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Keith scores, Blackhawks eliminate Predators with 4-3 win

Duncan Keith scores in 3rd period as Blackhawks eliminate Predators with 4-3 win in Game 6
Andrew Seligman, The Associated Press

CHICAGO - Duncan Keith waited and waited for just the right moment, and then unloaded.

Another big goal for Chicago's top defenceman moved the Blackhawks into the second round of the playoffs.

Keith scored at 16:12 of the third, and Chicago overcame a brutal start on its way to a clinching 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of their tight post-season series.

Mrazek shuts down Lightning again, Red Wings win Game 5

Petr Mrazek shut outs Lightning again, Red Wings win 4-0 to take 3-2 series lead
Fred Goodall, The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. - Petr Mrazek's confidence is growing by the victory.

One more win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Detroit Red Wings and their young goaltender will advance in the NHL playoffs.

"Calm, solid all the way through," veteran defenceman Niklas Kronwall said about the 23-year-old goalie from the Czech Republic. "Doesn't get too high, doesn't get too low."

Islanders beat Capitals 3-1 to force Game 7

Kulemin scores with 9:27 left as Islanders force Game 7 with 3-1 win over Capitals
John Wawrow, The Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Islanders captain John Tavares was still attempting to gather his bearings after being levelled in the corner, when he heard the familiar — and welcome — roar go up inside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for what could be the last time.

"Yes! Yes! Yes!" the orange towel-waving crowd yelled in unison as part of its traditional goal chant.

Penguins searching for answers after quick playoff exit

So close, yet so far; Penguins go quietly into off-season after quick exit against Rangers
Will Graves, The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Sidney Crosby wasn't making excuses so much as stating the obvious.

The Pittsburgh Penguins raced through the fall, but limped through the winter and an all-too-brief spring. The faces, the pace, the results all changed when the health issues and injuries that began with defenceman Olli Maatta's cancer surgery never let up.

Wild beat Blues 4-1 behind Dubnyk, take 3-2 series lead

Nino Niederreiter scores go-ahead goal, Wild beat Blues 4-1 to take 3-2 series lead
R.B. Fallstrom, The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Devan Dubnyk forgot all about that six-goal embarrassment.

The Minnesota Wild goalie with the short memory led his team to its biggest road win yet this season.

"I can't go out and be a hero if I don't get the opportunity," said Dubnyk, who led the way in a 4-1 victory Friday over the St. Louis Blues that gave the Wild a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series. "But it's nice to go out and get the chance to make a bunch of saves."

Rangers advance on Hagelin's OT goal, 2-1

Rangers advance on Hagelin's OT goal, Lundqvist's goaltending, eliminating Penguins 2-1
Barry Wilner, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Teammate J.T. Miller looked at Carl Hagelin and shook his head in admiration.

"The guy is at his best in games like that," Miller said.

A game like Friday night's fifth match between the Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins that Hagelin won 10:52 into overtime, moving New York into the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Rangers won the series 4-1, with each victory by a 2-1 score, the last two in OT.

NHL commish doesn't think 'Katy Perry' chants are sexist

NHL commissioner doesn't believe chants comparing player to Katy Perry are sexist
John Wawrow, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - So long as fans keep their chants clean, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has no issue with Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry being compared to pop star Katy Perry.

Ex-nanny for Penguins' Kunitz charged with stealing jewelry

Ex-nanny for Penguins' Kunitz charged with stealing jewelry; already charged with arson
Joe Mandak, The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz has been charged with stealing $12,000 diamond earrings from his home, then selling them to jewelry stores, police said.

The theft charges filed by police in Collier Township, where Kunitz lives with his wife and their children, grew out of an unrelated arson and insurance fraud investigation by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Ex-nanny for Penguins' Kunitz charged with stealing jewelry

Ex-nanny for Penguins' Kunitz charged with stealing jewelry; already charged with arson
Joe Mandak, The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz has been charged with stealing $12,000 diamond earrings from his home, then selling them to jewelry stores, police said.

The theft charges filed by police in Collier Township, where Kunitz lives with his wife and their children, grew out of an unrelated arson and insurance fraud investigation by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Predators force Game 6 beating Chicago 5-2 with 4 in 3rd

Forsberg has 1st hat trick as Predators score 4 in 3rd, beat Blackhawks 5-2 to force Game 6
Teresa M. Walker, The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators picked a perfect time for their first win when facing elimination from the playoffs.

Rookie Filip Forsberg had his first career hat trick and the first in Nashville's post-season history as the Predators forced a sixth game in their first-round Western Conference series by beating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Thursday night.

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