April 13, 2014

NHL announces first-round playoff schedule; Montreal to play Wednesday

by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 8:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Montreal Canadiens will be on the ice in one of three first-round series as the NHL playoffs kick off Wednesday.Montreal, the only Canadian team to advance to the playoffs, will visit the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 after the league announced its first-round schedule Sunday.


Nelson seals Islanders' 4-3 SO win over Sabres in season finale

Nelson seals Islanders' 4-3 SO win over Sabres in season finale

by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 8:07 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano had no choice but to have faith in younger players after star forward John Tavares was lost to a season-ending knee injury.


Staal scores twice and Hurricanes beat Flyers 6-5 in shootout

Staal scores twice and Hurricanes beat Flyers 6-5 in shootout

by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 6:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - Sunday's regular-season finale felt almost like a playoff game for Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller.It's the closest his team will get this year.


Babcock, Red Wings overcome season of injuries to continue playoff streak

by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 6:10 PM EDT

Just because Detroit Red Wings players don't really talk about the franchise's streak of 22 straight playoff appearances doesn't mean they don't know all about it.


Lightning earn home-ice edge in 1st round against Canadiens by edging Capitals 1-0 in shootout

Lightning earn home-ice edge in 1st round against Canadiens by edging Capitals 1-0 in shootout

by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON - It came right down to the final moment of the final regular-season game for the Tampa Bay Lightning to secure home-ice advantage against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs.


Brodeur makes 16 saves in leading Devils over Bruins in what might be his final game for NJ

Brodeur makes 16 saves in leading Devils over Bruins in what might be his final game for NJ

by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 5:32 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. - Standing on the podium after what might have been his final game of his record-setting, 20-year career with the New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur's eyes welled with tears when he was asked to explain his emotions.


Panthers defenceman Ed Jovanovski fined $5,000 by NHL for elbowing Blue Jackets' Corey Tropp

by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 5:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Florida Panthers defenceman Ed Jovanovski was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Sunday for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp on Saturday night.


Day after season ends, Oilers remain adamant the team is on right track

by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 4:51 PM EDT

EDMONTON - The disaster that was the 2013-14 NHL season mercifully ended for the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night and on Sunday morning the players couldn't wait to do their exit interviews and get out of the rink.


Devils President Lou Lamoriello says coach Pete DeBoer will be back next season

Devils President Lou Lamoriello says coach Pete DeBoer will be back next season

by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 4:06 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. - Pete DeBoer is keeping his job as coach of the New Jersey Devils despite missing the playoffs in two straight seasons.Devils President Lou Lamoriello said on Sunday that DeBoer is under contract for next season and he will return.


Red Wings keep Blues down, finish strong with 3-0 shutout heading into playoffs

Red Wings keep Blues down, finish strong with 3-0 shutout heading into playoffs

by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 3:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS - Without Jimmy Howard, Johan Franzen and Daniel Alfredsson, the Detroit Red Wings warmed up for the playoffs with a win.They sent the sagging St.


Lightning coach Jon Cooper says Ryan Malone's DUI, cocaine charges won't be a distraction

Lightning coach Jon Cooper says Ryan Malone's DUI, cocaine charges won't be a distraction

by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON - Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper doesn't think left wing Ryan Malone's DUI and cocaine possession charges will be a distraction to the post-season-bound team.


Sabres call up 3 from AHL to fill injury-depleted roster in season finale against Islanders

Sabres call up 3 from AHL to fill injury-depleted roster in season finale against Islanders

by The Canadian Press - April 13, 2014 1:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres scrambled to recall three players from their AHL affiliate to fill an injury-depleted roster for their season finale against the New York Islanders.

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