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Brassard strikes in OT to lift Rangers

May 3, 2014

Brassard strikes in OT to lift Rangers

The best line on hockey’s busiest team hardly looked gassed. The way Derick Brassard and Benoit Pouliot were furiously pouring in overtime goals, the New York Rangers didn’t exactly look like a group in need of a day off. Brassard beat Marc-Andre Fleury 3:06 ...

Bruins, mayor condemn slurs

May 3, 2014

Bruins, mayor condemn slurs

The Boston Bruins and Mayor Marty Walsh condemned racist slurs about P.K. Subban that hit social media after the Montreal defenseman scored in the second overtime of their playoff game Thursday night. Bruins president Cam Neely issued a statement Friday calling the tweets “racist” ...

Habs' Subban scores winning goal in 20T

May 2, 2014

Habs' Subban scores winning goal in 20T

Twice the Montreal Canadiens took the lead in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the rival Bruins. Twice they allowed Boston to tie it. Heading into the locker room after a lackluster third period cost them a chance at a regulation victory, ...

Kings cruise to series win

May 1, 2014

Kings cruise to series win

Even when they found themselves in a 3-0 series deficit to San Jose, the Los Angeles Kings never doubted they had what it took to mount a memorable comeback. That’s what winning a Stanley Cup together two years earlier can do for a team’s ...

Flyers beat Rangers to force Game 7

Apr 30, 2014

Flyers beat Rangers to force Game 7

Wayne Simmonds and the Philadelphia Flyers are going back to New York for Game 7. There is no time to waste, too. Simmonds scored three goals, Steve Mason stopped 34 shots and the Flyers beat the Rangers 5-2 on Tuesday night to even their ...

Malkin, Pens clinch series

Apr 29, 2014

Malkin, Pens clinch series

Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins finally flexed their offensive muscles. And they needed every bit of scoring they could muster. Malkin had a hat trick and the Penguins almost blew a four-goal lead before holding off the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Monday ...

Blackhawks oust Blues with win

Apr 28, 2014

Blackhawks oust Blues with win

First, it was Jonathan Toews on a power play, and then Patrick Sharp got loose on a breakaway. Andrew Shaw tipped one home, and it was all over. One dazzling stretch for the Chicago Blackhawks put an end to their tight first-round series against ...

Bruins finish off Red Wings

Apr 27, 2014

Bruins finish off Red Wings

The regular season wasn’t much of a struggle for the Boston Bruins, and neither was their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. Tuukka Rask made 31 saves Saturday, and the defending Eastern Conference champions eliminated the Red Wings with a 4-2 victory ...

Toews shot sinks Blues

Apr 26, 2014

Toews shot sinks Blues

Jonathan Toews caught the St. Louis Blues’ defense napping after the Chicago Blackhawks got a lucky carom. Just like that, the puck was in the net and the defending Stanley Cup champions were in command of the first-round series. “I wasn’t even sure where ...

Wild even up first-round series with Avalanche

Apr 25, 2014

Wild even up first-round series with Avalanche

Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece. The Wild outshot the ...

Apr 24, 2014

Wild's Cooke gets seven-game ban

Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has been suspended for seven games by the NHL for a knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie. Cooke was at the league office in New York on Wednesday for a hearing about the incident, and ...

Blue Jackets tie series with big rally

Apr 24, 2014

Blue Jackets tie series with big rally

In the dressing room after Brandon Dubinsky’s late goal forced overtime, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno half-jokingly said he would get the winner. Then he did it. Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation and Foligno’s wrist shot just inside the blue ...