Stanley Cup Playoffs
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings jumped on a couple of early scoring chances and spent the rest of the night playing stellar defence. When a few shots broke through that defensive front, Jonathan Quick was there.
The Kings won the Stanley Cup two years ago with that basic formula, and they can see it clicking again as they close in on another playoff run.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Surging into and out of the Olympic break, the Minnesota Wild have created a significant cushion between them and their competitors for the two Western Conference wild-card playoff spots.
That's not enough. With five days before they play next, this was still a game they were worried about — and had to win.
BOSTON - Alex Ovechkin looks as if he's ready to carry the Washington Capitals to one of the Eastern Conference's final playoff spots.
Coming off a strong game two days earlier, Ovechkin collected his 800th career point and raised his league-leading total to 43 goals with a pair of power-play scores, leading the Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon.