Posts Tagged Men’s hockey

Lack helps Canucks top Flames 4-1, even series

Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack, of Sweden, tangles with Calgary Flames' Brandon Bollig as Jannik Hansen (36), of Denmark, and linesman Darren Gibbs try to break them apart during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tempers flared and fists flew — and the tone might have been set for the rest of the first-round playoff series between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames.

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Nashville captain Weber out after being hurt in 2nd period

Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Stalberg (25), of Sweden, and defenseman Shea Weber (6) skate over to congratulate defenseman Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, after Josi scored a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period of Game 2 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series Friday, April 17, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville captain Shea Weber has suffered a lower-body injury in the second period of Game 2 against Chicago and will not return.

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Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles 4-3 in Game 2

New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) scores a goal over Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) and past goalie Philipp Grubauer, from Germany, during the second period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

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With Holtby ill, Capitals start Grubauer in Game 2 vs. Isles

Washington Capitals right wing Eric Fehr (16) defends with goalie Braden Holtby (70) as New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) works in front of the net during the third period in the opening game of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Washington. The Islanders won 4-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — After tying team records with 73 starts, 41 wins and nine shutouts this season, Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby missed Game 2 of the playoffs against the New York Islanders on Friday night because of illness, replaced by a rookie.

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Pacioretty may return to Canadiens’ lineup after concussion

MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal scoring leader Max Pacioretty returned to the Canadiens’ lineup Friday night, and Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone also took the ice in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoff series.

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