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Toews steps up in Blackhawks win

Mar 18, 2015

Toews steps up in Blackhawks win

Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks have picked up their games since leading scorer Patrick Kane went down with an injury. Toews scored twice and assisted on both of linemate Marian Hossa’s goals to lead Chicago past the slumping New York Islanders 4-1 on ...

Stamkos nets pair in victory

Mar 17, 2015

Stamkos nets pair in victory

The Tampa Bay Lightning continued their season-long dominance over the Montreal Canadiens. Steven Stamkos had two goals and added an assist and the Lightning beat the Canadiens 4-2 Monday night in a matchup of the Atlantic Division’s top teams. Both have 93 points, but ...

Red Wings clear air, rout Penguins

Mar 16, 2015

Red Wings clear air, rout Penguins

A mid-March malaise threatening to become something far more ominous, the Detroit Red Wings figured it was time to clear the air before facing Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Red Wings wouldn’t call the players-only meeting a big deal, just a necessary one. “We just ...

Bruins blank Crosby-less Penguins

Mar 15, 2015

Bruins blank Crosby-less Penguins

Being oblivious probably wasn’t the worst thing for Tuukka Rask. It took the Boston goalie a while to notice that the opposing Pittsburgh Penguins were playing without Sidney Crosby. “I didn’t know Crosby wasn’t playing until 5 minutes left in the first,” Rask said ...

Ducks survive Wild

Mar 14, 2015

Ducks survive Wild

The Anaheim Ducks moved back into the NHL lead with the kind of gritty game they have been missing lately. Jakob Silfverberg had the go-ahead goal and an assist, and John Gibson stopped 32 shots, helping the Ducks end a three-game losing streak with ...

Bruins snap shootout skid

Mar 13, 2015

Bruins snap shootout skid

Boston and Tampa Bay got a rare glimpse at what might be the future of overtime hockey. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand scored shootout goals to lift the host Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Lightning on Thursday night. The NHL is considering ...

Talbot strong in goal for Rangers

Mar 12, 2015

Talbot strong in goal for Rangers

New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot found himself in a difficult spot, facing a 5-on-3 power play with two of the NHL’s top three scorers on the ice for the Washington Capitals. With a flick of the wrist Wednesday night, Talbot came through with ...

Rangers top Isles in last Nassau clash

Mar 11, 2015

Rangers top Isles in last Nassau clash

In a season already filled with plenty of good fortune, Rick Nash and the New York Rangers found a little bit of luck in their last regular-season visit to the Nassau Coliseum. Nash scored a deflected goal to break a tie 2:50 into the ...

Sharks notch shootout win

Mar 10, 2015

Sharks notch shootout win

Antti Niemi did his best to make sure a blown third-period lead didn’t lead to another disheartening loss for the San Jose Sharks. Niemi made 39 saves and stopped seven of eight shootout attempts to lead the Sharks to their 10th straight home win ...

Rangers slip by Blackhawks in OT

Mar 9, 2015

Rangers slip by Blackhawks in OT

Derick Brassard snapped out of a goal drought when it really mattered. Brassard connected 32 seconds into overtime to end a 14-game streak without a goal and Cam Talbot made 29 saves for his fifth shutout of the season in the New York Rangers’ ...

Bruins edge Flyers in OT

Mar 8, 2015

Bruins edge Flyers in OT

Boston’s Brad Marchand worked harder during the offseason to be stronger late in games. The Bruins were sure glad he was out there Saturday. Marchand scored the tying goal and the game-winner in a 3-2 overtime victory against the Philadelphia Flyers, helping the Bruins ...

Pens' Hornqvist strikes twice in second period

Mar 7, 2015

Pens' Hornqvist strikes twice in second period

Ben Lovejoy’s emotion-filled week ended with a satisfying victory by his new team against the club that traded him back to his old stomping grounds four days earlier. Patric Hornqvist scored twice in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins also got goals from ...