The Edmonton Oilers won the NHL draft lottery and the right to select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid with the top pick. The Oilers bucked the odds Saturday night after finishing 28th in the NHL standings. At 20 percent, the Buffalo Sabres…JOHN WAWROW (AP Hockey Writer)
There was no containing Vladimir Tarasenko this time around. Held to an assist without a shot in a deflating Game 1 loss, Tarasenko responded with his first career playoff hat trick, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday…R.B. FALLSTROM (AP Sports Writer)
The Tampa Bay Lightning flexed a little bit of muscle, then went to work on evening their NHL playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. Ben Bishop had 23 saves and Tyler Johnson scored two goals, one on them on a power play while two teammates…FRED GOODALL (AP Sports Writer)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Calgary coach Bob Hartley was fined $50,000 by the NHL on Saturday for his responsibility for a brawl late in the Flames' 4-1 loss in Vancouver on Friday night.
Chicago rookie Scott Darling will start in goal in place of Corey Crawford for the Blackhawks against the Nashville Predators in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said his decision was strictly…MATT CARLSON (Associated Press)