Kucherov and the Lightning visit the Senators
Tampa Bay Lightning (59-15-4, first in the Atlantic Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (28-44-6, eighth in the Atlantic Division)
Lightning beat Senators 5-1 for 50th win of season
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning earn their 50th victory of the season in their 66th game by beating the Ottawa...
Flurry of moves shows Blue Jackets want to win now
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have made it clear they don't want to wait any longer to make a serious Stanley Cup run.
In a series of moves before Monday's trade deadline,...
Blue Jackets acquire Dzingel from Senators
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets continued to load up ahead of the NHL trade deadline by acquiring forward Ryan Dzingel from the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
Power play and Bobrovsky shine as Blue Jackets beat Capitals
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are finally starting to feel confident on the power play, and that could be dangerous for the rest of the NHL.
Columbus' league-worst power play scored twice and Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves in a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Friday night.
Foligno scores 2 goals, Blue Jackets top Sharks 4-1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — There are easier ways to start a West Coast road trip than against the perennial Pacific Division power San Jose Sharks in their notoriously loud arena.
That assignment was just fine with Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno.
"A team that comes out so hard at you, so you have to be in that mindset," he said.
The Blue Jackets' mindset was right on point Thursday night.
Atkinson scores twice to power Blue Jackets past Flyers 6-3
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets had four days to stew after being pounded by Tampa Bay on the road last weekend. In the first period against Philadelphia on Thursday night, they didn't look much better.
But the Blue Jackets shook off the malaise and used a three-goal flurry in the second period to speed past the Flyers on the way to a 6-3 victory on Thursday night.
Atkinson’s late goal sends Blue Jackets past Panthers 5-4
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets overcame a shaky second period, scoring twice in the third and spoiling the home opener for the Florida Panthers.
Cam Atkinson's goal with 2:46 left lifted the Blue Jackets to a 5-4 victory over the Panthers on Thursday night.
With traffic in front of the net, Atkinson swept the puck past goalie James Reimer, who was flat on his back during the play. The Panthers challenged for goalie interference, but the goal stood.
Hard luck Blue Jackets try to get over playoff hump
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
LAST SEASON: 45-30-7, 97 points. First wildcard in Eastern Division. Lost to Washington Capitals in first round of playoffs.
COACH: John Tortorella (fourth season, 18th NHL season.)
ADDED: F Anthony Duclair, F Riley Nash.
LOST: F Matt Calvert, F Thomas Vanek, D Ian Cole, D Jack Johnson.
Anthony Duclair is a bit embarrassed about bouncing around to various teams and taking a league-minimum, one-year deal.
Duclair signed a $650,000 contract Friday for next season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, his fourth NHL team. He's been traded twice and last week became an unrestricted free agent when the Chicago Blackhawks decided not to offer him a contract to retain his rights.
Marchand out with upper-body injury against Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) — Boston Bruins leading scorer Brad Marchand, who sat out Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks with an upper-body injury, is sidelined day to day.
Marchand, who has a team-high 29 goals and 69 points — five goals and six assists in his last five games — was hurt when he collided with Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair in the first period of Saturday's contest between the teams in Boston.
Marchand out with upper-body injury against Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) — Boston Bruins leading scorer Brad Marchand sat out Sunday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks with an upper-body injury.
Marchand, who has a team-high 29 goals and 69 points, collided with Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair in the first period of Saturday's game between the teams in Boston.
Duclair had to be helped off the ice, favoring his right leg, and is expected to miss up to two weeks according to coach Joel Quenneville.
Blackhawks acquire Anthony Duclair from Coyotes
For almost two years, the Arizona Coyotes tried to trade Anthony Duclair.
Now, the Chicago Blackhawks hope he's the right fit for them.
The Blackhawks acquired the talented but inconsistent 22-year-old winger from the Coyotes in a four-player trade Wednesday. Chicago also got them defenseman Adam Clendening and sent winger Richard Panik and minor league forward Laurent Dauphin to Arizona.
Anthony Duclair has hat trick, Coyotes beat Sen 3-2 in OT
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Anthony Duclair gave the lowly Arizona Coyotes another two points.
Duclair scored in overtime to complete a hat trick and the Coyotes beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Saturday for their second straight victory.
Antti Raanta made 30 saves to help the Coyotes improve to 4-15-3. On Thursday night in Montreal, they rallied to beat the Canadiens 5-4 for their first regulation victory of the season.
Coyotes sign Anthony Duclair to one-year, $1.2 million deal
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed restricted free-agent right wing Anthony Duclair to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.
The team announced the deal Sunday.
Duclair had a superb rookie season after being traded from the New York Rangers in 2015, scoring 20 goals and notching 24 assists while teaming with fellow rookie Max Domi.
Coyotes end Kings’ playoff hopes with 2-1 win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was the story of their season, and it happened one more time to finally end the Los Angeles Kings' nearly-impossible chances of reaching the playoffs.
"We gave up too many, we didn't score enough," goalie Jonathan Quick said.
Anthony Duclair scored 3:09 into the second period, Mike Smith made 34 saves and the Arizona Coyotes beat Los Angeles 2-1 Sunday night, ending the Kings' slim postseason hopes.
Coyotes beat Islanders in SO, snap 9-game losing streak
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The team with the fewest wins in the NHL picked up a much-needed one Saturday night.
The Arizona Coyotes rallied to force overtime, survived the 3-on-3 extra sesssion and got shootout goals from Anthony Duclair and Radim Vrbata in their 2-1 win over the New York Islanders, snapping a nine-game losing streak.
"We needed it. We needed it a week ago, probably," Vrbata said.
Duclair, Domingue lead Coyotes over Predators in shootout
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Radim Vrbata has a move he likes to use in shootouts, and it worked again for a goal that helped the Arizona Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Thursday night.
The 35-year-old forward also tied Frans Nielsen of the Detroit Red Wings for the most shootout goals in NHL history with 42.
"With this move, I think if you do it right, you can freeze the goalie where he has to respect the shot and then it's effective," Vrbata said.
Arizona Coyotes at a glance
LAST SEASON: 35-39-8, 78 points. 10th in Western Conference and fourth in Pacific Division.
COACH: Dave Tippett (seventh season, 13th NHL season).
ADDED: D Alex Goligoski, D Anthony DeAngelo, D Luke Schenn, F Jamie McGinn, F Radim Vrbata, F Ryan White.
LOST: Antoine Vermette, F Kyle Chipchura, F Boyd Gordon, D Nicklas Grossman.
Coyotes ready to take next step forward
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes, like every other NHL team, went into the 2015-16 season filled with optimism.
Realistically, they — and nearly everyone else — knew it would be a rebuilding year, even after the team got off to a fast start.
The Coyotes again have that optimistic slant heading into this season. This time, with a core of talented young players and some veteran additions, they expect to live up to it.