NHL players approve 'hybrid icing' rule to prevent injuries

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- NHL players Monday voted to approve the use of the "hybrid icing" rule, meant to reduce the risk of injury from races to the end boards for the puck.

NHL labor talks resume

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- NHL contract talks resumed Friday with the league and its players trying to clean up minor details before tackling the issues that threaten the upcoming season.

Canadians to get hairy for NHL playoffs

OTTAWA, April 4 (UPI) -- With NHL playoffs days away, Canadian hockey fans are being encouraged to get hairy and grow beards to raise funds for heart and stroke research.

NHL: Montreal 5, N.Y. Islanders 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y., April 2 (UPI) -- Saku Koivu and Mathieu Schneider scored first-period power-play goals Thursday and Montreal moved up the playoff ladder by downing the New York Islanders 5-1.

NHL: Montreal 4, Edmonton 3 (OT)

MONTREAL, March 10 (UPI) -- Saku Koivu got his second goal of the game 1:40 into overtime Tuesday to give the Montreal Canadians a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

NHL: Atlanta 7, Nashville 2

NASHVILLE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist Saturday night when the Atlanta Thrashers pounded the Nashville Predators 7-2.

NHL: Atlanta 4, N.Y. Islanders 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Bryan Little's power-play goal in the third period -- his second score of the night -- was the game-winner Tuesday in a 4-2 Atlanta win over the N.Y. Islanders.

NHL: Atlanta 6, Toronto 3

TORONTO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Todd White scored two goals and Johan Hedberg made 32 saves Tuesday to pace the Atlanta Thrashers to a 6-3 win over Toronto.

NHL: Dallas 3, Anaheim 1

DALLAS, April 17 (UPI) -- Marty Turco made 26 saves Thursday and the Dallas Stars moved within one win of reaching the Western Conference semifinals by downing Anaheim 3-1.

NHL: Anaheim 3, Dallas 2 (SO)

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 31 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz scored on a backhand shot in a shootout to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars Sunday.

NHL: Anaheim 2, Los Angeles 1 (SO)

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Mathieu Schneider scored the winning goal in the sixth round of a shootout Wednesday, handing Anaheim a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles.

NHL: Anaheim 5, St. Louis 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 16 (UPI) -- Rob Niedermayer scored twice in the third period Saturday to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2.

NHL: Anaheim 3, Calgary 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 1 (UPI) -- Mathieu Schneider and Scott Niedermayer scored first-period goals Friday and the Anaheim Ducks held on to defeat Calgary 3-1.

NHL: Anaheim 3, Detroit 2

DETROIT, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Mathieu Schneider had a goal and an assist Sunday in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 win at Detroit.

NHL: Anaheim 4, New York 1

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 32 saves Thursday, allowing Anaheim to complete a successful trip to New York with a 4-1 win over the Rangers.

NHL: Dallas 5, Anaheim 2

DALLAS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Niklas Hagman and Brenden Morrow each scored twice for Dallas Sunday, carrying the Stars past Anaheim 5-2.

NHL: Anaheim 2, Colorado 1 (OT)

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Mathieu Schneider scored 3:31 into overtime Wednesday, giving Anaheim a 2-1 win over Colorado.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Anaheim 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Curtis Sanford, filling in for the injured Roberto Luongo, made 33 saves Wednesday in backstopping Vancouver's 3-2 victory over Anaheim.

NHL: Anaheim 5, Chicago 3

CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Mathieu Schneider scored the eventual game-winner Friday to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3.

NHL: Anaheim 4, Buffalo 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Mathieu Schneider put Anaheim in front during the second period Wednesday and the Ducks cooled off Buffalo 4-1.

NHL: Anaheim 5, Phoenix 2

GLENDALE, Ariz., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Corey Perry had two goals and one assist Saturday night, as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-2.

NHL: Anaheim 2, Columbus 1 (SO)

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Mathieu Schneider scored the only goal of the shootout Thursday as Anaheim ended a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Columbus.

NHL: Detroit 3, San Jose 2 (OT)

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 3 (UPI) -- Mathieu Schneider scored a power-play goal with 3:56 remaining in the first overtime Wednesday as Detroit rallied to defeat San Jose 3-2.

NHL: Detroit 4, Calgary 1

DETROIT, April 12 (UPI) -- Pavel Datsyuk had a goal an assist Thursday night, as the Detroit Red Wings beat Calgary, 4-1, in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

NHL: Detroit 4, Nashville 3

DETROIT, March 6 (UPI) -- Johan Franzen had a shootout goal Tuesday to give the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators.
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