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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jared Spurgeon scored twice and Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots to get his his first career postseason win, leading the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their qualifying series Sunday night. Kevin Fiala also scored – one of Minnesota’s two power-play goals. Eric …

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TORONTO (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots in his first playoff start, Cam Atkinson scored early in the third period and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 on Sunday night in Game 1 of their best-of-five qualifying round series. Korpisalo, who got the nod over rookie Elvis Merzlikins, whom he …

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TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers sure didn’t look stale following a 4 1/2-month pause to the NHL season. Hart stopped 34 shots, and the Flyers got a balanced and opportunistic attack in opening the expanded playoffs seeding round with a 4-1 win over the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Boston Bruins on Sunday. Michael …

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Almost five months removed from their last meaningful game, the Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves in a very similar position now as they prepare to square off against a Metropolitan Division power. Coach Jon Cooper and his Tampa Bay players were at their home rink preparing to play the Philadelphia Flyers on March 12 before …

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The Oilers are going to need more McDavid magic against the Blackhawks. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) It’s not difficult to see the connection between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers entering the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. Both have legitimate reason to feel mistreated by the format chosen to crown a champion, and …

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The wait is over. The Boston Bruins will resume their quest for the Stanley Cup on Sunday afternoon when they play the Philadelphia Flyers in a round robin showdown. The 2019-20 season was halted in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but after months of planning and organization, the NHL has resumed play in Toronto …

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The wait is finally over. Let me say that again – the wait is finally over.  The Flyers are officially back in action today as they kick off their race to the Stanley Cup. It has been a long time coming – the team, fans and entire city of Philadelphia know it.  Things feel different …

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The NHL’s 2019-20 postseason kicked off on Saturday with five games. The Jets lost two key forwards to injury. The Penguins and Canadiens played the first overtime game of the postseason in a game that featured a great goaltending performance, two penalty shots, and a slick winner from an unlikely source. Carolina Hurricanes 3, New …

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and Mikael Backlund scored power-play goals to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night in the opener of their qualifying round series. Tobias Rieder had a short-handed goal and Andrew Mangiapane added an empty-netter for Calgary. Cam Talbot stopped 17 shots. …

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