The Detroit Red Wings know what it's like to carry such expectations into the postseason. The Vancouver Canucks do not.
It wasn't pretty, but the Capitals used a third-period rally to earn their seventh straight win, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 at Verizon Center Friday night.
The Flames added some defensive depth for the playoff stretch drive by claiming Brett Carson off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes.
Until the Los Angeles Kings made the biggest move of NHL trade deadline day by prying forward Dustin Penner away from the Edmonton Oilers, the further breaking up of the Florida Panthers dominated an otherwise dull day of dealing.
The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Bryan Allen from the Florida Panthersin exchange for let winger Sergei Samsonov.
The Carolina Hurricanes acquired forward Cory Stillman from the Florida Panthers on Thursday in exchange for forward Ryan Carter and a draft pick.
The San Jose Sharks acquired defenseman Ian White from the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday in exchange for a draft pick in 2012.
With a massive cup of iced coffee at his side, Al Golden leaned back in a leather chair early Wednesday morning and relaxed.
On its soon-to-be frozen surface, the outdoor rink that is under construction at UConn's Rentschler Field might seem like an attempt to duplicate the NHL's popular Winter Classic at a minor-league level.