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Hawks reach agreement to sell NBA team for $850 million

In this Oct. 27, 2012, file photo, Jami Gertz, left, and her husband, Antony Ressler, arrive at the 2012 ART + FILM GALA hosted by LACMA in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the situation says a group headed by Ressler has agreed on an $850 million deal to purchase the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the sale had not been officially announced. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are taking care of business during the NBA playoffs — on and off the court.

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Tarasenko, Blues dismantle Wild 6-1 to even series

St. Louis Blues right wing Ryan Reaves (75) celebrates with teammates after his goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series game in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Louis Blues stopped chasing the Minnesota Wild and revived their checking style.

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Kevin Hayes scores in OT, Rangers beat Penguins 2-1

New York Rangers' Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates his game-winning overtime goal with teammate Carl Hagelin (62) during a first-round NHL playoff hockey game  against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The Rangers won 2-1 to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.

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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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Goaltending always a mystery in NHL postseason

Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) stops a Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) shot during Game 3 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Detroit Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Detroit won 3-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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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