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No. 1 Star: Jiri Hudler, Calgary Flames The Flames forward was a dynamo against the Canucks in Calgary’s 7-4 come-from-behind series clinching win. He scored two goals and added two assists to help Calgary make the second round of the playoffs for the f…Share Tweet
yahoo.com 4 hours agoJust as everyone predicted, Karri Ramo was the change the Calgary Flames needed to push them over the edge and into the second round. Wait. What? Just 7:32 into the game, Bob Hartley made a decision. A decision that could have very easily blown up in hi…Share Tweet
WHL Roundup: Winterhawks down Rockets in Game 2 to even series 1-1NHL.com 5 hours agoKELOWNA, B.C. - Adin Hill stopped 38 shots as the Portland Winterhawks took Game 2 from the host Kelowna Rockets 3-2 on Saturday in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference final. The best-of-seven series is now tied at a game apiece. G...Share Tweet
Duncan Keith daggers Predators to clinch first round seriesyahoo.com 5 hours agoThe story of Chicago’s series win over Nashville was simple. The Blackhawks had Duncan Keith and the Predators didn't. In the series, Keith, a former Norris Trophy winner, put on a virtuoso performance. He notched two game-winners – one in overtime in G…Share TweetThe story of Chicago’s series win over Nashville was simple. The Blackhawks have Duncan Keith and the Predators don’t. In the series, Keith, a former Norris Trophy winner, put on a virtuoso performance. He notched two game-winners – one in overtime in G…Share TweetNHL.com 8 hours agoThe Calgary Flames changed goaltenders in the first period of Game 6 of their Western Conference First Round series Saturday, replacing Jonas Hiller with backup Karri Ramo after the Vancouver Canucks scored on two of their first three shots. Br...Share TweetUNIONDALE, N.Y. - Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders captain John Tavares had a goal and...Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. - Petr Mrazek stopped 28 shots and the Detroit Red Wings rebounded from a disappointing loss to shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Saturday night and take a 3-2 lead in the first-round NHL playoff series. Riley Sheahan, Drew...Share Tweet
QMJHL Roundup: Remparts edge Wildcats 4-3 to take 2-0 series leadNHL.com 9 hours agoMONCTON, N.B. - Guillaume Gauthier scored the eventual winner as the Quebec Remparts edged the host Moncton Wildcats 4-3 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League semifinal action. Gauthier broke a 3-3 deadlock at 14:23 of the third pe...Share Tweet
Leivo leads Toronto Marlies in Game 1 playoff win over Grand Rapids GriffinsNHL.com 9 hours agoTORONTO - Josh Leivo had a goal and three assists as the Toronto Marlies opened their American Hockey League first-round playoff series with a 7-4 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday. It's the first time the 21-year-old winger ...Share TweetUNIONDALE, N.Y. - Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders captain John Tavares had a goal and...Share TweetNHL.com 14 hours agoGeneral manager Jim Rutherford and coach Mike Johnston will return for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2015-16, CEO David Morehouse told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Saturday. The Penguins did not secure a place in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs ...Share Tweet
Canada to play for bronze at U18 tourney after dropping semifinal to AmericansNHL.com 18 hours agoZUG, Switzerland - Canada will have to settle for an appearance in the bronze-medal game at the world under-18 hockey championship after dropping a 7-2 decision to the United States in semifinal play Saturday at the Bossard Arena. The America...Share TweetNo. 1 Star: Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild The Minnesota goalie had yet another great bounce-back game, stopping 36 shots in the Wild’s 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 5. He made 19 saves in the third period alone. No. 2 Star: Carl Hagelin, New Y…Share Tweet
Stanley Cup Playoffs notebook: Friday, April 24FRIDAY'S RESULTS Ottawa 5, MONTREAL 1 – MTL leads 3-2 NY RANGERS 2, Pittsburgh 1 (OT) – NYR wins series 4-1 Minnesota 4, ST. LOUIS 1 – MIN leads 3-2 HAGELIN'S OT GOAL LIFTS RANGERS INTO SECOND ROUND Carl Hagelin scored at 10:52 of overtime ...Share Tweet
WHL Roundup: Quenneville leads Wheat Kings to victory in Game 1 of East finalBRANDON, Man. - John Quenneville scored twice and tacked on three assists as the Brandon Wheat Kings toppled the Calgary Hitmen 9-4 on Friday in Game 1 of the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference final. Braylon Schmyr added a pair of go...Share Tweet
Nino Niederreiter scores go-ahead goal, Wild beat Blues 4-1 to take 3-2 series leadST. LOUIS - Devan Dubnyk had a strong bounce-back effort in goal and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series. After allowing six goals in two periods in a...Share Tweet
Elevated Plays Of The WeekMar 20Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including ESPN analyst Linda Cohn trying out for the Florida Panthers.
Ducks Edge Avs In OvertimeMar 20Corey Perry's overtime goal lifted the Ducks past the Avs 3-2.
Bernier Scores Twice In Devils' WinMar 20Steve Bernier scored his 100th career goal in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Sabres.
Lightning Strike Red WingsMar 20The Lighting topped the Red Wings 3-1 for their second straight win.
Mario Hezonja of FC Barcelona to declare for the NBA draftApr 23FC Barcelona wing Mario Hezonja will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent Arn Tellem told ESPN.com.
James Blackmon Jr. to return to Indiana Hoosiers, bypass NBA draftApr 23Indiana Hoosiers freshman James Blackmon Jr. will return to school instead of entering the NBA draft.
Hardy’s New Bench TrialApr 23The new NFL was on display Wednesday afternoon when it suspended Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy for the first 10 games of 2015 season, without pay, for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill his former girlfriend in May 2014. Though a judge foun…
Buckeyes freshman D'Angelo Russell declares for NBA draftApr 22"I believe I am ready because my approach was to unpack my bags, get committed to winning and listening to the coaches -- as opposed to coming in and ...