Rinne makes 37 saves, Predators beat Blackhawks 3-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg has scored on many different goalies, but Tuesday night was the first time he collected a goal against one with the same name on the back of his jersey.
Forsberg opened Nashville's scoring against Chicago goaltender Anton Forsberg, Pekka Rinne made 37 saves, and the Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2.
"Yeah, it was," Filip Forsberg said with a laugh when asked if that was his first goal against another Forsberg. The two Swedish players are not related.
Blackhawks keep Coyotes winless with 4-2 victory
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks took a two-goal lead on a penalty shot by Tommy Wingels, only to have it erased upon review. The struggling Arizona Coyotes scored quickly after the rare play, tying the game and snatching the momentum.
The Blackhawks are a veteran team, though, and kept grinding to keep the Coyotes winless. Wingels got to cap it with an empty-net goal to boot.
Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon was already talking about getting aggressive in the free agent market.
Now he has some extra room to do that.
Florida was one of several teams to buy out a player in the last chance this offseason, clearing salary-cap space for the start of free agency Saturday.
Flames sign defenseman Michael Stone to 3-year deal
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman Michael Stone to a three-year deal reportedly worth $10.5 million.
The Flames acquired Stone from Arizona before last season's trade deadline to add stability to their defense.
He had two goals and four assists and was a plus-5 in 19 regular-season games with Calgary, and added a goal in five playoff games.
Getzlaf’s good bounce sends Ducks past Flames again, 3-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf felt the Anaheim Ducks had earned the right to get a good break.
When his attempted pass through the high slot ricocheted off a defenseman's skate and went in for the tiebreaking goal, Getzlaf knew only one word could describe it: "Lucky."
"We worked hard for it," Getzlaf immediately added. "Our guys worked hard for that faceoff, to get the puck back, and then sometimes luck is on your side."
Frolik, Flames beat Coyotes 4-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Michael Frolik has once again found the back of the net.
Frolik had a goal and an assist in Calgary's four-goal first period, and the Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Saturday night.
Frolik stopped a 20-game drought with his first goal since Nov. 16, also against the Coyotes.