Rinne makes 42 saves, Predators top Penguins 3-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped 42 shots to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are pulling off victory after victory at the end of a season in which they haven't had much to celebrate.
Larkin, Bernier lead Red Wings to 3-2 win over Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are in a freefall at most inopportune time.
Dylan Larkin scored in the first minute, Jonathan Bernier had 38 saves and the Detroit Red Wings beat...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ivan Barbashev's parents and younger brother traveled from Russia to watch him play for the Blues on Thursday night. The 23-year-old center made the long trip worth it — and in a...
Kucherov powers Lightning past Red Wings 3-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was another memorable night for Nikita Kucherov, Vinny Lecavalier and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kucherov scored twice while breaking Tampa Bay's single-season record for...
Kane scores 2, Blackhawks beat Red Wings 5-4 in OT
DETROIT (AP) — Patrick Kane scored two goals, including the game winner with 2:18 left in overtime, extending his point streak to 19 games and lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 victory over...
Kane scores 2 more, Blackhawks beat Red Wings 5-4 in OT
DETROIT (AP) — There was plenty of space for Erik Gustafsson to shoot the puck himself, but with Patrick Kane alone to the right of the net, his decision was obvious.
Bernier gets 1st shutout, Red Wings top Senators 2-0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators played one of their best defensive games of the season, yet still fell short against the Detroit Red Wings.
Jonathan Bernier stopped 35 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Red Wings defeated the Senators 2-0 Saturday night, despite Ottawa allowing a season-low 21 shots.
Kapanen’s 2 goals lead Maple Leafs past Red Wings 5-4 in OT
TORONTO (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen was looking to get off the ice. Instead, he wound up scoring the game-winning goal in overtime.
Kapanen scored his second goal of the game at 1:53 of overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Sunday night.
Kapanen's winner squeezed through the pads of former Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier and just got over the goal line.
Kapanen scores twice, leads Leafs past Red Wings 5-4 in OT
TORONTO (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen scored his second goal of the game at 1:53 of overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Sunday night.
Kapanen's winner squeezed through the pads of former Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier and just got over the goal line.
Morgan Rielly and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist, and Frederik Gauthier also for Toronto, which extended its winning streak to four games. Garret Sparks made 26 saves for the Leafs.
Kronwall, Bernier lead Red Wings to 4-1 win over Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Badly outshot over the first two periods, the Detroit Red Wings still managed to have the lead and went on to another win.
Niklas Kronwall had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Bernier stopped 38 shots and the Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Thursday night.
Jonathan Ericsson, Frans Nielsen and Dylan Larkin also scored to help Detroit win for the second time at PNC Arena this season. Larkin's empty-netter with 19 seconds left extended his point streak to nine games.
Ovi’s 21st hat trick helps Caps to 6-2 rout of Red Wings
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 21st hat trick and first this season to lift the Washington Capitals over the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Tuesday night.
Ovechkin entered the night as the NHL's goal leader and stretched his total to 25 through 30 games, halfway to a potential eighth 50-goal season.
Larkin lifts Red Wings past Maple Leafs 5-4 in OT
TORONTO (AP) — Dylan Larkin scored on a breakaway at 2:48 of overtime and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Thursday night after blowing a three-goal lead in the third period.
Larkin beat Garret Sparks between the pads to snap Toronto's five-game winning streak.
Dylan Larkin scores in OT as Red Wings beat Devils 3-2
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings are gaining confidence with each win.
Rallying on the road sure helps.
Larkin scored 4:09 into overtime, Jonathan Bernier stopped 38 shots and the Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday.
Larkin got his eighth goal of the season when he converted a 2-on-1 break with Anthony Mantha. It was Detroit's fifth victory in its last six games.
Mantha scores twice, Red Wings top Canes 4-3 in shootout
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Detroit trailed Carolina by two goals heading into the third period. Turns out, the Red Wings had the Hurricanes right where they wanted them.
Anthony Mantha scored twice and Frans Nielsen netted the deciding goal in the shootout as the Red Wings erased a two-goal deficit for the third straight game and beat the Hurricanes 4-3 Saturday night.
"That's kind of our sweet spot right now," Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. "Maybe next game, we'll start down two."
Red Wings get first home win, 4-2 over Stars
DETROIT (AP) — Anthony Mantha had a goal called back before scoring anyway and the Detroit Red Wings won at home for the first time this season with a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
Mantha, who has struggled early in the season, had an apparent power-play goal disallowed in the first period because it was ruled he kicked it in.
Pastrnak scored 3 goals, Bruins beat winless Red Wings 8-2
BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three times, giving him 101 goals in his career, and Patrice Bergeron had three assists as the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday.
It was the second career hat trick for Pastrnak, who has scored seven times in five games this season.
Jake DeBrusk scored twice and David Krejci had a pair of assists for the Bruins, who also got goals from Charlie McAvoy, Anders Bjork and Sean Kuraly.
Red Wings lean on 22-year-old Dylan Larkin to lead new era
DETROIT RED WINGS
LAST SEASON: 30-39-13, 73 points. Fifth place in Atlantic Division.
COACH: Jeff Blashill (104-105-37, fourth NHL season).
