April 5, 2014

Maurice commits to Jets' 'best lineup' against Leafs to respect playoff race

Maurice commits to Jets' 'best lineup' against Leafs to respect playoff race

by The Canadian Press - April 5, 2014 1:23 PM EDT

TORONTO - Paul Maurice has been there, done that, when it comes to being on the outside looking in on the NHL playoffs come the final day of the regular season.


Leafs revel in Blue Jackets' last-second loss that could affect playoff race

Leafs revel in Blue Jackets' last-second loss that could affect playoff race

by The Canadian Press - April 5, 2014 1:05 PM EDT

TORONTO - Sometimes, as the Toronto Maple Leafs figured out Friday night, scoreboard-watching is fun.As Nazem Kadri watched the Columbus Blue Jackets give up a goal to the Chicago Blackhawks with 3.


Wings sign former Michigan player Luke Glendening to a 3-year contract extension

Wings sign former Michigan player Luke Glendening to a 3-year contract extension

by The Canadian Press - April 5, 2014 11:04 AM EDT

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have signed centre Luke Glendening to a three-year contract extension.The Red Wings announced the move Saturday, a day after beating Buffalo to strengthen their position as a wild-card team in the playoffs.


Sam Gagner has tying goal late in regulation, adds shootout winner as Oilers beat Coyotes, 3-2

Sam Gagner has tying goal late in regulation, adds shootout winner as Oilers beat Coyotes, 3-2

by The Canadian Press - April 5, 2014 1:15 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Headed for a last-place finish in the Western Conference, the Edmonton Oilers are enjoying the chance to play spoilers.Sam Gagner got the tying goal with 40.


Fisher has 2 goals and assist, Wilson scores 2 as Predators beat Ducks 5-2

Fisher has 2 goals and assist, Wilson scores 2 as Predators beat Ducks 5-2

by The Canadian Press - April 5, 2014 12:44 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Nashville Predators took advantage of their breaks and preserved their slim playoff chances.Mike Fisher had two goals and an assist, Colin Wilson also scored twice and the Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 Friday night.

April 4, 2014

NHL Capsules

by The Canadian Press - April 4, 2014 11:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ben Smith tapped in a rebound with 3.7 seconds left on a wild scrum to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.


Alfredsson has goal and assist, Helm and Jurco also score as Red Wings hold off Sabres, 3-2

Alfredsson has goal and assist, Helm and Jurco also score as Red Wings hold off Sabres, 3-2

by The Canadian Press - April 4, 2014 10:24 PM EDT

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings experienced a lull after a fast start but got the two points they needed.Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and an assist and Detroit held off the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night for the Red Wings' fourth consecutive win.


Cammalleri gets tiebreaker in 2nd period to lift Flames in 2-1 win over Panthers

Cammalleri gets tiebreaker in 2nd period to lift Flames in 2-1 win over Panthers

by The Canadian Press - April 4, 2014 10:08 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. - Mike Cammalleri seems to be in the middle of most of the Calgary Flames' victories lately.Cammalleri scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and the Flames beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 Friday night.


Pacioretty feels a sense of payback as Canadiens beat Senators 7-4

by The Canadian Press - April 4, 2014 10:08 PM EDT

OTTAWA - The Montreal Canadiens couldn't help but feel a sense of payback.The Canadiens have been seeking retribution against the Senators since last spring when Ottawa eliminated them in the opening round of the playoffs.


Ben Smith's goal with 3.7 seconds remaining pushes Blackhawks past Blue Jackets, 4-3

Ben Smith's goal with 3.7 seconds remaining pushes Blackhawks past Blue Jackets, 4-3

by The Canadian Press - April 4, 2014 9:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ben Smith had the closest look and he likened it to mayhem.Antti Raanta had the worst view on the ice and to him it was a thing of beauty.


Carter scores tiebreaker with 4:54 remaining to lift Devils in 2-1 win over Capitals

Carter scores tiebreaker with 4:54 remaining to lift Devils in 2-1 win over Capitals

by The Canadian Press - April 4, 2014 9:43 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils know the odds are against them as they chase a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Their latest win preserved their chances.


Canucks coach Tortorella says he won't alter team's style to keep his job

by The Canadian Press - April 4, 2014 6:49 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - Heavily criticized Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella blamed himself Friday for his struggling club's woes.With five games left in the regular season and a playoff berth unlikely, Tortorella took "full responsibility" for a change in the team's style of play that resulted in a months-long swoon following a strong start to his first, and potentially only, season behind the Canucks bench.

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