BOSTON (AP) -- Claude Julien decided not to give his goalie a pep talk after a pratfall in the crease handed the Rangers a goal that had the potential to turn the series around.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The power play returned in the second half of the second period. All it took was one brilliant tip by one of the youngest players on the ice and a well-placed shot by the captain of a team in trouble.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins expected desperation.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The NHL has approved the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group of Canadian-led investors, but the deal is contingent on reaching a lease agreement with the city of Glendale, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Don Maloney has held one of the most unenviable positions in sports the past four years, trying to build a roster with no owner and a skimpy budget.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Familiarity with rinks. Loud fans providing a boost of energy. Dictating matchups with the last line change.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Less than three minutes into Game 5, Matt Greene spotted TJ Galiardi loitering in front of the Los Angeles Kings' net. Greene flattened the agitating San Jose forward with a nasty hit, sending Galiardi's stick flying as he fell.
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Avalanche are rounding up the old crew to restore the downtrodden franchise.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Mikko Vainonen (vigh-NOH-nehn) to a three-year, entry-level contract.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney and defenseman Ilari Melart to one-year contracts.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jonathan Toews is going to play his usual minutes. Corey Crawford will be in goal. The lines will look largely the same.
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask saw the replay of his Game 4 gaffe over and over on television.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks are glad to be returning home.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Struggling Rangers center Brad Richards was a healthy scratch Thursday night when New York stayed alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-3 overtime victory in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Bruins.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson isn't quite ready for the traditional season-ending handshake.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Vancouver Canucks fired coach Alain Vigneault on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Quick saved his best save for the final minute, sliding deftly across his crease and snagging Joe Pavelski's shot from point-blank range to the grateful gasps of the Los Angeles Kings' sellout crowd.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Veteran defenseman Andy Sutton has retired, ending a 15-year career beset by injuries.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators have hired Phil Housley as an assistant coach to fill the spot left open by the firing of associate coach Peter Horachek after nine seasons with the franchise.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Winning makes everything easier, particularly selling tickets.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Kreider proudly wore the Broadway Hat in the victorious New York Rangers dressing room as he tried to describe the feeling of saving his team's season.
DETROIT (AP) -- Jimmy Howard kept Jonathan Toews in his misery, making three saves against the struggling star to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Thursday night in Game 4 of the second round series to put the NHL's best team during the regular season on the brink of elimination.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Kings goalie Jonathan Quick sometimes seems to be the only obstacle between San Jose and the Western Conference finals while the Sharks dominate much of their 2-2 series with the defending Stanley Cup champions.
DETROIT (AP) -- Joel Quenneville has accomplished a lot in the NHL, hoisting the Stanley Cup once and with as many postseason victories as any active coach.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin has undergone successful reconstructive surgery on a ligament in his right knee.
DENVER (AP) -- Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic formed a productive partnership on the ice during their playing days, leading the Colorado Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles.
OTTAWA (AP) -- Sidney Crosby was careful not to get too far ahead of himself after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rout the Ottawa Senators for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Boston Bruins are on the brink of the Eastern Conference finals, and they got there on the backs of their suddenly offensive defensemen and a potent fourth line of forwards.
OTTAWA (AP) -- After a win in Game 3, the Ottawa Senators are confident they can tie their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Joe Thornton set the tone for the San Jose Sharks with a dominant first period. After that, the Sharks did their best to hang on and tie up their playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings.