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Rested Islanders ready to go against Hurricanes in 2nd round
NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders are rested and ready to go. The Carolina Hurricanes haven''t had a chance to relax after outlasting the defending champions in a marathon seven-game series.
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Banged-up Sharks prepare for 2nd-round series vs. rested Avs
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) As the San Jose Sharks survived back-to-back overtime games that left captain Joe Pavelski bloodied and dazed, and most of his teammates drained emotionally and physically, the Colorado Avalanche sat back and watched.
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Coyle scores twice, Bruins beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in OT
BOSTON (AP) Charlie Coyle tied it in the final five minutes of regulation and scored again with 5:15 gone in overtime on Thursday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
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Golden Knights ready to turn page, look toward next season
LAS VEGAS (AP) The Vegas Golden Knights'' second postseason didn''t last nearly as long as their first but general manager George McPhee said ''''there will be no pity parties'''' after the way it ended, and the team is already looking forward to next year.
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Analysis: NHL playoffs open with upset-filled first round
Barry Trotz knows better than most the razor-thin difference between agony and jubilation.
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Vegas owner says NHL executive apologized for Game 7 penalty
LAS VEGAS (AP) The owner of the Vegas Golden Knights said Thursday a senior NHL executive phoned him to apologize for a penalty called during Game 7 of his team''s loss to the San Jose Sharks.
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Maple Leafs'' Zach Hyman needs surgery for torn knee ligament
TORONTO (AP) Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman has a torn knee ligament and is expected to miss a minimum of six months.
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Sharks'' Pavelski unlikely for Game 1 after scary injury
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is unlikely to play Game 1 in the second round of the playoffs against Colorado after being knocked out and bloodied in the first-round clincher.
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Hurricanes storm into second-round showdown with Islanders
Calvin de Haan was at a loss for words about what comes next.
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Predators disappointed after earliest playoff exit since ''15
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators had every piece in place for another long playoff run chasing the Stanley Cup.