Flyers clinch top seed in East with 4-1 win over Lightning

TORONTO (AP) — Rookie Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored twice, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Saturday night to clinch the Eastern Conference’s top seed through the playof...

Lightning's Hedman doesn't return for 2nd period vs. Flyers

TORONTO (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning star defenseman Victor Hedman has been ruled out after appearing to twist his right ankle midway through the first period of an NHL playoff round-robin game against ...

Top players push Coyotes into next playoff round

The Arizona Coyotes needed their top players to be at their best to have a chance of advancing in the postseason for the first time in eight years. Darcy Kuemper has been superb, one...

Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks beat Wild 5-4

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Christopher Tanev's slap shot just 11 seconds into overtime gave the Vancouver Canucks a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night to win the best-of-five Western Co...

Toews' 2nd goal breaks late tie, Blackhawks beat Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Matthew Highmore tied the score with 5:47 left in the third period, and Jonathan Toews got his second of the game 4 1/2 minutes later to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 win ...

Petry gets tiebreaking goal in 3rd, Canadiens beat Penguins

TORONTO (AP) — Jeff Petry scored 5:33 into the third period as the Montreal Canadiens rallied from two goals down and beat Pittsburgh 4-3 in Game 3 on Wednesday night, pushing the Penguins to the brin...

Fan-free playoff hockey still proving plenty intense

Staging games in empty arenas after a virus-forced hiatus of more than four months, the NHL skated into this unprecedented postseason with plenty of questions about just how intense the action on the ...

Lightning beat Bruins 3-2, improve to 2-0 in seeding round

TORONTO (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored the tiebreaking goal with 87 seconds left to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over Boston on Wednesday and send the Presidents' Trophy-winning Bruins t...

Garland, Hall each score in 3rd as Coyotes beat Preds 4-1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Conor Garland and Taylor Hall each scored in the third period and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 Wednesday. Now the Coyotes, seeded 11...

McDavid's hat trick propels Oilers past Blackhawks 6-3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid recorded his first playoff hat trick to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, tying their best-of-five qualifying series at one gam...

Crosby leads Penguins past Canadiens 3-1; Series tied 1-1

TORONTO (AP) — Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel scored for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night, tying the best-of-five qualifying series a...

Jets slip past Flames 3-2 to tie series

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nikolaj Ehlers scored a third-period power-play goal to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday and draw even in their qualifying-round series. ...

Spurgeon scores 2, Stalock gets shutout as Wild top Canucks

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jared Spurgeon scored twice and Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots to get his his first career postseason win, leading the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in...

Hart has 34 saves in Flyers' 4-1 win over Bruins

TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart stopped 34 shots, and the Philadelphia Flyers opened the NHL expanded playoffs seeding round with a 4-1 win over the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Boston Bruins on Sunday. ...

Coyotes hold off Predators 4-3 in series opener

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the first of Arizona's three first-period goals, a healthy Phil Kessel had two assists and the Coyotes held on to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 ...