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Bruins push Habs to brink

May 11, 2014

Bruins push Habs to brink

It took the Boston Bruins five years to score a power-play goal in the playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens. They needed only 32 seconds to do it again. Reilly Smith and Jarome Iginla scored on back-to-back advantages to help the Bruins snap an 0-for-39 ...

May 11, 2014

Bollig banned for next two games

Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig was suspended for two games Saturday by the NHL for boarding Minnesota defenseman Keith Ballard in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series. Bollig received a minor penalty for boarding in the second period of Chicago’s 4-2 road ...

Rangers win to stave off elimination

May 10, 2014

Rangers win to stave off elimination

New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis spent Thursday night with his family in Montreal, grieving the loss of his mother, France, after she died suddenly. When Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told St. Louis perhaps the veteran forward should remain at home rather than ...

May 10, 2014

Browns' Gordon facing suspension

A day of celebration dissolved into confusion. Hours after quarterback Johnny Manziel’s arrival had Cleveland’s football pulse racing faster than it had in years, a report that star wide receiver Josh Gordon may be facing an indefinite suspension shattered the city’s collective joy. As ...

Bruins down Canadiens in OT to tie series 2-2

May 9, 2014

Bruins down Canadiens in OT to tie series 2-2

Matt Fraser fantasized about a night like this as a kid in Red Deer, Alberta. Making his NHL playoff debut after being called up Wednesday from Providence of the American Hockey League, the 23-year-old Fraser scored at 1:19 of overtime to give the Boston ...

Penguins take 3-1 lead over Rangers

May 8, 2014

Penguins take 3-1 lead over Rangers

The Pittsburgh Penguins have had so much success at Madison Square Garden, they might not have to make a return trip to Broadway until next season. Brandon Sutter scored a short-handed goal to break a second-period tie, and the Penguins rode that momentum to ...

Subban, Habs down Bruins

May 7, 2014

Subban, Habs down Bruins

P.K. Subban has picked the right time to go on an offensive tear. The 2013 Norris Trophy winner had his third straight two-point game with a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens held off the Boston Bruins for a 4-2 victory Tuesday ...

Underachieving Hurricanes part ways with Muller

May 6, 2014

Underachieving Hurricanes part ways with Muller

Ron Francis wasted little time putting his stamp on the Carolina Hurricanes. One week into his new job as general manager, Francis fired coach Kirk Muller and most of his staff. Now leading a franchise that has made the playoffs just once in eight ...

Goal barrage powers Bruins

May 4, 2014

Goal barrage powers Bruins

The Boston Bruins rallied from two goals down to avoid another two-game deficit against the archrival Montreal Canadiens. Reilly Smith scored the go-ahead goal with 3:32 left and Boston scored four times in eight minutes to beat the Canadiens 5-3 on Saturday and even ...

Brassard strikes in OT to lift Rangers

May 3, 2014

Brassard strikes in OT to lift Rangers

The best line on hockey’s busiest team hardly looked gassed. The way Derick Brassard and Benoit Pouliot were furiously pouring in overtime goals, the New York Rangers didn’t exactly look like a group in need of a day off. Brassard beat Marc-Andre Fleury 3:06 ...