Stories tagged: NHL playoffs
Mon., April 16, 2018, 10:51 p.m.
NHL capsules: Auston Matthews, Patrick Marleau help Maple Leafs beat Bruins in Game 3
Auston Matthews got the go-ahead goal in the second period, Patrick Marleau scored twice, and the host Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night in Game …
Sun., April 15, 2018, 10:40 p.m.
NHL capsules: Matt Calvert lifts Blue Jackets past Capitals in OT
Matt Calvert scored 12:22 into overtime, Sergei Bobrovsky made 54 saves and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets overcame two goals from Alex Ovechkin beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Sunday …
Mon., April 9, 2018, 9:26 p.m.
NHL playoff format will knock out top teams early
Two of the top four teams in the NHL are guaranteed to be out of the playoffs after the second round. Goodbye, Nashville or Winnipeg. Goodbye, Boston or Tampa Bay. …
Thu., April 5, 2018, 1:45 p.m.
NHL contenders hope late-signing prospects are playoff ready
NHL contenders hope the gamble of adding young prospects late in the season pays dividends in the playoffs. Boston’s Ryan Donato, Nashville’s Eeli Tolvanen, Minnesota’s Jordan Greenway and Anaheim’s Troy …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Intensity, nastiness continue to build in Stanley Cup Final
P.K. Subban says ask the Pittsburgh Penguins if he’s getting under their skin. The All-Star defenseman only knows he apparently needs to work on his breath on the ice and …
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Nashville rallies to beat Anaheim for 2-1 series lead
The Nashville Predators are so confident right now that not even having two goals in 8 seconds waved off for goaltender interference can shake them.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
NHL Playoff Capsules: Ducks take 3-2 series lead over Edmonton with huge comeback
Corey Perry scored 6 minutes, 57 seconds into the second overtime after the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a three-goal deficit in the final minutes of regulation, completing a spectacular 4-3 …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
NHL Playoff Capsules: Penguins take 3-1 series lead on Washington
The Pittsburgh Penguins found a way to win without injured star Sidney Crosby.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
NHL Playoff Capsules: Nashville takes 3-1 series lead over St. Louis
James Neal scored the winning goal with 6 minutes, 57 seconds left, and the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Tuesday night in Nashville, Tennessee, to take a …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
NHL playoff capsules: Toronto Maple Leafs edge Washington Capitals in OT
Tyler Bozak scored 1:37 into overtime to cap Toronto’s comeback from two goals down in the second period, and the Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 Monday night to …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
NHL capsules: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 in OT to take 3-0 series lead
Jake Guentzel had a hat trick, including a goal at 13:10 of overtime, to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
NHL Playoff Capsules: Joel Edmundson’s OT winner sends Allen, Blues past Wild
Joel Edmundson scored for St. Louis at 17:48 of overtime, Jake Allen made a career-high 51 saves and the Blues sneaked into Minnesota to steal Game 1 of their first-round …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Experienced Blackhawks lead field of Stanley Cup contenders in NHL West
The Chicago Blackhawks have been here so many times before. They are 16 postseason wins away from a fourth Stanley Cup title in eight years, and their veteran core knows …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Washington Capitals favored to come out of NHL East, but it won’t be easy
Armed with playoff experience and facing a first-round opponent lacking it, the NHL-best Washington Capitals are again favored to come out of the East. Of course, it won’t be easy.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Auston Matthews had rookie season for the ages as Maple Leafs reach playoffs
On a mid-October night in Ottawa, Auston Matthews became the first player picked first overall at the NHL draft to score two goals in his first period. He finished as …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
NHL playoffs hard to figure with so many high-profile injuries
The defending Eastern Conference Tampa Bay Lightning are a lot more uneasy going into the playoffs than they were a year ago. Not having Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman can …
Fri., June 12, 2015, 6:41 p.m.
Defensemen starring in a tight, tense Stanley Cup Final
BRANDON, Fla. — After Steven Stamkos stepped off the Lightning’s practice rink on a 90-degree June day, the Tampa Bay captain calmly made it clear he is well aware that …
Fri., June 12, 2015
Chicago, Tampa Bay all even again in Stanley Cup Final
TAMPA, Fla. – Four games deep in the Stanley Cup Final, all that’s clear is just how little separates the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning. These two conference …
Wed., June 10, 2015
Lightning’s road success becomes key to Stanley Cup hopes
CHICAGO – Thousands of fans crowded Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, braving rain and 92-degree Florida heat while celebrating another victory …
Tue., June 9, 2015
Lightning beat Blackhawks 3-2, lead Stanley Cup Final 2-1
CHICAGO – Victor Hedman is throwing a party at the Stanley Cup Final, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are having a great time so far. Hedman had two assists while …
Fri., May 29, 2015, 10:29 p.m.
Tampa Bay will play for Stanley Cup
The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third straight game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in …
UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2015, 9:10 p.m.
Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals
CHICAGO — It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going.
Mon., May 25, 2015, 6:19 p.m.
Beleskey puts Ducks on verge of finals
Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Monday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the NHL’s …
Sun., May 24, 2015, 8:15 p.m.
Lightning blank Rangers for 3-2 series lead
Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s go-ahead goal and scored another and the Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with a 2-0 …
Sat., May 23, 2015
NHL’s final 4 fighting for area in front of net
The road to the Stanley Cup winds through the valuable real estate right in front of the goal. Anaheim got another scoring tip in a 2-1 victory over Chicago in …
UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2015, 9:20 p.m.
Ducks beat Blackhawks 2-1 in Game 3 of Western finals
CHICAGO — Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim Ducks left that grueling Game 2 loss back in Anaheim. They brought their special teams to Chicago.
Wed., May 20, 2015
In brief: Blackhawks down Ducks in 3rd overtime
NHL: Marcus Kruger deflected Brent Seabrook’s shot 16:12 into the third overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks evened the Western Conference finals with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in …
Mon., May 18, 2015, 9:47 p.m.
Tyler Johnson’s hat trick sparks Lightning
Tyler Johnson is carrying the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoffs and making a name for himself. The 24-year-old from Spokane is becoming one of the front-runners to be the …
Sun., May 17, 2015
In brief: Late goal lifts Rangers over Lightning in Game 1
NHL: The New York Rangers aren’t the same team the Tampa Bay Lightning dominated in the regular season. Not even close, and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals showed …
Sat., May 16, 2015
Playoff scoring at 3-year low in NHL
Scoring is down in the NHL playoffs. More than half the games through the first two rounds were decided by one goal, and 15 went to overtime. More than one …