April 16, 2014

Tippett to coach Canada at world championship; DeBoer, Maurice assistants

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 4:11 PM EDT

Dave Tippett is known for getting the most out of his players in the NHL, and he'll be counted on to do the same as Team Canada's coach at the upcoming world championship.


Hitchcock: Blues chances against Cup champion Blackhawks hinge on Miller

Hitchcock: Blues chances against Cup champion Blackhawks hinge on Miller

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 3:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS - Just as last spring, the St. Louis Blues have the higher seed but the unenviable task of facing the defending Stanley Cup champion in the first round of the playoffs.


Blackhawks trying to repeat with Toews and Kane back in the lineup

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 3:36 PM EDT

Ben Smith doesn't mind that he won't play as many big minutes once the playoffs start, because the Chicago Blackhawks are getting Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane back.


Sabres coach Nolan shuffles staff: Corsi, Numminen out; Sacco, Forton offered reassignment

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 2:34 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The overhaul is continuing in Buffalo after Sabres coach Ted Nolan purged most of his staff of assistants on Wednesday.Goalie coach Jim Corsi will not return, and assistant Teppo Numminen's contract will not be renewed, the Sabres announced.


Brandon Prust returns to Habs' lineup for Game 1 against Lightning

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 1:33 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - Brandon Prust was so excited the morning of Game 1 he couldn't help pacing around the dressing room."Playoffs starting, so the heart's pumping," Prust said.


Lightning's Paquette is hoping to make Habs pay for not drafting him

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 12:51 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - Cedric Paquette grew up wanting to play for the Montreal Canadiens. Now he wants badly to beat them.Paquette is set to make his Stanley Cup playoff debut for Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the Lightning's first-round series with the Canadiens on Wednesday night, and the Gaspe, Que.


Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year entry-level deal

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenceman Viktor Loov to a three-year entry-level contract Wednesday.The 21-year-old native of Sodertalje, Sweden had 12 points (five goals, seven assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 42 games for Modo of the Swedish Hockey League this past season.


Kirk Muller: No word from management on future as coach of Carolina Hurricanes

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 12:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. - Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller says he has not been told by management if he will keep his job.Muller said Wednesday that "as of right now, I'm head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.


Jets sign head coach Paul Maurice to four-year contract extension

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 11:16 AM EDT

WINNIPEG - Head coach Paul Maurice has been given a four-year extention to guide the Winnipeg Jets, and he and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff appear to be of one mind on some of the team's upcoming issues.


The missing ingredient?: Marian Gaborik's scoring fits splendidly into LA Kings' playoff plans

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 3:16 AM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Marian Gaborik's new teammates with the Los Angeles Kings initially wondered whether such a talented goal-scorer could fit into a defence-dominated team when he arrived in a trade last month.

April 15, 2014

Florida Panthers jump ahead of last-place Buffalo Sabres to win NHL draft lottery

Florida Panthers jump ahead of last-place Buffalo Sabres to win NHL draft lottery

by The Canadian Press - April 15, 2014 8:28 PM EDT

NHL draft lottery losers last year, the Florida Panthers had their number come up this year.In the meantime, chalk up yet another loss for the Buffalo Sabres.


NHL playoff preview capsules of 8 opening-round series, starting Wednesday

NHL playoff preview capsules of 8 opening-round series, starting Wednesday

by The Canadian Press - April 15, 2014 8:12 PM EDT

A capsule look at the first round of the NHL playoffs:___EASTERN CONFERENCEBOSTON (54-19-9) vs DETROIT (39-28-15)SEASON SERIES: Detroit won 3-1.

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