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Senators Win To Force Game 7

May 24, 2017 2:23 AM

Just when the Ottawa Senators look as if they're done, they find a way to keep going. 

Facing elimination, they did it once again in beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals, this time wiping out an early deficit to push the Penguins to their second elimination game of the postseason.

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Predators Advance To Their First Stanley Cup Final

May 23, 2017 2:26 AM

Pekka Rinne stopped 38 of Anaheim's 41 shots Monday night in a 6-3 victory that sent the Predators to their first Stanley Cup Finals, which begins next Monday in Pittsburgh or Ottawa.

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Penguins In Dominant Game 5 Win

May 21, 2017 7:19 PM

The reigning NHL champion Penguins are now one win away from advancing to their second consecutive Stanley Cup finals. With the way they beat the Senators so convincingly 7-0 in Game 5 on Sunday, new evidence was provided that this banged-up group might have more than enough left in the reserves to pull off a repeat.

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Predators' Aberg Scores Go-Ahead Goal, Then Evaluated For Concussion

May 21, 2017 1:20 AM

Nashville left wing Pontus Aberg had to leave Saturday night's 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks to be evaluated for a concussion minutes after he scored the goal that gave the Predators a 2-1 lead in the third period.

Aberg fell face-first to the ice with 11:24 to play in the third period but stayed in the game. After he scored his first career playoff goal, the NHL concussion spotter asked him to go into the locker room for further tests.

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Crosby Returns, But Capitals Beat Penguins In Game 5

May 7, 2017 12:45 AM

Sidney Crosby returned to the Penguins' lineup on Saturday night after passing his concussion test, but it wasn't enough to help Pittsburgh eliminate the Capitals in Game 5 in Washington.

Crosby had an assist and three shots on goal in 19:10 of ice time, but the Penguins lost 4-2. Game 6 is Monday in Pittsburgh. The Penguins lead the series 3-2.

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Alex Ovechkin Takes Blame For Game 4 Loss

May 4, 2017 12:44 AM

In a game the Capitals desperately needed, Alex Ovechkin managed just two shots on goal. He took two penalties. He was held off the scoreboard for the fourth time in five playoff games.

Now, his Capitals are on the verge of elimination following their 3-2 loss in Game 4 of their series against the Penguins and he's putting it on his shoulders.

"I didn't play my game tonight. Me personally, I have to play much better," Ovechkin said. "I didn't control the puck well. I make stupid decisions. Unfortunately, it happened."

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Connor McDavid Hits 100-Point Mark

Apr 10, 2017 2:03 AM

Connor McDavid became the only NHL player to hit the 100-point mark for the season on Sunday in the Oilers' 5-2 win over the Canucks.

McDavid had a pair of assists in the league's final game of the regular season and ended his campaign with 30 goals and 70 assists in 82 games.

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Auston Matthews Scores U.S. Rookie Record 39th Goal

Apr 4, 2017 1:19 AM

Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews scored his 39th goal of the season to set the record for goals by an American-born rookie.

Matthews set the mark by scoring 5:01 into the first period to put Toronto up 2-0 over the Sabres en route to a 4-2 victory Monday.

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Leafs' Matthews Scores Franchise Rookie Record 35th Goal

Mar 29, 2017 1:21 AM

Wendel Clark knew his record might be in jeopardy a little more than 20 minutes into Auston Matthews's first game with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Matthews became the first player in NHL history to score four goals in a debut that October night against Ottawa and on Tuesday broke Clark's 31-year-old franchise rookie record with his 35th goal this season -- the opening goal in the Leafs' 3-2 win over Florida.

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Pens Beat Sabres To Clinch 11th Straight Playoff Berth

Mar 22, 2017 1:49 AM

After losing a pair of front teeth, Sidney Crosby wasn't available to discuss the highlight-reel, one-handed goal he scored in helping the Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth.

Crosby's teammates had plenty to say about it following the defending Stanley Cup champions' 3-1 win over the Sabres on Tuesday night.

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Hawks Win To Clinch Ninth Straight Playoff Berth
The Blackhawks beat the Avs 6-3 on Sunday for their fifth straight win and increase their lead in the Central Division.

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Jackets Return To Playoffs For Third Time
The Blue Jackets beat the Devils 4-1 on Sunday to return to the NHL Playoffs for the first time since 2014.

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Capitals First To Clinch Playoff Spot
The Capitals beat the Lightning 5-3 on Saturday, and have their third consecutive 100-point season.

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Joe Thornton Records 1,000th Assist In Sharks Win
Sharks center Joe Thornton became the 13th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists on Monday night.

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Sidney Crosby Joins NHL's 1,000-Point Club
Penguins star Sidney Crosby scored the game-winner in Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory over the Jets.

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Henrik Lundqvist Records 400th Win
Henrik Lundqvist is the first European-born goaltender to reach the 400 win milestone.

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Patrick Marleau Scores 500th Career Goal
Patrick Marleau scored his 500th goal as the Sharks beat the Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night.

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Metropolitan Division Wins NHL All-Star Game
Wayne Simmonds scored the tie-breaking goal and was named MVP of the All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

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Patrick Marleau Scores Four Goals In Third Period
Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau became the 12th player in NHL history to score four goals in a period and the first since Mario Lemieux in 1997.

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Connor McDavid Passes 100 Career Points
Connor McDavid's 100th career point came in his 92nd NHL game on Wednesday night.

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Alex Ovechkin Reaches 1,000 Career Point Milestone
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin becomes the 84th NHL player to record 1,000 career points.

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Roberto Luongo Records 448th NHL Career Win
Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in the Panthers 3-0 win over the Devils on Monday night.

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Jagr Passes Messier For No. 2 On NHL Points List
Jaromir Jagr broke a tie with Mark Messier for No. 2 on the career points list on Thursday night.

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Tortorella First U.S.-Born Coach To Reach 500 Wins
Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said it was a special moment handing coach John Tortorella the game puck in the locker room.

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Jaromir Jagr Joins 750-Goal Club
Jaromir Jagr trials only Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe in NHL career goals.

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Marian Hossa Scores 500th Career Goal
Blackhawks forward Maria Hossa became the 44th NHL player to reach 500 career goals on Tuesday night.

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Leafs' Auston Matthews Scores Four Goals In NHL Debut
The Senators defeated the Maple Leafs in the NHL season opener 5-4 in overtime.

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Canada Rallies To Win World Cup Title
Brad Marchand scored the winning goal to lead Canada to a 2-1 win over Team Europe on Thursday night.

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Canada Beats Team Europe To Take Game 1 Of World Cup
Game 2 in the best-of-three series will be played on Thursday night.

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Team Europe Defeats Sweden To Reach World Cup Finals
Team Europe will begin a best-of-three series against Canada on Tuesday night.

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