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Minnesota Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek (14), Mikko Koivu (9), Jared Spurgeon (46), Ryan Suter (20) and Ryan Hartman (38) celebrate Spurgeon's goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 02, 2020 - 10:51 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jared Spurgeon scored twice and Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots to get his his first career postseason win, leading the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their qualifying series Sunday night. Kevin Fiala also scored — one of Minnesota's two...
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Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13) celebrates his goal as Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly (44) skates nearby during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 02, 2020 - 8:37 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots in his first playoff start, Cam Atkinson scored early in the third period and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 on Sunday night in Game 1 of their best-of-five qualifying round series. Korpisalo, who got the nod over rookie...
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Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen (96) and Nazem Kadri (91) celebrate a goal on St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington (50) during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 02, 2020 - 6:51 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nazem Kadri scored a buzzer-beating power-play goal to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 comeback victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues in Western Conference round-robin play Sunday night. Kadri's shot crossed the goal line with 0.1 seconds on the...
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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) makes a save against the Boston Bruins during first-period NHL hockey playoff action in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 02, 2020 - 4:27 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers sure didn't look stale following a 4 1/2-month pause to the NHL season. Hart stopped 34 shots, and the Flyers got a balanced and opportunistic attack in opening the expanded playoffs seeding round with a 4-1 win over the Presidents’ Trophy-...
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Arizona Coyotes celebrate a goal against there Nashville Predators during the first period NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Sunday, August 2, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 02, 2020 - 2:43 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Oliver Ekman-Larsson fired a shot from near the blue line that caromed off one Nashville player's skate, another's body and into the net. Arizona's eight-year wait to play a postseason game couldn't have gotten off to a better start, even if took a lucky couple of bounces...
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Calgary Flames' Mikael Backlund (11) celebrates a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 02, 2020 - 12:13 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and Mikael Backlund scored power-play goals to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night in the opener of their qualifying round series. Tobias Rieder had a short-handed goal and Andrew Mangiapane added an empty-netter for...
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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) celebrates along with right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) after scoring against Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during overtime in an NHL hockey playoff game in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP
August 01, 2020 - 9:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Montreal coach Claude Julien figured his young, largely inexperienced Canadiens had a real opportunity to grow after being given a second life by the NHL’s restart. The Canadiens did that, and a whole lot more, Saturday night — with a big hand from a couple veterans. Jeff Petry...
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Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba takes a knee during the national anthem flanked by Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse, right, and Chicago Blackhawks' Malcolm Subban before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 5:49 pm
Minnesota’s Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between Edmonton and Chicago in Edmonton, Alberta. Dumba knelt at center ice Saturday while fellow Black players Malcolm Subban of Chicago and Darnell Nurse of...
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Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) makes a save against Chicago Blackhawks' Dominik Kubalik (8) during third-period NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 01, 2020 - 5:37 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rookie winger Dominik Kubalik scored two goals and added three assists, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-4 win over the host Edmonton Oilers in the opener of their best-of-five qualifying round series on Saturday. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews had two goals and one...
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New York Islanders defenseman Andy Greene (4) celebrates a goal by teammate Jean-Gabriel Pageau, not pictured, as Florida Panthers right wing Brett Connolly (10) and teammates Frank Vatrano (77) and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) look on during the first period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 4:52 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots and the New York Islanders opened their best-of-five playoff series with a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in the NHL’s return following a 4 1/2-month break. Anthony Beauvillier scored the decisive goal on a power play at 3:39 of the...
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