The National Hockey League (NHL; French: Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league composed of 30 member clubs: 23 in the United States and 7 in Canada. Headquartered in New York City, the NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff
The two teams holding down the seventh and eighth playoff slots in the Western Conference will square off Tuesday night when the Nashville Predators host the Calgary Flames. The Predators are looking to post back-to-back victories for the first time since a three-game winning streak from Jan. 19-22
Vincent Trocheck scored with 4.6 seconds left in the third period to give the Florida Panthers a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.
The Buffalo Sabres assigned forwards Justin Bailey, Nicholas Baptiste and Evan Rodrigues to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League on Monday.
Brad Marchand scored a breakaway goal 2:36 into overtime as the Boston Bruins beat the Sharks 2-1 Sunday night.