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With 40 goals for playoffs-bound Wild, Staal has right fit

With 40 goals for playoffs-bound Wild, Staal has right fit

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Eric Staal was coming off his least productive NHL season since he was a teenage rookie with Carolina when Minnesota took a flier on him two summers ago to add some depth at centre .
Sedins' accomplishments rarely approached, in hockey or any other sport

Sedins' accomplishments rarely approached, in hockey or any other sport

While Henrik and Daniel Sedin are one of five sets of twins to play in the NHL, none of the others have come close to accomplishing what the Swedish duo did over their 17-season careers with the Vancouver Canucks.
Kase, Ducks clinch playoff berth with 3-1 win over Minnesota

Kase, Ducks clinch playoff berth with 3-1 win over Minnesota

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Deep into their 80th game in a season riddled with injuries and setbacks, the Anaheim Ducks still weren't certain they were heading back to the playoffs.
Keith scores late goal, Blackhawks beat Blues 4-3

Keith scores late goal, Blackhawks beat Blues 4-3

ST. LOUIS — Duncan Keith scored a power-play goal with 8.5 seconds left and the Chicago Blackhawks beat St. Louis 4-3 on Wednesday night to hurt the Blues' playoff hopes.
Duncan Keith lifts Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3

Duncan Keith lifts Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3

ST. LOUIS — Duncan Keith and the Chicago Blackhawks did their part to spoil the St. Louis' playoff chances. The star defenceman scored a power-play goal with 8.5 seconds left and the Blackhawks beat St. Louis 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Sabres clinch 31st following 4-2 loss to Senators

Sabres clinch 31st following 4-2 loss to Senators

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Three years after bottoming out, the Buffalo Sabres found a way to achieve a new low.

Minnesota Wild forward Luke Kunin undergoes ACL surgery

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Wild rookie forward Luke Kunin has undergone surgery to repair a torn ACL is in left knee. The Wild said Wednesday the surgery was successful and was performed by Dr. Michael Stuart at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Hart to tell: Crowded NHL MVP race has a dozen candidates

Hart to tell: Crowded NHL MVP race has a dozen candidates

Taylor Hall had just scored two more goals in another big New Jersey Devils victory when his general manager asked him a simple question. "I said, 'Taylor, what'd you get tonight?'" Ray Shero recalled. "He goes, 'We got two points is what we got.
Scherbak latest in rash of concussions on injury-riddled Canadiens

Scherbak latest in rash of concussions on injury-riddled Canadiens

BROSSARD, Que. — The announcement Wednesday that forward prospect Nikita Scherbak will miss the last two games of the season with a concussion was just the latest bad news for the Montreal Canadiens.
Stanley Cup saying goodbye to names like Richard, Hull, Howe

Stanley Cup saying goodbye to names like Richard, Hull, Howe

BOSTON — So long, Gordon Howe. Bye-bye, Robert Hull. Au revoir, M. Richard.