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Predators jump out to early lead, but "stop playing" in Game 3 loss to Jets

Predators jump out to early lead, but "stop playing" in Game 3 loss to Jets

WINNIPEG — Ryan Johansen says the Predators stopped skating after Nashville surrendered a three-goal lead on the way to losing 7-4 to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. Ryan Ellis took it one step further.
Ovechkin's late goal lifts Capitals by Penguins 4-3

Ovechkin's late goal lifts Capitals by Penguins 4-3

PITTSBURGH — Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have spent their entire careers chasing the Pittsburgh Penguins and shouldering their own franchise's onerous history of playoff failures.
Ovechkin scores late to give Caps 4-3 win, 2-1 series lead

Ovechkin scores late to give Caps 4-3 win, 2-1 series lead

PITTSBURGH — Alex Ovechkin knocked his own rebound out of midair and by Matt Murray with 1:07 remaining to lift the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night in Game 3 of their increasingly testy Eastern Conference semifinal series with P
Late tying goals don't always lead to OT wins in playoffs

Late tying goals don't always lead to OT wins in playoffs

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Desperation turns to jubilation in the NHL playoffs when a trailing team manages to score the tying goal late in regulation to force overtime. That sudden change of emotions would figure to fuel a team's momentum in overtime.
Senators GM Dorion says Boucher and coaching staff returning next season

Senators GM Dorion says Boucher and coaching staff returning next season

OTTAWA — Guy Boucher will be back behind the Ottawa Senators bench next season, and so will his entire staff.

Hurricanes name veteran Rick Dudley vice-president of hockey operations

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have hired Rick Dudley as senior vice-president of hockey operations.
Home is where the 'L' is? Home teams struggling in playoffs

Home is where the 'L' is? Home teams struggling in playoffs

PITTSBURGH — Having home ice is supposed to be an advantage in the NHL. So far in the 2018 playoffs, the only guarantee to playing at home is a monochrome backdrop provided by fans in team-specific T-shirts.
Karlsson's OT goal caps Golden Knights wild win over Sharks

Karlsson's OT goal caps Golden Knights wild win over Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. — William Karlsson and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights proved they can handle some adversity just as well as they can thrive as front-runners like they did most of their inaugural season.
Golden Knights edge Sharks in OT; Lightning top Bruins

Golden Knights edge Sharks in OT; Lightning top Bruins

SAN JOSE, Calif. — William Karlsson scored 8:17 into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights bounced back from a blown lead late in the third period to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 series lead.
Resilient Lightning rebound to beat Bruins 4-2 in Game 2

Resilient Lightning rebound to beat Bruins 4-2 in Game 2

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning have been just as resilient in the Stanley Cup playoffs as they've been all season.