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Hurricanes' Big 4 of Staals, Semin, Ward endure tough season

The Carolina Hurricanes have entered perhaps their most uncertain offseason since they moved to North Carolina.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Carolina Hurricanes, Eric Staal, Ron Hainsey, Jordan Staal, Alexander Semin, Andrej Sekera

5 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Gaborik adds scoring to LA Kings' playoff plans

Marian Gaborik's new teammates with the Los Angeles Kings initially wondered whether such a talented goal-scorer could fit into a defense-dominated team when he arrived in a trade last month.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Pacific Division, Justin Williams, Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Torres uncertain for Sharks' playoff openerTorres uncertain for...

Raffi Torres is making progress but it's still unclear whether he'll play for the San Jose Sharks in their playoff opener SAN JOSE, Calif.


Related Topix: Sports, Raffi Torres, San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey, NHL Pacific Division

WIVB-TV Buffalo

Sabres will pick second in 2014 draft

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June.


Related Topix: Sports, Ed Jovanovski, NHL Hockey, Florida Panthers, NHL Southeast Division, Buffalo Sabres, NHL Northeast Divison, Ilya Kovalchuk

CBS Local

Bruins Bring Experience To NHL Playoffs

The Bruins gave them a terrible one Nov. 27 in Detroit, losing 6-1, their most lopsided loss of the season and one of only five games in which they allowed more than four goals.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Zdeno Chara, Reilly Smith, Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Paille, Loui Eriksson


Skidding Blues counting on shaky goalie Miller

They're hoping to get everyone on a lengthy injury list back sometime in the first round of the playoffs against the rival Chicago Blackhawks, and help Miller again be the cool, calm save machine they assumed they'd acquired.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, Jay Bouwmeester, Alexander Steen, David Backes, Vladimir Tarasenko

O-R Online

Blue Jackets: Just making playoffs not enough

Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has Columbus in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for only the second time in franchise history.


Related Topix: Sports, R.J. Umberger, Jared Boll, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin

The Miami Herald

Ducks G Hiller dismayed by pre-playoff benching

A mere three weeks ago, Jonas Hiller was gearing up for the playoffs during another strong season as the Anaheim Ducks' starting goalie.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anaheim Ducks, John Gibson, Frederik Andersen, Ryan Getzlaf, NHL Pacific Division, NHL Western Conference

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Washington Post

Ovechkin says Capitals are in 'middle of nowhere'

Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates, top center, stands behind right wing Alex Ovechkin , from Russia, in the overtime portion of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Washington.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, Brooks Laich, Marcus Johansson

A look at 10 things to watch in the NHL playoffs

Here's a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries: NEW LOOK: Forget what you knew about how teams matched up in the playoffs.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, NHL Northeast Divison, Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Central Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ben Bishop


Penguins recall G Vokoun

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun was recalled from his conditioning assignment with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL on Monday.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tomas Vokoun, Jeff Zatkoff, Marc-Andre Fleury, NHL Atlantic Division


Predators fire longtime head coach Trotz

Barry Trotz has been fired as head coach of the Nashville Predators after failing to lead the team to the National Hockey League playoffs in each of the last two seasons, the team said on Monday.


Related Topix: Sports, Barry Trotz, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division, NHL Western Conference

Nanaimo Daily News


Jordan Staal scored twice in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the regular-season finale Sunday.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Carolina Hurricanes, Jordan Staal, Philadelphia Flyers, Jeff Skinner, Manny Malhotra, Claude Giroux

WFAA-TV Dallas

Coyotes beat Stars 2-1 to end regular season

A win wasn't going to help the Phoenix Coyotes. The playoffs were already out of reach and there was nothing to gain.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars, Thomas Greiss, Zbynek Michalek, Shane Doan, Lauri Korpikoski

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Canucks' Daniel Sedin injured after hit from behind

Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was taken off the ice on a stretcher late in the second period of Sunday night's regular-season finale against the Calgary Flames after taking a hit from behind.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks, Olympic Hockey, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Daniel Sedin (2010 Vancouver Olympics), Winter Sports, NHL Northwest Division, Paul Byron, Calgary Flames

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Buffalo Sabres' season ends with lossBuffalo Sabres' season ends with ...

Brock Nelson scored with 3:44 left in regulation to force overtime and then netted the decisive shootout goal to lift the New York Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night in a season-ending matchup of non-playoff teams.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Buffalo Sabres, Matt Ellis, Jamie McBain, Ville Leino, Brock Nelson, NHL Northeast Divison

Northern Michigan News

Brodeur wins what might be final start for Devils

Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their stars in preparation for the playoffs later this week.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, New Jersey Devils, Travis Zajac, Marek Zidlicky, Martin Brodeur, Cory Schneider, Jaromir Jagr

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Red Wings keep Blues down with 3-0 shutout

Backup goalie Petr Mrazek kept the injury-riddled St. Louis Blues down heading into the playoffs with his second career shutout in a 3-0 victory for the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.


Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Petr Mrazek, Dmitrij Jaskin, Brendan Smith, Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan

Rock Hill Herald

Lightning coach: Malone's charges not distraction

This Feb. 4, 2014 photo, Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone stretches before an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minn.


Related Topix: Sports, Ryan Malone, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL Southeast Division

The Miami Herald

2 Fantasy 5 players win $134,894.33 jackpots

Panthers center Jesse Winchester gets caught in the jersey of Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky in Saturday's game at BB&T Center.


Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Jesse Winchester, Florida Panthers