NHL hockey

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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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 - 1:57 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 on Tuesday and assisted on Logan Couture recording his first career playoff hat trick. "Perfect timing," the beaming new father said...
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Colorado Avalanche's Colin Wilson (22) celebrates his goal with Tyson Barrie (4), right, against the San Jose Sharks in the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
April 30, 2019 - 2:12 am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie has developed a reputation as forward thinking. Easy to understand why: He's constantly thinking as a forward. His father was an NHL forward. As a kid, he was a forward. And now he's chipping in on offense much like a forward. Barrie has a...
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St. Louis Blues' Tyler Bozak (21), Colton Parayko (55) and Pat Maroon (7) celebrate a goal by Maroon against the Dallas Stars in the third period of Game 3 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 29, 2019 - 11:40 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Pat Maroon flicked a puck over Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop with 1:38 left in a wild third period, and the St. Louis Blues won 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Maroon's second goal of the playoffs came after he gathered the puck to...
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Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) celebrates a goal against San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) by teammate Tyson Barrie (not shown) in the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
April 28, 2019 - 11:22 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Trailing in the second period and in danger of going down 2-0 in the series, Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar put his three top scorers back on a line together and got the results he sought. Gabriel Landeskog scored the first goal and Mikko Rantanen's hustle helped...
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Columbus Blue Jackets center Matt Duchene (95) shoots the game-wining goal past Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during double overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, early Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Boston. The Blue Jackets won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 28, 2019 - 1:40 am
BOSTON (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped Patrice Bergeron at point-blank range in overtime. He also made an acrobatic save to stop a 90-foot dump-in that took a bad hop straight toward the net. Whatever the shot, the Blue Jackets goalie was ready. "There's not many goalies that stop that puck," said...
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Dallas Stars' Roope Hintz, of Finland, is congratulated by Mats Zuccarello, right, after scoring during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues Saturday, April 27, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 27, 2019 - 7:59 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dallas goalie Ben Bishop rebounded — at his hometown team's expense. Bishop made 32 saves, Roope Hintz scored twice and the Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in Game 2 to even the Western Conference semifinal series. Bishop grew up in St. Louis and often attended Blues games. He...
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Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle, center, celebrates with teammates after his game-winning goal off Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky during overtime of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Boston. The Bruins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 27, 2019 - 3:20 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Now that the rust has been knocked off, the Columbus Blue Jackets will try to even their second-round series with the Boston Bruins. Columbus had eight days off between sweeping Tampa Bay in the first round and opening the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Bruins on...
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San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19), celebrates after scoring goal against Colorado Avalanche in the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
April 27, 2019 - 1:46 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After enduring a grueling seven-game series in the first round, the San Jose Sharks predictably needed some time to find their legs again at the start of round two. One key penalty kill proved to be just the kick start they needed. Joe Thornton sparked a three-goal outburst...
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Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal, top right, reacts after scoring an overtime goal on New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner (40), of Sweden, during Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Friday, April 26, 2019, in New York. The Hurricanes won 1-0. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 26, 2019 - 11:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Staal got the Carolina Hurricanes off to a winning start in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Staal scored 4:04 into overtime to give the Hurricanes to 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in the series opener. Nino Niederreiter sent a shot that caromed...
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