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Vrana, Capitals push Penguins to brink of elimination

WASHINGTON — Jakub Vrana scored the go-ahead goal with 4:38 remaining, Braden Holtby made 35 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 in Game 5 Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round series and put the back-to
Kyle Connor leads the way as Jets beat Predators 6-2 to take 3-2 series lead

Kyle Connor leads the way as Jets beat Predators 6-2 to take 3-2 series lead

NASHVILLE — Kyle Connor scored the first two playoff goals of his career and added an assist as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Nashville Predators 6-2 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in their second-round playoff series.
Vrana makes most of promotion, Caps win to put Pens on brink

Vrana makes most of promotion, Caps win to put Pens on brink

WASHINGTON — Jakub Vrana came to the rink expecting to play on the Capitals' third line again. He left as a top-liner on top of the world.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand warned by NHL to stop licking people

Bruins forward Brad Marchand warned by NHL to stop licking people

NEW YORK — Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has received a warning from the NHL about licking the faces of his opponents.
Las Vegas has fallen in love with Golden Knights

Las Vegas has fallen in love with Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS — The Golden Knights' gold-and-grey-on-black helmets are everywhere. They're on T-shirts and hats worn by mall patrons, on jerseys of moviegoers, on stuffed animals, on mugs and on bumper stickers deep in suburbia.

Lightning, Golden Knights 1 win from conference finals

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning understand what it takes to be successful in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And as the Vegas Golden Knights are also showing, the winning formula can vary from game to game and series to series.
NHL warns Bruins' Brad Marchand to stop licking opponents

NHL warns Bruins' Brad Marchand to stop licking opponents

The NHL has told Brad Marchand to stop licking opponents or the Boston Bruins forward will face punishment.
Tuch scores 2, Golden Knights beat Sharks 5-3 in Game 5

Tuch scores 2, Golden Knights beat Sharks 5-3 in Game 5

LAS VEGAS — After a lacklustre loss two nights earlier, the Vegas Golden Knights responded with an energetic performance in Game 5 to move one victory away from their second playoff series win, and a berth in the Western Conference final in their ina
Lightning take 3-1 series lead with 4-3 OT win over Bruins

Lightning take 3-1 series lead with 4-3 OT win over Bruins

BOSTON — Dan Girardi scored 3:18 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night for a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Lightning beat Bruins 4-3 in OT to take 3-1 series lead

Lightning beat Bruins 4-3 in OT to take 3-1 series lead

BOSTON — The Tampa Bay Lightning have a chance to get the last licks on the Boston Bruins at home.