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Rangers Survive Game 7; Face Capitals Next

It took a full seven games, but the New York Rangers will not be the second #1 seed to lose in the opening round of the NHL playoffs.

04/27/2012

The Boston Bruins salute the fans after Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Capitals Eliminate Bruins With 2-1 Overtime Win In Game 7

The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals played seven one-goal games in their first-round playoff series. That’s an NHL record.

04/26/2012

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History Favors Richards, Rangers In Game 7 At MSG

The opening round of the NHL playoffs hasn’t been kind to the Rangers in recent years. But Game 7s at Madison Square Garden? That’s a different matter entirely.

04/26/2012

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 24:  Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils scores the game-winning goal in overtime against goalie Scott Clemmensen #30 of the Florida Panthers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center on April 24, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils won 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Force Game 7 With Overtime Win Against Panthers, 3-2

Travis Zajac scored at 5:39 of overtime and the New Jersey Devils avoided elimination and sent yet another Eastern Conference first-round series to a seventh game with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.

04/25/2012

Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks battles for the puck with Kyle Chipchura  of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Knocked Out With Coyotes’ 4-0 Win In Game 6

Mike Smith made 39 saves and the Phoenix Coyotes scored three times in the final period to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Monday night and capture their opening-round series in six games.

04/24/2012

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save during Game 6 of the Rangers' first-round playoff series against the Senators in Ottawa on April 23, 2012. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Richards, Rangers Rise To The Occasion, Force Game 7

Brad Richards scored the go-ahead goal and Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists as the top-seeded New York Rangers staved off elimination with a 3-2 victory against Ottawa Senators on Monday night.

04/24/2012

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Flyers Eliminate Penguins In Six

The Flyers devoured the Penguins with a superb performance in a 5-1 close-out victory at the Wells Fargo Center to win the best-of-seven series, four games to two.

04/23/2012

Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks (R) looks on as Colin Fraser #24 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with Brad Richardson #15 after Richardson scored on goalie Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks to tie the game during the third period in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena on April 22, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Stoll’s Sudden Death Goal Helps Kings Eliminate Top-Seeded Canucks From Playoffs

Jarret Stoll beat Cory Schneider with a wrist shot at 4:27 of overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 victory over Vancouver on Sunday night, knocking out the top-seeded Canucks in five games in the Western Conference first-round series.

04/23/2012

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: Matt Hendricks #26 and Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals battle for the puck with Rich Peverley #49 of the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. Hendricks was called for a two minute penalty for tripping Peverley. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bruins Beat Capitals 4-3 In OT To Force Game 7

Tyler Seguin scored at 3:17 of overtime, Tim Thomas made 36 saves, and the Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday.

04/23/2012

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Bruins’ Bergeron Named Selke Finalist

Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron is one of three finalists for the 2011-12 Frank J. Selke Trophy, the NHL announced Monday.

04/23/2012

Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks fights with Paul Bissonnette #12 of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Coyotes Beat Blackhawks In OT, Take 3-1 Lead In Series

Game 5 is Saturday night in Arizona.

04/20/2012

Marek Zidlicky, left, and Ilya Kovalchuk 17 of the New Jersey Devils celebrate a power-play goal by teammate Zach Parise against the Florida Panthers during Game 4 of the teams' playoff series on April 19, 2012, in Newark . (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Brodeur Turns Back The Clock, Devils Lower Boom On Panthers In Game 4

Martin Brodeur bounced back from his shortest postseason performance with a record-setting 24th Stanley Cup playoff shutout, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-0 Game 4 victory over the Florida Panthers Thursday night.

04/20/2012

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Holtby Stops 44 As Caps Win Game 4, Draw Even With Bruins

The Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 to tie the series at two games a piece as Braden Holtby stopped 44 shots in the win.

04/20/2012

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.

04/20/2012

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.”

04/19/2012

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