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  • Shero hired as New Jersey Devils’ general manager

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After a 28-year run, Lou Lamoriello is stepping down as the New Jersey Devils general manager and handing the job to Ray Shero. The 72-year-old Lamoriello announced the change Monday, noting…

  • Blackhawks, Ducks could take 3-0 series strangleholds

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks appear to be steamrolling toward a meeting in the Western Conference finals, they’re only halfway there. The Minnesota Wild and the Calgary Flames…

  • NHL Calendar

    May 1-17 — IIHF World Championship, Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic. June 17 — Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals. June 26-27 — NHL draft, Sunrise, Fla. July 1 — Free agency begins.

  • Ovechkin can still dazzle amid tight-checking postseason

    Even in defeat, Alexander Ovechkin produced the goal of the weekend, squeezing through two opposing players and falling to his stomach while whipping a wrist shot past New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist. “They took as…

  • Ducks top Flames 3-0 in Game 2, stay unbeaten in playoffs

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Six games deep in the Stanley Cup playoffs, nobody has been able to beat the Anaheim Ducks. Although the Flames kept it uncomfortably close for 50 minutes Sunday night, Frederik Andersen…

  • Flames-Ducks Sums

    Calgary 0 0 0—0 Anaheim 1 0 2—3 First Period_1, Anaheim, Beleskey 2 (Kesler, Silfverberg), 7:27. Penalties_Engelland, Cal (roughing), 8:39; Hudler, Cal (holding), 15:30; Lindholm, Ana (tripping), 16:20. Second Period_None. Penalties_Lindholm, Ana (interference), :39; Monahan,…

  • Flames-Ducks Sum

    Calgary 0 0 0—0 Anaheim 1 0 2—3 First Period_1, Anaheim, Beleskey 2 (Kesler, Silfverberg), 7:27. Second Period_None. Third Period_2, Anaheim, Lindholm 1 (Perry, Getzlaf), 11:15. 3, Anaheim, Thompson 1 (Perry, Getzlaf), 17:44 (en). Shots…

  • Kane leads Blackhawks past Wild 4-1

    CHICAGO (AP) — No. 101 went like so many of the first 100 playoff games for Patrick Kane. A perfect shot at a key moment, another big play at the very end, and a victory…

  • Canadiens’ Prust says ref Brad Watson insulted him

    MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal forward Brandon Prust said referee Brad Watson insulted him repeatedly in the first period after a roughing penalty in the Canadiens’ 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday night. “I thought…

  • Wild-Blackhawks Sums

    Minnesota 0 0 1—1 Chicago 0 2 2—4 First Period_None. Penalties_Vanek, Min (goaltender interference), 9:22. Second Period_1, Chicago, Toews 4 (Hossa), 12:28 (sh). 2, Chicago, Kane 4 (Keith), 19:40. Penalties_Shaw, Chi (cross-checking), 10:45; Rozsival, Chi…

  • Wild-Blackhawks Sum

    Minnesota 0 0 1—1 Chicago 0 2 2—4 First Period_None. Second Period_1, Chicago, Toews 4 (Hossa), 12:28 (sh). 2, Chicago, Kane 4 (Keith), 19:40. Third Period_3, Minnesota, Dumba 2 (Suter, Dubnyk), 1:20 (pp). 4, Chicago,…

  • Lightning beat Canadiens 6-2 to take 2-0 series lead

    MONTREAL (AP) — Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos ended his scoring drought and the Lightning’s power-play came to life with four goals — at the expense of the reeling Montreal Canadiens. Stamkos scored his first…

  • Lightning-Canadiens Sum

    Tampa Bay 1 3 2—6 Montreal 1 0 1—2 First Period_1, Montreal, Petry 1 (Mitchell, Prust), 7:20. 2, Tampa Bay, Filppula 2 (Hedman, Killorn), 19:36 (pp). Second Period_3, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 1 (Garrison, Coburn), 8:06.…

  • Lightning-Canadiens Sums

    Tampa Bay 1 3 2—6 Montreal 1 0 1—2 First Period_1, Montreal, Petry 1 (Mitchell, Prust), 7:20. 2, Tampa Bay, Filppula 2 (Hedman, Killorn), 19:36 (pp). Penalties_Carle, TB (roughing), 1:13; Prust, Mon (roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct),…

  • Ovechkin can still dazzle amid tight-checking postseason

    Even in defeat, Alexander Ovechkin produced the goal of the weekend, squeezing through two opposing players and falling to his stomach while whipping a wrist shot past New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist. “They took as…