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  • Sharks keep playoff hopes alive with 3-1 win over Coyotes

    SAN JOSE, Calif. What started out as a laugher turned into a bit of a nail-biter, but when it was all over Friday night, the San Jose Sharks had a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes and playoff hopes that refuse to die. First-period goals by Logan...
  • Miller's goal gives Rangers 3-2 win, division title

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — J.T. Miller scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, less than a minute after Minnesota tied the game, to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Wild on Thursday night that clinched the Metropolitan Division title....
  • Miller's Goal Gives Rangers 3-2 Win Vs. Wild, Division Title

    Miller's Goal Gives Rangers 3-2 Win Vs. Wild, Division Title
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — J.T. Miller scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, less than a minute after Minnesota tied the game, to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Wild on Thursday night that clinched the Metropolitan Division...
  • Blackhawks achieve goal one in making playoffs, now it's on to …

    Blackhawks achieve goal one in making playoffs, now it's on to …
    After the morning skate Thursday, coach Joel Quenneville knew the Blackhawks were close to clinching a playoff spot, he just didn't have the particulars nailed down. "It has to be mathematically doing it the right way, it has to be a regulation or...
  • What we learned from the Ducks' 5-1 win over Edmonton

    What we learned from the Ducks' 5-1 win over Edmonton
    Well, the first and most important thing we learned from Wednesday's rout of a woeful Edmonton team is that the victory gave the Ducks their third consecutive Pacific Division title. It also gave them consecutive 50-win seasons for the first time in...
  • Ducks clinch third straight division title with 5-1 rout of Oilers

    Ducks clinch third straight division title with 5-1 rout of Oilers
      With Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers, the Ducks got a lot of bookkeeping details out of the way. The victory gave them a third consecutive Pacific Division title, assured home-ice advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs...
  • Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf steps up as a leader and top Hart Trophy candidate

    Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf steps up as a leader and top Hart Trophy candidate
    Ryan Getzlaf had just completed one of his most forgettable games of the season. He only took two shots, lost the same amount of faceoffs as he had won, and the Ducks were defeated by lowly Columbus. Yet, instead of making a quick exit to the team bus,...
  • 5 surprises from the Blackhawks' win over the Kings

    5 surprises from the Blackhawks' win over the Kings
    A quick glance at the standings yields a startling revelation for those who don't follow the NHL closely: The defending Stanley Cup champion L.A. Kings are on the verge of missing the playoffs. Yep, the same Kings who bounced the Hawks Game 7 of the...
  • Kings' trip drags to ugly, and costly, finish with 4-1 loss in Chicago

    Kings' trip drags to ugly, and costly, finish with 4-1 loss in Chicago
    If the Central Time Zone pushed around and roughed up the Kings over the weekend, well, then Monday night was far worse. To review: They lost to the Blackhawks, 4-1, at United Center. They lost ground in the Western Conference playoff race. And they lost...
  • Learning process ongoing for Kings forward Tyler Toffoli

    Learning process ongoing for Kings forward Tyler Toffoli
    Tyler Toffoli’s season with the Kings has looked like one of those wild rides on the stock market -- big swings of volatility. The youngster scored six goals in the first month, slowed down and recorded three goals in November. There was another...
  • No way to cover up illegal violent hits from NHL's safety 'police'

    No way to cover up illegal violent hits from NHL's safety 'police'
    NEW YORK — Andrew Shaw's head suddenly jerked forward, and Brock Nelson's snapped back. About 800 miles from the United Center, in a room mostly illuminated by a bank of high-definition television screens and 12 computer monitors, a voice rose...