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NHL announces playoff schedule, North Division series last to start

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens will open their first playoff series in 42 years May 20 at Scotiabank Arena.

Colorado takes on Los Angeles, looks for 9th straight home win

Los Angeles Kings (21-27-7, sixth in the West Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (38-13-4, second in the West Division) Denver; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -386, Kings +298; over/under is 5.

Blues host the Wild after shutout victory

Minnesota Wild (35-15-5, third in the West Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (26-20-9, fourth in the West Division) St. Louis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blues -102, Wild -118; over/under is 6 BOTTOM LINE: St.
Compher's hat trick lifts Avs over Kings 6-0

Compher's hat trick lifts Avs over Kings 6-0

DENVER (AP) — J.T. Compher scored three goals for his first career hat trick to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 6-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.
Norris scores winner, Sens beat Leafs 4-3 in OT to end promising season on a high

Norris scores winner, Sens beat Leafs 4-3 in OT to end promising season on a high

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators head into the off-season confident their future is bright. They'll also wonder — at least on some level — what might have been.
Husso makes 31 stops for first NHL shutout, Blues beat Wild

Husso makes 31 stops for first NHL shutout, Blues beat Wild

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ville Husso stopped 31 shots for his first career shutout and David Perron had a goal and two assists in the St. Louis Blues' 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night.
Golden Knights finish regular season with 6-0 win vs. Sharks

Golden Knights finish regular season with 6-0 win vs. Sharks

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J.T. Compher has 1st hat trick, Avalanche beat Kings 6-0

DENVER (AP) — J.T. Compher had his first career hat trick to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 6-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.
Oilers edge Canadiens 4-3 on Dominik Kahun's overtime winner

Oilers edge Canadiens 4-3 on Dominik Kahun's overtime winner

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens can start thinking about playoffs, while the Edmonton Oilers aren't quite there yet following a 4-3 overtime win Wednesday over the Habs.
Chemistry 101: COVID-19 protocols helped Pens bond quickly

Chemistry 101: COVID-19 protocols helped Pens bond quickly

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nearly three dozen players made their way through the Pittsburgh Penguins locker room during the regular season, a byproduct of an injury list that seemed to remain in a constant state of flux.