Stanley Cup Playoffs

Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek celebrates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 22, 2019 - 1:38 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Malcolm Subban stopped 20 shots for his first NHL shutout, William Karlsson and Reilly Smith each scored twice, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-0 on Thursday night. Tomas Nosek also scored for Vegas, which is 10-1 since losing to Winnipeg 6-3 in its final game...
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Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov (1) congratulates goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) after the team's NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Colorado won 3-1. (AP Photo/Sam Hodde)
March 22, 2019 - 12:56 am
DALLAS (AP) — Philipp Grubauer was spectacularly stubborn in goal on a night when Colorado's defense got in on the offense. Grubauer made a career-high 44 saves, including 23 in the third period, and defensemen Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie scored to help the Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on...
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Chicago Blackhawks center Dylan Strome (17) tries to score against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) and defenseman Robert Hagg (8) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
March 22, 2019 - 12:11 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Carter Hart is looking to help the Philadelphia Flyers rally into a playoff spot. If the 20-year-old rookie is feeling any pressure, it's hard to tell. Hart made 40 saves and James van Reimsdyk snapped a tie in the third period, helping the Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on...
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Montreal Canadiens' Jordan Weal, top, congratulates Joel Armia following his goal against the New York Islanders during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 11:37 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Jonathan Drouin picked the perfect time to break out of his lengthy scoring slump. Drouin had a goal and an assist and Carey Price made 28 saves as the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Islanders 4-0 Thursday night to remain in the hunt for an Eastern Conference playoff spot...
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Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen, right, and Luke Schenn celebrate Virtanen's goal against the Ottawa Senators during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 2:26 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Getting some bounces on the power play helped get the Vancouver Canucks back into the NHL playoff picture. Bo Horvat had two goals and an assist and the Canucks kept their playoff hopes alive with a 7-4 win over the short-handed Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, of Russia, stops the puck during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Washington. The Lightning won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 21, 2019 - 1:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game, beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Victor Hedman scored 3:01...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88), of Russia, celebrates with defenseman Braydon Coburn (55), center Yanni Gourde, second from left, and center Steven Stamkos (91) as Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) skates by after an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Washington. The Lightning won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 20, 2019 - 11:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy piled up the saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals traded blows in a thrilling potential playoff preview. Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Lightning won their sixth consecutive...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Erik Karlsson, of Sweden, is seen during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. Karlsson, Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky are a few of the potential free agents in the NHL with a lot at stake down the stretch of the regular season and in the postseason. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
March 20, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Many NHL teams have plenty to play for down the final stretch of the regular season, trying to get in the playoffs or to improve their positioning, before 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup. Some players have a lot at stake, too. Erik Karlsson, Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky are a few of the...
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Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Derek Ryan during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 2:55 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — In the first two periods, the Columbus Blue Jackets hit three goal posts. It was that kind of night. Johnny Gaudreau scored his team-leading 35th goal and Michael Frolik added a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames beat Columbus 4-2 on Tuesday. "We're finding ways to not...
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Detroit Red Wings center Andreas Athanasiou (72) celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 19, 2019 - 11:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Red Wings will miss the playoffs for the third consecutive year, but they're trying to develop a strong foundation for next season. Detroit got two goals from Andreas Athanasiou on Tuesday night for its second straight victory, 3-2 over the New York Rangers, who are on the brink...
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