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Sabres D Pilut to miss 5-6 months after shoulder surgery

Sabres D Pilut to miss 5-6 months after shoulder surgery

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres defenceman Lawrence Pilut will miss the start of next season after having surgery to address a shoulder injury.
Couture once again steps up for Sharks in post-season

Couture once again steps up for Sharks in post-season

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Logan Couture got San Jose started in the opener of the Western Conference final against St. Louis by finishing off a 2-on-1 rush.
Sooey! Pig named Hamilton bringing Hurricanes playoff luck

Sooey! Pig named Hamilton bringing Hurricanes playoff luck

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have been rolling at home ever since their newly acquired grunter named Hamilton started hogging the corner. Not defenceman Dougie Hamilton — Hamilton the pig.
Fresh teams pave way for new breakout stars in NHL playoffs

Fresh teams pave way for new breakout stars in NHL playoffs

When Rod Brind'Amour watched pregame shows during the regular season, he didn't think much thought was put into analyzing his Carolina Hurricanes. "They'd look at the stat sheet and they'll say: 'Oh, Sebastian Aho is a good player.
Bruins thump Hurricanes 6-2, take 2-0 lead in East finals

Bruins thump Hurricanes 6-2, take 2-0 lead in East finals

BOSTON — Matt Grzelcyk scored twice — his first career multigoal game — and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves Sunday to lead the Bruins to a 6-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Timo Meier scores 2 to lead Sharks past Blues 6-3 in Game 1

Timo Meier scores 2 to lead Sharks past Blues 6-3 in Game 1

SAN JOSE, Calif. — On a San Jose Sharks team filled with established stars, 22-year-old Timo Meier can get overlooked at times even though he scored 30 goals in the regular season.
McAvoy's back for Bruins, and now comes the easy part

McAvoy's back for Bruins, and now comes the easy part

BOSTON — When he's playing, Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy said, it's easy for him to maintain his composure and concentrate on the game in front of him. Up in the press box, that's the hard part.
Leafs say injured Tavares to return to off-season training program in one month

Leafs say injured Tavares to return to off-season training program in one month

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs say centre John Tavares is expected to return to his full off-season training program in a month after suffering an oblique injury. The team announced the news Saturday.

Goalies helped spark turnarounds for Blues, Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. — St. Louis' season started to turn around as soon as goalie Jordan Binnington came up from the minors to help lead the Blues from the bottom of the standings.

Calgary Flames sign defenceman Alexander Yelesin to entry-level contract

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman Alexander Yelesin to a two-year entry-level contract.