After a more than a decade-long playoff drought in Edmonton, the Oilers are in no hurry to leave the NHL's postseason party. Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the Oilers advanced…JOSH DUBOW (AP Sports Writer)
With his team trailing after a lackluster effort in the first 20 minutes, Mats Zuccarello came through in the second period to help the New York Rangers get a big series-clinching win. Zuccarello scored twice and the Rangers beat the Montreal…VIN A. CHERWOO (AP Sports Writer)
With goalie Jake Allen as their guide and coach Mike Yeo on their side, though, the Blues sure had the right formula for beating the Wild in the playoffs. Magnus Paajarvi scored at the 9:42 mark in overtime, giving the Blues a 4-3 victory on…DAVE CAMPBELL (AP Sports Writer)
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal has left Game 5 of the playoff series against St. Louis following a head-first crash into the boards.
Coach Joel Quenneville will be back next season. Everything else is on the table for the Chicago Blackhawks. General manager Stan Bowman is promising changes after Chicago was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight…JAY COHEN (AP Sports Writer)