Hockey / Sports

Red Wings control the Bruins in Game 1

BOSTON -- Pavel Datsyuk put the Detroit Red Wings up on a horse, and off they rode into the Boston night.

The Wings got a huge opening boost in their first-round series against the Presidents' Trophy champion Bruins, leaving TD Garden on Friday ...

Red Wings only need one goal to defeat Bruins

BOSTON -- Pavel Datsyuk showed off a little of the magic that gives opponents nightmares and makes teammates smile.

Datsyuk pulled the puck unto his stick, eyed Boston's net and fired between the legs of Milan Lucic to give the Detroit Red Wings ...

Antti Niemi is Sharks' go-to guy

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Antti Niemi needed only 18 seconds to show that he was on his game.

Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter had sneaked past the San Jose defense and was all alone heading straight for the Sharks' goal with the puck on his stick...

Time for Wild to get up off the mat

DENVER -- There is precedent for the Minnesota Wild rallying to win a playoff series after allowing a late tying goal in Game 1, then losing that same game in overtime.

Just ask Matt Cooke.

The Wild veteran was a 23-year-old Vancouver Canucks ...

Blackhawks undaunted after dropping playoff opener

ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Blackhawks relinquished a lead late in regulation, played more than 100 minutes of hockey and all they had to show for their efforts in the waning hours of Thursday was a 1-0 deficit in their opening round playoff series ...