadiens had of beating the Pittsburgh Penguins rested on the shoulders of goaltender Carey Price. Price has shouldered a big load in net, but he's not the only reason the high-powered Penguins are on the brink of elimination, down 2-1 in the best-of-five...
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Florida Panthers left wing Erik Haula (56) celebrates his goal with teammates Keith Yandle (3) Jonathan Huberdeau (11) after scoring against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 05, 2020 - 3:36 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Brian Boyle and the Florida Panthers turned the tables on the New York Islanders by playing with more discipline and patience to avoid being swept from the playoffs. Boyle and Mike Hoffman scored goals 2:47 apart, and the Panthers took advantage of several miscues in beating the...
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New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) checks Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) into the boards during the first period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 03, 2020 - 5:31 pm
The morning after Phillip Danault's first career three-penalty game, agitating Montreal teammate Brendan Gallagher turned to him and joked, “I'm rubbing off on you.” Judging from the first few days of the NHL's restart, it looks as if Gallagher is rubbing off on a lot of players. Referees' arms...
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Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) scores his third goal of the game past New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) as defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) tries to help out durng the third period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 03, 2020 - 3:35 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov kept on the attack, both in skating with a physical edge and continuing to fire pucks at the net. Now he has a franchise first and the Carolina Hurricanes are a win away from a sweep. The 20-year-old scored three times for the first postseason hat trick in franchise...
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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) celebrates along with right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) after scoring against Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during overtime in an NHL hockey playoff game in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP
August 01, 2020 - 11:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Jeff Petry scored at 13:57 of overtime, Carey Price made 39 saves and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday night in Game 1 of their best-of-five qualifying round series. Petry picked up a loose puck in the right faceoff circle and ripped a shot past...
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New York Islanders defenseman Andy Greene (4) celebrates a goal by teammate Jean-Gabriel Pageau, not pictured, as Florida Panthers right wing Brett Connolly (10) and teammates Frank Vatrano (77) and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) look on during the first period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 6:52 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots and the New York Islanders opened their best-of-five playoff series with a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in the NHL’s return following a 4 1/2-month break. Anthony Beauvillier scored the decisive goal on a power play at 3:39 of the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 1990 file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Ray Bourque (77) reaches over the back of Hartford Whaler Dean Evason (12) trying to get to the puck behind Boston's goal during first period action in the Boston. The NHL hasn't had best-of-five playoff series since 1986. That's changing for this year with the league expanding to 24 playoff teams as part of its restart. The qualifying round will feature 16 teams facing off in best-of-five series to determine who moves on. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
July 29, 2020 - 9:35 am
Fans counted down the seconds to the final buzzer, “Brass Bonanza” played over the speakers at Hartford Civic Center and Whalers players Dave Tippett, Joel Quenneville and Dean Evason celebrated a three-game sweep of the Quebec Nordiques. Wait, Hartford Whalers? Quebec Nordiques? Three-game sweep?...
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