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Zuccarello leads Rangers in East semifinals against Senators

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Mats Zuccarello has worked hard to become a consistent scoring leader for the New York Rangers. More>>

Bruins will bring back Bruce Cassidy as head coach

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The Boston Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back as coach. More>>

Caps, Pens arrive at showdown with key differences from '16

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The Capitals and Penguins are almost unchanged from their playoff meeting a year ago. More>>

McDavid faces off with Kesler when Oilers visit Ducks

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Connor McDavid is about to get to know Ryan Kesler very well. More>>

Marbury in talks with other clubs after Beijing Ducks era

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Stephon Marbury's agent says they are in talks with several clubs in China after the former NBA All Star parted ways with the Beijing Ducks at the weekend. More>>

John Stevens believes small changes will be big for LA Kings

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The Los Angeles Kings have introduced John Stevens as the 27th head coach in team history. More>>

Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency

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San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee before becoming a potential free agent this summer. More>>

Penguins-Capitals rivalry highlights playoffs' second round

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A renewal of the rivalry between the Penguins and Capitals highlights the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. More>>

Caps win tight series over Leafs to set up rematch with Pens

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The Capitals won a razor-thin series against the Maple Leafs to set up another second-round rematch with the Penguins. More>>

Senators survive another OT to advance in NHL playoffs

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Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal with 6:30 gone in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 to win their first-round playoff series in six games. More>>

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Fest

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Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival to discuss the scourge of elephant poaching. More>>

Johansson's OT goal gives Capitals series win at Toronto

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Marcus Johansson stuffed his second goal of the game past Frederik Andersen at 6:31 of overtime, lifting the Washington Capitals to a series-winning 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6. More>>

MacArthur returns, scores for Sens to beat Boston 3-2 in OT

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Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal with 6:30 gone in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Sunday to win their first-round playoff series in six games. More>>

John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings

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A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings will name John Stevens their next head coach. More>>

Predators rested, ready to face Blues in surprising semi

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The Nashville Predators finally get a new opponent in the postseason after their surprising sweep of the Western Conference's No. 1 seed. More>>

End of Sharks season could bring end to Thornton-Marleau era

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The end of another season in San Jose could be the end of an era after the Sharks were eliminated in Game 6 of the first round Saturday night with a 3-1 loss to Edmonton. More>>

Rangers advance to 2nd round for 5th time in 6 years

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The New York Rangers get a couple days to regroup for the next round after pulling out a tough first-round series with three straight wins. More>>

Kathryn Bigelow on VR after her first try: 'I love it'

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As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's curiosities would lead her to virtual reality. More>>

Oilers eliminate Sharks with 3-1 win in Game 6

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Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the Edmonton Oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with 3-1 victory in Game 6 over the San Jose Sharks. More>>

Yeo, Blues prep for Predators after five-game win over Wild

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The first postseason matchup for Mike Yeo against his former team couldn't have been better for the St. Louis coach, who spent almost five years on the job in Minnesota. More>>

Zuccarello, Rangers beat Canadiens 3-1 to reach East semis

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Mats Zuccarello scored twice in the second period and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. More>>

Paajarvi's OT goal gives Blues 4-3 win to oust Wild in 5

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Magnus Paajarvi scored at the 9:42 mark in overtime, giving the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Game 5 of their playoff series. More>>

Leafs are down but not out of tight series against Capitals

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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. More>>

Kuraly's 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past Senators in 2OT

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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. More>>

Williams the OT hero as Caps beat Leafs in Game 5

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Justin Williams scored the overtime winner as the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series. More>>

Ovechkin brushes off hit from Kadri, returns to Caps' win

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Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin has left Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs after taking a hit from Nazem Kadri. More>>

Coyle, Wild aim to keep pressure on Blues with 3-1 deficit

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

Flower Power: Fleury thriving in familiar spot for Penguins

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

Next step for Predators: Getting beyond second round

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

Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5

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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. More>>

Predators beat Blackhawks 4-1 to complete sweep

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Roman Josi scored twice and Pekka Rinne recorded 30 saves Thursday as the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 to complete a surprising four-game sweep of the Western Conference's top seed. More>>

Sabres clean house by firing GM Murray and coach Bylsma

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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. More>>

