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David Perron #57 congratulates Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues after they beat the San Jose Sharks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on April 19, 2012 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Elliott Leads Blues to 2-1 Win vs Sharks in Game 4

Brian Elliott made 24 saves, B.J. Crombeen and Andy McDonald scored and the St. Louis Blues moved one win away from the second round.


NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman presents Jonathan Toews with the Stanley Cup. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Man Accuses Blackhawks, Cubs Of ‘Stealing His Idea To Win Championships’

An Illinois man was arrested this week for sending threatening emails to the president and owner of the Chicago Blackhawks and the former general manager of the Chicago Cubs, claiming they “stole his idea to win championships.”


Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver Canucks looks for a reboud off a shot in front of Jonathan Quick #32 and Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at Staples Center on April 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Canucks Survive As They Beat Kings 3-1 In Game 4

Cory Schneider made 43 saves and stopped Dustin Brown’s penalty shot in his first career playoff victory, Daniel Sedin sparked Vancouver’s power play in his return from injury, and the top-seeded Canucks avoided an embarrassing first-round sweep with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 on Wednesday night.


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Penguins Hammer Flyers In Game 4, 10-3

(93-7 The FAN) — The Penguins finally found a multiple-goal lead they liked, thrashing the Philadelphia Flyers, 10-3, Wednesday night in Game 4.


The Senators' Milan Michalek celebrates his second-period goal with teammates during Game 4 of their opening round playoff series against the visiting Rangers on April 18, 2012 in Ottawa. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Rangers Blow Huge Opportunity, Drop Game 4 In Overtime

Kyle Turris scored at 2:42 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, tying the Eastern Conference series at two games apiece.


Raffi Torres collides with Dylan Olsen. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Raffi Torres Calls His Hit On Hossa A ‘Hockey Play’

This probably won’t surprise anyone, but Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres doesn’t think there was anything wrong with his hit on Marian Hossa.


NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 17: Kris Versteeg #32 (L) of the Florida Panthers celebrates with his teammates after Brian Campbell #51 scored a goal in the second period against the New Jersey Devils in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center on April 17, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Panther Comeback Leads Team To 4-3 Victory In Game 3

Brian Campbell scored on a second-period power play and the Florida Panthers staged their greatest playoff comeback in franchise history, rallying from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Tuesday night.


Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings keeps an eye on the puck behind teammate Brad Stuart #23 and Alexander Radulov #47 of the Nashville Predators.  (File Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Nashville 3, Red Wings 1

The Red Wings fall to the Nashville Predators 3-1 Tuesday night and go down 3-1 in the best of 7 series the first-round Western Conference playoff series.


DETROIT, MI - APRIL 17: Ian White #18 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for the puck with Martin Erat #10 of the Nashville Predators with Jimmy Howard #35 looking on during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 17, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Nashville won the game 3-1 and lead the series 3-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Why The Wings Can Still Win This Series

Seems like the new feeling in Hockey Town during the playoffs these days is playing from behind!


Daymond Langkow #22 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates between Jonathan Toews #19 and Viktor Stalberg #25 of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Fall To Coyotes In OT, 3-2

Mikkel Boedker scored 13:15 into overtime, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their wild and physical opening-round Western Conference playoff series.


Brendan Shanahan. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Shanahan’s Reactionary Chaos Takes It’s Toll

NHL punishment czar Brendan Shanahan caught so much flack for his soft, inexplicable non-suspension of Shea Weber, that I was worried he would overcompensate and hammer Andrew Shaw far worse than deserved.


Goalie Henrik Lundqvist, right, surveys the crease during Game 3 of the Rangers' first-round playoff series against the Senators on April 16, 2012, in Ottawa. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Lundqvist Steals Game 3, Rangers Back In Control Of Series

Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves for his fourth NHL playoff shutout, and Brian Boyle scored for the third straight game as the New York Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators 1-0 on Monday night.


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Chris Kreider Draws High Marks From Rangers’ Tortorella After Debut

The Rangers — and their fans — got a good look at the future Monday night.


Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Caps’ Backstrom Called For Match Penalty, Likely Facing Suspension

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstom received a match penatly after the final buzzer of Monday Night’s Game 3 against the Bruins, and could find himself watching Thursday’s Game 4.


Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bruins’ Lucic To Alzner: ‘I’m Not A Crybaby’

Washington’s Karl Alzner should be ready for Milan Lucic on Thursday.


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Gresh & Zo: Bruins Need To Bring More Energy In Game 3

After a frustrating Game 2 versus the Washington Capitals, the Boston Bruins are on the road tonight for an important Game 3. Gresh and Zolak feel the Bruins need to pump up the energy tonight and crash the net.


Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators tries to check Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings off the puck in the first period during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Game 3: Wings Fall To Predators 3-2

The Red Wings rally but fall short losing to the Nashville Predators 3-2 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday.


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Game 3: Pens Facing Elimination After 8-4 Rout By Flyers

Heading into the playoffs, the Penguins had really good special teams numbers, tied for fifth in the entire league on the power play and the third best penalty killing team. However, in this series there seems to be nothing special for special teams as the Philadelphia Flyers continue to completely own the Penguins who seem to have no answers.


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Caps Win In Double Overtime, Even Series

Boston, MA-The Capitals even up their best of seven with the Boston Bruins on a Nicklas Backstrom game winner in double overtime.


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Pens Planning Changes To Power Play For Game 2

(93-7 The FAN) — Steve Sullivan, who spent most of the regular season on the point of the first power play unit alongside Letang, returned to the point.


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Washington Capitals Open Playoffs With Overtime Loss To Boston Bruins

Braden Holtby stopped the first 29 shots he faced Thursday night, but the 30th was all the Boston Bruins would need to capture a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals in overtime of their playoff opener.


Several Rangers celebrate following Marian Gaborik's goal in the second period against the visiting Senators in Game 1 on April 12, 2012. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Have No Problems Living Up To Expectations In Game 1

Marian Gaborik and Brian Boyle scored minutes apart in the second period to break open a tight game, and the top-seeded New York Rangers opened their first-round Eastern Conference series with a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.


Goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a pad save on the shot as Martin Hanzal #11 of the Phoenix Coyotes looks for a rebound in the first period of Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Arena on April 12, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Toews Back, But Blackhawks Lose Game 1 To Coyotes

Martin Hanzal scored 9:29 into overtime and the Phoenix Coyotes opened the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.


Shea Weber. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Shea Weber Avoids Suspension Despite Slamming Opponent’s Head Into Glass

The NHL has fined Nashville defenseman Shea Weber $2,500 for slamming Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg’s head against the glass at the end of Game 1.


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Predators Beat Red Wings 3-2 In Game 1

Gabriel Bourque scored two goals in his postseason debut, and the Nashville Predators held onto home-ice advantage by beating Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Wednesday night to open their Western Conference playoff series.