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Lightning's Stamkos eyes return for 1st round of playoffs

Lightning's Stamkos eyes return for 1st round of playoffs

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos is back on the ice, eager to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning into the NHL playoffs. The five-time All-Star missed the last three games of the regular season with a lower-body injury.
Blues forward Tarasenko will have surgery on left shoulder

Blues forward Tarasenko will have surgery on left shoulder

ST. LOUIS — Three days after missing the playoffs, the St. Louis Blues learned their star forward Vladimir Tarasenko will need surgery on Wednesday for a dislocated left shoulder.
Penguins confident but wary against dangerous Flyers

Penguins confident but wary against dangerous Flyers

PITTSBURGH — The chase began nearly a year ago, when Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan addressed hundreds of thousands of fans following a second Stanley Cup championship parade through choked downtown streets in as many summers.
Penguins three-peat, amazing Vegas season top playoff storylines

Penguins three-peat, amazing Vegas season top playoff storylines

Will the Pittsburgh Penguins create a dynasty with a third straight Stanley Cup, or will Winnipeg or Toronto break Canada's 25-year championship drought? Can Nashville get the job done after losing in last year's final, or will the expansion Golden K
Red Wings bringing back coach Jeff Blashill for 4th season

Red Wings bringing back coach Jeff Blashill for 4th season

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings are bringing coach Jeff Blashill for a fourth season, sticking with him while they rebuild after missing the post-season for the second year in a row.
Capitals starting Grubauer in goal vs Columbus; Foligno back

Capitals starting Grubauer in goal vs Columbus; Foligno back

ARLINGTON, Va. — Philipp Grubauer will start Washington's playoff opener against Columbus, the first Capitals goaltender not named Braden Holtby to start a post-season series since 2011.
Preds' Rinne focused on playoffs, not 2017 Stanley Cup Final

Preds' Rinne focused on playoffs, not 2017 Stanley Cup Final

NASHVILLE — Goaltender Pekka Rinne wound up in a most unfamiliar spot in two of the most important games of his life. On the bench having been chased not once, but twice. In the Stanley Cup Final.
Leafs looking to shake ghosts of 2013 playoff collapse in rematch with Bruins

Leafs looking to shake ghosts of 2013 playoff collapse in rematch with Bruins

Mitch Marner had just turned 16 when the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins tangled in Game 7 of their 2013 first-round playoff series.
Dirty Work: Net-front guys play vital role in NHL playoffs

Dirty Work: Net-front guys play vital role in NHL playoffs

PITTSBURGH — There's a bit of masochist in Patric Hornqvist. Has to be.
Bruins announce fundraising plans for Humboldt Broncos ahead of NHL playoffs

Bruins announce fundraising plans for Humboldt Broncos ahead of NHL playoffs

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation have announced two fundraising initiatives to help support those affected by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.