Predators clinch playoff spot with 4-2 win over…

Colton Sissons and Filip Forsberg each scored twice, backup goaltender Juuse Saros stopped 33 shots and the Nashville Predators became the first NHL team to clinch a playoff spot this season by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2

Kovalchuk aiming for NHL return after 5 years away

Former NHL forward Ilya Kovalchuk says he wants to return to the league this summer and play there for "several more years."

Baptiste lifts Sabres to 5-3 win over Blackhawks

Nicholas Baptiste scored two goals in the third period to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Alex Ovechkin joins NHL's exclusive 600-goal club

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin becomes 20th NHL player to score 600 goals

Ovechkin vs. Laine vs. Malkin: NHL stars race to…

The NHL's race to 50 goals pits Alex Ovechkin, Patrik Laine and Evgeni Malkin against each other and the calendar with less a month left in the season

McDavid has 1 goal, 2 assists in Oilers' 4-2 victory

Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists in the third period and the Edmonton Oilers rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers

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NHL takes esports on ice with gaming tournament

The NHL is making its first foray into the world of esports with a hockey gaming tournament

Luongo blanks Canadiens, Panthers win 7th…

Roberto Luongo made 40 saves in his second shutout of the season and Nick Bjugstad scored his fourth goal in two games as the Florida Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 for their seventh straight home win

Kane scores 4 goals to lead Sharks past Flames 7-4

Evander Kane scored four goals to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Calgary Flames 7-4

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Flyers and into…

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Flyers and into first place in the Metropolitan Division

Minor hockey league to use pick your playoff…

The minor league that brought 3-on-3 overtime to hockey more than a decade before the NHL is adding a new innovation this season for the playoffs

Hoffman scores in OT, Senators edge Stars 3-2 for 3rd in row

Mike Hoffman scored at 3:26 of overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 to win their third game in a row for just the second time this season

Preds beat Stars 2-0 for franchise-record 9th…

Pekka Rinne stopped 26 shots, Ryan Hartman scored at 5:33 of the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 for a franchise-record ninth straight victory

One-man show: Laine gets trick in Jets' 3-0 win…

Patrik Laine got his fourth career hat trick and set a career high with his 38th goal, lifting the Winnipeg Jets over the New York Rangers 3-0

Zucker leads Wild to 4-2 win in Vegas homecoming

Jason Zucker, the only NHL player raised in Nevada, scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Minnesota Wild over the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2

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Caps light up Leafs, lights go out for outdoor…

Alex Ovechkin moved closer to 600 career goals and the Washington Capitals put on an offensive showcase in beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 outdoors at the U.S. Naval Academy

Stamkos has career-high 5 points as Lightning…

Steven Stamkos had two goals and three assists for a career-high five points and added a shootout goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Philadelphia Flyers 7-6

Ducks create playoff logjam with 4-2 win over Red Wings

Corey Perry scored a tiebreaking goal late in the second period, John Gibson made 28 saves and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the skidding Detroit Red Wings 4-2

Oshie, Backstrom score as Capitals down Islanders 6-3

T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom and Matt Niskanen scored as the Washington Capitals swept a home-and-home set against the skidding New York Islanders with a 6-3 win

Kopitar and Kings hand Red Wings 8th straight loss, 4-1

Anze Kopitar broke a third-period tie with a fluke goal and the Los Angeles Kings beat Detroit 4-1 to hand the Red Wings their eighth consecutive defeat

Fiala, Turris rally Predators to 3-2 win over Coyotes

Kevin Fiala and Kyle Turris each had a goal and assist in the third period, leading the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes

Connor scores twice, Jets beat Blackhawks 6-2

Kyle Connor scored twice to reach 25 goals this season and the Winnipeg Jets rebounded from an early deficit for a 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks

Reimer makes 46 saves in shutout, Panthers blank Bruins 3-0

James Reimer tied a season high with 46 saves to lead the Florida Panthers over the Boston Bruins 3-0

Hornqvist scores 2 as Penguins beat Canadiens, 5-3

Patric Hornqvist's second goal of the game gave Pittsburgh the lead in the third period, and the Penguins went on to beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-3

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Atkinson's hat trick lifts surging Blue Jackets over Flyers

Cam Atkinson scored a hat trick to lead the surging Columbus Blue Jackets to their sixth straight victory, 5-3 over the Philadelphia Flyers

MacKinnon, Varlamov lead Avalanche past Blues 4-1

Nathan MacKinnon had two goals and an assist, Semyon Varlamov stopped 44 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1

Van Riemsdyk scores twice, Leafs beat Sabres 5-2

James van Riemsdyk had two goals and an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres