Game previews

Red Wings-Blackhawks Preview May 24

by PA Stats Inc - May 24, 2009 5:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) A jarring hit from Detroit's Niklas Kronwall, one that flattened Chicago's Martin Havlat, has put a new spin on the Western Conference finals.

Penguins-Hurricanes Preview May 23

by PA Stats Inc - May 23, 2009 3:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Playoff comebacks have been commonplace for Carolina, and for the Hurricanes to make the Eastern Conference finals a series again, they'll need their biggest one yet.

Red Wings-Blackhawks Preview May 22

by PA Stats Inc - May 22, 2009 7:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) Pavel Datsyuk's scoring has been way down during the Detroit Red Wings' run at another Stanley Cup. And now the star center and MVP finalist has a sore foot to deal with headed into Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.

Blackhawks-Red Wings Preview May 19

by PA Stats Inc - May 19, 2009 5:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) Patrick Kane glanced at the scoresheet and noticed he was one of three Chicago Blackhawks held without a shot by the Detroit Red Wings after Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

Hurricanes-Penguins Preview May 18

by PA Stats Inc - May 18, 2009 4:37 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) Staal vs. Staal. The coaches who were somewhere else when the season started. Erik Cole going against the player who broke his neck.

Blackhawks-Red Wings Preview May 17

by PA Stats Inc - May 17, 2009 6:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk had a chance to develop slowly, playing behind and learning from Detroit Red Wings stars such as Steve Yzerman.

Ducks-Red Wings Preview May 14

by PA Stats Inc - May 14, 2009 7:45 PM EDT

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) The previous two Stanley Cup champions are meeting in the playoffs for the third time since the NHL expanded four decades ago.

Hurricanes-Bruins Preview May 14

by PA Stats Inc - May 14, 2009 7:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) Claude Julien has a score to settle - with himself.Five years ago, he coached the Montreal Canadiens to a Game 7 win after they'd trailed the Boston Bruins 3-1.

Penguins-Capitals Preview May 13

by PA Stats Inc - May 13, 2009 5:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) When the Washington Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins to finish their taut, thrilling Eastern Conference semifinal Wednesday night, Alex Ovechkin's third career Game 7 in the NHL playoffs will mark Sidney Crosby's debut in such a setting.

Red Wings-Ducks Preview May 12

by PA Stats Inc - May 12, 2009 9:26 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Facing playoff elimination, Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle decided to get creative as the Ducks prepare for Tuesday's Game 6 against the Detroit Red Wings.

Bruins-Hurricanes Preview May 12

by PA Stats Inc - May 12, 2009 4:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Boston Bruins aren't going down without a fight. Or several of them, actually.One loss from early elimination, hockey's top remaining seed got itself back into the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Carolina Hurricanes with a series of hard hits, bruising checks - and, yes, an occasional skirmish.

Canucks-Blackhawks Preview May 11

by PA Stats Inc - May 11, 2009 6:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Kane bled from the mouth, and his teammates took some hits, too. For all the bumps, though, the Chicago Blackhawks left the Vancouver Canucks just about beaten.

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