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St. Louis the hero again as Rangers beat Habs

May 26, 2014

St. Louis the hero again as Rangers beat Habs

Martin St. Louis found another way to lift up his New York Rangers teammates. This time he carried them within one win of the Stanley Cup finals. What St. Louis lacks in physical size, he compensates with heart. Since he rejoined the club one ...

Kings slip by Blackhawks

May 25, 2014

Kings slip by Blackhawks

Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson are among the few Los Angeles Kings who don’t have a Stanley Cup ring from two years ago. Jeff Carter is grateful the youngsters are carrying him along on their own Cup chase after their line came up with ...

Rangers lose Stepan to injury

May 24, 2014

Rangers lose Stepan to injury

NHL The New York Rangers’ smooth ride to the Stanley Cup finals has suddenly become much rougher. Not only did the Broadway Blueshirts let the Montreal Canadiens back into the Eastern Conference finals with a 3-2 overtime victory Thursday at Madison Square Garden, they ...

Habs slip past Rangers in OT

May 23, 2014

Habs slip past Rangers in OT

Dustin Tokarski has two days to relax, and he won’t have to come up with any more answers about whether he is ready for the Stanley Cup playoff stage. His play on Thursday night against the New York Rangers did all the talking and ...

May 22, 2014

Ovechkin set for return against France

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has recovered from a right leg injury and is ready to play for Russia against France on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The Russian hockey federation saud Ovechkin will resume his duty as ...

May 22, 2014

Goal outburst powers Kings

Jeff Carter and the Los Angeles Kings know how to come back in the playoffs. This was no big deal compared to the first two rounds. Carter scored three of Los Angeles’ six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on ...

Rangers take 2-0 series lead

May 20, 2014

Rangers take 2-0 series lead

Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and Martin St. Louis scored in the second period and the New York Rangers earned a 3-1 victory over the Carey Price-less Montreal Canadiens on Monday. The Rangers lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-0 heading back to New ...

Blackhawks beat Kings in Game 1

May 19, 2014

Blackhawks beat Kings in Game 1

Corey Crawford is playing so well right now that nothing seems to bother him. When the Chicago Blackhawks had a goal waved off in the second period Sunday, Crawford picked up the slack for his disappointed teammates. Crawford made 25 saves, Jonathan Toews had ...

Rangers pound Canadiens in Game 1

May 18, 2014

Rangers pound Canadiens in Game 1

Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers had a reason to smile in the midst of a weekend of sadness. St. Louis, who will attend his mother’s funeral with his teammates on Sunday, scored the opening goal of the Eastern Conference finals to ...

Kings thrash Ducks in Game 7

May 17, 2014

Kings thrash Ducks in Game 7

Sitting in another jubilant dressing room deep inside another dazed road arena, Anze Kopitar simply stopped trying to explain the Los Angeles Kings’ big-game brilliance. In nearly every tight playoff spot over the last three years, his Kings have emerged and advanced — even ...

Montreal puts away Boston

May 15, 2014

Montreal puts away Boston

Even as the Montreal Canadiens swept through the opening round of the playoffs — their first postseason series victory in four years — they knew that a more difficult challenge was next. The Boston Bruins. Their Original Six rival. The defending Eastern Conference champions ...

Rangers win tense Game 7

May 14, 2014

Rangers win tense Game 7

New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault had trouble finding the words to describe goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. “He’s OK,” Vigneault said finally with a small shake of his head. Except that is, in Game 7s. In Game 7s, Lundqvist is unbeatable. And so are the ...