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  • NHL Calendar

    May 31-June 6 — Pre-draft rookie combine, Buffalo, N.Y. June 17 — Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals. June 24 — NHL Awards, Las Vegas. June 26-27 — NHL draft, Sunrise, Fla. July 1…

  • Rangers once again facing elimination, been there, done that

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers will need another comeback to keep their Stanley Cup drive alive. They again find themselves on the brink of elimination after Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s…

  • Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of…

  • Lightning-Rangers Sum

    Tampa Bay 0 2 0—2 N.Y. Rangers 0 0 0—0 First Period_None. Second Period_1, Tampa Bay, Filppula 3 (Stamkos, Stralman), 13:29. 2, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 7 (Palat, Kucherov), 18:22 (pp). Third Period_None. Shots on Goal_Tampa…

  • Lightning-Rangers Sums

    Tampa Bay 0 2 0—2 N.Y. Rangers 0 0 0—0 First Period_None. Penalties_Tampa Bay bench, served by Kucherov (too many men), 4:37; Staal, NYR (interference), 7:23; Johnson, TB (slashing), 15:01. Second Period_1, Tampa Bay, Filppula…

  • Ducks must shake off OT loss to Hawks before pivotal Game 5

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After 17 grueling periods crammed into just four games, the Anaheim Ducks have no doubt they can play at hockey’s highest level with the Chicago Blackhawks. Heading into a pivotal Game…

  • Blackhawks stay patient and perfect in postseason overtime

    CHICAGO (AP) — One lucky bounce. It might not sound like much of a strategy for playing sudden-death hockey, but patience has kept the Chicago Blackhawks perfect in overtime this postseason. They’ve now gone into…

  • Ducks lose 5-4 to Blackhawks in Game 4 of Western final

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks keep swinging away against the Chicago Blackhawks. They are hoping their depth pays off in the final stretch of the Western Conference finals. Ryan Kesler, Corey Perry and Matt…

  • Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in Game 4 of Western final

    CHICAGO (AP) — Antoine Vermette turned a huge disappointment into a moment of pure joy. That is how it goes for the Chicago Blackhawks when the playoffs go to overtime. Vermette scored at 5:37 of…

  • 2015 Playoff Overtime Goals

    First Round April 15 — Chicago 4, Nashville 3, 2OT, Duncan Keith, 7:49. April 17 — Montreal 3, Ottawa 2, OT, Alex Galchenyuk, 3:40. April 19 — N.Y. Islanders 2, Washington 1, OT, John Tavares,…

  • Lightning’s Ben Bishop on spot after giving up 10 goals

    NEW YORK (AP) — Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning. If it sounds…

  • Lightning stymied by Lundqvist in 5-1 loss to Rangers

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning tested Henrik Lundqvist again — and this time the New York Rangers goalie passed with high marks. Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances…

  • Lundqvist stands tall, Rangers beat Lightning 5-1 in Game 4

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist and a couple of other old standbys picked a nice time to reassert themselves for the New York Rangers. New York’s star goalie reverted to his reliable ways after…

  • Battle in front of nets key to reaching Stanley Cup final

    CHICAGO (AP) — The NHL’s hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. You have to fight to get there, and it is quite difficult to stay in…

  • Babcock bids emotional farewell in Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — Mike Babcock stood at the front of the familiar dressing room at Joe Louis Arena, this time for something of a farewell address. He became choked up after about a minute of…