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  • 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…

  • Holtby’s shutout, Beagle’s goal lift Caps over Rangers 1-0

    Holtby made 30 saves for his second career playoff shutout and Jay Beagle took advantage of a fortuitous bounce to score his first goal of this postseason, giving the Capitals a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night for a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

  • Rangers-Capitals Sums

    N.Y. Rangers 0 0 0—0 Washington 0 1 0—1 First Period_None. Penalties_Yandle, NYR (tripping), 8:37; Brassard, NYR (holding), 13:00. Second Period_1, Washington, Beagle 1 (Burakovsky, Brouwer), 7:31. Penalties_Alzner, Was (delay of game), :13. Third Period_None.…

  • Rangers-Capitals Sum

    N.Y. Rangers 0 0 0—0 Washington 0 1 0—1 First Period_None. Second Period_1, Washington, Beagle 1 (Burakovsky, Brouwer), 7:31. Third Period_None. Shots on Goal_N.Y. Rangers 11-9-10_30. Washington 7-8-7_22. Goalies_N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist. Washington, Holtby. A_18,506 (18,506).…

  • 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…

  • 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…