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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Central: Schedule, scores, highlights

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Callahan's goal has Lightning a game away from Cup final (0:27)

In the first minute of the second period, Anton Stralman makes a move to the net and the puck goes off of Ryan Callahan for a goal. (0:27)

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Sunday's schedule

Golden Knights at Jets, 3:00 p.m. ET, NBC (VGS leads 3-1)

Conference Finals

Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic No. 1) vs. Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1)

Game 1: Capitals 4, Lightning 2
Game 2: Capitals 6, Lightning 2
Game 3: Lightning 4, Capitals 2
Game 4: Lightning 4, Capitals 2
Game 5: Lightning 3, Capitals 2
Game 6: Mon., May 21 @ WSH | Tickets
Game 7: Weds., May 23 @ TB | Tickets

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Lightning score 19 seconds into Game 5

Cedric Paquette gets the puck from Ryan Callahan and lights the lamp early for the Lightning.


Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1)

Game 1: Jets 4, Golden Knights 2
Game 2: Golden Knights 3, Jets 1
Game 3: Golden Knights 4, Jets 2
Game 4: Golden Knights 3, Jets 2
Game 5: Sun., May 20 @ WPG | Tickets
Game 6: Tues., May 22 @ VGS | Tickets
Game 7: Thurs., May 24 @ WPG | Tickets

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Vegas one game away from Stanley Cup final behind Smith's goal

Dustin Byfuglien fans on a slap shot, sparking a Golden Knights' breakaway, which Reilly Smith converts on for the go-ahead goal.

Conference Semi-Finals


Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic No. 1) vs. Boston Bruins (Atlantic No. 2)

Game 1: Bruins 6, Lightning 2
Game 2: Lightning 4, Bruins 2
Game 3: Lightning 4, Bruins 1
Game 4: Lightning 4, Bruins 3 (OT)
Game 5: Lightning 3, Bruins 1


Washington Capitals (Metro No. 1) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (Metro No. 2)

Game 1: Penguins 3, Capitals 2
Game 2: Capitals 4, Penguins 1
Game 3: Capitals 4, Penguins 3
Game 4: Penguins 3, Capitals 1
Game 5: Capitals 6, Penguins 3

Game 6: Capitals 2, Penguins 1 (OT)


Nashville Predators (Central No. 1) vs. Winnipeg Jets (Central No. 2)

Game 1: Jets 4, Predators 1
Game 2: Predators 5, Jets 4 (2OT)
Game 3: Jets 7, Predators 4
Game 4: Predators 2, Jets 1
Game 5: Jets 6, Predators 2

Game 6: Predators 4, Jets 0
Game 7: Jets 5, Predators 1


Vegas Golden Knights (Pacific No. 1) vs. San Jose Sharks (Pacific No. 3)

Game 1: Golden Knights 7, Sharks 0
Game 2: Sharks 4, Golden Knights 3 (2OT)
Game 3: Golden Knights 4, Sharks 3 (OT)
Game 4: Sharks 4, Golden Knights 0
Game 5: Golden Knights 5, Sharks 3

Game 6: Golden Knights 3, Sharks 0

First Round

Eastern Conference

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: Lightning 3, Devils 1


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: Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 3
Game 6: Maple Leafs 3, Bruins 1
Game 7: Bruins 7, Maple Leafs 4


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: Capitals 4, Blue Jackets 3 (OT)
Game 6: Capitals 6, Blue Jackets 3


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: Penguins 8, Flyers 5

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: Predators 5, Avs 0


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


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