Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 win in Game 6 on Monday over the Pittsburgh Penguins to advance to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time in 20 years.
Pekka Rinne made 34 saves for the Nashville Predators in a 4-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 on Monday. Predators and Jets will play a decisive Game 7 on Thursday in Nashville.
The Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, who hold a 2-0 series lead will host Game 3 against the Manitoba Moose on Wednesday at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.
**RECAP: Kane tallies 3 points in Team USA’s win over Germany (SCH)
**Shalunov still eyeing future with Hawks (The Athletic)
**IceHogs vs. Manitoba Moose schedule (SCH)
**Game 6: Rinne, Preds shut out Jets to force Game 7 (On The Forecheck)
**Predators sign Czech free agent Filip Pyrochta (On The Forecheck)
**Stanley Cup playoffs: Bracket, schedule, scores and more (SBN)
**Game 6: Kuznetsov, Caps top Penguins in OT, advance to ECF (Japers’ Rink)
**Ovechkin, Caps exorcise decades of D.C. demons (The Washington Post)
**Caps’ win puts a dagger in the D.C. sports ‘curse’ (The Washington Post)
**Marchand, Canadiens exchange Twitter jabs over licking (Sportsnet)
**Red Wings sign 2013 draft pick Pope of UNO to ELC (Winging It In Motown)
**Nugent-Hopkins scores 2 as Canada beats Denmark at Worlds (Sportsnet)