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  • Kane, Crawford settle back into form for surging Blackhawks

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The original prognosis for Patrick Kane’s surgically repaired collarbone dictated his return for some point during the Western Conference finals, if the Chicago Blackhawks were to advance that far. The…

  • Are bungled VA claims systemic? Senators want agency review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Troubled by delays in handling veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday urged a wide-scale, independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting…

  • 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.

  • Less ‘panic’ helps Capitals in 1-goal games against Rangers

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green thinks his team is better equipped now to handle tight, low-scoring games than it used to be. Which is a good thing, because their opponent in…

  • Backlund’s OT goal lifts Flames over Ducks 4-3

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mikael Backlund didn’t need to see the biggest goal of his NHL career go in. The crowd and the rest of the Calgary Flames told him he’d scored the winner. Backlund…

  • Ducks-Flames Sum

    Anaheim 2 1 0 0—3 Calgary 1 1 1 1—4 First Period_1, Calgary, Bollig 2 (Raymond, Granlund), 2:07. 2, Anaheim, Maroon 3 (Getzlaf, Vatanen), 6:57. 3, Anaheim, Perry 6 (Despres, Getzlaf), 14:10. Second Period_4, Calgary,…

  • Ducks-Flames Sums

    Anaheim 2 1 0 0—3 Calgary 1 1 1 1—4 First Period_1, Calgary, Bollig 2 (Raymond, Granlund), 2:07. 2, Anaheim, Maroon 3 (Getzlaf, Vatanen), 6:57. 3, Anaheim, Perry 6 (Despres, Getzlaf), 14:10. Penalties_Stoner, Ana (interference),…

  • Kane, Crawford carry Blackhawks past Wild 1-0 for 3-0 lead

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Patrick Kane has been playing like he never left. Corey Crawford has resolutely rebounded from being benched. The Chicago Blackhawks have only begun to rev up their game, and the…

  • 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,…

  • Blackhawks-Wild Sum

    Chicago 1 0 0—1 Minnesota 0 0 0—0 First Period_1, Chicago, Kane 6 (Shaw, Sharp), 14:06 (pp). Second Period_None. Third Period_None. Shots on Goal_Chicago 9-9-4_22. Minnesota 8-12-10_30. Goalies_Chicago, Crawford. Minnesota, Dubnyk. A_19,349 (17,954). T_2:29.

  • Blackhawks-Wild Sums

    Chicago 1 0 0—1 Minnesota 0 0 0—0 First Period_1, Chicago, Kane 6 (Shaw, Sharp), 14:06 (pp). Penalties_Vermette, Chi (tripping), 7:42; Spurgeon, Min (tripping), 13:09. Second Period_None. Penalties_Bickell, Chi (interference), 12:00. Third Period_None. Penalties_Chicago bench,…

  • Power outage forces restoration of ice for Blackhawks-Wild

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An overnight power outage in downtown St. Paul created a challenge for the maintenance crew at Xcel Energy Center before Game 3 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild. Without…

  • Canadiens’ Brandon Prust apologizes to ref, is fined $5,000

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for comments he made to referee Brad Watson following Game 2. Prust, who was fined Tuesday, also apologized to…

  • Less ‘panic’ helps Capitals in 1-goal games against Rangers

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green thinks his team is better equipped now to handle tight, low-scoring games than it used to be. Which is a good thing, because their opponent in…

  • 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…