SAINT PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild are seeking a sixth consecutive trip to the NHL playoffs, which begin in April.
Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher has been playing the underdog card since before the New York Rangers came to town for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference second-round series. Boucher was just happy the Senators weren't going to get swept after a Game 1 victory and kept the routine going after his club rallied to […]
Either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Carolina Hurricanes will receive a much-needed get-well result Tuesday night when they meet at PNC Arena. While the Penguins (36-14-8) have gone a couple of games without winning, they hold the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes (24-23-8) are in a desperate mode, rapidly tumbling from close to […]
• Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle has tried to keep the focus on his team before their game at the Toronto Maple Leafs. Monday’s contest at Air Canada Centre is Carlyle’s first trip to Toronto as Anaheim’s head coach since he was fired by the Maple Leafs in 2014. • Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken […]
Instead, they are sitting in the Central Division cellar and although there are 71 games left in the season, they can’t afford to get too far in the hole. After converting only one of four first period breakaways, the Predators were blatantly outplayed in the second period, then coughed up a game-tying shorthanded goal in […]
While Tyler Seguin plays for Canada at the World Cup and Jamie Benn recovers from a core muscle injury that caused him to miss the tournament, veteran center Jason Spezza is skating with the rest of the Dallas Stars who are trickling into the rink in advance of training camp. Based on past experience and […]
The Washington Capitals clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference on Tuesday, which is what you expect when you’re up roughly a jillion points on the next-closest team. (A “jillion” in this case being 19 points.) It was a 4-2 win at the Ottawa Senators, powered by Alex Ovechkin’s 43rd goal of the season. […]