April 16, 2014

Patrick Roy "anxious" for 1st playoff series behind the bench as Avalanche face the Wild

Patrick Roy

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 6:38 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 post-season.


Flyers have reasons to be confident after turning around their season

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 6:13 PM EDT

While the Colorado Avalanche are using "Why not us?" as their motto, the Philadelphia Flyers might want to adopt "Why wouldn't we?" going into the playoffs.


Flyers, Rangers renew post-season rivalry with 1st playoff meeting in 17 years.

Flyers, Rangers renew post-season rivalry with 1st playoff meeting in 17 years.

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 5:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - It's Broadway vs. Broad Street for the first time in 17 years.It doesn't matter if these longtime rivals are in the Patrick, Atlantic, or newly formed Metropolitan Division, when the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers clash, it is every bit of a backyard brawl.


Sharks have goaltender questions while Kings have Quick heading into playoff rematch

Sharks have goaltender questions while Kings have Quick heading into playoff rematch

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 5:03 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - For more than a decade there have been no questions about who will start in goal for the San Jose Sharks come playoff time.


Patrice Bergeron says Olympics helped his game as Bruins head into playoffs vs. Red Wings

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 4:36 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Mass. - For Boston Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron, the 2014 Olympics were about more than winning a second gold medal with Canada.


Tippett to coach Canada at world championship; DeBoer, Maurice assistants

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 4:11 PM EDT

Dave Tippett is known for getting the most out of his players in the NHL, and he'll be counted on to do the same as Team Canada's coach at the upcoming world championship.


Hitchcock: Blues chances against Cup champion Blackhawks hinge on Miller

Hitchcock: Blues chances against Cup champion Blackhawks hinge on Miller

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 3:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS - Just as last spring, the St. Louis Blues have the higher seed but the unenviable task of facing the defending Stanley Cup champion in the first round of the playoffs.


Blackhawks trying to repeat with Toews and Kane back in the lineup

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 3:36 PM EDT

Ben Smith doesn't mind that he won't play as many big minutes once the playoffs start, because the Chicago Blackhawks are getting Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane back.


Sabres coach Nolan shuffles staff: Corsi, Numminen out; Sacco, Forton offered reassignment

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 2:34 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The overhaul is continuing in Buffalo after Sabres coach Ted Nolan purged most of his staff of assistants on Wednesday.Goalie coach Jim Corsi will not return, and assistant Teppo Numminen's contract will not be renewed, the Sabres announced.


Brandon Prust returns to Habs' lineup for Game 1 against Lightning

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 1:33 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - Brandon Prust was so excited the morning of Game 1 he couldn't help pacing around the dressing room."Playoffs starting, so the heart's pumping," Prust said.


Lightning's Paquette is hoping to make Habs pay for not drafting him

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 12:51 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - Cedric Paquette grew up wanting to play for the Montreal Canadiens. Now he wants badly to beat them.Paquette is set to make his Stanley Cup playoff debut for Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the Lightning's first-round series with the Canadiens on Wednesday night, and the Gaspe, Que.


Maple Leafs sign Swedish defenceman Viktor Loov to three-year entry-level deal

by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenceman Viktor Loov to a three-year entry-level contract Wednesday.The 21-year-old native of Sodertalje, Sweden had 12 points (five goals, seven assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 42 games for Modo of the Swedish Hockey League this past season.

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