Jonathan Quick made 24 saves in his seventh career playoffshutout, and the Los Angeles Kings moved to the brink of theirsecond straight trip to the Western Conference finals with a 3-0victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 on Thursday night.
Chris Kreider steered in a pass from Rick Nash 7:03 intoovertime, and the New York Rangers stayed alive in the Stanley Cupplayoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursdaynight.
Struggling Rangers center Brad Richards said he will be ahealthy scratch when New York faces elimination in Game 4 againstthe Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Jakub Kindl scored on a power play in the second period, DanielCleary had an empty-net goal and Jimmy Howard made 27 saves to helpthe Detroit Red Wings hold on for a 2-0 victory over the ChicagoBlackhawks on Thursday night, putting the NHL's best team duringthe regular season on the brink of elimination.
John Tortorella has a history of letting the media know exactly howhe feels, and he was none too pleased after the Rangers' Game 4win.
Patrick Roy has been hired as coach of the ColoradoAvalanche.
Roy's return to NHL as coach means more fun awaits.
Penguins roll, shove Senators to brink.
Rangers must beat Bruins in Game 4 or their season is over.
The Vancouver Canucks fired coach Alain Vigneault onWednesday.
Brent Burns helped San Jose jump off to a fast start with hissecond goal of the postseason and the Sharks tied theirsecond-round series against Los Angeles at two games with a 2-1victory over the Kings in Game 4 on Tuesday night.
Veteran defenseman Andy Sutton has retired, ending a 15-yearcareer beset by injuries.
Daniel Paille snapped a tie with 3:31 left in the third period,and the Boston Bruins put the New York Rangers on the brink ofelimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conferencesemifinal series on Tuesday night.
Senators look to defend home ice vs. Penguins and tie series.
Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic formed a productive partnership on theice during their playing days, leading the Colorado Avalanche totwo Stanley Cup titles.
The Nashville Predators have hired Phil Housley as an assistantcoach to fill the spot left open by the firing of associate coachPeter Horachek after nine seasons with the franchise.
Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midwaythrough the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goallead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the ChicagoBlackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second roundseries.
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin has undergonesuccessful reconstructive surgery on a ligament in his rightknee.