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Crosby powers Pens to 2-0 lead

/ Apr 15, 2017

Crosby powers Pens to 2-0 lead

Mike Sullivan’s decision to throw together Sidney Crosby, Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel was two parts pragmatism and one part experimentation. The Pittsburgh Penguins were banged up in mid-March and needed a spark. So Sullivan put the best player in the game alongside a ...

Vegas Golden Knights hand reins to Gallant

/ Apr 14, 2017

Vegas Golden Knights hand reins to Gallant

Kicked off the bus by the Florida Panthers in November, Gerard Gallant has packed his bags for Las Vegas to take over as the first coach of the NHL expansion Golden Knights. “I interviewed in mid-January and when I got the interview I felt ...

Wilson scores in OT as Caps rally past Leafs

/ Apr 14, 2017

Wilson scores in OT as Caps rally past Leafs

Heavily favored to beat the young and inexperienced Toronto Maple Leafs, the Stanley Cup-contending Washington Capitals weren’t supposed to be the team that flubbed and floundered at the start of the playoffs. Playing some of their worst hockey of the season, the Capitals fell ...

Lightning beat Canadiens 4-2

/ Apr 8, 2017

Lightning beat Canadiens 4-2

Tampa Bay rookie Yanni Gourde pointed to the two points in the standings — not his own two goals. “It’s pretty amazing feeling scoring two goals against Montreal in this building, but what we really wanted was two points tonight and that was my ...

Lucic buries Sharks with third-period hat trick

/ Apr 7, 2017

Lucic buries Sharks with third-period hat trick

Facing a third-period deficit in a game crucial for Edmonton’s playoff positioning was just the kind of situation the Oilers were thinking about when they acquired Milan Lucic last summer. He delivered in a big way. Lucic scored three goals in the third period ...

Okposo still hospitalized in intensive care

/ Apr 7, 2017

Okposo still hospitalized in intensive care

Matt Moulson wants hospitalized Buffalo Sabres teammate Kyle Okposo to know he has the team’s support. “You’re family here,” Moulson said after the Sabres closed their home schedule with a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. “And no matter what type ...