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2 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times
The expected became official as Antti Niemi will start in goal for the Sharks when they host the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.
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4 hrs ago | Blackhhawk up
The Stanley Cup playoffs kick off tonight with three games with two from the Eastern Conference and one late night tilt from the Western Conference.
8 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune
Tampa, Fla. a Dale Weise scored 18:08 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series on Wednesday night.
12 hrs ago | Denver Post
The excitement in Joe Sakic's voice was just as well expressed on his face. The former Avalanche captain, now the team's executive vice president of hockey operations, is jazzed about the team being in the playoffs again.
Many Blackhawks fans are nervously comparing this year's very good team to last year's unbelievable Team of Destiny.
Full disclosure, right up front: my preseason Stanley Cup picks were the San Jose Sharks and the Detroit Red Wings.
Paul Maurice, who stated remaining in Winnipeg would be a family decision, is staying behind the bench of the Jets.
Apr 3, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton controls the puck against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose.
Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News breaks down the first-round matchups in the Western Conference playoffs, with predictions on each series: 1 COLORADO VS.
Boston is the favorite to return to the Stanley Cup Final from the Eastern Conference while a mix of teams are in the running for the Western Conference title.
Murray outlined his intentions Tuesday, two days after the Sabres closed one of the worst and most tumultuous seasons in their 44-year history.
As a member of the Pro Hockey Writers' Association, and fortunate to have a say for the National Hockey League 2013-14 awards, I'm sharing how I voted below.
Painful topic...after a Cup Finals appearance in 02, a Cup title in 06, and another Eastern Finals in 09 - the Hurricanes have not seen the playoffs in many moons.
The University of Michigan ice hockey team was represented by 19 alumni in the NHL during the 2013-14 season and was one of a record 49 colleges to have had a player in the NHL this year.
Wild center Mikko Koivu rests between shifts in the third period against the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Thursday, April 10, 2014.
One of the most exciting parts of the Stanley Cup playoffs is the unpredictability.