Saturday, April 18, 2015
The New York Rangers opened the NHL playoffs with a fourth straight postseason victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday, while Detroit and Minnesota both got victories on the road to start their campaigns.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Brock Nelson scored twice, Josh Bailey and Ryan Strome added goals, and Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves as the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Mark Reeds, an assistant coach for the playoff-bound Ottawa Senators and a former NHL player, died Tuesday. He was at 55. Reeds had been fighting cancer for more than a year, and the news came as a blow to a team already dealing with general manager Bryan Murray's cancer diagnosis.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Jamie Benn's brilliance was on full display, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators clinched playoff berths and the Boston Bruins kissed their chances goodbye on a thrilling last day of the regular NHL season.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
John Tavares broke a tie with his 37th goal of the season early in the third period and the New York Islanders pulled away to beat the reeling Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 on Friday night.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
St. Louis clinched the NHL Central Division title and home-ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2-1 win over Chicago on Friday, while reigning champion Los Angeles was eliminated from postseason contention.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Mike Green had a goal and an assist as Washington beat Detroit 2-1 in the NHL on Sunday, putting the Red Wings in an anxious spot as they try to extend their streak of postseason appearances.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Rick Nash scored his career-best 42nd goal, Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves and New York Rangers moved closer to securing home-ice advantage for the playoffs with a 6-1 victory Saturday over the New Jersey Devils.
Hall of Famer Elmer Lach, who was the oldest surviving NHL player, died Saturday morning at the age of 97.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Colorado kept its NHL playoff hopes mathematically alive with a 4-2 win at league-leading Anaheim on Friday, with Matt Duchene scoring the go-ahead goal on a breakaway midway through the third period.