April 9, 2014

Edmonton Darnell Oilers assign 2013 draft pick Nurse to AHL Oklahoma City Barons

by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 11:48 PM EDT

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers assigned defenceman Darnell Nurse to the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons, the NHL team announced Wednesday.


NHL Capsules

by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 11:42 PM EDT

DALLAS - Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu added goals to the one Columbus already had when the makeup game started, and the Blue Jackets clinched the second playoff berth in franchise history with a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.


Blue Jackets start with lead, beat Stars 3-1 in makeup game for franchise's 2nd playoff berth

Blue Jackets start with lead, beat Stars 3-1 in makeup game for franchise's 2nd playoff berth

by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 11:14 PM EDT

DALLAS - Columbus had a little head start with a chance to clinch just the second playoff berth in franchise history.The Blue Jackets took advantage right away Wednesday night.


Jokinen gets winner in SO to lift Penguins past Red Wings, 4-3

Jokinen gets winner in SO to lift Penguins past Red Wings, 4-3

by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 11:07 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was impressed by Kris Letang in his return after recovering from a stroke 10 weeks ago.Jussi Jokinen scored in regulation and then got the game-winner in the shootout, lifting Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory over the playoff-bound Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.


Sharp's goal at 43 seconds of OT lifts Blackhawks to 3-2 win over Canadiens

Sharp's goal at 43 seconds of OT lifts Blackhawks to 3-2 win over Canadiens

by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 10:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO - Patrick Sharp stepped up late to make sure the Chicago Blackhawks a win in their last regular-season home game.Sharp set up Marian Hossa's tying goal in the final minute of regulation and then got the game-winner 43 seconds into overtime to lift the Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.


Columbus F Nathan Horton credited with goal despite missing makeup game in Dallas with injury

by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 9:00 PM EDT

DALLAS - Columbus forward Nathan Horton is getting credit for a goal without playing in a game against Dallas.Horton scored in the first period March 10 against the Stars about 4 minutes before the game was postponed when Dallas forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench because of an irregular heartbeat.


The NHL playoffs: now with wild cards! Postseason seed change still requires strong finish

The NHL playoffs: now with wild cards! Postseason seed change still requires strong finish

by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 8:23 PM EDT

The NHL has gone wild. Well, for the post-season format at least.While the change, driven by division realignment, to the qualification and seeding system was slight, the final week of the regular season has slanted a little differently than in the past.


After missing playoffs for 5th straight year, Hurricanes facing another long, empty summer

by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 3:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Carolina Hurricanes once again will have plenty of free time in April and beyond.They've locked up a fifth straight year without making the playoffs—the longest active streak in the Eastern Conference.


Blackhawks' Patrick Kane will be back for playoffs after left knee injury

by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 1:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO - Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane said he will return to the NHL playoffs next week at 100 per cent despite a brace on his injured left knee.


Agent for Capitals' Halak says goalie never refused to start vs. Blues

by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 1:40 PM EDT

The agent for Jaroslav Halak released a statement Wednesday saying his client never told Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates that he did not want to start against the St.


Defenceman Adam Pardy finds new hockey life at 30 with the Winnipeg Jets

Defenceman Adam Pardy finds new hockey life at 30 with the Winnipeg Jets

by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 12:39 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - Life in the NHL can begin anew at 30, at least for Winnipeg Jets defenceman Adam Pardy.After 58 games this season Pardy has five assists, is a plus three and logging upwards of 18 minutes a night.


Trevor Linden knows honeymoon could be short if he doesn't turn Canucks around

Trevor Linden knows honeymoon could be short if he doesn't turn Canucks around

by The Canadian Press - April 9, 2014 12:17 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - Since retiring as player six years ago, Trevor Linden has been nothing more than an interested observer of the Vancouver Canucks.

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