April 10, 2014

Red Wings make playoffs, validate Alfredsson's decision to leave Senators

Red Wings make playoffs, validate Alfredsson's decision to leave Senators

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.


Red Wings show Penguins they could present matchup problem in playoffs

Red Wings show Penguins they could present matchup problem in playoffs

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.


Anaheim Ducks beat San Jose Sharks 5-2 to clinch their 2nd straight Pacific Division title

Anaheim Ducks beat San Jose Sharks 5-2 to clinch their 2nd straight Pacific Division title

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.


Sean Monahan joins exclusive company with 21st goal of rookie season

Sean Monahan joins exclusive company with 21st goal of rookie season

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.


3-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin's Washington Capitals eliminated from playoff contention

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.

April 9, 2014

Edmonton Darnell Oilers assign 2013 draft pick Nurse to AHL Oklahoma City Barons

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.


NHL Capsules

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.


Blue Jackets start with lead, beat Stars 3-1 in makeup game for franchise's 2nd playoff berth

Blue Jackets start with lead, beat Stars 3-1 in makeup game for franchise's 2nd playoff berth

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.


Jokinen gets winner in SO to lift Penguins past Red Wings, 4-3

Jokinen gets winner in SO to lift Penguins past Red Wings, 4-3

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.


Sharp's goal at 43 seconds of OT lifts Blackhawks to 3-2 win over Canadiens

Sharp's goal at 43 seconds of OT lifts Blackhawks to 3-2 win over Canadiens

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.


Columbus F Nathan Horton credited with goal despite missing makeup game in Dallas with injury

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.


The NHL playoffs: now with wild cards! Postseason seed change still requires strong finish

The NHL playoffs: now with wild cards! Postseason seed change still requires strong finish

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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