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Vancouver Canucks clinch Pacific Division title ahead of playoffs

Vancouver Canucks clinch Pacific Division title ahead of playoffs

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks will finish the NHL regular season as the top team in the Pacific Division. The Canucks (50-22-9) clinched the title Tuesday when they defeated the visiting Calgary Flames 4-1.
Demko backstops Vancouver Canucks to 4-1 win over Calgary Flames

Demko backstops Vancouver Canucks to 4-1 win over Calgary Flames

VANCOUVER — Thatcher Demko made 39 saves in his return from a knee injury and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Tuesday to clinch the Pacific Division title.
Red Wings miss playoffs in 'gutting' fashion despite 5-4 shootout win over Canadiens

Red Wings miss playoffs in 'gutting' fashion despite 5-4 shootout win over Canadiens

MONTREAL — The Detroit Red Wings were knocked out of playoff contention once again on Tuesday night, and it hardly could have come in more gut-wrenching fashion.
Jets edge Kraken 4-3, clinch second in Central Division

Jets edge Kraken 4-3, clinch second in Central Division

WINNIPEG — Nikolaj Ehlers was satisfied the Winnipeg Jets checked an item off their playoff to-do list, even if it wasn’t accomplished in a dominant fashion.
Maple Leafs to meet Bruins in playoffs after loss to Panthers: 'We'll be ready'

Maple Leafs to meet Bruins in playoffs after loss to Panthers: 'We'll be ready'

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Toronto Maple Leafs will face a familiar foe in the Stanley Cup playoffs. It's just not the opponent they expected.
Kikuchi, Guerrero help Jays edge Yankees 5-4

Kikuchi, Guerrero help Jays edge Yankees 5-4

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays will not tire of seeing their sleepy left-hander Yusei Kikuchi perform as he did against the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
OHL roundup: Lockhart scores in OT, Generals clip 67's 4-3 to take 3-0 lead in series

OHL roundup: Lockhart scores in OT, Generals clip 67's 4-3 to take 3-0 lead in series

OTTAWA — Connor Lockhart scored the game winner at 17:07 of overtime as the visiting Oshawa Generals edged the Ottawa 67's 4-3 in Ontario Hockey League playoff action on Tuesday night.
Oshie scores winner into empty net, Capitals make playoffs by beating Flyers

Oshie scores winner into empty net, Capitals make playoffs by beating Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — T.J. Oshie shot the puck into an empty net and, in the process, scored one of the more improbable game-winning goals in recent NHL history and sent the Washington Capitals to the playoffs.
Smejkal nets first goal, Senators upset Bruins 3-1 in finale

Smejkal nets first goal, Senators upset Bruins 3-1 in finale

BOSTON (AP) — Jiri Smejkal scored his first career goal midway through the second period and Jakob Chychrun scored less than a minute later as the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 on Tuesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams
QMJHL roundup: Boilard plays OT hero, Drakkar beat Titan 6-5 to lead series 3-0

QMJHL roundup: Boilard plays OT hero, Drakkar beat Titan 6-5 to lead series 3-0

BATHURST, N.B. — Raoul Boilard's second goal of the night, scored 11 minutes into overtime, lifted the visiting Baie-Comeau Drakkar to a 6-5 win over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League playoff action on Tuesday night.
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