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Blues even series on Backes' OT game-winner, beat Stars 4-3
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DALLAS (AP) -- Blues captain David Backes scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime and St. Louis beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 in Game 2 on Sunday to get even in the second-round series....

Capitals' Orpik has hearing for late hit to Maatta' head
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has a hearing Sunday with the NHL's department of player safety for his late hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta in Game 2 of their second-round playoff series....

Hit on Maatta and late shoves put Orpik under microscope
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- During their back-to-back Stanley Cup final runs in 2008 and 2009, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew all about what Brooks Orpik can do. The rugged, bruising defenseman's ability to play on the edge was a big part of the Penguins' playoff success for a long time....

Down a man after Orpik hit, Pens top Caps 2-1; series 1-all
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Already down a game in their second-round playoff series, Kris Letang and the Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly were down a man, too, on Saturday night, when Olli Maatta was leveled by a high hit from Washington's Brooks Orpik less than 5 minutes in....

Last-place Leafs win NHL draft lottery; Jets jump to 2nd
Brendan Shanahan went online to try the NHL draft lottery simulator just once, and was excited to see the Toronto Maple Leafs win the first pick....

Johnson has 2 goals and assist, Lightning beat Islanders 4-1
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Johnson had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday to even the second-round series at a game apiece....

Penguins and Capitals expect Crosby to respond in Game 2
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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Step it up, Sidney Crosby. The Pittsburgh Penguins can't win this playoff series without you....

Joel Ward leads Sharks past Predators 5-2 in Game 1
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Joel Ward scored the tiebreaking goal against his former team with 8:11 remaining in regulation to help the San Jose Sharks rally past the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Friday night in Game 1 of their second-round series....

Ducks fire coach Bruce Boudreau after early playoff exit
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday, two days after the four-time Pacific Division champions' first-round exit from the playoffs....

Caps' Tom Wilson fined $2,400 for knee hit to Pens' Sheary
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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The NHL fined Capitals forward Tom Wilson $2,404 on Friday for his knee-on-knee hit on Pittsburgh's Conor Sheary, sparing him a suspension that could have altered the second-round playoff series against the Penguins....



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