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Rangers triumph in Game 1

Apr 17, 2015

Rangers triumph in Game 1

The New York Rangers wanted to jump right on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their playoff series opener. How about a goal at 28 seconds? Derick Brassard provided that, then Ryan McDonagh scored later in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up ...

Blackhawks top Predators in 2OT

Apr 16, 2015

Blackhawks top Predators in 2OT

Duncan Keith scored at 7:49 of double overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied from a three-goal deficit after the first period to defeat the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Wednesday night. Chicago finished only two points back of Nashville in the Central Division, and it ...

Canada eyes elusive prize

Apr 15, 2015

Canada eyes elusive prize

Following the Ottawa Senators’ sizzling run to secure a last-minute playoff berth, Canadian teams enter the Stanley Cup tournament in their greatest numbers since 2004, raising hopes of ending the country’s 22-year Cup drought. Five of the seven Canadian NHL franchises will compete in ...

Shanahan says more changes ahead for Leafs

Apr 14, 2015

Shanahan says more changes ahead for Leafs

In a little more than a year as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brendan Shanahan has fired the team’s general manager, two different head coaches and several assistants and scouts. “(Players) understand yesterday was just the beginning, that there will be some changes,” ...

'Hamburglar' guides Senators into playoffs

Apr 12, 2015

'Hamburglar' guides Senators into playoffs

Ottawa used its super-sized record down the stretch and a “Hamburglar” to order up a playoff berth. Needing just one point for the playoffs in the season finale, the Senators wrapped up their sizzling second-half rally with a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers ...

Pens drop 5th straight

Apr 11, 2015

Pens drop 5th straight

The Pittsburgh Penguins have spent the majority of the Sidney Crosby era treating the regular season as an 82-game exhibition until the playoffs start. Not this year. Not by a long shot. John Tavares broke a tie with his 37th goal of the season ...

Kings won't make playoffs

Apr 10, 2015

Kings won't make playoffs

Ok, who predicted this: The Calgary Flames are going to the playoffs while the Los Angeles Kings are heading home? Yeah, sure. Jiri Hudler scored twice and added an assist Thursday night as the Flames clinched their first playoff spot in six years with ...

Rangers seal best record

Apr 8, 2015

Rangers seal best record

There wasn’t much celebrating after the New York Rangers won the Presidents’ Trophy for the best regular-season record for the third time in franchise history. The postgame activity after the Rangers’ 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night was businesslike, from ...

Canucks top Kings in SO

Apr 7, 2015

Canucks top Kings in SO

Chris Higgins scored in the shootout and Eddie Lack made 36 saves as the Vancouver Canucks earned a critical late-season victory over the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Monday night. Daniel Sedin scored in regulation as the Canucks solidified second place in the Pacific ...

Blues beat Blackhawks to top Central Division

Apr 6, 2015

Blues beat Blackhawks to top Central Division

The St. Louis Blues are primed to grind out the regular season and head into the playoffs on a high note. Olli Jokinen and David Backes scored in the second period as the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Sunday night for their ...