• Dallas Stars left wing Patrick Sharp, right, and teammates celebrate after a goal by Stars defenseman John Klingberg against Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, left, during the first period of Game 6 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 24, 2016. The Stars won 5-4 to advance to the second round. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Dallas Stars were cruising into the second round, dominating their slumbering opponent, when the Minnesota Wild jolted awake.

  • Chicago Blackhawks fans celebrate after Andrew Ladd (16) scored during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Chicago. The Blues won 6-3. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Blackhawks, Ducks try to close out series on road

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have big-time momentum heading into Game 7.

  • New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) kneels on the ice as Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust, second from right rear, and teammates celebrate his goal during the second period in Game 5 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    New faces making instant impact during Penguins’ surge

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby danced through the neutral zone, slipped across the New York Rangers’ blue line and waited for help. It arrived in the form of a blurring No. 43 black-and-gold jersey, the one worn by a player whose speed and relentlessness propelled him from prospect to unlikely catalyst for a Stanley Cup contender in all of five months.

  • In this Jan. 23, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Vincent Lecavalier (44) moves with the puck as Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23), of Sweden, defends and Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue (35) and Kings' Marian Gaborik (12), of the Czech Republic, watch during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Glendale, Ariz. Lecavalier said he still plans to retire this summer after one last revitalizing season with the Los Angeles Kings. Lecavalier confirmed his long-stated plans Sunday, April 24, 2016, as the Kings left their training complex. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    Kings’ Vincent Lecavalier to retire after 17-year NHL career

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Vincent Lecavalier intends to retire this summer, ending his 17-year NHL career after one last revitalizing season with the Los Angeles Kings.