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Canadiens sign prospect Alexandre Alain to three-year entry-level contract

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens signed undrafted forward Alexandre Alain to a three-year entry-level contract on Tuesday.
Sabres sign Olofsson, who led Swedish league with 27 goals

Sabres sign Olofsson, who led Swedish league with 27 goals

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have signed Victor Olofsson to a two-year contract after he scored a Swedish Hockey League-leading 27 goals last season. Olofsson was selected by the Sabres in the seventh round of the 2014 draft.
Toronto head coach Babcock wants Leafs to embrace Game 7 scenario with Boston

Toronto head coach Babcock wants Leafs to embrace Game 7 scenario with Boston

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs' season has come down to one game, and head coach Mike Babcock wants his players to embrace the situation.

Maple Leafs hope for new ending in Game 7 against Bruins

BOSTON — This is where the Toronto Maple Leafs try to change the ending.
Devils go from last to playoffs, with more needed next year

Devils go from last to playoffs, with more needed next year

NEWARK, N.J. — It would be easy to say the New Jersey Devils are back after ending a six-year playoff drought.
Blue Jackets good again, just not good enough for next level

Blue Jackets good again, just not good enough for next level

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a season of broken records and firsts for the Columbus Blue Jackets, one of the most important eluded them again: winning a playoff series.
Caps roll over Blue Jackets, look to nemesis Pittsburgh

Caps roll over Blue Jackets, look to nemesis Pittsburgh

COLUMBUS, Ohio — After dropping the first two playoff games at home in overtime, the Washington Capitals picked up momentum that only got stronger as they took down the Columbus Blue Jackets in four straight.

Maple Leafs hold moment of silence ahead of Game 6 for those affected by deadly incident

TORONTO — The Maple Leafs held a moment of silence before their playoff game Monday in honour of those affected by the deadly incident involving a van and pedestrians in north Toronto earlier in the day.
Bruins not fretting over having to go seven games with Maple Leafs

Bruins not fretting over having to go seven games with Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy isn't sweating a Game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, even if the pressure to not blow a 3-1 series lead lingers. He's confident because his best players have been there before.
Capitals beat Blue Jackets in Game 6 to advance to 2nd round

Capitals beat Blue Jackets in Game 6 to advance to 2nd round

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Braden Holtby had 35 saves as the Washington Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 on Monday night.