Hockey

Nashville wants more history than just 1st…

The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. They insist they are not satisfied with simply making franchise history, not with hockey's ultimate prize four wins away.

Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley…

The Nashville Predators don't have their top center, and their captain remains day to day with an upper-body injury

Desperate Ottawa tries to avoid elimination by…

The Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly have three lines operating at full power and are one win away from returning to the Stanley Cup Final

Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0 to take…

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final

Ducks captain Getzlaf fined for apparent…

Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has been fined for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

Sweden beats Canada in shootout to win ice hockey…

Telling himself to stay calm, Henrik Lundqvist stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout as Sweden dethroned two-time defending champion Canada to win the world hockey championship 2-1.

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Predators left surprised, determined by…

Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette is declining to give any details about star center Ryan Johansen's season-ending thigh injury in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals

Canada stuns Russia for ice hockey worlds final…

Canada stuns Russia by coming from two goals down in the third period to win 4-2 and advance to the ice hockey world championship final; Sweden awaits

Resilient Penguins head home with momentum as…

The Pittsburgh Penguins have the momentum heading into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa

Penguins turn to Matt Murray for Game 4 of…

The Pittsburgh Penguins will go with Matt Murray in goal in Game 4 against Ottawa on Friday night

Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators…

Corey Perry's shot deflected in off Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban's stick 10:25 into overtime, and the Ducks snapped the Predators' 10-game home playoff winning streak with a 3-2 victory that evened the Western Conference finals at 2-2

Column: NHL playoffs greatest show in sports at the moment

Column: Flip away from one blowout after another in the NBA playoffs and check out the NHL, which is the greatest show in sports this postseason

2018 Games head says NHL not being greedy, will…

The head of the Pyeongchang Olympics says the NHL isn't being "greedy" preventing hockey stars going to the 2018 Games and he's willing to be flexible to meet its demands

US out of ice hockey worlds after 2-0 QF defeat…

US out of ice hockey worlds after 2-0 quarterfinal defeat to Finland, Russia through to semifinals

NHL nearing record for one-goal games this postseason

The NHL could headed for a record-breaking number of one-goal games this postseason

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NHL's 20 greatest teams filled with Stanley Cup…

The 1970s Canadiens and 1980s Islanders and Oilers lead the list of the NHL's top 20 teams as voted by fans during league's 100th anniversary

Ducks resting up for aggressive Preds down 2-1 in…

The postseason can be exhausting, and it's beginning to take a toll on the Anaheim Ducks. Playing the Nashville Predators inside the NHL's toughest arena in nearly 20 years sure isn't helping in the Western Conference finals

NHL Network gets broadcast rights for world…

NHL Network gets exclusive U.S. television rights for IIHF world championships through 2020

Banged-up Penguins march on vs Senators as…

The Pittsburgh Penguins have learned to play without some of their most important players during the season and may have to again against Ottawa in Game 3

Ducks' Ryan Kesler now knows he's rattled Preds…

Ryan Kesler now knows exactly how much he's rattled Predators center Ryan Johansen, and the veteran Anaheim Ducks center doesn't plan on easing up

Preds rally, beat Ducks 2-1 to take 2-1 Western finals lead

Roman Josi scored a power-play goal with 2:43 left, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 in their first ever home game in the Western Conference finals

Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over…

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 shots for his second shutout of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their Eastern Conference final against Ottawa with a 1-0 victory in Game 2

US makes quarterfinals at ice hockey worlds with…

The United States defeated Slovakia 6-1 Sunday to book its quarterfinal place at the ice hockey world championship ahead of its Group A showdown with Russia

Hurricanes, Stars get early jump on NHL goalie carousel

The Hurricanes get Scott Darling, the Stars get Ben Bishop and the rest of the NHL teams looking for goaltenders are now chasing

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Senators look to build off Game 1 win against…

The Ottawa Senators can seize full control of their Eastern Conference final against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a victory in Game 2