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Rangers put away Penguins

The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist to beat Pittsburgh 2-1 on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Hagelin skated out from behind the net and put a wrist shot on the short side behind Marc-Andre Fleury, who was ...

Lightning top Red Wings in OT to even series

Apr 24, 2015

Lightning top Red Wings in OT to even series

The Tampa Bay Lightning spent all season showing they could score goals in bunches, and with a first-round playoff series seemingly slipping away, Tyler Johnson led their most important flurry yet. Johnson scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory ...

Ducks finish sweep of Jets

Apr 23, 2015

Ducks finish sweep of Jets

The Anaheim Ducks wiped out the Winnipeg Jets in front of another raucous whiteout crowd. Ryan Kesler scored twice in the third period and Anaheim beat Winnipeg 5-2 on Wednesday night to sweep the Western Conference first-round series. “Obviously it’s a building that I ...

Chicago wins 3OT thriller

Apr 22, 2015

Chicago wins 3OT thriller

They played for 101 grueling minutes, beginning Tuesday night and running into early Wednesday morning. The Chicago Blackhawks, looking for control of the first-round series. The Nashville Predators, searching for a split of their first four playoff games. Enter Brent Seabrook, a physical defenseman ...

Apr 21, 2015

Stoll accused of drug possession

Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll is accused of having cocaine and Ecstasy with him when he was arrested on a felony drug charge at a Las Vegas Strip resort swimming pool, police said. The 32-year-old Stoll was arrested Friday afternoon after security guards ...

Apr 21, 2015

Bettman impressed with Jets brass

What the True North ownership group has done since getting the Winnipeg Jets from Atlanta could be an example for Las Vegas if the group led by Bill Foley is awarded an expansion franchise. “I think in terms of introducing a team to a ...

McLellan done after seven seasons with Sharks

Apr 21, 2015

McLellan done after seven seasons with Sharks

After seven years of great regular-season success and playoff disappointments, coach Todd McLellan and the San Jose Sharks decided it was time for a change. The Sharks announced Monday that they had agreed to part ways with the winningest coach in franchise history after ...

Islanders sink Capitals in OT

Apr 20, 2015

Islanders sink Capitals in OT

John Tavares can be excused if the Islanders captain doesn’t recall the previous time New York won a playoff game in overtime. “I was only 3 years old then,” Tavares said, when informed it’s been 22 years since that happened. He’ll certainly remember this ...

Apr 19, 2015

Edmonton wins NHL draft lottery

The Edmonton Oilers won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. The Oilers bucked the odds Saturday night in Toronto by winning the NHL draft lottery for the No. 1 pick. The former World Hockey Association franchise, which introduced Wayne Gretzky to the NHL in 1979, is ...

Crosby helps Penguins even series

Apr 19, 2015

Crosby helps Penguins even series

Sidney Crosby woke up, and so did the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby scored twice and the Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the New York Rangers with a 4-3 win Saturday night. The Rangers won Game 1 by making Crosby virtually invisible and keeping ...

Capitals rally past Isles to even series

Apr 18, 2015

Capitals rally past Isles to even series

So what if the Washington Capitals’ goalie was a last-minute rookie replacement, making his second NHL appearance all season? So what if Alex Ovechkin’s club had played nearly 5½ periods without ever holding a lead, and was facing a two-goal hole that was getting ...

Rangers triumph in Game 1

Apr 17, 2015

Rangers triumph in Game 1

The New York Rangers wanted to jump right on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their playoff series opener. How about a goal at 28 seconds? Derick Brassard provided that, then Ryan McDonagh scored later in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up ...

Blackhawks top Predators in 2OT

Apr 16, 2015

Blackhawks top Predators in 2OT

Duncan Keith scored at 7:49 of double overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied from a three-goal deficit after the first period to defeat the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Wednesday night. Chicago finished only two points back of Nashville in the Central Division, and it ...