by PA Stats Inc - April 15, 2009 8:32 PM EDT
Anaheim at San Jose, Western Conference quarterfinal, Game One, 10:30 p.m. EDT SAN JOSE, California (AP) -- California's hockey fans -- yes, they exist, and yes, they know which end of a Zamboni is up -- haven't seen a playoff series between two native teams since 1969.
by PA Stats Inc - April 15, 2009 8:30 PM EDT
Columbus at Detroit, Western Conference quarterfinal, Game One, 7:00 p.m. EDT DETROIT (AP) -- Chris Osgood would rather just play, take off his gear, get stretched out, and enjoy some grub.
by PA Stats Inc - April 15, 2009 8:28 PM EDT
Calgary at Chicago, Western Conference quarterfinal, Game One, 8:30 p.m. EDT CHICAGO (AP) -- A parking lot now sits where the "Madhouse on Madison" once rested, the venerable Chicago Stadium and it's earsplitting confines.
by PA Stats Inc - April 15, 2009 8:26 PM EDT
Montreal at Boston, Eastern Conference quarterfinal, Game One, 7:00 p.m. EDT BOSTON (AP) -- Tim Thomas played in the NCAA Frozen Four, the world hockey championships and the finals of European pro leagues.
by PA Stats Inc - April 14, 2009 8:43 PM EDT
NY Rangers at Washington, Eastern Conference quarterfinal, Game One, 7:00 p.m. EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- As a coach with his playoff face on, Bruce Boudreau naturally wants his Washington Capitals to disregard the fact that they beat the New York Rangers three out of four times this season.
by PA Stats Inc - April 14, 2009 7:59 PM EDT
St. Louis at Vancouver, Western Conference quarterfinal, Game One, 10 p.m. EDT VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Vancouver Canucks needed a record-setting run to fight back from a January slump and clinch the Northwest Division in their final game of the season.
by PA Stats Inc - April 14, 2009 6:36 PM EDT
Carolina at New Jersey, Eastern Conference quarterfinal, Game One, 7:30 p.m. EDT NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes finished the regular season as one of the NHL's hottest teams, so there seems little doubt what to expect from them in the opening round of the playoffs.
by PA Stats Inc - April 14, 2009 6:22 PM EDT
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, Eastern Conference quarterfinal, Game One, 7 p.m. EDT PITTSBURGH (AP) -- This ought to be good. It's common for playoff opponents to talk about not liking each other, but the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins truly don't.
by PA Stats Inc - April 12, 2009 12:45 AM EDT
St. Louis (40-31-10) at Colorado (32-44-4), 5:00 p.m. EDT DENVER (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have completed their charge from last place in the Western Conference to their first playoff berth in five years.
by PA Stats Inc - April 11, 2009 9:56 PM EDT
By Jon Palmieri Stats Editor Boston (52-19-10) at NY Islanders (26-46-9), 5:00 p.m. EDT UNIONDALE, New York (AP) -- The Boston Bruins may have fallen short in their bid for the Presidents' Trophy, but the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the franchise's highest point total in 37 years should help ease that disappointment.
by PA Stats Inc - April 11, 2009 2:15 AM EDT
By Brett Huston Stats Writer Anaheim (42-33-6) at Phoenix (35-39-7), 8:00 p.m. EDT GLENDALE, Arizona (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks locked up a playoff berth with a win in their latest game, but they may not know their opponent until the final day of the regular season.
by PA Stats Inc - April 11, 2009 1:14 AM EDT
By Santosh Venkataraman Stats Senior Writer Minnesota (39-33-9) at Columbus (41-30-10), 7:00 p.m. EDT COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets' home finale Saturday night won't be their final appearance of the season at Nationwide Arena.