Since early in his career in Nashville, the playoffs have brought out the best in Joel Ward. So it shouldn't have come as any surprise to the Predators that Ward delivered in the third period in his first postseason game against his former team.
Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the other Dallas goal to help the Stars open the second round of the Western Conference playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif.-The San Jose Sharks signed Joel Ward as a free agent last offseason for a handful of reasons. The biggest was because they knew he could deliver the type of game he played Friday night.
After their seven-game series against Chicago, the Blues claimed to be fresh entering their Western Conference semifinal matchup with the Dallas Stars Friday. They claimed as the heavier team they had a physical edge over the Stars.
The NHL fined Capitals forward Tom Wilson $2,404 on Friday for his knee-on-knee hit on Pittsburgh's Conor Sheary, sparing him a suspension that could have altered the second-round playoff series against the Penguins.
T.J. Oshie scored his third goal of the game at 9:33 in overtime to lead Washington to a 4-3 victory over the Penguins at the Verizon Center Thursday night in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.
Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher is about to embark on another coaching search, the third of his tenure and a critical one for the immediate future of the team and Fletcher's own standing as the leader in the front office.
Larry Johnston shares his family's home movies of Ivan the gorilla from the 1960s. The world-famous gorilla lived with the Johnstons for three years, until he was 60 pounds and proved too big and powerful to remain in their Tacoma home. He was moved to a shopping center, where he lived from 1967 to 1994. Ivan died in August 2012 at Zoo Atlanta.
Dean J. Koepfler, email@example.comIvan footage courtesy of Larry Johnston
Watch home movies of young Ivan the gorilla
Crush the dog sniffs out leaking sewage in Whatcom County