Stanley Cup Playoffs

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save on Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone (61) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the difference between winning and losing is a puck shot from behind the goal line that goes in off his helmet, all Henrik Lundqvist can do is shake his head. Among the hundreds of decisions and 41 saves he made against the Ottawa Senators, the New York Rangers goaltender...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with Patric Hornqvist (72), of Sweden, and Jake Guentzel (59) during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 28, 2017 - 4:50 pm
A chorus of boos greeted the announcement of Sidney Crosby's first goal in Game 1 at the Washington Capitals. During the announcement of his second, the red-rocking Washington Capitals crowd was silent. There's no place like road for the Pittsburgh Penguins and other teams in the Stanley Cup...
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Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) celebrates with center Derick Brassard (19) after the Senators defeated the New York Rangers 2-1 during Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 11:58 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Erik Karlsson was hoping for a good bounce. He got a great one. Karlsson's shot from an almost impossible angle beat Henrik Lundqvist with 4:11 left in the third period, sending the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in the opener of their second-round...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of Game 1 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 27, 2017 - 11:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby outdueled Alex Ovechkin in a vintage goal-for-goal showdown between the NHL's top teams, and Nick Bonino and Marc-Andre Fleury put the finishing touches on a playoff classic. Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Bonino had the winner in the third period and Fleury...
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Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) celebrates with center Derick Brassard (19) after the Senators defeated the New York Rangers 2-1 during Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 11:03 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Erik Karlsson scored on a bad-angle shot with 4:11 left in the third period, sending the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in the opener of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night. The Senators captain beat fellow Swede Henrik Lundqvist...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of Game 1 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 27, 2017 - 10:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Nick Bonino had the winner in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night. Crosby versus Alex Ovechkin got much of the buzz heading into...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of Game 1 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 27, 2017 - 10:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Nick Bonino had the winner in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night. Crosby versus Alex Ovechkin got much of the buzz heading into...
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New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) runs over Ottawa Senators defenseman Ben Harpur as he checks Senators center Kyle Turris, right, during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 10:27 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Erik Karlsson scored on a bad-angle shot with 4:11 left in the third period, sending the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in the opener of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night. The Senators captain beat fellow Swede Henrik Lundqvist...
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Nashville Predators' Mattias Ekholm, right, of Sweden, and teammate Pekka Rinne, of Finland, celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Blues 4-3 in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 27, 2017 - 12:45 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One nifty little flip by Vernon Fiddler provided a big lift for the Nashville Predators on a rough night. Fiddler scored with 5:05 left and P.K. Subban had a goal and two assists, powering Nashville to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their second-round playoff...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Boston Bruins interim head coach Bruce Cassidy works behind the bench in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals. The Bruins said on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, it will drop the interim tag and Cassidy will return next season as the team's head coach. Cassidy replaced Claude Julien in February and helped the team return to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
April 26, 2017 - 9:18 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back next season, dropping the interim tag from his title as a reward for leading the team back to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. Cassidy replaced Claude Julien, the winningest coach in the history of the Original Six...
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