EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have bought out the final two years of defenseman Dion Phaneuf's contract.
Toffoli scores 2 early in 3rd period, Kings beat Devils 5-1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Devils fans came to the Prudential Center to jeer Ilya Kovalchuk. The home team certainly didn't give them a reason to cheer.
Tyler Toffoli scored twice in 35 seconds early in the third period to spark the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-1 victory over the Devils on Tuesday night.
Toffoli, who had the overtime winner Monday against the New York Rangers, helped send the Kings to their third win in four games.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ottawa Senators forward Marian Gaborik had surgery Thursday to repair a herniated disk in his back.
The 36-year-old Slovak had 11 goals and 10 assists in 46 games this season for Los Angeles and Ottawa. He last played March 22.
The Senators said Dr. Robert Watkins performed the surgery at the Marina Spine Center in California.
Kings use 3 power-play goals to douse Flames 3-0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strong power play and penalty kill can carry a team deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Right now, the Los Angeles Kings hope their special teams can do what it takes just to reach the postseason.
Anze Kopitar scored one of his team's three power-play goals, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves and the Kings moved back into playoff position with a 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.
Phaneuf scores again for Kings in 4-3 win over Jets
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Dion Phaneuf is fitting in nicely with the Los Angeles Kings.
The veteran defenseman scored on the power play for his third goal in four games with Los Angeles, helping the Kings cap a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Alec Martinez also scored with the man advantage and Dustin Brown's goal late in the third period stood as the winner. Torrey Mitchell had the other goal for the Kings, and Darcy Kuemper stopped 30 shots.
Penguins beat Kings 3-1 for 10th straight home win
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zach Aston-Reese broke a third-period tie with a power-play goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Thursday night for their 10th straight home victory.
Two nights after scoring his first two NHL goals, Aston-Reese gave the Penguins the lead at 5:24 of the period. Kris Letang's point shot through traffic clipped Aston-Reese's skate and went between goalie Jonathan Quick's pads.
Kings acquire defenseman Dion Phaneuf in trade with Senators
Dion Phaneuf is on the move again as the Los Angeles Kings hope he bolsters their blue line for a playoff run.
Los Angeles acquired the veteran defenseman and forward Nate Thompson from the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night for forwards Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore. The Senators are retaining 25 percent of Phaneuf's $7 million salary-cap hit, so the Kings get a top-four defenseman for $5.25 million over the next three-plus years.
Guentzel, Aston-Reese lead Penguins past Senators
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a big night for two of the youngest Pittsburgh Penguins.
The same can be said for a longtime NHL veteran, now formerly with the Ottawa Senators.
Jake Guentzel scored twice, Zach Aston-Reese scored his first two NHL goals and the Penguins picked up a 6-3 victory over the Senators, who also traded veteran defenseman Dion Phaneuf to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Detroit — Andreas Athanasiou didn't waste any time in overtime.
Athanasiou got control of the puck after the Red Wings won the faceoff, skated in on goalie Craig Anderson, and beat the goalie just six seconds into overtime, giving the Red Wings a 2-1 victory over Ottawa on Wednesday.
It was Athanasiou's eighth goal and second of the night, capping another game in which he excelled.
It was the third consecutive victory for the Red Wings (16-16-7, 39 points).
Pageau’s three-point night leads Senators past Flyers, 5-4
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Even without some injured stars, the Ottawa Senators found enough offense and just enough defense to get two points.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau had a goal and two assists, Erik Karlsson added two assists and the Senators beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on Thursday night.
Nielsen scores in shootout, Detroit beats Ottawa 2-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Frans Nielsen gave the Detroit Red Wings a full two points in a tight goalie duel.
Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout and Detroit edged the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Saturday night.
Martin Frk had the lone goal in regulation for the Red Wings, who got 37 saves from Jimmy Howard.
