Monday, May 18, 2015
Four final-period goals propelled defending champion Russia past the United States 4-0 in the semifinals of the ice hockey world championship on Saturday and set up a final with Canada.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Nikita Kucherov scored two goals and set up another as the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the NHL Eastern Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
The New York Rangers were less than two minutes away from seeing their season end before coming up with two goals to beat Washington 2-1 in overtime on Friday and stay alive in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.
The United States rebounded from a loss to Belarus with a 1-0 victory over Denmark at the ice hockey world championship on Friday to stay on course for a spot in the quarterfinals.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Chicago withstood a last-gasp flurry from Minnesota to win 4-3 at the Wild on Thursday and complete a 4-0 series sweep, becoming the first team through to the final four of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Slovakia struck late to overcome Slovenia 3-1 for its third victory at the ice hockey world championship and France ended a two-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Austria on Tuesday.
Chicago held on for a 1-0 win at Minnesota on Tuesday that pushed the Wild to the brink of elimination from the NHL playoffs, while Calgary avoided the same predicament by beating Anaheim in overtime.
Monday, May 4, 2015
The New York Rangers needed to bounce back after a tough loss to the Washington Capitals. Chris Kreider didn't need long to get them going.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Canada showed its attacking power with a 6-1 victory over Latvia on Friday in the first game of the world hockey championship, while the United States beat 2014 runner-up Finland 5-1.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Washington's Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Capitals a valuable 2-1 road victory at the New York Rangers on Thursday as the second round of the playoffs began with two contrasting games.