by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 11:47 PM EDT
GLENDALE, Ariz. - A win wasn't going to help the Phoenix Coyotes. The playoffs were already out of reach and there was nothing to gain.But as they went into their final game of the season, the Coyotes faced a must-win—for their peace of mind heading into the off-season.
by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 10:59 PM EDT
VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was taken off the ice on a stretcher late in the second period of Sunday night's regular-season finale against the Calgary Flames after taking a hit from behind.
by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 10:54 PM EDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Nashville Predators finished strong, even if was for naught.The Minnesota Wild are hoping this is only the start.Craig Smith had two goals and two assists, and the Predators used a second-period barrage against goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to beat the playoff-bound Wild 7-3 on Sunday.
by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 10:45 PM EDT
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins are ready for the Stanley Cup playoffs.The Ottawa Senators aren't headed to the post-season, but captain Jason Spezza wanted to make sure his team finished the season strong.
by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 10:43 PM EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Teemu Selanne and Jean-Sebastien Giguere skated to centre ice under a spotlight on the darkened rink, their clasped hands held aloft.
by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 9:58 PM EDT
VANCOUVER - There is no easy fix for the problems faced by the Vancouver Canucks, says the man who took a foundering franchise and came close to winning a Stanley Cup.
by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 8:53 PM EDT
NEWARK, N.J. - Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils, and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their stars in preparation for the playoffs.
by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 8:24 PM EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Montreal Canadiens will be on the ice in one of three first-round series as the NHL playoffs kick off Wednesday.Montreal, the only Canadian team to advance to the playoffs, will visit the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 after the league announced its first-round schedule Sunday.
by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 8:07 PM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. - New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano had no choice but to have faith in younger players after star forward John Tavares was lost to a season-ending knee injury.
by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 6:11 PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA - Sunday's regular-season finale felt almost like a playoff game for Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller.It's the closest his team will get this year.
by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 6:10 PM EDT
Just because Detroit Red Wings players don't really talk about the franchise's streak of 22 straight playoff appearances doesn't mean they don't know all about it.
by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 5:49 PM EDT
WASHINGTON - It came right down to the final moment of the final regular-season game for the Tampa Bay Lightning to secure home-ice advantage against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs.
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