Posts Tagged Hockey

Ducks hold off Islanders, clinch playoff berth

Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) stops a shot in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Paul Bereswill)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Frederik Andersen made 29 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks used a two-goal second period to beat the struggling New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday to clinch a Western Conference playoff berth.

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Predators down Caps, clinch playoff berth

Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) shoots but has his shot stopped by Washington Capitals goalie Justin Peters (35) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

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Boston G Rask leaves game early in 2nd

New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) looks to pass in front of the goal as Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and center Patrice Bergeron (37) keep an eye on the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has left Saturday’s game against the New York Rangers 10 seconds into the second period for an unknown reason.

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Datsyuk returns from injury for Red Wings vs Tampa Bay

DETROIT (AP) — Pavel Datsyuk is back in the lineup for the Detroit Red Wings after missing five games with an undisclosed lower-body injury.

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Vanek, Koivu, Parise score in third, Wilds beat Flames 4-2

Minnesota Wild’s Jordan Leopold, left, tries to keep Calgary Flames' Paul Byron from the rebound of a blocked shot by goalie Devan Dubnyk in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 27, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild poured it on in the third period against the Calgary Flames.

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