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John Stevens believes small changes will be big…

The Los Angeles Kings have introduced John Stevens as the 27th head coach in team history

Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before…

San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton is undergoing surgery on a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee

Working overtime: Extra hockey may take its toll on players

A record 18 overtime games in the first round could take its toll on players and teams as the playoffs continue

Penguins-Capitals rivalry highlights playoffs…

A renewal of the rivalry between the Penguins and Capitals highlights the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs

MacArthur returns, scores for Sens to beat Boston…

Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal with 6:30 gone in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Sunday to win their first-round playoff series in six games

Blues get faceoff leader back with Paul Stastny

While many of his teammates enjoyed a well-deserved break, St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny was on the ice for the team's optional skate

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End of Sharks season could bring end to…

The end of another season in San Jose could be the end of an era after the Sharks were eliminated in Game 6 of the first round Saturday night with a 3-1 loss to Edmonton

John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los…

The Los Angeles Kings are promoting John Stevens to be their next head coach

Rookie Guentzel making a splash for rested, ready Penguins

The NHL's leading goal scorer in the playoffs heading into the second round isn't stars Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin or Connor McDavid

Yeo, Blues prep for Predators after five-game win…

The first postseason matchup for Mike Yeo against his former team couldn't have been better for the St. Louis coach, who spent almost five years on the job in Minnesota

Zuccarello, Rangers beat Canadiens 3-1 to reach…

Mats Zuccarello scored twice in the second period and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals

No Shattenkirk is no problem for bigger, better Blues

Not having Kevin Shattenkirk is no problem for the bigger, better Blues

Leafs are down but not out of tight series…

The Maple Leafs are down but not out of their tight first-round series against the Capitals as they face elimination in Game 6 in Toronto

Kuraly's 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past…

Sean Kuraly's second goal of the game at 10:19 of the second overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5, avoiding elimination in the first-round series

Oilers prove they are more than McDavid in playoff win

Winning the Connor McDavid lottery two years ago was the key moment in the turnaround for an Edmonton Oilers team that had spent most of a decade at the bottom of the standings

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Coyle, Wild aim to keep pressure on Blues with…

Charlie Coyle has helped keep the Wild alive against St. Louis, with two of the team's five goals in the series

Flower Power: Fleury thriving in familiar spot…

Marc-Andre Fleury is the biggest reason the Pittsburgh Penguins are heading to the second-round of the playoffs

How to stop a superstar is biggest challenge in NHL playoffs

How to stop a superstar is the biggest challenge any team faces in the NHL playoffs

Next step for Predators: Getting beyond second…

Predators know they still have plenty of work to do after completing stunning first-round sweep of Blackhawks

Sabres clean house by firing GM Murray and coach…

The Buffalo Sabres have fired general manager Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma after the youthful team missed the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season

Desharnais scores late in OT to lift Oilers over Sharks, 4-3

David Desharnais scored late in the first overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Sharks on Thursday night, pushing San Jose to the brink of elimination in the NHL playoffs

Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in…

Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round series

Trotz: Caps victim of 'strange goals' as series…

Barry Trotz says the Capitals have been a victim of some strange goals against the Toronto Maple Leafs

Bower Power: Aggressive plays working out for goalies

Aggressive plays are working out in the playoffs for goaltenders Braden Holtby and Craig Anderson

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Ducks sweep away Flames with 3-1 win in Game 4

Patrick Eaves, Nate Thompson and Ryan Getzlaf scored, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 for a sweep of their first-round playoff series

Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues 2-0 to avoid elimination

Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves to record his second career playoff shutout, and the Minnesota Wild avoided elimination with a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series

Capitals beat Maple Leafs 5-4, tie series at 2…

Tom Wilson and T.J. Oshie each scored two goals, and the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece