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Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

WASHINGTON — Jordan Staal tied it in the third period, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champio
Bruins and Blue Jackets ready for 1st playoff matchup

Bruins and Blue Jackets ready for 1st playoff matchup

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have home-ice advantage through a potential trip to the Stanley Cup Final, and they have the Columbus Blue Jackets to thank for it. They'll get a chance to show their gratitude in the TD Garden on Thursday night.
Predators disappointed after earliest playoff exit since '15

Predators disappointed after earliest playoff exit since '15

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators had every piece in place for another long playoff run chasing the Stanley Cup. So they thought.

Major penalty video review debate reignited in playoffs

NHL players and coaches were split Wednesday on whether changes are needed to video review protocol a day after a major penalty played a dramatic role in San Jose's Game 7 victory over Vegas.

Columbus coach Tortorella drives Blue Jackets into showdown with Bruins

COLUMBUS, Ohio — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus.
Bishop now the Stars goalie trying to beat Blues in playoffs

Bishop now the Stars goalie trying to beat Blues in playoffs

Ben Bishop grew up rooting for the St. Louis Blues before being drafted by them.
Canucks sign goalie Thatcher Demko to two-year extension worth $2.1 million

Canucks sign goalie Thatcher Demko to two-year extension worth $2.1 million

VANCOUER, B.C. — The Vancouver Canucks have signed goalie Thatcher Demko to a two-year extension. The club announced the deal on Wednesday, saying in a release that the new contract carries an annual average value of US$1.05 million.
On the defensive: Avs no-name blue liners raising their game

On the defensive: Avs no-name blue liners raising their game

DENVER — In between homework assignments this season at Massachusetts, Cale Makar brushed up on the Colorado Avalanche blue line.
Calgary Flames face conundrum in net with a pair of free-agent goalies

Calgary Flames face conundrum in net with a pair of free-agent goalies

CALGARY — Goaltending is a big-ticket puzzle for the Calgary Flames to solve this summer. Calgary got the goaltending it needed to be successful in 2018-19. It wasn't the reason for an early playoff exit.

Sharks rally after Pavelski's scary injury to make 2nd round

SAN JOSE, Calif.