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Defensemen injuries are already piling up early in the NHL playoffs

Defenses around the NHL playoffs have been depleted by existing and new injuries, from Tampa Bay’s Mikhail Sergachev and Colorado’s Samuel Girard being out long term to Carolina’s Brett Pesce going down Monday night and Washington being down to minor leaguers to fill its many voids More »


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Aho, Martinook cap Hurricanes' late rally to beat the Islanders for a 2-0 playoff series lead

Sebastian Aho and Jordan Martinook scored 9 seconds apart late in the third period to help the Carolina Hurricanes complete a comeback from three goals down to beat the New York Islanders 5-3 More »


Matthews scores as Maple Leafs beat Bruins 3-2 to tie their series at 1 game apiece

Auston Matthews scored on a breakaway to snap a third-period tie and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 to knot their first-round playoff series at one game apiece More »


Sabres hire Lindy Ruff as coach. He guided Buffalo to the playoffs in 2011

Lindy Ruff is returning to Buffalo for a second stint as coach of the Sabres More »


Buffalo Sabres bring back Lindy Ruff as coach

Buffalo Sabres bring back Lindy Ruff as coach More »


Panthers, Rangers, Jets and Canucks back home for Game 2s, all seeking 2-0 NHL playoff series leads

A slew of big NHL names will be heading back onto NHL playoff ice on Tuesday night with 1-0 series leads More »


Panthers score twice in the third period and beat the Lightning 3-2 in Game 1 of NHL playoffs

Carter Verhaeghe tapped in a pinpoint pass from Aleksander Barkov for the lead 58 seconds into the third period, Matthew Tkachuk added a goal and an assist and the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in Game 1 of their NHL playoff series opener More »


DeBrusk nets 2 power-play goals, Swayman saves 35 as Bruins win 5-1 to open series with Toronto

Jeremy Swayman made 35 saves to lead the Boston Bruins to a 5-1 victory over the the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series More »


Andersen, Noesen help Hurricanes push past Islanders 3-1 to open 1st-round NHL playoff series

Stefan Noesen grabbed a loose puck atop the crease and pushed it past Semyon Varlamov early in the third period to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 3-1 to open their NHL playoff series More »


Maple Leafs, Jets, Oilers and Canucks carry Canada’s Stanley Cup hopes with drought now at 30 years

Hockey fans across Canada are preparing themselves for the annual thrill and torment that arrives with the NHL playoffs More »


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