OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators punctuated an awful season with a poor performance.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two goals and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Senators 6-2 in the...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ottawa Senators took advantage of their chances on special teams against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
Brady Tkachuk had a goal and an assist and the Senators...
Huberdeau scores twice, Panthers beat Senators 5-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Florida Panthers put coach Bob Boughner's pregame talk into action.
Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice and the Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2...
Nilsson stops 34 shots, Senators beat Blues 2-0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Getting a win against the St. Louis Blues was nice for the Ottawa Senators and their fans. Seeing two players who could be key to their future was better.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Islanders took both games in a home-and-home set with the league's worst team but weren't entirely satisfied.
Valtteri Filppula scored twice to lead New York to a...
Balcers, Nilsson lead Senators past Panthers 3-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Ottawa Senators snapped their seven-game losing streak, and it came at the expense of the struggling Florida Panthers.
Teravainen scores twice, Hurricanes rally past Senators 4-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators' penalty kill had been perfect through their last eight games. It fell short against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes scored the winning goal on a two-man advantage and added another on the power play — all in the third period —in a 4-1 win over the Senators on Tuesday.
"Penalties killed us, plain and simple," Senators coach Guy Boucher said. "That's the game right there."
Nilsson stops 45 shots, Senators beat Ducks 4-0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Anders Nilsson helped Ottawa end a five-game skid without much of a scare at all.
Nilsson stopped 45 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Senators beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-0 on Thursday night.
"The shutout was a bonus," Nilsson said. "It was great to get back to winning again. Think it was great for the whole team to snap this losing streak."
Matt Duchene led the way with two goals for the Senators. Brady Tkachuk and Mark Stone also scored.
Ryan, Stone lead Senators to 4-1 win over Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After their worst stretch of the season, the Ottawa Senators are beginning to play some of their best hockey.
Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone scored 13 seconds apart in the second period, and the Senators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 Friday night.
Magnus Paajarvi and Christian Wolanin also scored and Cody Ceci had two assists for Ottawa. The Senators have won four of five after an eight-game losing streak that dropped them into last place in the Eastern Conference.
Duchene scores twice vs former team, lifts Sens over Avs 5-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Duchene's first game as a father couldn't have gone much better.
He even got to celebrate among old friends.
Duchene had two goals and an assist against his former club, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Senators get consecutive road wins by beating Kings 4-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Already playing without top center Matt Duchene, the Ottawa Senators could have thrown in the towel when Colin White sustained an injury early in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings.
Instead, the young Senators showed their mettle to win consecutive road games for the first time this season.
Chris Tierney scored twice and the Senators beat the Kings 4-1 on Thursday night.
Blackwood earns 2nd shutout, Devils top Canucks 4-0
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rookie goalie Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 25 shots to earn his second straight shutout and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Monday.
Blackwood is 3-1 since joining the Devils on Dec. 18. He blanked the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 on Saturday, becoming the first rookie goalie in franchise history to post back-to-back shutouts
Brian Boyle, Miles Wood, Sami Vatanen and Pavel Zacha scored for the Devils. It was Zacha's second goal in two games.
Wild score 3 power-play goals in 3-2 win over Canucks
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A big advantage on special teams was the difference Tuesday night for the Minnesota Wild.
Ryan Suter and Jason Zucker scored 55 seconds apart late in the second period and the Wild converted on all three of their power plays, beating the staggering Vancouver Canucks 3-2 to stop a three-game slide.
"Three goals on the power play, that's the recipe for a win on the road. It's a good two points for us," said Mikael Granlund, who had two assists.
Radulov scores go-ahead goal, Stars edge struggling Canucks
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The slumping Canucks held the Stars scoreless for 50 minutes but couldn't close it out.
Alex Radulov scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period as the Dallas edged Vancouver 2-1 on Saturday.
Jamie Benn also scored midway through the third for the Stars, who are 3-1-1 in their last five games.
Ben Bishop made 24 saves in his first start since returning from a lower-body injury that kept him sidelined for five games.
Laine, Little score power-play goals, Jets top Canucks 4-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Dustin Byfuglien returned to the Winnipeg lineup and helped carry the Jets to a victory.
The defenseman had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night after missing the previous two games with an upper-body injury.
"I thought we put together a decent game," said Byfuglien, who had his first goal of the season. "It's nice to be back and we got our two points."
Horvat’s goal in 3rd period lifts Canucks past Panthers 3-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bo Horvat came through with the winning goal on a milestone night.
Horvat, playing in his 300th NHL game, scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
"I think that was the icing on top," Horvat said. "The win feels that much better."
Canucks score 4 goals in 3rd, beat Lightning 4-1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Anders Nilsson had a busy and productive first start of the season for the Vancouver Canucks.
Nilsson stopped 16 of 17 shots in the first period and finished with 33 in the Canucks' 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
"I had to get going right away," Nilsson said. "I felt confident going in the game. I've been feeling good the last couple weeks so I've been eager to get into a game eventually. I was excited to get the start and get to play."
