For the first 45 minutes of their second-round series opener, the Edmonton Oilers showed they can match the Anaheim Ducks in a tight-checking, low-scoring grind of a playoff hockey game. When things got wild and frantic in the final minutes, the…GREG BEACHAM (AP Hockey Writer)
One nifty little flip by Vernon Fiddler provided a big lift for the Nashville Predators on a rough night. Fiddler scored with 5:05 left and P.K. Subban had a goal and two assists, powering Nashville to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game…NATE LATSCH (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto's Mike Babcock, Edmonton's Todd McLellan and Columbus' John Tortorella are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the NHL coach of the year.
Mats Zuccarello has worked hard to become a consistent scoring leader for the New York Rangers. Zuccarello then had a breakout season after that and has led the Rangers in scoring three of the last four years. ''He wasn't even a regular player my…VIN A. CHERWOO (AP Sports Writer)
The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins arrive at their latest showdown looking very much like they did a year ago. The Capitals added center Lars Eller and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk as a direct response to losing their second-round…BY STEPHEN WHYNO (AP Hockey Writer)