NHL Playoffs

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Gregory Campbell’s Gutsy Effort On Broken Leg Appreciated By Bruins Teammates

Everyone gives an extra effort in the playoffs, but Gregory Campbell gave even more.

06/06/2013

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Chicago’s Keith Suspended For Gm 4 Of West Finals For High-Stick

If the Chicago Blackhawks are going to end the Los Angeles Kings’ perfect postseason on home ice in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, they’ll have to do it without their top defenseman.

06/06/2013

Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins celebrates with Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara after scoring the game winning goal in double overtime to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final at the TD Garden on June 5, 2013. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Game 3 Of Bruins-Penguins Was Everything Hockey Fans Desire

I hope you stayed up to watch the double overtime finish. Game 3 between the Bruins and Penguins had all the hallmarks of what makes playoff hockey truly remarkable.

06/06/2013

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Vokoun Starting For Penguins In Game 3 vs. Bruins

Tomas Vokoun was the first goalie off the ice at Wednesday’s morning skate, and the team announced shortly after he will start between the pipes against the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

06/05/2013

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Kings Take Game 3 With 3-1 Win Over Blackhawks

Slava Voynov had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick made 19 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago 3-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night, trimming the Blackhawks’ series lead to 2-1.

06/05/2013

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Bruins Playing Best Hockey Of Year, But It Remains All About ‘The Next Game’

Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien says his team is playing their best hockey of the year after taking each of the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals in Pittsburgh, but is far from saying the series against the Penguins is over.

06/04/2013

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Kings Hope To Stay Perfect At Staples Center In Game 3

After back-to-back losses in Chicago, the Kings are hoping they can stay perfect at Staples Center in a crucial Game 3 on Tuesday night.

06/04/2013

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Bruised Bergeron Ready If Physicality Carries Over To Game 2

It’s very rare you see Patrice Bergeron get into a dust up, but when Evgeni Malkin wanted to dance following the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, the Bruins’ assistant captain was up to the challenge.

06/03/2013

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Kings’ Quick Chased Out In 4-2 Loss, LA Falls Behind 2-0 In Conference Finals

Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus scored on consecutive shots in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks chased goalie Jonathan Quick on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.

06/03/2013

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Bruins Show Off New Defensive Pairings Before Departing For Pittsburgh

The Boston Bruins practiced for one final time on Friday before finally heading off for Pittsburgh, and head coach Claude Julien showed off some new defensive pairings ahead of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Penguins.

05/31/2013

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Kings Will Host Sharks For Game 7 Showdown After 2-1 Loss

Joe Thornton got San Jose off to a fast start with a power-play goal in the first period and TJ Galiardi added a goal in the second to help the Sharks force a decisive seventh game.

05/28/2013

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Bruins Aim To Do Better Against Penguins When It Counts

The Bruins played Pittsburgh three times this season and lost all three by one goal. Now they await the top-seeded Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, and the Bruins are trying to figure out what went wrong in those games.

05/28/2013

The New York Rangers bench looks on during the third period against the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 25, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers Didn’t Have Right Mindset In Round Two Elimination To Bruins

The New York Rangers didn’t bring the right mentality in their round two playoff exit at the hands of the Bruins.

05/27/2013

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Hartnett: Buying Out Playoff Passenger Brad Richards Makes Too Much Sense For Rangers

Brad Richards is without a role and will soon be bought out by the Rangers because of a shrinking salary cap and long offseason checklist for GM Glen Sather.

05/27/2013

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers looks on following a 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: All NBA, NHL Locals Done By Memorial Day — Who Woulda Thought?

Out before Memorial Day. It was all so sudden, mostly because of the mammoth expectations we placed on our favorite teams this season.

05/27/2013

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