Jets eliminated by Blues as Jaden Schwartz nets natural hat trick
St. Louis will play winner of Predators vs. Stars in Round 2 St. Louis' Jaden Schwartz, second from left, is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the second period of the Blues' 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets to win their first-round series in Game 6 on Saturday. (Jeff... Read more
Sorry, Canada — the Leafs are your last hope to bring the Cup home
Eliminations of Flames, Jets mean it's up to Toronto to snap long title drought Toronto's Mitch Marner celebrates his short-handed penalty shot goal in Game 1 against the Boston Bruins. With the Flames and Jets eliminated, the Maple Leafs are Canada's last shot to end the country's lengthy Stanley... Read more
Battle-tested Muzzin urges Leafs not to be tentative in Game 6
2014 Cup winner says Toronto needs to use home-ice advantage in potential clincher Toronto's Jake Muzzin, left, celebrates with Auston Matthews after setting up the go-ahead goal in the Leafs' 2-1 Game 5 win over the Boston Bruins on Friday. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) comments Jake Muzzin knows about closing... Read more
Stars’ top line steals the show to take control against Predators
Radulov, Benn, Seguin combine for 7 points in Dallas victory Dallas' Alexander Radulov celebrates with teammate John Klingberg after scoring a goal during the second period of the Stars' 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of their first-round series on Saturday. (Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) comments The... Read more
Productive, ‘coachable’ Matt Duchene gives Blue Jackets playoff boost
Former Senators' star all smiles fresh off Columbus' 1st-round sweep of Lightning Matt Duchene reaches to score past Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy during the second period. (Mike Carlson/Getty Images) comments Matt Duchene is having a splendid time these days. It showed when he skated up to the glass to... Read more
‘I’m not a superhero': Svechnikov says he didn’t pick fight with Ovechkin
Hurricanes rookie hopeful of return in Game 6 against Capitals following concussion Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play Game 6 against Washington on Monday after suffering a concussion in a fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earlier. Head coach Rod Brind’Amour is noncommittal about the rookie’s status for... Read more
Matthews breaks stalemate as Leafs push Bruins to brink
Andersen makes 28 saves on Boston as series heads back to Toronto Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal with teammates during the third period in Game 5. (Michael Dwyer/The Associated Press) comments The Toronto Maple Leafs have grown accustomed to playoff disappointment in recent years. However,... Read more
Patience pays off as Leafs close in on opportunity to close out Bruins
Toronto earns deserving win despite late goaltender interference debate Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal with Nikita Zaitsev during the third period. (Michael Dwyer/The Associated Press) comments Surprise, surprise. The Toronto Maple Leafs can play a patient game. Maybe all these hard lessons from the previous... Read more
Avs sting Flames with series-clinching win
Calgary entered playoffs as best team in Western Conference Colin Wilson slipped one by Mike Smith as part of a 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames as the Colorado Avalanche clinched the series in Game 5 on Friday. (Derek Leung/Getty Images) comments Add the Calgary Flames to shocking Stanley... Read more
Road tested: Jets confident they can win in St. Louis to force Game 7
Home team has yet to win over opening 5 games of series Winnipeg Jets celebrate as St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington, left, skates to the bench after Jets left wing Kyle Connor scored during overtime in Game 4 on Tuesday. (Jeff Roberson/The Associated Press) comments Jacob Trouba hopes... Read more