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Crosby scores twice as Penguins edge Capitals

/ Apr 28, 2017

Crosby scores twice as Penguins edge Capitals

Sidney Crosby outdueled Alex Ovechkin in a vintage goal-for-goal showdown between the NHL’s top teams, and Nick Bonino and Marc-Andre Fleury put the finishing touches on a playoff classic. Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Bonino had the winner in the third period ...

Oilers overwhelm Ducks in third period

/ Apr 27, 2017

Oilers overwhelm Ducks in third period

For the first 45 minutes of their second-round series opener, the Edmonton Oilers showed they can match the Anaheim Ducks in a tight-checking, low-scoring grind of a playoff hockey game. When things got wild and frantic in the final minutes, the upstart Oilers showed ...

Stevens selected to guide Kings

/ Apr 25, 2017

Stevens selected to guide Kings

John Stevens spent the past seven seasons as Darryl Sutter’s assistant coach while the Los Angeles Kings rose to two Stanley Cup titles and then slipped to three straight disappointing seasons. Stevens is moving into the top job with no plans to upend the ...

Upstart Oilers eliminate Sharks

/ Apr 23, 2017

Upstart Oilers eliminate Sharks

After a more than a decade-long playoff drought in Edmonton, the Oilers are in no hurry to leave the NHL’s postseason party. Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the Oilers advanced to the ...

/ Apr 22, 2017

Japan women improve to 5-0 at hockey worlds

Japan capped a stellar week by beating France 4-0 and making it five wins out of five at the second-tier women’s ice hockey world championships on Friday. Smile Japan, which had already secured promotion to the top division a day earlier with a 4-1 ...

Williams lifts Capitals in overtime

/ Apr 22, 2017

Williams lifts Capitals in overtime

“Mr. Game 7” is the Washington Capitals’ new Mr. Game 5. Justin Williams added to his legendary playoff status by scoring 64 seconds into overtime to give the Capitals a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night and a 3-2 lead ...

Predators dump Blackhawks out

/ Apr 21, 2017

Predators dump Blackhawks out

Pekka Rinne stopped almost every shot he faced. Nashville’s top line was outstanding, and Roman Josi and P.K. Subban keyed a solid defensive performance. The Predators were relentless, all the way to the very end. Way too much for the slumping Chicago Blackhawks. Josi ...

Ducks complete first-round sweep of Flames

/ Apr 20, 2017

Ducks complete first-round sweep of Flames

The big moments were never too big for the Anaheim Ducks in their playoff series win over the Calgary Flames. When Calgary threatened to gain momentum, Anaheim’s leadership and poise prevailed to carry the Ducks to a four-game sweep of the Flames in their ...

Sharks thrash Oilers to even series

/ Apr 19, 2017

Sharks thrash Oilers to even series

Joe Pavelski took just 15 seconds to end San Jose’s two-game scoring drought. Once that first puck went in, a bushel of goals followed. Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored twice and the Sharks rebounded from back-to-back shutouts in emphatic fashion, beating the Edmonton ...

Leafs top Caps in OT again, take 2-1 lead

/ Apr 18, 2017

Leafs top Caps in OT again, take 2-1 lead

Tyler Bozak has the Toronto Maple Leafs believing they could just pull off a big upset in the first round of the playoffs. Bozak scored 1:37 into overtime to cap Toronto’s comeback from two goals down in the second period, and the Maple Leafs ...