posted: 04/29/2016 1:50 a.m.
T.J. Oshie completed a hat trick in overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday in a classic start to the highly anticipated second-round playoff series between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.
posted: 04/28/2016 2:25 a.m.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The preseason pick by many to play for the Stanley Cup and even pass the silver chalice never got within shouting distance of it, trudging dejectedly off the ice just like previous versions did.
posted: 04/28/2016 1 a.m.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Shane Prince scored twice during a three-goal first period and John Tavares had a goal and an assist in the New York Islanders' 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.
posted: 04/26/2016 2:31 a.m.
ST. LOUIS -- Troy Brouwer tapped in his own rebound to snap a third-period tie and the St. Louis Blues advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in four seasons, eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 7 of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinals series Monday night.
posted: 04/26/2016 1 a.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — James Neal scored the winning goal late in the second period, and the Nashville Predators held on to beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday night and force the first Game 7 in franchise history.
posted: 04/25/2016 2:59 a.m.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Dallas Stars were cruising into the second round, dominating their slumbering opponent, when the Minnesota Wild jolted awake.
posted: 04/24/2016 2:16 a.m.
PITTSBURGH -- Mike Sullivan was right. The past is the past for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
posted: 04/23/2016 1:53 a.m.
DALLAS -- Mikko Koivu redirected Ryan Suter's shot from the left point 4:55 into overtime and the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series.
posted: 04/23/2016 1 a.m.
Michal Neuvirth made a playoff career-high 44 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 5 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series.
posted: 04/22/2016 2:34 a.m.
NEW YORK — Evgeni Malkin scored two goals and set up two others and the Pittsburgh Penguins pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with a 5-0 victory Thursday night.
posted: 04/21/2016 2:20 a.m.
PHILADELPHIA -- Michal Neuvirth stopped 31 shots in his first start of the playoff series, helping the Philadelphia Flyers stave off a sweep with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
posted: 04/21/2016 2:17 a.m.
HORSE RACING Historic ride? Victor Espinoza will have a chance May 7 to be the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby in three consecutive years when he rides Whitmore, a mount he secured on Wednesday.
posted: 04/20/2016 2:23 a.m.
NEW YORK -- Matt Cullen beat Henrik Lundqvist on a semi-breakaway after beating two defensemen early in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins spoiled the return of Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh with a 3-1 victory in Game 3 of their first-round series on Tuesday night.
posted: 04/19/2016 2:14 a.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Alex Ovechkin scored twice, Braden Holtby had 31 saves and the Washington Capitals moved one game closer to a sweep in their first-round NHL playoff series with a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.
posted: 04/18/2016 2:28 a.m.
CHICAGO — The St. Louis Blues kept pushing and pushing until a costly play by Patrick Kane provided an opening. And there was nothing for the Chicago Blackhawks to challenge.