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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Central: Schedule, scores, highlights

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Ovechkin's quick wrister gives Caps insurance goal (0:22)

Alex Ovechkin beats Sergei Bobrovsky with his third postseason goal in Washington's 4-1 win, knotting the series at 2-2. (0:22)

From the first round all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, ESPN.com has you covered. Check out the full playoff picture and coverage on each team and series.

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Today's schedule

All times Eastern

Devils at Lightning, 3:00 p.m., NBC/NBCSN (TB leads 3-1)
Blue Jackets at Capitals, 3:00 p.m., NBC/NBCSN (tied 2-2)
Maple Leafs at Bruins, 8:00 p.m., NBC (BOS leads 3-1)

Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic No. 1) vs. New Jersey Devils (wild card No. 2)

Game 1: Lightning 5, Devils 2
Game 2: Lightning 5, Devils 3
Game 3: Devils 5, Lightning 2
Game 4: Lightning 3, Devils 1
Game 5: Sat., Apr. 21 @ TB | Tickets
Game 6: Mon., Apr. 23 @ NJ | Tickets
Game 7: Wed., Apr. 25 @ TB | Tickets


Boston Bruins (Atlantic No. 2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (Atlantic No. 3)

Game 1: Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 1
Game 2: Bruins 7, Maple Leafs 3
Game 3: Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 2
Game 4: Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 1
Game 5: Sat., Apr. 21 @ BOS | Tickets
Game 6: Mon., Apr. 23 @ TOR | Tickets
Game 7: Wed., Apr. 25 @ BOS | Tickets

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0:28

Pastrnak finds Marchand for the go-ahead goal

David Pastrnak sends the puck to the middle to Brad Marchand who beats Frederik Andersen to put Boston one game away from advancing.


Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (wild card No. 1)

Game 1: Blue Jackets 4, Capitals 3 (OT)
Game 2: Blue Jackets 5, Capitals 4 (OT)
Game 3: Capitals 3, Blue Jackets 2 (2OT)
Game 4: Capitals 4, Blue Jackets 1
Game 5: Sat., Apr. 21 @ WSH | Tickets
Game 6: Mon., Apr. 23 @ CLS | Tickets
Game 7: Wed., Apr. 25 @ WSH | Tickets


Pittsburgh Penguins (Metro No. 2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (Metro No. 3)

Game 1: Penguins 7, Flyers 0
Game 2: Flyers 5, Penguins 1
Game 3: Penguins 5, Flyers 1
Game 4: Penguins 5, Flyers 0
Game 5: Flyers 4, Penguins 2
Game 6: Sun., Apr. 22 @ PHI | Tickets
Game 7: Tue., Apr. 24 @ PIT | Tickets

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0:33

Couturier gives Flyers the lead from near the blue line

After missing Game 4, Sean Couturier scores the crucial game-winning goal in the Flyers' 4-2 win, as the Penguins' series lead shrinks to 3-2.

Western Conference

Nashville Predators (Central No. 1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (wild card No. 2)

Game 1: Predators 5, Avs 2
Game 2: Predators 5, Avs 3
Game 3: Avs 5, Predators 3
Game 4: Predators 3, Avs 2
Game 5: Avs 2, Predators 1
Game 6: Sun., Apr. 22 @ COL | Tickets
Game 7: Tue., Apr. 24 @ NSH | Tickets

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0:33

Andrighetto's late goal keeps Avs in series

Pekka Rinne saves J.T. Compher's shot, but Sven Andrighetto buries the rebound in Colorado's 2-1 win to cut Nashville's series lead to 3-2.


Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2) vs. Minnesota Wild (Central No. 3)

Game 1: Jets 3, Wild 2
Game 2: Jets 4, Wild 1
Game 3: Wild 6, Jets 2
Game 4: Jets 2, Wild 0
Game 5: Jets 5, Wild 0

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0:19

Jets advance as Trouba scores 31 seconds into game

Jacob Trouba scores his first NHL playoff goal, and Winnipeg eliminates Minnesota with a 5-0 win.


Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (wild card No. 1)

Game 1: Golden Knights 1, Kings 0
Game 2: Golden Knights 2, Kings 1 (2OT)
Game 3: Golden Knights 3, Kings 2
Game 4: Golden Knights 1, Kings 0


Anaheim Ducks (Pacific No. 2) vs. San Jose Sharks (Pacific No. 3)

Game 1: Sharks 3, Ducks 0
Game 2: Sharks 3, Ducks 2
Game 3: Sharks 8, Ducks 1
Game 4: Sharks 2, Ducks 1