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Kruger scores winner in third overtime to lift Blackhawks

May 20, 2015

Kruger scores winner in third overtime to lift Blackhawks

The Blackhawks tried just about everything to get a puck past Frederik Andersen while Game 2 of the Western Conference finals wound through three overtime periods and deep into the night, eventually becoming the longest game in Chicago’s 89-year history. Andrew Shaw even headed ...

Johnson fires Tampa to win

May 19, 2015

Johnson fires Tampa to win

Tyler Johnson is carrying the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoffs and making a name for himself. The 24-year-old is becoming one of the front-runners to be the postseason MVP. Johnson scored short-handed, even strength and on the power play in tallying the first ...

Ducks beat Blackhawks in Game 1

May 18, 2015

Ducks beat Blackhawks in Game 1

Frederik Andersen lunged forward and stretched out his stick, taking a desperate chance to stop Patrick Kane. The Chicago star’s shot somehow glanced off Andersen’s lumber and flew over a painfully open net. Andersen kept the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference finals opener ...

Rangers turn tables on Lightning in Game 1 of East finals

May 17, 2015

Rangers turn tables on Lightning in Game 1 of East finals

The New York Rangers aren’t the same team the Tampa Bay Lightning dominated in the regular season. Not even close, and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals showed that. Dominic Moore scored with 2:25 to play, the defense limited the Lightning’s high-powered offense ...

Stepan scores winner for Rangers in Game 7

May 14, 2015

Stepan scores winner for Rangers in Game 7

Make the resilient Rangers play a Game 7 and they don’t even flinch. Dump them into a 3-1 hole in a playoff series and they simply work harder. And win. Derek Stepan scored 11:24 in overtime, lifting New York past the Washington Capitals 2-1 ...

Kucherov's pair help Lightning oust Canadiens

May 13, 2015

Kucherov's pair help Lightning oust Canadiens

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos urged his teammates to not play “scared.” The Lightning responded with their best performance of the playoffs, and now they’re headed to the Eastern Conference finals. Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, and Stamkos and Ondrej ...

Rangers win, force Game 7

May 11, 2015

Rangers win, force Game 7

All of 40 seconds into Game 6, Chris Kreider scored for the New York Rangers. Did it again with 0.3 seconds left in the first period. Then, after the Rangers nearly let all of a three-goal lead slip away late, Henrik Lundqvist helped them ...

Habs beat Lightning, force Game 6

May 10, 2015

Habs beat Lightning, force Game 6

Devante Smith-Pelly and Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau found the openings they needed to help keep the Montreal Canadiens’ playoff hopes alive. Smith-Pelly got Montreal started and Parenteau scored the winner with 4:07 left in a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night in ...

Rangers stay alive with overtime win

May 9, 2015

Rangers stay alive with overtime win

Less than 2 minutes away from seeing their franchise record-setting season come to end, the New York Rangers finally found a way to beat Braden Holtby and keep their Stanley Cup dreams alive. Chris Kreider tied it 1-1 with 1:41 left in regulation and ...

May 9, 2015

U.S. tops Denmark at hockey worlds

The United States rebounded from a loss to Belarus with a 1-0 victory over Denmark at the ice hockey world championships on Friday to stay on course for a spot in the quarterfinals. Also, the Czech Republic blanked Austria 4-0 Friday for the host’s ...

Blackhawks sweep Wild

May 8, 2015

Blackhawks sweep Wild

Corey Crawford made 34 saves, Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night for a four-game sweep. The Wild never led in the ...

Burakovsky helps Caps take 3-1 lead on Rangers

May 7, 2015

Burakovsky helps Caps take 3-1 lead on Rangers

Back when he was 7, Andre Burakovsky tagged along to watch his father play in a pro hockey game in Sweden. The opposing goalie was none other than Henrik Lundqvist. Burakovsky, now barely 20 and an NHL rookie with the Capitals, found himself facing ...