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Dallas Stars into their 2nd West final in a row after knocking out last two Cup champions

Dallas Stars into their 2nd West final in a row after knocking out last two Cup champions

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars finally get a little bit of a breather after avoiding another Game 7 on the way to their second Western Conference Final in a row. They knocked out the last two Stanley Cup champions while playing 13 games in 26 nights.
Oilers to start Stuart Skinner in net for must-win Game 6 vs. Canucks

Oilers to start Stuart Skinner in net for must-win Game 6 vs. Canucks

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers will start Stuart Skinner in net Saturday for a must-win Game 6 of their second-round playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks. Skinner replaces goalie Calvin Pickard, who was Edmonton's starter for Games 4 and 5.
Panthers reach Eastern Conference final for second straight year, eliminating Bruins in 6 games

Panthers reach Eastern Conference final for second straight year, eliminating Bruins in 6 games

BOSTON (AP) — Florida Panthers coach Paul Maurice watched his team escape one breakaway after another and still manage to eliminate the Boston Bruins in six games.
Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers into NHL's final four with Game 6 victories

Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers into NHL's final four with Game 6 victories

The Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers reached conference finals in the NHL with Game 6 victories. The Stars needed double overtime to put the Colorado Avalanche away 2-1 with Matt Duchene scoring the game-winner.
Canucks look to clinch second round series over the Oilers in game 6

Canucks look to clinch second round series over the Oilers in game 6

Vancouver Canucks (50-23-9, first in the Pacific Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6, second in the Pacific Division) Edmonton, Alberta; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT BETMGM SPORTSBOOK : LINE Oilers -197, Canucks +163; over/under is 6.
Duchene scores winner in 2nd OT, Stars reach conference final with 2-1 win over Avs

Duchene scores winner in 2nd OT, Stars reach conference final with 2-1 win over Avs

DENVER (AP) — Matt Duchene scored at 11:42 of the second overtime after being involved in a play that led to a goal disallowed for goaltender interference in the first extra period, and the Dallas Stars advanced to the Western Conference final with a
Panthers eliminate Bruins with 2-1 win in Game 6

Panthers eliminate Bruins with 2-1 win in Game 6

BOSTON (AP) — Gustav Forsling scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 1:33 left, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 22 shots for the Florida Panthers to beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Friday night and win their second-round playoff series in six games
Panthers beat Bruins 2-1 with late game-winner, advance to Eastern Conference final

Panthers beat Bruins 2-1 with late game-winner, advance to Eastern Conference final

BOSTON (AP) — Florida Panthers coach Paul Maurice considered it a good omen when the fire alarm went off at the team hotel Friday afternoon, just as he was settling in for a pre-game nap.
Boston captain Brad Marchand returns for must-win Game 6 against Panthers

Boston captain Brad Marchand returns for must-win Game 6 against Panthers

BOSTON (AP) — Boston captain Brad Marchand was dressed and back in the lineup for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Florida Panthers on Friday night with the Bruins needing a victory to keep their playoff season alive.
Craig Berube named head coach of Toronto Maple Leafs

Craig Berube named head coach of Toronto Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Craig Berube has been handed the keys to the Toronto Maple Leafs. It will be up to the 58-year-old to deliver something the Original Six franchise hasn't experienced in more than a generation — sustained playoff success.