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.
Senators beat Sharks 6-2 in Karlsson’s return to Ottawa
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — On the occasion of Erik Karlsson's return to Ottawa, it was a former Shark who shined brighter.
Mikkel Boedker had a goal and three assists, Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots and the Senators beat their former captain and San Jose 6-2 on Saturday, sending the Sharks to their fourth straight loss.
The Senators have three former Sharks on their roster with Boedker, Chris Tierney and Dylan DeMelo.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Ottawa Senators had a fast start and a strong finish, and they needed both against one of the hottest teams in the NHL.
Matt Duchene scored twice, including the go-ahead goal with three minutes left, to lift the Senators over the Florida Panthers 5-3 on Monday night.
Magnus Paajarvi also had two goals for Ottawa, and Jean-Gabriel Pageau added one late. Craig Anderson made 35 saves, and Erik Karlsson and Mike Hoffman each added two assists.
Brassard has goal, 2 assists to lead Sens past Rangers 6-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators' quick start led to an early exit for Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists and Ottawa defeated the New York Rangers 6-3 on Saturday.
Lundqvist allowed five goals on 27 shots before being replaced by Brandon Halverson with 13 minutes remaining.
Halverson stopped five of the six shots he faced for New York in his NHL debut.
Hoffman scores in OT as Senators beat Predators 4-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Hoffman's 100th career goal was a real gem.
Hoffman went end-to-end before slipping a shot past Juuse Saros 3:01 into overtime, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory against the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Pietrangelo scores twice as Blues beat Maple Leafs 6-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo is off to an outstanding start. Same for the St. Louis Blues.
Pietrangelo scored twice, Brayden Schenn had four assists and the Blues beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Saturday night.
Vladimir Tarasenko, Joel Edmundson, Magnus Paajarvi and Vladimir Sobotka also scored for the Blues, who improved to 6-1 at home. Jaden Schwartz had three assists, and Jake Allen made 26 saves.
St. Louis re-signs Paajarvi to 1-year, $800,000 deal
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Magnus Paajarvi to a one-year, one-way contract worth $800,000.
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Thursday. The 26-year-old Paajarvi split last season between the Blues and the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues did not extend a qualifying offer to Nail Yakupov, making the 2012 No. 1 pick an unrestricted free agent.
Yakupov, 23, had just nine points in 40 games last season after four years with the Edmonton Oilers. The Russian winger has never had more than 33 points in a season and will be free to sign with any team July 1.
Paajarvi’s OT goal gives Blues 4-3 win to oust Wild in 5
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota had the upper hand on St. Louis for most of this series, controlling the play for periods at a time.
With goalie Jake Allen as their guide and coach Mike Yeo on their side, though, the Blues sure had the right formula for beating the Wild in the playoffs.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Magnus Paajarvi has used a newfound wave of confidence to solidify his spot in the lineup and help the St. Louis Blues go on a strong run.
Paajarvi scored twice to lead the Blues to a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. St. Louis has won 14 of 20 since Feb. 7 after Paajarvi was recalled from Chicago of the AHL.
Blues break tie in 3rd period, beat Avalanche 4-2
DENVER (AP) — Jake Allen kept St. Louis in the game while his teammates found their legs. Once they did, they blew past the Colorado Avalanche and finished off an impressive road trip.
Allen made 26 saves, and Magnus Paajarvi and Jaden Schwartz scored in the third period to lift the Blues over the Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Blues bolster playoff push with 3-1 win over Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the playoff push transpires the way their game against the Los Angeles Kings did Monday night, the St. Louis Blues will be more than happy with the result.
Magnus Paajarvi scored a power-play goal, Jake Allen made 38 saves and the Blues extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over the Kings.
Tarasenko, Steen score late, lift Blues past Canucks 4-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alexander Steen has been hot since Mike Yeo took over as coach of the St. Louis Blues. His teammates have been even hotter.
Vladimir Tarasenko and Steen scored third-period power-play goals to lift the streaking Blues to a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
Magnus Paajarvi and Jori Lehtera also scored, and Kevin Shattenkirk had three assists for the Blues, who won their sixth straight game. Jake Allen made 18 saves.
Allen, St. Louis Blues blank Ottawa Senators 6-0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — St. Louis coach Mike Yeo put Jake Allen in goal, and it worked out quite well for the Blues.
Allen made 30 saves, Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and St. Louis beat the Ottawa Senators 6-0 on Tuesday night.
Magnus Paajarvi, Patrik Berglund, Alexander Steen and Ivan Barbashev also scored for the Blues (27-22-5), who have won three of four. Paul Stastny and David Perron added two assists apiece.
Blues’ Fabbri out for rest of season with ACL injury in knee
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Robby Fabbri will miss the rest of the season because of left knee injury.
The team announced Sunday that Fabbri is out with an ACL injury and will be back for 2017-18 training camp. In corresponding roster moves, St. Louis recalled Magnus Paajarvi and Kenny Agostino from Chicago of the American Hockey League.
Yakupov provides offensive spark as Blues beat Wild 3-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nail Yakupov and Magnus Paajarvi are reunited and it feels so good.
Yakupov had a goal and an assist and Jake Allen made several big saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Thursday night.
Alexander Steen and Paajarvi also scored for St. Louis. Patrik Berglund had two assists and Allen made 18 saves for the Blues, who have won four of their past five home openers.