LOS ANGELES – Teemu Selanne is going to the playoffs. Scott Thornton could be headed for retirement.The 37-year-old stars left the ice with opposite emotions on Saturday after Selanne scored two goals, including the game winner to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens will play host to the NHL all-star game and the entry draft at the Bell Centre in 2009 as part of the club’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
TAMPA, Fla. – Canada’s entry at this year’s world hockey championship can scratch Vincent Lecavalier from its wish list.The Tampa Bay Lightning centre will have surgery to repair damage to his right shoulder.
MONTREAL – Saku Koivu is optimistic his fractured left foot will heal enough to let him start the playoffs but the Montreal Canadiens captain said Saturday nothing is certain.
Scoring summaries from Friday’s games:Bruins 2 at Senators 1First PeriodNo Scoring.Penalties – Donovan Ott (holding) 7:35, Donovan Ott (hooking) 9:53, Sturm Bos (high-sticking) 10:24.
Movements in the world of hockey Friday:National Hockey LeagueMONTREAL CANADIENS-Assigned F Matt D’Agostini to Hamilton (AHL).NEW YORK ISLANDERS-Recalled G Mike Morrison from Bridegeport (AHL).
CLEVELAND – T.J. Hensick and Brad Richardson scored in a shootout as the Lake Erie Monsters beat the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-4 in American Hockey League action Friday.
CHICAGO – The Nashville Predators might have improved their chances in the post-season by losing their regular-season finale.NHL rookie scoring leader Patrick Kane recorded his 20th goal and had an assist, and Patrick Lalime made 29 saves in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-1 win over the Predators on Friday night.