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  • 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…

  • Blackhawks recall defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from minors

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks recalled defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from the minors Friday, and coach Joel Quenneville did not rule him out for the Western Conference finals against Anaheim. Van Riemsdyk is coming…

  • 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) — A day after being introduced as the new coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock was back in Detroit, speaking with reporters in the Red Wings’ dressing room. In what was…

  • Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from going to NHL

    MOSCOW (AP) — Former Detroit Red Wings star Slava Fetisov has called for Russia to reintroduce Soviet-style restrictions to prevent promising young hockey players from moving to the NHL. Fetisov, who is now a senator…

  • NHL Calendar

    June 17 — Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals. June 26-27 — NHL draft, Sunrise, Fla. July 1 — Free agency begins.

  • Ducks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question. Any doubts he had about fatigue and his squad’s ability to bounce back after a disheartening loss in triple…

  • Blackhawks lose 2-1 to Ducks in Game 3 of Western finals

    CHICAGO (AP) — Five power plays. More than nine minutes with the man advantage. And no goals for the Chicago Blackhawks. Patrick Kane scored in the first period, but the Blackhawks were shut out the…

  • Ducks beat Blackhawks 2-1 in Game 3 of Western finals

    CHICAGO (AP) — Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim Ducks left that grueling Game 2 loss back in Anaheim. They brought their special teams to Chicago. Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power…

  • Ducks-Blackhawks Sum

    Anaheim 1 1 0—2 Chicago 1 0 0—1 First Period_1, Anaheim, Maroon 5 (Lindholm, Getzlaf), 12:55 (pp). 2, Chicago, Kane 8 (Richards, Hjalmarsson), 19:03. Second Period_3, Anaheim, Despres 1 (Getzlaf, Fowler), 19:05. Third Period_None. Shots…

  • Ducks-Blackhawks Sums

    Anaheim 1 1 0—2 Chicago 1 0 0—1 First Period_1, Anaheim, Maroon 5 (Lindholm, Getzlaf), 12:55 (pp). 2, Chicago, Kane 8 (Richards, Hjalmarsson), 19:03. Penalties_Perry, Ana (tripping), 5:39; Kesler, Ana (holding), 10:28; Hossa, Chi (holding),…

  • Versteeg active for Blackhawks in Game 3

    CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks forwards Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom were active for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, replacing Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen in a bit of surprise. Chicago is coming off…

  • Penguins GM: Dan Bylsma free to pursue any coaching job

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford tells The Associated Press that ex-coach Dan Bylsma is free to pursue any job opening, including one with the Buffalo Sabres. Rutherford made his comment…

  • Mike Babcock faces ‘massive challenge’ as Maple Leafs’ coach

    TORONTO (AP) — Brendan Shanahan’s first conversation with Mike Babcock about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ coaching position was more of a disclaimer than a sales pitch. The club president wanted Babcock to know how far…

  • Rangers lose 6-5 in overtime to Lightning

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning’s top players came up big — again. The New York Rangers’ Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis continued their postseason goal-scoring struggles. Nikita Kucherov scored 3:33 into…