Posts Tagged Stanley Cup Playoffs

Rangers come up a game short of playoff for The Cup again

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) reacts as defenseman Dan Girardi (5) congratulates Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) after the Lightning beat the Rangers 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, May 29, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — After losing the Stanley Cup final to the Los Angeles Kings last season, the New York Rangers came into the season with a simple motto: “Change the finish.”

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Lightning and Rangers headed to Game 7 in wild series

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) lies on the ice after allowing a goal during the third period of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. The Rangers defeated the Lightning 7-3. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

NEW YORK (AP) — Six games into the Eastern Conference finals, the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning have taught hockey fans to expect the unexpected.

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AP Source: Sharks to hire Peter DeBoer as head coach

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks will hire Peter DeBoer as their new head coach.

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Ducks Ds causing problems for Blackhawks

Anaheim Ducks left wing Patrick Maroon (19) is surrounded by his teammates after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period in Game 5 of the Western Conference final of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Anaheim won 5-4 in overtime. (Michael Goulding/The Orange County Register via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — Anaheim stars Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler are drawing a lot of attention in the Western Conference finals. When the Ducks’ defensemen join the attack, it presents a big problem for the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Toews gets 2 to force OT, but Hawks drop Game 5 to Ducks 5-4

Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey left, scores the game winning goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during overtime in Game 5 of the Western Conference final of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, May 25, 2015.  (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Jonathan Toews scored twice in the final seconds to force overtime in Game 5, the Western Conference finals appeared to be bending under the weight of the Chicago Blackhawks’ famed playoff tenacity.

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