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Avs' stun the Stars early and often to keep the series alive
5:26am - Tue 01 Sep

Avs' stun the Stars early and often to keep the series alive

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare began a five-goal scoring spree in the first period and the Colorado Avalanche avoided second-round elimination with a 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars in Game 5 on Monday night.
Tampa wins a double O.T. thriller and knocks out the Bruins
5:00am - Tue 01 Sep

Tampa wins a double O.T. thriller and knocks out the Bruins

For the fourth time in the last six seasons, the Tampa Bay Lightning have advanced to the Eastern Conference Final with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 5 against the Boston Bruins on Monday.
NHL investigating Dale Tallon for alleged racially insensitive comments
6:03am - Sun 30 Aug

NHL investigating Dale Tallon for alleged racially insensitive comments

The NHL is investigating whether former Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon made racially insensitive comments during the team's two-week stay in the playoff hub city of Toronto.
Isles' meat and potatoes approach serves up another loss for the Flyers
6:01am - Sun 30 Aug

Isles' meat and potatoes approach serves up another loss for the Flyers

Matt Martin and Leo Komarov scored in the second period and the New York Islanders rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Saturday night, taking a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Tampa takes a stanglehold on the series with a 3-1 win over the Bruins
5:59am - Sun 30 Aug

Tampa takes a stanglehold on the series with a 3-1 win over the Bruins

Ondrej Palat scored twice, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 Saturday to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their second-round series.
Lehner continues shutout strategy against the Canucks as Vegas takes a 2-1 series lead
5:57am - Sun 30 Aug

Lehner continues shutout strategy against the Canucks as Vegas takes a 2-1 series lead

Goaltender Robin Lehner made 32 saves for the shutout as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 in NHL playoff action Saturday.
NHL players being told to prepare for cancellation of Thursday games
8:40pm - Thu 27 Aug

NHL players being told to prepare for cancellation of Thursday games

NHL players are being told to prepare for the cancellation of Thursday's playoff games, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Pettersson's response to Playoff punishment is reminiscent of former Canucks' great Thomas Gradin
6:02am - Thu 27 Aug

Pettersson's response to Playoff punishment is reminiscent of former Canucks' great Thomas Gradin

Considering they are one of the favourites to win the Stanley Cup, the Vegas Golden Knights are surrounded by a lot of noise these days – some of it actually coming from their mouths.
Lightning and Bruins weigh in on the status of the Game and current events
5:57am - Thu 27 Aug

Lightning and Bruins weigh in on the status of the Game and current events

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins say they weren't aware of boycotts in other leagues, in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, which led to the two teams playing on Wednesday. But now they have an off-day to reflect on a response.
The Bruins' are looking toothless against the increasingly powerful 'Bolts
5:53am - Thu 27 Aug

The Bruins' are looking toothless against the increasingly powerful 'Bolts

Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning thumped the Boston Bruins 7-1 on Wednesday to take a 2-1 lead in their second-round playoff series.
The Isles' mounted a solid comeback, but the Flyers tie the series with an O.T. winner
5:47am - Thu 27 Aug

The Isles' mounted a solid comeback, but the Flyers tie the series with an O.T. winner

Phillippe Myers scored 2:40 into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday, tying the second-round playoff series at a game apiece.
Edmonton Oilers D Mike Green retires after 15 NHL seasons
5:02pm - Wed 26 Aug

Edmonton Oilers D Mike Green retires after 15 NHL seasons

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Mike Green announced his retirement on Wednesday after 15 seasons in the NHL. Green, who opted out of the NHL's Return to Play last month citing deeply personal family health reasons, confirmed his decision to The Athletic.
Canucks even the series with a total team effort versus Vegas
5:55am - Wed 26 Aug

Canucks even the series with a total team effort versus Vegas

Tyler Toffoli, Elias Pettersson, and Bo Horvat combined for four goals and seven points to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in NHL playoff action Tuesday.
Lightning reminded of what it's like playing the Bruins in the playoffs....
3:24am - Wed 26 Aug

Lightning reminded of what it's like playing the Bruins in the playoffs....

They are getting familiar with mental duress. In fact, the Tampa Bay Lightning shouldered a full series worth of it during Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins in Game 2 alone.
Maple Leafs trade Kapanen to Penguins for 1st-round pick in six-player deal
1:34am - Wed 26 Aug

Maple Leafs trade Kapanen to Penguins for 1st-round pick in six-player deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded forward Kasperi Kapanen back to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a multi-player transaction that sees Toronto acquire a first-round pick.
Flyers finish the job and end the Canadiens' quest for the Cup
4:39am - Sat 22 Aug

Flyers finish the job and end the Canadiens' quest for the Cup

Kevin Hayes had a goal and an assist and Carter Hart made 31 saves as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Friday to win their first-round playoff series 4-2.
The Canucks' depth could be their most impressive, and valuable, asset this post season
5:44am - Fri 21 Aug

The Canucks' depth could be their most impressive, and valuable, asset this post season

It doesn’t make sense that Jordie Benn, having played seven games in eight months, should have one of his best performances of the season under unforgiving playoff circumstances. Then again, there are more than a few incredible things happening within these Canucks.
Calgary shot down in flames after the Stars explode for 7
5:35am - Fri 21 Aug

Calgary shot down in flames after the Stars explode for 7

The Flames looked poised to extend their stay in the bubble just a little bit longer, but ultimately came up short as the Stars piled up seven straight goals to claim the series win.
Nice cross-check Niskanen.....just rest for a game and come 'on back.
5:26am - Fri 21 Aug

Nice cross-check Niskanen.....just rest for a game and come 'on back.

Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher suffered a broken jaw from a cross-check by Philadelphia Flyers defenceman on Wednesday night.
Gutsy comeback win for resillient young Canucks puts the Blues on the brink
6:24am - Thu 20 Aug

Gutsy comeback win for resillient young Canucks puts the Blues on the brink

Vancouver and St. Louis clash in a critical Game 5 looking to take a lead in the tight series. And the Canucks came out ahead.
Tampa scores 3 unanswered and bursts Columbus' bubble
3:42am - Thu 20 Aug

Tampa scores 3 unanswered and bursts Columbus' bubble

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the first Eastern Conference team to secure a spot in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after a 5-4 overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 5.
14 goals against in the last two games ends the Coyotes' season
3:40am - Thu 20 Aug

14 goals against in the last two games ends the Coyotes' season

Spurred by some offensive dominance from Nazem Kadri and Nathan MacKinnon, the Avalanche cruised past the Coyotes in Game 5 to clinch the 4-1 series win.
Gallagher brings energy and a goal to help Montreal keep the dream alive
3:37am - Thu 20 Aug

Gallagher brings energy and a goal to help Montreal keep the dream alive

Nick Suzuki buried the winner 22 seconds after Philadelphia tied the score in the third period and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Flyers 5-3 on Wednesday to stave off elimination in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.
Winnipeg Jets star, Barrie Colts head coach Dale Hawerchuk dead at 57
7:47pm - Tue 18 Aug

Winnipeg Jets star, Barrie Colts head coach Dale Hawerchuk dead at 57

Dale Hawerchuk, former Winnipeg Jets superstar and longtime Barrie Colts head coach, has died, according to his son.
Coyotes' are on their last legs as Colorado takes a stranglehold
6:14am - Tue 18 Aug

Coyotes' are on their last legs as Colorado takes a stranglehold

Nazem Kadri had two goals and an assist, Philipp Grubauer stopped 14 shots and the Colorado Avalanche overwhelmed the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 Monday to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Boston stages huge third period comeback to take a commanding series lead
6:09am - Tue 18 Aug

Boston stages huge third period comeback to take a commanding series lead

Jake DeBrusk scored twice in Boston's dominating third period to help the Bruins rally and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Monday to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
All square as St. Louis outguns the Canucks in game 4
6:04am - Tue 18 Aug

All square as St. Louis outguns the Canucks in game 4

Ryan O'Reilly scored twice and added an assist as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Monday to draw even in their NHL playoff series.
Oskar Lindblom practices with Flyers on playoff ice after fighting cancer | CBC Sports
2:50pm - Mon 17 Aug

Oskar Lindblom practices with Flyers on playoff ice after fighting cancer | CBC Sports

A day after his 24th birthday, Philadelphia Flyers forward and cancer survivor Oskar Lindblom hit the ice with his teammates in Toronto on Sunday.
Canucks' lose a big body and some bg minutes
5:14am - Mon 17 Aug

Canucks' lose a big body and some bg minutes

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Tyler Myers will miss Game 3 against the St. Louis Blues with a still-undiscosed injury he sustained in last Friday's contest.
Hawks' needed a big game, and got one from Crawford
5:03am - Mon 17 Aug

Hawks' needed a big game, and got one from Crawford

Corey Crawford made 46 saves in a stellar performance, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Sunday night to stay alive in their first-round playoff series.
Calgary pays for late mistakes and the series is all even
4:51am - Mon 17 Aug

