The Wild came home from Colorado down two games in their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Avalanche.
Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece.
Steve Mason has not won a playoff game in his National Hockey League career. He also never has been put in the position he will be in Friday night, asked to stop the New York Rangers' momentum, buy some time early in the game for his team to establish its revised plan, all while shaking off nearly two weeks' worth of rust and any lingering fatigue from what most believe was a concussion suffered in the second-to-last game of the regular season.
The captain's storyline, the Father's Day storyline - the Bruins slammed shut the book on both, leaving the Detroit Red Wings reading emergency manuals.
ANAHEIM, Calif.-It will be a game-time decision whether Ryan Getzlaf will play Friday in Game 5 of the Anaheim Ducks' deadlocked first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Dallas Stars.
Jarome Iginla was credited with the game- winner with 6:28 left in overtime, as the Boston Bruins scored three unanswered goals en route to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series from Joe Louis Arena.
The Boston Bruins took a couple punches, then hit back hard and put the Detroit Red Wings on the brink of elimination.
Perhaps the best way to get ready for the playoffs is to miss the last few weeks of the regular season. At least, it seems that way.
Steve Mason hates the press box - maybe even more so than any other injured or scratched player come playoff time.
Imagine, if you can, the concept that the Dallas Stars have not yet iced their best lineup and have not yet played their best hockey.
Momentum can crush and stifle. It can uplift and elate. It can inspire an average team to accomplish great things, and it can take a great team and suddenly make it look mediocre.
All right, so we got it wrong about the Sharks.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman slammed the brakes on any Seattle expansion plans Thursday, citing continued uncertainty over construction of a new arena.
Unlike many of the Chicago Blackhawks who helped capture the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 49 years in 2010, Kris Versteeg wasn't able to enjoy the full spoils heaped upon the victors.
Dan Byslma can understand getting outplayed. It happens to even the most experienced hockey teams during the long slog postseason slog to the Stanley Cup.
Dale Rolfe doesn't think much about his role as the victim in the most famous fight in Flyers history. He hasn't watched a hockey game in 35 years, he said, and doesn't care either to watch another one or to recall those he played. OK, that's an exaggeration. He does catch an NHL playoff game on TV once in a while, but he'll turn 74 next week, and he'd rather spend another summer in Panama City Beach, Fla., or another winter morning hunting moose and deer near his Gravenhurst, Ontario, home. The day that Dave Schultz beat him up doesn't interest him as a discussion topic, if it ever did.
The Detroit Red Wings announced just before the start of Thursday's Game 4 that captain Henrik Zetterberg is back in the lineup, while goaltender Jimmy Howard is out against the Boston Bruins.
Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday the signings of forward Daniel Carr to a two-year contract and forward Connor Crisp to a three-year deal.
Observations heading into Game 4 at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, with the New York Rangers holding a two-games-to-one series lead over the Flyers.
Two-thirds of the Anaheim Ducks' top line is injured, including their captain and leading scorer. Their most beloved player has been benched, and their rookie goalie looks shakier each night.
One more game, and the Chicago Blackhawks will have linchpin defenseman Brent Seabrook back in the lineup.
The Montreal Canadiens signed Union College scoring leader Daniel Carr and Ontario Hockey League forward Connor Crisp to entry-level contracts Thursday.
Sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening round of NHL playoffs means a long layoff for the Montreal Canadiens.
A tag-team goalie tandem helped the Philadelphia Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Finals four years ago. They hope it gets them through the first round this spring.
The New York Rangers made the most of their latest two-day break, and are confident it won't dull any momentum they gained by winning Game 3 over the Flyers.