NHL Playoffs

San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture (39) and Gustav Nyquist (14) react on the bench as the St. Louis Blues take a 5-0 lead in the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
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May 20, 2019 - 4:17 pm
The San Jose Sharks could be headed into their fifth elimination game of the postseason short-handed.
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Zdeno Chara and Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins celebrate after advancing to the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.
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May 20, 2019 - 11:59 am
( WEEI ) Zdeno Chara loves a challenge. The Boston Bruins captain takes on all comers on the ice, pushes himself to the limit away from the rink by filling his mind with non-hockey knowledge, and respects those that compete at a high level in all aspects of life, sports or otherwise. So his...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) argue against the winning goal by the San Jose Sharks in overtime of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in St
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May 16, 2019 - 6:52 pm
Don't tell San Jose coach Peter DeBoer his Sharks have gotten lucky during their playoff run.
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May 14, 2019 - 11:31 pm
Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand scored 5:07 apart in the second period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final.
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May 13, 2019 - 11:02 am
By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Logan Couture got San Jose started in the opener of the Western Conference final against St. Louis by finishing off a 2-on-1 rush. He sealed the win with an empty-net goal, and in between, he did everything else the Sharks needed on both ends...
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May 12, 2019 - 8:39 pm
With a five-goal, third-period lead and the Bruins still not done scoring, the crowd in the new Boston Garden began a throaty chant of “We want the Cup!”
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May 09, 2019 - 4:21 pm
( KMOX ) Did you think you were going to have a heart attack watching the St. Louis Blues' double-overtime Game 7 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night? There's evidence avid sports fans may be putting their heart at risk if they get too caught up in the game. "Turns out there have been...
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Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask, left, of Finland, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 6, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
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May 07, 2019 - 6:03 pm
When the goals weren't coming, Tuukka Rask stood tall.
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May 05, 2019 - 6:06 pm
This has been the postseason of parity with all four division champions gone and the potential that the seventh- and eighth-seeded teams on each side meet in the conference finals. This is the world Commissioner Gary Bettman envisioned when the NHL instituted a salary cap in 2005 after a yearlong...
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May 04, 2019 - 11:33 pm
David Pastrnak scored his second goal of the game with 1:28 left to cap a wild third period, and Tuukka Rask stopped 33 shots to help the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Saturday night and take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
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