April 16, 2014

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.


Wild expect to put Granlund back in lineup vs. Avs; centre hasn't played yet in April

by The Canadian Press - April 15, 2014 6:23 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild centre Mikael Granlund likely will return to action for the playoffs, after a hit to the head kept him out for the last six games of the regular season.


From 'Bob' to Quick to Bryz, the goalies who could get hot and lead their teams to the Cup

From 'Bob' to Quick to Bryz, the goalies who could get hot and lead their teams to the Cup

by The Canadian Press - April 15, 2014 6:19 PM EDT

The NHL playoffs have arrived, which means it's time for the goalies to get going.As simplistic as the adage can be, predictions of the Stanley Cup champion often tilt toward the guy in the crease producing the biggest saves of the spring.


Canada's world championship roster taking shape, includes two Leafs

by The Canadian Press - April 15, 2014 6:15 PM EDT

Canada's team for the upcoming world hockey championship is beginning to take shape and will include two members of the Toronto Maple Leafs.Goaltender James Reimer and defenceman Morgan Rielly are confirmed to participate in next month's tournament in Minsk, Belarus.


Fire&nice: Passionate Patrick Roy has shown a softer side in guiding Avs back to playoffs

Fire&nice: Passionate Patrick Roy has shown a softer side in guiding Avs back to playoffs

by The Canadian Press - April 15, 2014 6:14 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Patrick Roy's fiery personality was on full display in the opening game when the Colorado coach got into a heated exchange with Anaheim, banging his hands again and again on the glass partition until it tilted.


Torres practices Tuesday, but still uncertain for Sharks' playoff opener

Torres practices Tuesday, but still uncertain for Sharks' playoff opener

by The Canadian Press - April 15, 2014 6:01 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Raffi Torres is making progress but it's still unclear whether he'll play for the San Jose Sharks in their playoff opener Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings.

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