by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 10:26 AM EDT
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - When Daniel Alfredsson pulled off the stunner of the NHL off-season by leaving the Ottawa Senators as a free agent, the rationale he gave was simple: He thought the Detroit Red Wings offered him a better chance to win the Stanley Cup.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 9:52 AM EDT
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - If the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins meet in the first round of the NHL playoffs, things will be different than they were Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 1:29 AM EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. - When Jakob Silfverberg's short-handed goal rattled into the Sharks' empty net, the Anaheim Ducks could finally celebrate a division title that nearly got away.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 1:18 AM EDT
CALGARY - Sean Monahan joined some pretty exclusive company on Wednesday night.The 19-year-old centre scored his 21st goal and also notched the shootout winner as the red-hot Calgary Flames overcame blowing a 3-0 lead to defeat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 for their fourth straight victory.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 1:02 AM EDT
WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin's Washington Capitals have been officially eliminated from playoff contention, the first time they'll sit out the post-season since 2007.
by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 11:48 PM EDT
EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers assigned defenceman Darnell Nurse to the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons, the NHL team announced Wednesday.
by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 11:42 PM EDT
DALLAS - Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu added goals to the one Columbus already had when the makeup game started, and the Blue Jackets clinched the second playoff berth in franchise history with a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 11:14 PM EDT
DALLAS - Columbus had a little head start with a chance to clinch just the second playoff berth in franchise history.The Blue Jackets took advantage right away Wednesday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 11:07 PM EDT
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was impressed by Kris Letang in his return after recovering from a stroke 10 weeks ago.Jussi Jokinen scored in regulation and then got the game-winner in the shootout, lifting Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory over the playoff-bound Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 10:28 PM EDT
CHICAGO - Patrick Sharp stepped up late to make sure the Chicago Blackhawks a win in their last regular-season home game.Sharp set up Marian Hossa's tying goal in the final minute of regulation and then got the game-winner 43 seconds into overtime to lift the Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 9:00 PM EDT
DALLAS - Columbus forward Nathan Horton is getting credit for a goal without playing in a game against Dallas.Horton scored in the first period March 10 against the Stars about 4 minutes before the game was postponed when Dallas forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench because of an irregular heartbeat.
by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 8:23 PM EDT
The NHL has gone wild. Well, for the post-season format at least.While the change, driven by division realignment, to the qualification and seeding system was slight, the final week of the regular season has slanted a little differently than in the past.
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