Halak stops 26 shots as Bruins beat Wild 3-0

Hockey 04/04/19, 21:50

Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and 47th of his career, and the short-handed Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Thursday night.Joakim Nordstrom, David Pastrnak and Zach Senyshyn scored for Boston.Halak, who has split time with Tuukka Rask in goal for Boston ...

Capitals beat Canadiens to take Metropolitan Division

Hockey 04/04/19, 21:35

Nic Dowd scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period, Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Thursday night to clinch the Metropolitan Division title.Lars Eller also scored as Washington wrapped up a fourth consecutive division crown with one game remaining.After clinching ...

Nelson leads Islanders over Panthers, 2-1 in shootout

Sports 04/04/19, 21:17

Brock Nelson scored in the second period and then got the winner in the fourth round of the shootout to give the New York Islanders a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.Thomas Greiss finished with 28 saves through overtime and thwarted all four Florida attempts in the ...

Stamkos leads Lightning over Maple Leafs 3-1

Hockey 04/04/19, 20:57

Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 29 shots, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 Thursday night.Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn also scored to help Tampa Bay become the second team in NHL history to win more than 60 games in ...

Penguins lock up playoff berth with 4-1 win over Red Wings

Hockey 04/04/19, 20:51

The NHL's longest active playoff streak is still alive.Phil Kessell scored twice, Sidney Crosby added a goal and two assists and Matt Murray stopped 33 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a postseason berth for the 13th straight year with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday ...

Canes beat Devils 3-1, clinch 1st playoff berth since ’09

Hockey 04/04/19, 20:46

Justin Faulk scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes clinched their first playoff berth in a decade by beating the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Thursday night.Warren Foegele scored and Nino Neiderreiter added an insurance goal with 3:25 left to help the Hurricanes snap the ...

Capitals win Metropolitan Division, beat Canadiens 2-1

Hockey 04/04/19, 20:45

Nic Dowd put Washington ahead for good early in the second period, Braden Holtby made 33 stops and the Capitals clinched the Metropolitan Division title with a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.Lars Eller also scored as Washington wrapped up a fourth consecutive division crown with one ...

Sabres snap 8-game skid with 5-2 win over Senators

Sports 04/04/19, 20:43

Jack Eichel scored a goal and added two assists, and the Buffalo Sabres closed their home schedule by snapping an eight-game skid with a 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.Sam Reinhart and Kyle Okposo scored 2:14 apart in the second period to erase a 2-1 deficit in ...

Hall of Fame exec Sather steps down as Rangers president

Hockey 04/04/19, 17:36

Hall of Fame executive Glen Sather is stepping down as Rangers president and transitioning to a new role as senior adviser to owner James Dolan.Sather's move comes after 19 years with the Rangers in which he served the first 15 as New York's president and general manager. He ceded general ...

Teen Straschnitzki makes new life year after Humboldt crash

Sports 04/04/19, 02:13

Tom Straschnitzki was wrangling his fussy youngest child when his iPhone buzzed. His hands full, Tom put the phone on speaker and heard the terrifying sound of his oldest son calling from a bus and screaming for help."Dad, you've got to help this time! You've got to save the boys! ...

Rookies send Anaheim Ducks past playoff-bound Flames, 3-1

Hockey 04/04/19, 00:02

Rookies Sam Steel and Max Jones scored first-period goals and the Anaheim Ducks continued their strong finish to a lost season with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.Captain Ryan Getzlaf also scored and Ryan Miller made 25 saves in his first victory since March 5 for ...

Toews, Kane lead Blackhawks past Blues in shootout

Hockey 04/03/19, 22:16

Jonathan Toews scored the lone goal in the shootout after connecting for his career-high 35th in regulation, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night.Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist to set a career high for points at 107. Cam Ward stopped 37 ...

Tkachuk has goal, assist in Sens’ 4-1 win over Rangers

Hockey 04/03/19, 21:21

Brady Tkachuk had a goal and an assist and the Ottawa Senators earned a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.Bobby Ryan, Zack Smith and Brian Gibbons also scored while Anders Nilsson made 27 saves as the league-worst Senators picked up their second win in the past ...

Column: Predictably, another gamble lost in AAF failure

Sports 04/03/19, 16:49

Charlie Ebersol was sure his new football league was different, even as it ventured into the dark hole that had swallowed up ventures like his before.I talked to him in November, before uniforms had even been ordered and one game had aired. The Alliance of American Football league was well ...

Malkin closer to return as Penguins vie for playoffs

Sports 04/03/19, 16:23

Evgeni Malkin might be ready to get back to work. The Pittsburgh Penguins certainly need him.The veteran center practiced with his teammates on Wednesday and could be back in the lineup on Thursday night against Detroit. Malkin has missed eight games with an upper-body injury and watched from afar as ...

Panthers goalie Luongo to turn 40, figure out what’s next

Hockey 04/03/19, 13:50

Roberto Luongo won 227 games during his 20s. He won 262 more games during his 30s.And now, his 40s await.Florida's veteran goalie — the oldest netminder and third-oldest player to appear in the NHL this season — will celebrate his milestone 40th birthday on Thursday. He's tentatively scheduled to start ...

Kucherov making plenty of points for NHL’s MVP consideration

Sports 04/03/19, 01:33

Connor McDavid knows better than to risk making end-of-season NHL award projections.Through no fault of his own, the Edmonton Oilers captain was not included among last year's three MVP candidates, causing a stir back home. So McDavid understandably deferred when recently asked to list his Hart Trophy front-runners this year."After ...

Jets’ Laine evolves from sublime scorer to all-around player

Sports 04/03/19, 01:15

Patrik Laine tossed sports drinks to his teammates in the locker room and received plenty of barbs in return.Laine led the Winnipeg Jets with 44 goals last season, but on this day in practice he was on the losing end of a breakaway competition and became the water boy."I don't ...

Kings hurt Coyotes’ wild-card chances with 3-1 win

Hockey 04/03/19, 00:03

Jack Campbell made 49 saves, Trevor Lewis scored 3:29 into the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings hurt Arizona's playoff chances with a 3-1 victory over the Coyotes on Tuesday night.Tyler Clifford had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles (30-41-9), which had dropped three of four. Drew ...

Canucks topple struggling Sharks 4-2

Hockey 04/02/19, 23:55

Tanner Pearson scored twice, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-2 comeback win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.Markus Granlund and Troy Stecher also scored for the Canucks, while Bo Horvat and Loui Eriksson each had a pair of assists.Kevin Labanc and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks.Vancouver ...

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