NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE



NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
WLOTPtsGFGA
x-N.Y. Rangers442512100256210
x-New Jersey4527999238226
x-Philadelphia44261199263258
N.Y. Islanders3638678228268
Pittsburgh21451456235310
Northeast Division
WLOTPtsGFGA
y-Ottawa51219111309210
x-Buffalo51246108277239
Montreal4230993240243
Toronto4033888252267
Boston29371674230266
Southeast Division
WLOTPtsGFGA
y-Carolina52218112294256
Tampa Bay4332692251256
Atlanta4132789276267
Florida36341183238256
Washington27411266227301
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
WLOTPtsGFGA
z-Detroit57158122299201
x-Nashville48258104253224
Columbus3443472218275
Chicago25431363208283
St. Louis21461456195289
Northwest Division
WLOTPtsGFGA
y-Calgary462411103215196
x-Colorado4329995281253
x-Edmonton40281393252249
Vancouver4232892256255
Minnesota3836884231215
Pacific Division
WLOTPtsGFGA
y-Dallas53225111259210
x-San Jose44261199266238
x-Anaheim42271296250226
Los Angeles4135587245270
Phoenix3839581246271
Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss or shootout loss.
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
z-clinched conference
Saturday's Games
Atlanta 4, Boston 3
Dallas 4, Minnesota 3, OT
Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 1
San Jose 6, Anaheim 3
Buffalo 4, Montreal 2
Toronto 5, Ottawa 1
Columbus 5, Chicago 2
N.Y. Islanders 5, Pittsburgh 4, SO
Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 2, OT
Washington 2, Florida 1, SO
Detroit 3, St. Louis 2
Nashville 5, Phoenix 1
Vancouver 4, Colorado 3, OT
Los Angeles 2, Calgary 1, SO
Sunday's Games
New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 1
Buffalo 6, Toronto 0
Phoenix 3, St. Louis 0
Chicago 4, Columbus 3
Today's Games
Dallas at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Calgary at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
SUNDAY'S SUMMARY
BLACKHAWKS 4, BLUE JACKETS 3
Columbus102--3
Chicago022--4
First Period--1, Columbus, Vyborny 21 (Foote, Fedorov), 19:16. Penalties--Bell, Chi (tripping), 3:31; Balastik, Clm (tripping), 13:44; Chimera, Clm (cross-checking), 15:37; Fedorov, Clm (boarding), 16:01; Ruutu, Chi (hooking), 16:20; Shelley, Clm (roughing), 20:00; Barnaby, Chi, double minor (roughing), 20:00.
Second Period--2, Chicago, Vrbata 14 (Bell, Holmqvist), 12:08 (pp). 3, Chicago, Byfuglien 2 (Ruutu, Bochenski), 17:50. Penalties--Picard, Clm (boarding), 7:34; Shelley, Clm (roughing), 7:34; Richmond, Chi (roughing), 7:34; Nash, Clm (high-sticking), 11:24; Johnson, Clm (interference), 15:49; Seabrook, Chi (holding), 18:57.
Third Period--4, Columbus, Nash 31 (Fedorov, Vyborny), :50 (pp). 5, Chicago, Bell 25 (Calder, Vrbata), 13:15 (pp). 6, Columbus, Fedorov 11, 13:30 (sh). 7, Chicago, Calder 25 (Sharp, Vandermeer), 15:28. Penalties--Shelley, Clm (interference), 3:10; Westcott, Clm (elbowing), 9:09; Malhotra, Clm (hooking), 11:23; Westcott, Clm (hooking), 12:31; Shelley, Clm (boarding), 16:44; Seabrook, Chi (boarding), 19:32.
Shots on goal--Columbus 6-4-6--16. Chicago 8-14-19--41.
Power-play Opportunities--Columbus 1 of 5; Chicago 2 of 11.
Goalies--Columbus, Leclaire 11-15-3 (41 shots-37 saves). Chicago, Anderson 6-12-4 (16-13).
A--10,733 (20,500). T--2:17.
Referees--Tom Kowal, Justin St. Pierre. Linesmen--Darren Gibbs, Thor Nelson.
SATURDAY'S LATE SUMMARIES
ISLANDERS 5, PENGUINS 4
Pittsburgh1210--4
N.Y. Islanders1300--5
N.Y. Islanders won shootout 4-3
First Period--1, Pittsburgh, Gonchar 12 (Malone, Boguniecki), 8:59 (pp). 2, N.Y. Islanders, Blake 27 (Satan, Gervais), 11:31 (pp). Penalties--Crosby, Pit (high-sticking), :17; Satan, NYI (tripping), 4:20; Crosby, Pit (hooking), 4:43; Bates, NYI (slashing), 7:08; Surovy, Pit (high-sticking), 10:14; Orpik, Pit (interference), 13:50; Blake, NYI, double minor (high-sticking), 14:50; Armstrong, Pit (tripping), 19:23.
