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Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Bruins host Islanders to start second round

Canadiens try to extend series against Maple Leafs; Golden Knights use depth to advance

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the 2021 NHL postseason. There are two playoff games scheduled for Saturday and there was one Friday.

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Islanders defeat Penguins in Game 6, win first-round series

Nelson, Beauvillier each scores three points for New York

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

Islanders net two in 13 seconds

PIT@NYI, Gm6: Nelson, Pulock score 13 seconds apart

R1, Gm6: Brock Nelson nets a Josh Bailey set-up and Ryan Pulock rockets a slap shot in near side 13 seconds apart, as the Islanders make it 4-3

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Brock Nelson had two goals and an assist, and the New York Islanders eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 5-3 win in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup First Round at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday.

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3 Keys: Penguins at Islanders, Game 6 of first round

Jarry must bounce back for Pittsburgh; Wahlstrom uncertain for New York, which can advance with win

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

No. 1 Penguins at No. 4 Islanders 

6:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS, MSG+, ATTSN-PT

New York leads best-of-7 series, 3-2

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Hurricanes try to rebound against Predators

Maple Leafs can extend series lead vs. Canadiens; Sorokin, Islanders push Penguins to brink

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the 2021 NHL postseason. There are two playoff games scheduled for Tuesday and there were five Monday.

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Islanders win Game 5 in 2OT to take series lead, push Penguins to brink

Bailey scores 51 seconds in, Sorokin makes 48 saves for New York

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Bailey wins Game 5 in second OT

NYI@PIT, Gm5: Bailey scores 51 seconds into 2nd OT

R1, Gm5: Josh Bailey takes advantage of a Tristan Jarry misplay and scores 51 seconds into double overtime, lifting the Islanders to a 3-2 win

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PITTSBURGH -- Josh Bailey scored 51 seconds into the second overtime, and Ilya Sorokin made 48 saves for the New York Islanders in a 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup First Round at PPG Paints Arena on Monday.

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Jets can sweep Oilers, advance to second round

Lightning, Golden Knights try to finish series; Miller in 'recovery phase' for Bruins

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the 2021 NHL postseason. There were four games on the schedule Sunday and there are five on the schedule Monday:

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3 Keys: Islanders at Penguins, Game 5 of first round

Crosby aims to end scoring drought for Pittsburgh; Sorokin likely to start in goal again for New York

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

No. 4 Islanders at No. 1 Penguins

7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN1, TVAS2, ATTSN-PT, MSG, MSG+

Best-of-7 series tied, 2-2

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Ovechkin won't discuss future after Capitals eliminated from playoffs

Captain is part of aging core that has not gotten past first round since 2018

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin wasn't ready to start thinking about his or the Washington Capitals' future following a 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup First Round at Capital One Arena on Sunday.

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Bruins win Game 5, eliminate Capitals in first round

Bergeron scores twice, Rask makes 40 saves to help Boston advance

by Harvey Valentine / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Bergeron snipes puck by Samsonov

BOS@WSH, Gm5: Bergeron rips puck home to extend lead

R1, Gm5: Patrice Bergeron fires the puck past the blocker of Ilya Samsonov, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead in the 2nd

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WASHINGTON -- Patrice Bergeron scored two goals, and the Boston Bruins eliminated the Washington Capitals with a 3-1 win in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup First Round at Capital One Arena on Sunday.

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Islanders embrace challenge in Game 5 against Penguins with series tied

Plan to 'play like there's no tomorrow' seeking road win

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

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau said the New York Islanders are aware of the opportunity they have when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup First Round on Monday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN1, TVAS2, ATTSN-PT, MSG, MSG+).

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