PITTSBURGH (AP) — Goaltender Mike Smith and forward Leon Draisaitl stole the spotlight for the Edmonton Oilers in a game that featured NHL superstars Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just four games into the season, injuries have decimated the top lines for the Pittsburgh Penguins as Evgeni Malkin, Nick Bjugstad, Alex Galchenyuk and Bryan Rust have all...
Buffalo Sabres vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins face off against the Buffalo Sabres at home for the season opener.
Peter Cehlarik scored a tiebreaking goal 4:16 into the second period and sparked the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Flyers on Thursday night in Philadelphia.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes were one of the NHL's best defensive teams last season while just missing their first playoff appearance in six years.
Los Angeles Kings (29-41-9, eighth in the Pacific Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (38-33-8, fourth in the Pacific Division)
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper has gone from backup to backstop in goal for Arizona this season.
Kuemper made 36 saves for his second straight home shutout and Josh Archibald had two...
Chicago Blackhawks (33-32-10, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (36-33-7, fourth in the Pacific Division)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk took the puck behind the goal and had to make a choice: Which way to come out?
With goalie Jacob Markstrom was leaning one way, Galchenyuk...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The fans packed Gila River Arena to see hometown star Auston Matthews' lone trip to the desert this season.
The Arizona Coyotes gave them a defensive show instead.
Darcy Kuemper stopped 21 shots and the Coyotes shut down Matthews in his return to Arizona in a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For 56 minutes, the Arizona Coyotes were in control defensively against the playoff-contending Dallas Stars. That situation changed quickly, but the Coyotes held on.
Alex Galchenyuk scored twice and assisted on another goal, and Darcy Kuemper stopped 33 shots to help the Coyotes beat the Stars 3-2 on Saturday.
DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin provided the game-winning goal in a wild third period that opened with Dallas trailing and having to kill nearly three penalty minutes and ended with the Stars scoring four goals.
Seguin's tie-breaking goal came with 7:32 to play in a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.
Roope Hintz, John Klingberg, Radek Faksa and Mattias Janmark also scored for the Stars. Ben Bishop made 38 saves as Dallas extended its winning streak to a season-best five games.
MONTREAL (AP) — The MVPs for the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night never touched the ice.
For coach Claude Julien, this win was as much a credit to his video replay coaches as anybody else.
Officials overturned Alex Galchenyuk's would-be tying goal late in the third period, and the Canadiens held off the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Mike Reilly scored in the third period, Carey Price made 30 saves and Montreal turned away Galchenyuk in a return to his old city.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk finally broke out of a prolonged slump, and the Arizona Coyotes are suddenly making strides.
Galchenyuk scored two goals in regulation plus the only one in a shootout as Arizona defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Sunday.
Acquired in a June trade with Montreal for Max Domi, Galchenyuk hadn't scored in 16 games and had just three goals all season going into the game.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Carey Price stopped 36 shots in his 300th career win, leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the slumping Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.
Paul Byron and Shea Weber scored as Montreal won the second game of a back-to-back for the first time in four tries this season.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for the Coyotes, who have lost seven of eight. Darcy Kuemper stopped 26 shots.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Panik and Alex Galchenyuk each had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes became the latest team to take advantage of Washington's penalty-killing struggles in a 4-1 win over the Capitals on Sunday.
Galchenyuk and Vinnie Hinostroza each scored on the man advantage for Arizona, which snapped a three-game skid in the third game of a four-game trip. Washington has allowed six power-play goals in its last four games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than 24 hours after their worst defeat of the season, the Arizona Coyotes hoped they'd get some better breaks against the defending Stanley Cup champions.
They came in the form of plentiful power-play opportunities.
Richard Panik and Alex Galchenyuk each had a goal and an assist, and the Coyotes capitalized on two of five Washington penalties to add to the Capitals' penalty-killing struggles in a 4-1 victory on Sunday.
LAST SEASON: 29-41-12, 70 points. Last in Pacific Division.
COACH: Rick Tocchet (second season, fourth NHL season).
ADDED: C Alex Galchenyuk, F Michael Grabner, F Vinnie Hinostroza, D Jordan Oesterle, D Ilya Lyubushkin.
LOST: F Max Domi, F Jordan Martinook, D Luke Schenn, C Zac Rinaldo.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Max Domi heard the rumors that the Arizona Coyotes might trade him this offseason. Even so, when learning he was being sent to Montreal for Alex Galchenyuk, the news came as a bit of a shock.
"I'm really excited to start the new chapter," Domi said during a conference call Saturday. "Of course I was a little bit shocked, but it's a lot of emotion, some sadness, and mostly excitement and goodness. So I can't wait to get started. I'm absolutely pumped."
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Max Domi had been a cornerstone of the Arizona Coyotes' rebuilding project in the desert. He was young, feisty, skilled and had a great hockey pedigree.
Now the Coyotes have a new, young cornerstone who also happens to fill a need at center after trading Domi to the Montreal Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Islanders are stumbling hard at the wrong time of the season for a team with eyes on a postseason berth.
