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Hockey Linesman Knocked to Ice Sues Player for Millions

He says he hasn't been able to work for over a year

(Newser) - An NHL linesman who hasn't been able to work since he was knocked to the ice from behind by Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman last year is suing the player and the team for $7.5 million. Wideman cross-checked Don Henderson as he was returning to the bench during... More »

Lord Stanley's Top Game 7s

(Newser) - With the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins to decide the Stanley Cup finals tonight, David Schoenfield takes a look at the best Game 7s in NHL championship history for ESPN. Some highlights:
  • 1950: Red Wings 4, Rangers 3 (2 OT). Pete Babando’s goal 8½ minutes into the second
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Roenick Stars with 4-point Game in Sharks' Clinching 5-3 Win

San Jose douses Calgary in Game 7

(Newser) - Jeremy Roenick didn't come out of semiretirement for just one playoff round. The veteran San Jose center carried the Sharks one step closer to the Stanley Cup Tuesday night. Roenick had two goals and two assists, including the tying and go-ahead scores midway through the Sharks' four-goal second period in... More »

Flames Shut Out Sharks, 2-0

Win forces Game 7 Tuesday night

(Newser) - Miika Kirpusoff made 21 saves, as Owen Nolan and Daymond Langkow both scored to lead the Calgary Flames over the San Jose Sharks 2-0 last night to force a Game 7. The decisive match Tuesday will be the first Game 7 the Sharks have hosted in franchise history after playing... More »

Sharks Skate to 4-3 Victory Over Flames

San Jose leads series 3-2

(Newser) - Patrick Marleau and Jonathan Cheechoo made sure San Jose wouldn't squander the momentum gained in Calgary, moving the Sharks within one win of a fourth straight trip to the second round of the playoffs. Marleau scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, while Cheechoo added two more in... More »

Thornton's Goal Gives Sharks 3-2 Win

San Jose evens first round series with Calgary at 2-2

(Newser) - Joe Thornton's first goal of playoffs was a big one. Thornton scored the winner with just 9.4 seconds left in regulation to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames in Game 4 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round series. Thornton tipped Douglas Murray's... More »

Flames Rally for 4-3 Win Over Sharks

Nolan knocks in winner with 3:45 left after Calgary falls behind 3-0

(Newser) - Owen Nolan scored with 3:45 left as the Calgary Flames rallied from a three-goal deficit early in the first period and beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 Sunday night. Ryane Clowe, Patrick Marleau and Doug Murray scored in the first 3:33 against Miikka Kiprusoff. Veteran backup Curtis Joseph... More »

Sharks Blank Flames to Even Series

Nabokov gets shutout for San Jose, offense finally cashes in shots

(Newser) - Evgeni Nabokov made sure the Sharks left San Jose with something to show for all those shots in their first two playoff games. Nabokov made 21 saves in his sixth career postseason shutout, and rookie Torrey Mitchell scored a power-play goal in the Sharks' 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames... More »

Flames Beat Sharks 3-2

Calgary opens up 1-0 series lead

(Newser) - The Calgary Flames are off to a fine playoff start, and the San Jose Sharks can start worrying again. Stephane Yelle scored two goals, Miikka Kiprusoff made 37 saves and the seventh-seeded Flames stunned the NHL's second-best regular season team in their first-round opener, beating the Sharks 3-2 on Wednesday... More »

Iginla Gets 50th Goal as Flames Rout Canucks

Captain adds two assists to finish with a career-best 98 points

(Newser) - Jarome Iginla scored his 50th goal and added two assists as the Calgary Flames finished the regular season with a 7-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks last night. Eric Nystrom scored his second goal with 1:42 left, and also added two assists, including the cross-crease feed for Iginla's milestone... More »

Wild Beat Flames 3-1, Win Division Title

Minnesota earns first-round home ice for playoffs

(Newser) - Marian Gaborik and the Minnesota Wild won the Northwest Division at home, and that's where they'll start the playoffs. Gaborik scored two third-period goals to help the Wild beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 tonight for the first division title in franchise-history. Minnesota's Jacques Lemaire also earned his 500th career victory.... More »

Oilers Best Rival Flames to Keep Hopes Alight

Blackhawks nearly blow big lead to lowly Blues

(Newser) - Not much happened for the first 45 minutes of the Oilers' matchup with the Flames, except for 37 shots on goal. Then three more shots led to three goals within a five-minute span, and when the ice had cleared Edmonton had the 2-1 victory—and the shot at a playoff... More »

Flames Climb Out of Hole to Shock Canucks

Red Wings batter Blues, Coyotes Stop Streaking Sharks in OT

(Newser) - The Calgary Flames turned a 2-0 disadvantage into a 3-2 victory last night, capitalizing on two third-period power plays 41 seconds apart to shake Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo. The win sends the Flames to the top of the Northwest Division, and seeds them third for the Western Conference playoffs, the... More »

Flames Stay Ahead of Avalanche

Canucks win third straight, O'Sullivan lifts Kings in shootout

(Newser) - The Calgary Flames moved two points ahead of the Colorado Avalanche for sixth place in the West with a 2-1 win last night , reports the Associated Press. Daymond Langkow and Craig Conroy both scored power-play goals in the first period as the Flames moved within a point of Minnesota for... More »

Backup Goalie, Blue Jackets Put Out Flames 3-0

Blues snap road slide against Habs 4-3, Caps best Preds 4-2

(Newser) - The Columbus Blue Jackets’ backup net minder Fredrik Norrena stopped 18 shots en route to his first shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames. Manny Malhotra led Columbus with two goals, his second such effort in as many games. Rick Nash added a goal and... More »

Penguins Without Crosby Crush Flyers

Flames beat Blackhawks, Hurricanes over Sens

(Newser) - It was four points apiece for Evgeni Malkin and Petr Sykora as the Penguins dominated the Flyers today, 7-1. The win was Pittsburgh’s second-consecutive game with seven goals, and comes two days after the team learned they’d be without Sidney Crosby for another three games, reports the Associated... More »

Wings Come From Behind to Soar Over Stars

Sens prevail over Habs; Kovalchuk, Thrashers douse Flames

(Newser) - Detroit's offense shone in the third period, scoring three goals to beat the Stars, 5-3. Pavel Datsyuk had a big night with two goals and an assist, helping the Wings reach 100 points for the eighth straight year, tying a league record set by Montreal in 1982. Chris Osgood got... More »

Leafs Best Flyers, Gain on Playoffs

Ovechkin scores 2 in Caps win, Lightning back in playoff hunt with victory

(Newser) - Three different Maple Leafs scored in their sorely-needed 3-2 victory over the Flyers; Toronto trails Philadelphia by five points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With just 10 games remaining that gap will be tough to close, especially if captain Mats Sundin’s first-period groin... More »

Iginla Breaks Record in Flames' Win

All-time scoring mark comes in 7-3 rout of Blues

(Newser) - Jarome Iginla managed to overshadow Calgary's 7-3 creaming of St. Louis with a single goal: his 365th, which puts him first on the Flames' all-time scoring list. The power-play goal came near the end of the first period with the Blues down 2-1, as Iginla let one fly from the... More »

Predators Subdue Flames in OT

2-1 victory gives Nashville a critical 2 points in standings

(Newser) - The Flames went 0-6 on the power play, but for a while it seemed as if they might beat the Predators on one second-period goal by Craig Conroy. But Scott Nichol flicked one past Miikka Kiprusoff midway through the third to pull Nashville even, and an overtime shot by JP... More »

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