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  • Lightning routed 7-3 by Rangers in Game 6

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lightning goalie Ben Bishop admitted that he really doesn’t want to watch the tape of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. Who could blame him? Derick Brassard had a hat…

  • Brassard, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Lightning 7-3

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the New York Rangers. The star goalie stopped 36 shots and Derick Brassard had a hat trick for the Presidents’…

  • Rangers-Lightning Sums

    N.Y. Rangers 2 0 5—7 Tampa Bay 1 0 2—3 First Period_1, N.Y. Rangers, Brassard 7 (Miller, D.Boyle), 3:36. 2, N.Y. Rangers, Yandle 2 (Brassard, Nash), 15:30. 3, Tampa Bay, Callahan 1 (Stralman, Bishop), 17:20…

  • Ducks Ds causing problems for Blackhawks

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anaheim stars Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler are drawing a lot of attention in the Western Conference finals. When the Ducks’ defensemen join the attack, it presents a big problem…

  • Blues retain Ken Hitchcock as coach for another season

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — After careful deliberation, the St. Louis Blues are sticking with veteran coach Ken Hitchcock for another season. The Blues and Hitchcock on Tuesday announced a one-year contract. Financial terms were not…

  • Blues retain Ken Hitchcock as coach for another season

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are sticking with veteran coach Ken Hitchcock for another season. The Blues and Hitchcock on Tuesday announced a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hitchcock took…

  • LEADING OFF: Reds skid, Texas rolls, Bradley aims to rebound

    A look at what’s happening all around the major leagues today: ___ REELING REDS Cincinnati will try to break its nine-game losing streak when rookie Michael Lorenzen starts vs. the visiting Rockies. The Reds’ skid…

  • Toews gets 2 to force OT, but Hawks drop Game 5 to Ducks 5-4

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Jonathan Toews scored twice in the final seconds to force overtime in Game 5, the Western Conference finals appeared to be bending under the weight of the Chicago Blackhawks’ famed…

  • Beleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago 5-4 in wild Game 5

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks stumbled back to their dressing room after regulation in disbelief. Jonathan Toews had just scored two improbable goals in 72 seconds, and Game 5 of the Western Conference…

  • Stamkos, Lightning on verge of spot in Stanley Cup finals

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos knows what it’s like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup finals and wind up not playing on the NHL’s biggest stage. It happened to the Tampa…

  • 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…