by The Canadian Press - April 17, 2014 4:54 PM EDT
TAMPA, Fla. - Sometimes Steven Stamkos does things that his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates can't help but marvel at."Just about every shift," linemate Tyler Johnson said.
by The Canadian Press - April 17, 2014 4:19 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets don't feel they're doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
by The Canadian Press - April 17, 2014 2:35 PM EDT
DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche will be without forward John Mitchell and defenceman Cory Sarich in Game 1 of their playoff series against Minnesota on Thursday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 17, 2014 12:37 PM EDT
Growing up in the Toronto neighbourhood of Mimico, Brendan and Reilly Smith never played organized hockey together. Just everything else."We were always playing mini sticks or road hockey or shinny on the ice out on the rink, stuff like that," Brendan Smith said.
by The Canadian Press - April 17, 2014 7:00 AM EDT
TAMPA, Fla. - Daniel Briere might have been the most comfortable player on the ice.Playing in his 109th career playoff game and first for the Montreal Canadiens, Briere skated around in overtime feeling fresh and like something good was going to happen.
by The Canadian Press - April 17, 2014 3:52 AM EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks roared to a big early lead before blowing three-quarters of it. They skated circles around the Dallas Stars early, only to hold on by their fingernails late.
by The Canadian Press - April 17, 2014 1:18 AM EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf spent the final seconds of the Anaheim Ducks' playoff opener in the dressing room with a large ice bag pressed to a nasty cut on his left cheek.
by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 11:36 PM EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the post-season with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 10:36 PM EDT
TAMPA, Fla. - After the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning combined for 11 goals in four regular-season meetings, Dale Weise didn't expect them to score eight in the first 60 minutes of Game 1 Wednesday night.
by The Canadian Press - April 16, 2014 10:28 PM EDT
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn't in the playoffs "just to go to school."Maybe, but the Pittsburgh Penguins provided a pretty valuable lesson in perseverance during a 4-3 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.
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.
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.
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