Hurricanes storm into second-round showdown with Islanders

Calvin de Haan was at a loss for words about what comes next. Minutes after the Carolina Hurricanes' shocking 4-3 double-overtime victory in Game 7 to move on to the second round, he...

Hurricanes stun defending champion Capitals in 2OT in Game 7

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Staal tied it in the third period, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 on Wednesd...

Major penalty video review debate reignited in playoffs

NHL players and coaches were split Wednesday on whether changes are needed to video review protocol a day after a major penalty played a dramatic role in San Jose's Game 7 victory over Vegas. ...

The name on the back matters: NHL is now marketing its stars

Connor McDavid is eager to shrug off personal stats, awards and achievements and put the focus on his team in Edmonton. Yet there he is on the cover of a video game or in a commercia...

Defending champion Caps face 'Mr. Game 7' and the Hurricanes

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Justin Williams doesn't lose in Game 7. Except that one time. The player who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker for going 7-0 with seven goals and seven assists in...

AP/CP Survey: 48 percent of NHLPA reps favor playoff change

Hockey players are conditioned to think that winning the Stanley Cup means going through the best teams to be the best team. That does not mean they are blind to some of the inequali...

Caps can eliminate Canes; Preds try to stay alive vs. Stars

Braden Holtby isn't one for grand pronouncements, so when he was asked if a blowout of the Carolina Hurricanes sent a statement, he put the spotlight inside the Washington Capitals' locker room. ...

Capitals beat Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom needed five games to match his goal output from the entire 2018 playoffs, and he and Alex Ovechkin have the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals one victory away...

Canes' Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 after concussion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Monday after suffering a concussion in a fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earli...

Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the ne...

Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences

Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New ...

'No easy shifts' as first-round series get tight and nasty

It wasn't long after celebrating Craig Smith's overtime goal that P.K. Subban zeroed in on the cold reality of Nashville's playoff series against Dallas. "There are no easy shifts ou...

Orpik scores in OT, Capitals take 2-0 lead over Hurricanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday to give the defending ...

Youth is being served early in Stanley Cup playoffs

For all the value of postseason experience, youth is off to a nice start in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Teenage defenseman Miro Heiskanen built on his stellar rookie season in his play...

Capitals survive surge from Hurricanes to win Game 1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin combined to score three goals on the first eight shots, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals survived a surge from Andrei Sv...