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Subban steals the show for the right reasons

P.K. Subban was an absolute beast, scoring a big goal and being a force throughout as the Habs delivered a blow to the Senators in taking a 2-0 series lead.

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Custance: Future of Babcock, Dubnyk, more

Craig Custance writes that despite interest from fans and NHL GMs, Gary Bettman is uninterested in chaning the points system. Plus, mailbag!

NHL Highlights

How do Capitals carry over Game 2 success? (0:54)

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Capitals rise to challenge to even series

Staring into a giant playoff pit in Game 2 against the Islanders, the Capitals did not flinch, and instead grew stronger and more steadfast.

Stanley Cup Analysis

Wild look better than Blues (0:41)


Stanley Cup Playoffs

Why a nasty series can be the most fun (0:53)

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Megagraphic: Stanley Cup, by the numbers

So, you thought you knew the Stanley Cup, did you? Well, our crack research department dug up some fun factoids and spiffy stats that might surprise you about the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup.


Levy and Melrose: Stanley Cup playoffs are the best (2:21)



Canucks get series-tying win

Vancouver lit the lamp four times, three of them coming before Calgary scored once. The Flames struggled to get the puck past -- or even near -- Eddie Lack (23 saves) in Vancouver's Game 2 win. Box score


Predators even series 1-1

The Nashville Predators ended a 7-game losing streak going back to the regular season behind 2 goals from Craig Smith in a 6-2 win. The 6 goals are a franchise playoff record. Box score


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Crawford didn't allow more than 5 goals in a game all season. The 9 goals are the most he's given up in consecutive games this season.

Chicago falling apart in Music City

Through the end of the 1st period tonight, Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford had played a total of 2 periods and allowed 5 goals on 28 shots in the series against the Predators. Since then? 4 goals on 17 shots and Chicago trails 6-2 with under 5 minutes to play. Follow live

Stoll arrested for cocaine possession

Kings forward Jarret Stoll was arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of possession of cocaine and Ecstacy, according to Las Vegas Metro police. Stoll has been with the Kings since 2008, helping them win the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014.


Canucks up 2-0 after 2

Aside from this scrum in front of his net, Canucks goalie Eddie Lack hasn't been challenged much. He's stopped all 14 shots he's faced, giving Vancouver a 2-goal lead headed to the third period. Follow live


Kane equalizes but Predators pull ahead

Patrick Kane scored the equalizer midway through the 2nd but Nashville's Craig Smith responded with his own goal just before the period ended. The Predators' lead is even more important as they lost Shea Weber for the remainder of the game (lower body injury). Follow live


Kane is Nashville's reckoning

Patrick Sharp popped the puck free for Patrick Kane, who slipped the shot by Pekka Rinne. The Blackhawks have tied the game at 2-2. Follow live