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Avs roll to knock out top-seeded Flames

Colorado Avalanche center Colin Wilson (22) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate Gabriel Landeskog (92) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 19, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press via AP)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) After getting shut out in the series opener, the Colorado Avalanche clamped down defensively to shut down the Western Conference-leading Calgary Flames.

Now, the Avalanche are on to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 11 years.

Colin Wilson and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist, and Colorado beat Calgary 5-1 in Game 5 of their first-round series Friday night to eliminate the Flames.

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Leafs hold off Bruins, lead series 3-2

BOSTON (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs have grown accustomed to playoff disappointment in recent years.

However, after putting together possibly their best defensive effort of the season, their latest victory has them on the brink of getting out of the first round for the first time since 2004.

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Red Wings to name ex-captain Yzerman GM

DETROIT (AP) Steve Yzerman is getting another chance to return the Detroit Red Wings to glory.

The Hockey Hall of Famer did it as one the game's great leaders, helping Detroit end a 42-year championship drought with the first of three Stanley Cup celebrations of his playing tenure in Detroit.

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Flyers cover singer's status amid claims

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America."

Flyers officials said Friday they also plan to remove Smith's "God Bless America" recording from their library. They say several other songs performed by Smith "contain offensive lyrics that do not reflect our values as an organization."

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Blues stun Jets with rally for 3-2 lead

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Jaden Schwartz called it a lucky goal for the St. Louis Blues. It was a dagger to the Winnipeg Jets.

Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining to cap St. Louis' three-goal third period in a 3-2 win over the Jets on Thursday night, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference playoff series.

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Sharks start fast, Vegas' lead now 3-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Tomas Hertl provided the fast start and Martin Jones delivered the key saves that helped the San Jose Sharks flip the script in their playoff series against Vegas.

Hertl scored the first of his two goals just 76 seconds into the game, Jones delivered his biggest save to preserve the lead in the third period and the Sharks staved off elimination by beating the Golden Knights 5-2 in Game 5 of their first-round series Thursday night.

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Hurricanes top Capitals, tie series at 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes lost another forward - and won another playoff game.

"`Next guy up' has been the memo lately," rookie Warren Foegele said.

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Stars chase Rinne in rout to tie series

DALLAS (AP) The bounce-back effort by Ben Bishop after a tough game didn't surprise Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery.

Dallas also got a power boost to go with Bishop's 34 saves, scoring three power-play goals in the first period on the way to a 5-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night to even the best-of-seven series at two games each.

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Lightning GM not overreacting to sweep

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Thursday he is not going to overreact to the Lightning's historically quick postseason exit and he still has confidence in coach Jon Cooper.

After tying the NHL record for wins during the regular season, the perennial Stanley Cup contender became the first team in the expansion era to be swept in the first round of the playoffs after leading the league in points. Three of the four games against Columbus were decided by at least two goals.

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Pens face crucial offseason after sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jim Rutherford's question was rhetorical. The answer - whenever the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager arrives at - will determine how the franchise emerges from the rubble of a first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders.

"Are guys too content with where they're at in their careers because they've won a couple of Stanley Cups?" Rutherford wondered aloud Thursday as his team packed up for its longest offseason in 13 years.

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