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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 ...

Blackhawks tame Wild to take 3-0 lead in series

May 6, 2015

Blackhawks tame Wild to take 3-0 lead in series

Patrick Kane has been playing like he never left. Corey Crawford has resolutely rebounded from being benched. The Chicago Blackhawks have only begun to rev up their game, and the Minnesota Wild have lost their touch at the wrong time. Kane scored on a ...

Beagle, Holtby shine as Capitals take 2-1 lead

May 5, 2015

Beagle, Holtby shine as Capitals take 2-1 lead

Braden Holtby stood in a corner of the Washington Capitals’ locker room, his arms folded across his chest, his voice low and monotone, his demeanor as steady and calm as when he was protecting the net. “At times, I felt good. At other times, ...

Lightning strike again, take 2-0 lead

May 4, 2015

Lightning strike again, take 2-0 lead

Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos ended his scoring drought and the Lightning’s power-play came to life with four goals — at the expense of the reeling Montreal Canadiens. Stamkos scored his first goal of the playoffs and Tampa Bay beat Montreal 6-2 on Sunday ...

Rangers top Capitals to even series

May 3, 2015

Rangers top Capitals to even series

The New York Rangers needed to bounce back after a tough loss to the Washington Capitals. Chris Kreider didn’t need long to get them going. Kreider scored 38 seconds after the opening faceoff and the Rangers defeated the Capitals 3-2 Saturday, tying their Eastern ...