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Predators get playoff spot

Filip Forsberg projected as a future star for the Capitals before he was traded to the Predators in 2013. Nashville’s Calder Trophy candidate came up big in his first time playing in Washington. Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Predators became the first ...

Stars top Flames in shootout

Mar 26, 2015

Stars top Flames in shootout

Ales Hemsky scored twice in regulation, Tyler Seguin had the only goal in the shootout, and the Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 Wednesday night for their seventh win in eight games. Seguin got a shot past Karri Ramo in the first round ...

Predators squeeze past Canadiens

Mar 25, 2015

Predators squeeze past Canadiens

The Nashville Predators have struggled enough over the past month that they’ll take any bounce they can get, especially against Montreal goalie Carey Price. Ryan Ellis bounced a puck past Price for the tying goal in the third, then Filip Forsberg scored a power-play ...

Kings skate past Devils

Mar 24, 2015

Kings skate past Devils

The Los Angeles Kings’ chances of defending their Stanley Cup title might depend on their current five-game road trip. The opener against the New Jersey Devils got them off to a good start. Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, and Los Angeles ...

Rangers flex muscle against Ducks

Mar 23, 2015

Rangers flex muscle against Ducks

Cam Talbot finally had a night in which he didn’t have to be nearly perfect to help the New York Rangers win. The Rangers managed only 13 goals in the previous eight games, but went 6-1-1 in that stretch, with Talbot backstopping all but ...

Sens stretch unbeaten streak to six

Mar 22, 2015

Sens stretch unbeaten streak to six

A victory over the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs might not seem that impressive these days, but for the Ottawa Senators it was satisfying. Kyle Turris had the winning goal and the Senators extended their unbeaten streak to six games, beating the Leafs 5-3 on ...

Solid Lightning see off Red Wings

Mar 21, 2015

Solid Lightning see off Red Wings

The Tampa Bay Lightning came through again in the third period to defeat a potential first-round playoff opponent. Alex Killorn scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, Ben Bishop made 30 saves and the Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on ...

Ovechkin nets pair for Caps

Mar 20, 2015

Ovechkin nets pair for Caps

Minnesota’s home woes continued — thanks in large part to the NHL’s leading goal scorer. Alex Ovechkin scored two goals, helping lift the Washington Capitals past the Wild 3-2 on Thursday night. The Wild have gone 21-6-2 since acquiring goalie Devan Dubnyk in a ...

Ducks' Kesler scores in OT to defeat Kings

Mar 19, 2015

Ducks' Kesler scores in OT to defeat Kings

The Anaheim Ducks acquired Ryan Kesler last summer specifically to make them better against the Los Angeles Kings and the other Western Conference powers with dominant centers. About eight months later, Kesler ended the regular-season Freeway Faceoff series with a goal that showed just ...

Toews steps up in Blackhawks win

Mar 18, 2015

Toews steps up in Blackhawks win

Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks have picked up their games since leading scorer Patrick Kane went down with an injury. Toews scored twice and assisted on both of linemate Marian Hossa’s goals to lead Chicago past the slumping New York Islanders 4-1 on ...

Stamkos nets pair in victory

Mar 17, 2015

Stamkos nets pair in victory

The Tampa Bay Lightning continued their season-long dominance over the Montreal Canadiens. Steven Stamkos had two goals and added an assist and the Lightning beat the Canadiens 4-2 Monday night in a matchup of the Atlantic Division’s top teams. Both have 93 points, but ...

Red Wings clear air, rout Penguins

Mar 16, 2015

Red Wings clear air, rout Penguins

A mid-March malaise threatening to become something far more ominous, the Detroit Red Wings figured it was time to clear the air before facing Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Red Wings wouldn’t call the players-only meeting a big deal, just a necessary one. “We just ...

Bruins blank Crosby-less Penguins

Mar 15, 2015

Bruins blank Crosby-less Penguins

Being oblivious probably wasn’t the worst thing for Tuukka Rask. It took the Boston goalie a while to notice that the opposing Pittsburgh Penguins were playing without Sidney Crosby. “I didn’t know Crosby wasn’t playing until 5 minutes left in the first,” Rask said ...