Posts Tagged Stanley Cup Playoffs

Kuznetsov’s goal leads Capitals past Isles 2-1 in Game 7

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, works the puck with New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey (12) defending, during the first period of Game 7 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The precocious Russian forward drafted in the first round by the Washington Capitals finally delivered a breathtaking, winning goal in a Game 7. No, not Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov.

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For third straight year, St. Louis Blues make an early exit

St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott, left,  right wing Ryan Reaves (75),  right wing Dmitrij Jaskin (23), center Steve Ott, and center Jori Lehtera (12) watch from the bench during the final minute of the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 26, 2015. The Wild won 4-1 to win the series and advance to the second round. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For the third straight year, it’s one and done for the St. Louis Blues.

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Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues, for rematch with Blackhawks

Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise, left, celebrates with teammates center Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, defenseman Jared Spurgeon, and defenseman Marco Scandella (6) after Parise's goal on St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild were flailing in mid-January, badly needing a boost in the net when Devan Dubnyk arrived just in time.

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Parise, Wild advance with 4-1 win over Blues

Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise, left, celebrates with teammates center Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, defenseman Jared Spurgeon, and defenseman Marco Scandella (6) after Parise's goal on St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota was killing an early penalty when Zach Parise snagged a loose puck in the neutral zone, raced away from St. Louis and triggered a huge roar from the home crowd with his highlight-reel goal off a bad-angle shot.

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Malkin, Crosby reaffirm commitment to Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin say they’re in it for the long haul.

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