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Blues put away Stars in Game 7 rout

May 12, 2016

Blues put away Stars in Game 7 rout

The captain and the kid are going to the Western Conference finals with the St. Louis Blues. St. Louis did more than survive Game 7 this time. The Blues routed the top-seeded Dallas Stars 6-1 on Wednesday night to advance to their first Western ...

Penguins win in OT to knock out Capitals

May 11, 2016

Penguins win in OT to knock out Capitals

A three-goal lead gone — and his team’s momentum right along with it — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan provided a reminder heading to overtime of Game 6 of a relentlessly entertaining playoff series against the Washington Capitals. Keep skating. Play fast. Be confident. ...

Predators down Sharks in OT to force Game 7

May 10, 2016

Predators down Sharks in OT to force Game 7

Viktor Arvidsson’s first playoff goal of his young career certainly is a moment to remember. The rest of the Nashville Predators are just grateful he scored so quickly after surviving a triple-overtime thriller in Game 4. Arvidsson scored 2:03 into overtime, and the Predators ...

May 10, 2016

Finland tops U.S. at hockey worlds

Finland handed the United States its second loss by 3-2 at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on Monday. Finland’s third win from three matches kept pace with Canada, which routed Belarus 8-0 with seven different players scoring, and led their group on goal ...

Lightning take Game 5 to eliminate Islanders

May 9, 2016

Lightning take Game 5 to eliminate Islanders

Victor Hedman scored twice, Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning made it to the NHL Eastern Conference final for the second straight year. The defending conference champions beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Sunday to end their second-round playoff ...

Lightning top Islanders in OT

May 7, 2016

Lightning top Islanders in OT

The Tampa Bay Lightning again withstood an early push from the New York Islanders and pulled out another big overtime victory. Jason Garrison scored 1:34 into the extra period to give the Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Islanders on Friday night for a ...

Predators sink Sharks on Fisher's goal in 3OT

May 6, 2016

Predators sink Sharks on Fisher's goal in 3OT

Mike Fisher ended his own personal playoff drought with his first overtime goal in 12 years, giving the exhausted Nashville Predators plenty to celebrate. Fisher scored his second goal at 11:12 of the third overtime, and the Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 ...

May 5, 2016

Coyotes to make Chayka, 26, youngest GM in NHL history: source

The Arizona Coyotes will promote 26-year-old John Chayka to general manager, making him the youngest GM in NHL history, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The Coyotes have scheduled a news conference Thursday to introduce Chayka, the person told The Associated Press ...

Hornqvist lifts Penguins to OT triumph over Capitals

May 5, 2016

Hornqvist lifts Penguins to OT triumph over Capitals

Patric Hornqvist makes a living by working in tight spaces. Given a rare moment of freedom from his usual spot parked in front of the opponent’s net, the Pittsburgh Penguins forward pushed the Washington Capitals to the brink of elimination. Hornqvist fired a loose ...

Lightning slip past Islanders in OT

May 4, 2016

Lightning slip past Islanders in OT

Brian Boyle delivered a hard hit and then took advantage of a lucky carom to get the Tampa Bay Lightning a big playoff win. Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on ...

May 3, 2016

Calder Trophy finalists announced

Edmonton forward Connor McDavid, Philadelphia defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere and Chicago forward Artemi Panarin are the finalists for the Calder Trophy for the NHL’s top rookie. The finalists based on balloting by the Professional Hockey Writers Association were announced on Monday night. The award will ...

Penguins skate past Capitals, take 2-1 series lead

May 3, 2016

Penguins skate past Capitals, take 2-1 series lead

Outhit, outshot and largely outplayed, Pittsburgh grabbed control of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington anyway. Blame it on a 21-year-old rookie goaltender who hardly seems intimidated by the stakes, the prospect of his mentor watching from the bench or the avalanche of shots ...