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Canucks still have hopes for Northwest crown

by PA Stats Inc - April 11, 2009 12:23 AM EDT

Vancouver (44-27-10) at Colorado (32-44-4), 3:00 p.m. EDT DENVER (AP) -- Heading into the final weekend of the season, the Vancouver Canucks are still vying for their third division title in five years.


Bruins visit Sabres with faint hopes for Presidents\' Trophy

by PA Stats Inc - April 10, 2009 6:55 PM EDT

By Kate Hedlin Stats Writer Boston (52-18-10) at Buffalo (40-32-9), 4:00 p.m. EDT BUFFALO, New York (AP) -- The Boston Bruins won't have to worry about their struggles in Buffalo during the postseason, but a win there on Saturday will be necessary to have any chance at the Presidents' Trophy.


Thrashers, Lightning square off in finale of disappointing seasons

by PA Stats Inc - April 10, 2009 5:48 PM EDT

By Anthony Giornalista Stats Senior Writer Tampa Bay (24-39-18) at Atlanta (34-41-6), 7:00 p.m. EDT ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Thrashers and Tampa Bay Lightning have been two of the league's worst teams this season.


Leafs host Senators in season finale

by PA Stats Inc - April 10, 2009 4:19 PM EDT

By Anthony Giornalista Stats Senior Writer Ottawa (36-34-11) at Toronto (33-35-13), 7:00 p.m. EDT TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a playoff drought that is unprecedented in their history.


Devils host Hurricanes in regular-season finale

by PA Stats Inc - April 10, 2009 2:44 PM EDT

By Dan Pieringer Stats Writer Carolina (45-29-7) at New Jersey (50-27-4), 1:00 p.m. EDT NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) -- The New Jersey Devils have locked up the No.


Sharks take aim at Presidents\' Trophy again

by PA Stats Inc - April 10, 2009 1:56 PM EDT

By Justin Einhorn STATS Senior Editor SAN JOSE (53-17-11) at LOS ANGELES (33-37-11), 4:00 p.m. EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For a second straight game, the San Jose Sharks can claim the Presidents' Trophy by beating one of the NHL's worst teams.


Playoff-bound Capitals wrap up regular season vs. Panthers

by PA Stats Inc - April 10, 2009 1:54 PM EDT

By Dan Pieringer Stats Writer Washington (50-23-8) at Florida (40-30-11) 7:00 pm. EDT SUNRISE, Florida (AP) -- The Washington Capitals finally know exactly where they'll finish in the Eastern Conference playoff race.


Flyers hope to extend winning streak vs. Islanders

by PA Stats Inc - April 10, 2009 1:50 PM EDT

By Anthony Giornalista Stats Senior Writer Philadelphia (43-26-11) at NY Islanders (26-45-9), 2:00 p.m. EDT UNIONDALE, New York (AP) -- With two games left in the regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers can't afford to remain in a scoring slump.


Ducks can smell playoff spot

by PA Stats Inc - April 10, 2009 2:58 AM EDT

By Andy Lefkowitz Stats Editor Dallas (36-35-10) at Anaheim (41-33-6), 10:00 p.m. EDT ANAHEIM, California (AP) -- A total of two points over the regular season's final two games will ensure the Anaheim Ducks reach the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.


Predators try to maximize playoff chances in season finale

by PA Stats Inc - April 10, 2009 12:48 AM EDT

By Alan Ferguson Stats Writer Nashville (40-33-8) at Minnesota (38-33-9) 8:00 p.m. EDT ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) -- Minnesota Wild coach Jacques Lemaire might be behind the bench for his final home game on Friday night.


Sabres\' slim playoff hopes to be tested by Hurricanes

by PA Stats Inc - April 9, 2009 12:10 AM EDT

By Brett Huston Stats Writer Buffalo (39-32-9) at Carolina (45-28-7), 7:00 EDT p.m. RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) -- Fighting for their playoff lives in the middle of March, the Carolina Hurricanes knew that if they were going to qualify for the postseason they'd need a strong finish.


Clinging to playoff hopes, Predators visit Red Wings

by PA Stats Inc - April 8, 2009 6:40 PM EDT

By Kate Hedlin Stats Writer Nashville (39-33-8) at Detroit (51-19-9) 7:30 p.m. EDT DETROIT (AP) -- When they faced the Detroit Red Wings just 10 days ago, the Nashville Predators were in seventh place in the Western Conference.


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