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Stastny scores OT winner after tying game late in regulation as Avs beat Wild 5-4 in opener

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DENVER (AP) -- Patrick Roy showed as much boldness behind the bench as he once did as a Hall of Fame goaltender....

Healthy Hertl, Torres help spark Sharks to 6-3 win over Kings in playoff opener

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks spent seven games struggling to get the puck past Jonathan Quick in a playoff loss a year ago....

Steen gets winner at 26 seconds of third OT, Blues knock off Blackhawks 4-3

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions....

Rangers score 3 goals in 3rd period, 2 on power play, to beat Flyers 4-1 in series opener

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Carl Hagelin's contribution to the New York Rangers' playoff-opening win was etched all over his busted-up mouth....

Power briefly goes out at SAP Center ahead of Sharks-Kings opener in Stanley Cup playoffs
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Power went out briefly at the SAP Center less than an hour before the scheduled start of Thursday night's playoff opener between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings....

Anaheim Ducks jump to 4-goal lead, hold off Dallas Stars 4-3 in playoff series opener

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ryan Getzlaf spent the final seconds of the Anaheim Ducks' playoff opener in the dressing room with a large ice bag pressed to a nasty cut on his left cheek....

Weise's goal late in overtime gives Canadiens 5-4 victory over Lightning in Game 1

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Down one goal, Montreal battled back - twice. Up one, it faltered - twice. Dale Weise then put the Tampa Bay Lightning away for the night....

Penguins rally after slow start, slip past Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn't in the playoffs "just to go to school."...

The missing ingredient?: Marian Gaborik's scoring fits splendidly into LA Kings' playoff plans

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Marian Gaborik's new teammates with the Los Angeles Kings initially wondered whether such a talented goal-scorer could fit into a defense-dominated team when he arrived in a trade last month....

Former players sue NHL, alleging league hid risks of concussions; third such suit filed
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries....

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