Sidney Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Nick Bonino had the winner in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night.
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Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson's shot from the corner banked off New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and into the net to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win in Game 1 Thursday in Ottawa.
For Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, the happiest place in Orange County isn't Disneyland. No, it's on the other end of Katella Avenue, where Draisaitl has scored in all four games against the Anaheim Ducks this season.
A class-action lawsuit against the Ontario Hockey League got the green light Thursday. The suit contends that OHL players have been paid less than the minimum wage required by law in their regions and asks for $180 million in back wages, overtime and vacation pay.
As jackpots go in Las Vegas, general manager George McPhee wouldn't mind little lady luck being on the side of his Golden Knights expansion franchise when the NHL holds its draft lottery on Saturday (CBC, CBCSports, 8 p.m. ET).
Nashville Predators forward Kevin Fiala will miss the balance of the Stanley Cup playoffs after breaking his left femur, or thigh bone, in Wednesday night’s 4-3 win over the hometown St. Louis Blues to open a best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal.
While it's true that Mike Babcock has captured almost every imaginable championship as a coach, there is one major accomplishment that has eluded him.
Adam Larsson scored his second goal with 4:40 remaining, Mark Letestu had two power-play goals and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 in Game 1 of the second round on Wednesday night.
Nashville forward Kevin Fiala has left Game 1 of the Predators' second-round series against St. Louis with a left leg injury.
Toronto's Mike Babcock, Edmonton's Todd McLellan and Columbus' John Tortorella are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the NHL coach of the year.