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Lack makes 22 saves, Canucks top Flames 4-1 to even playoff series

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Tempers flared and fists flew - and the tone might have been set for the rest of the first-round playoff series between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames....

Rest a thing of past, no longer a factor, now that NHL playoffs are off and rolling

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rest is supposed to be a good thing heading into the playoffs. But not too much, apparently....

Smith scores 2 goals as Predators pull away to beat Blackhawks 6-2, tie series at 1

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Getting the first victory in three weeks is nice. Beating the Chicago Blackhawks to avoid an 0-2 deficit before hitting the road is much, much sweeter....

Galchenyuk's OT goal gives Canadiens 3-2 win over Senators and 2-0 series lead

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MONTREAL (AP) -- P.K. Subban figured he needed to make up for being ejected from the opening game of the Montreal Canadiens' first-round playoff series....

With backup goalie, Ovechkin and Backstrom lead Capitals past Islanders 4-3 to even series

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- So what if the Washington Capitals' goalie was a last-minute rookie replacement, making his second NHL appearance all season?...

Young Ducks defensemen Lindholm, Vatanen ready to show their playoff toughness in 2nd trip

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen got their first taste of the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring, and the Anaheim Ducks' young defensemen only hungered for more....

Comeback quack: Corey Perry scores 2 goals in final period of Ducks' 4-2 win over Jets

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Corey Perry nudged the puck over the Winnipeg goal line and raised both arms in celebration of a tiebreaking score, only nobody believed him. The referees told him to play on, the crowd didn't roar and his fellow Anaheim Ducks couldn't stop....

Wild keep chances to minimum for Dubnyk, beat Blues 4-2 to open playoff series

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Just like the regular season, the Minnesota Wild appeared right at home in someone else's rink....

Mrazek has 44 saves, Datsyuk scores 2 goals to lead Red Wings over Lightning 3-2

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit's Petr Mrazek rejected shot after shot, making the decision to give him his first NHL playoff start look like a wise one....

Rangers get first-period goals, take lead on Penguins with 2-1 win in series opener

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Rangers wanted to jump right on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their playoff series opener....

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