Ex-Iowa official says she took "don't ask, don't tell" stand

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The former top female athletic administrator at the University of Iowa testified Thursday that she functioned with a "don't ask, don't tell" mentality while maintaining a decade-long relationship with the Hawkeyes' field hockey coach. More>>

Arena bans cowbells after some are thrown during hockey game

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A Pennsylvania arena has decided it needs less cowbell after some fans threw the noisemakers onto the ice at the end of a hockey game. More>>

Trotz: Caps victim of 'strange goals' as series shifts to DC

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

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

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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. More>>

Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues 2-0 to avoid elimination

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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. More>>

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

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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. More>>

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

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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. More>>

Blackhawks, Blue Jackets look to stave off elimination

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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. More>>

Agents to AP: Eichel not pushing for Sabres coaching change

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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. More>>

Blown leads, 11 OTs and surprises abound in NHL first round

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The Capitals are down 2-1 to Toronto and the Blackhawks and Wild are facing elimination in an unpredictable first round of the NHL playoffs. More>>

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

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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. More>>

Blue Jackets beat Penguins 5-4 to avoid sweep

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Markus Nutivaara, William Karlsson and Boone Jenner each had a goal and an assist and the Columbus Blue Jackets held on to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4, avoiding a sweep in the best-of-seven playoff series. More>>

Sharks even series with 7-0 win over Oilers in Game 4

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Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored two goals and the San Jose Sharks rebounded from back-to-back shutouts in emphatic fashion, beating the Edmonton Oilers 7-0 to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece. More>>

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

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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. More>>

Bozak's OT goal gives Maple Leafs series lead over Capitals

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Tyler Bozak scored 1:37 into overtime to cap Toronto's comeback from two goals down, and the Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. More>>

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

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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. More>>

Preds beat Chicago 3-2, push Hawks to brink of elimination

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Kevin Fiala scored on a backhander 16:44 into overtime, and the Nashville Predators rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to push the Chicago Blackhawks to the brink of elimination with a 3-2 victory in Game 3 of their first-round series. More>>

Tip-in by Ryan lifts Senators over Bruins 4-3 in overtime

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Bobby Ryan scored on a tip-in on a power play 5:43 into overtime, and the Ottawa Senators recovered after giving up a three-goal lead to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. More>>

Blue Jackets, Wild in danger of being swept out of playoffs

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Two teams that put together formidable winning streaks this season find themselves on the brink of playoff elimination. More>>

Down 0-2 and still scoreless, Blackhawks remain confident

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The Chicago Blackhawks know one thing with an absolute certainty: They must play better. More>>

Radulov helps Canadiens beat Rangers 3-1 for series lead

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Alexander Radulov had a goal and an assist to lead Montreal to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers, giving the Canadiens a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven first-round playoff series. More>>

Penguins beat Blue Jackets 5-4 in OT to take 3-0 series lead

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Jake Guentzel capped a hat trick with an overtime goal to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 and take a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. More>>

Blues top Wild 3-1, grab 3-0 series lead

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Jaden Schwartz scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Jake Allen made 40 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild for a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. More>>

Kassian scores in 3rd, Oilers beat Sharks 1-0 in Game 3

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Zack Kassian scored midway through the third period, Cam Talbot made 23 saves in his second straight shutout and the Edmonton Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 1-0 in Game 3 of their first-round series. More>>

Playoff hockey back in Toronto as Wilson plays the villain

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Local boy Tom Wilson is ready to play the villain for the Capitals as NHL playoff hockey returns to Toronto for the first time since 2013. More>>

Kapanen scores double OT winner as Leafs beat Capitals 4-3

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Kasperi Kapanen scored his second goal of the night 11:53 into the second overtime and Frederik Andersen made 47 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 2 to even the first-round series. More>>

Getzlaf's good bounce sends Ducks past Flames again, 3-2

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Ryan Getzlaf scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 4:46 to play on a bizarre deflection off Lance Bouma's skate, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. More>>

Phaneuf scores in OT as Senators tie series against Bruins

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Dion Phaneuf scored at 1:59 of overtime and the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins. More>>

McDavid, Kassian score short-handed, Oilers beat Sharks 2-0

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Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian scored short-handed goals to help the Edmonton Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0, evening their first-round series at one game apiece. More>>

