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Sharks head to 1st Cup final after 5-2 win over Blues
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- After 25 years, the San Jose Sharks will finally play for the Stanley Cup....

Crosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin's pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final....

Matt Murray back in goal for Penguins against Lightning
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are turning to rookie goaltender Matt Murray with their season on the line against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final....

Blues go back to goalie Brian Elliott for Game 6
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues are going back to goaltender Brian Elliott for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks....

Pavelski scores twice, Sharks top Blues to take 3-2 lead
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Joe Pavelski scored two goals, including the go-ahead score in the opening minute of the third period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference final on Monday night....

Johnson's OT deflection lifts Lightning over Penguins 4-3
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face....

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to start Game 5
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Marc-Andre Fleury is back on the job for the Pittsburgh Penguins....

Hot Tip: Backes excels at deflections for Blues
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Backes stood tall in front of the net as long as possible, finally ducking in case he whiffed on the puck with his stick....

Court denies NHL motion to dismiss concussion suit over CBA
A federal judge in Minnesota has denied the NHL's latest attempt to throw out a class-action lawsuit by former players filed over head injuries....

Penguins, Lightning off to chippy start in conference finals
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- So much for niceties and the promise of fluid, free-flowing hockey. In the span of three testy periods Friday night, the Eastern Conference finals flipped from benign to occasionally belligerent....

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