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Canucks host Kings, set sights on division crown

by PA Stats Inc - April 8, 2009 6:34 PM EDT

By Nicolino Dibenedetto Stats Writer Los Angeles (33-36-11) at Vancouver (43-27-10), 10:00 p.m. EST VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The race for the Northwest Division title is going down to the wire, and the Vancouver Canucks hope a pair of meetings against two of the worst teams in the Western Conference can help.


Devils can clinch division title with win over Senators

by PA Stats Inc - April 8, 2009 6:19 PM EDT

By Anthony Giornalista Stats Senior Writer New Jersey (49-27-4) at Ottawa (36-34-10), 7:30 p.m. EST OTTAWA (AP) -- Success against Ottawa has helped put the New Jersey Devils in position to secure yet another Atlantic Division title.


Capitals visit Lightning in search of second seed in East

by PA Stats Inc - April 8, 2009 4:50 PM EDT

By Kate Hedlin Stats Writer Washington (49-23-8) at Tampa Bay (24-38-18) 7:30 p.m. EDT TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- The Washington Capitals can clinch the second seed in the Eastern Conference in their next game.


Canadiens aim to lock up playoff spot vs. Bruins

by PA Stats Inc - April 8, 2009 4:26 PM EDT

By Anthony Giornalista Stats Senior Writer Montreal (41-29-10) at Boston (51-18-10) 7:00 p.m. EDT BOSTON (AP) -- The last time the Boston Bruins finished first in the Eastern Conference, they were eliminated by Montreal in the opening round of the playoffs.


Surging Penguins host Islanders

by PA Stats Inc - April 8, 2009 4:23 PM EDT

By Nicolino DiBenedetto Stats Writer NY Islanders (26-44-9) at Pittsburgh (43-28-9), 7:30 p.m. EDT PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A coaching change in February appears to be just what the Pittsburgh Penguins needed to return to the playoffs.


Presidents\' Trophy on line for Sharks

by PA Stats Inc - April 8, 2009 3:10 PM EDT

By Dan Pieringer Stats Writer Phoenix (34-39-7) at San Jose (53-16-11), 10:30 p.m. EDT SAN JOSE, California (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks struggled offensively in their last game but still were able to add two points to their franchise-record total.


Rangers eye clincher against Flyers

by PA Stats Inc - April 8, 2009 2:44 PM EDT

By Nicolino DiBenedetto Stats Writer Philadelphia (43-25-11) at NY Rangers (41-30-9), 7:00 p.m. EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Earlier this week, the New York Rangers got help from the Philadelphia Flyers to put them on the brink of clinching a playoff spot.


With playoff hopes dimming, Panthers visit Thrashers

by PA Stats Inc - April 8, 2009 1:38 PM EDT

By Anthony Giornalista Stats Senior Writer Florida (39-30-11) at Atlanta (34-40-6), 7:00 p.m. EDT ATLANTA (AP) -- Two poor games on offense have hurt the Florida Panthers' playoff chances.


Stars looking to finish strong

by PA Stats Inc - April 8, 2009 1:34 PM EDT

By Dan Pieringer Stats Writer Dallas (35-35-10) at Colorado (32-44-3), 9:00 p.m. EDT DENVER (AP) -- The Dallas Stars joined the Colorado Avalanche on the list of Western Conference teams eliminated from postseason contention over the weekend.


Stars looking to finish strong

by PA Stats Inc - April 8, 2009 12:52 PM EDT

Dallas (35-35-10) at Colorado (32-44-3), 9:00 p.m. EDT DENVER (AP) -- The Dallas Stars joined the Colorado Avalanche on the list of Western Conference teams eliminated from postseason contention over the weekend.


Blue Jackets hope to clinch playoff berth vs. Blackhawks

by PA Stats Inc - April 8, 2009 1:14 AM EDT

By Andy Lefkowitz Stats Editor Columbus (40-29-10) at Chicago (44-24-11) 8:30 p.m. EDT CHICAGO (AP) -- After 643 games and more than 8 1/2 years, the Columbus Blue Jackets are on the cusp of a franchise first.


Sabres look to keep fledgling playoff hopes alive

by PA Stats Inc - April 7, 2009 11:26 PM EDT

By Jon Palmieri Stats Editor Buffalo (38-32-9) at Toronto (33-34-13) 7:30 p.m. EDT TORONTO (AP) -- The Buffalo Sabres are on the verge of missing the playoffs for a second consecutive season.


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