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  • Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has hip surgery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season. The Capitals say the arthroscopic procedure was done Wednesday. The club adds…

  • AP source: Ex-Penguins coach Bylsma meet again with Sabres

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the discussions says former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma is meeting with the Buffalo Sabres for a second straight day regarding their coaching vacancy. The person spoke…

  • NHL Calendar

    May 31-June 6 — Pre-draft rookie combine, Buffalo, N.Y. June 17 — Last possible day for Stanley Cup Final. June 24 — NHL Awards, Las Vegas. June 26-27 — NHL draft, Sunrise, Fla. July 1…

  • Ducks lose 5-2 to Blackhawks, head home for Game 7

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said he saw something in his team in the second period for the first time in the playoffs. It wasn’t good, either. The Ducks allowed three goals…

  • Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals

    CHICAGO (AP) — It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going. Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago…

  • AP Source: Sabres interview ex-Penguins coach Dan Bylsma

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma’s interview for the Buffalo Sabres’ vacancy extended into Wednesday night, though a deal had not been reached. A person familiar with the discussions told The…

  • Ducks-Blackhawks Sums

    Anaheim 0 1 1—2 Chicago 0 3 2—5 First Period_None. Penalties_Chicago bench, served by Teravainen (too many men), 1:59; Perry, Ana (hooking), 7:06. Second Period_1, Chicago, Saad 5 (Kane, Keith), 8:23. 2, Chicago, Hossa 3…

  • Ducks-Blackhawks Sum

    Anaheim 0 1 1—2 Chicago 0 3 2—5 First Period_None. Second Period_1, Chicago, Saad 5 (Kane, Keith), 8:23. 2, Chicago, Hossa 3 (Keith, Richards), 10:41. 3, Chicago, Kane 10 (Keith), 12:08. 4, Anaheim, Maroon 7…

  • Ducks-Blackhawks Sum

    Anaheim 0 1 1—2 Chicago 0 3 2—5 First Period_None. Second Period_1, Chicago, Saad 5 (Kane, Keith), 8:23. 2, Chicago, Hossa 3 (Keith, Richards), 10:41. 3, Chicago, Kane 10 (Keith), 12:08. 4, Anaheim, Maroon 7…

  • Ducks-Blackhawks Sums

    Anaheim 0 1 1—2 Chicago 0 3 2—5 First Period_None. Penalties_Chicago bench, served by Teravainen (too many men), 1:59; Perry, Ana (hooking), 7:06. Second Period_1, Chicago, Saad 5 (Kane, Keith), 8:23. 2, Chicago, Hossa 3…

  • Blackhawks bench D Kimmo Timonen for Game 6

    CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks defenseman Kimmo Timonen is inactive for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against Anaheim. Chicago acquired the 40-year-old Timonen in a trade with Philadelphia in February, but he has struggled…

  • Lightning and Rangers headed to Game 7 in wild series

    NEW YORK (AP) — Six games into the Eastern Conference finals, the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning have taught hockey fans to expect the unexpected. Two of the league’s best offensive teams, they’ve…

  • AP Source: Sharks to hire Peter DeBoer as head coach

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks will hire former New Jersey and Florida coach Peter DeBoer to replace the departed Todd McLellan. A person familiar with the search said Wednesday that DeBoer…

  • 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’…