Posts Tagged Stanley Cup Playoffs

Roy makes all right moves in 1st year leading Avs

In this Dec. 12, 2013 file photo, Colorado Avalanche's head coach Patrick Roy yells on the bench as Marc-Andre Cliche (24), John Mitchell (7) and Maxime Talbot (25) look on during third period action against the Winnipeg Jets in  in Winnipeg. Roy's pushed all the right buttons in leading a team that finished last in the Western Conference a season ago back into the playoffs. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,  John Woods)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Patrick Roy’s fiery personality was on full display in the opening game when the Colorado coach got into a heated exchange with Anaheim, banging his hands again and again on the glass partition until it tilted.

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Lightning’s Lindback to start Game 1 vs. Canadiens

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback (39), from Sweden, deflects a shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper grudgingly gave up the news.

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Ducks hope playoff success finally starts vs Stars

Anaheim Ducks' Patrick Maroon, left, and Ryan Getzlaf celebrate their team's 5-2 win against the San Jose Sharks after an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — From the moment Stephane Robidas was traded from the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks last month, he realized he might end up facing his former teammates in the first round of the playoffs.

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Avalanche back in playoffs, focus on Wild

DENVER (AP) — As the season went along and the Colorado Avalanche kept winning and winning, they broadened their ambitions: From simply making the playoffs to accumulating 100 points to capturing a division title.

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Flyers turn worst start into postseason berth

Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal, bottom, shoots the puck past Philadelphia Flyers' Cal Heeter, top, for a goal during the shootout of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Hurricanes won 6-5. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers turned the worst start in team history all the way into another playoff berth.

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