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Defenseman Andy Sutton officially announced his retirement from the National Hockey League on Wednesday.
The Ottawa Senators will aim for a second straight win on Wednesday, as they host the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Scotiabank Place.
The San Jose Sharks barely held off the Los Angeles Kings at the end for a second straight home win.
John Tortorella's message isn't going to change even though his New York Rangers are in an even more desperate situation than before their latest loss to the Boston Bruins.
CHICAGO - If the rosters of past Stanley Cup champions hand-painted on concrete walls inside Joe Louis Arena didn't reiterate to the Blackhawks that they face a Red Wings tradition, not just a team, defenseman Brent Seabrook unwittingly offered a reminder.
As Blackhawks teammates tracked back and forth in various states of post-loss gloom late Monday, Patrick Sharp sat silent in a shoebox-sized anteroom to the main visitor's dressing area at Joe Louis Arena, hands folded and staring straight ahead.
The Sharks did the necessary thing Tuesday night. They turned a best-of-seven series into a best-of-three. With momentum.
SAN JOSE-The Sharks turned this into a real series Tuesday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif.-Turns out the San Jose Sharks were not blowing smoke, and now their series with the Los Angeles Kings has become a simple best-of-three.
Down on the ice after absorbing another crosscheck that sent him flying into the maelstrom in front of the Red Wings goal, Jonathan Toews spun on his knees and whacked away at the puck.
Daniel Paille's goal with 3:31 left in the game led the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series. The win gives the Bruins a 3-0 lead in this best-of-seven series with a chance to close things out on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Johnny Boychuk tied the contest early in the third period while Tuukka Rask turned away 23 shots for Boston, which got a pair of assists from Shawn Thornton. Taylor Pyatt had the lone goal while Henrik Lundqvist made 32 stops for the Rangers, who have dug themselves a deep hole thanks to going 0-for-10 on the power play in this series, including 0-for-2 on Tuesday.
NEW YORK - After the Rangers slipped to the brink of elimination Tuesday with a 2-1 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Garden, a win that gave the Bruins a commanding 3-0 in the series, the talk was about bounces.
Joe Thornton set the tone for the San Jose Sharks with a dominant first period. After that, the Sharks did their best to hang on and tie up their playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings.
Antti Niemi made 22 saves to help the San Jose Sharks take a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of this Western Conference semifinal series.
Daniel Paille's goal with 3:31 left in the game led the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series.
It took 40 years for Original Six rivals Boston and New York to face off again in the playoffs.
Just because the Detroit Red Wings were the beneficiaries of a controversial no-goal call late in Game 3, it doesn't mean the seventh-seeded club isn't making its own breaks.
Patrick Roy is in line to become the next head coach of the Colorado Avalanche.
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin underwent reconstructive surgery on Tuesday to repair damage to both the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his left knee
Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic formed a productive partnership on the ice during their playing days, leading the Colorado Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles.
The San Jose Sharks will try to even their Western Conference semifinal series when they host the Los Angeles Kings in Tuesday's Game 4 battle at HP Pavilion.
The New York Rangers will try to get on the board in the Eastern Conference semifinals when they host the Boston Bruins in Tuesday's Game 3 at Madison Square Garden.
The Chicago Blackhawks were controlling the puck and dominating play early in the second period. It took all of a half-minute for the Detroit Red Wings to swing the momentum.
DETROIT - Sometimes, it takes more than urgency and effort.
That Andrew Shaw lingered in the blue paint of the Red Wings' crease, no one would argue.
Neatly framed but almost forgotten, a front page from the San Jose Mercury News sits against the wall in a room above the Sharks' practice rink. The newspaper photograph depicts a coach and two players, and the headline is bold:
DETROIT ï¿½ Up and down. Quick as a minute. The compass was broken at Joe Louis Arena, and the game had only two directions: north and south. It was a track meet, a caffeinated pogo stick, all breathless goals and breathless chances. Fortunately, the Red Wings had three of the former and Jimmy Howard for the latter. When the horn sounded, the oddsmakers were rubbing their eyes, fans were singing Bon Jovi - "Whoa-oh, we're halfway there! ..." - and Chicago will have to beat the Wings three times in four chances now to keep them out of the Western Conference finals.
