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Alexei Ponikarovsky scores late in overtime, giving the Devils a 4-3 win over the Flyers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series on May 3, 2012 in Newark. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Live Dangerously But Somehow Stun Flyers In OT

Alexei Ponikarovsky scored on his own rebound with 2:39 left in overtime and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in this Eastern Conference semifinal series.


The New York Rangers celebrate after Marian Gaborik's game-winning goal in the third overtime period against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Gaborik Ends Game 3 Epic Late In 3rd OT; Rangers Grab Series Lead

As one overtime led to another and then another, the Rangers and Capitals waged an epic duel that was part hockey game and part survival contest.


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Rangers’ Testy Tortorella Won’t Tip Hand, Trades Barbs With Media Instead

To John Tortorella, there’s the wrong way — and then there’s his way.


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Flyers Get Buried By Devils’ Four-Goal Third Period

The shots and the pressure were bound to cause the Flyers to break. They were able to escape the lapses in play and concentration in the first period of Game 1 against the New Jersey Devils, but on Tuesday, the Flyers weren’t about to squirm free this time.


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Briere Lifts Flyers Past Devils In Overtime, 4-3

Danny Briere fired home the game-winning goal in overtime, lifting the Flyers to 4-3 victory on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center. It was Briere’s fourth career overtime playoff-winning goal.


The Devils' Stephen Gionta, left, is congratulated by teammates after scoring a second-period goal against the Florida Panthers in Game 7 of the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinals series at the BankAtlantic Center on April 26, 2012. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Henrique Goal In 2nd OT Pushes Devils Into Next Round

Adam Henrique scored his second goal of the game at 3:47 of the second overtime, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 in Game 7 early Friday to advance to second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.



Rangers Survive Game 7; Face Capitals Next

It took a full seven games, but the New York Rangers will not be the second #1 seed to lose in the opening round of the NHL playoffs.


The Boston Bruins salute the fans after Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Capitals Eliminate Bruins With 2-1 Overtime Win In Game 7

The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals played seven one-goal games in their first-round playoff series. That’s an NHL record.


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History Favors Richards, Rangers In Game 7 At MSG

The opening round of the NHL playoffs hasn’t been kind to the Rangers in recent years. But Game 7s at Madison Square Garden? That’s a different matter entirely.


NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 24:  Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils scores the game-winning goal in overtime against goalie Scott Clemmensen #30 of the Florida Panthers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center on April 24, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils won 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Force Game 7 With Overtime Win Against Panthers, 3-2

Travis Zajac scored at 5:39 of overtime and the New Jersey Devils avoided elimination and sent yet another Eastern Conference first-round series to a seventh game with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.


Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks battles for the puck with Kyle Chipchura  of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Knocked Out With Coyotes’ 4-0 Win In Game 6

Mike Smith made 39 saves and the Phoenix Coyotes scored three times in the final period to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Monday night and capture their opening-round series in six games.


Henrik Lundqvist makes a save during Game 6 of the Rangers' first-round playoff series against the Senators in Ottawa on April 23, 2012. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Richards, Rangers Rise To The Occasion, Force Game 7

Brad Richards scored the go-ahead goal and Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists as the top-seeded New York Rangers staved off elimination with a 3-2 victory against Ottawa Senators on Monday night.


Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks (R) looks on as Colin Fraser #24 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with Brad Richardson #15 after Richardson scored on goalie Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks to tie the game during the third period in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena on April 22, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Stoll’s Sudden Death Goal Helps Kings Eliminate Top-Seeded Canucks From Playoffs

Jarret Stoll beat Cory Schneider with a wrist shot at 4:27 of overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 victory over Vancouver on Sunday night, knocking out the top-seeded Canucks in five games in the Western Conference first-round series.


WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: Matt Hendricks #26 and Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals battle for the puck with Rich Peverley #49 of the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. Hendricks was called for a two minute penalty for tripping Peverley. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bruins Beat Capitals 4-3 In OT To Force Game 7

Tyler Seguin scored at 3:17 of overtime, Tim Thomas made 36 saves, and the Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday.


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Bruins’ Bergeron Named Selke Finalist

Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron is one of three finalists for the 2011-12 Frank J. Selke Trophy, the NHL announced Monday.