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Sabres D Antipin taken off ice on stretcher at Nashville

Sabres D Antipin taken off ice on stretcher at Nashville

NASHVILLE — Buffalo coach Phil Housley says Victor Antipin is doing good but the Sabres will know more Sunday about the defenceman who was taken off the ice on a stretcher to a local hospital.
Raanta, defencemen'soffence lead Coyotes past Blues

Raanta, defencemen'soffence lead Coyotes past Blues

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes look far different from the team that began the season with 11 straight losses. They're also making things difficult for teams with post-season hopes.
Reinhart scores 3 as Sabres stun NHL-leading Predators 7-4

Reinhart scores 3 as Sabres stun NHL-leading Predators 7-4

NASHVILLE — The Buffalo Sabres saw defenceman Victor Antipin taken off the ice on a stretcher after being boarded. Then, they took it out on the Nashville Predators by scoring three goals on the ensuing 5-minute major.
Seguin hits 40, Stars top Wild 4-1 with playoff hopes fading

Seguin hits 40, Stars top Wild 4-1 with playoff hopes fading

DALLAS — Tyler Seguin's first 40-goal season likely will end with the Dallas Stars missing the playoffs for the second straight year.

Jets down Maple Leafs 3-1 in battle of Canada's only two playoff teams

TORONTO — The Winnipeg Jets weren't worried about performing in front of a national television audience on a Saturday night against the only other Canadian team heading to the playoffs.
Hall scores 2 to help Devils move closer to playoffs

Hall scores 2 to help Devils move closer to playoffs

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Devils' first playoff berth since 2012 is there for the taking. All they have to do is take it.
Penguins beat Canadiens 5-2 to clinch playoff berth

Penguins beat Canadiens 5-2 to clinch playoff berth

PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan knew the Stanley Cup hangover was coming.
Rangers eliminate Hurricanes from playoff race with 2-1 win

Rangers eliminate Hurricanes from playoff race with 2-1 win

RALEIGH, N.C. — The New York Rangers have known for a while they won't make the playoffs. They made it official that the Carolina Hurricanes won't, either.
Goaltender Thatcher Demko keeps smiling in nail-biting NHL debut, Canucks win

Goaltender Thatcher Demko keeps smiling in nail-biting NHL debut, Canucks win

VANCOUVER — It was a wild ride with a dangerous swerve toward hitting the ditch, but goaltender Thatcher Demko couldn't stop grinning the whole game.
Howard gets 1st shutout, Red Wings beat Senators 2-0

Howard gets 1st shutout, Red Wings beat Senators 2-0

DETROIT — Out of the playoffs and sinking fast with one win in 14 games a week ago, the Detroit Red Wings could have embraced tanking to bolster their chances in the NHL draft lottery. Instead, they launched a winning streak.