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Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks got a spark from an unusual place and turned a close game into another laugher against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings....

Canadiens grab 3-0 series lead with 3-2 win
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MONTREAL (AP) -- Tomas Plekanec scored at 5:43 of the third period and the Montreal Canadiens moved one win away from advancing to the second round of NHL playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night....

Bruins top Red Wings 4-1, even series at 1-1
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BOSTON (AP) -- Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period and the Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the Game 2 on Sunday....

Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series
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NEW YORK (AP) -- This win was three years in the making for backup goalie Ray Emery and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers....

Blackhawks D Seabrook suspended for hit on Backes
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended for three games for his hit on Blues center David Backes during their first-round playoff series....

MacKinnon helps Avs to 4-2 win over Wild
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DENVER (AP) -- Teenager Nathan MacKinnon is growing up fast. Almost as fast as he skates....

Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Matt Calvert's first career playoff goal gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a badly needed boost. His second ended 4,493 days of futility for a franchise that is quickly morphing from laughingstock to something considerably more potent....

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, take 2-0 lead
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues....

Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars 3-2 in Game 2
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ryan Getzlaf wore the strain all over his exhausted face. In the past 51 hours or so, he had taken a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child and propelled the Anaheim Ducks to two gritty playoff victories....

Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Montreal Canadiens are gaining confidence with every playoff victory....

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