Pittsburgh Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions

Pittsburgh Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions

By John Lupo
After going almost 59 minutes without a goal, it was a former Predator that clinched the title for the Penguins to seal the team's place in history....
Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins late flurry sees off Nashville Predators in Game 2

Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins late flurry sees off Nashville Predators in Game 2

By John Lupo
Three goals in a 3:18 span snapped a 1-1 tie to give the defending champions a 2-0 series lead....
Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins win wild Game 1 over Nashville Predators

Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins win wild Game 1 over Nashville Predators

By John Lupo
After blowing a three-goal lead, Jake Guentzel's tenth goal of the playoffs late in the third period gave the defending Stanley Cup champions a 1-0 series lead....
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Nashville Predators defeat Anaheim Ducks to reach Stanley Cup Finals

Colton Sissons recorded a hat trick and goaltender Peka Rinne made 38 saves as the Nashville Predators defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. The victory sends the Predators to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. Nashville will face the winner of the Pittsburgh-Ottawa series with the Penguins leading three games to two. Bernier starts in net for Ducks, mostly ineffective After starting goalie John Gibson was injured in Game 5, it was determined he would be unable to play in the crucial elimination game, so Jonathan Bernier would be in between the pipes for Anaheim, making his first career playoff start. Just 81 seconds into the contest, Austin Watson's shot deflected off of Ducks defenseman Brandon Montour and past Bernier to give the Predators a 1-0 on their first shot of the game after a Ducks giveaway.  Watson celebrates after scoring on Nashville's first shot of the game/Photo: Sanford Myers/Getty Images After forcing a turnover, Sissons took a cross-ice pass and...
Pittsburgh Penguins shut out Washington Capitals to reach Eastern Conference Finals

Pittsburgh Penguins shut out Washington Capitals to reach Eastern Conference Finals ByJohn Lupo

A near-perfect road performance sent the defending Stanley Cup champions to the conference finals, leaving the Presidents Trophy winners with yet another disappointing playoff season to ponder....
Washington Capitals advance to round two with historic OT victory

Washington Capitals advance to round two with historic OT victory ByPete Borkowski

A record-tying fifth overtime game sent the Washington Capitals into a second round grudge match with the defending Stanley Cup champions after edging the Toronto Maple Leafs in a nail-biting game six to end a nail-biting series....
Justin Williams, Questionable officiating give Washington Capitals 3-2 series lead

Justin Williams, Questionable officiating give Washington Capitals 3-2 series lead ByPete Borkowski

The Washington Capitals are a game away from averting what appeared to be a looming disaster after Justin Williams scored the winner in the fourth overtime game of the series to give the top seeds a 3-2 series lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs....
Washington Capitals hang on to level series

Washington Capitals hang on to level series ByPete Borkowski

Despite taking a 4-1 lead in the first period, the Washington Capitals would have to hang on through the dying seconds of game four, holding off a late charge from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 5-4 win....
Toronto Maple Leafs even series with double overtime victory

Toronto Maple Leafs even series with double overtime victory

By Pete Borkowski
Rookie Kasperi Kapanen had two goals and Frederik Andersen made 47 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs avenge a disappointing game one overtime loss by claiming game two on the road in double overtime over the heavily-favoured Washington Capitals....
Washington Capitals battle back to edge Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime

Washington Capitals battle back to edge Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime

By Pete Borkowski
The President's Trophy winners trailed 2-0 ten minutes into game one against the underdog Toronto Maple Leafs, but would slowly battle back, eventually claiming an overtime victory to claim the early series lead....
Toronto Maple Leafs fail to capture playoff berth after 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs fail to capture playoff berth after 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning

By Frank Iacono
With the 4-1 victory, the Tampa Bay Lightning split the season series with the Toronto Maple Leafs but more importantly kept their 2017 playoff hope alive and well....
Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Red Wings, capture second place in Atlantic Conference

Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Red Wings, capture second place in Atlantic Conference ByFrank Iacono

Fittingly, that the final game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at Joe Louis Arena was an entertaining one as the Maple Leafs hang on to post third straight victory....
Toronto Maple Leafs defeat Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2

Toronto Maple Leafs defeat Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2 ByFrank Iacono

With the 5-2 win, Toronto surpassed the Boston Bruins by one point for third place in the Atlantic Division....
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