Alex Galchenyuk completed his hat trick shortly after Paul Byron and Noah Juulsen scored 1:43 apart in the third period, lifting the Montreal Canadiens over New York 6-3 on Friday night.
New York dropped to 29-29-7 with its fifth straight loss. Tanner Fritz, Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson scored, and Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves.
MONTREAL (AP) — Jonathan Drouin had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens ended Colorado's 10-game winning streak Tuesday night with a 4-2 victory over the Avalanche.
Nicolas Deslauriers, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens. Carey Price made 20 saves for his 14th win of the season.
MONTREAL (AP) — It took one of Jonathan Drouin's best games of the season to stop Colorado's 10-game winning streak.
Drouin had a goal and two assists, and the Montreal Canadiens ended a long run of surprising success for the Avalanche with a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.
MONTREAL (AP) — Brad Marchand scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Boston Bruins beat Montreal 4-3 on Saturday night after the Canadiens lost Phillip Danault to a head injury on a frightening play in the second period.
Marchand also scored in regulation, helping the Bruins improve to 9-0-3 in their last 12 games. Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci had the other goals for Boston, and Tuukka Rask made 27 saves.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Back indoors, the Montreal Canadiens got back on track.
Nicolas Deslauriers had the first two-goal game of his career, Carey Price made 34 saves and the Canadiens beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-5 on Tuesday night.
Montreal traveled to the West Coast after losing 3-0 outdoors to Ottawa on Saturday in the frigid NHL 100 Classic.
MONTREAL (AP) — It was only two weeks ago the Montreal Canadiens looked to be in a downward spiral.
They had gone five games without a win and only scored seven goals in that stretch.
All that changed when star goalie Carey Price returned.
Paul Byron got his first career hat trick, Alex Galchenyuk had a career-best four assists and the Canadiens beat the slumping Detroit Red Wings 10-1 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
DETROIT (AP) — Now on their longest winning streak of the season, the Montreal Canadiens have recovered from their terrible start.
Brendan Gallagher scored twice, and his Montreal teammates added three goals in the second period on the way to a 6-3 victory over the struggling Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
The Canadiens have won four straight and are in the third place in the Atlantic Division — a quick turnaround for a team that started the season 1-6-1.
MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price made himself right at home in his return from a lower-body injury.
Price made 36 saves for his 40th NHL shutout and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
"I felt pretty good," Price said. "I felt prepared more than anything. I spent a lot of time thinking about today. I'm glad it all turned out well. Injuries aren't a vacation. It took a lot to get ready.
MONTREAL (AP) — After giving up a three-goal lead, the last-place Montreal Canadiens showed enough composure to recover and get their third win of the season.
Philip Danault scored his second goal of the game midway through the third period to lead the Canadiens to 5-4 victory over the struggling New York Rangers 5-4 on Saturday night.
MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal's franchise players stepped up in a big way as the Canadiens notched their first regulation victory of the season.
Shea Weber scored twice, helping Montreal end its seven-game skid with a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.
Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty also scored for the Canadiens, who had not won since their season opener. Carey Price made 26 saves and Jonathan Drouin had two assists.
MONTREAL (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk and the Montreal Canadiens avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year, $14.7 million contract Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Galchenyuk was a restricted free agent.
Drafted third overall by Montreal in 2012, the American center had 17 goals and 27 assists in 61 games last season and added three assists in six playoff games. He has 89 goals and 115 assists in 336 career NHL games.
BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) — Five years into his NHL career, Alex Galchenyuk was supposed to be the high-scoring center on the Montreal Canadiens' top line.
Instead, the 23-year-old is scheduled to begin the NHL playoffs on the fourth unit alongside checkers Steve Ott and Andreas Martinsen. Montreal faces the New York Rangers in the opening game of the best-of-seven series Wednesday night at the Bell Centre.
DETROIT (AP) — Montreal rested many of its key players with nothing at stake in its last game of the regular season.
The short-handed Canadiens were still good enough to beat the lowly Detroit Red Wings.
Alex Galchenyuk scored 1:42 into overtime, giving Montreal a 3-2 victory over Detroit on Saturday night in the next-to-last game at Joe Louis Arena.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With All-Star Sergei Bobrovsky in the net, a team can get away with some not-so-energetic play from time to time.
Bobrovsky made 33 saves for his third consecutive shutout and the Columbus Blue Jackets handed the New Jersey Devils their eighth straight loss with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday night. Columbus did it despite being outshot and outplayed for most of the game.
NEW YORK (AP) — Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens showed off their resurgent form under coach Claude Julien with a big Eastern Conference win.
Price made 26 saves and the Canadiens extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
Shea Weber, Artturi Lehkonen, Andrew Shaw and Jordie Benn scored for the Canadiens, who are in first place in the Atlantic Division.
MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty thought he had the winning goal in overtime. Instead, the Montreal Canadiens captain gave it to a teammate a few minutes later.
Alex Galchenyuk scored in overtime for the second straight night, Carey Price made 26 saves and Montreal beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 on Tuesday night to extend its winning streak to three games.