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Blackhawks D Seabrook suspended 3 games

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CHICAGO (AP) Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended for three games for his hit on Blues center David Backes during their first-round playoff series.

The NHL announced the punishment Sunday, Seabrook's 29th birthday.

Seabrook received a five-minute major and game misconduct penalty for a vicious elbow to Backes' head late in the third period of Saturday's Game 2. Backes had to be helped off the ice and did not return during St. Louis' 4-3 overtime victory.

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Bruins top Wings 4-1 to even series at 1

BOSTON (AP) Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins' offensive drought and tied their playoff series.

Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara scored with a man advantage, the Detroit Red Wings got just one shot on goal on their four power plays and Boston won 4-1 in Game 2 on Sunday.

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Flyers end 9-game skid at MSG in Game 2

NEW YORK (AP) This win was three years in the making for backup goalie Ray Emery and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Emery stood in again for injured No. 1 netminder Steve Mason and made 31 saves to help the Flyers rally from an early two-goal deficit and beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Sunday to even the first-round playoff series.

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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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Habs back home after 2 wins in Tampa

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) - Brian Gionta knows what happened the last two times the Montreal Canadiens opened a playoff series with a pair of wins on the road.

The most recent was in 2011, and the Boston Bruins stormed back to win Game 7 in overtime on Nathan Horton's shot off a defenseman's leg.

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Upstart Jackets giving Penguins problems

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Not so long ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets were the worst team in the NHL.

Now they're heading home for Monday night's Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the star-studded Pittsburgh Penguins hoping to make even more history.

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'Hawks try to regroup without Seabrook

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks felt the repercussions of Brent Seabrook's hit on David Backes again on Sunday.

How it affects the rest of their playoff series against the St. Louis Blues remains to be seen.

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Stars don't feel like they're down 0-2

DALLAS (AP) Lindy Ruff figures anyone who has watched the Dallas Stars in their first two playoff games should know they won't quit.

Even in a big hole against top-seeded Anaheim before their first home playoff game in six years.

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Down 0-2, Wild hope to rebound at home

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Nathan MacKinnon and his equally skilled Colorado linemates Gabe Landeskog and Paul Stastny were too fast for Minnesota in the first two games.

In losing twice to the Avalanche, the Wild found themselves flat-footed at the wrong times and letting their young, potent opponent dictate the pace and flow.

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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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