April 9, 2014

Penguins' Letang cleared to play 2 months after suffering stroke

Penguins' Letang cleared to play 2 months after suffering stroke

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.


Erik Johnson, Avalanche primed for playoffs after 4-1 win over Oilers

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.

April 8, 2014

Stars maintain 8th playoff spot with 3-2 shootout victory over Nashville on Seguin's winner

Stars maintain 8th playoff spot with 3-2 shootout victory over Nashville on Seguin's winner

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.


NHL Capsules

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.


Koivu, Pominville spark 4-3 shootout win over Bruins as Wild clinch wild-card spot

Koivu, Pominville spark 4-3 shootout win over Bruins as Wild clinch wild-card spot

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.


Ovechkin scores 50th goal as Capitals beat slumping Blues 4-1

Ovechkin scores 50th goal as Capitals beat slumping Blues 4-1

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.


Palat scores 2 goals, Lindback has strong outing off the bench, Lightning beat Maple Leafs 3-0

Palat scores 2 goals, Lindback has strong outing off the bench, Lightning beat Maple Leafs 3-0

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.


Giroux has 2 goals and Flyers clinch playoff spot with 5-2 win over Panthers

Giroux has 2 goals and Flyers clinch playoff spot with 5-2 win over Panthers

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.


Spezza scores twice as Senators top Islanders 4-1

Spezza scores twice as Senators top Islanders 4-1

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.


Johansen's overtime goal leads Blue Jackets past Coyotes 4-3 for franchise-tying 41st win

Johansen's overtime goal leads Blue Jackets past Coyotes 4-3 for franchise-tying 41st win

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.


Red Wings inch closer to clinching playoff berth with 4-2 win over Sabres

Red Wings inch closer to clinching playoff berth with 4-2 win over Sabres

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.


Richards scores 2 power-play goals, carries playoff-bound Rangers to win over Hurricanes

Richards scores 2 power-play goals, carries playoff-bound Rangers to win over Hurricanes

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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