Eastern Conference

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May 07, 2019 - 1:26 am
By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask was impenetrable when it counted in Game 6, and the Boston Bruins are on their way to the Eastern Conference final. Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as Boston beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday...
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May 01, 2019 - 12:53 am
With Columbus holding on to a two-goal lead late in the second period, Boston's Brad Marchand snapped a shot from the top of the left circle. The puck rebounded and trickled dangerously in the blue paint before Sergei Bobrovsky stretched out and swept it away with his glove.
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April 17, 2019 - 1:45 am
Game 3 is Friday night in Orlando.
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April 10, 2019 - 5:18 am
The final day of the season has arrived, with one playoff spot to decide, seven of the eight first-round matchups still unknown and nine different seeds still not clinched.
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Bob Grove
March 01, 2019 - 12:33 pm
The Penguins are facing a number of challenges over the last 19 games of the regular season, foremost among them the growing intensity of an Eastern Conference playoff race that wasn’t supposed to find them on the bubble in March.
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February 26, 2019 - 12:16 pm
The Tampa Bay Lightning stood pat at the NHL deadline, then went out and showed why they're confident they have all the pieces necessary to win a championship.
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