Schwartz scores twice, Blues beat Bruins 2-1 in OT
Jaden Schwartz scored his second goal of the game 30 seconds into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. Schwartz skated up the middle and fired a shot past Anton Khudobin. The Blues won for the fifth time in six games to move within a point of the final Western Conference wild-card spot.BOX SCORE: BLUES 2, BRUINS 1Jake Allen made 21 saves to improve to 24-21-2.Ryan Donato scored for Boston. The Bruins clinched a playoff spot and moved within four points of Tampa Bay for the Eastern lead.
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Duncan Keith scored his second goal of the year late in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks deal serious blow to St. Louis Blues playoff hopes .
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 scored his second goal of the year late in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks deal serious blow to St. Louis
Duncan Keith‘s goal with 8.5 seconds to go broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night.
The Blues are still in pursuit of a wild card spot in the Western Conference, but with the loss remain a point behind the Colorado Avalanche with two games to go, including a Saturday night tilt vs. the Avs.
BOX SCORE: BLACKHAWKS 4, BLUES 3
Chicago wanted to play spoiler for their Central Division rivals, with Blackhawks forward Alex DeBrincatsaying before the game, “They’re a good team and they’re fighting for a playoff spot right now. We’re not going out there and just letting them take it. We want to crush their hopes.”
Leafs set franchise wins records with victory over Panthers
Mitch Marner led the charge on a night full of milestones for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Marner had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to 10 games and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Wednesday night to set a franchise record with their 46th win.Toronto also set a high-water mark with its 27th home win. The Philadelphia Flyers held off the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 later Wednesday, keeping the Leafs from clinching a playoff spot for at least one more night.''Those things are all nice to get,'' Toronto coach Mike Babcock said of the records. ''But we've got bigger plans.
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Keith scores with 8.5 seconds left. Do you hear that? That' s the Blues playoff hopes dying! Eight point five seconds remaining. Duncan Keith with his second goal of the season to break it to Keith one timer. And Beaches, Jake Allen to the far side, not sure if it' s change any direction that' s right on Pier' s
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It was looking good for the Blues early in the second period when Vladimir Tarasenko gave the home side a 3-1 lead. But St. Louis and Jake Allen began to falter minutes later. Blackhawks rookie Blake Hillman jumped into the rush and scored his first NHL goal with Chicago on a power play to cut the deficit to 3-2 midway through the period.
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With DeBrincat wanting to “crush their hopes,” he backed up his words and tied the game with 11:30 to go, thanks to some more questionable goaltending by Allen.
The self-destruction of the Blues continued as Chris Butler took a holding penalty with two minutes to go. The Blackhawks waited until the very end of that power play to capitalize, with Keith finally notching his second goal of the season and also sending the Los Angeles Kings to playoffs in the process.
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In a savage move, Duncan celebrated his kick by wagging his finger at the Nebraska bench, Dikembe Mutombo style, and then blowing his opponents a kiss.
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And as if the Blues haven’t been demonized enough by the Blackhawks, the two teams meet again Friday night at United Center. How soon will St. Louis be able to erase this one from memory and focus on the two biggest games of their season this weekend?
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The Panthers', Frank Vatrano (72), is knocked to the ice by the Predators', Matt Irwin (52), on April 3 in Sunrise, Flo. The Panthers won 2-1.
Taking a fall
Blue Jackets right wing, Cam Atkinson (13), falls to the ice in the second period of a game against the Red Wings on April 3 in Columbus, OH. The Blue Jackets won 5-4.
Battling it out
Anthony Cirelli of the Lightning and Torey Krug (47) of the Bruins, battle for a loose puck on April 3 in Tampa, Flo. The Lighting won 4-0.
William Carrier (28) of the Golden Knights, checks Troy Stecher (51) of the Canucks on April 3 in Vancouver, Canada. The Knights won 5-4.
Not a gentleman's game
Nikolaj Ehlers (27) of the Jets, grabs a hold of Artturi Lehkonen (62) of the Canadiens, on April 3 in Montreal, Canada. The Jets won 5-4.
