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Eastern Conference (NHL)

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  • Defenseman Ekblad goes No. 1 to Panthers in draft

    Defenseman Ekblad goes No. 1 to Panthers in draft
    The Florida Panthers selected defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the first overall pick of the 2014 NHL Draft on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Barrie captain was named the Ontario Hockey League Most Outstanding Defenseman in 2013-14, leading all...
  • Rangers come to Dan Girardi's defense

    Rangers come to Dan Girardi's defense
    The New York Rangers circled around defenseman Dan Girardi on Thursday after the reliable protector of goalie Henrik Lundqvist made the turnover that set up the overtime loss to the Kings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. "Our group believes so...
  • Rangers' Ryan McDonagh warrants attention on the ice

    Rangers' Ryan McDonagh warrants attention on the ice
    The tipping point in the Stanley Cup Final very well could be which premier defenseman can most effectively continue his inspired postseason run. Like the Kings' Drew Doughty, the New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh is listed at 6 feet 1, 213 pounds. Each...
  • Stanley Cup Final notes: Kings' Robyn Regehr likely to play in Game 2

    The Kings and the New York Rangers might make a change in their defense corps for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, to be played Saturday at Staples Center. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said Friday that defenseman Robyn Regehr "will probably play" in Game...
  • Stanley Cup Final: Kings' Robyn Regehr probable for Game 2

    Stanley Cup Final: Kings' Robyn Regehr probable for Game 2
    Both the Kings and the New York Rangers appear poised to change their mix on defense for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, to be played Saturday at Staples Center. The Kings won the opener, 3-2, on Wednesday on Justin Williams’ goal four minutes...
  • Kings place Will Ferrell's 'Go Kings Go!' video in Times Square

    Kings place Will Ferrell's 'Go Kings Go!' video in Times Square
    The Kings not only want to take a 2-0 Stanley Cup Final lead back to New York with them Sunday, but they also want New Yorkers to have a hint of what it’s like to be inside Staples Center. The Kings purchased video-board advertising in Times...
  • Stanley Cup Final: Kings? Tired? Fuhgeddaboudit

    Stanley Cup Final: Kings? Tired? Fuhgeddaboudit
    Hours before Game 2, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter acknowledged his team was showing signs of being tired after three seven-game playoff series and a Game 1 overtime opener of the Stanley Cup Final. Add on a double-overtime Game 2 victory and a cross-...
  • Round 2 NHL Playoff Picks: Can Rangers beat Pens?

     
    Even though it went seven games, the New York Rangers dominated the Philadelphia Flyers for most of their Round 1 series. Even if Flyers goalie Steve Mason played the first two games, the Rangers still would have won the series......
  • NHL playoff Picks: Can Flyers or Rangers go deep?

     
    Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
  • Tuesday's multi-sport local and college roundup: Kerdiles, Gibson propel Admirals to early series lead at St. John's

    Pro hockey: AHL: Nic Kerdiles scored twice and John Gibson made 42 saves as the visiting Norfolk Admirals won 3-1 in Game 1 of their best-of-seven AHL Eastern Conference semifinal series against St. John's. The Newfoundland-based IceCaps, Winnipeg's...
  • Henrik Lundqvist backs Rangers to 3-1 win over Canadiens

    Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and Martin St. Louis scored in the second period and the New York Rangers earned a 3-1 victory over the Carey Price-less Montreal Canadiens on Monday. The Rangers lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-0 heading...
  • Washington Capitals fire coach, decline to renew contract of GM

    The underachieving Washington Capitals began making changes at the top Saturday, firing Adam Oates as coach and not renewing the contract of George McPhee, the general manager and a vice president. The NHL club made the announcements in a statement...