Lightning face Rangers with trip to Cup finals on the line

Lightning face Rangers with trip to Cup finals on the line

It's one game for a trip to the Stanley Cup finals and the chance to play for hockey's biggest prize.

Bylsma faces big rebuilding challenge in taking over Sabres

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Bylsma faces big rebuilding challenge in taking over Sabres
The circumstances have changed for Dan Bylsma in taking over as coach of the young and rebuilding Buffalo Sabres.

Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7

May 28
Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7
It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going.
Video
May 28

Blackhawks top Ducks, force Game 7

A three-goal spurt in the second period helped send the series to a final game on Saturday in Anaheim.
Wild
May 28

Ducks head home after 'losing composure' in Game 6 loss

Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said he saw something in his team in the second period for the first time in the playoffs.
Wild
May 28

Cap issues will keep Wild from free agent frenzy

Saddled by the salary cap, the Wild probably isn’t in position to make major offseason changes.
Wild
May 27

Ducks defense causing problems for Blackhawks

Anaheim stars Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler are drawing a lot of attention in the Western Conference finals. When the Ducks' defensemen join the attack, it presents a big problem for the Chicago Blackhawks.
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May 27

Rangers erupt in Game 6 to stay alive

New York scored five goals in the third period of its 7-3 Game 6 victory over Tampa Bay. Derick Brassard registered a hat trick and two assists as the Rangers head home for Friday's Game 7.

nhl Statistics

  • Western Central w l otl points home away
    St. Louis 51 24 7 109 27-12-2 24-12-5
    Nashville 47 25 10 104 28-9-4 19-16-6
    Chicago 48 28 6 102 24-12-5 24-16-1
    Minnesota 46 28 8 100 22-13-6 24-15-2
    Winnipeg 43 26 13 99 23-13-5 20-13-8
    Dallas 41 31 10 92 17-16-8 24-15-2
    Colorado 39 31 12 90 23-15-3 16-16-9
  • Western Pacific w l otl points home away
    Anaheim 51 24 7 109 26-12-3 25-12-4
    Vancouver 48 29 5 101 24-15-2 24-14-3
    Calgary 45 30 7 97 23-13-5 22-17-2
    Los Angeles 40 27 15 95 25-9-7 15-18-8
    San Jose 40 33 9 89 19-17-5 21-16-4
    Edmonton 24 44 14 62 15-23-3 9-21-11
    Arizona 24 50 8 56 11-25-5 13-25-3
  • Eastern Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Montreal 50 22 10 110 26-9-6 24-13-4
    Tampa Bay 50 24 8 108 32-8-1 18-16-7
    Detroit 43 25 14 100 22-10-9 21-15-5
    Ottawa 43 26 13 99 23-13-5 20-13-8
    Boston 41 27 14 96 24-10-7 17-17-7
    Florida 38 29 15 91 21-13-7 17-16-8
    Toronto 30 44 8 68 22-17-2 8-27-6
    Buffalo 23 51 8 54 14-22-5 9-29-3
  • Eastern Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    NY Rangers 53 22 7 113 25-11-5 28-11-2
    NY Islanders 47 28 7 101 25-14-2 22-14-5
    Washington 45 26 11 101 23-13-5 22-13-6
    Pittsburgh 43 27 12 98 23-14-4 20-13-8
    Columbus 42 35 5 89 19-20-2 23-15-3
    Philadelphia 33 31 18 84 23-11-7 10-20-11
    New Jersey 32 36 14 78 19-14-8 13-22-6
    Carolina 30 41 11 71 18-16-7 12-25-4
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 53
    S. Stamkos TB 43
    R. Nash NYR 42
    J. Tavares NYI 38
    (4) Players 37
  • Assists
    N. Backstrom WAS 60
    J. Voracek PHI 59
    S. Crosby PIT 56
    D. Sedin VAN 56
    H. Sedin VAN 55
  • Points
    J. Benn DAL 87
    J. Tavares NYI 86
    S. Crosby PIT 84
    A. Ovechkin WAS 81
    J. Voracek PHI 81
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    C. Price MON 1.96
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.07
    P. Rinne NSH 2.18
    C. Talbot NYR 2.21
    B. Holtby WAS 2.22
  • Saves
    B. Holtby WAS 1887
    T. Rask BOS 1855
    C. Schneider NJ 1834
    C. Price MON 1823
    M. Smith ARI 1768
  • Wins
    C. Price MON 44
    B. Holtby WAS 41
    P. Rinne NSH 41
    B. Bishop TB 40
    J. Halak NYI 38
  • Tuesday, May 26
    NY Rangers 7, Tampa Bay 3, F
  • Wednesday, May 27
    Chicago 5, Anaheim 2, F
  • Today, May 28
  • Friday, May 29
    Tampa Bay @ NY Rangers
  • Saturday, May 30
    Chicago @ Anaheim
  • Sunday, May 31
  • Monday, June 1
  • Tuesday, June 2
Sports
May 26

