Stanley Cup Playoffs

Ottawa Senators' Clarke MacArthur (16) celebrates his goal with teammate Bobby Ryan (9) as Boston Bruins' Riley Nash (20) looks on during overtime in game six of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Boston. The Senators won 3-2. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 24, 2017 - 2:47 am
BOSTON (AP) — After five extra periods in four overtime games, the Ottawa Senators will get a chance to rest before meeting the New York Rangers in the second round of the NHL playoffs. They'll need it. The Senators eliminated Boston with a 3-2 victory in Game 6 of their first-round series on...
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FILE- In this April 20, 2017, file photo, Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, gloves a Chicago Blackhawks shot during the third period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Nashville, Tenn. The St. Louis Blues will face the Predators in semifinal round of the NHL hockey play off series. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 23, 2017 - 6:20 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators finally get a new opponent in the postseason after their surprising sweep of the Western Conference's No. 1 seed. Their reward? The St. Louis Blues, fresh off downing the West's second-best team with a 4-1 series victory over the Minnesota Wild that...
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Nashville Predators players celebrate after Roman Josi scored a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 23, 2017 - 5:14 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators finally get a new opponent in the postseason after their surprising sweep of the Western Conference's No. 1 seed. Their reward? The St. Louis Blues, fresh off downing the West's second-best team with a 4-1 series victory over the Minnesota Wild that...
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Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) blocks a goal attempt by San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) during the second period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
April 23, 2017 - 3:38 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After going through the handshake line of an early playoff loss, an emotional Patrick Marleau stood by the San Jose bench and looked up at the crowd at the Shark Tank. The end of another season in San Jose could be the end of an era after the Sharks were eliminated in Game 6...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings assistant coach John Stevens stands behind his bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings will name Stevens their next head coach. Stevens replaces Darryl Sutter after serving as a Kings assistant and then associate coach for the past eight seasons, which included two Stanley Cups. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 23, 2017 - 12:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have promoted associated head coach John Stevens to become their next head coach. Kings spokesman Mike Altieri said the team will introduce Stevens at a news conference Monday. Stevens replaces Darryl Sutter after serving as an assistant to two Kings head...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings assistant coach John Stevens stands behind his bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings will name Stevens their next head coach. Stevens replaces Darryl Sutter after serving as a Kings assistant and then associate coach for the past eight seasons, which included two Stanley Cups. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 23, 2017 - 12:05 pm
The Los Angeles Kings will name associate head coach John Stevens their next head coach, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Sunday because an announcement had not been made, said Stevens will be...
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Edmonton Oilers players celebrate on the bench after a 3-1 victory against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
April 23, 2017 - 4:30 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Winning the Connor McDavid lottery two years ago was the key moment in the turnaround for an Edmonton Oilers team that had spent most of a decade at the bottom of the standings. But after McDavid put together an NHL-leading 100-point season to lead Edmonton back to the...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, left, controls the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets' Brandon Saad defends during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 21, 2017 - 10:13 am
Any time Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin or Sidney Crosby goes over the boards, everyone in the arena is watching and waiting for something special to happen. From the opposing bench, tireless efforts have gone into preventing that. Nothing gets more attention in the Stanley Cup playoffs than a...
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Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) makes a diving save on a shot by Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) during the first period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 21, 2017 - 2:33 am
The sight of Braden Holtby charging out of his net clearly flustered Mitch Marner. With the Toronto Maple Leafs rookie busting out of the penalty box and in all alone, the Washington Capitals goaltender made a split-second decision to abandon his crease and slide to knock the puck away from Marner...
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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) shakes hands with Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) after a 5-2 Penguins win in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Penguins won the series. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 21, 2017 - 2:30 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury is doing his best to stay in the present. Who knows how much longer he'll play for the Pittsburgh Penguins? The winningest goaltender in franchise history certainly has no clue. Heck, 10 days ago he was the backup to Matt Murray. Now he's the most important...
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