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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

Flyers at Penguins, 7 p.m., NBCSN (PIT leads 3-1)
Wild at Jets, 7:30 p.m. USA (WPG leads 3-1)
Avalanche at Predators, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN (NSH 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

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0:22

Kucherov nets Game 4 winner

Nikita Kucherov's goal sends the Lightning one win away from advancing to the next round as they lead the series 3-1 over the Devils.


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: Fri., Apr. 20 @ PIT | Tickets
Game 6: Sun., Apr. 22 @ PHI | Tickets
Game 7: Tue., Apr. 24 @ PIT | Tickets

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0:33

Crosby, Malkin score in Game 4 win

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin both net goals to help the Penguins take a 3-1 series lead over the Flyers.

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: Fri., Apr. 20 @ NSH | Tickets
Game 6: Sun., Apr. 22 @ COL | Tickets
Game 7: Tue., Apr. 24 @ NSH | Tickets

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0:20

Forsberg uses speed and strength for nice goal

Filip Forsberg gets around his defender and dekes out Jonathan Bernier for the goal as Nashville takes a 3-1 series lead over Colorado.


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: Fri., Apr. 20 @ WPG | Tickets
Game 6: Sun., Apr. 22 @ MIN | Tickets
Game 7: Wed., Apr. 25 @ WPG | Tickets


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

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Hertl's goal completes sweep for Sharks

Tomas Hertl deflects the shot in for a goal, part of the Sharks' 2-1 win in a sweep of the Ducks.