NHL

Goalie Martin Jones helps lead Sharks into 2nd round

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) For years, the San Jose Sharks seemed to have all the ingredients necessary to win a Stanley Cup. With the possible exception of a goaltender who could steal a game when the rest of the team wasn’t in top form. Martin Jones has been just that kind of goalie since coming to San Jose three years ...

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Guentzel scores 4 goals to lead Penguins to Game 6 clinch (Apr 22, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jake Guentzel scored four straight goals to help send the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins into the next round with an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 on Sunday. The Penguins play the winner of the Washington-Columbus series in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Washington leads that series 3-2. Sean Couturier also had a ...

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Capitals take 3-2 series lead on Blue Jackets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Overtime came at the perfect time for the Washington Capitals. Outshot, outskated and outplayed by the Columbus Blue Jackets in a lopsided third period of Game 5, the Capitals went into their locker room at intermission Saturday with no choice but to talk about what went wrong in blowing yet another lead. “We knew we had to ...

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Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-3, avoid elimination in Game 5

BOSTON (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs opened another 4-1 lead in Boston, and this time they held on. Just barely. Five years after blowing a three-goal lead in a playoff elimination game against the Bruins, Toronto killed off a 5-on-3 and three more penalties to beat the Bruins 4-3 in Game 5 on Saturday night and force the series to ...

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High-scoring Lightning showing they play defense, too

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The highest-scoring team in the NHL is playing a stingy brand of defense in the playoffs. Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning know ultimately that will be the key to the chances for a deep run for the third time in four years. The top seed in the Eastern Conference won its opening round series 4-1 ...

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Sharks 4th liners help team advance to 2nd round

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Eric Fehr and Marcus Sorensen spent most of the season toiling in the AHL, just waiting for their chance. That opportunity has arrived in the playoffs for San Jose and those two fourth-line forwards are a major reason why the Sharks swept Anaheim to advance to a second-round series against Vegas. Fehr scored one goal while ...

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New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning Game 5 preview

TV: NBC TIME: 3 p.m. TAMPA, Fla. — Jon Cooper isn’t looking ahead by any means, but the Tampa Bay coach fully recognizes the opportunity to rest his team if the Lightning can close out their opening-round series with the New Jersey Devils by winning Game 5 on Saturday afternoon at Amalie Arena. “If you have a chance to win ...

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Bruins center Patrice Bergeron likely to return for Game 5

BOSTON (AP) Center Patrice Bergeron is ”optimistic” he can play Saturday when the Boston Bruins face the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 5 of their first-round series. Bergeron missed the Bruins’ 3-1 Game 4 victory on Thursday with an undisclosed injury. The Bruins lead the series 3-1 lead and can advance with a victory. If Toronto wins, Game 6 is ...

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