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The Senators and rookie goaltending sensation Andrew Hammond agreed to a three-year, $4.05 million contract. | 05/20/2015 1:47 PM
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The Senators and rookie goaltending sensation Andrew Hammond agreed to a three-year, $4.05 million contract.
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Hammond led Ottawa to one of the most improbale playoff run, going 20-1-2 with a 1.79 GAA and .941 save percentage in 24 games. He didn't play as well in the playoffs, but it is hard to ignore the success he had during the regular season. Ottawa also has goaltenders Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner under contract, so look for one of them to be traded this summer.
Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw had a tremendous Game 2 in the Western Conference Finals. | 05/20/2015 9:29 AM
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Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw had a tremendous Game 2 in the Western Conference Finals.
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Shaw scored on the power play a little over two minutes in the game. He scored on a deflection off a shot from Duncan Keith. Shaw also scored in double overtime by heading the puck into the net, but the goal was disallowed. Even still, Shaw led the Blackhawks with seven shots.
Ducks winger Corey Perry scored again in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. | 05/20/2015 9:22 AM
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Ducks winger Corey Perry scored again in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
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Perry also had a couple chances to end Game 2 in overtime but failed to capitalize on the opportunities. This was his first point of the season. He now has eight goals and 16 points in 11 postseason games this spring.
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford was fantastic in the, 3-2, triple overtime victory over the Ducks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. | 05/20/2015 9:20 AM
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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford was fantastic in the, 3-2, triple overtime victory over the Ducks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
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Impact
Crawford turned aside 60 shots in what was the longest game in Blackhawks history. Since taking back over for Scott Darling, Crawford is 6-1 with a .948 save percentage and a 1.57 GAA. The series is tied, 1-1.
Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen made 53 saves in the triple overtime loss to the Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. | 05/20/2015 9:16 AM
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Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen made 53 saves in the triple overtime loss to the Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
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Impact
Andersen and his counterpart, Corey Crawford, were just sensational. Chicago didn't score on even strength until the game-winning goal. Both teams had so many opportunities in overtime, and the goalies made the save after save. Andersen has been outstanding this postseason. He is 9-2 with a .933 save percentage.
Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime as Chicago beat Anaheim, 3-2, in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. | 05/20/2015 9:08 AM
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Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime as Chicago beat Anaheim, 3-2, in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
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Defenseman Brent Seabrook took a shot from the point, which Kruger knocked down right in front of the net and beat a diving Fredick Andersen. Kruger had two shots in the marathon game. It was the longest game in Chicago Blackhawks history. The series is tied, 1-1.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist had, by far, his worst game of the postseason as he allowed six goals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Lightning. | 05/18/2015 10:59 PM
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist had, by far, his worst game of the postseason as he allowed six goals in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Lightning.
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Impact
Lundqvist didn't play as bad as the final stat line suggests, but he only made 20 saves on 26 shots. Three of the six goals came on the power play and another one was on a breakaway opportunity that Tampa Bay generated despite being down two men. Lundqvist is now 9-5 this postseason. The series is tied, 1-1.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played very well again, saving 35 shots as Tampa Bay beat the New York Rangers, 6-2, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday. | 05/18/2015 10:57 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played very well again, saving 35 shots as Tampa Bay beat the New York Rangers, 6-2, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday.
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Bishop made a huge save when the Lightning were only leading, 3-2. The big save kept the one-goal lead intact, and enabled Tampa Bay to go on the offensive and score three unanwered goals in the third period. Bishop is 9-6 this postseason.
Rangers center Derek Stepan extended his point streak to five games, but the Rangers lost Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 6-2. | 05/18/2015 10:55 PM
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Rangers center Derek Stepan extended his point streak to five games, but the Rangers lost Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 6-2.
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Stepan tied the game at one with a power-play goal in the first period, but Tampa Bay played with one fewer active forward, which really seemed to confuse the Rangers and their line changes. Stepan finished with five shots and a minus-two rating. The series is tied 1-1.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson ended his four-game goal-scoring drought with a hat trick in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday. | 05/18/2015 10:52 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson ended his four-game goal-scoring drought with a hat trick in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday.
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Impact
Johnson scored the first three goals of the game for Tampa Bay to help give them a, 3-2, lead, but the Lightning ended the game with three unanwered goals to win, 6-2. Johnson scored shorthanded, on the power-play and on even strength. He leads the playoffs with 11 goals. The series is tied, 1-1.
Rangers center Derek Stepan had another key point in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Lightning on Saturday. | 05/16/2015 3:45 PM
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Rangers center Derek Stepan had another key point in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Lightning on Saturday.
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Stepan scored the first goal of the game with 13 seconds remaining in the second period. That was Stepan's four goal of the playoffs and fourth point in the last three postseason games. New York leads the series, 1-0.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played extremely well in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but Tampa Bay lost, 2-1. | 05/16/2015 3:42 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played extremely well in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but Tampa Bay lost, 2-1.
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The Rangers really dominated Game 1 at times, particularly in the first period, but Bishop made some great saves to keep Tampa Bay in it. The Lightning tied the game on the power play in the third, but Bishop couldn't stop a shot that went off Dominic Moore's body. Bishop finished with 28 saves.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots in the, 2-1, victory over the Lightning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday. | 05/16/2015 3:40 PM
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots in the, 2-1, victory over the Lightning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday.
