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The Canadian Press takes a look at the second round of the NHL playoffs

The Canadian Press takes a look at the second round of the NHL playoffs

With the first round of the NHL playoffs in the books, The Canadian Press takes a look at the four series that will determine the conference finalists.
Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews on playoff performance: 'It's frustrating'

Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews on playoff performance: 'It's frustrating'

BOSTON — Auston Matthews described scoring in the playoffs like feeling "an earthquake in your feet" following his winner in Game 3 of Toronto's series with the Boston Bruins.
Turn it up to 11? Pens, Caps have lots of playoff history

Turn it up to 11? Pens, Caps have lots of playoff history

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby doesn't think the Pittsburgh Penguins have some sort of mystical edge over the Washington Capitals.
Five storylines to look for in the second round of the NHL playoffs

Five storylines to look for in the second round of the NHL playoffs

TORONTO — The first round of the NHL playoffs weeded out any pretenders in quick fashion, with only the Boston Bruins needing seven games to advance.
Organizers wonder how big crowds will get for Winnipeg Jets street party

Organizers wonder how big crowds will get for Winnipeg Jets street party

WINNIPEG — At first, it was just a few thousand people braving the cold to cheer on the Winnipeg Jets in a street party. Then the numbers grew. And, with each game, the crowd got bigger.
Toronto Maple Leafs bounced from playoffs with Game 7 loss to Boston Bruins

Toronto Maple Leafs bounced from playoffs with Game 7 loss to Boston Bruins

BOSTON — The Toronto Maple Leafs had been here before — up a goal heading into the third period of a Game 7 at TD Garden. Wednesday's collapse won't rewrite any record books, but it hurts just the same.
Bruins advance with 7-4 win over Maple Leafs in Game 7

Bruins advance with 7-4 win over Maple Leafs in Game 7

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins didn't need overtime this time, and they didn't even need all four third-period goals to send the Toronto Maple Leafs home for the summer again.
Double-size party at Maple Leaf Square as fans unite after Toronto van attack

Double-size party at Maple Leaf Square as fans unite after Toronto van attack

TORONTO — Still reeling from Monday's deadly van attack, hundreds of Torontonians braved the rain outside Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night to cheer on the city's teams as they played in pivotal games.
Bednar, Cassidy, Gallant nominated for Jack Adams Award as NHL's best coach

Bednar, Cassidy, Gallant nominated for Jack Adams Award as NHL's best coach

TORONTO — Colorado's Jared Bednar, Boston's Bruce Cassidy and Vegas's Gerard Gallant were named the finalists for the Jack Adams Award on Wednesday, given annually to the coach voted best in the NHL.
Little says Jets are slight underdogs in anticipated series with Predators

Little says Jets are slight underdogs in anticipated series with Predators

WINNIPEG — Bryan Little believes the Winnipeg Jets are hungry underdogs heading into their highly anticipated second-round playoff series with the Nashville Predators.