December 9, 2006 |
Anaheim's Shawn Thornton scored 57 seconds in, Teemu Selanne had his team-high 16th goal and an assist in the third period, and the NHL-leading Ducks beat the host Washington Capitals, 6-1, last night for their seventh victory in eight games. Todd Marchant had a goal and two assists, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 26 saves. In other games: At Dallas, Dwayne Roloson stopped 22 shots for his second straight shutout as Edmonton ended the Stars' six-game home winning streak with a 2-0 victory.
May 19, 2011 |
Daniel Sedin scored his second power-play goal of the game, and Chris Higgins and Mason Raymond added man-advantage goals in the third period for the Vancouver Canucks, who routed the visiting San Jose Sharks, 7-3, last night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Defenseman Aaron Rome also scored his first NHL playoff goal with 5:30 left as the Canucks poured it on late. The game turned when Kevin Bieksa scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway with 7:55 left in the second period.
July 28, 1999 |
The Vancouver Canucks signed Daniel Sedin and his identical twin brother, Henrik, to three-year contracts yesterday. The Sedins, who were selected second and third overall, respectively, in last month's NHL draft, agreed to contracts that will pay each $1.03 million a season, plus a substantial performance bonus. Their base salary is the maximum allowed for rookies drafted in 1999. While Canucks general manager Brian Burke, who negotiated a series of draft-day trades in order to select the 18-year-old brothers, said he expected them to remain in Sweden next season, he also said they would attend Vancouver's training camp.
June 1, 2011 |
VANCOUVER - Daniel Sedin absently scratched his red playoff beard, thinking back on a decade of struggle and setbacks before the Vancouver Canucks reached the Stanley Cup finals against Boston. Down the hallway, his identical twin rubbed his identical beard exactly the same way. Henrik Sedin was considering a more pressing problem, though: Now that the Swedish superstars are finally close enough to touch the Stanley Cup, how do they get it away from hulking defenseman Zdeno Chara and the bruising Bruins?
May 16, 2001 |
St. Louis defenseman Jeff Finley, sidelined by a concussion since March 25, is set to return to the Blues' lineup tonight against Colorado. "I'm very excited," Finley said yesterday. "It's going to difficult jumping back into that action after not playing for seven weeks, but I'm looking forward to it. " Colorado leads the best-of-seven, Western Conference finals, two games to none. Finley, who missed the last six regular-season games and the first 12 playoff games after taking a hit from Dallas' Derian Hatcher, is expected to replace Alexei Gusarov.
April 10, 2012 |
VANCOUVER leading scorer Daniel Sedin returned to practice after missing nine games with a concussion. Sedin was on the ice Monday before his teammates began their scheduled workout and remained with them, although there was no indication he would be ready when the Canucks open the playoffs Wednesday against the Los Angeles Kings. Sedin led Vancouver with 30 goals before being elbowed by Duncan Keith in a loss to Chicago on March 21. Keith was suspended five games for the hit. Vancouver closed the regular season by winning eight of nine games to finish with the league's best record with fourth-liners like Max Lapierre and Zack Kassian on the top line.
April 19, 2012
Kyle Turris scored at 2 minutes, 42 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, tying the Eastern Conference series at two games apiece. Milan Michalek and Sergei Gonchar scored in the second period for the Senators to erase a 2-0 deficit, and Craig Anderson made 31 saves. Anton Stralman and Ryan Callahan had power-plays goals early in the first period for the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves. Torres suspended The NHL suspended Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres indefinitely Wednesday for knocking Chicago's Marian Hossa out of the game - and maybe the playoffs - with a shoulder blow to the head.
October 7, 2006 |
This time, the New Jersey Devils walked out of the RBC Center smiling. The same couldn't be said for Stanley Cup champion Carolina. Zach Parise scored twice and Brian Gionta had three assists to lead the visiting Devils past the Hurricanes last night, 4-0, sending the champs to a second straight home loss to open the season. The Devils got plenty of contributions in a surprisingly easy win in the arena where their playoff run ended last year. Jamie Langenbrunner and Patrik Elias each scored goals, while Martin Brodeur made 29 saves for his 81st career shutout and 447th victory - moving him into a tie for third place all-time with Terry Sawchuk.
May 10, 2011 |
Daniel Sedin and Mason Raymond scored first-period goals, and Roberto Luongo made 23 saves as the visiting Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to advance to the Western Conference finals last night. The Canucks, who had the NHL's best record this season, reached the conference finals for the first time since 1994 and will face the winner of the series between the San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings. Raymond gave Vancouver the lead 7:45 into the game and Sedin made it 2-0 just 1:43 later.
March 24, 2012
Travis Turnbull scored his first NHL goal, with some help from the Rangers, and the Buffalo Sabres earned another big win in their playoff quest by beating New York, 4-1, on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Drew Stafford had goals in the second and third periods, Tyler Ennis added one in the third, and Ryan Miller made 26 saves for Buffalo, which is 12-2-4 in its last 18 games. The Sabres began the night in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, one point below the postseason cutoff.