Calgary pays for late mistakes and the series is all even

The actions of the Calgary Flames going forward will reveal their true character after a soul-destroying loss to the Dallas Stars in overtime on Sunday.
Philly shuts out Montreal and is head by a nose
4:49am - Mon 17 Aug

Philly shuts out Montreal and is head by a nose

Carter Hart made 23 saves for his first-career playoff shutout as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.
Vasilevskiy has a light night and Tampa takes the lead after Game 3
6:11am - Sun 16 Aug

Vasilevskiy has a light night and Tampa takes the lead after Game 3

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 16 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series.
Kuemper keeps the Desert Dogs alive despite a blizzard of shots
6:09am - Sun 16 Aug

Kuemper keeps the Desert Dogs alive despite a blizzard of shots

Darcy Kuemper stopped 49 shots and the Arizona Coyotes held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Saturday to close within 2-1 in their Stanley Cup playoff series.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask opts out of NHL playoffs | CBC Sports
3:15pm - Sat 15 Aug

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask opts out of NHL playoffs | CBC Sports

The Boston Bruins announced that Tuukka Rask has opted out of the NHL's return to play on Saturday morning.
Price shuts the door on the floundering Flyers
7:12am - Sat 15 Aug

Price shuts the door on the floundering Flyers

Tomas Tatar and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored twice, Carey Price made 30 saves for the seventh post-season shutout of his career, and the Montreal Canadiens thumped the Philadelphia Flyers 5-0 on Friday to even their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.
Isles' looking strong as they take a 2-0 series lead over the Caps
6:50am - Sat 15 Aug

Isles' looking strong as they take a 2-0 series lead over the Caps

Brock Nelson scored the go-ahead goal on a second-period breakaway 15 seconds after Alex Ovechkin tied it, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.
Korpisalo only makes 36 saves, but gets the "W" this time
5:53am - Fri 14 Aug

Korpisalo only makes 36 saves, but gets the "W" this time

Two days after making an NHL-record 85 saves in a five-overtime loss, Joonas Korpisalo stopped 36 more shots to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Thursday to even the series at a game apiece.
Odds are on Vegas as they take a 2-0 series lead over the 'Hawks
5:48am - Fri 14 Aug

Odds are on Vegas as they take a 2-0 series lead over the 'Hawks

Even though Reilly Smith called it a lucky bounce, a whole lot more than luck is working right now for the Vegas Golden Knights.
Julien in stable condition after sudden medical condition
5:45am - Fri 14 Aug

Julien in stable condition after sudden medical condition

News of Claude Julien's hospitalization came as a shock to everyone, and it means Montreal's head coach will be out of sight for some time. But he certainly won't be out of mind as the Canadiens look to continue their unlikely post-season.
Speak no evil......
5:38am - Thu 13 Aug

Speak no evil......

Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour has been fined $25,000 for comments he made following his club's 3-2 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins Wednesday.
Philly sneaks by the Canadiens 2-1 in a tight, fiesty Game 1
5:37am - Thu 13 Aug

Philly sneaks by the Canadiens 2-1 in a tight, fiesty Game 1

The Canadiens knew it was going to be attrition against the top-seeded Flyers. They lost the first battle, but they made it clear they’re in the war.
Kuemper was outstanding but has no help as the Avs take Game 1
5:28am - Thu 13 Aug

Kuemper was outstanding but has no help as the Avs take Game 1

Nazem Kadri and J.T. Compher scored 10 seconds apart in the third period, Philipp Grubauer stopped 14 shots and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.
Better late than never for Bergeron and the Bruins
5:20am - Thu 13 Aug

Better late than never for Bergeron and the Bruins

Patrice Bergeron scored the winner early in double overtime, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round series that was postponed 15 hours to a rare late-morning start.
Flames' Dube lights it up and outshines the Stars in Game 1
7:18am - Wed 12 Aug

Flames' Dube lights it up and outshines the Stars in Game 1

Dillon Dube scored twice in the first period and the Calgary Flames beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday.
The Western teams start to focus after their match-ups are finalized
4:44am - Mon 10 Aug

The Western teams start to focus after their match-ups are finalized

The Calgary Flames will play the Dallas Stars and the Vancouver Canucks will play the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Leafs have fallen and the Jackets look sharp
4:39am - Mon 10 Aug

The Leafs have fallen and the Jackets look sharp

Joonas Korpisalo made 33 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 on Sunday to win their best-of-five qualifying round series 3-2.
Canucks get it done and oust the Wild in O.T.
6:41am - Sat 08 Aug

Canucks get it done and oust the Wild in O.T.