The Capitals' Andre Burakovsky, right, scores past Blues goaltender Jake Allen on April 2 in St. Louis. The Capitals won, 4-2.
The winning clap
Alex Petrovic (6) of the Panthers celebrate his winning goal against the Hurricanes on April 2 in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers won, 3-2.
The Panthers' MacKenzie Weegar, left, and the Hurricanes' Roland McKeown fight on April 2 in Sunrise, Fla.
Shoved into the net
The Kings' Tanner Pearson, left, is shoved into the net by the Avalanche's Tyson Jost on April 2 in Los Angeles. The Kings won, 3-1.
In complete control
William Nylander (29) of the Maple Leafs skates against Scott Wilson (20) of the Sabres on April 2 in Toronto. The Maple Leafs won, 5-2.
"I did it"
The Wild's Zach Parise, left, celebrate his unassisted goal against the Oilers on April 2 in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild won, 3-0.
The Jets' Tucker Poolman (3) tries to keep the puck away from the Senators' Thomas Chabot on April 2 in Ottawa. The Jets won, 6-5.
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The Avalanche's Sven Andrighetto, right, is defended by the Ducks' Brandon Montour on April 1 in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks won 4-3 in overtime.
The Devils' Keith Kinkaid makes a save against the Canadiens on April 1 in Montreal, QC. The Devils won 2-1.
The Flyers' Petr Mrazek defends the goal against the Bruins' Ryan Donato on April 1 in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 4-3.
The Penguins' Patric Hornqvist collides with the Capitals' Lars Eller on April 1 in Pittsburgh.
The Sharks' Tomas Hertl vies for the puck with the Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt on March 31 in Las Vegas.The Golden Knights won 3-2.
The Predators' Filip Forsberg scores passed the Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy on April 1 in Tampa, Fla.
Heat on ice
The Bruins' Adam McQuaid, left, and the Panthers' Micheal Haley, right, fight on March 31 in Boston. The Bruins won 5-1.
The Wild's Mikko Koivu watches Zach Parise slam into the boards as the Stars' Greg Pateryn, right, comes away with the loose puck on March 31 in Dallas. The Stars won 4-1.
Patrick Maroon, left, of the Devils battles against Ryan Pulock, right, of the Islanders on March 31 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devols won 4-3.
The Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson shoots the puck into the net behind the Canucks' Goalie Thatcher Demko on March 31 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver won 5-4 in overtime.
Kevin Fiala, left, of the Predators upends Justin Falk of the Sabres on March 31 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Sabres won 7-4.
Connor Brown, left, of the Maple Leafs checks Nikolaj Ehlers, right, of the Jets on March 31 in Toronto, Canada. The Jets won 3-1.
The Penguins' Riley Sheahan, left, redirects a shot by Olli Maatta past the Canadiens' goaltender Antti Niemi for a goal on March 31. The Penguins won 5-2 to clinch a berth in the upcoming playoffs.
The punching game
Luke Schenn of the Coyotes fights with Chris Thorburn, left, of the Blues on March 31 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes won 6-0.
Mike Smith, right, of the Flames skates against Pontus Aberg of the Oilers during on March 31 in Calgary, Canada. The Flames 3-2.
Going after the puck
Jordan Staal of the Hurricanes and Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals go after the puck on March 30 in Washington. The Hurricanes won 4-1.
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Lightning is invincible
The Rangers' Kevin Hayes, left, and the Lightning's Anton Stralman, right, fight for the puck on March 30 in New York. Tampa Bay won 7-3.
Goal through the stretch
The Blackhawks' goaltender Collin Delia misses a shot of the stick of the Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen for a goal on March 30 in Denver. The Avalanche won 5-0.
Ducks thrash kings
The Ducks' Nick Ritchie, center, celebrates his goal against the Kings on March 30 in California. The Ducks won 2-1.
On the Knight-watch
Malcolm Subban of the Golden Knights knocks the puck up the ice against the Blues on March 30 in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won 4-3.
