Posts Tagged Professional hockey

Rangers clinch playoff spot with 5-1 win over Senators

New York Rangers left wing Tanner Glass, center, is congratulated after his goal by teammates Kevin Hayes, left, and Matt Hunwickan during an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Chris Kreider had two goals and an assist and the New York Rangers clinched a playoff spot with a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

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Eric Staal’s goal, 2 assists lift Canes over Penguins, 5-2

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brandon Sutter (16) and Carolina Hurricanes' Ryan Murphy (7) chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Cam Ward stood tall in his return from a bout with a virus, and his Carolina Hurricanes teammates gave the goalie plenty of offensive help.

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Getzlaf scores in OT as Ducks rally past Bruins

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, left,  celebrates his winning goal with teammate Corey Perry (10) as Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) and defenseman Torey Krug (47) react in the overtime period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Ducks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

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Marleau, Niemi lead Sharks past Red Wings 6-4

San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau shoots against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Marleau scored on the shot. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — Patrick Marleau scored twice and Antti Niemi made 30 saves to help the San Jose Sharks top the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 on Thursday night.

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Gagner lifts Coyotes to 4-3 win over Sabres in OT

Buffalo Sabres center Tyler Ennis, left, skates around Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Gagner scored 56 seconds into overtime to lift the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-3 win over Buffalo on Thursday night, earning cheers from the last-place Sabres’ fans hoping to get the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft.

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