Hockey : NHL 2017/2018
|24.Colorado - Vegas|
|San Jose - Calgary|
|N. Jersey - Tampa B.|
|NY Islan. - Chicago|
|NY Ran. - Buffalo|
|Montreal - Washing.|
|Ottawa - Carolina|
|Toronto - Detroit|
|Florida - Arizona|
|Columbus - St Louis|
|Minnesota - Nashville|
|Edmonton - LA Kings|
Toews out with upper-body injury
Jonathan Toews is out with an upper-body injury and will be re-evaluated next week. The Blackhawks captain suffered the injury during Tuesday's 5-1 loss to Colorado. Toews has 20 goals and 32 assists in 74 games. Matthew Highmore is expected to return to the lineup against the Canucks with Toews out. Highmore missed the loss to Colorado with an upper-body injury. The Blackhawks were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss to the Avalanche.
Laine suffers injury blocking shot
Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine left Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Kings with a lower-body injury. The 19-year-old kneeled to block a shot from Kings defenceman Alec Martinez in the second period. It made contact with the inside of his left foot and he slowly hobbled off the ice and into the dressing room. Laine entered the day with 43 goals, tying him with Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin for most in the NHL.
Murray close to return from concussion
Penguins goaltender Matt Murray looks ready to return from a concussion that's kept him out for the past three weeks. Murray practiced with his teammates on Monday and could be available on Tuesday night when the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions visit the New York Islanders. Murray hasn't played since taking a shot off his mask in practice late last month.
St Louis 19.3.18
Tarasenko out with upper-body injury
St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko has been ruled out for their game at Chicago due to an upper-body injury. The 26-year-old got hurt in the first period of the Blues' 4-3 overtime victory against the New York Rangers on Saturday. Coach Mike Yeo says he is day to day. Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 27 goals.
Kulikov to have back surgery
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dmitry Kulikov will undergo back surgery and miss at least eight weeks. He was hurt while taking a shot during Winnipeg's 3-2 victory over New Jersey on March 8. After the inflammation went down, it was decided the nine-year veteran's best option was to fix the problem through surgery. Coach Paul Maurice said it was the same injury Kulikov suffered last season while with the Buffalo Sabres.
Bieksa out 2-5 weeks
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa will be out for two to five weeks after surgery to remove scar tissue from his left hand. The 36-year-old Bieksa has eight assists in 59 games this season for Anaheim, which is fighting to get into playoff position with three weeks left in the regular season.
Jarnkrok to miss rest of regular season
Forward Calle Jarnkrok will miss the rest of the regular season with an upper-body injury. Jarnkrok was hurt Tuesday in a 3-1 win over Winnipeg when checked by Jets forward Andrew Copp during the third period. Jarnkrok went to the locker room and was seen wearing a sling around his right arm leaving the arena. The Nashville Predators forward had tied his career-high with 16 goals and already has a career-high 35 points ranking eighth on the Predators in points.
Wild lose Spurgeon for at least a month
Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon will miss a minimum of four weeks due to a partial tear of his right hamstring. The Wild announced the news Wednesday, after Spurgeon was hurt Tuesday against Colorado when he crashed hard into the boards early in the third period. The 28-year-old Spurgeon has nine goals and 28 assists in 61 games this season. He leads the team in blocked shots (127) and is second behind stalwart Ryan Suter in average ice time per game (24:32).
Eichel returns to practice
Buffalo Sabres leading scorer Jack Eichel isn't sure when he'll be cleared to play after returning to practice for the first time since spraining his right ankle a month ago. Eichel says he'd like to start playing as soon as possible. But he adds it's premature to pick a specific game. He says the timetable will depend on his conditioning level. Eichel has been skating on his own for the past 10 days. He's missed 14 games since he was hurt in a 4-2 win at Boston on Feb. 10.
Coyotes coach to miss meeting with Kings
Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet is taking a leave of absence to deal with a family illness, so assistant coach John MacLean will coach them against the Los Angeles Kings. "Family comes first," Coyotes general manager John Chayka said in a statement issued Monday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Toc (Tocchet) as he deals with his personal matter. It's important that he takes the time to be there with his family." Chayka did not indicate how long Tocchet would be away from the team.
|1||Tampa B.||106||51-23 (74)|
|5||N. Jersey||84||38-36 (74)|
|7||NY Ran.||72||32-42 (74)|
|8||NY Islan.||72||31-43 (74)|
|5||St Louis||87||41-33 (74)|
|2||San Jose||93||42-32 (74)|
|3||LA Kings||89||41-34 (75)|
|23.3||Pittsburgh - N. Jersey||3 : 4|
|23.3||Buffalo - Montreal||0 : 3|
|23.3||Winnipeg - Anaheim||3 : 2|
|23.3||St Louis - Vancouv.||4 : 1|
|23.3||Dallas - Boston||2 : 3|
|22.3||NY Islan. - Tampa B.||6 : 7|
|22.3||Philadel. - NY Ran.||4 : 3|
|22.3||Ottawa - Edmonton||2 : 6|
|22.3||Carolina - Arizona||6 : 5|
|22.3||Chicago - Vancouv.||2 : 5|
|22.3||Columbus - Florida||4 : 0|
|22.3||Detroit - Washing.||0 : 1|
|22.3||Nashville - Toronto||2 : 5|
|22.3||Colorado - LA Kings||1 : 7|
|22.3||San Jose - Vegas||2 : 1|
|21.3||Pittsburgh - Montreal||5 : 3|
|home wins||56 %|
|away wins||44 %|
League format : Hockey : NHL 2017/2018
Each team will play 50 or 54 games within their conference, depending on whether they are in a seven or eight-team division, and two games (home and road) against each non-conference club. Two points are awarded for a win, one point for a loss in overtime or shootout, and no points for a loss in regulation time. At the end of the regular season, sixteen teams will qualify for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: the top three teams in each division, along with two wild-cards in each conference. All rounds of the NHL Playoffs will be best-of-7 games.