April 12, 2014

Stoic Ruff, Stars let loose with celebration, await franchise's 1st playoff series since 2008

Stoic Ruff, Stars let loose with celebration, await franchise's 1st playoff series since 2008

by The Canadian Press - April 12, 2014 1:57 PM EDT

DALLAS - When Dallas ended a five-season playoff drought, Lindy Ruff didn't look like a coach with 16 years of experience and plenty of trips to the post-season.


Montreal Canadiens goaltender Dustin Tokarski agrees to two-year extension

by The Canadian Press - April 12, 2014 1:26 PM EDT

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens signed goaltender Dustin Tokarski to a two-year contract extension Saturday.The 24-year-old native of Humboldt, Sask.


Police: Lightning LW Malone charged with DUI, possession of cocaine after traffic stop

Police: Lightning LW Malone charged with DUI, possession of cocaine after traffic stop

by The Canadian Press - April 12, 2014 11:19 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was charged Saturday with DUI and possession of cocaine after a traffic stop, police said.


Havlat's hat trick helps Sharks prevent Avalanche from clinching Central Division with 5-1 win

Havlat's hat trick helps Sharks prevent Avalanche from clinching Central Division with 5-1 win

by The Canadian Press - April 12, 2014 12:43 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Marty Havlat responded to a benching with his most productive game in years.Havlat scored three goals for the first time in nearly nine years, and the San Jose Sharks prevented Colorado from clinching the Central Division title with a 5-1 victory over the Avalanche on Friday night.

April 11, 2014

Rookie Hutchinson looking like an NHL goalie as Jets beat Flames 5-3

Rookie Hutchinson looking like an NHL goalie as Jets beat Flames 5-3

by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 11:54 PM EDT

CALGARY - For a guy that has spent the majority of the season split between the ECHL and AHL, Winnipeg goaltender Michael Hutchinson sure looked like an NHL goaltender on Friday night.


Daley, Lehtonen help Stars end franchise-record playoff drought with 3-0 win over Blues

Daley, Lehtonen help Stars end franchise-record playoff drought with 3-0 win over Blues

by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 11:17 PM EDT

DALLAS - Trevor Daley wore a cowboy hat with a Dallas Stars logo and smiled through a swollen lip from a puck he took to the face a couple of nights earlier.


NHL Capsules

by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 11:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - Kristers Gudlevskis made 36 saves to win his NHL debut, Eric Brewer scored two goals, and Tampa Bay beat Columbus.Ondrej Palat also scored for the Lightning, who took a one-point lead over Montreal for second place in the Atlantic Division.


Nielsen, Bailey, Strome score in SO as Islanders beat Brodeur in his possible final NJ start

Nielsen, Bailey, Strome score in SO as Islanders beat Brodeur in his possible final NJ start

by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 10:36 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. - Once Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils got to the shootout against the New York Islanders they were doomed.That is the way this season has gone, and it didn't matter that Brodeur was looking for a win in what might have been his final start after 20 seasons with the Devils.


Hurricanes snap long skid in Detroit, edge playoff-bound Red Wings 2-1

Hurricanes snap long skid in Detroit, edge playoff-bound Red Wings 2-1

by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 10:26 PM EDT

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings couldn't keep every long streak going.After clinching a 23rd straight post-season appearance earlier in the week, the Red Wings lost a regular-season home game to the Carolina franchise for the first time since 1989, falling 2-1 to the Hurricanes on Friday night.


Gudlevskis wins NHL debut, Brewer scores 2 goals as Lightning beat the Blue Jackets 3-2

Gudlevskis wins NHL debut, Brewer scores 2 goals as Lightning beat the Blue Jackets 3-2

by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 10:08 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Lightning are having success even without their starting goalie.Kristers Gudlevskis made 36 saves to win his NHL debut, Eric Brewer scored two goals, and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Friday night.


With playoff fates decided, Ovechkin scores 51st in Capitals' 4-0 rout of coasting Blackhawks

With playoff fates decided, Ovechkin scores 51st in Capitals' 4-0 rout of coasting Blackhawks

by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 9:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON - The playoff-bound Chicago Blackhawks were coasting, and the out-of-it Washington Capitals were trying to act like a team that still had heart.


Sharks rookie F Tomas Hertl makes late-season return to lineup following knee surgery

by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 9:32 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose Sharks rookie forward Tomas Hertl is back less than four months after major knee surgery.Hertl was activated before Friday night's game against Colorado.

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