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St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn, right, looks to control the puck as Colorado Avalanche defensemen Bowen Byram, front left, and Erik Johnson pursue during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Bozak caps rally with OT goal, Blues beat Avs 5-4 in Game 5

Bozak caps rally with OT goal, Blues beat Avs 5-4 in Game 5

 

Edmonton Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft speaks at a media availability in Edmonton, Monday, May 23, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Woodcroft has Oilers one win from WCF: ‘Unbelievable job to turn our season around’

Woodcroft has Oilers one win from WCF: ‘Unbelievable job to turn our season around’

 

Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, right, blocks the net on Edmonton Oilers winger Zach Hyman, centre, during first period NHL second-round playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Oilers outlast Flames to grab 3-1 series lead

Oilers outlast Flames to grab 3-1 series lead

 

New York Rangers center Frank Vatrano (77) breaks away from Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) in the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Rangers whip Hurricanes 4-1 to even series

Rangers whip Hurricanes 4-1 to even series

New York Rangers center Frank Vatrano (77) breaks away from Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) in the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) and defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) team up to stop a shot by Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 23, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning back in East finals

Defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning back in East finals

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) and defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) team up to stop a shot by Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 23, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Calgary Flames forward Milan Lucic, centre, crashes down on Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith, hidden, as winger Josh Archibald joins in during third period NHL second round playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Sunday, May 22, 2022. Lucic was assessed a five-minute major and ejected from the third period of Sunday's Game 3 loss against Edmonton after barreling into Oilers goaltender Mike Smith. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Flames’ Lucic on Smith hit: ‘If I actually did charge, we both wouldn’t be playing’

Flames’ Lucic on Smith hit: ‘If I actually did charge, we both wouldn’t be playing’

Calgary Flames forward Milan Lucic, centre, crashes down on Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith, hidden, as winger Josh Archibald joins in during third period NHL second round playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Sunday, May 22, 2022. Lucic was assessed a five-minute major and ejected from the third period of Sunday's Game 3 loss against Edmonton after barreling into Oilers goaltender Mike Smith. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Lightning sweep Panthers with two late goals

Lightning sweep Panthers with two late goals

Edmonton Oilers winger Evander Kane, second right, celebrates his goal with teammates during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Sunday, May 22, 2022. The Calgary Flames need to figure out a way to at least begin to contain Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Evander Kane, too. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Flames searching for answers to McDavid, Oilers with Edmonton eyeing 3-1 series lead

Flames searching for answers to McDavid, Oilers with Edmonton eyeing 3-1 series lead

Edmonton Oilers winger Evander Kane, second right, celebrates his goal with teammates during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Sunday, May 22, 2022. The Calgary Flames need to figure out a way to at least begin to contain Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Evander Kane, too. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Calgary Flames’ Joel Otto (left) jousts with Edmonton Oilers’ Steve Smith during NHL playoff action in Calgary, Apr.16, 1991. (CP PICTURE ARCHIVE-Mike Ridewood)

‘A lot of hate’: Oilers, Flames alumni look back at last playoff Battle of Alberta

‘The most physical, aggressive, emotional series I’ve ever been part of’

Calgary Flames’ Joel Otto (left) jousts with Edmonton Oilers’ Steve Smith during NHL playoff action in Calgary, Apr.16, 1991. (CP PICTURE ARCHIVE-Mike Ridewood)
Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen, centre, reacts as Calgary Flames forward Blake Coleman celebrates his goal during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Edmonton Oilers in Calgary, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Battle of Alberta starts with a bang as Flames down Oilers 9-6 to open playoff series

Battle of Alberta starts with a bang as Flames down Oilers 9-6 to open playoff series

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen, centre, reacts as Calgary Flames forward Blake Coleman celebrates his goal during second period NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Edmonton Oilers in Calgary, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
New York Rangers center Filip Chytil, center, celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with left wing Alexis Lafrenière, left, right wing Kaapo Kakko, second from left, defenseman Adam Fox (23) and defenseman Ryan Lindgren (55) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Cole’s OT goal lift Hurricanes past Rangers for Game 1 win

