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NHL Playoffs

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Positively Minnesota: Harding Shines, Inspires

Minnesota Wild goaltender doesn’t want to be considered the NHL’s only player with multiple sclerosis, he just wants to be recognized for stopping the puck.

05/02/2013

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Here We Go Again: Monzo’s Rangers-Capitals Playoff Preview

What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?

05/02/2013

Teemu Selanne #8 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates his goal for a 2-1 lead over the Detroit Red Wings with Ben Lovejoy #6 during the third period in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 30, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Ducks Return To Playoffs With 3-1 Victory

Teemu Selanne scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, Jonas Hiller made 21 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks returned to the postseason with a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

04/30/2013

Kyle Clifford #13 of the Los Angeles Kings looks to steal the puck from Jordan Leopold #33 of the St. Louis Blues in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 30, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Kings Drop Game 1 Of Playoffs In Overtime

Alex Steen stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a short-handed goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.

04/30/2013

Goalie Jonathan Quick #32 and Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrate the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center on April 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings won 2-1. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kings Prepare For Another Playoff Round With Blues

Coach Ken Hitchcock likes his team’s chances of making a deep playoff run, but scoffed away a suggestion that the Blues and Kings have a lot of similarities. After sweeping the Blues in the second round last spring en route to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup, Los Angeles won all three games this season, too, and have taken eight in a row overall.

04/29/2013

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Four Reasons To Feel Optimistic About Bruins Heading Into Playoffs

It’s easy to be down on the Bruins right now, but here’s why you should like their matchup in the first round of the playoffs.

04/29/2013

Kyle Clifford #13 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his second period goal with teammates Jordan Nolan #71, Brad Richardson #15 and Slava Voynov #26 in the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the NHL game at Staples Center on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Kings Hang On To Beat Blue Jackets 2-1, Win 5 Straight At Home

Kyle Clifford scored the tiebreaking goal, Jonathan Quick made 20 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings slowed the Columbus Blue Jackets’ late-season surge with a 2-1 victory Thursday night.

04/18/2013

The Kings' Jeff Carter celebrates his second-period goal during Los Angeles' 6-1 win over the Devils in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. The Kings won their first cup in their 45-year existence. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Nightmare End For Devils As Kings Earn Their Crown With Game 6 Rout

The Los Angeles Kings’ 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flourish of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the long-suffering Kings are NHL champions for the first time.

06/12/2012

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Never-Say-Die Devils Believing They Can Pull Off The (Nearly) Impossible

Winning Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals did more than keep the Devils alive. It gave them a sniff, a scent, a feeling. Call it momentum if you want.

06/08/2012

The Devils' Adam Henrique, right, celebrates after giving New Jersey a 2-1 third-period lead in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Los Angeles on June 6, 2012. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Devils Come Alive In 3rd, Force Kings Fans To Put Away The Brooms

Adam Henrique scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:29 to play, Martin Brodeur made 21 saves, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep in the Stanley Cup finals.

06/07/2012

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What Pressure? Devils Rookie Henrique Continues To Dazzle On Big Stage

After Henrique scored the tiebreaker to win Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night, he became the first rookie to get three game-winning goals in one playoff year since 1999.

06/07/2012

The Kings’ Dwight King, left, puts a shot under the leg pad of Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur during the second period of Game 3 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Devils’ Stanley Cup Dreams All But Gone After Kings’ Game 3 Rout

The Los Angeles Kings are one win away from putting a Hollywood ending on one of the most spectacular playoff runs in NHL history.

06/05/2012

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Devils’ Kovalchuk: ‘We’ll Be A Desperate Team In Game 4′

Only three NHL teams have rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series, and just one – the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs – did it in the Stanley Cup finals.

06/05/2012

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Goodbye, Home-Ice Advantage: Devils Head To Game 2 In Early 1-0 Hole

The Devils had plenty of chances to score on Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, but they cashed in only one in their 2-1 overtime loss Wednesday night.

05/31/2012

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Almost Lost For Season, Travis Zajac Helping Fuel Devils’ Run

Most of the talk about the Devils and their run to the Stanley Cup finals has focused on Martin Brodeur, Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise and Peter DeBoer. The guy who tends to get lost in all the talk is Travis Zajac.

05/29/2012

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