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Stanley Cup Playoffs Three Stars: Stastny, Steen OT heroes; Sha…

Stanley Cup Playoffs Three Stars: Stastny, Steen OT heroes; Sharks bite Kings; Rangers solve Emery

No. 1 Star: Paul Stastny, Colorado Avalanche Stastny is one of the few Avs players that actually has playoff experience. The vet tied the score with 14-seconds left, and won the game just 7:27 into overtime. Both of Stastny's goals and a Ryan O'Reilly g…
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  • Custance: Avs go 'all-in' for gutsy Game 1 win

    Custance: Avs go 'all-in' for gutsy Game 1 win

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    Colorado coach Patrick Roy made a gutsy call at the outset of his team's playoff run, and it paid off in a big way for the Avalanche, writes ESPN The Magazine's Craig Custance.
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  • Steen gets winner 26 seconds into third OT, Blues knock off Bla…

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

    ST. LOUIS - In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've long sought. ...
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  • Sharks dominate Quick, Kings from start

    Sharks dominate Quick, Kings from start

    Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates, and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday night.
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  • Alex Steen Ends An Exhausting Three-OT Blackhawks-Blues Game

    Alex Steen Ends An Exhausting Three-OT Blackhawks-Blues Game

    deadspin.com 6 hours ago
    It took five periods and less than a minute to finish the first game of the Blackhawks-Blues series. Within 26 seconds of the third overtime, Alex Steen flicked in a back pass by Steve Ott for the 4-3 victory. Both teams will surely enjoy tomorrow's day…
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  • Stastny scores OT winner after tying game late in regulation as…

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

    NHL.com 6 hours ago
    DENVER - Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday...
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  • Joel Quenneville Goes Into Nut-Grabbing Rage While Demanding Pe…

    Joel Quenneville Goes Into Nut-Grabbing Rage While Demanding Penalty

    deadspin.com 6 hours ago
    Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville wants a delay of game penalty against the Blues, dammit. (He did not get it, and Chicago and St. Louis went to a third overtime.)Read more...
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  • Joel Quenneville goes nuts in tirade against refs in Game 1 (Vi…

    Joel Quenneville goes nuts in tirade against refs in Game 1 (Video)

    yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    A 5-on-3 power play in double overtime of a Stanley Cup Playoff game comes around about as often as a Maple Leafs championship parade float, but the Chicago Blackhawks nearly earned one at the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. With Ryan Reaves already …
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  • Video - Rangers Win Opener With Flyers 01:17

    Rangers Win Opener With Flyers

    Apr 17
    The Rangers scored three goals in the third period and defeated the Flyers 4-1 in Game 1.
  • Video - Kane Wants To Send Early Message To Blues 01:18

    Kane Wants To Send Early Message To Blues

    Apr 17
    Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane talks about playing the St. Louis Blues prior to Game 1 on Thursday.
  • Video - Penguins Rally Past Blue Jackets 01:34

    Penguins Rally Past Blue Jackets

    Apr 16
    The Penguins came back from two goals down to beat the Blue Jackets 4-3.
  • Video - Canadiens Win In OT 01:26

    Canadiens Win In OT

    Apr 16
    Dale Weise's overtime goal lifted the Canadiens past the Lightning 5-4.

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