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  • Calgary Flames advance to 2nd round for 1st time in a decade

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — With a chance to clinch in their grasp, the Calgary Flames stayed determined. Down 3-0 early and 4-3 midway through the second period, they turned a switch and beat the Vancouver…

  • Home-ice advantage overrated in Wild-Blues series

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — NHL teams play all season for home-ice advantage. Only to give it away. It hasn’t meant much at all in the Wild-Blues first-round Western Conference series. The teams have traded victories…

  • Flames beat Canucks 7-4 to advance in Stanley Cup playoffs

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames never blinked after falling into a quick 3-0 hole — and the Sea of Red never stopped cheering. “What about the crowd?” Flames coach Bob Hartley said. “The…

  • Keith scores, Blackhawks eliminate Predators with 4-3 win

    CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Keith waited and waited for just the right moment, and then unloaded. Another big goal for Chicago’s top defenseman moved the Blackhawks into the second round of the playoffs. Keith scored…

  • Canucks-Flames Sum

    Vancouver 3 1 0—4 Calgary 1 2 4—7 First Period_1, Vancouver, McMillan 1 (Higgins, Horvat), 2:36. 2, Vancouver, Hansen 2 (Matthias, Tanev), 7:32. 3, Vancouver, Vrbata 2 (D.Sedin, H.Sedin), 9:42 (pp). 4, Calgary, Ferland 1…

  • Canucks-Flames Sums

    Vancouver 3 1 0—4 Calgary 1 2 4—7 First Period_1, Vancouver, McMillan 1 (Higgins, Horvat), 2:36. 2, Vancouver, Hansen 2 (Matthias, Tanev), 7:32. 3, Vancouver, Vrbata 2 (D.Sedin, H.Sedin), 9:42 (pp). 4, Calgary, Ferland 1…

  • Predators-Blackhawks Sums

    Nashville 3 0 0—3 Chicago 3 0 1—4 First Period_1, Nashville, Neal 3 (Jones), 1:10. 2, Nashville, Neal 4 (Franson, Forsberg), 8:09 (pp). 3, Chicago, Sharp 3 (Keith, Toews), 10:37. 4, Nashville, Cullen 1 (Ribeiro),…

  • Predators-Blackhawks Sum

    Nashville 3 0 0—3 Chicago 3 0 1—4 First Period_1, Nashville, Neal 3 (Jones), 1:10. 2, Nashville, Neal 4 (Franson, Forsberg), 8:09 (pp). 3, Chicago, Sharp 3 (Keith, Toews), 10:37. 4, Nashville, Cullen 1 (Ribeiro),…

  • Mrazek shuts down Lightning again, Red Wings win Game 5

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Petr Mrazek’s confidence is growing by the victory. One more win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Detroit Red Wings and their young goaltender will advance in the NHL playoffs.…

  • Red Wings-Lightning Sum

    Detroit 1 1 2—4 Tampa Bay 0 0 0—0 First Period_1, Detroit, Sheahan 2 (Kronwall, Zetterberg), 19:37 (pp). Second Period_2, Detroit, Miller 1 (Glendening, Ericsson), 15:46. Third Period_3, Detroit, Datsyuk 3 (Ericsson, Helm), 15:47 (pp).…

  • Red Wings-Lightning Sums

    Detroit 1 1 2—4 Tampa Bay 0 0 0—0 First Period_1, Detroit, Sheahan 2 (Kronwall, Zetterberg), 19:37 (pp). Penalties_Ericsson, Det (cross-checking), 1:05; Stralman, TB (hooking), 6:56; Palat, TB (hooking), 18:13. Second Period_2, Detroit, Miller 1…

  • Capitals-Islanders Sums

    Washington 1 0 0—1 N.Y. Islanders 1 0 2—3 First Period_1, N.Y. Islanders, Tavares 2 (Strome, Leddy), 6:56. 2, Washington, Carlson 1 (Ovechkin, Brouwer), 19:55 (pp). Penalties_Strait, NYI (high-sticking), 13:06; Kulemin, NYI (cross-checking), 16:30; Tavares,…

  • Capitals-Islanders Sum

    Washington 1 0 0—1 N.Y. Islanders 1 0 2—3 First Period_1, N.Y. Islanders, Tavares 2 (Strome, Leddy), 6:56. 2, Washington, Carlson 1 (Ovechkin, Brouwer), 19:55 (pp). Second Period_None. Third Period_3, N.Y. Islanders, Kulemin 1 (Leddy,…

  • Islanders beat Capitals 3-1 to force Game 7

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders…

  • Home-ice advantage overrated in Wild-Blues series

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — NHL teams play all season for home-ice advantage. Only to give it away. It hasn’t meant much at all in the Wild-Blues first-round Western Conference series. The teams have traded victories…