The Pittsburgh Penguins used stifling defense and relentless forechecking Saturday to defeat Philadelphia 4-1 in a match-up between two teams chasing one of the final Eastern Conference playoff spots in the NHL.
Sidney Crosby scored a pair of highlight-reel goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.
Brad Richards tied the game with 31.8 seconds left in the third period, and then Darren Helm scored in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday.
Dallas regained the lead of the NHL Western Conference by beating rival Chicago 5-2 on Friday, with Jason Spezza scoring in his fifth straight game and a couple of teammates breaking long scoring droughts.
Carolina's Phillip Di Giuseppe scored on a contentious rebound in overtime to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 win at Boston on Thursday, with the single point for the Bruins being enough to give them the outright lead in the tight NHL Atlantic Division.
Yahoo said Thursday it reached a deal with the National Hockey League to stream hockey games online for free with no subscription required.
Los Angeles' Jeff Carter scored the overtime winner to salvage a 4-3 win for the Kings against Washington on Wednesday after having blown a three-goal lead in the third period of regulation time.
Jeff Carter scored twice in the third period to get his 300th career goal after Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar scored less than 2 minutes apart in the second period to lift the Los Angeles Kings over the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 on Monday night.
Washington's Matt Niskanen scored in overtime to give the NHL's top team a 2-1 win at Boston on Saturday, frustrating the Bruins ambitions to get to the top of the Atlantic Division.
New York's Finnish goaltender Antti Raanta made 32 saves while subbing for the injured Henrik Lundqvist and helped the Rangers win 3-2 at Washington on Friday in a clash of the top teams in the NHL's Eastern Conference.