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Preds top Blackhawks in back-and-forth game

Preds top Blackhawks in back-and-forth game NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For what was a meaningless game, the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators gave fans their money's worth.

Sharks 3, Coyotes 2

Sharks 3, Coyotes 2: Joe Pavelski reached - and eclipsed - the 40-goal plateau for the first time in his career with a pair of tallies as visiting San Jose held on to edge Phoenix. Logan Couture scored the eventual game-winner early in the third period for the Sharks, who have recorded eight goals in their last two games after totaling four in their previous three contests. Defenseman Dan Boyle notched two assists and Antti Niemi made 30 saves.

Preview: Flames at Canucks

(Updated: UPDATING: Minor editing throughout) The Vancouver Canucks look to complete a sweep of the five-game season series when they host the Calgary Flames on Sunday in the final contest of the campaign for both clubs. Vancouver posted a pair of victories in Calgary before winning twice at home, with three of the four triumphs coming by one goal. Vancouver's most recent win came on March 8, when defenseman Yannick Weber scored five minutes into the third period to snap a 1-1 tie.

Preview: Flames at Canucks

(Updated: UPDATING: Minor editing throughout) The Vancouver Canucks look to complete a sweep of the five-game season series when they host the Calgary Flames on Sunday in the final contest of the campaign for both clubs. Vancouver posted a pair of victories in Calgary before winning twice at home, with three of the four triumphs coming by one goal. Vancouver's most recent win came on March 8, when defenseman Yannick Weber scored five minutes into the third period to snap a 1-1 tie.

Preview: Predators at Wild

The Minnesota Wild will attempt to reach triple digits in points for the second time in franchise history when they host the Nashville Predators on Sunday. The Wild, who have 98 points, own the top wild-card spot and still await their opponent in the opening round of the playoffs. Minnesota has been on a roll, improving to 6-0-1 in its last seven games with a spirited 4-2 victory over St. Louis on Thursday.

NHL: Bruins finish with best record in NHL

The Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 Saturday to clinch the Presidents' Trophy which gives them home-ice advantage throughout the National Hockey League playoffs. David Krejci scored twice and Tuukka Rask made 24 saves for the Bruins who finished with the best record in the NHL for the first time since the 1989-90 season. Patrice Bergeron scored his 30th goal and Greg Campbell had a single in front of a crowd of 17,565 at the TD Garden Arena. The Bruins were coming off shootout losses in each of their last two games.

Flyers continue domination in Pittsburgh

Flyers continue domination in Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH -- The second-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins and third-seeded Philadelphia Flyers are on course to meet in the Eastern Conference semifinal round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and that has to be considered good news for the Flyers. Defenseman Mark Streit scored with 2:50 remaining in overtime as the Flyers won again at Consol Energy Center, beating the Penguins 4-3 on Saturday afternoon.

Bruins clinch Presidents' Trophy

EditorsNote: UPDATING Boston's playoff possibilities 5th graf Bruins clinch Presidents' Trophy BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins have taken their final regular season step by winning the Presidents' Trophy and securing home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. But they know there's more work to be done.

Preview: Ducks at Kings

The Anaheim Ducks have wrapped up the Pacific Division title and suddenly find themselves in position to snatch the top seed in the Western Conference entering Saturday night's matchup at the Los Angeles Kings. The Ducks, who hold a one-point lead over St. Louis and Colorado, can clinch the No. 1 seed with a victory over Los Angeles or by beating the visiting Avalanche on Sunday. The matchup with Colorado will also mark the final regular-season game of Teemu Selanne's storied career.

Preview: Flyers at Penguins

While the Pittsburgh Penguins are locked in as the Metropolitan Division champions, the Philadelphia Flyers can finish in a variety of different spots as the postseason nears. With a potential Eastern Conference first-round playoff meeting in the cards, the Keystone State rivals wrap up their regular-season series in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Flyers dropped the first meeting with the Penguins before rolling off three straight victories.
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