Posts Tagged Professional hockey

Sharks beat Avalanche 5-1 to boost slim playoff hopes

San Jose Sharks' Scott Hannan (27) celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench alongside, teammates Joe Pavelski (8) and Brent Burns (88) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — With seven points in their past four games, the San Jose Sharks finally seem to be hitting their stride. Whether the resurgence came in time to lead them back to the playoffs remains to be seen.

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Anaheim Ducks clinch Pacific Division title, rout Oilers 5-1

Anaheim Ducks' Francois Beauchemin, center, celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Cogliano and Francois Beauchemin each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their third straight Pacific Division title with a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

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Sabres rally back to beat Maple Leafs 4-3

Toronto Maple Leafs' Eric Brewer (2) passes the puck as Buffalo Sabres' Tyler Ennis defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Moulson and Matt Ellis scored 1:41 apart in the third period, and the Buffalo Sabres rallied for a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

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Still scoring after all these years, Ovechkin gets 50th goal

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates with the puck against Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk (27) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is 29, and his hair is flecked with gray nowadays. His coaches and linemates keep changing, as have the ways opponents try to stop him.

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Canucks win 2nd straight, beat Predators 5-4 in shootout

Vancouver Canucks left wing Alex Burrows (14) is congratulated by Bo Horvat (53) and Yannick Weber (6), of Switzerland, after Burrows scored a goal against the Nashville Predators in the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. At right is Predators center Craig Smith (15). The Canucks won 5-4 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vancouver Canucks coach Willie Desjardins didn’t really get an explanation why Kevin Bieksa and Alexandre Burrows were ejected late in regulation.

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