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  • Blackhawks let Sharks back in game, then put them away

    Blackhawks let Sharks back in game, then put them away
    Niklas Hjalmarsson took a pass from Marian Hossa, cruised into the slot and ripped a wrist shot into the Sharks' net to cap a three-goal, first-period outburst by the Blackhawks that had the United Center rocking and rolling Sunday. At that moment,...
  • What we learned from the Ducks' 2-1 shootout loss to the Canucks

    What we learned from the Ducks' 2-1 shootout loss to the Canucks
    A third consecutive home overtime loss is not the way the Ducks want to head into this week’s home-and-home series against the Kings, who memorably eliminated Anaheim in Game 7 of last season’s Western Conference semifinals. Sunday’s...
  • Kings add defenseman Jamie McBain

    Jamie McBain's last NHL game wasn't that long ago — April 13 — but there is a significant difference between playing with the Buffalo Sabres back then and his newest employer, the Kings. Let's put it this way: The Kings have been giving...
  • Galaxy earns a draw in playoff opener at Real Salt Lake

    When the final whistle sounded on Saturday's Western Conference semifinal with Real Salt Lake, Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo looked toward the heavens, whispered something, then blessed himself. Penedo was giving thanks for a stalwart effort in which...
  • Blackhawks hold their own in shootout over Lightning

    Blackhawks hold their own in shootout over Lightning
    In Joel Quenneville's defense-first system of hockey, full-throttle, end-to-end action can be detrimental to the Blackhawks coach's head. "I think he pulls out his hair when it happens," Hawks winger Bryan Bickell said. With the offensive-minded...
  • Ducks adjust lines for season's first meeting with Kings

    Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau says he doesn’t set his team’s lines based on the opponent. Yet, in Anaheim’s first meeting with the Kings Wednesday night since being eliminated in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals in May, the...
  • Ducks take Round 1 against Kings, 6-5 in a shootout

    Ducks take Round 1 against Kings, 6-5 in a shootout
    The Kings and Ducks on Wednesday renewed the rivalry they built to new heights in last season's seven-game playoff series by taking their first matchup this season to a riveting shootout. The Ducks, on shootout goals by Ryan Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg...
  • Takeaways from the Ducks' 6-5 shootout win over Kings

    Takeaways from the Ducks' 6-5 shootout win over Kings
    It’s a signature victory -- at least until the Ducks renew acquaintances with the Kings on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. What Anaheim accomplished Wednesday by rallying for the first time in its history from a multi-goal deficit in the...
  • Avalanche Beat Rangers In MSG Shootout

    Avalanche Beat Rangers In MSG Shootout
    NEW YORK -- After a six-goal drubbing Tuesday on Long Island, the Colorado Avalanche answered the bell about 30 miles east on Thursday night. The Avalanche used a strong start and resilient finish to emerge with a 4-3 shootout victory over the New York...
  • Panthers forward Shawn Thornton has fond memories of his season with Ducks

    It won't be as emotional of a homecoming as it was when Panthers forward Shawn Thornton returned to the TD Garden recently after playing seven seasons for the Bruins, including their Stanley Cup title run in 2011. But when Thornton steps on the ice at...
  • Preview: Panthers at Ducks; Sunday, 8 p.m.

    Panthers at Ducks When/where: 8 p.m., Honda Center, Anaheim TV: Fox Spors Florida; Radio: WQAM-560 Scouting report: The Panthers concluded a 1-2 homestand with a 4-3 shootout loss to the surging Islanders. Rookie D Aaron Ekblad scored his second goal...