Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks used a three-goal second period to beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 on Sunday for a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Marian Hossa had two assists and Scott Darling…JAY COHEN (AP Sports Writer)
John Tavares can be excused if the Islanders captain doesn't recall the previous time New York won a playoff game in overtime. ''I was only 3 years old then,'' Tavares said, when informed it's been 22 years since that happened. After winning the…JOHN WAWROW (AP Hockey Writer)
Veteran goalie Craig Anderson will start over Andrew Hammond for the Ottawa Senators in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against Montreal on Sunday. Coach Dave Cameron called it a ''coach's decision'' to put in Anderson as the…
KAZAN, Russia (AP) -- Ilya Kovalchuk led SKA St. Petersburg to its first Kontinental Hockey League title on Sunday as the team clinched a 4-1 series victory over Ak Bars Kazan.
Although Jakob Silfverberg and the Anaheim Ducks realize they probably should stop waiting to win games in the third period, they've thrived on dramatic escapes and last-minute heroics all season. In each of their first two playoff games, they fell…GREG BEACHAM (AP Hockey Writer)