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Lundqvist only allowed one goal, which came with the Lightning on their deadly power play. Lundqvist and the Rangers, however, killed the final two penalties and scored with under three minutes to go in regulation. Lundqvist is 9-4-0 this postseason.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a tremendous series, but he wasn't able to win Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Rangers. | 05/13/2015 11:14 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a tremendous series, but he wasn't able to win Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Rangers.
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Impact
Holtby made 37 saves in the game, but he couldn't control a rebound and then make a second straight save on a Derek Stepan shot. The only other goal Holtby allowed was on the power play. Kevin Hayes scored a beautiful goal that Holtby had no chance of stopping. The Rangers won Game 7 in overtime, 2-1. Holtby finishes the 2015 postseason 6-7 with a 1.71 GAA and a .944 save percentage.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves in the Game 7 overtime victory over the Capitals in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. | 05/13/2015 11:09 PM
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves in the Game 7 overtime victory over the Capitals in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
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Impact
Lundqvist only allowed a goal to Alex Ovechkin in the first period, which was an unstoppable shot. New York controlled much of the game in the third period, but Lundqvist had to make some nice saves in the beginning of overtime to keep the Rangers in it. This series was one of the best goaltending battles of recent memory. Lundqvist allowed more than two goals just once in this series. In the playoffs, he is 8-4 with a 1.60 GAA and .944 save percentage.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored Washington's only goal in the, 2-1, overtime Game 7 loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Rangers. | 05/13/2015 11:04 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored Washington's only goal in the, 2-1, overtime Game 7 loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Rangers.
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Impact
Ovechkin scored a beautiful goal in the first period on a great pass from Marcus Johansson. Ovechkin was skating in the slot when he received the pass and took a nasty wrister that beat Henrik Lundqivst. Washington, however, couldn't score again, and Ovechkin ultimately failed once again to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Rangers center Derek Stepan scored the game-winner in overtime of Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Capitals. | 05/13/2015 11:02 PM
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Rangers center Derek Stepan scored the game-winner in overtime of Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Capitals.
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Impact
Stepan won the faceoff and then slipped to the left side of the goal. The puck made its way to defenseman Keith Yandle, who took a slap shot from the point. Stepan pounced on the rebound and buried his shot passed a diving Branden Holtby. New York won, 2-1, and won the series, 4-3. The Rangers will face the Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed one goal during the series clincher. | 05/12/2015 10:21 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed one goal during the series clincher.
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He faced just 19 total shots, but Bishop was solid all series long. He will not face either Washington or New York in the Conference Finals.
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price allowed three goals during Tuesday's Game 6 loss to Tampa Bay. | 05/12/2015 10:20 PM
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Canadiens goaltender Carey Price allowed three goals during Tuesday's Game 6 loss to Tampa Bay.
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Price stooped 24-of-27 shots on goal. Unfortunately the season the did not end the way the likely Vezina winner would have liked.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov recorded three points during Tuesday's Game 6 win over Montreal. | 05/12/2015 10:18 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov recorded three points during Tuesday's Game 6 win over Montreal.
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He had two goals and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-two rating on the night. Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat also tallied for Tampa Bay.
Lightning winger Ryan Callahan had an emergency appendectomy Monday night and is obviously out indefinitely. | 05/12/2015 11:47 AM
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Lightning winger Ryan Callahan had an emergency appendectomy Monday night and is obviously out indefinitely.
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Impact
Callahan had 24 goals and 30 assists in 77 games this season, but just three assists in 12 playoff games this year.
Canadiens right wing P.A. Parenteau scored the game-winning goal in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals as Montreal won, 2-1, to force Game 6. | 05/09/2015 10:01 PM
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Canadiens right wing P.A. Parenteau scored the game-winning goal in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals as Montreal won, 2-1, to force Game 6.
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Parenteau scored on a perfect feed from P.K. Subban and shot the puck perfectly over Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop's glove. That was Parenteau's first goal of the playoffs. This is the first time in Canadiens history that they trailed 3-0 in a series and came back to force a Game 6.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his second goal of the playoffs to tie Game 5 in the third period, but the Canadiens answered and won, 2-1. | 05/09/2015 9:58 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his second goal of the playoffs to tie Game 5 in the third period, but the Canadiens answered and won, 2-1.
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Before the goal, Stamkos won the faceoff and then the puck came back to him in front of the net. Carey Price couldn't see the puck, and Stamkos shot it passed Price on his left side. Stamkos has two goals and four assists in the series versus Montreal. Tampa Bay leads the series, 3-2, but Montreal has won the last two games.
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price had an incredible game as Montreal forced a Game 6 versus the Lightning, winning Game 5, 2-1, on Saturday. | 05/09/2015 9:56 PM
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Canadiens goaltender Carey Price had an incredible game as Montreal forced a Game 6 versus the Lightning, winning Game 5, 2-1, on Saturday.
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Price only allowed one goal on a rebound he couldn't control. It was a great goal from Steven Stamkos more than a bad one allowed by Price. He stopped the other 24 shots he faced. Price needs to be Montreal's best player in the final two games if the Canadiens are going to erase this, 3-0, hole. Tampa Bay leads the series, 3-2.
Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonaugh was the hero Friday against Washington. | 05/08/2015 10:14 PM
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Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonaugh was the hero Friday against Washington.
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After Chris Kreider scored with under two minutes left in the thirsd to send the game into overtime, McDonagh lit the lamp to force a Game 6. The goal has his second of the postseason.
Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat recorded two points on Thursday night. | 05/07/2015 9:44 PM
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Lightning left winger Ondrej Palat recorded two points on Thursday night.
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He had a goal and an assists, along with two shots and a minus-one rating. Palat now has two goals during postseason play.
Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty recorded three points during Thursday's Game 4 win over Tampa Bay. | 05/07/2015 9:43 PM
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Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty recorded three points during Thursday's Game 4 win over Tampa Bay.
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He had a goal and two assists, along with three shots and a plus-three rating. The goal was shorthanded and was his fourth of the postseason.
Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky came up huge during Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Rangers. | 05/06/2015 10:26 PM
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Capitals rookie left wing Andre Burakovsky came up huge during Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Rangers.
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Impact
He scored both of Washington's goals, including the game-winner 24 seconds into the third. The Capitals are one win away from advancing.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson was the hero yet again on Wednesday. | 05/06/2015 10:13 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson was the hero yet again on Wednesday.
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Impact
He scored the game-winner with one second left to give Tampa Bay a 3-0 series lead. The Lightning look like they will be playing in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson was the hero yet again on Wednesday. | 05/06/2015 9:57 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson was the hero yet again on Wednesday.
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He scored the game-winner with one second left to give Tampa Bay a 3-0 series lead. The Lightning look like they will be playing in the Eastern COnference Finals.
Stars winger Jamie Benn underwent his second hip surgery on Monday according to the Dallas Morning News. | 05/06/2015 4:55 PM
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Stars winger Jamie Benn underwent his second hip surgery on Monday according to the Dallas Morning News.
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Impact
Benn is expected to begin skating in August and still has a chance to be ready for the regular season. He played through the hip injures for most of the season and still led the league with 87 points.
Calgary center Mikael Backlund scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Flames won, 4-3, over the Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday. | 05/06/2015 10:00 AM
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Calgary center Mikael Backlund scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Flames won, 4-3, over the Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday.
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Johnny Gaudreau tied the game with 20 seconds to go and then Backlund won it in overtime. The two scores basically kept Calgary alive as the victory kept them from falling behind in the series, 3-0. That was Backlund's first goal of the postseason.
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf had two assists in the Game 3 loss in the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday against the Flames. | 05/06/2015 9:57 AM
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Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf had two assists in the Game 3 loss in the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday against the Flames.
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Ironically, Getzlaf has been on fire in the series versus the Flames. He has a goal and seven assists in the three games versus Calgary. Getzlaf had an assist on Patrick Maroon's goal and Corey Perry's score in the second period. In seven postseason games this year, Getzlaf has two goals and 10 assists.
Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau scored a power-play goal with 20 seconds left in regulation to tie Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals versus the Ducks on Tuesday. | 05/06/2015 9:53 AM
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Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau scored a power-play goal with 20 seconds left in regulation to tie Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals versus the Ducks on Tuesday.
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Impact
This was Gaudreau's first point of the season, and it was a big one. The score sent the game into overtime, and the Flames won it about four and a half minutes into overtime, 4-3. That makes Anaheim's lead in the series, 2-1, with Game 4 in Calgary on Thursday.
Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau scored a power-play goal with 20 seconds left in regulation to tie Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals versus the Ducks on Tuesday. | 05/06/2015 9:53 AM
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Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau scored a power-play goal with 20 seconds left in regulation to tie Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals versus the Ducks on Tuesday.
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Impact
This was Gaudreau's first point of the season, and it was a big one. The score sent the game into overtime, and the Flames won it about four and a half minutes into overtime, 4-3. That makes Anaheim's lead in the series, 2-1, with Game 4 in Calgary on Friday.
Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored again in the Western Conference Semifinals as Chicago won Game 3 versus Minnesota, 1-0. | 05/05/2015 10:48 PM
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Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored again in the Western Conference Semifinals as Chicago won Game 3 versus Minnesota, 1-0.
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Impact
Kane only had one shot on goal in the game, but he sniped a bouncing puck passed Devn Dubnyk on the power play. Kane has six goals and five assists in nine postseason games this spring.
Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk made 21 saves in the, 1-0, loss to the Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday. | 05/05/2015 10:46 PM
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Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk made 21 saves in the, 1-0, loss to the Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday.
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Impact
Dubnyk wasn't himself in Games 1 and 2, allowing seven goals on 58 shots in those two games. He was much better in Game 3, but Minnesota's offense has vanished. Corey Crawford probably has something to do with that.
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford stopped all 30 Wild shots in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals for his fourth career postseason shutout. Chicago won, 1-0. | 05/05/2015 10:43 PM
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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford stopped all 30 Wild shots in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals for his fourth career postseason shutout. Chicago won, 1-0.
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Impact
This was by far Crawford's best game of this postseason. He seems to be finding his groove as Crawford has allowed just one goal in the last seven periods. He has a .957 save percentage in the series. Chicago leads, 3-0.
