April 18, 2014

Lightning coach Jon Cooper stays calm behind the bench by chewing gum

Lightning coach Jon Cooper stays calm behind the bench by chewing gum

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 12:48 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - What's the secret to Jon Cooper's calm demeanour behind the Tampa Bay Lightning bench? Apparently chewing gum.Cooper started the tradition of chewing gum when he got into coaching and it has become a habit or superstition ever since.


Steen gets winner 26 seconds into third OT, Blues knock off Blackhawks 4-3

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 3:07 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS - In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've long sought.


Stastny goes from sweating out trade deadline to hero in Avalanche's 5-4 win over Wild in OT

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 3:04 AM EDT

DENVER - Paul Stastny sweated out the trade deadline, wondering if his big, expiring contract and Colorado's desire to beef up its blue line might lead to his departure from Denver.


NHL Playoff Capsules

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 1:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS - Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.


Healthy Hertl, Torres help spark Sharks to 6-3 win over Kings in playoff opener

Healthy Hertl, Torres help spark Sharks to 6-3 win over Kings in playoff opener

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 1:27 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks spent seven games struggling to get the puck past Jonathan Quick in a playoff loss a year ago.Quick struggled to stop anything in the opener of the rematch.


Stastny scores OT winner after tying game late in regulation as Avs beat Wild 5-4 in opener

Stastny scores OT winner after tying game late in regulation as Avs beat Wild 5-4 in opener

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 1:07 AM EDT

DENVER - Patrick Roy showed as much boldness behind the bench as he once did as a Hall of Fame goaltender.The first-year Colorado coach made some daring moves late in the game—like pulling his goaltender with 3:01 remaining—and yet the ploy worked out.


Steen gets winner at 26 seconds of third OT, Blues knock off Blackhawks 4-3

Steen gets winner at 26 seconds of third OT, Blues knock off Blackhawks 4-3

by The Canadian Press - April 18, 2014 12:45 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions.Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to cap the longest playoff game in franchise history and give the Blues a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.

April 17, 2014

Power briefly goes out at SAP Center ahead of Sharks-Kings opener in Stanley Cup playoffs

by The Canadian Press - April 17, 2014 10:08 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Power went out briefly at the SAP Center less than an hour before the scheduled start of Thursday night's playoff opener between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.


Rangers score 3 goals in 3rd period, 2 on power play, to beat Flyers 4-1 in series opener

Rangers score 3 goals in 3rd period, 2 on power play, to beat Flyers 4-1 in series opener

by The Canadian Press - April 17, 2014 9:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Carl Hagelin's contribution to the New York Rangers' playoff-opening win was etched all over his busted-up mouth.Some efforts don't directly show up on the score sheet.


Antti Niemi to start in goal, Raffi Torres returns from injury for Sharks in opener vs. Kings

by The Canadian Press - April 17, 2014 9:02 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Antti Niemi will start in goal for the San Jose Sharks in the opener of their first-round playoff series against Los Angeles.


Ryan Getzlaf plans to play despite major cut when Ducks look to take 2-0 lead over Dallas

Ryan Getzlaf plans to play despite major cut when Ducks look to take 2-0 lead over Dallas

by The Canadian Press - April 17, 2014 7:39 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - A day after Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf took a slap shot to the head, the Ducks had already found the lighter side of a potentially disastrous playoff injury.


Canadiens hope to keep leaning on depth vs. Lightning, but must fix other areas

by The Canadian Press - April 17, 2014 6:47 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. - There are two ways to look at Dale Weise scoring the Game 1 overtime winner for the Montreal Canadiens.From a glass-half-empty perspective, the Habs probably shouldn't have needed the fourth-liner to score after outshooting the Tampa Bay Lightning by more than double in regulation and dominating the play.

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