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NHL: Stanley Cup playoffs – Penguins roar to life as Murray earns first win
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The Pittsburgh Penguins bounced back against the Ottawa Senators to even the NHL Eastern Conference finals. After an embarrassing game-three loss, reigning Stanley Cup champions the Penguins overcame the Senators 3-2 on Friday. Goalie Matt Murray's solid performance earned him the win in his first playoff start.

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Matt Murray earns start over Marc-Andre Fleury for Penguins in Game 4
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Murray will take over in net after a Game 3 rout. It looks like Marc-Andre Fleury played himself out of the Pittsburgh Penguins net. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan wouldn’t commit to a choice in postgame or after practice on Thursday, but his actions all but confirmed it at Friday’s morning skate.

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Kevin O’Connor: Why Markelle Fultz earns No. 1 overall ranking
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Kevin O’Connor joins Boston Sports Tonight to break down what aspects of Markelle Fultz game separates him from the rest of the field.

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Oilers' Leon Draisaitl earns DoPS hearing for spearing Chris Tierney (Video)
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Leon Draisaitl’s spear during Tuesday night’s 7-0 San Jose Sharks romp over the Edmonton Oilers has earned him a hearing. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced that the Oilers forward will face supplemental discipline for his stick work on Chris Tierney of the Sharks. Draisaitl was given

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Anderson earns 24-save shutout as Sens blank Wings 2-0 (The Associated Press)
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Craig Anderson has the Ottawa Senators on the verge of reaching the postseason. Anderson made 24 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and Erik Karlsson and Tom Pyatt scored in the Senators’ 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. The win coupled with Tampa Bay’s 4-0 loss to Boston means […]

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Flames' Matthew Tkachuk earns hearing for elbowing Drew Doughty (Video) (Puck Daddy)
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Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety after his high elbow to the face of Drew Doughty late in the first period of Sunday’s game. With the puck coming behind the Los Angeles net, Tkachuk tried boxing out Doughty along the boards. To be a rookie […]

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Carlyle earns 400th career win: 'I've been lucky to coach good players'
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Randy Carlyle’s best players made sure the Anaheim Ducks head coach left the rink Sunday night with his 400th career victory. Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, and Corey Perry each finished with three points in a sound 5-2 dismantling of the NHL-best Washington Capitals, likely making No. 400 a little more special. Carlyle’s the 36th coach […]

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Sestito earns four game suspension for boarding Enstrom (Video) (Puck Daddy)
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The Department of Player Safety suspended Tom Sestito for four games after boarding Toby Enstrom in a raucous first period of Wednesday night’s game. Sestito was called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins to take the spot of an injured Patric Hornqvist. The game was the ninth for Sestito this season and first since Nov. 16.

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Glass earns Rangers' 'Broadway Hat' after rare offensive outburst
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An unlikely source helped the New York Rangers earn a win in Florida. Gritty forward Tanner Glass, who was playing in his second game of the season, scored a goal and added an assist Tuesday night, earning second star honors as well as some love from his teammates. And the #NYR Broadway Hat goes to…Tanner […]

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Kucherov's monstrous week earns him 1st-star honors
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A downright blistering week has earned Nikita Kucherov the NHL's first star of the week. The Tampa Bay Lightning forward was named the best player of the past seven days after amassing a league-leading five goals and nine points in four games. His week was highlighted by his second-career hat trick, a three-point effort against […]

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Report: Vigneault earns 2-year extension from Rangers
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The New York Rangers have reportedly signed head coach Alain Vigneault to a two-year extension, running his contract with the organization through 2019-20, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post. Vigneault, whose deal was set to expire at the end of next year, is expected to earn a pay increase on his current […]

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Andersen earns 1st shutout as a Leaf, Avalanche again embarrassed
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DENVER – Nazem Kadri scored twice, Frederik Andersen stopped 38 shots for his first shutout this season and the Toronto Maple Leafs routed the last-place Colorado Avalanche 6-0 on Thursday night. Auston Matthews scored his team-leading 16th goal to get the Maple Leafs started in the first period. James van Riemsdyk had a goal and […]

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