Predators clinch playoff spot with 4-2 win over…

Colton Sissons and Filip Forsberg each scored twice, backup goaltender Juuse Saros stopped 33 shots and the Nashville Predators became the first NHL team to clinch a playoff spot this season by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2

Kovalchuk aiming for NHL return after 5 years away

Former NHL forward Ilya Kovalchuk says he wants to return to the league this summer and play there for "several more years."

MacKinnon scores twice, Avalanche beat reeling Red Wings 5-1

Nathan MacKinnon kept up his torrid scoring with two goals and an assist, Semyon Varlamov was sharp in making 37 saves and the Colorado Avalanche extended Detroit's skid to 10 straight games by beating the Red Wings 5-1

Karlsson's hat trick helps Vegas beat Flames 4-0

William Karlsson scored a natural hat trick to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-0 victory over the Calgary Flames

Meier scores winner as Sharks beat Canucks 5-3

Timo Meier's second goal of the game snapped a third-period tie and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 for their fourth consecutive victory

Dubnyk, Foligno lead Wild over Coyotes

Marcus Foligno's tie-breaking goal midway through the third period was the game winner for the Minnesota Wild in its 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes

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Beckman takes top spot in Funny Car at NHRA

Jack Beckman earned the top spot in Funny Car qualifying Saturday in the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway

Maple Leafs blank Canadiens for 12th straight home win

Curtis McElhinney made 33 saves for his third shutout of the season and the Toronto Maple Leafs extended their club-record home winning streak to 12 straight games with a 4-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens

Rask, Bruins hand Lightning first SO of season in…

Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots to hand Tampa Bay its first shutout of the season and lifting the Boston Bruins over the Lightning 3-0

Filppula scores go-ahead goal, Flyers beat Hurricanes 4-2

Valterri Filppula scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:49 left, and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four times in the third period to beat the scuffling Carolina Hurricanes 4-2

Nutivaara's second-period goal lifts Columbus past Ottawa

Markus Nutivaara scored on a second-period power play and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1

Kinkaid stops 38 shots as Devils beat Kings 3-0

Keith Kincaid stopped 38 saves for his first shutout of the season, helping the New Jersey Devils improve their playoff positioning with a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings

Blues F Tarasenko leaves game with upper body injury

St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko left the game against the New York Rangers with an upper body injury and will not return

McDavid has 1 goal, 2 assists in Oilers' 4-2 victory

Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists in the third period and the Edmonton Oilers rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers

Baptiste lifts Sabres to 5-3 win over Blackhawks

Nicholas Baptiste scored two goals in the third period to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Kane scores 4 goals to lead Sharks past Flames 7-4

Evander Kane scored four goals to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Calgary Flames 7-4

Hoffman scores in OT, Senators edge Stars 3-2 for 3rd in row

Mike Hoffman scored at 3:26 of overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 to win their third game in a row for just the second time this season

Zucker leads Wild to 4-2 win in Vegas homecoming

Jason Zucker, the only NHL player raised in Nevada, scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Minnesota Wild over the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2

Ducks create playoff logjam with 4-2 win over Red Wings

Corey Perry scored a tiebreaking goal late in the second period, John Gibson made 28 saves and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the skidding Detroit Red Wings 4-2

Oshie, Backstrom score as Capitals down Islanders 6-3

T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom and Matt Niskanen scored as the Washington Capitals swept a home-and-home set against the skidding New York Islanders with a 6-3 win

Kopitar and Kings hand Red Wings 8th straight loss, 4-1

Anze Kopitar broke a third-period tie with a fluke goal and the Los Angeles Kings beat Detroit 4-1 to hand the Red Wings their eighth consecutive defeat

Fiala, Turris rally Predators to 3-2 win over Coyotes

Kevin Fiala and Kyle Turris each had a goal and assist in the third period, leading the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes

Connor scores twice, Jets beat Blackhawks 6-2

Kyle Connor scored twice to reach 25 goals this season and the Winnipeg Jets rebounded from an early deficit for a 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks

Reimer makes 46 saves in shutout, Panthers blank Bruins 3-0

James Reimer tied a season high with 46 saves to lead the Florida Panthers over the Boston Bruins 3-0

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Hornqvist scores 2 as Penguins beat Canadiens, 5-3

Patric Hornqvist's second goal of the game gave Pittsburgh the lead in the third period, and the Penguins went on to beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-3

Atkinson's hat trick lifts surging Blue Jackets over Flyers

Cam Atkinson scored a hat trick to lead the surging Columbus Blue Jackets to their sixth straight victory, 5-3 over the Philadelphia Flyers

MacKinnon, Varlamov lead Avalanche past Blues 4-1

Nathan MacKinnon had two goals and an assist, Semyon Varlamov stopped 44 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1