Cole’s OT goal lift Hurricanes past Rangers for Game 1 win

New York Rangers center Filip Chytil, center, celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with left wing Alexis Lafrenière, left, right wing Kaapo Kakko, second from left, defenseman Adam Fox (23) and defenseman Ryan Lindgren (55) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
Toronto Maple Leafs Mitch Marner speaks to the media in Toronto on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.The Toronto Maple Leafs expressed relief Tuesday that Marner was unharmed after a carjacking incident in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Mitch Marner victim of carjacking in Toronto, Maple Leafs say

Mitch Marner victim of carjacking in Toronto, Maple Leafs say

Toronto Maple Leafs Mitch Marner speaks to the media in Toronto on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.The Toronto Maple Leafs expressed relief Tuesday that Marner was unharmed after a carjacking incident in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Expect more traditional playoff hockey in NHL’s 2nd round

Expect more traditional playoff hockey in NHL’s 2nd round

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Corey Perry (10) crashes the net as Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) defend during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

Lightning strike first against Panthers, win 4-1 in Game 1

Lightning strike first against Panthers, win 4-1 in Game 1

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Corey Perry (10) crashes the net as Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) defend during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) and Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau (13) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, May 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Flames, Oilers bring potent offences to second-round NHL playoff series

Flames, Oilers bring potent offences to second-round NHL playoff series

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) and Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau (13) battle for the puck during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, May 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nicholas Paul (20) celebrates his second goal of the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs during second period, first round, game seven NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Lightning down Leafs in Game 7 as Toronto endures more playoff heartbreak

‘It stings, it hurts, it’s disappointing’: Leafs captain

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nicholas Paul (20) celebrates his second goal of the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs during second period, first round, game seven NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Dallas Stars center Roope Hintz (24) attacks as Calgary Flames defenseman Christopher Tanev (8) and goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) protect their net during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Friday, May 13, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Wild-card Stars force Game 7 against Calgary with 4-2 win

Wild-card Stars force Game 7 against Calgary with 4-2 win

Dallas Stars center Roope Hintz (24) attacks as Calgary Flames defenseman Christopher Tanev (8) and goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) protect their net during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Friday, May 13, 2022, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Florida Panthers center Sam Bennett (9) tries to shoot the puck with Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov (30) defending during the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series, Friday, May 13, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Panthers beat Caps in OT, win 1st playoff series since 1996

Panthers beat Caps in OT, win 1st playoff series since 1996

Florida Panthers center Sam Bennett (9) tries to shoot the puck with Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov (30) defending during the second period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series, Friday, May 13, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau smiles as he attends a news conference in Vancouver, on Dec. 6, 2021. Boudreau will return as the Canucks head coach next season after helping to turn the struggling NHL club around as a mid-season replacement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

There it is Vancouver: Boudreau will be back to coach Canucks

Boudreau coached his 1,000th regular-season game in January

Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau smiles as he attends a news conference in Vancouver, on Dec. 6, 2021. Boudreau will return as the Canucks head coach next season after helping to turn the struggling NHL club around as a mid-season replacement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger (29) blocks a shot by Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) in the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Monday, May 9, 2022, in Dallas. Darryl Sutter isn't about to reveal his plans for a potential series-clinching game, but the Calgary Flames have won back-to-back playoff games with the coach taking from his forwards and giving to his defencemen. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Calgary Flames head to Dallas with sights on series-clincher

Calgary Flames head to Dallas with sights on series-clincher

Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger (29) blocks a shot by Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) in the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Monday, May 9, 2022, in Dallas. Darryl Sutter isn't about to reveal his plans for a potential series-clinching game, but the Calgary Flames have won back-to-back playoff games with the coach taking from his forwards and giving to his defencemen. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)