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The Islanders Are Happy to Wait for Their Next Playoff Opponent

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Few people would have predicted six months ago that the Islanders would be in this position: needing to wait more than a week for their next opponent because they had easily won a first-round playoff series. But after the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday forced a Game 7 against the Washington Capitals,…

Carl Hagelin Made a Habit of Knocking Off the Capitals. Now He Is One of Them.

WASHINGTON — Washington Capitals right winger Carl Hagelin is a two-time Stanley Cup champion and has appeared in more playoff games than any other N.H.L. player since his postseason debut seven years ago. It’s a whopping 125 games — the same number as his teammate Alex Ovechkin, who entered the league six years before him.…

N.H.L. Playoffs: First-Round Schedule and Results

Here are the matchups for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. All Times Eastern. (Series are best-of-seven; x-if necessary.) EASTERN CONFERENCE Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Wednesday: Columbus 4, Tampa Bay 3 Friday: Columbus 5, Tampa Bay 1 Sunday: Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 1 Tuesday: Tampa Bay at Columbus, 7 p.m.,…