Alexander Radulov lifts Canadiens past Rangers in overtime

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Alexander Radulov scored at 18:34 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night in Game 2 of the first-round series. More>>

Crosby, Penguins edge Blue Jackets 4-1 for 2-0 series lead

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Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists, Marc-Andre Fleury stayed sharp in his second straight playoff start and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away for a 4-1 victory over Columbus in Game 2. More>>

Schwartz's late goal gives Blues 2-1 win, 2-0 lead on Wild

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Jaden Schwartz scored with 2:27 remaining during a 4-on-4 situation and the St. Louis Blues beat the Wild 2-1 to leave Minnesota with a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. More>>

Division-winning Blackhawks, Caps, Ducks in different spots

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The division-winning Blackhawks, Capitals and Ducks are in very different spots early in the playoffs. More>>

Ex-official's trial to focus on bias claims against Iowa AD

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The former no. 2 administrator for University of Iowa athletics will square off against the school in a trial that centers on her claim that she suffered discrimination as a gay female who fought bias in college sports. More>>

Wilson scores in OT as Caps survive scare to beat Leafs

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Toronto native Tom Wilson scored his first NHL playoff goal 5:15 into overtime and the Washington Capitals survived a scare to beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 in Game 1 of their first-round series. More>>

Ryan Getzlaf powers Ducks past Flames 3-2 in series opener

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Jakob Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period, and captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames in their first-round playoff series opener. More>>

Pekka Rinne, Predators beat Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1

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Pekka Rinne made 29 saves, Viktor Arvidsson scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. More>>

Gretzky buzzing over McDavid, Matthews' NHL playoff debuts

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Add Wayne Gretzky to the list of those caught up in the buzz over budding young stars Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews making their respective NHL playoff debuts. More>>

Veteran goalies take center stage for Rangers, Penguins

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So much for Henrik Lundqvist not being able to beat the Montreal Canadiens. More>>

Vegas Golden Knights tab Gallant as their first coach

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The Vegas Golden Knights have hired Gerard Gallant as the first coach of the NHL's expansion team. More>>

Penguins' Fleury to stay in net for Game 2 vs Blue Jackets

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Marc-Andre Fleury will remain in net for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of their playoff series against Columbus while Matt Murray deals with a lower-body injury. More>>

Hitch is back: Stars bring Hitchcock back 15 years later

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The most successful coach ever for the Dallas Stars is their coach again, more than 15 years after they fired him. More>>

Edmundson's OT winner sends Allen, Blues past Wild 2-1

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Joel Edmundson scored for St. Louis at 17:48 of overtime, Jake Allen made a career-high 51 saves and the Blues sneaked into Minnesota to steal Game 1 of their first-round series from the Wild with a 2-1 victory. More>>

Fleury makes late start, Penguins rush by Blue Jackets 3-1

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Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 shots in a surprise start in place of injured Matt Murray and the Pittsburgh Penguins opened their Stanley Cup title defense with a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. More>>

Glass, Lundqvist help Rangers beat Canadiens 2-0 in Game 1

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Tanner Glass scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves to help the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. More>>

Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in overtime in Game 1

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Melker Karlsson scored at 3:22 of the first overtime and the San Jose Sharks came back to beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 in Game 1 of their Western Conference series. More>>

APNewsBreak: NHL adding iPads on benches for playoffs

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The Associated Press has learned that the NHL is adding iPads for coaches and officials starting in the Stanley Cup playoffs. More>>

Companies vie to remake Seattle arena to attract NHL, NBA

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Two arena companies have pitched multi-million plans to remake Seattle's KeyArena into a premier entertainment venue that's ready for an NBA or NHL team. More>>

Marchand breaks late tie, Bruins top Senators 2-1 in Game 1

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Brad Marchand broke a tie with 2:33 left and the Boston Bruins held on to beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. More>>

Weight loses interim status, becomes coach of Islanders

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Doug Weight is returning as coach of the New York Islanders next season. More>>

AP source: Stars bring back Hitchcock as coach

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A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells the Associated Press that Ken Hitchcock is returning to coach the Dallas Stars. More>>

Penguins hoping to end defending Cup champ hex

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There are 16 teams alive for the Stanley Cup when the 2017 playoffs begin. More>>

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