Evan Sporer @ev_sporer Updated at 1:40 a.m. ET Updated at 1:40 a.m. ET Watch NHLNHL with fuboTV There have been plenty of hits and incidents during the opening weekend of the Stanley Cup Playoffs that have drawn the attention of the Department of NHL Player Safety, already leading to two suspensions. Well, add another one to the list, and one from a familiar culprit. Late in the third period of the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks game Saturday, Anaheim forward Corey Perry found himself in the middle of a questionable sequence. With a crowd of players jockeying for possession in a scrum along the boards, Perry came skating in and leveled Sharks forward Melker Karlsson with a check. The contact caused Karlsson's helmet to come flying off, and he breifly remained down on the ice before getting up. Honestly, though. pic.twitter.com/NgQLAEiaw6— Brodie Brazil (@BrodieNBCS) April 15, 2018 … [Read more...] about NHL playoffs 2018: Corey Perry hit draws ire, minor penalty
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest NHL playoffs: Which 0-2 teams have best shot at rallying in first round? Kings will get Drew Doughty for Game 3 against Golden Knights; Devils, Wild and Avalanche have plenty of work to do. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Kevin Allen, USA TODAY Sports Published 9:08 p.m. ET April 14, 2018 | Updated 11:41 p.m. ET April 14, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Nashville Predators, Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights have converted home-ice advantage into 2-0 leads in their best-of-seven NHL first-round series. Historically, teams that have taken a 2-0 lead in a series … [Read more...] about NHL playoffs: Which 0-2 teams have best shot at rallying in first round?
Boston — David Pastrnak's first goal required a 180-degree spin as he settled down a bouncing puck, shifted it from his forehand to his backhand and flipped it into the net. By the time he scored his second he had already added three assists. And when the Bruins forward completed the hat trick, faking out a second goalie with a forehand deke before sliding the puck between his legs, it was just one more chance for the Boston fans to celebrate his playoff coming-out party. "Six points in a Stanley Cup playoff game with a hat trick," coach Bruce Cassidy said Saturday night after the Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-3 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven, first-round series. "That's special." Pastrnak shattered his previous career high of four points, scoring his third goal with 1:36 left to bring two trash cans full of caps and winter hats fluttering down to the ice. Only Wayne Gretzky (three times), Mario Lemieux and Patrick Sundstrom have recorded more than six points … [Read more...] about Saturday’s NHL playoffs: Pastrnak lifts Bruins
Associated Press Updated 9:17 pm, Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ryan Hartman got a bit nervous with the puck so close to the empty net after a shot by P.K. Subban. The Nashville forward wound up with not only the first playoff goal of his career but the winner with 1:09 left as the host Predators held off the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Saturday for a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference first-round series. Hartman’s goal gave the Predators a 5-3 lead until Alexander Kerfoot pulled Colorado to 5-4 with 35.8 seconds left. But the Avalanche couldn’t get another puck past goalie Pekka Rinne. “I knew he made a shot toward the net, and I just wanted to be there in case he missed the net to beat out the icing,” Hartman said. “Sometimes those pucks don’t bounce far enough to the front of the net; luckily it did. “ Those are the ones you get nervous about, the ones that are laying right there. You just want to make sure you put it in.” The … [Read more...] about Predators master Avalanche again in NHL playoffs, lead series 2-0
Inclement weather has caused problems for the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Wild in both MLB and NHL. News 15 Apr 2018, 05:17 IST 2 A snowstorm in Minneapolis has wiped out the final three games of the Minnesota Twins-Chicago White Sox series, and caused a hassle for the Winnipeg Jets on their flight to the Twin Cities for Sunday's NHL playoff game.The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota, including the Twin Cities area, until 07:00am local time on Sunday.The NWS noted, "This is shaping up to be a historic storm. Please stay off the roads if possible, especially in southern Minnesota." Total snowfall accumulation of up to 15 inches is possible, with wind gusts up to 35 mph.On Saturday, MLB franchise the Twins announced Sunday's game with the White Sox had been postponed due to snow, the third straight inclement-weather postponement. Target Field had never had consecutive postponements, … [Read more...] about Snowstorm hampering MLB, NHL plans in Minneapolis