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Lundqvist large between pipes as Rangers beat Flyers

Mar 27, 2014

Lundqvist large between pipes as Rangers beat Flyers

Henrik Lundqvist didn’t start this night with a ceremony in his honor, and he didn’t finish it with a shutout. However, he and the New York Rangers skated off the ice Wednesday with a key 3-1 victory over the rival Philadelphia Flyers and an ...

Blues prolong Leafs' slump

Mar 26, 2014

Blues prolong Leafs' slump

David Backes enjoys playing in Toronto. The sights. The sounds. And, getting a hat trick isn’t too shabby, either. Backes scored his third goal of the game into an empty net to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-3 victory Tuesday night that ...

Boston's streak finished at 12

Mar 25, 2014

Boston's streak finished at 12

Montreal coach Michel Therrien wanted to continue his team’s drive to the playoffs more than to snap Boston’s 12-game winning streak. The Canadiens accomplished both. Alex Galchenyuk scored the only shootout goal, and the Canadiens got their fifth win in six games, 2-1 over ...

Wild slip by Red Wings in overtime

Mar 24, 2014

Wild slip by Red Wings in overtime

The Minnesota Wild’s hard work eventually paid off for a key victory. Matt Moulson’s goal at 2:15 of overtime gave the Wild a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. The Wild trailed 2-0 after the first period despite outplaying ...

Bruins wax Coyotes for 12th straight victory

Mar 23, 2014

Bruins wax Coyotes for 12th straight victory

For the first time in seven games, the Boston Bruins actually fell behind. It didn’t last, and the third-longest win streak in franchise history is still alive. The Bruins scored three times in the third period, the go-ahead goal by Shawn Thornton with 3:18 ...

Bruins clinch place in postseason

Mar 22, 2014

Bruins clinch place in postseason

The Boston Bruins became the first NHL team to clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And they did it by refusing to get ahead of themselves. Patrice Bergeron and Carl Soderberg each had a goal, Chad Johnson stopped 31 shots for his ...

Sharks beat Ducks to move into first

Mar 21, 2014

Sharks beat Ducks to move into first

After erasing Anaheim’s 13-point lead in the standings the past two months, a one-goal deficit in the third period was only a minor speed bump for Brent Burns and the San Jose Sharks. Burns scored the game-winning goal with 3:59 to play after assisting ...

Star forward Kane injured as Blackhawks beat Blues

Mar 20, 2014

Star forward Kane injured as Blackhawks beat Blues

The Chicago Blackhawks helped their coach reach another milestone by putting forth the kind of buttoned-down, hard-nosed effort Joel Quenneville admires. But it came with quite a price — an injury to leading scorer Patrick Kane that is expected to sideline the star forward ...

Streaking Bruins beat Devils for 10th straight victory

Mar 19, 2014

Streaking Bruins beat Devils for 10th straight victory

The Boston Bruins are not only threatening to run away with the Eastern Conference, they are challenging St. Louis for the NHL’s best regular-season record. The Bruins rolled to their 10th straight victory Tuesday night, getting goals from Brad Marchand and Jarome Iginla in ...

Backes steers Blues past Jets

Mar 18, 2014

Backes steers Blues past Jets

With Vladimir Tarasenko and T.J. Oshie both out of the St. Louis Blues lineup, captain David Backes stepped up to fill the void. Backes scored twice in the third period, giving him 23 goals on the season, and the Blues skated to a 3-1 ...

Simmonds stars as Flyers beat Pens for second time in as many days

Mar 17, 2014

Simmonds stars as Flyers beat Pens for second time in as many days

The Philadelphia Flyers used dominating special teams to sweep a weekend home-and-home series against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins. Wayne Simmonds had two power-play goals in the first period, Matt Read had a short-handed tally and Philadelphia killed off all four Pittsburgh power plays in ...

Montreal tops Ottawa in OT

Mar 16, 2014

Montreal tops Ottawa in OT

The Montreal Canadiens were ecstatic. The Ottawa Senators were speechless. Francis Bouillon scored 1:26 into overtime as the Canadiens erased a three-goal deficit in the third period and rallied to defeat the Senators 5-4 on Saturday night. David Desharnais tied it for Montreal with ...