With a two-day break between games in Detroit during their Western Conference semifinal series against the Red Wings, the Blackhawks were scheduled to head to Chicago to sleep in their own beds after Game 3.
DETROIT - Signs of a successful spring keep popping up. Like the Red Wings getting a goal from their third line, and then getting one from their fourth line.
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During last season's run to the Stanley Cup, the Kings enjoyed an unusual edge.
Todd McLellan was blunt about the task that lies ahead.
Jimmy Howard was stellar with a 39-save effort on Monday night to help the Detroit Red Wings take a 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of this Western Conference semifinal series. Pavel Datsyuk, Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller all scored goals for the Red Wings, who now hold a 2-1 lead in this series thanks to consecutive wins after dropping the series opener. Patrick Kane had the lone goal while Corey Crawford gave up all three goals on 30 shots for the Blackhawks, who were partially undone by an 0-for-4 effort on the power play. Game 4 of this best- of-seven set will take place on Thursday night in Detroit.
Jimmy Howard was stellar with a 39-save effort on Monday night to help the Detroit Red Wings take a 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of this Western Conference semifinal series.
The young Detroit Red Wings have made the mighty Chicago Blackhawks look vulnerable, beating them two straight times to gain an advantage in their last playoff matchup as Western Conference rivals.
Flawless at home and flawed on the road?
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin has undergone reconstructive surgery to repair the ACL in his right knee.
Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson, Los Angeles' Dustin Brown and Chicago's Jonathan Toews have been selected as the 2013 finalists for the Mark Messier Award.
The Chicago Blackhawks will try to regain the lead in the Western Conference semifinals when they visit the Detroit Red Wings for Monday's Game 3 battle at Joe Louis Arena.
The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward John Scott to a one-year contract extension.
If selected by the Flyers in next month's NHL draft, defenseman Darnell Nurse would not feel an added burden playing in Philadelphia - and living up to the standard set in another sport by his famous uncle, former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.
The Bruins know a huge deficit can disappear quickly. They overcame one to reach the second round of the playoffs.
Colin Greening scored the game-winner 7:39 into double-overtime, as the Ottawa Senators outlasted the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1, in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series from Scotiabank Place.
Colin Greening wore six stitches on his left cheek, and a wide smile, after Ottawa's double overtime playoff victory against Pittsburgh.
When Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty had his day with the Stanley Cup last summer, he held a party in his hometown of London, Canada, and encouraged guests to pose for photos with the gleaming trophy. Logan Couture, Doughty's childhood pal and now a rival as a center for the San Jose Sharks, stayed behind the camera, deliberately beyond reach of the revered prize.
There is more than just a little bit of Ron Hextall living in the body of Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Logan Couture had just gone tumbling into the boards, gotten up gingerly, grabbed his left calf and headed immediately through the tunnel into the locker room without stopping on the bench.
Johnny Boychuk, Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic scored in succession to break open a tie game and stake the Boston Bruins to a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the New York Rangers following Sunday's 5-2 Game 2 victory at TD Garden. Boston took a 1-0 series lead with a hard-earned 3-2 overtime triumph on Thursday, but left little doubt about the outcome of this one after reeling off three unanswered goals to support a stout effort between the pipes from Tuukka Rask. Marchand added an assist in the triumph, with Torey Krug delivering a goal and an assist for Boston and Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci each contributing a pair of helpers. Rask turned aside 35 shots to outshine counterpart Henrik Lundqvist, with the reigning Vezina Trophy recipient stopping just 27-of-32 chances as the Rangers fell to 1-5 on the road in these playoffs. New York, which also fell into an 0-2 hole before rallying to top Washington in seven games in the opening round, will attempt to bounce back when the series shifts to Madison Square Garden for Tuesday's Game 3. The Rangers did get a goal from Rick Nash, the talented sniper's first of this year's postseason, with Ryan Callahan also lighting the lamp in the loss.
Johnny Boychuk, Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic scored in succession to break open a tie game and stake the Boston Bruins to a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the New York Rangers following Sunday's 5-2 Game 2 victory at TD Garden.
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