Hockey

Penguins chase Holtby, beat Capitals to take 2-0…

Phil Kessel scored twice, Sidney Crosby set up more goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Braden Holtby on the way to a 6-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 2 that gave them a commanding 2-0 lead in their second-round series

Capitals replace Holtby in goal for 3rd period of…

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby was pulled before the third period of a 6-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of their second-round series

Nashville's Kevin Fiala Leaves on Stretcher with…

Nashville forward Kevin Fiala has left Game 1 of the Predators' second-round series against St. Louis with a left leg injury.

Devils buck odds to win NHL draft lottery; Vegas to pick 6th

The New Jersey Devils won the NHL draft lottery, vaulting four teams including the last-place Colorado Avalanche and expansion Vegas Golden Knights for the right to the first pick in the draft

Pageau gets fourth goal in 2OT to lift Sens over…

Jean-Gabriel Pageau got his fourth goal of the game in the second overtime after scoring twice late in regulation, lifting the Ottawa Senators over the New York Rangers 6-5 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals

Back home, Preds eager to rebound off 1st…

Winning the Stanley Cup requires 16 victories each postseason, and the Nashville Predators started better than any team in these playoffs by winning their first five

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Cam Talbot carries Oilers past Ducks 2-1, to 2-0…

Cam Talbot made 39 saves, Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal and the Edmonton Oilers moved halfway to the Western Conference finals with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of their second-round series

Road warriors: Home ice can be a disadvantage in playoffs

Life on the road: Home is not all it's cracked up to be in Stanley Cup playoffs

Larsson leads Oilers past Ducks 5-3 in wild series opener

Adam Larsson scored his second goal of the third period with 4:40 to play, and the Edmonton Oilers blew a two-goal lead in a wild third period before holding off the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 Wednesday night in their second-round playoff series opener

After inconsistent season, Lundqvist shining in postseason

After struggling through a subpar season by his standards, Henrik Lundqvist was at his best when the Rangers needed him in the first round

Ovechkin, Capitals must go through Penguins for shot at Cup

Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals must go through Sidney Crosby and the defending-champion Penguins in their last best chance to win the Stanley Cup

Working overtime: Extra hockey may take its toll on players

A record 18 overtime games in the first round could take its toll on players and teams as the playoffs continue

Blues get faceoff leader back with Paul Stastny

While many of his teammates enjoyed a well-deserved break, St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny was on the ice for the team's optional skate

Rookie Guentzel making a splash for rested, ready Penguins

The NHL's leading goal scorer in the playoffs heading into the second round isn't stars Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin or Connor McDavid

No Shattenkirk is no problem for bigger, better Blues

Not having Kevin Shattenkirk is no problem for the bigger, better Blues

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