Posts Tagged Stanley Cup Playoffs

Sharks beat Kings 6-3 in Game 1

San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) celebrates with Joe Pavelski, left, after Vlasic scored against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 17, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday night.

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Niemi to start in goal for Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Antti Niemi will start in goal for the San Jose Sharks in the opener of their first-round playoff series against Los Angeles.

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Canadiens hope to build on win against Lightning

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) stops Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson (44) on a breakaway in overtime of Game 1 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. The Canadiens won the game 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Carey Price concedes that failing to protect a pair of third-period leads is not a formula for success in the NHL playoffs.

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Oshie ruled out for Blues playoff opener

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have ruled out forward T.J. Oshie for their playoff opener against the Chicago Blackhawks, but Vladimir Tarasenko is set to return after missing 15 games with a broken thumb.

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Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener

Dallas Stars' Ryan Garbutt falls to the ice after he was checked by Anaheim Ducks' Bryan Allen during the third period in Game 1 of the first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks roared to a big early lead before blowing three-quarters of it. They skated circles around the Dallas Stars early, only to hold on by their fingernails late.

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