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  • Flames prepare for 'the next dance' at Kings' expense

    Flames prepare for 'the next dance' at Kings' expense
    The city of Calgary was, pardon the pun, all fired up Thursday about the Flames’ chances of reaching the NHL playoffs for the first time since 2009. The spunky Flames, who lead the league with 107 goals in the third period or overtime this season,...
  • Blues wrap up regular season with 4-2 win over Wild

    ST. LOUIS The Blues wrapped up the regular season with a 4-2 victory over Minnesota on Saturday afternoon at Scottrade Center, narrowing their list of possible playoff opponents. Jori Lehtera scored twice and Brian Elliott made 23 saves, as the Blues...
  • Ducks can close regular season with the No. 1 conference seed

    Ducks can close regular season with the No. 1 conference seed
    Late in the Ducks' practice Friday, center Ryan Getzlaf accepted a pass, saw an opening to the net and rifled a shot that stretched the nylon material behind the goaltender. Getzlaf raised his stick upward to rejoice, making the shape of the number one....
  • Galaxy trying to find an edge

    Galaxy trying to find an edge
    Jaime Penedo was leading a pair of visitors down a narrow hallway in StubHub Center this week when he stopped short in front of a partially opened door. "Let's talk in my office," he said in Spanish as he pushed his way into a cluttered and drafty...
  • Blues hold off Blackhawks, clinch Central

    ST. LOUIS In defeating Chicago 2-1 Thursday night, the Blues clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs and by virtue of Nashville's loss to Minnesota just a few minutes later, the club also wrapped up the Central...
  • Changing playoff outcome is cause for resting Ryan Getzlaf

    Changing playoff outcome is cause for resting Ryan Getzlaf
    Maybe the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference would be in hand if Ryan Getzlaf had played in each of the last two Ducks’ games. But what’s more valuable, that seeding, which can still be clinched by Saturday, or a rested, healthy¬†Getzlaf...
  • Ducks' playoff lineup is still unclear as postseason approaches

    Ducks' playoff lineup is still unclear as postseason approaches
    Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau won’t publicly commit to who’ll play on what line and who will be paired on defense in the postseason -- or even which goalie will start Game 1. He admitted that’s partially because things remain in flux....
  • What we learned from the Ducks' 4-0 loss to Dallas

    What we learned from the Ducks' 4-0 loss to Dallas
    Earlier this week, Ducks center Nate Thompson said that despite his team’s NHL-record 18 comeback wins from a third-period deficit, they can’t bank on the idea that they can just flick on greatness. Yet with just one regular-season game left...
  • Playoff-bound Ducks fall flat in 4-0 loss to the Stars

    Playoff-bound Ducks fall flat in 4-0 loss to the Stars
    They haven't clinched the Western Conference's No. 1 playoff seed, and the Ducks haven't solved some nagging issues with just one game left in the regular season, either. Done in by another lethargic second period and uneven defensive attention, Anaheim...
  • Ducks goalies await word on who'll start in Game 1 of playoffs

    Ducks goalies await word on who'll start in Game 1 of playoffs
    Goaltender Frederik Andersen has won four of his last five games for the Ducks, giving up two goals or less in the victories with the NHL playoffs on the horizon. Is that enough for the 25-year-old — who's 34-11-5 this season — to clinch a...
  • With 2-0 win by rival Jets, Wild can't clinch

    The Winnipeg Jets gave their playoff push a big boost with a disciplined, patient performance that turned into a vital victory at Minnesota. They also prevented the Wild from clinching a wild-card spot in the process. Blake Wheeler and Drew Stafford...