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  • Flyers lack punch at home on power play

    April 24, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Back on their home ice, the Philadelphia Flyers fizzled on the power play.No surprise there.The Flyers ranked 25th in the NHL in power-play efficiency at home during the regular season, scoring on 15.1 percent of their chances. On the road, they were No. 1 with 34 goals in 135 opportunities (25.2 percent).

  • Stars even with Ducks after 4-2 win in Game 4

    April 24, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) - The young Dallas Stars keep overcoming early 2-0 deficits. With their latest comeback in Game 4, they are now even with the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks.Down in the series after losing the first two games in Anaheim, the Stars trailed by two goals in the first period Wednesday night before captain Jaime Benn started the comeback with an unassisted goal off a faceoff. Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski later scored on Dallas' first two shots in the third period for a 4-2 victory.

  • NHL Playoff Capsules

    April 24, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

  • Ducks' Robidas won't need surgery on broken leg

    April 23, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) - Anaheim Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas is ready for another long rehab after breaking his right leg again. At least he will not need surgery this time.''It's going to be lots of hours in the gym to get the strength back,'' Robidas said during Game 4 on Wednesday night. ''It took me a while to get back where I was, but I did it once and I know what to expect, so that's a good thing. It's almost like I can do my own rehab.''

  • Wild's Matt Cooke gets 7-game suspension from NHL

    April 23, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The NHL cracked down hard on Matt Cooke, suspending the Minnesota Wild left wing for seven games Wednesday for his knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie.Cooke was at the league office in New York for a hearing about the incident, and his punishment finally was announced more than eight hours later. The Avalanche lead the Wild 2-1 with Game 4 looming Thursday, so Cooke will be out for this first-round series and more. If the term of the ban isn't finished during the playoffs, Cooke must complete it at the beginning of the next regular season.

  • Johnson, Palat, MacKinnon up for rookie award

    April 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are finalists for the NHL's top rookie award.They're joined by Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche in the running for the Calder Trophy.Johnson had a rookie team-record 24 goals and tied with MacKinnon for the NHL lead among rookies. MacKinnon, selected first overall in the draft by Colorado, led all NHL rookies in scoring with 63 points.

  • Blues C Backes scratched for Game 4

    April 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - St. Louis center David Backes was scratched Wednesday night for Game 4 of the Blues' first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks due to an upper-body injury.Backes did not participate in St. Louis' morning skate, but coach Ken Hitchcock did not rule him out for the game. The final word came when Backes was on the list of scratches on the pregame roster report.

  • Ducks without captain Getzlaf, Selanne in Game 4

    April 23, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) - Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf is out of Game 4 against the Dallas Stars because of an upper-body injury.With Getzlaf out and right wing Teemu Selanne a healthy scratch, the Ducks were without their top two playoff veterans Wednesday night.

  • Granlund's OT goal another example of his growth

    April 23, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Without Mikael Granlund's overtime goal, the Minnesota Wild would be in major trouble in their first-round series against Colorado.After a rough rookie year for the young center from Finland, though, the Wild weren't sure they could count on Granlund this season for such important production.

  • Sharks confident with chance to sweep LA Kings

    April 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joe Thornton and the Sharks have been in command of many playoff series over the past decade. The San Jose captain has also seen just how easily control slips away during nine straight postseason trips without raising the Stanley Cup.

  • Bruins defense holding Red Wings to historic lows

    April 23, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) - The Boston Bruins have held the Detroit Red Wings to historically poor offensive production.With two goals through three games, the Red Wings are off to their worst three-game start in any playoff series since getting shut out in the first three games of the 1945 Stanley Cup finals.