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Capitals rally past Isles to even series

Apr 18, 2015

Capitals rally past Isles to even series

So what if the Washington Capitals’ goalie was a last-minute rookie replacement, making his second NHL appearance all season? So what if Alex Ovechkin’s club had played nearly 5½ periods without ever holding a lead, and was facing a two-goal hole that was getting ...

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 ...

Apr 16, 2015

Bruins GM Chiarelli dismissed

The Boston Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday, days after missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years and just four seasons after the franchise won its first Stanley Cup title since 1972. The statement from the team said coach ...

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,” ...

Apr 13, 2015

Sabres part ways with coach Nolan

Two last-place finishes and an imperfect working relationship led Sabres general manager Tim Murray to the conclusion to fire coach Ted Nolan on Sunday. The decision was made after a lengthy evaluation which ended with Murray’s exit interviews with Sabres players, a day after ...

'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 ...

Apr 12, 2015

Providence nabs NCAA hockey title

Providence defenseman Tom Parisi thought he was just dumping the puck in from the red line so the Friars could get some fresh skaters on the ice. Boston University goalie Matt O’Connor thought he had it. Easy. But after the puck fluttered into his ...

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 ...