by The Hockey News - April 11, 2014 3:22 PM EDT
The Gagarin Cup, the KHL's post-season tournament, named for famed Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, features 16 teams consisting of the top eight teams from the KHL’s Eastern and Western Conferences.
Metallurg Magnitogorsk booked its place in the Kontinental League Gagarin Cup final, but a dazzling display from Salavat Yulaev goalie Andrei Vasilevsky made for an anxious evening for the home fans before Magnitogorsk ultimately prevailed 1-0 in overtime, winning the series 4-1 Yaroslav Khabarov broke the deadlock in the second minute of OT, but before that Vasilevsky made 37 saves as the teams failed to find the net in regulation.
by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 11:59 AM EDT
Next week will bring an early summer in six Canadian NHL cities when the playoffs begin without the Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames.
by The Canadian Press - April 11, 2014 11:28 AM EDT
Gustav Nyquist hasn't scored a lot of goals on Jonas Gustavsson at Red Wings practice recently."I think lately he saves them for the game," Gustavsson said.
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.
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