Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) checks Edmonton Oilers right wing Ales Hemsky, from the Czech Republic, to the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 10, 2013 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Eyeing the biscuit
Colorado left wing Gabriel Landeskog (left) and San Jose goalie Antti Niemi watch the puck during the first period in Denver on Sunday. The Avalanche won 3-2 on Matt Duchene's goal with 0.4 seconds left in overtime.
A man in the crowd at the Avalanche-Sharks game isn't feeling so good after getting hit by a puck during the first period at the Pepsi Center.
Caps on ice
Chris Kunitz's third goal of the game brings out numerous flying lids as he tallies a hat trick in Pittsburgh's 6-1 win over the visiting New York Islanders on Sunday. It's the Penguins' fifth consecutive victory.
The home crowd in Newark, NJ, sure is having fun — especially after Stephen Gionta scores for a two-goal lead in the opening period against Winnipeg on Sunday. The Jets managed to tie things up before the Devils claimed a 3-2 shootout victory.
Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith (2) checks Edmonton right wing Ales Hemsky during the opening period in Chicago on Sunday. Hemsky, who finished with one assist, got the last laugh as his Oilers claimed a 6-5 triumph.
The men who wear the C's for their respective teams, Dion Phaneuf of the Leafs (right) and Sidney Crosby of the Penguins, battle along the boards in Saturday's contest. Pittsburgh needed a shootout to win their fourth game in a row, a 5-4 victory.
Capitals winger Jason Chimera (right) hitches a ride from Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic.
Canadiens center Gabriel Dunmont (front) and Lightning defenseman Keith Aulie collide.
Blues center Vladimir Sobotka scored his first career hat trick on Saturday against the Sharks.
That's a stretch
Coyotes center Boyd Gordon (front) does all he can to get the puck to the front of the Dallas net as he is pursued by defenseman Jamie Oleksiak.
Predators goalie Pekka Rinne deflects a shot against the Wild as he gets a nice snow shower in his crease.
What a twist
The Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson scores past Wings goalie Jonas Gustavsson. The Jackets shut out the Wings 3-0. Would you have ever guessed that would happen ... ever?
Flying over Flame
Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks jumps over the check of Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames in the third period on Friday.
Michal Rozsival of the Chicago Blackhawks is followed closely by Chuck Kobasew of the Colorado Avalanche on Friday.
Extra effort, but nothing to show
Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators blocks the diving shot by Ryan Jones of the Edmonton Oilers with Shea Weber in on the play on Friday.
Get a good stretch
Goaltenter Jacob Markstrom of the Florida Panthers warms up on the ice before Friday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.
Pinned to the boards
Mika Zibanejad (rear) of the Ottawa Senators and Steve Eminger of the New York Rangers get tangled up on the boards on Friday.
St. Louis Blues right wing Matt D'Agostini (left) and Phoenix Coyotes center Antoine Vermette battle for the puck along the boards during the second period on Thursday.
Detroit Red Wings right wing Daniel Cleary tries to get past Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk to control the puck as Oilers defenseman Nick Schultz also pursues on Thursday.
Might as well jump
The Winnipeg Jets' Eric Tangradi (left) is congratulated by Jim Slater and Kyle Wellwood after he scored a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period on Thursday.
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist loses his stick as he makes a save in front of Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman and New York Islanders center Josh Bailey (12) during the third period on Thursday.
Carolina Hurricanes left wing Drayson Bowman skates away from Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk during the second period on Thursday.
Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle looks for an opening against Florida Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell in the first period on Thursday.
Columbus Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu checks Vancouver Canucks defenseman Andrew Alberts into the boards on Thursday.
In the 5 hole
Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly slides the puck under the pads of Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens during the first period on Thursday.
No save on teammate
Philadelphia Flyers right wing Scott Hartnell ends up in the net behind Flyers goalie Brian Boucher on Thursday.
New Jersey Devils left wing Patrik Elias scores the winning shootout goal against Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller on Thursday.
Perry on a roll
Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) falls after scoring an off-balance goal past Phoenix Coyotes goalie Jasojn LaBerbara Wednesday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks won, 2-0.
Hey, turn around!
San Jose Sharks players Scott Gomez (left), Adam Burish and Michal Handzus watch action against the Calgary Flames during the second period Wednesday in Calgary, Alberta. The Flames scored three unanswered goals in the third period to win, 4-1.
I'm down here!
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer is down but his gloves are up during a scramble at the end of the Leafs' 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators Wednesday in Toronto.
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Daniel Carcillo celebrates his winning goal during the third period Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 3-2.
Everyone wears Hossa's No 81
The Chicago Blackhawks wear Marian Hossa's jersey No. 81 Tuesday to honor him having played in 1,000 NHL games. The tribute took place before the game against the Minnesota Wild at the United Center in Chicago — the Blackhawks won, 5-3.
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar celebrates a goal in the first period Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Kings, down 4-2 entering the third period, rallied and scored four unanswered goals to win, 6-4.
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) is defended by Minnesota Wild defenseman Justin Falk (44) as he shoots the puck on goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) during the third period Tuesday at the United Center in Chicago. The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3. The Blackhawks set an NHL record for scoring at least one point in 23 consecutive games to open a season.
Erik Gustafsson (on the ice) of the Philadelphia Flyers knocks the puck away from Darroll Powe (8) of the New York Rangers Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Flyers 4-2.
Where is it?
New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg can't stop a score by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis during the second period Tuesday at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The Lightning won, 5-2.
Slippin' and slidin'
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) and Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) battle for the puck in the second period Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Red Wings won, 2-1.
Columbus Blue Jackets' Derick Brassard (16) trips Edmonton Oilers' Eric Belanger (20) in the third period Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets won in a shootout, 4-3.
Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere (35) gets sprayed with ice as Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) watches in the third period Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Red Wings won 2-1.
Chaos at the net
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) crashes into Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) while attempting a shot in front of Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk (right) in the third period at Verizon Center in Washington DC. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime.
Jeff Carter get the high fives -- and the hats -- after scoring his third goal in Monday night's 5-1 win at home over Nashville.
Sure Carter got the glory, but thanks to the efforts of this member of the Los Angeles Kings ice crew, he'll get plenty of headgear, too.
Things are looking up
The Penguins already have a healthy Sidney Crosby (wearing C), and on Monday they got MVP Evgeni Malkin back from the injured list ... and a 4-3 win at home over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Sidney Crosby shouts after scoring his third-period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Monday's 4-3 victory at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stops a shot by Lightning left wing Cory Conacher during Monday's first period.
Still great, even in a loss
Tampa Bay Lightning center and scoring machine Steven Stamkos (No. 91) celebrates his third-period goal past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. The Penguins prevailed, however, 4-3.
Skating off a winner
Phoenix goalie Mike Smith celebrates after making the final shootout save to lead the Coyotes past Anaheim 5-4 on Monday night in Glendale, Ariz.
Anaheim's Daniel Winnik lies on the ice after a being hit into the boards against the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period Monday. Adding insult to injury, the Ducks fell in a shootout.
Best for last
Toronto forward Phil Kessel (No. 81) celebrates his third-period goal with Tyler Bozak, James van Riemsdyk and defenseman Carl Gunnarsson during Monday's 4-2 home win over New Jersey. The Maple Leafs scored three times in the final period to pull out the win.