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Penguins clinch 2nd in Metropolitan, home-ice in 1st round

Penguins clinch 2nd in Metropolitan, home-ice in 1st round

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins will start their bid for a Stanley Cup three-peat at home.
Ducks jump back into 3rd in Pacific with 5-3 win over Stars

Ducks jump back into 3rd in Pacific with 5-3 win over Stars

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jakob Silfverberg had a goal and two assists, and the Anaheim Ducks kept up their surge toward the post-season with their ninth win in 11 games, 5-3 over the Dallas Stars on Friday night.
Berglund powers Blues past Blackhawks 4-1

Berglund powers Blues past Blackhawks 4-1

CHICAGO — The playoff field for the Western Conference is almost set. Patrik Berglund and St. Louis are going to Colorado to try for the final spot.
Lightning take 2-point in Atlantic after 7-5 win over Sabres

Lightning take 2-point in Atlantic after 7-5 win over Sabres

TAMPA, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov reached a personal milestone and helped the Tampa Bay Lightning move closer to clinching the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
Penguins top Senators 4-0 to earn home-ice in 1st round

Penguins top Senators 4-0 to earn home-ice in 1st round

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins can admit it now. The regular season is kind of a drag. Being the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions creates a target on your back that's impossible to shake. An NHL-high 19 back-to-backs left them spent.
NHL says Flyers, Panthers could play tiebreaker game

NHL says Flyers, Panthers could play tiebreaker game

If the Philadelphia Flyers and Florida Panthers are even in points, regulation and overtime wins, and goal differential at the end of the season, they will play a one-game tiebreaker to determine who goes to the playoffs.
Coyotes sign goaltender Antti Raanta to 3-year deal

Coyotes sign goaltender Antti Raanta to 3-year deal

Antti Raanta handled injuries, a scorpion infestation and a minor car wreck in his first year as a starting NHL goaltender.

Senators players honour Jonathan Pitre with butterfly sticker on their helmets

The Senators honoured Jonathan Pitre, an Ottawa-area teen with a rare and painful skin condition who died this week, during their Friday night game at Pittsburgh.

Senators players honour Jonathan Pitre with butterfly sticker on their helmets

The Senators honoured Jonathan Pitre, an Ottawa-area teen with a rare and painful skin condition who died this week, during their Friday night game at Pittsburgh.
NHL announces additional playoff tiebreaking procedure for Flyers and Panthers

NHL announces additional playoff tiebreaking procedure for Flyers and Panthers

NEW YORK — The NHL has never held a tiebreaker game for a playoff spot, but the ground rules have been set in the event one is needed this season.