San Jose clinched a place in the NHL playoffs by beating Los Angles 5-2 on Monday, returning to the postseason after its run of 10 straight appearances ended last year.
Hilary Knight had two goals and Brianna Decker scored the winner to help the United States begin its title defense at the women's world hockey championship with a 3-1 victory over Canada on Monday night.
Chicago clinched its eighth straight playoff berth with a 3-2 win at slumping Vancouver on Sunday, with Andrew Ladd scoring the go-ahead goal with 2:27 left.
Jake Allen made 32 saves with regular starter Brian Elliott back home resting as the St. Louis Blues beat the NHL-leading Washington Capitals 4-0 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive shutout.
John Carlson scored at 2:17 of overtime and Braden Holtby made 22 saves as the Washington Capitals inched closer to the Presidents' Trophy with a 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils in the NHL on Friday.
Roberto Luongo made 34 saves, and Jussi Jokinen and Vincent Trocheck each scored a goal and added an assist to lift the Florida Panthers into first place in the Atlantic Division with a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday.
Keith Yandle set up two first-period power-play goals and Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves as the New York Rangers beat Boston 5-2 on Wednesday night, sending the Bruins to a season-high fourth straight loss.
Brandon Manning's first NHL goal midway through the second period snapped a tie and powered the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the New York Islanders on Monday night.
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.