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Central Division (NHL)

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Top Central Division (NHL) Articles

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  • Predators 7, Wild 3

    Predators 7, Wild 3: Craig Smith collected two goals and two assists as visiting Nashville scored four times in the second period to finish its season on a 9-1-2 run. Rookie Calle Jarnkrok recorded a goal and two assists while defensemen Ryan Ellis...
  • Blackhawks to face Blues in first round

    Only when the Blues reached the end of their Central Division free fall with a resounding thud Sunday did the Blackhawks finally learn which team they would face in the first round of the playoffs. The Hawks will begin their defense of the Stanley Cup...
  • Red Wings 3, Blues 0

    (Updated: UPDATING: Adding dates for first-round series) Red Wings 3, Blues 0: Justin Abdelkader scored twice and Petr Mrazek finished with 23 saves to record his second career shutout as visiting Detroit ended St. Louis' bid to win the Central Division...
  • Ducks honor Selanne, top Avalanche in OT

    Ducks honor Selanne, top Avalanche in OT ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Western Conference's two division champions found different reasons to celebrate on the last day of the NHL's regular season. The Colorado Avalanche learned before the opening face-off...
  • Red Wings deal Blues sixth straight loss

    Red Wings deal Blues sixth straight loss ST. LOUIS -- The challenge facing coach Ken Hitchcock and the St. Louis Blues is to immediately forget everything that happened the last two weeks. The Blues ended the regular season with their sixth...
  • Preview: Red Wings at Blues

    After breezing through the majority of the season, the St. Louis Blues picked an inopportune time to endure quite the rough patch. The Blues look to snap a five-game losing streak and put themselves in position to win the Central Division when they host...
  • Preview: Avalanche at Ducks

    The formula is simple for the Colorado Avalance heading into Sunday's regular-season finale at the Anaheim Ducks - win and they wrap up the Central Division title and the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. Colorado's task became much easier when the...
  • Quenneville continues to rest regulars before playoffs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger were among the scratches for the Blackhawks' 7-5 loss to the Predators on Saturday night as coach Joel Quenneville continued to rest some starters in advance of the playoffs. It was the first...
  • Preview: Sharks at Coyotes

    The San Jose Sharks conclude their regular season when they visit the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday in a tuneup for the postseason. San Jose, which will face Los Angeles in the first round of the playoffs, prevented Colorado from clinching the Central...
  • Sharks end Avalanche's streak

    Sharks end Avalanche's streak SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Colorado Avalanche lost for the first time in 10 games on Friday, but still have fate in their own hands. A 5-1 setback to the playoff-bound San Jose Sharks didn't hurt the Avs because the rival...
  • Saturday's matchup: Blackhawks at Predators

    Saturday's matchup: Blackhawks at Predators
    TV/radio: 7 p.m. Saturday; WGN-Ch. 9; WGN-AM 720. Series: Predators 3-1. Last meeting: Predators won 2-0 March 23 at the United Center. Probable goaltenders: Hawks, Antti Raanta, 13-4-4, 2.60 gaa; Predators, Pekka Rinne, 9-10-3, 2.66. Team...