Mikael Samuelsson and Canucks Rally to Beat Hawks 4-3

It won’t ease the pain of being eliminated in each of the last two playoff seasons, but the Vancouver Canucks have to be feeling good about themselves after an emotional 4-3 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks at Rogers Arena on Friday night. Not that their coach wasn’t trying to downplay the pleasure of beating the

Pekka Rinne and Predators rally to edge Blackhawks in shootout

If there’s one thing Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne loves, it’s playing in a shootout. Marcel Goc scored the only goal in the shootout with Rinne stopping Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane and the Predators rallied from a two-goal deficit after two periods to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Saturday night. Nashville forward Jerred Smithson said

Pekka Rinne blanks Chicago in shootout, Preds win 4-3

The Predators welcomed division rival Chicago to town on Saturday in what turned out to be a fantastic game, with the home team coming out on top 4-3 in a shootout. No one player led the Preds to victory; it was a classic 20-men-for-60-minutes effort out of them in this one. The special teams stepped

Khabibulin spoils Hossa’s return

Former Hawk Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 26 shots, including back-to-back saves on point-blank opportunities for Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane late in the third. “I thought that was lucky,” Khabibulan said. “Usually, most of the time, they score that goal.” Hossa, Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith were all on the ice for both goals against and