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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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