by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 10:56 AM EDT
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - When Kris Letang learned he had a stroke, the first thoughts were about when he'd return to skating and playing in the NHL.
by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 12:03 AM EDT
EDMONTON - The Colorado Avalanche are looking quite ready to start the post-season.Erik Johnson led the way with a goal and an assist as the Avalanche gave themselves some breathing room in the playoff picture with a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.
by The Canadian Press - April 8, 2014 11:37 PM EDT
DALLAS - Vernon Fiddler and the Dallas Stars are sure making their playoff chase interesting.Fiddler extended a shootout when he recovered to score after almost falling down, and Tyler Seguin had the game-winner and the Stars beat Nashville 3-2 on Tuesday night to keep their hold on the Western Conference's eighth and final playoff spot.
by The Canadian Press - April 8, 2014 11:20 PM EDT
ST. LOUIS - Alex Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times, and the Washington Capitals kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the slumping St.
by The Canadian Press - April 8, 2014 11:05 PM EDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild found out during the second intermission their spot in the playoffs was secure.Satisfaction came only after they won their way in with a strong finish.
by The Canadian Press - April 8, 2014 10:46 PM EDT
ST. LOUIS - Alex Ovechkin took his place in the NHL record book and helped the Washington Capitals keep pace in the playoff race.Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 more goals in a season five times and added two assists as the Capitals beat the slumping St.
by The Canadian Press - April 8, 2014 10:26 PM EDT
TAMPA, Fla. - The Toronto Maple Leafs faded out of post-season contention again.Ondrej Palat had two goals, Anders Lindback came off the bench to make 25 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended Toronto's playoff hopes by beating the Maple Leafs 3-0 on Tuesday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 8, 2014 10:19 PM EDT
SUNRISE, Fla. - The Philadelphia Flyers are ready for the playoffs.Claude Giroux scored two goals and the Flyers clinched a Stanley Cup playoff berth by beating the Florida Panthers 5-2 on Tuesday.
by The Canadian Press - April 8, 2014 10:09 PM EDT
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders were seeking a positive finish to a frustrating season on home ice. Ottawa's Jason Spezza and Craig Anderson did their best to block that effort.
by The Canadian Press - April 8, 2014 10:02 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Over their 13 seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets have wilted at the finish a lot of times.They did again on Tuesday night, giving up a tying goal in the waning seconds of regulation.
by The Canadian Press - April 8, 2014 9:36 PM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Red Wings coach Mike Babcock will enjoy the win more than the milestone for now.As special as it was to pass Jack Adams' franchise win total, making the playoffs is the more immediate priority.
by The Canadian Press - April 8, 2014 9:35 PM EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers' first game after they secured a playoff berth went a lot smoother than the two before they got in.Brad Richards scored twice on New York's previously anemic power play, Martin St.
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