Overtime victory over Jets puts Ducks in control

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Their third-period magic made the long trip, crossed the border to Winnipeg and carried right over into overtime.

With that, the Anaheim Ducks established an even tighter grip on this playoff series and pushed the Winnipeg Jets to the brink of elimination with a 5-4 win in overtime Monday night at MTS Centre in Game 3.

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Wild stars step up in Game 3 to shutout Blues, 3-0

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Around the 30-minute mark, Monday's Game 3 began to have the same uneasy feel of last year's Game 3 in the Wild's first-round series against the Colorado Avalanche.

No matter how many pucks the Wild threw on net, no matter how badly the Wild outskated the Avs last April, Semyon Valarmov turned everything aside until Mikael ...Read more

Charges against Kings' Stoll are still pending

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Criminal charges against Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll, arrested Friday for suspicion of possession of cocaine and Ecstasy at the MGM Grand pool in Las Vegas, are pending toxicology results, a spokeswoman for the Clark County district attorney told the Los Angeles Times on Monday.

"The office is awaiting the results of toxicology ...Read more

Todd McLellan parts ways with Sharks

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Todd McLellan, the winningest coach in Sharks history, is leaving the organization after seven seasons.

McLellan, who had a year left on his contract, mutually agreed to part ways with the Sharks more than a week after the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003.

In related moves, assistant coaches Jim ...Read more

Scott Darling gets call again for Blackhawks in Game 4

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Scott Darling's performance in Game 3 against the Predators was good enough to earn another start.

Darling will be in net for Game 4 on Tuesday night against the Predators after he saved 35 shots in a 4-2 Blackhawks victory in Game 3 on Sunday.

"Another solid game, really patient in the net," coach Joel Quenneville said Monday. "He handled the...Read more

Blackhawks defeat Predators 4-2 in Game 3

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CHICAGO -- Behind a three-goal second period, the Blackhawks defeated the Predators 4-2 on Sunday in Game 3 of their playoff series at the United Center to take a 2-1 series lead.

Game 4 is Tuesday at the United Center.

Coach Joel Quenneville made a few changes to his lineup in addition to starting goaltender Scott Darling over Corey Crawford....Read more

Ducks rise to late-game occasion, beating Jets for 2-0 series lead

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Just when it seemed as though it would be one of those vintage Ondrej Pavelec nights, unsolvable and unbeatable, the Anaheim Ducks managed to solve the Winnipeg Jets goalie in the third period.

With the help of the power play, and an impressive effort by gifted forward Jakob Silfverberg in the final minute, the Ducks put ...Read more

Penguins even series, beat Rangers, 4-3

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NEW YORK -- The Penguins have been struggling to score goals for quite a while now.

They solved that problem, at least temporarily, tonight by generating three in just eight minutes, 45 seconds.

Beating the New York Rangers, especially in the playoffs, had been a problem, too.

The Penguins took care of that one, as well, defeating the Rangers...Read more

Oilers win draft lottery; Flyers land 7th pick

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Goalie Steve Mason said it would have been a "present" if the Flyers won Saturday night's draft lottery in Toronto and earned the right to select a center viewed as a generational player, Connor McDavid, with the first overall pick.

Well, when the Ping-Pong balls were done falling, the gift was given to Edmonton.

The Oilers won the lottery and...Read more

Tarasenko records hat trick as Blues even series with 4-1 win over Wild

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ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko had the Blues' first postseason hat trick in more than a decade as the Blues beat the Wild 4-1 on Saturday afternoon to even their first-round series with the Wild at a game apiece. The series resumes in Minnesota on Monday.

Tarasenko scored twice in the first period, both coming on assists by Alexander Steen and...Read more