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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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Capitals rediscover playoff identity in Game 5 win against Hurricanes

Ovechkin, Backstrom lead way with physical presence, power-play success

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- On a night when the Washington Capitals reminded everyone, including themselves and the Carolina Hurricanes, of the team that won the Stanley Cup last season, it was no surprise it all began with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.

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Rantanen steps up, helps Avalanche advance in playoffs

Forward missed final eight games of regular season, had nine points in first round against Flames

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

CALGARY -- Mikko Rantanen didn't need to answer any questions regarding his health after the Colorado Avalanche eliminated the Calgary Flames in five games in the Western Conference First Round. 

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Fleury saves Golden Knights with Game 4 shutout against Sharks

Stops 28 shots to climb all-time playoff list, move Vegas one win from advancing

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

LAS VEGAS -- The fans chanted Marc-Andre Fleury's last name as the clock counted down at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday.

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Marner showing grit for Maple Leafs in playoffs with blocked shots

Willingness to sacrifice body against Bruins not surprising entering Game 4

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Mitchell Marner doesn't consider his two blocked shots in the final seconds Monday to be acts of bravery.

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Thornton helping Sharks in playoff run as 'player-coach'

Using hard work, character to set example for younger teammates heading into Game 3 against Golden Knights

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

SAN JOSE -- It's a Saturday morning. The San Jose Sharks are holding an optional practice during the Western Conference First Round against the Vegas Golden Knights before heading to the airport.

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First Round

Scheifele leads Jets into Game 3 with growing maturity

Center driven to win Stanley Cup, but Winnipeg trails Blues 2-0 in first-round series

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- Imagine Mark Scheifele as a kid, the self-admitted "snap show growing up," in the predicament he and the Winnipeg Jets are facing.

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First Round

Fleury stands tall to stoke Golden Knights to Game 2 win

Blanks Sharks through final two periods, helps Vegas tie series

by Danny Webster / NHL.com Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- Marc-Andre Fleury, as he has been all season, was there when the Vegas Golden Knights needed him most on Friday.

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FIRST ROUND

Laine resurgence key for Jets against Blues in playoffs

Appears back on track entering Game 2 after slump to end regular season

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets may have lost Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round to the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, but one bright spot emerged that has them feeling good about their chances in the series: Patrik Laine scored.

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Stars impressed, not surprised by Heiskanen's Game 1 against Predators

Rookie defenseman's goal, assist in NHL playoff debut boost Dallas to win

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Heiskanen scores in playoff debut

DAL@NSH, Gm1: Heiskanen's shot deflects in for PPG

R1, Gm1: Miro Heiskanen snaps a wrister from the point that deflects in off a defender on the power play, tying the score in the 2nd

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NASHVILLE -- Miro Heiskanen didn't consider his first game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs something to treat differently than one in the regular season.

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