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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin underwent reconstructive surgery on Tuesday to repair damage to both the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his left knee
Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic formed a productive partnership on the ice during their playing days, leading the Colorado Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles.
The San Jose Sharks will try to even their Western Conference semifinal series when they host the Los Angeles Kings in Tuesday's Game 4 battle at HP Pavilion.
The New York Rangers will try to get on the board in the Eastern Conference semifinals when they host the Boston Bruins in Tuesday's Game 3 at Madison Square Garden.
Neatly framed but almost forgotten, a front page from the San Jose Mercury News sits against the wall in a room above the Sharks' practice rink. The newspaper photograph depicts a coach and two players, and the headline is bold:
DETROIT ï¿½ Up and down. Quick as a minute. The compass was broken at Joe Louis Arena, and the game had only two directions: north and south. It was a track meet, a caffeinated pogo stick, all breathless goals and breathless chances. Fortunately, the Red Wings had three of the former and Jimmy Howard for the latter. When the horn sounded, the oddsmakers were rubbing their eyes, fans were singing Bon Jovi - "Whoa-oh, we're halfway there! ..." - and Chicago will have to beat the Wings three times in four chances now to keep them out of the Western Conference finals.
DETROIT - Sometimes, it takes more than urgency and effort.
The Chicago Blackhawks were controlling the puck and dominating play early in the second period. It took all of a half-minute for the Detroit Red Wings to swing the momentum.
With a two-day break between games in Detroit during their Western Conference semifinal series against the Red Wings, the Blackhawks were scheduled to head to Chicago to sleep in their own beds after Game 3.
That Andrew Shaw lingered in the blue paint of the Red Wings' crease, no one would argue.
DETROIT - Signs of a successful spring keep popping up. Like the Red Wings getting a goal from their third line, and then getting one from their fourth line.
During last season's run to the Stanley Cup, the Kings enjoyed an unusual edge.
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Todd McLellan was blunt about the task that lies ahead.
Jimmy Howard was stellar with a 39-save effort on Monday night to help the Detroit Red Wings take a 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of this Western Conference semifinal series. Pavel Datsyuk, Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller all scored goals for the Red Wings, who now hold a 2-1 lead in this series thanks to consecutive wins after dropping the series opener. Patrick Kane had the lone goal while Corey Crawford gave up all three goals on 30 shots for the Blackhawks, who were partially undone by an 0-for-4 effort on the power play. Game 4 of this best- of-seven set will take place on Thursday night in Detroit.
Jimmy Howard was stellar with a 39-save effort on Monday night to help the Detroit Red Wings take a 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of this Western Conference semifinal series.
The young Detroit Red Wings have made the mighty Chicago Blackhawks look vulnerable, beating them two straight times to gain an advantage in their last playoff matchup as Western Conference rivals.
Flawless at home and flawed on the road?
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin has undergone reconstructive surgery to repair the ACL in his right knee.
Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson, Los Angeles' Dustin Brown and Chicago's Jonathan Toews have been selected as the 2013 finalists for the Mark Messier Award.
The Chicago Blackhawks will try to regain the lead in the Western Conference semifinals when they visit the Detroit Red Wings for Monday's Game 3 battle at Joe Louis Arena.
The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward John Scott to a one-year contract extension.
If selected by the Flyers in next month's NHL draft, defenseman Darnell Nurse would not feel an added burden playing in Philadelphia - and living up to the standard set in another sport by his famous uncle, former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.
The Bruins know a huge deficit can disappear quickly. They overcame one to reach the second round of the playoffs.
When Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty had his day with the Stanley Cup last summer, he held a party in his hometown of London, Canada, and encouraged guests to pose for photos with the gleaming trophy. Logan Couture, Doughty's childhood pal and now a rival as a center for the San Jose Sharks, stayed behind the camera, deliberately beyond reach of the revered prize.