Do NHL teams really need to be hot going into the playoffs? Not exactly, but that doesn't mean a slump is acceptable, either.
They needed overtime to do it, but the Rangers pushed past the Penguins into the second round of the playoffs.
New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello was knocked out of Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night after being hit in the face by teammate Ryan McDonagh's slap shot.
Craig Anderson made 45 saves and the Ottawa Senators avoided elimination with a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.
Predators defenseman Shea Weber's lower-body injury will prevent him from playing in the remainder of the team's Western Conference first-round series with the Blackhawks.
Ottawa Senators forwards Clarke MacArthur and Jean-Gabriel Pageau were injured in Friday night's 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Blackhawks rookie goaltender Scott Darling will start his fourth consecutive game and get the nod for Game 6 against the Predators in the Western Conference first-round series.
Blues center Jori Lehtera will not be in the lineup for Game 5 Friday against the Minnesota Wild due to a lower-body injury.
Craig Anderson's 45-save performance kept the Senators alive and shifts the momentum away from the Canadiens.
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Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk, Montreal's Carey Price and Nashville's Pekka Rinne are the three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the top goalie.
New GM and president of hockey operations Peter Chiarelli will bring a much-needed new mindset to the once-proud Edmonton Oilers franchise.
Star forward Jaromir Jagr is coming out of international retirement to play for the Czech Republic at the upcoming world championship in his native country.
Check out the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL playoffs.
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Florida's Aaron Ekblad, Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau and Ottawa's Mark Stone are the finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the top rookie.
The Predators erased any chance of another late night with a three-goal flurry in the third period to force Game 6.
The Lightning head back home for Game 5 with the momentum suddenly swinging in their favor.
Evgeny Kuznetsov put on a veritable clinic in the Capitals' 5-1 trouncing of the Islanders.
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