Stanley Cup playoffs


News, notes and quotes as the Capitals and New York Islanders gear up for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals:


The Capitals owe the Blue Jackets a round of drinks after Columbus defeated the Islanders 5-4 in a shootout Saturday night.


CHICAGO (AP) -- Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.


The Chicago Blackhawks have rallied from third period deficits in each of their last two wins, but their biggest comeback in the Western Conference Finals may not be complete just yet.


Former Capitals defenseman Jeff Schultz is expected to make his NHL season debut tonight when the Los Angeles Kings visit the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of their second-round series [NBCSN; 10:00 p.m