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Stars advance with OT victory against Predators in Game 6

Klingberg wins it with 2:58 left; will play Blues in second round

by Jeff Miller / NHL.com Correspondent

Klingberg wins it in OT for Stars

NSH@DAL, Gm6: Klingberg scores in OT for series win

R1, Gm6: John Klingberg collects the puck in the circle and wires a wrist shot past Pekka Rinne for the series-clinching goal in overtime

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DALLAS -- John Klingberg scored with 2:58 left in overtime, and the Dallas Stars advanced in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 2-1 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at American Airlines Center on Monday.

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Hurricanes rally against Capitals in Game 6, avoid elimination

Carolina scores three goals in third period to force deciding game

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

Staal pots rebound to break tie

WSH@CAR, Gm6: Staal fends off defense to net rebound

R1, Gm6: Jordan Staal eyes a rebound and slides it by Braden Holtby while tangling with a pair of defenders to give the Hurricanes the lead

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jordan Staal scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes avoided elimination with a 5-2 win against the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PNC Arena on Monday.

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First Round

Tavares looking to make difference in first Game 7 with Maple Leafs

Faces Bruins hoping to help Toronto avenge loss in deciding game last season

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- When the Toronto Maple Leafs signed John Tavares to a seven-year, $77 million contract on July 1, the expectation was that he would be a difference-maker on the big stage.

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First Round

Sharks, Golden Knights energized for Game 7, shake off effects of 2OT

Eager to return to ice for right to face Avalanche in second round

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

SAN JOSE -- Logan Couture has taken a shot in, um, a sensitive area. He has taken a stick in the mouth and lost two teeth. He has taken another stick in the face, leaving a mark below his right eye.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs fantasy picks

Predictions for Sharks-Golden Knights, Bruins-Maple Leafs Game 7s on Tuesday; DFS targets for Game 6s on Monday

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com identifies daily fantasy hockey picks throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Follow this page before and after games for news, lineup trends and injury implications for FanDuel DFS contests. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Capitals seek more urgency in Game 7 against Hurricanes

Miss chance to clinch, must win at home to advance to second round

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The chant echoed throughout PNC Arena during the final minutes of the Washington Capitals' 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round.

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First Round

Hurricanes 'expect to win' Game 7 against Capitals

Must top defending champions on road to reach second round

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Justin Williams laid out clear expectations for the Carolina Hurricanes on the eve of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals. 

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NHL Insider

Chara, Bruins bring experience into Game 7 against Maple Leafs

Defenseman to play in NHL record-tying 13th deciding game

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Now that he's preparing for the third Game 7 of his NHL career, Torey Krug knows what to expect. The Boston Bruins defenseman feels calmer, more contained, with fewer of the nerves that marked his first two experiences with the win-or-go-home scenario in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, against the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Second Round in 2014 and against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round last season.

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First Round

Golden Knights-Sharks Game 7 debated by NHL.com

Vegas favored to advance to Western Conference Second Round

by NHL.com @NHLdotcom

The San Jose Sharks have twice avoided elimination against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western Conference First Round, most recently when forward Tomas Hertl scored shorthanded at 11:17 of the second overtime Sunday for a 2-1 road victory to force Game 7. 

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Fantasy rankings for 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Most valuable forwards, defensemen, goalies for basic postseason pools

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com has updated fantasy player rankings for basic Stanley Cup Playoff pools counting points (goals, assists) for skaters and wins and shutouts for goalies. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Stars will play Blues in Western Conference Second Round

Dallas defeats Nashville; St. Louis eliminated Winnipeg

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Dallas Stars advanced to the Western Conference Second Round and will play the St. Louis Blues.

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Capitals, Hurricanes to play Game 7 with trip to second round on line

Washington's Ovechkin 4-7 in situation; Carolina's Williams will look to increase points record

by Sean McCullen / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes will play Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Washington on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, SN360, TVAS, NBCSWA, FS-CR).

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Jets express faith in coach Maurice after first-round exit

Has support of GM Cheveldayoff, captain Wheeler

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets will likely make plenty of changes this offseason, but coach is not expected to be among them.

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injury

Laine played most of season for Jets with back injury

Forward also had groin issue against Blues during playoffs, pending RFA not worried about contract

by Scott Billeck / NHL.com Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- Patrik Laine played with a back injury for most of the season, and a groin injury hindered him during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Winnipeg Jets forward said Monday.

