BOSTON (AP) -- Claude Julien decided not to give his goalie a pep talk after a pratfall in the crease handed the Rangers a goal that had the potential to turn the series around.
Blackhawks facing elimination after charmed season (Yahoo! Sports)
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jonathan Toews is going to play his usual minutes. Corey Crawford will be in goal. The lines will look largely the same.
Penguins rip Ottawa 6-2, move to conference finals (Yahoo! Sports)
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins expected desperation.
AP Sources: Coyotes sale approved, hurdle remains (Yahoo! Sports) PHOENIX (AP) -- The NHL has approved the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group of Canadian-led investors, but the deal is contingent on reaching a lease agreement with the city of Glendale, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
Coyotes GM Maloney signs contract extension (Yahoo! Sports) GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Don Maloney has held one of the most unenviable positions in sports the past four years, trying to build a roster with no owner and a skimpy budget.
Kings-Sharks Preview (Yahoo! Sports)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Familiarity with rinks. Loud fans providing a boost of energy. Dictating matchups with the last line change.
LA Kings' fundamental skills are paying off (Yahoo! Sports)
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Less than three minutes into Game 5, Matt Greene spotted TJ Galiardi loitering in front of the Los Angeles Kings' net. Greene flattened the agitating San Jose forward with a nasty hit, sending Galiardi's stick flying as he fell.
Avalanche hire Patrick Roy as coach (Yahoo! Sports)
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Avalanche are rounding up the old crew to restore the downtrodden franchise.
Predators sign Mikko Vainonen to 3-year contract (Yahoo! Sports) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Mikko Vainonen (vigh-NOH-nehn) to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Blue Jackets sign McElhinney, Melart to contracts (Yahoo! Sports) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney and defenseman Ilari Melart to one-year contracts.