April 19, 2014

Canadiens focus on business as they return to home ice with 2-0 series lead

by The Canadian Press - April 19, 2014 6:10 PM EDT

BROSSARD, Que. - Brian Gionta knows what happened the last time the Montreal Canadiens opened a playoff series with a pair of wins on the road.


Red Wings, Bruins leave little room for puck handlers to skate in tight-checking series

Red Wings, Bruins leave little room for puck handlers to skate in tight-checking series

by The Canadian Press - April 19, 2014 5:28 PM EDT

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings head into Sunday's second playoff game hoping for more room to skate.Neither had much space in the tight-checking opener that Detroit won 1-0 Friday night on Pavel Datsyuk's goal with 3:01 remaining.


Flyers G Steve Mason still not ready to play, will sit out Game 2 against Rangers

Flyers G Steve Mason still not ready to play, will sit out Game 2 against Rangers

by The Canadian Press - April 19, 2014 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Steve Mason still isn't feeling well enough to play, so Ray Emery will be back in the net for the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 against the New York Rangers.


As convincing as Sharks Game 1 win was, Kings know it only counts once

by The Canadian Press - April 19, 2014 3:46 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - About the only positive the Los Angeles Kings could take out of their lopsided loss in their playoff opener to the San Jose Sharks was no matter how poorly they played, it still only counted as one loss.


Boston's Milan Lucic fined $5,000 by NHL for spearing Detroit's Danny DeKeyser in Game I

by The Canadian Press - April 19, 2014 3:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Boston forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit defenceman Danny DeKeyser during their opening playoff game.


Patrick Roy says Matt Duchene's knee injury likely will keep him out of series against Wild

Patrick Roy says Matt Duchene's knee injury likely will keep him out of series against Wild

by The Canadian Press - April 19, 2014 2:52 PM EDT

DENVER - Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy says he doesn't expect leading scorer Matt Duchene to play in the first-round playoff series against Minnesota.


NHL fines Boston's Lucic $5,000 for spearing incident in playoff game

by The Canadian Press - April 19, 2014 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL fined Boston forward Milan Lucic US$5,000 on Saturday for a spearing incident in the Bruins' opening playoff game.Lucic was fined for spearing Detroit defenceman Danny DeKeyser in the second period of the Red Wings' 1-0 victory Friday night.


Pavel Datsyuk's goal with 3:01 left gives Red Wings 1-0 win and home-ice advantage over Bruins

by The Canadian Press - April 19, 2014 3:14 AM EDT

BOSTON - At one end of the ice, Jimmy Howard made his best save of the game. At the other, Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal.All within 30 seconds.


Iron-jawed hero: Ryan Getzlaf has 2 points to lead Ducks past Stars 3-2 for a 2-0 series lead

Iron-jawed hero: Ryan Getzlaf has 2 points to lead Ducks past Stars 3-2 for a 2-0 series lead

by The Canadian Press - April 19, 2014 12:56 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf wore the strain all over his exhausted face. In the past 51 hours or so, he had taken a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child and propelled the Anaheim Ducks to two gritty playoff victories.

April 18, 2014

Friday's NHL Playoff Capsules

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 10:44 PM EDT

BOSTON - Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night.


Red Wings beat Bruins 1-0 in playoff opener as Pavel Datsyuk scores with 3:01 left

Red Wings beat Bruins 1-0 in playoff opener as Pavel Datsyuk scores with 3:01 left

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 10:13 PM EDT

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.It vanished with a flick of Pavel Datsyuk's wrist.


Habs dominate Lightning to take first two games on road, control of series

Habs dominate Lightning to take first two games on road, control of series

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 9:49 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - After losing home-ice advantage on the final day of the regular season, the Montreal Canadiens could've found satisfaction in splitting the first two games at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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