ADDED: F Thomas Vanek, G Jonathan Bernier, F Filip Zadina, assistant coach Dan Bylsma.
Avalanche looking to make back-to-back playoff appearances
LAST SEASON: 43-30-9, 95 points. Fourth place in Central Division, 8th seed in Western Conference. Lost to Nashville Predators in first round.
COACH: Jared Bednar (third season with Avalanche, third NHL season).
ADDED: LW Matt Calvert, D Ian Cole, G Philipp Grubauer.
LOST: LW Blake Comeau, G Jonathan Bernier, RW Nail Yakupov, G Andrew Hammond.
Ken Holland once transitioned the Detroit Red Wings from Steve Yzerman, Sergei Fedorov and that generation of greats to the one that followed with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Now he's trying to do it again.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have signed goaltender Pavel Francouz of the Czech Republic to a one-year deal.
The 27-year-old played the last three seasons in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League as a member of Traktor Chelyabinsk. Francouz went 15-11-5 with a 1.80 goals-against average in 2017-18.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will go with backup goaltender Andrew Hammond for Game 5 in Nashville after starter Jonathan Bernier suffered a lower-body injury.
Colorado trails the Predators 3-1 in the first-round series heading into Friday's game.
Hammond stepped in Wednesday to begin the third period after Bernier was ruled out. Hammond stopped all eight shots he faced in his first playoff appearance since April 17, 2015, while with Ottawa.
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog sat at his locker stall, his skates still laced and most of his gear still on.
The only thing missing was his jersey, which was given to a lucky fan.
Quick, get the captain a new one — the Colorado Avalanche are going to need it where they're going.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings spent much of the season waiting for their role players to step up.
The contributions they had been seeking finally came, putting the Kings on the verge of making the playoffs.
Dustin Brown had a short-handed goal, and Torrey Mitchell and Kyle Clifford also scored to help Los Angeles move back into third place in the Pacific Division with a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night.
DENVER (AP) — The playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche received a big blow when goalie Semyon Varlamov and defenseman Erik Johnson were ruled out for the remainder of the regular season due to injuries.
Colorado coach Jared Bednar said Saturday that Varlamov suffered a lower-body injury the night before when a Chicago player ran into him in the third period. Varlamov will be re-evaluated next week. Bednar said Johnson has a fractured patella and will be sidelined at least six weeks.
Varlamov strong before exiting, Avs beat Blackhawks 5-0
DENVER (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped everything — including a hard-crashing Chicago player late in the third period.
Only, the collision took its toll: sending the Colorado goaltender flying into the net and knocking him out of the game.
Varlamov stopped 30 shots before leaving with an apparent injury, and the Avalanche continued their playoff push with a 5-0 victory over the Blackhawks on Friday night.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov is sick and may not start a pivotal game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.
Varlamov has appeared in 21 straight games for the Avalanche, who are in the midst of a heated playoff chase. Varlamov is 23-16-6 with a 2.74 goals-against average this season.
Bernier’s 38 saves lead Avalanche past Sharks 3-1
DENVER (AP) — With the core of Colorado's scoring attack sidelined, backup goalie Jonathan Bernier put together a stifling performance.
Gabriel Bourque and Tyson Jost scored 2:14 apart in the second period, Bernier stopped 38 shots and the Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Hellebuyck gets 5th shutout, Jets beat Avalanche 3-0
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck gave his teammates all the credit for helping look good as he picked up his latest shutout.
Hellebuyck made 25 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and the 11th of his career as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night.
"They're bringing it every night and you can tell," Hellebuyck said. "Guys are getting a little banged up, that means they're blocking shots and doing the right things. My hat is off to my teammates."
Baertschi lifts Canucks over Avalanche 4-3 in OT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sven Baertschi fired in a picture-perfect shot under pressure.
The Swiss forward scored 1:07 into overtime Tuesday night, ripping his 11th goal of the season shortside over Jonathan Bernier's glove to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
"I didn't know I had that in my bag, to be honest," Baertschi said. "In overtime, it can go both ways. But I thought we really deserved it tonight."
Avalanche lose 4-2 to Canadiens, ending 10-game win streak
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.
Avalanche beat Maple Leafs 4-2 for 10th straight win
TORONTO (AP) — Colorado goalie Jonathan Bernier heard the Bronx cheers from the Air Canada Centre crowd on Monday night.
He remembers listening to Toronto fans giving him the same sort of hard time when he was a member of the Maple Leafs as they struggled through the 2015-16 season.
"It's not as bad when you are the away team," he said.
Avalanche roll to 9th straight win, 3-1 over Rangers
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon, Erik Johnson and Mikko Rantanen each had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves and the streaking Colorado Avalanche beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Saturday for their ninth consecutive win.
The Avalanche have won eight straight at home and haven't lost since Arizona beat them on Dec. 27. Colorado has outscored opponents 37-15 in the last nine games and has not trailed during the winning streak.
Rolling Avalanche get 9th straight win, 3-1 over Rangers
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have gone from pushover to powerhouse in less than a season, and their recent streak is evoking memories of past glory.
Nathan MacKinnon, Erik Johnson and Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist each, Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves and the streaking Avalanche beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Saturday for their ninth straight win.