Kadri scores hat trick, Avs beat Blues 6-3 to take 3-1 lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) Nazem Kadri had the last word. Kadri scored three goals, including two in a four-goal second-period playoff, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Monday night to take a 3-1 series lead. of the Western Conference. Kadri’s outburst came after he received racist death threats on social media … Read more

Manson scores 8:02 into overtime, Avs beat Blues 3-2 in Game 1

DENVER (AP) — Josh Manson scored 8:02 into overtime, Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves on his return to the net after an eye injury, and the Colorado Avalanche overcame a slow start to beat the Blues of St. Louis 3-2 Tuesday night in Game 1 of their second-round series. Manson sent a shot near the … Read more

Mika Zibanejad kept the magic alive under Gerard Gallant

RALEIGH, NC — It’s a story that goes back quite early in the season when the Rangers were trying to establish themselves under incoming head coach Gerard Gallant. The record was 10-4-3 and was achieved in large part by the singular brilliance of Igor Shesterkin when the Sabers visited the Garden on November 21. It … Read more

Flames beat stars in OT in hard-fought Game 7 – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

After a stunning performance by Dallas goaltender Jake Oettinger, stopping 64 of 67 shots on goal, the Flames beat the Stars 3-2 in Game 7 OT on Sunday night in Calgary. After Tyler Seguin was called for hanging at 5:08, the Stars held off a power play followed by a flurry of shots at Oettinger … Read more

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 7 Live

Another Game 7, another loss for the Maple Leafs. Toronto’s last crushing loss in the playoffs came at the hands of the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round. The Leafs haven’t won a playoff round since 2004. The Star documented all the action from inside Scotiabank Arena and just outside Maple … Read more

It’s time for Rangers and Artemi Panarin to meet the moment in Game 7

This is the time and this is the place where these bands of Rangers can write their own history and establish themselves as the rightful heirs of the Henrik Lundqvist era. It’s Game 7 night, with the Rangers and Penguins returning to it once again on Sunday under the lights of Broadway. This is the … Read more

Igor Shesterkin saves an assist in Rangers’ Game 6 win

PITTSBURGH — The Rangers have relied on goaltender Igor Shesterkin throughout the season. On Friday night, he even provided an assist at a crucial moment in their 5-3 Game 6 win over the Penguins. With the Rangers power-playing in the second period, Shesterkin skated without hesitation to the bottom of the right face-off circle to … Read more

NHL playoffs get tight, but we’ve seen closer

Photo: Getty Images There’s a common phrase that filters through every broadcast of the NHL playoffs on how this is the most “even” playoff series ever. It’s like these commenters get a bonus every time they talk about it. It’s nauseating and above all, it’s not correct. This year’s NHL playoffs are the most contested … Read more

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning Game 6 Live Blog

The Toronto Maple Leafs returned to Amalie Arena for Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but fell short of their first playoff victory in 18 long years. The Star documented all the action from the Lightning’s 4-3 overtime win. This live blog is over, but you can relive all the action below! (note: live … Read more

Stars collapse in Game 4, series tied 2-2 returns to Calgary – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Stars and Flames are tied to two games apiece after Dallas lost 4-1 in Game 3 on Monday night. Dallas was held scoreless until Tyler Seguin scored about 15 minutes into the final period. Calgary held a narrow 1-0 lead for most of the game thanks to a second-period goal by Rasmus Andersson. Insurance … Read more