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Preds, Jets lean heavily on Pekka Rinne, Connor Hellebuyck in Game 7

Nobody has reflected the roller-coaster ride of the Western Conference semifinal between the NHL’s top two teams in the regular season than their Vezina Trophy finalists in goal. Predators goaltender …


Alex Ovechkin, Barry Trotz are in new territory with Caps in East final

Alex Ovechkin, Barry Trotz and the Capitals are in unfamiliar territory in the conference finals and have their sights set on making more history. The Atlantic Division-champion Lightning await after …


Bruins’ Brad Marchand looking for fresh start going forward

Bruins forward Brad Marchand drew national attention and a reprimand from the NHL after he was caught licking the face of Lightning forward Ryan Callahan during a confrontation in the …


No major changes for Penguins after 3-peat bid falls short

The Pittsburgh Penguins don’t expect the sting from their second-round playoff exit to fade anytime soon. They also don’t expect it to compel general manager Jim Rutherford to give the …


Rod Brind’Amour eager to lead slumping ’Canes back to glory

Rod Brind’Amour helped deliver the greatest moment in Carolina Hurricanes’ history – a Stanley Cup championship. His next challenge is to create more memorable moments as their coach. The captain …


NHL teams thinking outside the box to find coaches

NHL teams are thinking outside the box and looking to college and Europe for coaching candidates. As the Flyers did with Dave Hakstol and the Stars with Jim Montgomery, general …


Preds’ Filip ‘Scoresberg’ dazzling NHL with scoring touch

Filip Forsberg is a big reason why the Western Conference semifinal is back in Nashville for a deciding Game 7 against the Winnipeg Jets. Forsberg led the Predators in scoring …


Joe Thornton willing to take 1-year deal to return to Sharks

Joe Thornton says it’s no secret he wants to finish his career with the San Jose Sharks and he’s hopeful he can get another contract signed before hitting free agency …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 8:51 a.m.

Hurricanes turn to glory days, hiring Rod Brind’Amour as coach

The Carolina Hurricanes hired former captain and current assistant Rod Brind’Amour as their coach Tuesday, hoping the “greatest leader” in franchise history can end a nine-year playoff drought.


Capitals exorcise ghosts to reach Eastern Conference finals

The Washington Capitals can finally stop talking about their painful past. The Capitals earned the franchise’s first trip to the Eastern Conference finals in 20 years when they ousted two-time …


Playoff Capsules: Jakub Vrana helps Capitals rally past Penguins

Jakub Vrana scored the go-ahead goal with 4:38 remaining, Braden Holtby made 35 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 in Game 5 Saturday night to take …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Playoff capsules: Lightning take 3-1 series lead with 4-3 overtime win over Bruins

Dan Girardi scored 3:18 into overtime, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night for a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal …


Martin Jones makes 34 saves as Sharks tie series with 4-0 win

Tomas Hertl scored his team-leading fifth goal of the playoffs, Martin Jones made 34 saves for his sixth career postseason shutout and the San Jose Sharks evened their second-round series …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Lightning strike quickly, beat Bruins 4-1, lead series 2-1

Yanni Gourde stayed behind in Tampa Bay to be with his wife when she gave birth to their daughter on a day off in the Eastern Conference semifinals. He joined …


Faceoff: Capitals, Penguins try to keep focus on series minus Tom Wilson

The Washington Capitals will be without forward Tom Wilson for a portion of their playoff series against Pittsburgh. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety suspended Wilson for 3 games for …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Capitals forward Tom Wilson suspended 3 games

The NHL has suspended Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson three games for an illegal hit on Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese. Aston-Reese was stickhandling near the Capitals bench when Wilson drilled the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

AP source: DU’s Jim Montgomery is next coach of Dallas Stars

A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Stars will hire the University of Denver’s Jim Montgomery to be their new head coach. Montgomery …


Swing away: Swatting puck out of midair not uncommon or easy

Scoring is hard enough in the NHL but there have been a handful of spectacular goals that remind some more of baseball. A number of players have scored by using …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Jets overcome 3-goal deficit and soar past Predators 7-4

Blake Wheeler scored on the power play with 4:59 to play and the Winnipeg Jets roared back from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat the Nashville Predators 7-4 and grab …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 9 p.m.

Alex Ovechkin’s late goal lifts Capitals by Penguins 4-3

Alex Ovechkin knocked his own rebound out of midair and by Matt Murray with 1:07 remaining to lift the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 victory in Game 3 of their …


Sens GM says Guy Boucher, coaching staff returning next season

Guy Boucher will be back behind the Ottawa Senators bench next season, and so will his entire staff. Speaking on an Ottawa sports radio station, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion …


Faceoff: Late tying goals don’t always lead to OT wins in playoffs

Scoring a late goal to send an NHL playoff game into overtime would seem to generate momentum that would carry over to the extra session. But out of the four …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Logan Couture’s goal in 2OT lifts Sharks past Vegas in Game 2

Logan Couture’s second goal of the game, on the power play at 5:13 of the second overtime, lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Rick Nash, Patrice Bergeron score twice, Bruins beat Lightning in Game 1

Rick Nash and Patrice Bergeron each scored two goals, leading the Boston Bruins to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of their second-round NHL playoff …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Connor Hellebuyck smothers Preds as Jets grab 1-0 lead with 4-1 win

Connor Hellebuyck made 47 saves and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal between the NHL’s top teams …


Marc-Andre Fleury’s 3rd shutout of playoffs helps Vegas beat Sharks 7-0

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 shots for his third shutout of the playoffs, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the San Jose Sharks 7-0 in Game 1 of the Western Conference …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Penguins erase 2-goal deficit, beat Capitals 3-2 in Game 1

Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span to help the Pittsburgh Penguins rally to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 1 of the second-round …


Torts: Plenty of blame to go around in Blue Jackets’ playoff collapse

Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said there’s plenty of blame to go around for the team’s failure to again get beyond the first round of the NHL playoffs. He …


Western semi pits NHL’s best in regular season in Jets-Preds

Playing the Winnipeg Jets is exactly why Nashville coach Peter Laviolette wanted home-ice advantage in the NHL playoffs. Even if it’s a round – or two – earlier than anyone …


Three of a grind: Playoff rematches crank up the hatred

Meeting three years in a row in the NHL playoffs has been a recipe for tension, pressure and hatred for decades. Players who have been through multiple series against the …