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Don't miss the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarter-final on Hockey Night in Canada .
Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars celebrates his goal during the first period of Game 3 of the initial round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on Monday night at the American Airlines Center.
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie skates off on his own power after getting a knee to knee hit from Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke during the second period April 21, 2014 during round 1 game three of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center.
What can we say objectively about war in Afghanistan, a clash of civilizations neither the Soviets nor the determined Americans could solve? Edmonton Oilers defenceman Martin Marincin, left, fights Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar for the puck during NHL action at Edmonton's Rexall Place on April 10, 2014.
Montreal Canadiens' Rene Bourque, left, collides with Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos during second period NHL Stanley Cup playoff action in Montreal, Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith said Monday that he couldn't recall whether he said, "Wakey, wakey," to David Backes after the St. Louis Blues captain was left woozy by a devastating hit from Brent Seabrook.
The Minnesota Wild hope to get themselves back into the Western Conference quarterfinals on home ice, but first they'll have to figure out a way to slow down Nathan MacKinnon.
It is a long, tedious journey to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs. A dynamic offense, gritty defense, smart goaltending and a whole lot of heart are the necessary keys to win hockey's greatest prize: Lord Stanley's Cup.
Last season, the Blackhawks overcame a two-game deficit to defeat the Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup for the 2nd time in three years.
Milan Lucic is at his best when he plays with emotion, and every once in a while he steps over the line.
The regular season has come to an end, and Milwaukee has been getting hot at just the right time.
Blues defenseman Barret Jackman is congratulated after scoring the overtime winner against the Blackhawks in St. Louis.
Tied at two with less than three minutes to play in the final period Jake Montgomery scored back-to-back goals lifting the Musketeers to a 4-2 win over Omaha in the first round of the Clark Cup Playoffs.
The 2014 NHL playoffs may be in the their infancy, but there has already been a ton of exciting action, and that will almost certainly continue as the first round progresses.
It was a disappointing year for the Winnipeg Jets, faltering early, and missing the playoffs for the third straight year up north.