Hockey

Leafs are down but not out of tight series…

The Maple Leafs are down but not out of their tight first-round series against the Capitals as they face elimination in Game 6 in Toronto

Kuraly's 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past…

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, avoiding elimination in the first-round series

Coyle, Wild aim to keep pressure on Blues with…

Charlie Coyle has helped keep the Wild alive against St. Louis, with two of the team's five goals in the series

How to stop a superstar is biggest challenge in NHL playoffs

How to stop a superstar is the biggest challenge any team faces in the NHL playoffs

Desharnais scores late in OT to lift Oilers over Sharks, 4-3

David Desharnais scored late in the first overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Sharks on Thursday night, pushing San Jose to the brink of elimination in the NHL playoffs

Bower Power: Aggressive plays working out for goalies

Aggressive plays are working out in the playoffs for goaltenders Braden Holtby and Craig Anderson

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Flower Power: Fleury thriving in familiar spot…

Marc-Andre Fleury is the biggest reason the Pittsburgh Penguins are heading to the second-round of the playoffs

Next step for Predators: Getting beyond second…

Predators know they still have plenty of work to do after completing stunning first-round sweep of Blackhawks

Zibanejad's OT goal lifts Rangers past Canadiens 3-2

Mika Zibanejad scored at 14:22 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series

Sabres clean house by firing GM Murray and coach…

The Buffalo Sabres have fired general manager Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma after the youthful team missed the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season

Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in…

Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round series

Trotz: Caps victim of 'strange goals' as series…

Barry Trotz says the Capitals have been a victim of some strange goals against the Toronto Maple Leafs

Ducks sweep away Flames with 3-1 win in Game 4

Patrick Eaves, Nate Thompson and Ryan Getzlaf scored, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 for a sweep of their first-round playoff series

Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues 2-0 to avoid elimination

Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves to record his second career playoff shutout, and the Minnesota Wild avoided elimination with a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series

Capitals beat Maple Leafs 5-4, tie series at 2…

Tom Wilson and T.J. Oshie each scored two goals, and the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece

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Senators beat Bruins 1-0, take 3-1 lead in series

Bobby Ryan scored early in the third period, Craig Anderson stopped 22 shots and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 for a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series

Blackhawks, Blue Jackets look to stave off…

After posting two of the top four records in the NHL in the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets both need to find out a way to get a win on the road or their playoff runs will end soon after they started

Agents to AP: Eichel not pushing for Sabres coaching change

If Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma's job is in jeopardy, star forward Jack Eichel's representatives say their client is not the one pushing for a change

Rangers top Canadiens 2-1; series tied 2-2

Rick Nash and Jesper Fast scored, Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece

Get to the net: Behind Blues 3-0, Wild seeking more screens

With St. Louis leading Minnesota a stunning 3-0 in their first-round series, screening has made a clear difference

Four Loco: NHL plays 4 OT playoff games in crazy…

There are few thrills quite like overtime playoff hockey, and the NHL hasn't had a night with this sort of excitement in more than 30 years

Perry scores in OT, Ducks take 3-0 series lead…

Corey Perry scored 1:30 into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from three goals down to beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 Monday night, taking a 3-0 series lead in the first-round series