The Nashville Predators frustrated Joe Pavelski and San Jose's top line for much of the night, forcing turnovers, blocking shots and limiting chances. Pavelski scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:40 left in regulation and Martin Jones stopped 37…JOSH DUBOW (AP Sports Writer)
David Backes gave the St. Louis Blues a big gift on his 32nd birthday, with another overtime goal to go home even. What a serenade of ''Happy Birthday'' for the Blues captain from his teammates after Backes scored off a rebound during a power play…STEPHEN HAWKINS (AP Sports Writer)
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik was suspended three games for his late hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta. Orpik hit Maatta in the head after the puck was gone four minutes into Game 2 Saturday and was given a…STEPHEN WHYNO (AP Sports Writer)
The number of hits the Washington Capitals have tried to level on Pittsburgh Penguins through two contentious games in the Eastern Conference semifinals is not a surprise. Brooks Orpik's elbow to Olli Maatta's chin early in Game 2 ended with Maatta…WILL GRAVES (AP Sports Writer)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The stray cat that ran on the ice before San Jose's second-round series opener now has a name but is still looking for a permanent home.