Islanders top Penguins 4-1 to take 3-0 series lead

The New York Islanders don't play a particularly sexy brandy of hockey. They forecheck. They backcheck. They block shots and take few risks, more focused on fundamentals than flash.

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Blue Jackets move to the brink of sweeping Lightning

Sergei Bobrovsky has the Columbus Blue Jackets on the brink of sweeping a playoff series that hardly anyone thought they could win.

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Orpik scores in OT, Capitals take 2-0 lead over Hurricanes

A rat falling out of the arena hallway ceiling during the Carolina Hurricanes' warmup game of soccer was just a precursor to a wacky afternoon of playoff hockey.

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Predators beat Stars 2-1 in OT, even series 1-1

Craig Smith has a knack for timely goals in the playoffs, and he helped the Nashville Predators avoid a very big hole heading to Dallas.

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Rask stops 30 shots, Bruins beat Leafs 4-1 to tie series 1-1

Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri temporarily went to the locker room after a knee-on-knee hit from Jake DeBrusk in the second period.

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