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The Vancouver Canucks have called up Kellan Lain.

Lain has 11 points and 84 penalty minutes in 35 AHL games in 2013-14. He might make his NHL debut on Wednesday.
Jan 15 - 6:25 PM

Incredibly, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has allowed 12 goals in two games against the San Jose Sharks in this postseason.

Recognized by many as the premier goalie in the NHL, Quick gave up seven goals in the Kings' 7-3 loss to the Sharks in San Jose Sunday night, though the rout certainly wasn't all his fault. The Sharks were able to fire 40 shots on Quick. On Thursday, in Game 1 of this first-round series, Quick allowed five goals on 28 shots before being pulled after two periods in what turned out to be a 6-3 loss in San Jose. The Kings are now down 2-0 in this best-of-seven series. And Quick -- brace yourself -- has a goals-against average in the postseason of .720. His save percentage is .824. The roof caved in, er, quickly on the Kings Sunday. They were ahead 2-0 after the first period before surrendering three goals in the second and four goals in the third.
Apr 21 - 1:02 AM

Joe Pavelski registered a goal and had two assists in the San Jose Sharks' 7-2 slaughter of the visiting Los Angeles Kings in playoff competition Sunday night.

The high-scoring left winger was one of seven different goal scorers for San Jose in a win that put the Sharks ahead 2-0 in their first-round, best-of-seven playoff series against the Kings. Remarkably, the Kings were ahead 2-0 in Sunday's game after the first period. The other goals were produced by Joe Thornton, Raffi Torres, Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture, Mike Brown and Justin Braun. Dan Boyle, Andrew Desjardins and Matthew Nieto each had two assists for the Sharks. Marleau and Couture also had assists for two-point nights.
Apr 21 - 12:52 AM

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask put forth a strong effort as his team beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in Game 2 on Sunday, tying the series 1-1.

Rask stopped 34 out of 35 shots to even the series. Rask as only allowed one goal in three straight starts stretching back to one regular season appearance. He's given little reason for people to believe he's anything but a legitimate starter - if not star - in the NHL.
Apr 20 - 6:06 PM

The NHL decided to suspend Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook three games for his charging hit on St. Louis Blues forward David Backes from Game 2.

With Chicago down 2-0 in the series, Seabrook may not appear in another Blackhawks game this season if things go poorly for them. Seabrook has been fantastic lately, with four points in two games and also a great regular season (seven goals, 41 points, +23, 171 hits and 142 blocked shots).
Apr 20 - 2:41 PM

Anders Lindback will start on Sunday after being pulled in Friday's game.

Lindback isn't an ideal playoff starter, but Tampa Bay doesn't have a lot of options with Ben Bishop hurt. The alternative to Lindback would have been Kristers Gudlevskis, who had just one game worth of NHL experience before he replaced Lindback late in Game 2.
Apr 20 - 11:08 AM

Ray Emery will be between the pipes on Sunday.

Emery played in Game 1 as he allowed four goals on 36 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Rangers. With starter Steve Mason still unable to go due to an upper body injury, Emery will try to square the series at one apiece. Teammate Wayne Simmonds thought that Emery was terrific in Game 1 as he made numerous great saves.
Apr 20 - 8:23 AM

Ryan Johansen picked up his first two points in his playoff career on Saturday.

Johansen had a goal and an assist as he continued his outstanding play that started during the regular season. The 21-year-old ended the regular season with 33 goals and 63 points. The Penguins are going to have to find a way to shut him down or the Blue Jackets will continue to give them fits in the first round of the playoffs. The series is tied at one apiece with the teams headed to Columbus for Games 3 and 4.
Apr 20 - 7:25 AM

Nathan MacKinnon tallied points on all of the Avalanche's goals in their 4-2 win over the Wild in Game 2 on Saturday night.

As if MacKinnon's rookie season in which he scored 24 times and had 63 points wasn't good enough, the 18-year-old is simply putting on a show at the early stages of the playoffs. MacKinnon scored the team's first goal off a slick move and wrist shot and assisted on the rest, to give him seven points in the playoffs. He played 17:05 and had four shots on goal. Captain Gabriel Landeskog scored two times, playing 18:03 and recording five shots on goal. Paul Stastny scored the other goal, via the empty net, while chipping in with three assists, too. The Avs lead the series 2-0.
Apr 20 - 12:46 AM

No update was given on Brian Gibbons' status after Game 2 on Saturday night.

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma had nothing to say after the double-overtime Game 2 loss to the Blue Jackets. The 26-year-old played 2:26 in the first period, but he made the most of his time, notching two goals. Gibbons appeared to hurt himself during a collision with Ryan Johansen around the 11:26 mark and played just five shifts. He had 17 points with the Penguins in 41 regular-season games.
Apr 19 - 11:18 PM

Matt Calvert tallied two goals -- including the game-winner -- for the Blue Jackets, who defeated the Penguins 4-3 in double overtime of Game 2 of their first-round series.

The feisty Blue Jackets pick up the franchise's first playoff victory. In this one, the Blue Jackets went down 2-0 and 3-1. Columbus matched the powerful Penguins lineup throughout, impressively scoring three special-teams goals. Calvert scored a short-handed goal to pull the team to 3-2 and the winner at 1:10 of the second overtime. Ryan Johansen scored on the power play and had a helper on Jack Johnson's goal that tied the game at three. With Fedor Tyutin injured early, Johnson played 38:31. David Savard had two helpers, tallying 33:46 of ice time.
Apr 19 - 11:11 PM

Brent Seabrook will have a phone hearing with the NHL for his hit on David Backes in the third period of Game 2 of the first-round series.

No time has been set for the hearing just yet. The Blackhawks defenseman nailed Backes, who did not have the puck and was in a vulnerable position, with a hit to the head late in the third period of Saturday's game. Seabrook was given five minutes for charging and game misconduct, while a dazed Backes left the game and did not return. The Blues would tie it up with 6.4 seconds left in the regulation and win Game 2 in overtime.
Apr 19 - 10:47 PM




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