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Kane leads Blackhawks past Bruins

Apr 4, 2016

Kane leads Blackhawks past Bruins

Patrick Kane not only did a number on the Boston Bruins, he reached some milestone numbers himself. So did Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. Kane had three goals and an assist as Chicago raced to a six-goal lead in the second period before hanging on ...

Benn brothers lead Stars past Kings

Apr 3, 2016

Benn brothers lead Stars past Kings

Jordie Benn has 55 points in his five-season career with the Dallas Stars. That’s about the same number scored by his younger brother, NHL scoring champion Jamie Benn, in the last four months. Yet when the Stars needed a big goal and a statement-making ...

Capitals set new franchise record for wins

Apr 2, 2016

Capitals set new franchise record for wins

Once the Washington Capitals stopped hitting the post, they were able to reach a milestone. Alex Ovechkin scored in a three-goal second period and the Capitals won their franchise-record 55th game of the season by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Friday night. Early ...

Apr 2, 2016

NHL suspends Keith for six games

The Chicago Blackhawks will have to start the playoffs without reigning playoff MVP Duncan Keith, who was suspended six games for “dangerously and violently” high-sticking Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle during a recent game. Keith will miss the final five games of the regular ...

Panthers beat Devils, regain Atlantic first place

Apr 1, 2016

Panthers beat Devils, regain Atlantic first place

The Florida Panthers had to beat the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night to reclaim first place in the Atlantic Division. In a way, they had to overcome their own fans, too. Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice and Florida killed off two third-period penalties after ...

Ducks move into first place with rout of Flames

Mar 31, 2016

Ducks move into first place with rout of Flames

The Calgary Flames still haven’t figured out how to beat the Anaheim Ducks on the road. Now they’ll have at least six more months to think about ending one of the longest droughts in team sports. Jakob Silfverberg scored twice, Ryan Kesler had a ...

Blackhawks clinch spot in playoffs

Mar 28, 2016

Blackhawks clinch spot in playoffs

Looking to repeat as Stanley Cup champions and win their fourth title in seven years, the Chicago Blackhawks took a crucial step Sunday. They’re back in the playoffs. Andrew Ladd scored the go-ahead goal with 2:27 left in the third period and Chicago clinched ...

Capitals conquer Devils in OT

Mar 26, 2016

Capitals conquer Devils in OT

The Washington Capitals got a missing piece back and it helped them move within grasping distance of the Presidents’ Trophy — and the top seed when the playoffs start next month. Defenseman John Carlson scored at 2:17 of overtime in his return to the ...

Parise powers Wild with first-period hat trick

Mar 25, 2016

Parise powers Wild with first-period hat trick

Zach Parise took advantage of getting a day off to rest and gave the Minnesota Wild’s playoff chances a big boost. Parise scored three times for his third hat trick of the season and added an assist as the Wild beat the Calgary Flames ...

Lundqvist stars as Rangers add to Bruins' recent misery

Mar 24, 2016

Lundqvist stars as Rangers add to Bruins' recent misery

The New York Rangers had one of those games where almost everything went right: the passes, the goals, the officials’ calls, the video replays and, of course, Henrik Lundqvist in goal. It was par for the course for the Boston Bruins. Keith Yandle set ...

Mar 23, 2016

Capitals beat Senators, clinch top Eastern seed

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals know they still have room to improve going into the playoffs. Ovechkin scored his 43rd goal and the Capitals clinched the Metropolitan Division and the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa ...

Johansen sparks Predators in win over Kings

Mar 22, 2016

Johansen sparks Predators in win over Kings

In a preview of their potential playoff matchup, the Nashville Predators gave the Los Angeles Kings plenty to think about. Ryan Johansen had a goal and two assists, leading Nashville to a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Monday night. James Neal and Roman ...