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Burns goals lead Sharks past Blues

May 18, 2016

Burns goals lead Sharks past Blues

San Jose’s Brent Burns scored the Sharks’ first two power-play goals of the NHL Western Conference finals, leading the visitors to a 2-0 victory at St. Louis on Tuesday, squaring the West finals at a game apiece. Goaltender Martin Jones stopped 26 shots for ...

Penguins rebound with overtime victory over Lightning

May 17, 2016

Penguins rebound with overtime victory over Lightning

Sidney Crosby wasn’t sure Bryan Rust saw him, so the Pittsburgh Penguins captain gave his impromptu linemate a quick yell just to make sure. “I tried to let him know I was there,” Crosby said. A deft drop pass from Rust and a flick ...

Elliott helps Blues turn back Sharks

May 16, 2016

Elliott helps Blues turn back Sharks

St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott put in a telling performance as the Blues beat San Jose 2-1 on Sunday in the opening game of their NHL Western Conference finals series. “When your goalie is your best player, it gives you a great chance of ...

Lightning lose goalie, beat Penguins

May 14, 2016

Lightning lose goalie, beat Penguins

The sight of their franchise goalie writhing in agony did little to slow down the Tampa Bay Lightning. How could it? Watching the bold-faced names on their roster taken off the ice with their long-term status unknown has become commonplace for perhaps the NHL’s ...

Sharks dominate Preds in Game 7

May 13, 2016

Sharks dominate Preds in Game 7

Captain Joe Pavelski and the rest of San Jose’s big guns took little time to answer the questions about how this version of the Sharks would respond after a lackluster loss in a potential series clincher. Pavelski got San Jose off to a fast ...

Blues put away Stars in Game 7 rout

May 12, 2016

Blues put away Stars in Game 7 rout

The captain and the kid are going to the Western Conference finals with the St. Louis Blues. St. Louis did more than survive Game 7 this time. The Blues routed the top-seeded Dallas Stars 6-1 on Wednesday night to advance to their first Western ...

Penguins win in OT to knock out Capitals

May 11, 2016

Penguins win in OT to knock out Capitals

A three-goal lead gone — and his team’s momentum right along with it — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan provided a reminder heading to overtime of Game 6 of a relentlessly entertaining playoff series against the Washington Capitals. Keep skating. Play fast. Be confident. ...

Predators down Sharks in OT to force Game 7

May 10, 2016

Predators down Sharks in OT to force Game 7

Viktor Arvidsson’s first playoff goal of his young career certainly is a moment to remember. The rest of the Nashville Predators are just grateful he scored so quickly after surviving a triple-overtime thriller in Game 4. Arvidsson scored 2:03 into overtime, and the Predators ...

May 10, 2016

Finland tops U.S. at hockey worlds

Finland handed the United States its second loss by 3-2 at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on Monday. Finland’s third win from three matches kept pace with Canada, which routed Belarus 8-0 with seven different players scoring, and led their group on goal ...

Lightning take Game 5 to eliminate Islanders

May 9, 2016

Lightning take Game 5 to eliminate Islanders

Victor Hedman scored twice, Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning made it to the NHL Eastern Conference final for the second straight year. The defending conference champions beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Sunday to end their second-round playoff ...

Lightning top Islanders in OT

May 7, 2016

Lightning top Islanders in OT

The Tampa Bay Lightning again withstood an early push from the New York Islanders and pulled out another big overtime victory. Jason Garrison scored 1:34 into the extra period to give the Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Islanders on Friday night for a ...

Predators sink Sharks on Fisher's goal in 3OT

May 6, 2016

Predators sink Sharks on Fisher's goal in 3OT

Mike Fisher ended his own personal playoff drought with his first overtime goal in 12 years, giving the exhausted Nashville Predators plenty to celebrate. Fisher scored his second goal at 11:12 of the third overtime, and the Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 ...