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Rapid Reaction: Habs can't solve Bolts

The Habs outshot and outworked the Bolts, but Tampa still handed Montreal a gut-wrenching loss, scoring in the final second to take a 3-0 series lead.

9hCraig Custance

Custance: Will a KHL star have NHL success?

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic -- He’s non-traditional, as one NHL executive put it. Steve Moses doesn’t have the prototypical, size nor has he taken the prototypical path to the NHL.

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6hKatie Baker

Grantland: NHL Playoffs Report

Taking a look at were the Wild things are (hint: it's not pretty), and examining how the Flames roasted the Ducks with a comeback.

Eichel using world championships as measuring stick (2:38)
Faulk on Team USA's win over Russia (2:54)
Levy and Melrose: The science of playoff cheating (2:17)
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1dScott Burnside

Devils' hiring of GM Ray Shero is long overdue

Hiring GM Ray Shero is a few years too late as there's a reason the Devils missed the playoffs three straight seasons, and it starts at the top.

Levy and Melrose: Intensity in the playoffs (1:52)


Levy and Melrose: Stanley Cup playoffs are the best (2:21)



Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

Washington Capitals take a 3-1 series lead with 2-1 win over New York Rangers in Game 4. Chance to close out on Friday.

Burakovsky, Holtby lead Caps to victory

Andre Burakovsky scored both goals for the Capitals and Braden Holtby turned away 28 shots as Washington held off New York to grab a 3-1 lead in the series. Box score

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Lightning beat buzzer to win Game 3

Tyler Johnson scored the winning goal with 1.1 seconds remaining to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 victory over Montreal and a commanding 3-0 series lead.


Buzzer-beater gives Lightning the win

Tyler Johnson got the puck and slipped it into the net just as time expired. Tampa Bay leads the series against Montreal 3-0. Box score

Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

Great pace of play to close out the end of the second period. We're tied here 1-1, because it's Caps and Rangers so of course we are

Capitals tie it up

Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first career playoff goal late in the second period. Washington leads the Rangers 2-1 in the series. Box score

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Derick Brassard's goal snapped a scoreless streak of 100:05 for Rangers. Brassard scored last goal at 6:07 mark of the 3rd period in Game 2

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Bolts have 9 shots through 40 min but still lead the Habs 1-0. Which just further plays mind games on a team that's lost 7 straight to them

Ben Bishop doesn't break

The Canadiens spent plenty of time near the Lightning's net but the goaltender made sure nothing got past him. Tampa Bay has a 2-0 edge in the series and a 1-0 lead in Game 3 after two periods. Follow live


Don La Greca @DonLagreca

By my count the Rangers scoreless in 93:53 and Holby has stopped the last 54 shots he has faced.