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Andersen leads Maple Leafs in 3-1 win over Bruins to force Game 7

Andersen leads Maple Leafs in 3-1 win over Bruins to force Game 7

TORONTO — Frederik Andersen made 32 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 3-1 to tie their first-round playoff series 3-3 on Monday night.

Maple Leafs hold moment of silence ahead of Game 6 for those affected by deadly incident

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs held a moment of silence before their playoff game Monday in honour of those affected by the deadly incident involving a van and pedestrians in north Toronto earlier in the day.
Wild split with GM Chuck Fletcher after playoff exit

Wild split with GM Chuck Fletcher after playoff exit

ST. PAUL, Minn. — When Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold entered the team's new practice facility a couple of weeks ago, the organizational motto was staring him in the face.

Lured out of retirement, Preds' Mike Fisher chasing 1st Cup

NASHVILLE — Losing the Stanley Cup last June wasn't what hurt Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg the most. Seeing how painful the loss was for veteran centre Mike Fisher proved even more agonizing.
One of the top NHL teams will go home after Jets-Predators series

One of the top NHL teams will go home after Jets-Predators series

WINNIPEG — Tyler Myers knows he's about to take part in a marquee playoff matchup that will send one very good team home for the summer. The Winnipeg defenceman just hopes it's not his Jets.
Bill Peters hungry for NHL playoff success as head coach of Calgary Flames

Bill Peters hungry for NHL playoff success as head coach of Calgary Flames

CALGARY — The sooner Bill Peters can tick the box of coaching an NHL playoff team, the better for him and the Calgary Flames. The 53-year-old from Three Hills, Alta., was introduced Monday as the Calgary's new head coach.
Young, speedy Avalanche show promise before playoff exit

Young, speedy Avalanche show promise before playoff exit

DENVER — Fair warning to the rest of the league: As fast and young as the Colorado Avalanche were this season, general manager Joe Sakic vows to make them even faster and younger. It's become a full-speed-ahead priority.
Crosby, Penguins keep 3rd straight championship in sight

Crosby, Penguins keep 3rd straight championship in sight

PHILADELPHIA — Sidney Crosby tormented the Flyers just as he has from the start of his NHL career. Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin were clutch when needed in pivotal games.
Predators brace for physical series vs Jets in 2nd round

Predators brace for physical series vs Jets in 2nd round

DENVER — The Nashville Predators are done dealing with the speed of Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche. Next, they get the physicality of Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets . There's no easy test this time of year. "They've got size.

Empty Cup: Flyers' title drought goes on with Game 6 loss

PHILADELPHIA — Flyers fans spent the final minutes of another empty season doing what boorish fans do with elimination on deck. They chucked beer cans and threw trash and hats and whatever objects were within reach onto the ice.