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LeBrun: Habs facing first true test

The Canadiens dominated all season, so how they respond to being backed into a corner will show their true character.

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Rapid Reaction: Wild 4, Blues 1

Zach Parise scored twice to lead the Wild into the second round of the playoffs, providing another disappointing end to the Blues' season.

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Calder Trophy finalists: Ekblad, Gaudreau, Stone

Florida's Aaron Ekblad, Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau and Ottawa's Mark Stone are the finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the top rookie.


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No goal for Senators

It looked like Ottawa had finally gotten on the scoreboard, but the referee had whistled the play dead before the Sens poked the puck past Carey Price. Montreal stays ahead 1-0 midway through the 2nd period. Follow live

Canadiens lead after 1

Carey Price stopped all 13 shots he faced in the 1st period, helping Montreal take a 1-0 lead over Ottawa. The Canadiens lead the series 3-2. Follow live


Canadiens take lead

For the 1st time in the series, the Canadiens scored 1st. Brendan Gallagher's 1st goal of the series gives Montreal a 1-0 lead. The Canadiens lead the series 3-2 entering tonight. Follow live

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The Wild go ahead 4-1 on the Blues. The Blackhawks will meet the Wild for a third consecutive season in the playoffs.

Wild oust Blues in Game 6

Zach Parise scored twice and Devan Dubnyk turned away 30 shots to send wild-card Minnesota past St. Louis 4-1. Box score

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Gary Bettman says the league wants to stage an outdoor game in Ottawa but no timeline yet nor is it for sure it will happen

Minnesota pushes lead back to 2

Zach Parise knocks home a rebound for his second goal of the game just over a minute into the third period to put the Wild up 3-1. Minnesota eliminates the Blues with a win in Game 6. Follow live

Blues cut into deficit at end of 2nd

T.J. Oshie beat Devan Dubnyk with 1.8 seconds remaining in the second period for his first goal this postseason. St, Louis trails Minnesota 2-1 heading to the third and 3-2 in the series. Follow live

Blues down 2-0, switch goalies

Justin Fontaine's second-period goal brought the end of Jake Allen's day. The Blues' goalie gave up two goals to the Wild on 13 shots and was swapped for Brian Elliott after getting beat 5-hole midway through the second period. Follow live