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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) David Pastrnak, second from left, Brad Marchand (63), Jake DeBrusk (74) and Torey Krug (47) celebrate Pastrnak's goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 16, 2019 - 9:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tuukka Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final, winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years. Rask made 24 saves in his second straight series-...
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Alex Debrincat of the US, right, celebrates with teammates Patrick Kane, left, and Derek Ryan, center, after scoring his sides fourth goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between the United States and Great Britain at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 15, 2019 - 4:04 pm
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Patrick Kane scored a goal and had two assists to become the United States' all-time leading scorer at the world hockey championship in 6-3 win over Britain on Wednesday. The three-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time Olympian finished the game with 36 points, surpassing...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, Europe coach Ralph Krueger speaks during a news conference at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have hired Krueger to become their next head coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday night, May 14, 2019, because the team has not announced the hiring. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 10:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres are hoping Ralph Krueger can turn around the once-proud franchise in the midst of an eight-year playoff drought. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that the Sabres have hired Krueger as coach. The person spoke to the AP on Tuesday...
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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) and Brad Marchand (63) skate for the puck with Carolina Hurricanes' Brett Pesce (22) and Jordan Staal during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final series in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 14, 2019 - 9:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand scored 5:07 apart in the second period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final. Tuukka Rask stopped 35 shots for the Bruins, who have won six straight postseason...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Faulk (27) tries to control the puck as he is dropped to the ice by Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, right, during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final series, Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 13, 2019 - 4:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It doesn't matter which team goes on a power play. The Carolina Hurricanes rarely seem to wind up with the advantage. Of all the teams that made it out of the first round of the playoffs, the Hurricanes have been the league's worst —when they're up a man or when they're down...
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Boston Bruins' Jake DeBrusk (74) raises his fist after scoring against Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final series, Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 12, 2019 - 4:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Matt Grzelcyk scored twice — his first career multigoal game — and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves Sunday to lead the Bruins to a 6-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Connor Clifton had his first career NHL goal, Jake DeBrusk, David...
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San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44), Timo Meier (28) and Brent Burns (88) celebrate a goal by Meier against the St. Louis Blues in the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, May 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
May 11, 2019 - 9:57 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Timo Meier scored twice and set up one of Logan Couture's two goals with a hard hit, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Western Conference final Saturday night. Meier's hit on Alex Pietrangelo led to Couture's goal that...
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In this Saturday, May 4, 2019, photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy skates during Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Boston. According the Bruins, McAvoy has been suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head of Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson during Game 6 in Columbus on Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 11, 2019 - 4:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — When he's playing, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy said, it's easy for him to maintain his composure and concentrate on the game in front of him. Up in the press box, that's the hard part. "I'm not a very good hockey watcher," McAvoy said as he prepared to return from his one-game...
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Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) raises his stick as Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, drops to the ice after a goal by Patrice Bergeron during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 09, 2019 - 11:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The door to the visiting team's penalty box had scarcely slammed shut before the official was opening it again for another Carolina Hurricanes player to serve his punishment. Penalty. Goal. Penalty. Goal. Twenty-eight seconds apart, Marcus Johansson and Patrice Bergeron scored on...
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San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
May 08, 2019 - 10:41 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Captain Joe Pavelski made a triumphant return from a gruesome head injury by posting a goal and an assist in the first period that helped send the San Jose Sharks into the Western Conference final with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 on Wednesday night...
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