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Islanders force series Game 7

posted: 04/26/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

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Rangers advance to conference semis

posted: 04/25/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin's overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Capitals now game away from ending Isles' season

posted: 04/24/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Dominating despite zero points from Alex Ovechkin or Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 5-1 Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the first round, with rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov scoring twice and defenseman Karl Alzner adding a goal and an assist.

NHL PLAYOFFS: Rangers lead series by 2

posted: 04/23/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

PITTSBURGH -- Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.

Second thoughts: Orlando hung up on triples

posted: 04/23/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Paulo Orlando waited eight years to reach the major leagues. The Kansas City Royals outfielder wasted little time making his mark on the game once he got there.

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Mrazek's 22 saves help Wings rout Lightning

posted: 04/22/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

DETROIT -- Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for his first postseason shutout, and Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored for Detroit in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night that gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead in their playoff series.

Islanders' Tavares wins it after 15-second OT frenzy

posted: 04/20/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Excuse John Tavares if the Islanders captain doesn't recall the previous time New York won a playoff game in overtime.

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Tarasenko back on track as Blues even Wild series

posted: 04/19/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

ST. LOUIS -- There was no containing Vladimir Tarasenko this time.

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Caps' stars help rookie even series

posted: 04/18/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped make a winner of a rookie replacement goalie making his second start all season for the Washington Capitals.

Warriors, Cavs among favorites

posted: 04/17/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now.

NHL PLAYOFFS: Penguins still under Rangers' spell

posted: 04/17/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonough scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Thursday night.

NHL PLAYOFFS: Backup earns keep for Chicago

posted: 04/17/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Chicago Blackhawks could not have started worse giving up three goals on the first 12 shots, forcing Coach Joel Quenneville to yank goalie Corey Crawford.

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Young forwards help lift Islanders

posted: 04/16/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Ryan Strome is 21 years old, Brock Nelson is 23, and Josh Bailey is 25. Entering Wednesday night, the three New York Islander forwards owned these combined career NHL playoff numbers: seven games, zero goals.

Off the wire

posted: 04/16/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

SOCCER USA shuts out Mexico Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris scored early in the second half in his first start for the U.S. national team, Juan Agudelo added his first international goal in four years and the Americans dispatched Mexico 2-0 in an exhibition game Wednesday night in San Antonio.

Fresh start sends Canucks back to NHL playoffs

posted: 04/15/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Prior to getting fired after one season with the Vancouver Canucks, John Tortorella didn't mince words when assessing the team's veteran core.

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