by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 9:36 AM EDT
WASHINGTON - The first word about Brendan Shanahan that Ken Holland used was "passion." Passion for hockey, passion for his work.That work on Friday became running the Toronto Maple Leafs as team president.
by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 12:39 AM EDT
VANCOUVER - Mistakes have cost the Vancouver Canucks time and time again during this lost season.With newly minted president of hockey operations Trevor Linden looking on from above one day after being handed the keys to the franchise, it was more of the same on Thursday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 12:08 AM EDT
EDMONTON - The Los Angeles Kings needed to shed some rust heading into the playoffs and the Edmonton Oilers proved to be a perfect solution.Marian Gaborik had two goals and an assist and Martin Jones made just 17 saves to record his fourth shutout of the season as the Kings snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-0 victory over the lowly Oilers on Thursday.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 11:04 PM EDT
WINNIPEG - Rookie Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson couldn't stop grinning after his first NHL win Thursday night.That will happen when it's a 2-1 shootout victory against the NHL-leading Boston Bruins, a team that cast him aside.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 10:59 PM EDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. - With a playoff spot already secured and a journeyman goalie starting, another loss by the Minnesota Wild to the St. Louis Blues seemed inevitable.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 10:55 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Pekka Rinne's milestone win dealt a serious blow to Phoenix's playoff hopes.Rinne made 29 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 win over the Coyotes on Thursday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 10:42 PM EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York's third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 10:21 PM EDT
SUNRISE, Fla. - Nick Bjugstad snapped out of his scoring slump and spoiled Drew MacIntyre's first NHL start.Bjugstad had two goals and an assist to lift the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 10:16 PM EDT
TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Lightning have put themselves in position for home-ice in their opening playoff round against Montreal.Richard Panik, Eric Brewer and Steven Stamkos had third-period goals to help the Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Thursday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 10:14 PM EDT
MONTREAL - It was all about energy as the youthful New York Islanders skated rings around the Montreal Canadiens.Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson scored power-play goals late in the second period and Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves for the shutout as the Islanders downed the listless Canadiens 2-0 on Thursday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 10:13 PM EDT
OTTAWA - The New Jersey Devils hate shootouts and for good reason.The Devils could only cringe as they watched Erik Karlsson score the winner in the shootout, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 win Thursday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 10, 2014 9:55 PM EDT
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers did just enough to dispatch of the lowly Buffalo Sabres. A few minutes later, a little bit of help handed them home-ice advantage to start the playoffs.
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