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Kovalchuk helps St. Petersburg win KHL title

Ilya Kovalchuk led SKA St. Petersburg to its first Kontinental Hockey League title on Sunday as the team clinched a 4-1 series victory over Ak Bars Kazan.

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Rapid Reaction: Islanders 2, Capitals 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Here's what you need to know about the New York Islanders'2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. What it meansThe Islanders showed some mettle in holding on to knock off the Caps 2-1 in Game 3 Sunday at Nassau Coliseum, and now they have all the momentum heading into Game 4 with a 2-1 series lead and a boisterous sea of Islanders supporters behind them.

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks 2, Jets 1

Jakob Silfverberg scored with 21 seconds left in the third period to shock Winnipeg and give Anaheim a 2-0 series lead.

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Tavares, Isles triumph over Caps in OT

John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime off a rebound to send the Islanders to a 2-1 win over the visiting Capitals and a 2-1 series lead.


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Jack Capuano: "I didn't think the building could be any louder than it was against Pittsburgh [in 2013], but it was."

Isles take 2-1 series lead with OT win

Barry Melrose: "The Washington Capitals now are in the exact same situation they were in four or five days ago when the New York Islanders took the first game in Washington. If Washington wins Game 4, then it's the best of three with Washington having home ice. If they lose Game 4, the series is basically over."


Blackhawks-Preds tied up after 1

Chicago killed the penalty to end the first period, and with 20 minutes in the books, it's tied 1-1 at the United Center. Andrew Desjardins scored his first goal as a Blackhawk, but Mike Ribeiro answered 31 seconds later to even it up. Follow live

Tied up quick in Chicago

Chicago's Andrew Desjardins scored a goal to put his team ahead -- but Nashville's Mike Ribeiro responded just 31 seconds later to tie it 1-1 in Game 3.

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Sharp and Timonen make Rinne work for a couple saves on the same shift. Blackhawks up 6-5 in shots on goal through 10:10.

Game 3: Predators at Blackhawks, 3:20 ET

Blackhawks' Scott Darling will start in goal after Corey Crawford allowed 3 goals in the first period of Game 1 and another 6 in Game 2. But the Preds will be without captain Shea Weber, who's out for at least Games 3 and 4 after suffering a lower-body injury Friday. The series is tied 1-1.

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Well, that didn't take long

Overtime in New York lasted just 15 seconds as Islanders captain John Tavares scored a goal to win Game 3 and take the 2-1 series lead over the Capitals.

We're headed to overtime in New York

The Caps' Nicklas Backstrom tied the game in the third period in Game 3. The Islanders had 40 shots on goal in regulation while the Caps had 25. But the next goal -- the last goal -- is the one that will matter the most. Follow live


Tie game in New York

Nicklas Backstrom found the back of the net for the Capitals, who tied Game 3 at 1-1 with 6 minutes remaining. The series is even at 1-1. Follow live