by The Canadian Press - May 10, 2013 3:32 PM EDT
The Ottawa Senators' reward for winning their first-round playoff series may be getting star centre Jason Spezza back on the ice.General manager Bryan Murray said Friday that Spezza has made progress in his recovery from back surgery and skated the last two days with the "Black Aces," players called up from AHL Binghamton.
by The Canadian Press - May 10, 2013 3:10 PM EDT
MONTREAL - There was to be no long, giddy playoff ride this season for the Montreal Canadiens.A surprising regular season that saw them go from last in the NHL Eastern Conference a year ago to second place with a 29-14-5 record in the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign came to a crashing halt in the playoffs.
by The Canadian Press - May 10, 2013 11:53 AM EDT
BOSTON - Even at this early stage of the playoffs, the Bruins and Leafs could scare small children with their battered faces.Ahead of Game 5 Friday night, Boston's Chris Kelly looked like someone had taken a box-cutter to his right cheek (it was actually Nazem Kadri's stick).
by The Canadian Press - May 10, 2013 10:09 AM EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby, Washington Capitals right-winger Alex Ovechkin and New York Islanders centre John Tavares were named finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy on Friday.
by The Canadian Press - May 10, 2013 9:15 AM EDT
STOCKHOLM - The NHL is closer to committing its players to next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, pending the approval of team owners and provided other issues can be resolved.
by The Canadian Press - May 10, 2013 3:40 AM EDT
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Sidney Crosby picked up the touch pass from Jarome Iginla near centre ice and sprinted toward the New York Islanders' net.Broken jaw or no broken jaw, the Pittsburgh Penguins' captain had only one destination in mind.
by The Canadian Press - May 10, 2013 3:18 AM EDT
CHICAGO - There was no way Corey Crawford could tune out the chorus this time, and he really had no desire, anyway.Fans were roaring in approval and chanting his name.
by The Canadian Press - May 10, 2013 12:53 AM EDT
MONTREAL - A surprising and promising season ended on a sour note for the injury-depleted Montreal Canadiens, but left hope for what lies ahead.
by The Canadian Press - May 10, 2013 12:16 AM EDT
CHICAGO - Marian Hossa and the Chicago Blackhawks were well aware they'd been playoff underachievers since they captured the Stanley Cup in 2010.
by The Canadian Press - May 9, 2013 10:22 PM EDT
CHICAGO - Marian Hossa scored twice to back a strong effort by goalie Corey Crawford, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1 Thursday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1.
by The Canadian Press - May 9, 2013 9:48 PM EDT
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Tomas Vokoun had forgotten what it was like to start in the playoffs. Tyler Kennedy wondered if he'd ever get the chance again.
by The Canadian Press - May 9, 2013 9:45 PM EDT
MONTREAL - One thing the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens agreed on at the end of their sometimes bitter playoff series was that it all came down to goaltending.
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