Stories tagged: NHL
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Guentzel’s goal lifts Penguins by Predators 5-3 in Game 1
Pittsburgh rookie Jake Guentzel beat Nashville’s Pekka Rinne with 3:17 left in regulation to put the Penguins ahead to stay in a 5-3 victory in Game 1 of the Stanley …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final
The dynasty that once appeared so certain is again in the offing for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Minus Letang, anonymous Pittsburgh Penguins’ defense still thriving
The handful of men who carry out the most thankless of tasks for the Pittsburgh Penguins are a rag-tag group thrown together by circumstance and a touch of foresight by …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Chris Kunitz’s double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup
The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading back to the Stanley Cup Final. Chris Kunitz beat Craig Anderson 5:09 into the second overtime to give the defending champions a 3-2 victory over …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators meet in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night with a spot in the Stanley Cup final on the line. The Senators …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Hoffman’s goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7
Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night and force a decisive …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Nashville Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Anaheim Ducks in 6 games
Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the franchise’s first trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:56 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins crush Ottawa Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it “getting to our game.” It means he wants his team to attack opponents with speed, aggression and a dash of responsibility.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
Pontus Aberg’s goal puts Predators past Ducks 3-1 in Game 5
Pontus Aberg scored his first career playoff goal with 8:59 to play, and the Nashville Predators moved to the brink of their first Stanley Cup Final with a 3-1 victory …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf fined for apparent homophobic slur
Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has been fined for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators 3-2 to tie series
Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. Crosby had only one …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Paul Newberry: NHL playoffs greatest show in sports at the moment
If you’re not a hockey fan – and we know there are a LOT of you out there – it might be a good time to reconsider.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Predators face Ducks in Game 5 without star C Ryan Johansen
Nashville center Ryan Johansen will miss the rest of the postseason after emergency surgery on a left thigh injury, leaving the Predators without their top playoff scorer heading into Game …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators 3-2 in OT
Corey Perry’s shot deflected in off Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban’s stick 10:25 into overtime, and the Ducks snapped the Predators’ 10-game home playoff winning streak with a 3-2 victory that …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3
Marc Methot, Derick Brassard and Zack Smith scored in a 2:18 span midway through the first period to chase goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Ducks resting up for aggressive Preds down 2-1 in West
The postseason can be exhausting, especially going from a Game 7 to wrap up one series to the Western Conference finals. It’s beginning to take a toll on the Anaheim …
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.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Pittsburgh Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Ottawa Senators
Mike Sullivan calls the energetic back-and-forth on the Pittsburgh Penguins bench “a man’s argument.” If his players have something to say, Sullivan wants them to get it out. Enter Phil …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Back home, Nashville Predators eager to match Anaheim Ducks’ physical play
The Nashville Predators finally are facing their first real adversity this postseason, with the Anaheim Ducks eager to push, hit and poke them out of what’s already been a historic …
Sun., May 14, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Energized Anaheim Ducks even Western finals, beat Nashville Predators 5-3
Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks roared back from an early two-goal deficit to even the Western Conference finals with a …
UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Bobby Ryan lifts Senators past Penguins in OT in Game 1
Bobby Ryan beat Marc-Andre Fleury on a breakaway 4:59 into overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
James Neal’s OT goal puts Preds past Ducks 3-2 to open West final
James Neal scored 9:24 into overtime, and the Nashville Predators kicked off their first appearance in the Western Conference finals with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Pekka Rinne …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Another early exit plunges Capitals into offseason of change
Another early playoff exit has sent the Washington Capitals into an uncertain offseason that’s bound to feature plenty of changes. Alex Ovechkin and Co. have failed to make it past …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Oilers clean out lockers, reflect on turnaround season
The Edmonton Oilers cleaned out their lockers after their turnaround season, knowing that the newfound success changes everything. “Coming in next year, it has to be a different mindset,” captain …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
It’s a trap! Cup champion Penguins wary of stingy Senators
The Pittsburgh Penguins begin the next step in their quest for a second straight Stanley Cup in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa on Saturday. Pittsburgh is …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Dallas Stars sign goalie Ben Bishop to 6-year, $29.5M deal
The Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a six-year, $29.5 million deal. The Stars acquired the rights to Bishop earlier this month from the Los Angeles Kings for …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Alex Ovechkin played through hamstring, knee injuries in playoffs
Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin played through hamstring and knee injuries that hampered him in the playoffs. Ovechkin says he felt something in his hamstring during Game 3 of the …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Peter Laviolette too busy coaching Preds to ponder history
Peter Laviolette is not one to waste precious time reflecting on how he feels about taking his third different NHL team to the conference finals. The coach is too busy …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Ducks eager for rematch with Pekka Rinne’s Predators in West final
The Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators met in the playoffs twice in the previous six seasons, and Nashville came out on top both times. They meet again in the …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Rangers head into offseason after second-round playoff loss
Two days after their season ended with a loss to Ottawa in the second round of the playoffs, the New York Rangers are still dealing with the defeat. It was …