Out of the box
The Islanders' Chris Wagner checks the Maple Leafs' James van Riemsdyk into the boards on March 30 in New York. The Maple Leafs won 5-4.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman, Brian Dumoulin, goes into the boards in the snow with New Jersey Devils center, Nico Hischier, on March 29 in Newark, NJ. The Penguins won 4-3.
Grab and fight
Dallas Stars left wing, Antoine Roussel, is grabbed by Minnesota Wild left wing, Marcus Foligno, on March 29 in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild won 5-2.
Alex Goligoski (33) of the Arizona Coyotes, skates with the puck against Dustin Brown (23) of the Los Angeles Kings on March 29 in Los Angeles, Calif. The Kings won 4-2.
Darren Helm (43) of the Detroit Red Wings, scores a second period goal against Robin Lehner of the Buffalo Sabres on March 29 in Buffalo, New York. The Wings won 6-3.
Troy Brouwer of the Calgary Flames, crashes the net during the game against Columbus Blue Jackets on March 29 in Calgary, Canada. The Jackets won 5-1.
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman, Anton Stralman (6) and Boston Bruins left wing, Brad Marchand (63), tumble on March 29 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins won 4-2.
Darnell Nurse (25) of the Edmonton Oilers, hits Sam Gagner (89) of the Vancouver Canucks, while battling for the puck, on March 29 in Vancouver, Canada. The Canucks won 2-1.
Ryan Ellis (4) of the Nashville Predators, battles against Chris Tierney of the San Jose Sharks, in front of goalie, Juuse Saros, on March 29 in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-3.
Run to the puck...
Ottawa Senators Left Wing, Magnus Paajarvi (56), and Florida Panthers Defenceman, Keith Yandle (3), battle as they skate for a puck with Florida Panthers Left Wing, Jonathan Huberdeau (11), on March 29 in Ottawa, Canada. The Senators won 3-2.
Slip and fall
The Chicago Blackhawks', Andreas Martinsen (29), and the Winnipeg Jets', Ben Chiarot (7), fall on the ice while chasing the puck on March 29 in Chicago, IL. The Blackhawks won 6-2.
The Colorado Avalanche right wing, Mikko Rantanen, and the Philadelphia Flyers defenseman, Ivan Provorov, spray ice, as they slide into the boards going after the puck, on March 28 in Denver, CO. The Flyers won 2-1.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) and Luke Schenn (2) of the Arizona Coyotes, battle for the puck with Tomas Tatar (90) of the Vegas Golden Knights, on March 28 in Las Vegas, NV. The Coyotes won 3-2.
It's a check, mate!
The Florida Panthers Left Wing, Maxim Mamin, checks the Toronto Maple Leafs Defenceman, Roman Polak, into the boards on March 28 in Toronto, Canada. The Maple Leafs won 4-3.
Devante Smith-Pelly (25) of the Washington Capitals and John Gilmour (58) of the New York Rangers, battle for the puck, on March 28 in Washington, D.C. The Capitals won 3-2.
Vladimir Tarasenko, left, of the Blues scores the game-winning goal past Aaron Dell of the Sharks in overtime on March 27 in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-2.
Kris Letang of the Penguins passes the puck away from Frans Nielsen of the Red Wings on March 27 in Detroit. The Red Wings won 5-2.
Watching it go
Miles Wood of the Devils watches a shot by Kyle Palmieri get past Scott Darling of the Hurricanes on March 27 in Newark, N.J. The Devils won 4-3.
Mattias Ekholm and P.K. Subban of the Predators battle for the puck against Nino Niederreiter and Charlie Coyle of the Wild on March 27 in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 2-1.
Hurricanes crush Ottawa
Magnus Paajarvi of the Senators and Roland McKeown of the Hurricanes chase the puck on March 26 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes won 4-1.
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Jack Eichel of the Sabres is congratulated by his teammates after scoring against the Maple Leafs on March 26 in Toronto, Canada. The Sabres won 3-2.
The Golden Knights’ Alex Tuch attempts a shot on Avalanche’s Semyon Varlamov on March 26 in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won 4-1.
