April 15, 2014

Loss to Kings in last year's playoffs taught Blues valuable lessons

by The Canadian Press - April 15, 2014 11:28 AM EDT

If the St. Louis Blues can't take any positives from a six-game losing streak to end the regular season, maybe they can find some in four straight losses at this time last year.


Video game simulation has Boston Bruins winning Stanley Cup over San Jose Sharks

Video game simulation has Boston Bruins winning Stanley Cup over San Jose Sharks

by The Canadian Press - April 15, 2014 10:04 AM EDT

TORONTO - A video game simulation has the Boston Bruins winning the Stanley Cup in six games against the San Jose Sharks.The EA Sports simulation, using the made-in-Vancouver "NHL 14" game, has Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask winning the Conn Smythe Trophy with a goals-against average of 1.


Playoffs approaching, Blues need goalie Ryan Miller to step up game

Playoffs approaching, Blues need goalie Ryan Miller to step up game

by The Canadian Press - April 15, 2014 3:31 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS - Exactly as advertised, Ryan Miller came to the St. Louis Blues and the goals-against number went down.Until the Blues started losing bodies.


Avalanche return to playoffs for 1st time since 2010, focus on the Wild

by The Canadian Press - April 15, 2014 3:29 AM EDT

DENVER - As the season went along and the Colorado Avalanche kept winning and winning, they broadened their ambitions: From simply making the playoffs to accumulating 100 points to capturing a division title.

April 14, 2014

Flyers turn worst start in team history into playoff berth as they chase 1st Cup since '75

Flyers turn worst start in team history into playoff berth as they chase 1st Cup since '75

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 8:21 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Flyers turned the worst start in team history all the way into another playoff berth.They want to keep the turnaround rolling to June.


Calgary Flames intend to build on new base and return to NHL playoffs

Calgary Flames intend to build on new base and return to NHL playoffs

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 7:15 PM EDT

CALGARY - The Calgary Flames did not make the playoffs for a fifth straight year. The difference between this spring and the previous four is the Flames did not underachieve this time around.


Islanders finish strong, but fail to make 2nd straight trip to playoffs

Islanders finish strong, but fail to make 2nd straight trip to playoffs

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 6:56 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders finally found their stride, it just came way too late to salvage this non-playoff season.Roster shake-ups and injuries made the headlines, most notably the trade of popular forward Matt Moulson to Buffalo, and the loss of star captain John Tavares, who had his season wrecked by a torn knee ligament sustained in the Sochi Olympics.


Under pressure; Penguins putting triumphant regular season in rearview as playoffs begin

Under pressure; Penguins putting triumphant regular season in rearview as playoffs begin

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 6:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The statistics are gaudy.And if the Pittsburgh Penguins can't find a way to extend their season into the final days of spring, ultimately forgettable.


A new look, banged-up stars and renewed rivalries among 10 things to watch in the NHL playoffs

A new look, banged-up stars and renewed rivalries among 10 things to watch in the NHL playoffs

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 6:20 PM EDT

Here's a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries:NEW LOOK: Forget what you knew about how teams matched up in the playoffs.


Anaheim Ducks have 3 goalies heading into playoffs, but Jonas Hiller appears to be last resort

Anaheim Ducks have 3 goalies heading into playoffs, but Jonas Hiller appears to be last resort

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 6:19 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - A mere three weeks ago, Jonas Hiller was gearing up for the playoffs during another strong season as the Anaheim Ducks' starting goalie.


Ottawa Senators expect changes next season after disappointing year

Ottawa Senators expect changes next season after disappointing year

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 6:18 PM EDT

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators took full responsibility Monday for their disappointing season and they know some significant changes could soon be made for failing to make the playoffs.


Central Division proves tough but Winnipeg Jets still showed improvement

by The Canadian Press - April 14, 2014 6:10 PM EDT

WINNIPEG - The shorter travel times were great but moving to a new, more competitive Central Division in the NHL this season didn't help the Winnipeg Jets' playoff hopes.

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