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Avs' Duchene likely out for Wild series

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DENVER (AP) Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy says he doesn't expect leading scorer Matt Duchene to play in the first-round playoff series against Minnesota.

Duchene has been out since damaging the MCL in his left knee when he ran into a teammate against San Jose on March 29.

Roy said before Game 2 on Saturday that he would be "very, very surprised" if Duchene returns against the Wild, especially since Duchene hasn't even started skating.

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Flyers G Mason ruled out for Game 2

NEW YORK (AP) Steve Mason still isn't feeling well enough to play, so Ray Emery will be back in the net for the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 against the New York Rangers.

Mason has been sidelined for a week because of an undisclosed upper-body injury after he was knocked over and hit his head on the ice against Pittsburgh. He and the Flyers have declined to say whether the goalie sustained a concussion.

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Bruins' Lucic fined $5,000 for spearing

NEW YORK (AP) Boston forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser during their opening playoff game.

Lucic was fined by the NHL on Saturday for spearing DeKeyser in the second period of the Red Wings' 1-0 victory Friday night.

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Banged-up Getzlaf helps Ducks go up 2-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ryan Getzlaf wore the strain all over his exhausted face. In the past 51 hours or so, he had taken a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child and propelled the Anaheim Ducks to two gritty playoff victories.

Getzlaf figures he has all summer to rest. He's too busy polishing his reputation as a dominant scorer and an equally formidable leader in another narrow win over the Dallas Stars.

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Habs win again in Tampa for 2-0 lead

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Montreal Canadiens are gaining confidence with every playoff victory.

"We are playing as a unit right now. Everyone is supporting each other and buying in to what the coaching staff is teaching us," goaltender Carey Price said Friday night after a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning gave the Canadiens a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. "We are living in the moment."

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Apologetic Quenneville fined for gesture

ST. LOUIS (AP) A mood of euphoric exhaustion carried over to the next day after the St. Louis Blues won the longest game in franchise history and got the upper hand against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo's legs were stiff and he said it felt as if the Blues played two games to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in triple overtime in the opener of their opening-round playoff series. But he had a smile on his face.

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Pens wary of Jackets after Game 1 escape

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby is used to the attention. It comes with the territory when you're the best hockey player in the world.

Still, the Pittsburgh Penguins star knows the spotlight becomes more acute in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Shaded by Columbus forward Brandon Dubinsky for much of his 19 minutes of ice time in Pittsburgh's 4-3 victory in Game 1, Crosby finished with a secondary assist on Matt Niskanen's tying power-play goal in the second period, a minus-2 rating and the usual bumps and bruises that are part of the job description this time of year.

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Avalanche look to take 2-0 lead on Wild

DENVER (AP) Erik Johnson saved the night for Colorado with his quick feet and thinking.

The Avalanche defenseman raced from the blue line to the goal line and swatted away a puck just three inches shy of sliding in for a game-sealing, empty-net goal by Minnesota late in regulation.

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Bruins, Wings looking for more offense

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings head into Sunday's second playoff game hoping for more room to skate.

Neither had much space in the tight-checking opener that Detroit won 1-0 Friday night on Pavel Datsyuk's goal with 3:01 remaining.

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Kings, Sharks look to put Game 1 in past

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) About the only positive the Los Angeles Kings could take out of their lopsided loss in their playoff opener to the San Jose Sharks was no matter how poorly they played, it still only counted as one loss.

Star goalie Jonathan Quick was pulled after a rough first two periods, the Kings fell behind by five goals in the second period as they gave up far too many odd-man rushes and Los Angeles couldn't get anything past Antti Niemi until it was far too late.

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