Fans of the U.S. ice hockey team whoop it up outside the stadium in Lake Placid, N.Y., Feb. 24, 1980, after the American team defeated Finland, 3-2, to win its first Olympic hockey gold medal since 1960. (AP Photo)
LOS ANGELES - Justin Williams scored two goals in the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 on Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS - Brian Elliott gave the St. Louis Blues another shootout shutdown. Coach Ken Hitchcock said it never should have gone that far, criticizing officials for missing a boarding call that led to the tying goal.
Pittsburgh's Brenden Morrow, far right, fires a shot under the stick of Montreal goalie Carey Price in the second period. Morrow scored twice.
PITTSBURGH - Brenden Morrow scored two goals Wednesday night for the second straight game, and Pittsburgh beat Montreal 6-4 to move closer to clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Philadelphia goalie Steve Mason, making a save in the first period, stopped 38 shots in his first home start for the Flyers as they beat the New York Rangers 4-2.
PHILADELPHIA - Steve Mason gave the Flyers a taste of a fabulous performance in net in crunch time.
Dallas is focusing on the future and its up-and-coming young Stars after trading 41-year-old points leader Jaromir Jagr and surging center Derek Roy on Tuesday.
GLENDALE - Mikkel Boedker scored twice and the Phoenix Coyotes took a four-goal lead and went on to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Phoenix goalie Mike Smith makes a save during the second period of the Coyotes' 2-1 win over visiting Dallas.
GLENDALE - Rob Klinkhammer netted his first NHL goal in his Coyotes debut, and Shane Doan also scored as Phoenix beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Saturday night.
CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory and extended their points streak to 29 games with a 5-3 win against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO - Brent Seabrook scored on a 2-on-1 break at 3:23 of overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks extended their NHL-record, season-opening point streak to 21 games with a 4-3 win over Columbus on Friday night.
Philadelphia's Simone Gagne celebrates his first goal since Nov. 17, 2011. Gagne, who spent his first 10 seasons with the Flyers, was acquired from Los Angeles on Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA - Claude Giroux scored 23 seconds in, and Simon Gagne added a goal in his first game back with the Flyers as Philadelphia rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Kyle Chipchura scored twice and Mike Smith made 29 saves to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
The Coyotes' Radim Vrbata pushes the winning shot past Sharks' goalie Antti Niemi during a shootout in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Mike Smith figured he would be tested by the big and physical San Jose Sharks. It was a challenge the Phoenix Coyotes goalie willingly accepted and mastered.
New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur picks up one of his 24 saves after a shot by Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61). The host Devils won 3-1.
NEWARK, N.J. - David Clarkson scored twice and set up New Jersey's other goal, and Pat Elias matched his career best with three assists to lead the Devils to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last spring's Eastern Conference finals.