Posts Tagged Stanley Cup Playoffs

FACEOFF: 4 of Canada’s teams kick off 1st night of playoffs

In this Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane moves the puck up ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles. The NHL playoffs kick off in style Wednesday, April 15, 2015, with the Blackhawks getting Kane back in time for their opener at Nashville. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Patrick Kane is back for Chicago. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals are back in the playoffs after a one-year break. And the Montreal Canadiens feel as if they’ve been in this position before against Ottawa, and it’s not a good memory for the Habs.

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Both Blackhawks, Predators ready to square off in playoffs

Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette talks to his players during a practice Monday, April 13, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Laviolette, in his first year as only the second head coach in team history, has the task to deliver a deep postseason run as they start the NHL hockey playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators certainly can agree that how they finished the regular season doesn’t matter now that it’s the postseason.

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Jets playoff tickets sell out in less than 5 minutes

Winnipeg Jets' Lee Stempniak (20) and fans celebrate his goal against the Calgary Flames during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)   MANDATORY CREDIT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jets fans have waited a long time for playoff hockey to return to Winnipeg.

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Canucks may go with Eddie Lack in goal

Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack (31) makes a save on Arizona Coyotes center Tobias Rieder (8) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Growing up in Sweden, Eddie Lack used to wake up in the middle of the night to watch NHL playoff games on TV.

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Flyers limp toward offseason without playoff appearance

Philadelphia Flyers' Jakub Voracek, of Czech Republic, speaks with members of the media on Monday, April 13, 2015, at the team's NHL hockey training facility in Voorhees, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

VORHEES, N.J. (AP) — The Flyers hit The Big 4-0 this season.

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