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NHL PLAYOFFS: Oshie has hat trick, Capitals win in OT

posted: 04/29/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

T.J. Oshie completed a hat trick in overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday in a classic start to the highly anticipated second-round playoff series between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.

NHL PLAYOFFS: Wilson, Gaustad advance Predators

posted: 04/28/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The preseason pick by many to play for the Stanley Cup and even pass the silver chalice never got within shouting distance of it, trudging dejectedly off the ice just like previous versions did.

NHL PLAYOFFS: Prince, Tavares lift Islanders to victory

posted: 04/28/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

TAMPA, Fla. -- Shane Prince scored twice during a three-goal first period and John Tavares had a goal and an assist in the New York Islanders' 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.

Blues edge Blackhawks, head to West semifinals

posted: 04/26/2016 2:31 a.m. Discuss

ST. LOUIS -- Troy Brouwer tapped in his own rebound to snap a third-period tie and the St. Louis Blues advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in four seasons, eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 7 of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinals series Monday night.

Nashville tops Anaheim, sets up its first Game 7

posted: 04/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — James Neal scored the winning goal late in the second period, and the Nashville Predators held on to beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday night and force the first Game 7 in franchise history.

Stars finally put Wild away in six

posted: 04/25/2016 2:59 a.m. Discuss

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Dallas Stars were cruising into the second round, dominating their slumbering opponent, when the Minnesota Wild jolted awake.

NHL PLAYOFFS: : Penguins end hex by routing Rangers

posted: 04/24/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

PITTSBURGH -- Mike Sullivan was right. The past is the past for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

NHL PLAYOFFS: High-scoring Koivu saves day for Wild

posted: 04/23/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

DALLAS -- Mikko Koivu redirected Ryan Suter's shot from the left point 4:55 into overtime and the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series.

NHL PLAYOFFS: Flyers stay alive, go back to Philly

posted: 04/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Michal Neuvirth made a playoff career-high 44 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 5 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series.

Penguins push Rangers to the edge

posted: 04/22/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Evgeni Malkin scored two goals and set up two others and the Pittsburgh Penguins pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with a 5-0 victory Thursday night.

NHL PLAYOFFS: Flyers shuffle goalies, thwart sweep

posted: 04/21/2016 2:20 a.m. Discuss

PHILADELPHIA -- Michal Neuvirth stopped 31 shots in his first start of the playoff series, helping the Philadelphia Flyers stave off a sweep with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Off the wire

posted: 04/21/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

HORSE RACING Historic ride? Victor Espinoza will have a chance May 7 to be the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby in three consecutive years when he rides Whitmore, a mount he secured on Wednesday.

NHL PLAYOFFS: Penguins take lead, shut Rangers down

posted: 04/20/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Matt Cullen beat Henrik Lundqvist on a semi-breakaway after beating two defensemen early in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins spoiled the return of Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh with a 3-1 victory in Game 3 of their first-round series on Tuesday night.

Washington rolls, moves to 3-0 lead

posted: 04/19/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

PHILADELPHIA — Alex Ovechkin scored twice, Braden Holtby had 31 saves and the Washington Capitals moved one game closer to a sweep in their first-round NHL playoff series with a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.

Blues able to rally after Kane’s penalty

posted: 04/18/2016 2:28 a.m. Discuss

CHICAGO — The St. Louis Blues kept pushing and pushing until a costly play by Patrick Kane provided an opening. And there was nothing for the Chicago Blackhawks to challenge.





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