The Vancouver Canucks overcame a third-period deficit and finished it off in overtime to eliminate the Minnesota Wild and advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs' round of 16.
Young Canadiens' upset the Pens in monumental series victory
4:14am - Sat 08 Aug

Young Canadiens' upset the Pens in monumental series victory

Kiss the draft lottery goodbye, Montreal Canadiens fans. Your team is one of 16 advancing to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Leafs' finish off crazy comeback with O.T. winner
4:09am - Sat 08 Aug

Leafs' finish off crazy comeback with O.T. winner

Auston Matthews delivered the overtime dagger Friday after seeing his teammates improbably score three goals in the final four minutes of regulation with Frederik Andersen on the bench for an extra attacker, securing a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets to force a deciding Game 5 in this qualifying series.
Hungry Coyotes' finish off the toothless Predators
4:04am - Sat 08 Aug

Hungry Coyotes' finish off the toothless Predators

Brad Richardson scored the series-clinching goal in overtime as the Arizona Coyotes advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Friday with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 4 of their qualifying round series.
Oilers run out of gas against the 'Hawks
4:01am - Sat 08 Aug

Oilers run out of gas against the 'Hawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have eliminated the Edmonton Oilers from Stanley Cup Playoffs contention with a 3-2 win in Game 4 of their Qualifier Series.
Injury-riddles Jets go down in Flames
5:41am - Fri 07 Aug

Injury-riddles Jets go down in Flames

The No. 8 Calgary Flames have advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after defeating the No. 9 Winnipeg Jets 4-0 in Game 4 of their best-of-five Qualifier Series.
Boeser and Canucks' take a 2-1 series lead over the Wild
5:27am - Fri 07 Aug

Boeser and Canucks' take a 2-1 series lead over the Wild

Jacob Markstrom stopped 27 shots as the Vancouver Canucks edged Minnesota 3-0 to put the Wild on the precipice of elimination in NHL playoff qualifying action Thursday.
The Leafs' are up against it in series vs Columbus
5:26am - Fri 07 Aug

The Leafs' are up against it in series vs Columbus

The Toronto Maple Leafs squandered a 3-0 lead and a golden opportunity Thursday and must beat the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday to extend this Stanley Cup qualifying series to a deciding fifth game.
The Flyers are one win away from becoming the Top Seed in the East
5:23am - Fri 07 Aug

The Flyers are one win away from becoming the Top Seed in the East

Scott Laughton had two goals and an assist to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Thursday.
Panthers stay alive with a big win over the Isles
11:40pm - Wed 05 Aug

Panthers stay alive with a big win over the Isles

Mike Hoffman and Brian Boyle scored 2:07 apart in the opening minutes of the third period, and the Florida Panthers avoided elimination with a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders in Game 3 of their preliminary round playoff series on Wednesday.
Coyotes have the Predators on the brink of extinction
11:38pm - Wed 05 Aug

Coyotes have the Predators on the brink of extinction

Conor Garland and Taylor Hall each scored in the third period and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 Wednesday.
Toronto to be without Muzzin for the remainder of the series
11:37pm - Wed 05 Aug

Toronto to be without Muzzin for the remainder of the series

Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin will be sidelined for the rest of the team's qualifying-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets after he was taken off the ice on a stretcher following a collision with Oliver Bjorkstrand in Game 2
Canucks even the score against the Wild as the series heats up
6:00am - Wed 05 Aug

Canucks even the score against the Wild as the series heats up

J.T. Miller's goal and assist led the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, evening their qualifying series at one win apiece.
Leafs' get a vital victory over the Jackets, but lose Muzzin to an apparent neck injury
5:58am - Wed 05 Aug

Leafs' get a vital victory over the Jackets, but lose Muzzin to an apparent neck injury

Auston Matthews scored late in the second period to finally solve Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying round series at one game apiece.
Preds tie up the series with a win over the 'Yotes
5:53am - Wed 05 Aug

Preds tie up the series with a win over the 'Yotes

Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist, Juuse Saros stopped 24 shots and the Nashville Predators beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 Tuesday to even their Stanley Cup qualifier series.
Power-play comes up big for the Flames
5:50am - Wed 05 Aug

Power-play comes up big for the Flames

Calgary scored a trio of power-play goals on Tuesday en route to a 6-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets and a 2-1 lead in their qualifying series.
Winnipeg sqeaks by the Flames 3-2 to even up the series
4:19am - Tue 04 Aug

Winnipeg sqeaks by the Flames 3-2 to even up the series

The Winnipeg Jets recovered from a gaffe and bad luck to edge the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Monday and draw even in their qualifying-round series.