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Defending champion Caps face 'Mr. Game 7' and the Hurricanes

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 4:41pm

Justin Williams doesn't lose in Game 7. Except that one time.

Vegas coach Gallant calls Sharks counterpart a 'clown'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 3:03pm

The animosity between Vegas and San Jose spilled over to the coaches before Game 7.

AP/CP survey: Players pan delay of game, goalie interference

Gemma Karstens-smith, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 12:19pm

NHL players love it, too.

Sabres' Zach Bogosian out 5-6 months after hip surgery

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 10:55am

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian will miss five-to-six months after his second hip operation in a little more than a year.

Bruins, Leafs go to Game 7 for 3rd straight playoff matchup

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 23rd - 1:13am

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy doesn't want to change too much heading into Game 7 of Boston's first-round series against Toronto, explaining that his players "are a bit like dogs."

Turnabout for Stars, Blues complete with 2nd-round showdown

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:53am

When first-year Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery called out his team over a "culture of mediocrity" in January, the St. Louis Blues weren't too far removed from having the worst record in the NHL.

Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 22nd - 11:33pm

With a chance to clinch a playoff series at home for the first time in 11 years, the Dallas Stars needed overtime again. They didn't need quite as many this time, and won't have to go back to Music City.

Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:23pm

The frustrations kept building in the third period for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, from a disallowed tying goal to the Capitals star being sent off for a late-game misconduct penalty in a game that had turned into a rout.

Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:19pm

John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games.

Hurricanes rally past Capitals 5-2, force Game 7

Joedy McCreary, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 22nd - 9:09pm

Justin Williams earned another chance to live up to his nickname.

Hertl lifts Sharks past Vegas 2-1 in 20T to force Game 7

W.g. Ramirez, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 21st - 11:24pm

After winning Game 5 at home to avoid elimination, Tomas Hertl vowed the San Jose Sharks would return to SAP Center for a seventh and decisive game in their opening round series with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Marchand helps Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-2 to force Game 7

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 21st - 6:17pm

Facing elimination, Boston didn't panic when it fell behind halfway through the first period. The Bruins kept their focus, quickly tied it and took the lead, and then held off the Toronto Maple Leafs to force a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.

Capitals' T.J. Oshie out of playoffs with broken clavicle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 10:59am

Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right clavicle.

Lamoriello, Trotz orchestrate Islanders' big turnaround

Vin A. Cherwoo, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 8:19am

Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz say they didn't know exactly what to expect from the New York Islanders this season.

Muzzin, Maple Leafs eye elimination of Bruins in Game 6

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 12:57am

Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin has extra motivation to beat Boston on Sunday and eliminate the Bruins in six games: It would mean some extra time to spend with his brand-new baby daughter.

Capitals rout Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 20th - 10:21pm

So much went right for the Washington Capitals that the chants from the crowd changed by the shift.

Stars push Predators to edge of elimination with 5-3 win

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 20th - 5:29pm

The young Dallas Stars have blossomed this postseason, and now their top line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov are showing just how much damage they can do together.

Canes' Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 after concussion

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 20th - 12:09pm

Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Monday after suffering a concussion in a fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earlier.

Long-suffering Duchene gives Blue Jackets playoff punch

Mitch Stacy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 1:19am

Matt Duchene is having a splendid time these days. It showed when he skated up to the glass to greet his wife, Ashley, and 3-month-old son Beau during warmups before the Columbus Blue Jackets won their third straight playoff game.