Second Period--3, N.Y. Islanders, Blake 28 (Campoli, Martinek), :33 (pp). 4, N.Y. Islanders, Satan 34 (Bates, Campoli), 1:13. 5, Pittsburgh, LeClair 21 (Whitney, Caron), 10:33 (pp). 6, N.Y. Islanders, Colliton 1 (Bergenheim, Smith), 14:27. 7, Pittsburgh, LeClair 22 (Melichar, Scuderi), 19:46. Penalties--Gonchar, Pit (hooking), 3:58; Armstrong, Pit (goalie interference), 6:25; Grebeshkov, NYI (interference), 7:54; Erskine, NYI (boarding), 8:51; Erskine, NYI, major (fighting), 11:46; Roy, Pit, major (fighting), 11:46.
Third Period--8, Pittsburgh, Hilbert 11 (Armstrong, LeClair), 18:19 (pp). Penalties--Gonchar, Pit (roughing), 10:03; Nilsson, NYI (diving), 16:56; Blake, NYI (slashing), 19:16.
Overtime--None. Penalties--None.
Shootout--N.Y. Islanders 4 (Satan NG, Hunter NG, Bates G, Blake G, Yashin G, Nilsson G); Pittsburgh 3 (Ouellet G, Crosby NG, Hilbert NG, Gonchar G, Whitney G, Malone NG).
Shots on goal--Pittsburgh 6-7-8-3--24. N.Y. Islanders 13-8-9-2--32.
Power-play Opportunities--Pittsburgh 3 of 8; N.Y. Islanders 2 of 8.
Goalies--Pittsburgh, Caron 8-8-5 (32 shots-28 saves). N.Y. Islanders, DiPietro 30-24-5 (24-20).
A--12,282 (16,234). T--2:35.
Referees--Wes McCauley, Craig Spada. Linesmen--Angelo D'Amico, Greg Devorski.
BLUE JACKETS 5, BLACKHAWKS 2
Chicago020--2
Columbus203--5
First Period--1, Columbus, Fritsche 6 (Shelley, Foote), 7:16. 2, Columbus, Hartigan 8 (Balastik, Pushor), 13:20. Penalties--Keith, Chi (hooking), 7:40; Barinka, Chi (tripping), 14:15; Balastik, Clm (boarding), 16:22.
Second Period--3, Chicago, Bochenski 8 (Cullen, Bartovic), 1:45. 4, Chicago, Calder 24 (Vandermeer, Vrbata), 3:47. Penalties--Bell, Chi (cross-checking), 6:45; Cullen, Chi (tripping), 12:28.
Third Period--5, Columbus, Vyborny 19 (Fritsche, Hrdina), 4:15. 6, Columbus, Vyborny 20 (Nash), 14:03. 7, Columbus, Nash 30 (Vyborny), 17:58. Penalty--Hrdina, Clm (tripping), 2:06.
Shots on goal--Chicago 9-17-10--36. Columbus 12-8-9--29.
Power-play Opportunities--Chicago 0 of 2; Columbus 0 of 4.
Goalies--Chicago, Khabibulin 16-26-6 (29 shots-24 saves). Columbus, Denis 20-25-1 (36-34).
A--16,555 (18,136). T--2:08.
Referees--Shane Heyer, Rob Martell. Linesmen--Pierre Champoux, Michel Cormier.
CENTRAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
PLAYOFFS
CONFERENCE FINALS
(Best-of-7)
Northern Conference
Bossier-Shreveport vs. Colorado
Tuesday, April 18: Bossier-Shreveport at Colorado
Wednesday, April 19: Bossier-Shreveport at Colorado
Friday, April 21: Colorado at Bossier-Shreveport
Saturday, April 22: Colorado at Bossier-Shreveport
Monday, April 24: Colorado at Bossier-Shreveport, if necessary
Wednesday, April 26: Bossier-Shreveport at Colorado, if necessary
Thursday, April 27: Bossier-Shreveport at Colorado, if necessary
Southern Conference
Laredo vs. Odessa
Friday, April 14: Laredo 6, Odessa 2
Saturday, April 15: Laredo 5, Odessa 0, Laredo leads series 2-0
Tuesday, April 18: Laredo at Odessa
Thursday, April 20: Laredo at Odessa
Saturday, April 22: Odessa at Laredo, if necessary
Tuesday, April 25: Laredo at Odessa, if necessary
Wednesday, April 26: Odessa at Laredo, if necessary

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