Hockey : NHL 2017/2018
|20.Pittsburgh - Philadel.|
|Winnipeg - Minnesota|
|Nashville - Colorado|
|21.Tampa B. - N. Jersey|
|Washing. - Columbus|
|Boston - Toronto|
N. Jersey 20.4.18
Vatanen day to day with injury
The New Jersey Devils are not sure whether top defenseman Sami Vatanen is going to be available for Game 5 of their first-round series with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vatanen is listed as day to day with an upper-body injury after being hurt on a big hit by Nikita Kucherov in a 3-1 loss Wednesday that put the Devils within a game of elimination. The 26-year-old Finn did not make the trip to Florida on Thursday, but he might join the team there.
Bergeron late scratch vs. Thursday
Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron was sidelined against the Toronto Maple Leafs for Game 4 of their playoff series with an upper-body injury. The team made the announcement minutes before warmups Thursday, adding that Bergeron is day-to-day. The 32-year-old forward has five assists through the first three games of Boston's first-round matchup against the Leafs, which the Bruins lead 2-1.
Morrissey suspended 1 game
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey was suspended for one game by the NHL on Wednesday for cross-checking Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal. The cross-check to Staal's neck happened in the first period of Winnipeg's 2-0 victory Tuesday night. The Jets lead the best-of-seven series 3-1. Game 5 is Friday night in Winnipeg.
Wild lose Parise
The Minnesota Wild were hit with a major setback in their first-round playoff matchup with Winnipeg, a broken sternum for left wing Zach Parise suffered in the last game that will keep him out for at least the remainder of the series and likely longer if they advance. Parise scored in each of the first three games of the series. He is the Wild's all-time playoffs leader with 14 goals and 31 points. The Wild are already missing standout defenseman Ryan Suter because of a broken right ankle.
Girard out for Game 3
The Colorado Avalanche will be without defenseman Samuel Girard for Game 3 against Nashville due to an upper-body injury. The 19-year-old Girard made his Stanley Cup playoff debut during Game 1 in Nashville, only to sit out the second contest with the injury. Girard was acquired from Nashville in early November as part of a three-team trade that sent Matt Duchene to Ottawa. Girard had three goals and 17 assists for Colorado in the regular season.
Kadri suspended 3 games
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri was suspended for three games Friday for boarding Boston forward Tommy Wingels during Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. Kadri was suspended for the fourth time in his career. He had 32 goals and 23 assists in 80 games during the regular season.
Tampa B. 11.4.18
Stamkos eyes return for 1st round
Steven Stamkos is back on the ice, eager to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning into the NHL playoffs. The five-time All-Star missed the last three games of the regular season with a lower-body injury. He returned to practice this week and hopes to be ready Thursday for the start of a first-round series against the New Jersey Devils. Stamkos rebounded from missing most of last season with a knee injury to bolster the NHL's most prolific offense with 27 goals and a career-high 59 assists for 86 points in 78 games.
NY Ran. 8.4.18
Rangers fire coach Alain Vigneault
The New York Rangers fired coach Alain Vigneault hours after they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2010. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the firing Saturday night, a full day before the end of the NHL regular season but long after New York's playoff hopes were gone. The Rangers will begin searching for his replacement immediately.
Gaborik recovering after surgery
Senators forward Marian Gaborik had surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. The 36-year-old Slovak had 11 goals and 10 assists in 46 games this season for Los Angeles and Ottawa. He last played March 22. Gaborik has 407 goals and 408 assists in 1,035 NHL regular-season games. He was traded to Ottawa on February 14 with Nick Shore for Dion Phaneuf and Nate Thompson.
Kunin undergoes ACL surgery
Minnesota Wild rookie forward Luke Kunin has undergone surgery to repair a torn ACL is in left knee. The Wild said Wednesday the surgery was successful. Kunin suffered the injury on March 4 against Detroit. He is expected to return to play in about six to seven months.
|1||Tampa B.||113||54-28 (82)|
|5||N. Jersey||97||44-38 (82)|
|7||NY Islan.||80||35-47 (82)|
|8||NY Ran.||77||34-48 (82)|
|5||St Louis||94||44-38 (82)|
|3||San Jose||100||45-37 (82)|
|4||LA Kings||98||45-37 (82)|
|Pittsburgh - Philadel.||3 : 1|
|Boston - Toronto||3 : 1|
|Winnipeg - Minnesota||3 : 1|
|Tampa B. - N. Jersey||3 : 1|
|Washing. - Columbus||2 : 2|
|Nashville - Colorado||3 : 1|
|Anaheim - San Jose||0 : 4|
|Vegas - LA Kings||4 : 0|
|19.4||Toronto - Boston||1 : 3|
|19.4||Columbus - Washing.||1 : 4|
|18.4||N. Jersey - Tampa B.||1 : 3|
|18.4||Philadel. - Pittsburgh||0 : 5|
|18.4||Colorado - Nashville||2 : 3|
|18.4||San Jose - Anaheim||2 : 1|
|17.4||Columbus - Washing.||2 : 3|
|17.4||Minnesota - Winnipeg||0 : 2|
|17.4||LA Kings - Vegas||0 : 1|
|16.4||N. Jersey - Tampa B.||5 : 2|
|16.4||Toronto - Boston||4 : 2|
|16.4||Colorado - Nashville||5 : 3|
|16.4||San Jose - Anaheim||8 : 1|
|15.4||Philadel. - Pittsburgh||1 : 5|
|15.4||Washing. - Columbus||4 : 5|
|15.4||Minnesota - Winnipeg||6 : 2|
|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.