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Home-ice advantage overrated in Wild-Blues series

Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, left, is congratulated by teammates Thomas Vanek, of Austria, and Matt Dumba, right, after scoring during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, Friday, April 24, 2015, in St. Louis. The Wild won 4-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — NHL teams play all season for home-ice advantage. Only to give it away.

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Senators beat Canadiens 5-1 to force Game 6

Ottawa Senators' Erik Karlsson, second from left, celebrates with teammates Milan Michalek (9), Kyle Turris (7), Patrick Wiercioch (46) and Mark Stone (61) after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period of Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — Craig Anderson made 45 saves and the Ottawa Senators avoided elimination with a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.

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Goaltending always a mystery in NHL postseason

Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson, Montreal Canadiens' Alex Galchenyuk (27) and Senators' Eric Gryba (62) all look towards the puck during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT

DETROIT (AP) — Everybody knows how a hot goalie can alter a playoff series. What’s tricky is figuring out who might fit that description in a given postseason.

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Mike Hoffman scores, Senators beat Canadiens 1-0

Ottawa Senators' Mike Hoffman (68) celebrates scoring on the Montreal Canadiens with teammate Patrick Wiercioch during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Hoffman scored midway through the third period and the Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 on Wednesday night to avoid elimination.

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Ducks, Habs get chance to close out playoff series Wednesday

Montreal Canadiens celebrate their 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators in sudden death overtime of game 3 of first round Stanley Cup NHL playoff hockey action in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday, April 19, 2015.  (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)   MANDATORY CREDIT

The Montreal Canadiens and the Anaheim Ducks already have their first chance to finish up the first round.

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