NHL Playoffs

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Top Goals, Saves From Stanley Cup Playoffs Round One

We’re through 4 games of all of the 1st round series, let’s take a look at some of the top plays so far.

04/28/2015

Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders reacts to the game-winning goal by Washington's Evgeny Kuznetsov in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 to win the series 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Goodbye, Nassau: Islanders’ Season Ends In Heartbreak

Monday’s elimination ends the Islanders’ playing days at Nassau Coliseum, which opened in 1972 and saw its last game Saturday in Game 6.

04/28/2015

Anders Lee of the New York Islanders and Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals fight during the first period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Verizon Center on April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Another ‘Epic’? Islanders, Capitals Set For Winner-Take-All Game 7

There’s only been one Game 7 between the Capitals and Islanders, but it has stood the test of time — lots and lots and lots of time — as one of the great games in postseason annals.

04/27/2015

Derick Brassard sets up in front for a goal against Marc-Andre Fleury of the Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Consol Energy Center on April 22, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Brassard Thriving Under Pressure, Embracing Role As Mentor

Call him “Big-Game Brass.” Like clockwork, Rangers center Derick Brassard has emerged — again — as a go-to guy in the playoffs.

04/24/2015

Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals celebrates a third-period goal against the New York Islanders in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Verizon Center on April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Islanders Head Back To Coliseum On Brink Of Elimination

Game 5 goes to the Caps, who can end the best-of-seven series Saturday in what could be the Islanders’ final appearance at Nassau Coliseum.

04/24/2015

Kevin Hayes of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning overtime goal in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on April 22, 2015. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers, Inspired By Vigneault’s Fiery Speech, Take Care Of Business

The Rangers came out of the gates flat in Game 4. It was a sloppy, turnover-prone, all-around dreadful start. What they needed was a kick in the butt.

04/23/2015

Tyler Kennedy of the New York Islanders skates against John Carlson of the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 21, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Coming Of Age In Tight Series Against Caps

Four games are in the books and the Islanders could’ve conceivably won all of them. Nevertheless, they find themselves neck-and-neck with the Capitals heading into Thursday’s Game 5.

04/23/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 22: Kevin Hayes #13 and Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers celebrate after Hayes scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 22, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hayes’ OT Goal Seals It As Rangers Take 3-1 Lead Over Penguins

Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.

04/23/2015

Joel Ward of the Washington Capitals celebrates the game-winning overtime goal against the New York Islanders in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 21, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Turn To Regroup After Caps Take Game 4 In OT

And just like that, this back-and-forth series is heading back to Washington for Game 5 on Thursday with another swing in momentum.

04/22/2015

Fans arrive for a game between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Respond To Claims Of Abusive Behavior At Coliseum

Some fans of the Capitals say they had to put up with racist and homophobic remarks while attending Game 3 of Washington’s playoff series against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.

04/21/2015

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against Patric Hornqvist and Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Consol Energy Center on April 20, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rangers Survive Flurry, Reclaim Momentum From Penguins In Game 3

Given a chance to put the pressure squarely on the Rangers, Pittsburgh instead reverted back to the uneven play it’s been unable to shake the past five months.

04/21/2015

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals waits for a faceoff during the second period against the New York Islanders in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 19, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boychuk, Islanders Out To Keep Putting The Squeeze On Ovechkin

The Isles have made it a point of emphasis to limit the amount of room the left-winger has to unload his lethal slap shot. They hope to keep him silenced in Game 4.

04/21/2015

The New York Islanders and Washington Capitals take the ice for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Capitals 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Fans Hoping Cup Run Will Take Sting From Nassau Departure

For loyal fans of the Islanders, this year’s playoff run is tinged with even more of a sense of finality, and yes, sadness.

04/20/2015

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 2015. The Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Can’t Allow Mistakes To Linger Into Game 3

The suddenly vulnerable Blueshirts will enter the lion’s den when they take the ice at Consol Energy Center against the Penguins on Monday night.

04/20/2015

New York Rangers trainer Jim Ramsay attends to Dan Girardi during the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on April 16, 2015. The Rangers defeated the Penguins 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Girardi Back At Practice After Taking Puck To Face

Dan Girardi isn’t one to sit out a game — and it looks like he’ll be good to go for Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

04/17/2015

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