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Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal against his former team with about 4 1/2 minutes remaining Saturday night, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals that tied the Eastern Conference second-round playoff series at a game apiece.

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Barkov, Eriksson, Kopitar are Lady Byng finalists

Florida's Aleksander Barkov, Boston's Loui Eriksson and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the NHL player who exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.

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Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the other Dallas goal to help the Stars open the second round of the Western Conference playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

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Sharks rip Preds, 5-2, in series opener

SAN JOSE, Calif.-The San Jose Sharks signed Joel Ward as a free agent last offseason for a handful of reasons. The biggest was because they knew he could deliver the type of game he played Friday night.

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Stars win Game 1 against sluggish Blues, 2-1

After their seven-game series against Chicago, the Blues claimed to be fresh entering their Western Conference semifinal matchup with the Dallas Stars Friday. They claimed as the heavier team they had a physical edge over the Stars.

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Canes players taking batting practice with the Durham Bulls

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Hanifin pays up after losing shootout challenge

Hurricane's goalie Cam Ward speaks about his future in the net for the Raleigh NHL franchise 02:40

Hurricane's goalie Cam Ward speaks about his future in the net for the Raleigh NHL franchise

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Catching up with Jack Eichel

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Canes players taking batting practice with the Durham Bulls

The Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal, Brad Malone and Justin Faulk joined the Durham Bulls for batting practice Wednesday before the Bulls' game against Louisville at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Faulk cleared the left-field fence with his last swing for bragging rights.
Chip Alexander calexander@newsobserver.com
Canes players taking batting practice with the Durham Bulls 01:12

Canes players taking batting practice with the Durham Bulls

Carolina Hurricanes' Francis and Peters discuss future of NHL franchise in Raleigh 04:10

Carolina Hurricanes' Francis and Peters discuss future of NHL franchise in Raleigh

Hurricane's goalie Cam Ward speaks about his future in the net for the Raleigh NHL franchise 02:40

Hurricane's goalie Cam Ward speaks about his future in the net for the Raleigh NHL franchise

Ward reflects on what could be his last game at PNC as a Hurricane 01:49

Ward reflects on what could be his last game at PNC as a Hurricane