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Fox's 4 assists help Rangers top Devils in Game 1 of Eastern 1st Round

Kreider scores twice on power play for New York

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

Kreider buries a PPG

NYR@NJD, Gm1: Kreider redirects it in for a PPG

R1, Gm1: Chris Kreider redirects Adam Fox's pass into the net for a power-play goal to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead in the 1st

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Chris Kreider scored two power-play goals, and the New York Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Prudential Center on Tuesday. 

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Short Shifts

Golden Knights Make-A-Wish guest hypes team up ahead of Game 1 vs. Jets

8-year-old Annabelle Hanson gives team advice ahead of 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Christopher Detwiler @Chris_Detwiler / Staff Writer

As the Vegas Golden Knights embark on the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Tuesday, the team got a special message from a special fan.

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Sebastian Ahos facing off for Hurricanes, Islanders in Eastern 1st Round

Carolina center, New York defenseman only players with same name to play against each other in playoff history

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Who better to talk about Sebastian Aho than Sebastian Aho?

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McDavid seeks urgency from Oilers in Game 2 against Kings

NHL's leading scorer was held without point in OT loss to open Western 1st Round series

by Derek Van Diest @DerekVanDiest / Staff Writer

EDMONTON -- Connor McDavid is looking for a big effort from the Edmonton Oilers when they try to rebound from a Stanley Cup Playoff-opening loss for a second straight season.

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Vilardi could return for Kings against Oilers in Game 2 of West 1st Round

Forward missed series opener, last 9 regular-season games with upper-body injury

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / Staff Writer

EDMONTON -- Gabriel Vilardi could return for the Los Angeles Kings against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 2 of their Western Conference First Round series at Rogers Place on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET; ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS, BSSC).

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Pavelski questionable for Stars vs. Wild in Game 2 of Western 1st Round

Dallas preparing to face Minnesota without forward, injured on Dumba hit in opener

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / Staff Writer

DALLAS -- Joe Pavelski's status is unknown for Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round against the Minnesota Wild at American Airlines Center on Wednesday (9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN21, SN360, TVAS2, BSSW, BSNX), so the Dallas Stars will prepare as though the forward will not play.

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Stanley Cup creates 'special moments' in visit to school for the blind

Revered trophy makes stop outside Boston in advance of Bruins playing in playoffs

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

Stanley Cup visits Perkins

Stanley Cup stops by Perkins School For The Blind

The NHL takes the Stanley Cup to the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts to have its many students touch the Cup

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WATERTOWN, Mass. -- As Mike Bolt stationed the Stanley Cup's carrying case outside on a walkway, ready for the revered trophy to be unveiled for some TV cameras, a student walked by. The child, who attends Perkins School for the Blind in suburban Boston, was asked if he wanted to feel the Cup, to get a sense of it with his fingers.

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3 Keys: Kraken at Avalanche, Game 1 of Western 1st Round

Seattle making playoff debut against defending champs, who get Makar back

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / Columnist

(WC1) Kraken at (1C) Avalanche

Western Conference First Round, Game 1

10 p.m. ET; ESPN, SN360, TVAS, ALT, ROOT-NW

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3 Keys: Jets at Golden Knights, Game 1 of Western 1st Round

Ehlers out for Winnipeg; Stone returns for Vegas

by Shawn Roarke @sroarke_NHL / Senior Director of Editorial

(2WC) Jets at (1P) Golden Knights

Western Conference First Round, Game 1

9:30 p.m. ET: ESPN2, SNW, TVAS2, ATTSN-RM

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First Round

Hall feeling 'comfortable' on 3rd line with Bruins heading into Game 2

Forward had chemistry with Coyle, Frederic in series-opening win against Panthers

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

BOSTON -- When the Boston Bruins talk about their scoring depth, there's a name that sticks out for the talent and strengths of the player, and for where he's slotted into the lineup: Taylor Hall, third-line forward.

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