Can't defeat the Panthers
Aaron Ekblad of the Panthers and John Tavares of the Islanders get into a fight on March 26 in Brooklyn. The Panthers won 3-0.
Chase in progress
The Sabres’ Justin Falk and Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner battle for the puck on March 26 in Toronto, Canada. The Sabres won 3-2.
The Kings’ Jonathan Quick makes a save against the Flames’ Troy Brouwer on March 26 in Los Angeles. The Kings won 3-0.
Alex DeBrincat of the Blackhawks battles with Joe Pavelski of the Sharks for a loose puck in overtime on March 26 in Chicago. The Sharks won 4-3.
Eyes on the puck
Justin Abdelkader of the Red Wings tries to deflect a puck near Carey Price of the Canadiens on March 26 in Montreal, Canada. The Canadiens won 4-2.
The Capitals’ Tom Wilson checks the Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello on March 26 in New York. The Capital won 4-2.
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Not giving up
The Coyotes’ Nick Cousins gets taken down by Lightning’s Mikhail Sergachev on March 26 in Tampa, Florida. The Coyotes won 4-1.
Just 'sticking' around
Alex Lyon (49) of the Philadelphia Flyers, checks Jake Guentzel of the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 25 in Pittsburgh, Penn. The Penguins won 5-4 in overtime.
Dive and block
Dan Hamhuis of the Dallas Stars, dives to block a shot against the Vancouver Canucks on March 25 in Dallas, TX. The Canucks won 4-1.
War of words
Linesman Tony Sericolo (84), holds back Nikolaj Ehlers (27) of the Winnipeg Jets, as he exchanges words with Mattias Ekholm (14) of the Nashville Predators on March 25 in Winnipeg, Canada. The Jets won 5-4 during shoot out.
Alex Stalock (32) of the Minnesota Wild, makes a save against David Pastrnak (88) of the Boston Bruins on March 25 in St. Paul, Minn. The Bruins won 2-1 in overtime.
Darnell Nurse (25) of the Edmonton Oilers, battles for the puck against Hampus Lindholm of the Anaheim Ducks on March 25 in Edmonton, Canada. The Ducks won 5-4 in overtime.
Florida Panthers goalie, James Reimer (34) and Mike Matheson (19), crash into the net to keep out a shot as the Arizona Coyotes', Josh Archibald (19), skates away, on March 24 in Sunrise, Flo. The Panthers won 4-2.
Rush to the puck
Jason Zucker of the Minnesota Wild, and Scott Hartnell (17) of the Nashville Predators, skate to the puck on March 24 in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild won 4-1.
Alex Pietrangelo (27) of the St. Louis Blues and Matt Calvert of the Columbus Blue Jackets, collide with goaltender, Jake Allen of the St. Louis Blues, while battling for a loose puck on March 24 in Columbus, Ohio. The Blues won 2-1.
Behind the net
Calgary Flames Defenceman, Travis Hamonic (24), moves the puck behind the Calgary net, during the game between the Calgary Flames and the San Jose Sharks on March 24 in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks won 5-1.
Brock Nelson (29) of the New York Islanders, draws a tripping penalty against Artem Anisimov (15) of the Chicago Blackhawks, on March 24 in New York City. The Blackhawks won 3-1.
Dominic Toninato (47) of the Colorado Avalanche, leaps over Cody Eakin (21) of the Vegas Golden Knights, on March 24 in Denver, CO. The Avalanche won 2-1.
Rasmus Ristolainen (55) of the Buffalo Sabres, knocks down Peter Holland (12) of the New York Rangers, on March 24 in New York City. The Rangers won 5-1.
Shooting with a purpose?
Logan Shaw (49) of the Montreal Canadiens, tries to score on goaltender, Philipp Grubauer (31) of the Washington Capitals, on March 24 in Montreal, Canada. The Capitals won 6-4.
Clash of clans
Taylor Hall (9) of the New Jersey Devils, and Dan Girardi (5) of the Tampa Bay Lightning, collide during the game on March 24 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils won 2-1.
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