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Islanders beat Capitals 3-1 to force Game 7

New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) and Ryan Strome, right, celebrate a first period goal by center John Tavares against the Washington Capitals during Game 6 during the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. Strome had an assist on the goal. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Islanders captain John Tavares was still attempting to gather his bearings after being leveled in the corner, when he heard the familiar — and welcome — roar go up inside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for what could be the last time.

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Bettman doesn’t believe ‘Katy Perry’ chants are sexist

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman watches the first period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

NEW YORK (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t believe Winnipeg Jets fans were being “sexist in the slightest” by comparing Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry to pop singer Katy Perry.

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Islanders Visnovsky’s status uncertain for Game 5 vs Caps

New York Islanders' Lubomir Visnovsky, right, celebrates with Kyle Okposo (21) after Okposo scored during the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Uniondale, New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky’s status is uncertain for Game 5 of New York’s playoff series against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.

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Backstrom seals Capitals’ 2-1 overtime win over Isles

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates with Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) of Sweden as New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) leaves the ice with his head down after Backstrom scored in overtime of Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 to even the series at  2-2. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored 11:09 into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night, and even their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.

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Trotz counting on Ovechkin to be ‘difference maker’ vs Isles

New York Islanders' Nikolay Kulemin, left, tries to get the puck away from Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin during the first period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Alex The Great can be better.

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