by The Canadian Press - May 4, 2013 10:37 PM EDT
WASHINGTON - Henrik Lundqvist and Braden Holtby kicked, swiped, caught and otherwise kept getting in the way of the puck, matching each other save-for-save for a second shy of 68 minutes, until Mike Green scored the power-play goal in overtime that gave the Washington Capitals a sweep at home to open their playoff series against the New York Rangers.
by The Canadian Press - May 4, 2013 10:18 PM EDT
DETROIT - Justin Abdelkader lined Toni Lydman up and launched himself into the Anaheim defenceman, knocking him over and sending the Detroit crowd into a frenzy.
by The Canadian Press - May 4, 2013 10:04 PM EDT
BOSTON - Minutes after leading the Leafs to a rare win over the Bruins at the TD Garden, winger Joffrey Lupul was thinking about coming home.
by The Canadian Press - May 4, 2013 6:47 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Raffi Torres is making quite a positive impact in his return to the playoffs.A year after being kicked out of the post-season for his vicious hit against Chicago's Marian Hossa, Torres has played a major role in helping the San Jose Sharks take a 2-0 series lead after winning two straight games in Vancouver.
by The Canadian Press - May 4, 2013 6:20 PM EDT
VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks are looking for heroes—unsung or otherwise—as they prepare for Game 3 of their Western Conference quarter-final with the San Jose Sharks.
by The Canadian Press - May 4, 2013 6:11 PM EDT
MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens rookie defenceman Jarred Tinordi was told the opportunity was his for the taking.He's certainly made the most of it.
by The Canadian Press - May 4, 2013 5:51 PM EDT
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders said all the right things in the days leading up to their first-round playoff matchup against the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins.
by The Canadian Press - May 4, 2013 4:48 PM EDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. - NHL hockey was absent from Minnesota for seven years, and the upstart Wild stumbled through two rough seasons in their debut.
by The Canadian Press - May 4, 2013 4:36 PM EDT
OTTAWA - Despite snatching home-ice advantage from the Montreal Canadiens in the opener of their Eastern Conference quarter-final, the Ottawa Senators know they missed a big opportunity with a poor effort in Game 2.
by The Canadian Press - May 4, 2013 3:48 PM EDT
WASHINGTON - Puck over glass. The New York Rangers don't score.Puck over glass. "Casual Mike" does.The NHL's black-and-white delay-of-game rule found a grey area late in regulation, then tipped the balance of the game twice in overtime.
by The Canadian Press - May 4, 2013 12:49 PM EDT
WASHINGTON - Forward Derek Dorsett has made his debut with the New York Rangers, dressing for Game 2 of their playoff series against the Washington Capitals after recovering from a broken collarbone.
by The Canadian Press - May 4, 2013 11:40 AM EDT
BOSTON - The NHL playoffs are a test of depth and both Toronto and Boston have been forced to go to their bench early.Boston coach Claude Julien says either Dougie Hamilton or Matt Bartkowski will fill in for suspended defenceman Andrew Ference in Game 2 of the Bruins' series against the Leafs.
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