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Preview: Hurricanes at Flyers

The Carolina Hurricanes have an opportunity to take a small triumph from their season finale when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. The Hurricanes can sweep the Flyers in their season series - something the franchise has not done since moving from Hartford. Carolina posted a 2-1 victory at home on Oct. 6, a 2-1 win in overtime at home on Nov. 5 and a 3-2 triumph at Philadelphia on Jan.

Oilers 5, Canucks 2

(Updated: ADDING assist to Matthias in Para 3.) Oilers 5, Canucks 2: Will Acton and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each recorded a goal and an assist as host Edmonton cruised in Ryan Smyth's final NHL game.

Preview: Stars at Coyotes

The Phoenix Coyotes attempt to end a disappointing season on a high note when they host the Dallas Stars on Sunday. Phoenix failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season after reaching the Western Conference final in 2011-12, thanks in part to a winless streak that reached seven games (0-4-3) on Saturday. Mike Ribeiro and captain Shane Doan scored, but the Coyotes dropped a 3-2 decision to San Jose to remain winless at home since March 20 (0-3-2).

Preview: Bruins at Devils

Martin Brodeur will be in net for potentially his last start with the New Jersey Devils when the Boston Bruins pay a visit to the Garden State in Sunday's regular-season finale. The future Hall-of-Famer is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and is looking to continue his career in 2014-15. The Devils intend to turn over the reins to Cory Schneider, leaving the 41-year-old Brodeur to examine his options.

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.
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