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  • Buffalo beats Arizona 4-1 in battle of NHL’s worst teams

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres cranked up the music and laughed in the locker room. When the music got turned down, someone sneaked over and spun the dial back up, leading to even…

  • Flames use big 2nd period to beat host Stars 5-3

    DALLAS (AP) — Jiri Hudler is having the best season of his 10-year career, and the Calgary Flames forward is savvy enough to know that it doesn’t hurt to be a little lucky. Hudler deflected…

  • Schultz, Bachman help Oilers to 4-1 win over Avs

    DENVER (AP) — In the midst of a tough season, the Edmonton Oilers are finishing strong. The Colorado Avalanche? Well, they dropped a game they could ill afford to lose. Defenseman Justin Schultz broke a…

  • NHL Capsules

    MONTREAL (AP) — Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop had two assists, Vladislav Namestnikov scored two goals, and the Lightning clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth with a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday…

  • Sabres-Coyotes Sum

    Buffalo 0 2 2—4 Arizona 1 0 0—1 First Period_1, Arizona, Murphy 4 (Gagner, Dahlbeck), 1:17. Second Period_2, Buffalo, Meszaros 6 (Benoit, Grigorenko), 4:27 (pp). 3, Buffalo, Meszaros 7 (Deslauriers, Dalpe), 13:36. Third Period_4, Buffalo,…

  • Sabres-Coyotes Sums

    Buffalo 0 2 2—4 Arizona 1 0 0—1 First Period_1, Arizona, Murphy 4 (Gagner, Dahlbeck), 1:17. Penalties_None. Second Period_2, Buffalo, Meszaros 6 (Benoit, Grigorenko), 4:27 (pp). 3, Buffalo, Meszaros 7 (Deslauriers, Dalpe), 13:36. Penalties_Szwarz, Ari…

  • Blackhawks get big 4-1 victory over Kings

    CHICAGO (AP) — One dramatic victory in Winnipeg turned into a convincing win in Chicago. A little momentum for the Blackhawks traveled a long way. Defensemen Duncan Keith and Niklas Hjalmarsson scored 1:04 apart in…

  • Lightning clinch playoff berth with 5-3 win at Montreal

    MONTREAL (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning owned the Montreal Canadiens all season. Despite being depleted by injuries, the Lightning completed a five-game, season-series sweep of Montreal with a 5-3 victory on Monday night. Lightning…

  • Vrbata, Lack strong in Canucks’ 4-1 win over Blues

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — As usual, the Vancouver Canucks were strong on the road. The St. Louis Blues didn’t put up much of a fight. Radim Vrbata had a goal and assist, and Eddie Lack…

  • Dayton makes statement in loss to top-ranked UConn

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After a strong start, Dayton eventually fell short against UConn on Monday. But the Flyers made a statement about the trajectory of their women’s basketball program and got the attention of…

  • Oilers-Avalanche Sum

    Edmonton 1 1 2—4 Colorado 1 0 0—1 First Period_1, Edmonton, Davidson 1 (Lander, Miller), 4:49. 2, Colorado, O’Reilly 15 (Tanguay, Guenin), 13:18. Second Period_3, Edmonton, Schultz 6 (Purcell), 15:28. Third Period_4, Edmonton, Nikitin 4…

  • Oilers-Avalanche Sums

    Edmonton 1 1 2—4 Colorado 1 0 0—1 First Period_1, Edmonton, Davidson 1 (Lander, Miller), 4:49. 2, Colorado, O’Reilly 15 (Tanguay, Guenin), 13:18. Penalties_None. Second Period_3, Edmonton, Schultz 6 (Purcell), 15:28. Penalties_Klinkhammer, Edm (hooking), 6:40.…

  • Flames-Stars Sums

    Calgary 1 3 1—5 Dallas 2 0 1—3 First Period_1, Dallas, Spezza 17 (Eaves, Daley), :40. 2, Calgary, Wideman 14 (Gaudreau, Colborne), 9:34 (pp). 3, Dallas, Seguin 35 (Ja.Benn, Spezza), 19:26 (pp). Penalties_McKenzie, Dal (tripping),…

  • Flames-Stars Sum

    Calgary 1 3 1—5 Dallas 2 0 1—3 First Period_1, Dallas, Spezza 17 (Eaves, Daley), :40. 2, Calgary, Wideman 14 (Gaudreau, Colborne), 9:34 (pp). 3, Dallas, Seguin 35 (Ja.Benn, Spezza), 19:26 (pp). Second Period_4, Calgary,…

  • Kings-Blackhawks Sums

    Los Angeles 1 0 0—1 Chicago 1 2 1—4 First Period_1, Chicago, Bickell 13 (Saad, Shaw), 5:31. 2, Los Angeles, Muzzin 9 (Lewis, Shore), 19:28. Penalties_Regehr, LA (hooking), 13:35. Second Period_3, Chicago, Keith 9 (Hossa,…