Eriksson, Nilsson lead Canucks past Bruins, 6-1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Anders Nilsson finally had his hard work rewarded with a victory.
Loui Eriksson scored his second goal of the night late in the third period and Nilsson stopped 44 shots to pick up his first win in 2 1/2 months as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Boston Bruins 6-1 Saturday night.
Nilsson was 0-7-0 in his last 11 appearances, including nine starts, since beating Nashville on Nov. 30.
Kucherov ends goal drought, Lightning beat Canucks 5-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov got the Tampa Bay Lightning off to a strong start in their first home game in three weeks.
Kucherov stopped an 11-game goal drought, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his NHL-best 32nd victory, and the Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night.
Yanni Gourde, Adam Erne, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, who returned home after a 5-3 trip.
Schenn scores in OT to lift Blues past Canucks
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Brayden Schenn continues to make quite an impression on his new teammates.
Schenn scored at 2:41 of overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.
Acquired from Philadelphia in a trade at June's NHL draft, the center now has five goals and 10 assists in a career-high seven-game points streak.
"It's been fun," Schenn said. "The team is winning, we're playing good hockey. ... Guys are stepping up."
Baertschi leads Canucks past Capitals for 4th straight win
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Teams coming off long road trips often find it hard to get going in their first game back home.
The Vancouver Canucks made it clear early on Thursday that wasn't going to apply in this case.
Sven Baertschi had two goals and an assist to lead the Canucks to their fourth straight win, 6-2 over the Washington Capitals.
Coming home is always a relief, especially when a team opens its season with five of its first six games on the road. But as happy as the Wild was to start a long homestand Tuesday against Vancouver, it didnt want to be lured into thinking that Xcel Energy Center would somehow grant it special powers.
Nilsson, Virtanen lead Canucks over Wild 1-0
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Anders Nilsson's follow-up to a shutout in his Vancouver Canucks' debut was a four-goal loss to Boston in which he was pulled less than 11 minutes into the game.
Vancouver coach Travis Green wasn't sure how Nilsson would respond when he received another start on Tuesday in Minnesota. The goaltender's next effort matched his stellar debut and made the loss a distant memory.
Sabres’ fresh start features motivated Jack Eichel
LAST SEASON: 33-37-12, 78 points. Finished last in Atlantic Division and 15th in Eastern Conference, extending playoff drought to sixth consecutive season.
COACH: Phil Housley (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: GM Jason Botterill, Ds Marco Scandella, Nathan Beaulieu and Victor Antipin, RW Jason Pominville, LW Benoit Pouliot, G Chad Johnson.
LOST: RW Brian Gionta, LWs Marcus Foligno, Tyler Ennis and William Carrier, Ds Cody Franson and Dmitry Kulikov, G Anders Nilsson.
Canucks top Kings in NHL preseason opener
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brock Boeser scored at 4:38 of overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-3 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday in the first NHL exhibition game of the preseason.
Sven Baertschi tied it for Vancouver with 2:54 left in regulation. Markus Granlund and Jake Virtanen also scored for the Canucks.
Jake Muzzin, Dustin Brown and Oscar Fantenberg scored for Los Angeles.
Vancouver led 2-0 midway through the second period.
Sabres outlast Ducks in 10-round shootout, win 2-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres shook up their lines in hopes of finally breaking their Southern California malaise. The experiment had to carry over to a shootout, but the Sabres were finally rewarded with a win.
Zemgus Girgensons scored in the 10th round of the shootout to lift the Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evander Kane and the Buffalo Sabres ended a three-week tailspin by rallying from a three-goal deficit to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 on Saturday night.
"We played like we had nothing to lose, and maybe we should start doing that more often," said Kane, who scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 2:29 remaining.
Vrbata’s late goal lifts Coyotes past Sabres
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — After two lackluster periods following a pre-game trade, Radim Vrbata and the Arizona Coyotes came to life.
Vrbata scored with 18.9 seconds left to cap Arizona's three-goal third period and lift the Coyotes over the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Sunday night.
Matthews caps 3-goal burst, Leafs beat Sabres 4-3
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews, Leo Komarov and Matt Martin each scored in a nine-minute span in the second period and the Toronto Maple Leafs rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Tuesday night for their 10th win in 13 games.
Toronto came back after trailing 2-0 through 20 minutes, getting its first victory this season when behind after one period (1-8-1).
It wasn't all rosy for the Leafs, though. Top defenseman Morgan Rielly left after the first period with a lower-body injury.
Skinner keeps Canes rolling at home with win over Sabres
Jeff Skinner had two goals and an assist, Brock McGinn also scored twice and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Friday night.
Carolina swept its three-game series against Buffalo and won its third straight game overall. The Hurricanes are 14-4-1 at home, including 13-1-1 in the last 15 games in Raleigh.
Skinner scored two goals early in the second period, the first one giving him his 300th NHL point.