Duchene, Columbus beat Bruins 3-2 in 2 OT, tie series 1-1

Sports 04/27/19, 23:38

Matt Duchene scored on a power play at 3:42 of the second overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins early Sunday morning, tying the second-round playoff series at a game apiece.Artemi Panarin scored twice and assisted on the winner and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped ...

Blue Jackets beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, tie series 1-1

Hockey 04/27/19, 23:30

Matt Duchene scored on a power play at 3:42 of the second overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins early Sunday morning, tying the second-round playoff series at a game apiece.Artemi Panarin scored twice and assisted on the winner and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped ...

Bishop makes 32 saves, Stars beat Blues 4-2 to tie series

Hockey 04/27/19, 17:23

Ben Bishop made 32 saves, Roope Hintz scored twice and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Saturday in Game 2 to even the Western Conference semifinal series.Miro Heiskanen and Mattias Janmark also scored for the Stars.Jaden Schwartz and Colton Parayko scored for St. Louis, and Jordan ...

Islanders want to avoid getting caught in Hurricane

Sports 04/27/19, 15:51

The New York Islanders know there are things they must clean up to avoid falling into a big hole.Playing for the first time in 10 days, the Islanders faced a Carolina team that had won a double-overtime Game 7 two nights earlier. New York lost 1-0 when Jordan Staal scored ...

Thornton sparks Sharks in 5-2 Game 1 win over Avs

Hockey 04/26/19, 23:44

Joe Thornton sparked a three-goal outburst in the second period after San Jose killed off a four-minute penalty, leading the Sharks to a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Friday night.San Jose trailed 2-1 when Brenden Dillon was called for a ...

Staal lifts Hurricanes past Islanders 1-0 in OT in Game 1

Hockey 04/26/19, 21:28

Jordan Staal scored 4:04 into overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes to 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.Nino Niederreiter sent a shot that caromed off the end boards and came out to the right side, where Staal ...

Joe Pavelski sit out Game 1 for Sharks vs. Avalanche

Sports 04/26/19, 21:09

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski missed the second-round series opener against Colorado after being knocked out in the first-round finale.Pavelski and forward Joonas Donskoi were scratched for Game 1 against the Avalanche on Friday night. Pavelski's helmet slammed to the ice in Game 7 against Vegas on Tuesday night, ...

Early exit a year after Cup win teaches Caps another lesson

Hockey 04/26/19, 17:09

Nicklas Backstrom always wondered what it would take to win it all.When he stood outside the Washington Capitals' locker room following first- or second-round playoff losses in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, he lamented each missed opportunity but could never definitively say what it would ...

Now up to speed, Blue Jackets try to rebound against Bruins

Hockey 04/26/19, 12:46

Now that the rust has been knocked off, the Columbus Blue Jackets will try to even their second-round series with the Boston Bruins.Columbus had eight days off between sweeping Tampa Bay in the first round and opening the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Bruins on Saturday (8 p.m. EDT, NBC). ...

Coyle scores twice, Bruins beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in OT

Hockey 04/25/19, 23:30

Charlie Coyle tied it in the final five minutes of regulation and scored again with 5:15 gone in overtime on Thursday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots for ...

Tarasenko scores twice, Blues beat Stars 3-2 in Game 1

Hockey 04/25/19, 23:28

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals and the St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Thursday night in first game of the teams' Western Conference semifinal series.Robby Fabbri also scored and Jordan Binnington made 27 saves for the Blues, who had lost three of four to Dallas during the regular ...

Coyle scores 2, leads Bruins to 3-2 OT win over Columbus

Sports 04/25/19, 21:26

Charlie Coyle tied it in the final five minutes of regulation and scored again with 5:15 gone in overtime on Thursday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots for ...

Golden Knights ready to turn page, look toward next season

Hockey 04/25/19, 18:23

The Vegas Golden Knights' second postseason didn't last nearly as long as their first but general manager George McPhee said "there will be no pity parties" after the way it ended, and the team is already looking forward to next year."We're going to take the rearview mirror out and move ...

Rested Islanders ready to go against Hurricanes in 2nd round

Sports 04/25/19, 18:04

The New York Islanders are rested and ready to go. The Carolina Hurricanes haven't had a chance to relax after outlasting the defending champions in a marathon seven-game series.More than a week after finishing off a sweep in the first round, Mathew Barzal and the defense-first Islanders get set to ...

Banged-up Sharks prepare for 2nd-round series vs. rested Avs

Hockey 04/25/19, 17:32

As the San Jose Sharks survived back-to-back overtime games that left captain Joe Pavelski bloodied and dazed, and most of his teammates drained emotionally and physically, the Colorado Avalanche sat back and watched.Whether that will have an impact when the teams meet in the second round starting Friday night in ...

Analysis: NHL playoffs open with upset-filled first round

Sports 04/25/19, 16:51

Barry Trotz knows better than most the razor-thin difference between agony and jubilation. A year ago, his Washington Capitals were down 2-0 in their first-round series against Columbus and tied late in the third period of Game 3 when Blue Jackets winger Artemi Panarin's shot clanked off the post. Had it gone ...

Vegas owner says NHL executive apologized for Game 7 penalty

Hockey 04/25/19, 16:22

The owner of the Vegas Golden Knights said Thursday a senior NHL executive phoned him to apologize for a penalty called during Game 7 of his team's loss to the San Jose Sharks.Owner Bill Foley said the call came the morning after Vegas lost 5-4 in overtime Tuesday night to ...

Sharks’ Pavelski unlikely for Game 1 after scary injury

Hockey 04/25/19, 14:46

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is unlikely to play Game 1 in the second round of the playoffs against Colorado after being knocked out and bloodied in the first-round clincher.Coach Peter DeBoer said Thursday that Pavelski is officially day to day but is not expected to be cleared for ...

Pros shunned sports bets 1 year ago. Now, leagues are all-in

Sports 04/25/19, 13:30

American professional sports leagues used to fight sports betting as an existential threat until the U.S. Supreme Court handed them a loss. They widely lost again when state legislatures rejected their pleas to be cut in on the action under new laws.Now, nearly a year after the high court cleared ...

Hurricanes storm into second-round showdown with Islanders

Sports 04/25/19, 02:12

Calvin de Haan was at a loss for words about what comes next.Minutes after the Carolina Hurricanes' shocking 4-3 double-overtime victory in Game 7 to move on to the second round, he wasn't yet ready to turn his attention to facing the New York Islanders. But that turnaround comes quick ...

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