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Blues set new franchise wins record

Apr 4, 2014

Blues set new franchise wins record

Brian Elliott was oh so close to another shutout. He settled for another win. Elliott stopped 24 shots, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 for their franchise-record 52nd victory. “Two points is a lot more valuable than the ‘SO’ on ...

Nyquist powers Wings past Bruins

Apr 3, 2014

Nyquist powers Wings past Bruins

The NHL-leading Boston Bruins followed their game plan of keeping Gustav Nyquist in front of them for more than two periods. When the puck got loose, and Nyquist got to it, though, one of the game’s best defenseman and goalies couldn’t stop the surging ...

Blues blank Flyers to match franchise record

Apr 2, 2014

Blues blank Flyers to match franchise record

The St. Louis Blues acquired Ryan Miller for moments such as these. Miller stopped 31 shots and kept the net empty in a shootout, too. He was precisely as advertised, a goalie that be a difference-maker when there’s no room for mistakes. “Millsy standing ...

Ducks stage furious rally

Apr 1, 2014

Ducks stage furious rally

Once the Anaheim Ducks wiped out a four-goal deficit, all the stress shifted to the visiting Winnipeg Jets. Stephane Robidas scored 16 seconds into overtime, and the Ducks staged the biggest comeback in team history by rallying from four goals down to beat the ...

Crosby leads Penguins to win over Blackhawks

Mar 31, 2014

Crosby leads Penguins to win over Blackhawks

The reeling Chicago Blackhawks took another hard hit. The Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be coming together at just the right time. Sidney Crosby scored two goals in the final five minutes, helping the Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the injury-riddled Blackhawks on Sunday ...

Bruins clinch division championship

Mar 30, 2014

Bruins clinch division championship

Check two more items off the list in an impressive homestretch by the Boston Bruins. They are now Atlantic Division champions, and Jarome Iginla has recovered from his slow start to reach 30 goals once again. Boston accomplished those feats Saturday against the Washington ...

Mar 29, 2014

Penguins punch ticket to playoffs

The Pittsburgh Penguins have struggled at times in an injury-filled season. When a game is in the balance, however, they still have the personnel and the experience to end up with the two points. Chris Kunitz and Beau Bennett scored goals 47 seconds apart ...

Oshie notches hat trick as Blues wallop Wild

Mar 28, 2014

Oshie notches hat trick as Blues wallop Wild

St. Louis Blues center T.J. Oshie knew exactly what to do with the puck that completed his first three-goal game in the NHL. That souvenir now belongs to his 10-day old daughter, Lyla Grace, who was born on March 17. “It’s definitely going to ...

Lundqvist large between pipes as Rangers beat Flyers

Mar 27, 2014

Lundqvist large between pipes as Rangers beat Flyers

Henrik Lundqvist didn’t start this night with a ceremony in his honor, and he didn’t finish it with a shutout. However, he and the New York Rangers skated off the ice Wednesday with a key 3-1 victory over the rival Philadelphia Flyers and an ...

Blues prolong Leafs' slump

Mar 26, 2014

Blues prolong Leafs' slump

David Backes enjoys playing in Toronto. The sights. The sounds. And, getting a hat trick isn’t too shabby, either. Backes scored his third goal of the game into an empty net to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-3 victory Tuesday night that ...

Boston's streak finished at 12

Mar 25, 2014

Boston's streak finished at 12

Montreal coach Michel Therrien wanted to continue his team’s drive to the playoffs more than to snap Boston’s 12-game winning streak. The Canadiens accomplished both. Alex Galchenyuk scored the only shootout goal, and the Canadiens got their fifth win in six games, 2-1 over ...