Wild winger Chris Stewart will not play in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday due to an upper-body injury. | 05/05/2015 5:22 PM
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Wild winger Chris Stewart will not play in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday due to an upper-body injury.
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Impact
Stewart should be considered day-to-day. He has two assists in eight playoff games this spring.
Capitals center Jay Beagle scored the only goal of Washington's, 1-0, victory over the Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday. | 05/04/2015 10:14 PM
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Capitals center Jay Beagle scored the only goal of Washington's, 1-0, victory over the Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday.
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Impact
Beagle threw the puck on net from behind the goal. It hit off Henrik Lundqvist's stretched out skate, and the puck bounced into the net. Beagle was also a faceoff machine in the game, winning 10-of-12 faceoffs in Game 3. He has one goals and three assists in 10 postseason games this year.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves on 22 shots in Game 3 versus the Capitals, but it wasn't enough as Washington edged New York, 1-0. | 05/04/2015 10:12 PM
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves on 22 shots in Game 3 versus the Capitals, but it wasn't enough as Washington edged New York, 1-0.
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Impact
The only goal Lundqvist allowed was a bad angle shot taken from Jay Beagle. The Capitals center just put the puck on goal from behind the net, and it bounced off Lundqvist's stretched out skate and into the net. Lundqvist is 5-3 with a .934 save percentage this postseason, but Washington leads the series, 2-1.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby stopped all 30 shots he faced in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday. | 05/04/2015 10:09 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby stopped all 30 shots he faced in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday.
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Impact
Washington needed every single one of those saves, winning, 1-0. That was Holtby's first shutout of the postseason. He has allowed just four goals in the first three games versus the Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Holtby is 5-4 with a .942 save percentage this postseason. Washington leads New York, 2-1, in the series. Holtby made 31 saves in the, 2-1, victory. He also helped the Capitals kill two penalties. Washington has not allowed a power-play goal in eight playoff games this spring. Washington has a, 1-0, series lead.
Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored a pair of goals in Tampa Bay's, 6-2, victory over the Canadiens in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday. | 05/03/2015 9:34 PM
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Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored a pair of goals in Tampa Bay's, 6-2, victory over the Canadiens in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday.
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Impact
Both of Kucherov's goals came on the power play. Tampa Bay scored on its last four power play shots, going 4-for-8 on the man advantage in the game. Kucherov has three goals and four assists in nine postseason games this spring. The three goals are all in this second round series versus Montreal. Tampa Bay leads the series, 2-0.
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price allowed six goals for the first time this season as Montreal defeated Tampa Bay, 6-2, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday. | 05/03/2015 9:32 PM
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Canadiens goaltender Carey Price allowed six goals for the first time this season as Montreal defeated Tampa Bay, 6-2, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday.
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Impact
None of the goals were Price's fault. Tampa Bay had some incredible passes, which led to wide open nets and unsavable chances. Montreal's defense was awful, and the team continued to take penalties and put Price in bad situations. Tampa Bay went 4-for-8 on the man advantage in the game. Price finished the game with 18 saves on 24 chances.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos broke his postseason goaless streak and added two assists as Tampa Bay routed Montreal, 6-2, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday. | 05/03/2015 9:28 PM
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Lightning center Steven Stamkos broke his postseason goaless streak and added two assists as Tampa Bay routed Montreal, 6-2, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday.
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Impact
Stamkos scored on a beautiful stretch pass from Jason Garrison. The pass set up Stamkos with a breakaway, and Stamkos completely faked out Canadiens goaltender Carey Price to score. It was Stamkos' first goal in 12 postseason games. Stamkos had two assists on Nikita Kucherov's power-play goals as well. Tampa Bay leads the series, 2-0.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored a goal during Saturday's Game 2 loss to the Rangers. | 05/02/2015 3:56 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored a goal during Saturday's Game 2 loss to the Rangers.
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It was his fourth of the playoffs, and he also had four shots on goal. Evgeny Kuznetsov also tallied for Washington in the game.
Rangers center Derick Brassard scored the eventual game-winner Saturday versus Washington. | 05/02/2015 3:54 PM
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Rangers center Derick Brassard scored the eventual game-winner Saturday versus Washington.
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He also had three shots and a plus-one rating in the game. Brassard now has four goals this postseason. Dan Boyle and Chris Kreider also lit the lamp for the Rangers.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had an outstanding Game 1 versus the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Thursday. | 04/30/2015 10:23 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had an outstanding Game 1 versus the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Thursday.
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Impact
Holtby made 31 saves in the, 2-1, victory. He also helped the Capitals kill two penalties. Washington has not allowed a power-play goal in eight playoff games this spring. Washington has a, 1-0, series lead.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist played well in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals versus the Capitals, but he allowed a bad goal that cost New York the game. | 04/30/2015 10:21 PM
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist played well in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals versus the Capitals, but he allowed a bad goal that cost New York the game.
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Impact
With 1.3 seconds left, Joel Ward slipped the pick right below Lundqvist's pad to win, 2-1. Ward was wide open right in front of the net, but Ludnqvist usually stops that shot. Capitals take a, 1-0, series lead.
Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Rangers with 1.3 seconds left. | 04/30/2015 10:17 PM
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Capitals right wing Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Rangers with 1.3 seconds left.
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Impact
Washington won, 2-1. Alex Ovechkin had the puck behind the net and just sent it to the front. Ward was sitting there all by himself and he slipped the puck below Henrik Lundqvist's pad. That was Ward's only shot of the game. The Capitals are out to a surprising, 1-0, series lead.
Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn scored the game-winning goal of Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Red Wings. | 04/29/2015 10:18 PM
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Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn scored the game-winning goal of Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals versus the Red Wings.
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Coburn scored on a one-timer pass from Ryan Callahan about four minutes into the third period. That was Coburn's only shot of the game. He was one of the least likely heroes of heading into Game 7 as Coburn only scored one goals in 43 games during the regular season.
Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek allowed just one goal in the Game 7 loss to the Lightning on Wednesday. | 04/29/2015 10:15 PM
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Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek allowed just one goal in the Game 7 loss to the Lightning on Wednesday.
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Impact
Mrazek only had to make 15 saves, but that wasn't enough as Tampa Bay scored on a one-timer in the third period to win. Mrazek had no chance to make the save. Tampa Bay added an empty-net goal and won, 2-0. Surely, the media will begin speculating what will happen to Red Wings coach Mike Babcock this offseason.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all 31 shots he faced in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Red Wings as Tampa Bay won, 2-0. | 04/29/2015 10:13 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all 31 shots he faced in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Red Wings as Tampa Bay won, 2-0.
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Impact
It was only the second time Detroit outshot Tampa Bay in the series, and the Red Wings nearly doubled the Lightning's shot total, 31-16. Bishop also appeared nervous to start the game, but he and his team settled down. With the shutout, Tampa Bay wins the series and advances to the next round to face the Montreal Canadiens.
Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov rscored the game-winner in Game 7 to defeat the Islanders. | 04/27/2015 10:09 PM
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Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov rscored the game-winner in Game 7 to defeat the Islanders.
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He did so with under eight minutes to go. It was his third goal of the series, and he also had two shots on goal on the night.
Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar scored two goals during Monday's loss to the Lightning. | 04/27/2015 9:49 PM
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Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar scored two goals during Monday's loss to the Lightning.
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He also had five shots on goal and now has three goals in the series.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored twice Monday versus Detroit. | 04/27/2015 9:48 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored twice Monday versus Detroit.
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he helped force a Game 7, and now has six goals in the series. Johnson also had two penaly minutes and a plus-two rating in the game.
Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher scored the game-winner Sunday versus Ottawa. | 04/26/2015 9:50 PM
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Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher scored the game-winner Sunday versus Ottawa.
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His first period goal was all Montreal needed, as they advanced after beating the Senators 2-0. It was Gallagher's first goal of the series.
Blues goalie Jake Allen was pulled during Sunday's Game 6 against the Wild. | 04/26/2015 6:02 PM
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Blues goalie Jake Allen was pulled during Sunday's Game 6 against the Wild.
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He was not sharp, allowing two goals on just 13 shots. Brian Elliott took over and allowed one goal on seven total shots.
Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk defeated the Blues Sunday to help Minnesota advance. | 04/26/2015 6:01 PM
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Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk defeated the Blues Sunday to help Minnesota advance.
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Dubnyk allowed just one goal on 31 shots. Hus storybook season continues.
Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk defeated the Blues Sunday to help Minnesota advance. | 04/26/2015 6:01 PM
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Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk defeated the Blues Sunday to help Minnesota advance.
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Dubnyk allowed just one goal on 31 shots. His storybook season continues.
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored twice in Sunday's Game 6 win over the Blues. | 04/26/2015 6:00 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise scored twice in Sunday's Game 6 win over the Blues.
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Parise helped Minnesota advance with a plus-two rating on the day and three goals in the series overall. He will be a fine option next round.
Canucks right wing Jannik Hansen had a goal and an assist in Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, but it wasn't nearly enough as Vancouver lost, 7-4. | 04/26/2015 12:03 PM
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Canucks right wing Jannik Hansen had a goal and an assist in Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, but it wasn't nearly enough as Vancouver lost, 7-4.
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Hansen and Vancouver dominated the first period as they scored the first three goals of the game, one of which was from Hansen, but Calgary rallied to tie the game in the second period. Hansen assisted Luca Sbisa's goal as Vancouver retook the lead, but Calgary scored four times in the third with the final two being empty-netters. Hansen had two goals and two assissts in the series. Hansen has been improving his offense over the last two seasons and has made himself into a low-end fantasy option. He scored 27 points in 47 games last season with a solid +12 rating. He's totaled two goals and two assists in 11 games so far this year.
Flames left winger Jiri Hudler had two goals and two assists in the amazing comeback from the Flames on Saturday as they won the series against the Canucks, 4-2. | 04/26/2015 12:00 PM
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Flames left winger Jiri Hudler had two goals and two assists in the amazing comeback from the Flames on Saturday as they won the series against the Canucks, 4-2.
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Vancouver jumped out to a, 3-0, lead, and it looked like Game 7 was looming, but the Flames scored seven of the next eight goals to win Game 6, 7-4. Hudler had two assists in the second period as Calgary tied the game, 3-3, and then trailing, 4-3, in the third, Judler scored twice as Calgary blew the game open. The Flames will face the Ducks in the next round of the playoffs.
Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith played hero again, scoring the game-winner in the third period of Game 6 to clinch a, 4-2, series victory over the Predators. | 04/26/2015 11:57 AM
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Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith played hero again, scoring the game-winner in the third period of Game 6 to clinch a, 4-2, series victory over the Predators.
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Keith fake his shot from the point a couple times before taking a wrister towards the net that Pekka Rinne had no chance of seeing. Keith led the Blackhawks with six shots on goal in Game 6 and also had two assists. Chicago will play either St. Louis or Minnesota in the next round.
Predators winger James Neal scored two goals in Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday to help Nashville take a, 2-0, lead, but again Nashivlle could not hold an early lead against Chicago. | 04/26/2015 11:55 AM
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Predators winger James Neal scored two goals in Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday to help Nashville take a, 2-0, lead, but again Nashivlle could not hold an early lead against Chicago.
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The Blackhawks came back to win, 4-3, and clinched the series. Neal played so well in the first 10 minutes, but he then went back to his old self, committing a silly penalty at the 12:09 mark in the first period. The Blackhawks scored on the power play, and that got them back into the game. Neal finished with four goals, an assist and eight penalty minutes in the series..
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford saved the day in Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals as he replaced Scott Darling in the first period and stopped all 13 shots he faced, and Chicago won, 4-3. | 04/26/2015 11:50 AM
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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford saved the day in Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals as he replaced Scott Darling in the first period and stopped all 13 shots he faced, and Chicago won, 4-3.
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Nashville jumped on Scott Darling in the first period, scoring three of the first four goals in the game, but Crawford came on and the Blackhawks settled down. After falling behind, 2-0, Chicago tied the score, 3-3, at the end of the first period. Duncan Keith's goal late in the third won Game 6 and the series. Chicago won the series, 4-2, and will play the winner of the Blues versus the Wild in the next round.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and was plus-one in the, 4-0, victory over the Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday. | 04/25/2015 9:05 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and was plus-one in the, 4-0, victory over the Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
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Datsyuk scored on the power play, which was Detroit's second goal on the man advantage in the game. The goal was also the third of the game and came with under five minutes to go, so it pretty much sealed the victory for Detroit. Red Wings fans probably loved seeing the late third goal after blowing a two-goal lead the other night. Game 6 is on Monday, and Detroit leads, 3-2.
Tampa Bay needs more from center Steven Stamkos if they are going to come back and win the series against the Red Wings. | 04/25/2015 9:03 PM
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Tampa Bay needs more from center Steven Stamkos if they are going to come back and win the series against the Red Wings.
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Stamkos has just two assists in the first five games of the series versus Detroit. Those two assists came in the same game. In the last three games, Stamkos has just eight shots on net and is minus-two. Detroit leads the series, 3-1.
Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek recorded his second shutout of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals as Detroit beat Tampa Bay, 4-0, in Game 5 on Saturday. | 04/25/2015 9:00 PM
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Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek recorded his second shutout of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals as Detroit beat Tampa Bay, 4-0, in Game 5 on Saturday.
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Mrazek stopped all 28 shots he faced. Even with the hiccup in Game 3 where Mrazek allowed four goals on 18 shots, he has posted a .940 save percentage and 1.91 GAA. Detroit leads the series, 3-2.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak had his best game of the series in Game 6 to help New York strave off elimination, beating Washington, 3-1, on Saturday in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. | 04/25/2015 6:18 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak had his best game of the series in Game 6 to help New York strave off elimination, beating Washington, 3-1, on Saturday in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
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Halak made 38 saves on 39 shots in what could be the final game at the Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders will have to win Game 7 on Monday in order to ensure more home games. Halak has a .913 save percentage and a 2.61 GAA in the series.
Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a solid Game 6, but Washington only scored once as the New York Islanders won, 3-1, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday. | 04/25/2015 6:15 PM
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Capitals netminder Braden Holtby had a solid Game 6, but Washington only scored once as the New York Islanders won, 3-1, in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
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Holtby made 35 saves on 37 chances, but it wasn't enough as his counterpart, Jaroslav Halak, only allowed one goal. The final New York goal was an empty-netter. Holtby is 2-3 in the series, but he has allowed just two goals in the last 58 shots he has faced. Game 7 is on Monday.
Islanders center John Tavares scored his second goal of the playoffs to help New York avoid elimination as the Islanders beat the Capitals, 6-2, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday. | 04/25/2015 6:13 PM
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Islanders center John Tavares scored his second goal of the playoffs to help New York avoid elimination as the Islanders beat the Capitals, 6-2, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
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Tavares also had an assist on the game-winning goal from Nikolay Kulemin in the third period. The, 3-1, victory for the Islanders forces a Game 7 in Washington on Monday.
Montreal defenseman Tom Gilbert scored the team's lone goal on Friday night. | 04/24/2015 9:52 PM
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Montreal defenseman Tom Gilbert scored the team's lone goal on Friday night.
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Montreal is now sweating things out, as they failed to close out the series at home. Gilbert also recorded four shots on goal.
