• Hoffman’s goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night and force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

  • Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the franchise’s first trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

  • Ducks forward Nick Ritchie ejected in Game 6 vs. Predators

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks left wing Nick Ritchie was ejected from Monday night’s Game 6 Western Conference Final game against the Nashville Predators at 11:38 of the opening period after delivering a hard check to Nashville forward Viktor Arvidsson.

  • Gibson out, Bernier makes 1st playoff start in net for Ducks

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Anaheim goalie Jonathan Bernier is making his first career playoff start in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the Nashville Predators.

  • Former NHL All-Star Bill White dies at 77

    CHICAGO (AP) — Bill White, a former Chicago Blackhawks all-star defenseman and a member of Canada’s 1972 Summit Series team, has died. He was 77.

  • Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

    NASVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators don’t have their top center, and their captain is day to day with an upper-body injury.

  • Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it “getting to our game.”

  • Predators left surprised, determined by Johansen’s injury

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are still stunned by the loss of top scorer Ryan Johansen to a season-ending thigh injury after Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

  • Ducks captain Getzlaf fined for apparent homophobic slur

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was fined $10,000 on Saturday for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

  • Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators 3-2 to tie series

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.