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NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast for Stanley Cup Playoffs

Sharks, Bruins force Game 7s; Avalanche, Blues advance; more series trends in new episode

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

With the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs underway, the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast has you covered with all the reaction from around the League.

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Maple Leafs-Bruins Game 7 debated by NHL.com

Boston favored to advance to Eastern Conference Second Round

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins are going to play Game 7 for the third time since 2013.

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Golden Knights mulling lineup changes ahead of Game 7

Options on table entering deciding first-round game against Sharks

by Danny Webster / NHL.com Correspondent

LAS VEGAS -- The Vegas Golden Knights could change their lineup ahead of Game 7 of the Western Conference First Round against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, SN360, TVAS, NBCSCA, ATTSN-RM).

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Short Shifts

Prescott pours popcorn on Elliott while supporting Stars in Game 6

Cowboys players are back, put on show for fans

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were back supporting the Dallas Stars, and this time they brought their popcorn.

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Short Shifts

Hurricanes roll out red carpet for Hamilton the Pig

Good luck charm allowed in PNC Arena for first time, will watch Game 6 from Section 108

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Hamilton the Pig's meet and greet

WSH@CAR, Gm6: Hamilton the Pig returns to PNC Arena

R1, Gm6: Hamilton the Pig meets with Hurricanes fans at PNC Arena and takes photos before their Game 6 matchup against the Capitals

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hamilton the Pig has been elevated to VIP status by the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Blue Jackets playoff success awakening passion of fans

More than 5,000 at Nationwide Arena for scrimmage while Columbus awaits second-round opponent

by Craig Merz / NHL.com Correspondent

COLUMBUS -- Pierre-Luc Dubois saw the fans lined up outside Nationwide Arena when the Columbus Blue Jackets forward arrived for practice, which was his first clue that it wasn't going to be the normal work day.

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Coaches Room

Blues, Binnington have what it takes for deep playoff run

Marcoux says coach's approach, goalie's puck-handling skills can carry St. Louis through second round

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Calgary Flames, discusses why the St. Louis Blues were able to defeat the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference First Round and why they have a good chance of winning the next round.

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Islanders healing while awaiting next playoff opponent

Forward Clutterbuck, defenseman Mayfield return to practice for New York, which will face Capitals-Hurricanes winner

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders have been off six days since completing a four-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference First Round. 

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Avalanche stay patient, have no preference for second-round opponent

Await Sharks-Golden Knights Game 7 winner

by Rick Sadowski / NHL.com Correspondent

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- If the Colorado Avalanche have a preference for their next opponent in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they aren't saying.

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Flames GM believes in core group following playoff elimination

Top line of Gaudreau, Monahan, Lindholm combined for five points in series loss to Avalanche

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames' core will remain intact and has a chance to win in the future despite losing to the Colorado Avalanche in five games in the Western Conference First Round.

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Second Round

Blues appreciate journey to playoff success

Await second-round opponent after sitting last in NHL standings Jan. 2

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues have a few days before the Western Conference Second Round begins to reflect on the journey it took for them to get there.

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First Round

Bruins plan to keep it simple against Maple Leafs in Game 7

Looking to repeat Game 6 success to reach second round

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins know what they have to do to prevail in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS, NESN).

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First Round

Maple Leafs must overcome Game 7 hurdle against Bruins

Toronto hoping to finally get past Boston in elimination game

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- If the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to advance to the Eastern Conference Second Round for the first time since 2004, they must get past a hurdle that has stood in their way before.

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Short Shifts

Atkinson's son Declan stars after Blue Jackets public scrimmage

Forward's baby waves to 5,000-plus who attended practice Monday

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Cam Atkinson better watch out: There's a new Atkinson man winning the hearts of Columbus Blue Jackets fans.

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Watch every overtime goal in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Klingberg scores for Stars against Predators in overtime of Game 6

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Every playoff overtime winner

Watch the OT winners of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Watch every overtime goal scored in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as 16 teams embark on their quest for The Cup

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John Klingberg scored at 17:02 of overtime to give the Dallas Stars at 2-1 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at American Airlines Center on Monday.

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This Date in NHL History

April 23: Babando scores Cup-winner for Red Wings in overtime of Game 7

Plus: Gretzky gets NHL-record ninth playoff hat trick; Capitals complete historic comeback

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor