NHL

Penguins score 3 in 3rd to rally past Capitals 3-2 in Game 1

WASHINGTON (AP) Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span of the third period to help the Pittsburgh Penguins rally to for a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in Game 1 of the second-round series. Down 2-0 and playing without Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin, Pittsburgh turned it around with all three ...

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Maple Leafs hope for new ending in Game 7 against Bruins

BOSTON (AP) This is where the Toronto Maple Leafs try to change the ending. After beating the Bruins in back-to-back elimination games to force their first-round playoff series to the limit – just like they did in 2013 – the Maple Leafs are hoping to finish the job on Wednesday in Game 7 in Boston. That’s something they couldn’t do ...

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You again? Penguins face familiar foe in Capitals

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) Sidney Crosby has faced the Washington Capitals three times in the playoffs. All three times the Pittsburgh captain has led his team to victory. And all three times the Penguins used the win as the springboard to a raucous mid-June parade with the Stanley Cup in tow. Still, Crosby sounded like a cautious investor on Tuesday ...

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Capitals beat Blue Jackets in Game 6 to advance to 2nd round

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Braden Holtby had 35 saves as the Washington Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 on Monday night. The Capitals will next face Pittsburgh in the second round of the playoffs for a third straight year. The Penguins won each ...

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