Stanley Cup Playoffs

Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) is congratulated by teammates defensemen Ivan Provorov (9) and Matt Niskanen (15) and center Sean Couturier (14) after scoring on the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff game in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 18, 2020 - 6:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart is making postseason history and has the Flyers on the brink of advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade. Hart stopped 29 shots for his second straight shutout, Michael Raffl and Phil Myers each scored and the Philadelphia Flyers...
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Carolina Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer (47) makes a save on a shot from Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) as Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) looks on during first-period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 11:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Jake DeBrusk, Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins quickly went from trailing by two goals to overwhelming the Carolina Hurricanes with a dominating third period. DeBrusk scored twice while the Bruins scored four straight goals to rally and beat the Hurricanes 4-3 on Monday to take a...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) is congratulated on his goal by defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) and center Blake Coleman (20) after scoring against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff hockey action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 6:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy had 28 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Monday to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Barclay Goodrow and Yanni Gourde each had a goal and an assist as the Lightning pushed the Blue Jackets to the verge...
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) makes save as Philadelphia Flyers centre Kevin Hayes (13) looks on during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 17, 2020 - 6:20 pm
Nearly 20 years ago, Kevin Weekes and goaltending coach Sudarshan Maharaj rented some ice time at a Toronto arena with a Chinese food buffet above them and worked on the fundamentals of the position. It took Weekes' game to a new level and he was reminded of the extra work as he watches these...
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Vegas Golden Knights' Nicolas Roy (10) looks for the rebound off Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 16, 2020 - 11:22 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks were in deep trouble. That's when Corey Crawford took over. Crawford made 48 saves in a stellar performance, and the Blackhawks beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Sunday night to stay alive in their first-round playoff series. “It’s probably as good...
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Dallas Stars' John Klingberg (3) and Jamie Benn (14) celebrate a goal against the Calgary Flames during overtime in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 16, 2020 - 8:27 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — John Klingberg got the initial credit for Dallas' overtime goal after Joe Pavelski forced the extra period by completing a hat trick in the final seconds of regulation. The Dallas defenseman knew a scoring change was coming. Klingberg's hard shot grazed Alexander Radulov's...
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Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) is stopped by Arizona Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 16, 2020 - 4:26 pm
The Colorado Avalanche had all the numbers in their favor. Odd-man rushes, 51 shots on goal, 92 shot attempts. One hot goalie turned what should have been a win into a loss. Now up 2-1 instead of 3-0 against Arizona, the Avalanche need to figure out how to get in front of Darcy Kuemper more or the...
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File-Philadelphia Flyers' Oskar Lindblom (23) tries to clear the puck away from Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Weeks after he completed bone cancer treatments, Lindblom returned to the Philadelphia Flyers to begin the unlikeliest of comebacks. Lindblom says he’s “happier than ever” to be back on the ice and skated with Flyers in Toronto Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, before they played Montreal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference playoffs. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)
August 16, 2020 - 2:18 pm
Oskar Lindblom heard the sound of his Philadelphia Flyers teammates tapping the ice with their sticks as he returned to practice and knew — after months of fear and fight in his battle with bone cancer — he was home. Lindblom turned 24 on Saturday and a day later he received a rousing applause from...
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Boston Bruins' Brandon Carlo (25) congratulates goaltender Jaroslav Halak as teammates celebrate their victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff game in Toronto on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 15, 2020 - 4:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Boston Bruins, shortly after waking up Saturday to face the Carolina Hurricanes, found out goaltender Tuukka Rask was opting out of the NHL playoffs to be with his family. While the defending Eastern Conference champions are supporting their teammate at least publicly, they're...
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An NHL logo is shown as Washington Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon (4) skates prior to NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action against the New York Islanders in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. The NHL is providing its playoff teams a few tastes of home in their respective hub cities. Teams are hearing their pre-game warm-up music, goal songs and national anthem performers. Crowd noise is being piped in and new camera angles have been added for a TV audience. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 15, 2020 - 2:44 am
TORONTO (AP) — There’s no ear-splitting cannon booming from the stands in Columbus every time the Blue Jackets score. Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers mascot, isn’t parading through the arena. No one's firing up any sirens in Las Vegas. As much as NHL chief of events and entertainment Steve Mayer...
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