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Ducks ready for playoffs

From the moment Stephane Robidas was traded from the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks last month, he realized he might end up facing his former teammates in the first round of the playoffs. Although the veteran defenseman is giving up everything he knows about the wild-card Stars, Robidas realizes ...

Apr 17, 2014

Jets extend Maurice's contract

Coach Paul Maurice has been given a four-year extension by the Winnipeg Jets. Maurice came in as Claude Noel’s replacement in January and impressed Jets management as well as the players with his skills. “He’s an impressive hockey coach but he’s an impressive person ...

Apr 16, 2014

More former players sue NHL

Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries. Retired players Dave Christian, Reed ...

Apr 15, 2014

Maple Leafs counting on Shanahan

The Toronto Maple Leafs introduced Brendan Shanahan as the new team president Monday, saying the three-time Stanley Cup winner has what it takes to turn the club around. “I look at his track record, his accountability and his career,” said chairman Tim Leiweke. “In ...

Apr 15, 2014

Predators fire Trotz after 15 seasons

Barry Trotz, the NHL’s longest tenured head coach with one team and the only coach the Predators have ever known, will not be back for a 16th season with Nashville. The Predators announced Monday they have told Trotz his contract will not be renewed ...

Devils win in Brodeur's likely final appearance

Apr 14, 2014

Devils win in Brodeur's likely final appearance

Standing on the podium after what might have been his final game of his record-setting, 20-year career with the New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur’s eyes welled with tears when he was asked to explain his emotions. Just 15 minutes earlier, after a season-ending 3-2 ...

Gudlevskis wins on debut

Apr 12, 2014

Gudlevskis wins on debut

The Tampa Bay Lightning are having success even without their starting goalie. Kristers Gudlevskis made 36 saves to win his NHL debut, Eric Brewer scored two goals, and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Friday night. Ondrej Palat also scored for ...

Kings break 3-game slide

Apr 11, 2014

Kings break 3-game slide

The Los Angeles Kings needed to shed some rust heading into the playoffs and the Edmonton Oilers proved to be a perfect solution. Marian Gaborik had two goals and an assist and Martin Jones made just 17 saves for his fourth shutout of the ...

Letang helps Pens prevail

Apr 10, 2014

Letang helps Pens prevail

Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was impressed by Kris Letang in his return after recovering from a stroke 10 weeks ago. Jussi Jokinen scored in regulation and then got the game-winner in the shootout, lifting Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory over the playoff-bound Detroit ...

Capitals keep hopes alive

Apr 9, 2014

Capitals keep hopes alive

Alex Ovechkin took his place in the NHL record book and helped the Washington Capitals keep pace in the playoff race. Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times and added two assists ...

Canucks lose playoff hopes

Apr 8, 2014

Canucks lose playoff hopes

John Gibson made 18 saves to record a shutout in his NHL debut and the Anaheim Ducks eliminated the Vancouver Canucks from playoff contention with a 3-0 victory Monday night. Daniel Winnik, Kyle Palmieri and Matt Beleskey scored for Anaheim, which is three points ...

Blackhawks claim third straight win

Apr 7, 2014

Blackhawks claim third straight win

The Chicago Blackhawks are taking a more direct approach to generating offense without injured star forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. So far, it’s working. Rookie Jeremy Morin scored and set up Patrick Sharp’s go-ahead goal in the second period, and injury-depleted Chicago held ...