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  • Wild is striving to rise above wild-card bubble

    As monotonous as it is for Wild fans being on the playoff bubble every season, it's the same for players like Zach Parise. Despite expectations rising after last year's advancement past the first round for only the second time in franchise history, the...
  • Blackhawks making their own breaks and pucks keep bouncing their way

    Blackhawks making their own breaks and pucks keep bouncing their way
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With lights flashing and music at ear-splitting decibels, the public address announcer at Bridgestone Arena introduced the home team as "your Central Division-leading Nashville Predators!" Three hours later Saturday night,...
  • Flames mount another comeback in win vs. Avalanche

    Flames mount another comeback in win vs. Avalanche CALGARY, Alberta -- The fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome know better than to leave their seats early. The Calgary Flames pulled another rabbit out of the hat Thursday, tying the game with 1:17...
  • Preview: Canadiens at Blackhawks

    After a largely successful circus road trip, the Chicago Blackhawks showed last time out that they're just as dangerous now that they're back at home. The Blackhawks will look to continue their winning ways Friday night as they welcome the Montreal...
  • Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is back with the Ducks on tryout contract

    For the last two months, Ilya Bryzgalov said he's been operating as a "full-time dad," coaching his son's hockey team in New Jersey, doing homework with his kids at night. On Thursday, in his first practice with Anaheim after signing a tryout contract,...
  • Hawks tickets highest among American NHL teams

    Hawks tickets highest among American NHL teams
    Since the 2008-09 season, the Blackhawks have been one of the most consistent teams in the NHL. In those six seasons, they have not finished lower than fourth in the Western Conference and they've made the playoffs every year to go with two Stanley Cups....
  • Kings' Alec Martinez has no ill effects in return, gets deal extension

    Kings' Alec Martinez has no ill effects in return, gets deal extension
    A good day turned into an excellent one for Kings defenseman Alec Martinez on Wednesday. First, he suffered no ill effects from his return to the lineup Tuesday night against Boston after being sidelined because of an injured finger. Then he practiced...
  • Jets 3, Oilers 2 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange By Jason Bell, The Sports Xchange Jets 3, Oilers 2 (OT) WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Winnipeg center Mathieu Perreault scored just 17 seconds into overtime to lift the Jets to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night....
  • Jets defeat Oilers in OT to extend streak

    Jets defeat Oilers in OT to extend streak WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Even an ugly win was better than no win at all for the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. Mathieu Perreault tipped home the deciding goal just 17 seconds into overtime to lift the club to...
  • Laudably, Blackhawks put Corey Crawford out front to explain injury

    Of all the teams in town likely to hurt themselves by skipping a step on the way to a championship, the Blackhawks would be at the bottom of the list. Yet there the Hawks were Wednesday night at the United Center, in front of a home crowd for the...
  • Former Ducks goalie Ilya Bryzgalov back for tryout as backup

    The Ducks signed their former goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to a tryout contract Wednesday after learning that backup Jason LaBarbera suffered a broken hand Saturday in San Jose and will be out for two to three weeks. In addition to LaBarbera's injury, the...