Ovechkin hat trick helps Caps win; Blackhawks pound Penguins
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had a hat trick in a 6:33 span in the third period and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the shootout winner in the Washington Capitals' 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Brett Connolly also scored for Washington, and Braden Holtby made 28 saves. Mark Stone struck twice for the Senators, Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists, Chris Wideman also scored, and Craig Anderson made 24 saves.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forwards Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist and defenseman Justin Schultz for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in Ottawa on Wednesday night.
Coach Mike Sullivan says all three have upper-body injuries and won't play against the Senators until at least Game 4.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Dion Phaneuf waited a long time for this moment.
Phaneuf set up two goals before scoring at 1:59 of overtime and the Ottawa Senators rallied past the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday
The Senators tied their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series 1-1 and Game 3 is Monday night in Boston.
Phaneuf, a 12-year veteran, scored the winner from the point as Alex Burrows provided a screen.
Sens’ Condon gets ‘special’ shutout during father-son trip
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The father-son trip for the Ottawa Senators turned into something special for goaltender Mike Condon.
Condon made 21 saves in recording his fifth shutout of the season, and his father, Ted, got a gift to commemorate the Senators' 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
Mike Condon said it was the first time his father has been in attendance for one of his six NHL shutouts.
Lehner makes 39 saves vs former team, Sabres beat Sens 3-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Robin Lehner made 39 saves against his former team and Matt Moulson and Justin Bailey scored in the third period to rally the Buffalo Sabres past the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Lehner is 4-0-2 against the club that drafted him in the second round of the 2009 NHL draft. He was traded away with David Legwand in June 2015 to Buffalo for the 21st overall pick in that year's draft.
Stone scores winner in 3rd, Senators top Stars 3-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Dion Phaneuf was looking for a big performance after his team dropped back-to-back games by a combined 10 goals. He led by example in the Ottawa Senators' 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
Phaneuf was a force as he scored the opening goal, fought with Stars captain Jamie Benn and seemed determined to get the Senators back on track.
"He really set the tone for a character game," Senators coach Guy Boucher said. "I think he was the big leader."
Mike Hoffman scores PP goal in OT, Senators edge Ducks 2-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators are looking forward to their upcoming break despite playing some of their best hockey of the season.
Mike Hoffman scored a power-play goal at 4:03 of overtime as the Senators beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Thursday night for their second four-game win streak of the season.
Hoffman's one-timer on a pass from Dion Phaneuf beat John Gibson in the Anaheim goal after Andrew Cogliano took a high-sticking minor at 3:23 of the extra period.
Senators beat Blackhawks 4-3 for 3rd straight win
CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Condon was 10 years old the last time Ottawa got a win in Chicago. Yup, it had been that long.
Condon made 23 saves, Derick Brassard and Tom Pyatt scored 10 seconds apart during Ottawa's three-goal second period, and the Senators beat the Blackhawks 4-3 on Tuesday night for their third consecutive victory.
Kevin Labanc scores in shootout, Sharks top Senators 4-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kevin Labanc scored the lone goal in four rounds of a shootout to give the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.
Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns and Chris Tierney scored in regulation for San Jose, and Martin Jones made 29 saves.
On Tuesday night in Toronto, Logan Couture scored the only goal in a shootout in the Sharks' 3-2 victory over the Maple Leafs.
Turris scores 10th goal, Senators beat Hurricanes 2-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators found another way to win a close game — at the Carolina Hurricanes' expense.
Kyle Turris scored his team-leading 10th goal to help Ottawa beat Carolina 2-1 on Saturday night.
Turris broke a tie with 3:32 left, beating goalie Cam Ward high to the stick side. The Hurricanes challenged the goal, asserting that it was offside, but it stood after a review.
Turris scores in OT to lift Senators over Canes 2-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators could overlook their sloppy start thanks to a strong finish.
Kyle Turris scored in overtime, lifting the Senators over the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Dion Phaneuf also scored for the Senators, who were playing their first of ten home games this month. Craig Anderson made 32 saves.
Jaccob Slavin scored the lone goal for the Hurricanes, and Cam Ward stopped 30 shots.