Senators left winger Mike Hoffman recorded two points during Friday's Game 5 win over Montreal. | 04/24/2015 9:51 PM
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Senators left winger Mike Hoffman recorded two points during Friday's Game 5 win over Montreal.
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He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots on goal. Hoffman's goal came on the power play.
Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored his first goal of the series on Friday night. | 04/24/2015 9:49 PM
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Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored his first goal of the series on Friday night.
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The Senators made it a series, and now trail 3-2. If they have any hope of forcing Game 7, they will need Ryan to do even more.
Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a goal Thursday against Tampa Bay. | 04/23/2015 10:03 PM
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Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a goal Thursday against Tampa Bay.
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He also had three shots and a plus-one rating ont he night. Joakim Andersson also lit the lamp for Detroit on Thursday.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson was the hero Thursday against the Red Wings. | 04/23/2015 10:02 PM
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Lightning center Tyler Johnson was the hero Thursday against the Red Wings.
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With Tampa Day down 2-0 late in the third period, Johnson scored his first goal, then after Ondrej Palat sent it into overtime, Johnson won it for Tampa Bay just over two minutes in. He also had an assist, four shots, and a plus-three rating on the night.
Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded three points during Thursday's Game 5 win over the Islanders. | 04/23/2015 9:43 PM
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Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded three points during Thursday's Game 5 win over the Islanders.
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He had two goals and an assist, along with seven shots, two penalty minutes, and a plus-two rating on the night. The goals were his first two of the series.
Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak was pulled in Game 5 on Thursday night. | 04/23/2015 9:35 PM
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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak was pulled in Game 5 on Thursday night.
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He allowed five goals on 35 shots before being lifted in the third period. Halak will be back in net for a do-or-die Game 6.
Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack gave up three goals in seven shots during Gamr 4 of the series with Calgary and will not start Game 5. | 04/23/2015 3:30 PM
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Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack gave up three goals in seven shots during Gamr 4 of the series with Calgary and will not start Game 5.
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Lack is 1-3 in the playoffs with a 3.03 GAA and .886 save percentage. The Canucks will go with the veteran in Game 5. Ryan Miller will get the call. Miller was 29-15-1 this season with a 2.53 GAA and .911 save percentage.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller played for the first time this postseason on Tuesday, stopping all 15 shots he faced in the final two periods of Game 4 in the Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Flames and will get the start on Thursday in Game 5. | 04/23/2015 3:26 PM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller played for the first time this postseason on Tuesday, stopping all 15 shots he faced in the final two periods of Game 4 in the Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Flames and will get the start on Thursday in Game 5.
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He replaces Eddie Lack. Miller has a career 27-26 playoff record with a 2.47 GAA and .916 save percentage, most of which was when he played for the Sabres.
Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury allowed two goals during Wednesday's Game 4 loss to the Rangers. | 04/22/2015 10:00 PM
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Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury allowed two goals during Wednesday's Game 4 loss to the Rangers.
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Fleury played well despite taking his third loss of the series. He stopped 22 shots on 24 attempts, and will need another solid outing on Friday.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist came up big during Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Penguins. | 04/22/2015 9:59 PM
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist came up big during Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Penguins.
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He allowed just one goal on 23 shots and made some massive saves throughout the entire game. Lundqvist is now 3-1 in the postseason.
Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist scored the team's lone goal Wednesday against the Rangers. | 04/22/2015 9:58 PM
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Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist scored the team's lone goal Wednesday against the Rangers.
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It was his second goal of the series and he also had three total shots. Pittsburgh is now down 3-1 in the series and will have to win Friday to avoid elimination.
Rangers rookie winger Kevin Hayes was the hero Wednesday versus Pittsburgh. | 04/22/2015 9:57 PM
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Rangers rookie winger Kevin Hayes was the hero Wednesday versus Pittsburgh.
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He scored the game-winner less than four minutes into OT, and alos had three shots and a plus-one rating. Derick Brassard also tallied for the Rangers.
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price allowed just one goal, but took the loss Wednesday versus Ottawa. | 04/22/2015 9:39 PM
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Canadiens goaltender Carey Price allowed just one goal, but took the loss Wednesday versus Ottawa.
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It was Price's first loss of the series. He stopped 31-of-32 shots on goal, and still like very sharp.
Senators goalie Craig Anderson was the main reason Ottawa lives to see another day. | 04/22/2015 9:38 PM
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Senators goalie Craig Anderson was the main reason Ottawa lives to see another day.
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He posted a shutout against the Canadiens by stopping all 38 shots on goal. Anderson will be back in net for Game 5.
Senators left winger Mike Hoffman scored the team's lone goal during Wednesday's Game 4 victory against Montreal. | 04/22/2015 9:37 PM
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Senators left winger Mike Hoffman scored the team's lone goal during Wednesday's Game 4 victory against Montreal.
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It was the only goal of the game and Hoffman also had four shots and a plus-one rating on the night.
Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime of Game 4 in the Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Predators on Tuesday. | 04/22/2015 10:36 AM
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Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime of Game 4 in the Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Predators on Tuesday.
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This was Seabrook's third overtime winner in the postseason. His shot came from the point and seemed to beat Pekka Rinne because of Bryan Bickell's screen in front of the net. Seabrook has two goals and three points in the series, which Chicago leads, 3-1..
Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne made 45 saves, but it wasn't enough in the triple overtime loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Western Conference on Tuesday. | 04/22/2015 10:34 AM
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Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne made 45 saves, but it wasn't enough in the triple overtime loss to the Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Western Conference on Tuesday.
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Rinne was excellent in overtime, but Nashville was able to beat Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling. On the game-winning goal, Rinne was screened and had no chance to stop the shot. Nashville returns home for Game 5 trailing in the series, 3-1.
Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling made 50 saves in the, 3-2, triple overtime victory over the Predators in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday. | 04/22/2015 10:30 AM
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Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling made 50 saves in the, 3-2, triple overtime victory over the Predators in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
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The game lasted into the early part of the morning as Brent Seabrook scored the game-winning one minute into triple overtime. Chicago really took over this game in the third period, and as a result, Darling only made five saves in the period, but he stopped 20 shots in overtime. He is 3-0 with a .969 save percentage in the series.
Flames left winger Jiri Hudler had a goal and an assist in Calgary's, 3-1, victory over the Canucks on Tuesday in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. | 04/22/2015 10:26 AM
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Flames left winger Jiri Hudler had a goal and an assist in Calgary's, 3-1, victory over the Canucks on Tuesday in Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
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The Calgary power play was clicking on Tuesday, and Hudler owners loved it. He assisted Johnny Gaudreau's goal in the first four minutes of the game, and then Hudler scored on the power play six minutes later. The Flames man advantage was 2-for-4 in the game. The two points were Hudler's first of the series.
Canucks goalie Ryan Miller played for the first time this postseason on Tuesday, stopping all 15 shots he faced in the final two periods of Game 4 in the Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Flames. | 04/22/2015 10:23 AM
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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller played for the first time this postseason on Tuesday, stopping all 15 shots he faced in the final two periods of Game 4 in the Western Conference Quarterfinals versus the Flames.
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It wasn't enough, however, as Calgary won, 3-1. All the scoring took place in the first period. Miller replaced starter Eddie Lack, who allowed three goals on seven shots. With the Flames ahead in the series, 3-1, it will be interesting to see who the Canucks start in Game 5 on Thursday.
Flames goalie Jonas Hiller continued his strong play in the Western Conference Quarterfinals as he stopped 28-of-29 shots in Game 4, and Calgary beat Vancouver, 3-1, on Tuesday. | 04/22/2015 10:20 AM
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Flames goalie Jonas Hiller continued his strong play in the Western Conference Quarterfinals as he stopped 28-of-29 shots in Game 4, and Calgary beat Vancouver, 3-1, on Tuesday.
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Hiller has been one of the best goaltenders through the first half of the postseason's first round. He is 3-1 with a .938 save percentage in four games. Calgary will have a chance to clinch the series victory on Thursday.
Islanders center Casey Cizikas scored the team's lone goal during Tuesday's Game 3 loss versus Washington. | 04/21/2015 10:43 PM
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Islanders center Casey Cizikas scored the team's lone goal during Tuesday's Game 3 loss versus Washington.
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He score in the first period to tie the game 1-1, but New York fell in OT. Cizikas also recorded four shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was the hero Tuesday against the Islanders. | 04/21/2015 10:42 PM
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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was the hero Tuesday against the Islanders.
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He scored the OT winner to send Washington home with the series tied 2-2. Backstrom also had an assist, five shots, and a plus-two rating on the night.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin posted two points in Tuesday's Game 3 OT win over the Islanders. | 04/21/2015 10:41 PM
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Capitals star Alex Ovechkin posted two points in Tuesday's Game 3 OT win over the Islanders.
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He scored the opening goal on a pretty deflection in the first period and set up the game0winner in OT. The goal was Ovechkin's second of the series.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk got Detroit going in Game 3, scoring the game's first goal on a deflection as the Red Wings went on to beat the Lightning, 3-0, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday. | 04/21/2015 9:51 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk got Detroit going in Game 3, scoring the game's first goal on a deflection as the Red Wings went on to beat the Lightning, 3-0, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
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Tomas Tatar took a shot from the point that Datsyuk redirected into the net. Datsyuk was tied for the team lead with four shots on net. He has two goals and an assist in the series as Detroit leads, 2-1.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop continued his inconsistent play in the postseason as Tampa Bay dropped Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 3-0, on Tuesday. | 04/21/2015 9:48 PM
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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop continued his inconsistent play in the postseason as Tampa Bay dropped Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 3-0, on Tuesday.
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Impact
Bishop had a rough Game 1 but responded with a very strong Game 2 to even the series. In Game 3, Bishop allowed two goals on 20 shots to post a .900 save percentage. He has a .897 save percentage in the series, and Detroit leads, 2-1.
Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made 22 saves in the, 3-0, victory over the Lightning on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. | 04/21/2015 9:46 PM
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Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made 22 saves in the, 3-0, victory over the Lightning on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
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There was a little bit of debate whether Detroit should stick with Mrazek or switch to Jimmy Howard, who played the third period of Game 2. Coach Mike Babcock made the right choice to stick with Mrazek as he picked up his first career postseason shutout. The underdog Red Wings lead the series, 2-1.

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