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Pittsburgh Penguins' Carter Rowney (37) celebrates assisting on a goal by Penguins' Scott Wilson during the first period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Rowney had three assists in the Penguins' 7-0 win. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Desperate Ottawa tries to avoid elimination by Penguins

Associated Press

The Ottawa coach opted for a half-hour practice ahead of Game 6 on Tuesday night to help his team “refresh” and “reload” after a 7-0 beating by Pittsburgh, one of the worst losses in team playoff history.

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the first period of Game 5 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J.Puskar)

Penguins strike early, rout Senators to take 3-2 lead

- Associated Press

Dominant from the opening faceoff to the final whistle, the Penguins moved within one game of a return trip to the Cup final by overwhelming the Senators with wave after wave of pressure, the kind that became the club’s trademark during its sprint to a fourth championship last spring.

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, who lost his helemt, passes the puck past Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta (3), from Finland, during the second period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Capitals eliminated by Penguins with 2-0 shutout in Game 7

- The Washington Times

On Wednesday night, Shattenkirk got his own taste of the torment that is Washington Capitals postseason hockey, as he and his teammates fell before a capacity crowd at the Verizon Center 2-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins — the same squad that kicked them out of the playoffs a year earlier.

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2018 Games head says NHL not being greedy, will cooperate

Associated Press

The head of the Pyeongchang Olympics organizing committee said Thursday that the NHL isn't being "greedy" preventing hockey stars going to the 2018 Games and he was willing to be flexible to meet its demands.

The Nashville Predators bench celebrates their go-ahead goal during the third period in Game 3 of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Ducks resting up for aggressive Preds down 2-1 in West

- Associated Press

The postseason can be exhausting, and playing four games in seven nights going from an emotional Game 7 to wrap up one series to the Western Conference finals is starting to take a toll on the Anaheim Ducks.