Latest NHL Pacific Division News

Tkachuk scores 3, Flames beat Oilers 9-6 in Game 1

May. 19, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The first Battle of Alberta in the playoffs in 31 years didn't disappoint. The Calgary Flames got a hat trick from Matthew Tkachuk to outlast the Edmonton Oilers 9-6 and grab Game 1 of the second round series Wednesday night after a blistering game that saw...

Battle of Alberta allegiances split NHL fans across province

May. 17, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

RED DEER, Alberta (AP) — The old Crown and Anchor bar in Red Deer was famous for its line drawn down the middle when hosting fans during the Battle of Alberta playoff games of the late 1980s. Calgary Flames fans on one side. Edmonton Oilers fans on the other. NHL...

Kings hope postseason experience translates to more progress

May. 16, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Todd McLellan's Los Angeles Kings gained valuable experience after making it to the playoffs for the first time since 2018. That will mean nothing if the Kings are unable to make more progress next season. "Experience is only good if you do...

Golden Knights fire Peter DeBoer after missing playoffs

May. 16, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights fired coach Peter DeBoer on Monday in the aftermath of missing the playoffs for the first time in their five-year franchise history. General manager Kelly McCrimmon made the announcement and thanked DeBoer for his work with the...

The Vegas Golden Knights fire coach Peter DeBoer after missing playoffs for first time in franchise history

May. 16, 2022 12:12 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights fire coach Peter DeBoer after missing playoffs for first time in franchise history.

Gaudreau's OT goal gives Flames 3-2 win over Stars in Game 7

May. 16, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau saw the puck bouncing his way, so he raced over, slapped it toward the net — and sent the Calgary Flames to a Game 7 victory. Gaudreau scored 15:09 into overtime to lift Calgary past the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Sunday night, giving the Flames...

Game 7s go to OT on same day for 2nd time in NHL history

May. 16, 2022 01:50 AM EDT

No one wanted to go home in the NHL playoffs' Game 7 matchups Sunday night. The first-round elimination games between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers and Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames went to overtime, marking just the second time in league history multiple Game 7s...

Rangers-Canes, Battle of Alberta up next in NHL playoffs

May. 16, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

A few minutes after his New York Rangers moved on to the second round of the NHL playoffs by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins, Gerard Gallant had not mentally moved on to what’s next. “I don’t even know who we play,” Gallant said with a chuckle. It’s the...

McDavid, Smith lead Oilers to 2-0 win over Kings in Game 7

May. 15, 2022 02:29 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Captain Connor McDavid has seen his team through to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. McDavid a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers got a nerve-racking 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 7 on Saturday night. ...

Wild-card Stars force Game 7 against Calgary with 4-2 win

May. 14, 2022 01:41 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Joe Pavelski and the Dallas Stars were skating with urgency in the third period. If not, it could easily have been their last one of the season. Miro Heiskanen scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Stars recovered after blowing an early two-goal...