April 18, 2014

Hit parade? Umberger's return figures to up physicality between Penguins and Blue Jackets

Hit parade? Umberger's return figures to up physicality between Penguins and Blue Jackets

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 3:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Sidney Crosby is used to the attention. It comes with the territory when you're the best hockey player in the world.Still, the Pittsburgh Penguins star knows the spotlight becomes more acute in the Stanley Cup playoffs.


Flyers G Steve Mason practices alone, could be back for Game 2 vs. Rangers

Flyers G Steve Mason practices alone, could be back for Game 2 vs. Rangers

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 3:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Philadelphia Flyers might have No. 1 goalie Steve Mason back for Game 2 against the Rangers.Mason missed Thursday's 4-1 loss to New York because of an undisclosed upper-body injury.


Thanks to season in Netherlands, Habs OT hero Weise is no stranger to attention

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 3:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - When the Tampa Bay Lightning defence left Dale Weise alone in front of the net for his Game 1 overtime winner, it was clear they didn't know he was once considered an offensive superstar.


Texas Stars center Travis Morin voted 2013-14 American League MVP

by The Hockey News - April 18, 2014 2:01 PM EDT

The American Hockey League announced today that center Travis Morin of the Texas Stars has been voted the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player for the 2013-14 season.
The American Hockey League announced today that center Travis Morin of the Texas Stars has been voted the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player for the 2013-14 season.


Lev Prague roars to opening-game victory over Metallurg Magnitogorsk in KHL final

by The Hockey News - April 18, 2014 1:55 PM EDT

A defensive lockdown lifted Lev Prague to a 3-0 road victory in Game 1 of the Kontinental League Gagarin Cup final series against Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
A defensive lockdown lifted Lev Prague to a 3-0 road victory in Game 1 of the Kontinental League Gagarin Cup final series against Metallurg Magnitogorsk.


Lightning coach Jon Cooper stays calm behind the bench by chewing gum

Lightning coach Jon Cooper stays calm behind the bench by chewing gum

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 12:48 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - What's the secret to Jon Cooper's calm demeanour behind the Tampa Bay Lightning bench? Apparently chewing gum.Cooper started the tradition of chewing gum when he got into coaching and it has become a habit or superstition ever since.


Steen gets winner 26 seconds into third OT, Blues knock off Blackhawks 4-3

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 3:07 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS - In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've long sought.


Stastny goes from sweating out trade deadline to hero in Avalanche's 5-4 win over Wild in OT

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 3:04 AM EDT

DENVER - Paul Stastny sweated out the trade deadline, wondering if his big, expiring contract and Colorado's desire to beef up its blue line might lead to his departure from Denver.


NHL Playoff Capsules

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 1:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS - Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.


Healthy Hertl, Torres help spark Sharks to 6-3 win over Kings in playoff opener

Healthy Hertl, Torres help spark Sharks to 6-3 win over Kings in playoff opener

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 1:27 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks spent seven games struggling to get the puck past Jonathan Quick in a playoff loss a year ago.Quick struggled to stop anything in the opener of the rematch.


Stastny scores OT winner after tying game late in regulation as Avs beat Wild 5-4 in opener

Stastny scores OT winner after tying game late in regulation as Avs beat Wild 5-4 in opener

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 1:07 AM EDT

DENVER - Patrick Roy showed as much boldness behind the bench as he once did as a Hall of Fame goaltender.The first-year Colorado coach made some daring moves late in the game—like pulling his goaltender with 3:01 remaining—and yet the ploy worked out.


Steen gets winner at 26 seconds of third OT, Blues knock off Blackhawks 4-3

Steen gets winner at 26 seconds of third OT, Blues knock off Blackhawks 4-3

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 12:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions.Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to cap the longest playoff game in franchise history and give the Blues a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.

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