Stanley Cup Playoffs

Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron, right, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with forward Jake DeBrusk during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
May 03, 2019 - 12:43 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Boston's stars were going to be kept off the scoresheet in this playoff series for only so long. David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand had combined for 260 points in the regular season, but had been neutralized by the Columbus Blue Jackets through the first three...
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Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour grimaces during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the New York Islanders in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 02, 2019 - 3:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes haven't made the playoffs often. When they do, they stick around for a while. This is just their fourth postseason appearance since 2002, but they reached the Eastern Conference final — at least — in each of their last three appearances and are one...
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St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo (41) reaches for the puck in front of Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Dallas Stars' Mats Zuccarello (36), of Norway, during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 02, 2019 - 1:32 am
DALLAS (AP) — The first-year coach for the Dallas Stars switched up his top two lines, a move that put rookie Roope Hintz skating with captain Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov. Tyler Seguin, the top-line center who had Benn and Radulov on his side, instead started with Jason Dickinson and Mats...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams (14) scores the game-winning goal against New York Islanders goalie Robin Lehner (40), of Sweden, during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Carolina won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 02, 2019 - 12:39 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho set up Justin Williams' go-ahead goal with 9:45 remaining, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in their second-round series. Teuvo Teravainen had two goals, including an empty-netter with 57.1 seconds...
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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney is congratulated by Justin Faulk (27), Haydn Fleury (4) and Dougie Hamilton (19) following the Hurricanes' 5-2 win over the New York Islanders in Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 01, 2019 - 10:35 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes put an old goalie in net and welcomed back their teenage draft pick. With the game tied, another young star set up their graying captain's go-ahead goal. That blend of young and old has the surging Hurricanes on the verge of a sweep. Sebastian Aho...
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The Clubhouse with Kyle Bailey
May 01, 2019 - 4:36 pm
The voice of the Hurricanes, and of NBC Sports joined the show to discuss the Hurricanes 2-0 series lead over the Islanders and what we should expect from game 3....
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, of Russia, makes a save against the Boston Bruins during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets beat the Bruins 2-1. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 01, 2019 - 2:23 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets continue to journey deeper into uncharted territory with each win in these playoffs. Among the franchise firsts so far: Winning a playoff series (they swept Tampa Bay in the opening round), first appearance in the second round, first second-round game...
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New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner, of Sweden, eyes the puck as teammate defenseman Devon Toews (25) blocks Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Friday, April 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 01, 2019 - 9:12 am
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — A sign hangs above the door between the locker room and the ice at the New York Islanders' practice facility that reads, "GET BETTER TODAY." It carries a powerful double meaning for Robin Lehner, who before the season disclosed his struggles with mental illness and is now a...
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San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture celebrates after scoring an empty-net goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Denver. The Sharks won 4-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 01, 2019 - 2:43 am
DENVER (AP) — San Jose center Gustav Nyquist had a couple of special deliveries this week. On Monday, his wife gave birth to their first child. He rejoined the team Tuesday and assisted on Logan Couture recording his first career playoff hat trick. "Perfect timing," the beaming new father said...
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Columbus Blue Jackets players celebrate their goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 30, 2019 - 11:37 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Columbus holding on to a two-goal lead late in the second period, Boston's Brad Marchand snapped a shot from the top of the left circle. The puck rebounded and trickled dangerously in the blue paint before Sergei Bobrovsky stretched out and swept it away with his glove...
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