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Senators finish off Bruins in overtime to advance to second round

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Ottawa flexed its defensive muscle in winning series against Boston in six games.        

Kunitz, Ruhwedel return to practice for well-rested Penguins

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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz has returned to practice, giving the defending Stanley Cup champions hope the veteran forward can contribute at some point during the team's postseason run. Kunitz wore a non-contact jersey during the workout        

Kings to promote John Stevens to head coach

Stevens has been part of the Kings' coaching staff for seven seasons.        

Rangers Ride Henrik Lundqvist Into the Second Round

“I’m going to have a glass of wine tonight, maybe two,” Coach Alain Vigneault said after his team eliminated the Montreal Canadiens.

Meet the Blues — Predators' next opponent in playoffs

The Predators will start the second round on the road in St. Louis.        

MacArthur returns, scores for Sens to beat Boston 3-2 in OT

Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal with 6:30 gone in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Sunday to win their first-round playoff series in six games        

Predators rested, ready to face Blues in surprising semi

The Nashville Predators finally get a new opponent in the postseason after their surprising sweep of the Western Conference's No. 1 seed        

Ducks' Fowler back in practice, should return to lineup soon

Cam Fowler is practicing with the Anaheim Ducks, and the All-Star defenseman could be on target for a quick return to the Stanley Cup contenders' lineup        

End of Sharks season could bring end to Thornton-Marleau era

The end of another season in San Jose could be the end of an era after the Sharks were eliminated in Game 6 of the first round Saturday night with a 3-1 loss to Edmonton        

John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings are promoting John Stevens to be their next head coach        

Oilers prove they are more than McDavid in playoff win

Winning the Connor McDavid lottery two years ago was the key moment in the turnaround for an Edmonton Oilers team that had spent most of a decade at the bottom of the standings        

Oilers oust Sharks for first playoff series win since 2006

Edmonton took Game 6 in San Jose 3-1 to win the series 4-2, its first playoff series victory since the 2006 Western Conference Final.        

Oilers eliminate Sharks with 3-1 win in Game 6

Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the Edmonton Oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 3-1 victory in Game 6 over the San Jose Sharks        

Yeo, Blues prep for Predators after five-game win over Wild

The first postseason matchup for Mike Yeo against his former team couldn't have been better for the St. Louis coach, who spent almost five years on the job in Minnesota        

NHL Capsules

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NHL Playoff Capsules        

Zuccarello, Rangers beat Canadiens 3-1 to reach East semis

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Mats Zuccarello scored twice in the second period and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals        

Sergei Bobrovsky, Braden Holtby, Carey Price named Vezina Trophy finalists

The three finalists for the NHL's "best goaltender" award as voted on by the league's GMs have been announced.        

Paajarvi's OT goal gives Blues 4-3 win to oust Wild in 5

Magnus Paajarvi scored at the 9:42 mark in overtime, giving the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Game 5 of their playoff series        

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