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Blackhawks rout Canucks, return to West finals

Posted: May 12, 2010 12:18 PM ; Updated: May 12, 2010 12:20 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia(AP) After polishing off the Canucks with three wins in Vancouver, the Chicago Blackhawks don't mind opening the Western Conference finals at top-seeded San Jose.

Troy Brouwer and Kris Versteeg scored 36 seconds apart early in the second period, and the Blackhawks eliminated Vancouver in Game 6 of the second round for the second straight year with a 5-1 win on Tuesday night.

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Canadiens beat Penguins, force Game 7

Posted: May 11, 2010 9:28 AM ; Updated: May 11, 2010 9:28 AM

MONTREAL(AP) The Montreal Canadiens ' improbable playoff run has reached a decisive seventh game for a second series in a row.

Michael Cammalleri scored his second goal of the game midway through the second period and Jaroslav Spacek netted the go-ahead tally 2:30 later for the Canadiens, who forced a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.

Maxim Lapierre also scored 11:03 into the third to give Montreal a 4-2 lead.

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First-Place Capitals Eliminated by Montreal

Posted: April 28, 2010 10:06 PM ; Updated: April 29, 2010 10:42 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hunched over, head bowed, his stick resting across his knees, Alex Ovechkin skated alone down the ice, stung by yet another Game 7 loss by his Washington Capitals .

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Crosby's Goal Gives Canada Gold in Overtime Classic

Posted: February 28, 2010 8:31 PM ; Updated: March 05, 2010 11:58 AM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Canada beat the United States 3-2 on Sunday to win the Olympic goal medal in its national sport of hockey, with Sidney Crosby scoring the winning goal 7:40 into overtime and setting off a celebration from coast to coast.

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Canada Shuts Out U.S. for Women's Hockey Gold

Posted: February 25, 2010 9:27 PM ; Updated: February 26, 2010 12:31 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Life is sweet when there's a gold medal hanging from your neck in your home rink.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored two goals, Shannon Szabados made 28 saves, and Canada rolled through its American rivals, 2-0, to win the gold medal in women's hockey for the third straight Olympics Thursday night in front of a raucous Vancouver crowd ringing cowbells and frantically waving thousands of maple leaf flags.

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Canada Crushes Ovechkin's Russian Team

Posted: February 24, 2010 11:26 PM ; Updated: February 25, 2010 6:39 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- A resurgent Canada ended 50 years of Olympic hockey frustration against Russia on Wednesday with a 7-3 win and a place in the tournament semifinals.

A goal and two assists from Dan Boyle during the first period helped Canada beat the world champions -- a feat they hadn't accomplished since the 1960 games -- in a showdown of hockey superpowers.

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Parise Leads USA to Semifinals

Posted: February 24, 2010 8:08 PM ; Updated: February 25, 2010 6:34 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The longer it went, the tighter the Americans got.

They clanged shots off the post, then the crossbar. A wrist shot early in the game by Phil Kessel that looked like a bad omen hit both. Everything else the U.S. hockey team threw on net Wednesday, Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller smothered.

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