Russo: Thoughts on Dubnyk, Mike Reilly and trades

Things have been quiet with the Wild since the season ended. Here's a look at the next month
Video
May 26

Ducks grab series lead with overtime win

Matt Beleskey netted the game winner 45 seconds into overtime as the Ducks grabbed a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference Final after beating the Blackhawks, 5-4 in Game 5 on Monday night.
Wild
May 26

Toews gets 2 to force OT, but Hawks drop Game 5

When Jonathan Toews scored twice in the final seconds to force overtime in Game 5, the Western Conference finals appeared to be bending under the weight of the Chicago Blackhawks' famed playoff tenacity.
Video
May 24

Blackhawks prevail in double overtime

Patrick Kane's power play tally in the third period tied the game at four and set the stage for Antoine Vermette's game-winner in double overtime as Chicago tied the series with Anaheim 2-2.
Wild
May 23

NHL playoffs star Johnson was first noticed by Wild

Tyler Johnson might be the “one that got away,” but that doesn’t mean the Wild didn’t try to sign him when they took a long look at him a few years back.
Wild
May 22

Battle in front of nets key to reaching Stanley Cup final

The NHL's hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. You have to fight to get there, and it is quite difficult to stay in place after you arrive.
Wild
May 22

Babcock bids emotional farewell in Detroit

Mike Babcock stood at the front of the familiar dressing room at Joe Louis Arena, this time for something of a farewell address.
Sports
May 22

Tyler Johnson: The one that got away from the Wild

The Tampa Bay Lightning star and NHL's leader in goals this postseason was once a possibility to sign with the Wild.
Wild
May 22
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) blocks a shot by New York R...

Nash and St. Louis held pointless in Rangers' overtime loss

The Tampa Bay Lightning's top players came up big — again. The New York Rangers' Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis continued their postseason goal-scoring struggles.
Wild
May 22

New Fargo Force head coach has ties to Red River Valley

Former University of North Dakota standout hockey player and assistant coach Cary Eades is returning to the Red River Valley as head coach of the Fargo Force.
Wild
May 22

Ducks bounce back after tough OT loss

Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question.
Wild
May 22

Ducks edge Blackhawks in Game 3

Ducks 2, Blackhawks 1 - The Ducks defeated the Blackhawks to take a 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals. Anaheim's Simon Despres netted the go-ahead score late in the second period.
Wild
May 21

Boston Bruins elevate Don Sweeney to general manager

On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement.
Wild
May 19
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Hakstol leaves UND for Flyers; assistant named as replacement

Dave Hakstol announced his resignation as University of North Dakota hockey coach Monday morning to become the new head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. Brad Berry will succeed him at UND.
Wild
May 18

Rare route from NCAA to NHL

Dave Hakstol became only the third coach in NHL history to climb directly from the college ranks to the NHL. A look at the other two:
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