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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Tyler Pitlick, left, tries to jump past Pittsburgh Penguins' Jack Johnson during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Philadelphia. The latest chapter of The Battle of Alberta is on hold. So's the potential renewal of the Pennsylvania rivalry between the Penguins and Flyers. It's unclear when or if the coronvirus pandemic-delayed NHL playoffs -- which were supposed to begin Wednesday -- will be played or what form they'll resemble. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, FIle)

What Stanley Cup Playoffs could look like if NHL resumes

Apr. 6, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

If the NHL goes directly to playoff hockey in the warmer months, it could leave some contenders out in the cold. The league may skip most if not all of the final 189 regular-season games that were put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The format of such an unprecedented tournament is unclear. Teams had...

Vancouver Canucks' Zack MacEwan celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Miller scores only goal in shootout, Canucks top Islanders

Mar. 11, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — J.T. Miller scored the only goal in the shootout and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New York Islanders 5-4 Tuesday night to move into a wild-card playoff spot in the tight Western Conference. "I think in the third, the difference today was we brought another level," said...

Vancouver Canucks center Adam Gaudette (88) fails to get a shot past Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, March 8, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Merzlikins solid in return, Blue Jackets beat Canucks 2-1

Mar. 9, 2020 2:48 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Elvis Merzlikins made 26 saves in his return after missing four games with a concussion, and the Columbus Blue Jackets held off the Vancouver Canucks for a 2-1 victory Sunday night. “It was hard to get back in the game,” said the 25-year-old rookie, who...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin, left, skates to the bench as Carolina Hurricanes' Jake Gardiner (51) is greeted by teammates after giving his team the lead with a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Hurricanes hammer listless Penguins 6-2

Mar. 9, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Morgan Geekie didn't have time to think. On Saturday he was in the minors. By Sunday afternoon the newest Carolina Hurricanes forward found himself thrust in the middle of the playoff race. The 21-year-old rookie hardly looked overwhelmed by the moment. Neither did his team. Geekie...

Carolina Hurricanes center Vincent Trocheck (16) celebrates with teammates center Sebastian Aho (20), right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) and left wing Teuvo Teravainen (86), after scoring the game winning goal in overtime during an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Uniondale, NY. (AP Photo/Jim McIsaac)

Trocheck scores in OT, lifts Hurricanes over Islanders 3-2

Mar. 7, 2020 5:02 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Vincent Trocheck scored early in overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes ended a four-game losing streak, beating the New York Islanders 3-2 Saturday. Trocheck notched his first goal with the Hurricanes on a power play 1:36 into the extra session, sending the Islanders to their sixth...

Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (9) and New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) vie for the puck during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)

Anderson makes 37 saves, Senators beat Islanders 4-3

Mar. 5, 2020 11:21 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Craig Anderson made 37 saves and the Senators beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Thursday night, spoiling Jean-Gabriel Pageau’s return to Ottawa. Connor Brown, Mikkel Boedker, Anthony Duclair and Brady Tkachuk scored for the Senators, who hadn't beaten the Islanders since Dec....

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) takes a skate to the face as Montreal Canadiens left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) falls to the ice in front of the goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in New York. Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) and Canadiens center Jordan Weal (43) are nearby. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Isles' Boychuk gets 90 stitches after taking skate to face

Mar. 4, 2020 8:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk needed 90 stitches to his eyelid after being hit in the face with a skate but suffered no damage to his eye, president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said Wednesday. Boychuk was cut Tuesday night when he was hit by Artturi Lehkonen's skate as...

Montreal Canadiens left wing Paul Byron (41) watches his power-play goal go into the net behind New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Gallagher helps Canadiens start fast, beat Islanders 6-2

Mar. 3, 2020 10:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist in Montreal’s three-goal first period, and the Canadiens went on to a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Joel Armia also had a goal and an assist, and Jeff Petry, Charles Hudon, Paul Byron and Jordan Weal also scored for...

Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) skates the puck behind the New York Islanders net against defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) during the first period an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Uniondale, NY. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Bruins Down Islanders 4-0

Feb. 29, 2020 5:10 PM EST

UNIONDALE, NY (AP) — The Boston Bruins are winning this season in every manner possible. Against the Islanders for a Long Island matinee, it was the goaltending of Tukka Rask and the offensive prowess of Charlie McAvoy. McAvoy had a goal and two assists and Rask made 25 saves as the Boston Bruins routed...

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, left, speaks alongside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, during a news conference before an NHL hockey game between the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Uniondale, NY. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Islanders play all home games at Nassau Coliseum in 2020-21

Feb. 29, 2020 2:46 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders will make their Long Island return a full year early, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced ahead of Saturday’s game against the Boston Bruins. The team will play all home games during the 2020-21 season at the Nassau Coliseum and any home playoff dates...