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Pens top Sens in 2OT, make Stanley Cup Final

Chris Kunitz spent a portion of the spring nursing a lower-body injury and wondering if his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins was over. The veteran forward’s contract is up this summer and he’s been around long enough to know how these things go, particularly when you’re 37. “It’s not fun ...

Senators take Penguins to Game 7

/ May 24, 2017

Senators take Penguins to Game 7

Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators bounced back nicely two days after a blowout loss put them on the brink of elimination. Anderson stopped 45 shots, Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

Predators make Stanley Cup Final for first time

/ May 23, 2017

Predators make Stanley Cup Final for first time

Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the franchise’s first trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6 minutes remaining left, and the Predators ...

Penguins fire on all cylinders in Game 5

/ May 22, 2017

Penguins fire on all cylinders in Game 5

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it “getting to our game.” It means he wants his team to attack opponents with speed, aggression and a dash of responsibility. Physically translated, it looks like the 60 minutes the defending Stanley Cup champions put together Sunday ...

Aberg notches winning goal to down Ducks

/ May 21, 2017

Aberg notches winning goal to down Ducks

Pontus Aberg spent most of the season in the minors, and he had a part-time depth role for the Nashville Predators in these Stanley Cup playoffs until injuries thrust him into a key role in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. And now ...

Crosby, Murray lead Pens in win

/ May 20, 2017

Crosby, Murray lead Pens in win

Matt Murray was back — and so was Sidney Crosby. Crosby had a goal and an assist, Murray made 22 saves in his first start of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern ...

Ducks down Predators in OT, even series 2-2

/ May 19, 2017

Ducks down Predators in OT, even series 2-2

Corey Perry just keeps finding the net in overtime this postseason, and his third goal in extra time helped the Ducks tie the Western Conference finals at 2-2. Perry’s shot deflected in off Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban’s stick 10:25 into overtime, and the Ducks ...

Senators chase Fleury, rout Pens

/ May 18, 2017

Senators chase Fleury, rout Pens

Mike Hoffman and his Ottawa Senators teammates heard all the chatter on social media about their style of play, which some perceived as “boring.” Their response? Well, LOL. And another big W. Marc Methot, Derick Brassard and Zack Smith scored in a 2:18 span ...

Predators sink Ducks on late power-play goal

/ May 17, 2017

Predators sink Ducks on late power-play goal

The Nashville Predators are so confident right now that not even having two goals in eight seconds waved off for goaltender interference can shake them. Especially not on home ice. Roman Josi scored a power-play goal with 2:43 left, and the Predators rallied to ...

Penguins ramp up pressure in win

/ May 16, 2017

Penguins ramp up pressure in win

Mike Sullivan called the energetic back-and-forth on the Pittsburgh Penguins bench “a man’s argument.” If his players have something to say, Sullivan wants them to get it out. Enter Phil Kessel, the mercurial forward with the blistering shot and occasionally blistering tongue. Frustrated by ...

Ryan finds net in OT as Senators take Game 1

/ May 14, 2017

Ryan finds net in OT as Senators take Game 1

By his own estimate, it took Ottawa’s Bobby Ryan a full 82 games to adjust to first-year coach Guy Boucher’s system. Consider the forward all caught up. The rest of the consistently surprising Senators, too. Ryan broke in alone on Marc-Andre Fleury and deked ...

/ May 13, 2017

IOC has no plans to move 2018 Games

The International Olympic Committee is keeping a close watch on tensions on the Korean Peninsula, but IOC executive director Christophe Dubi said Friday there is no plan to move the 2018 Winter Games away from Pyeongchang in South Korea. “In a context like this ...

Neal strikes in overtime as Predators take Game 1

/ May 13, 2017

Neal strikes in overtime as Predators take Game 1

A few moments after James Neal crumpled Anaheim’s Brandon Montour with a vicious check, the Nashville forward took a pass from P.K. Subban and ripped a shot past three Ducks for the winning overtime goal. Even in uncharted territory for this franchise, the Predators ...