STOCKHOLM (AP) — Pat Maroon and the Tampa Bay Lightning made the most of their long trip to Sweden.
Maroon scored twice, and the Lighting beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday for a sweep...
San Jose Sharks (3-5-0, seventh in the Pacific Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (7-1-1, first in the Atlantic Division)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres are off to a start nobody saw coming.
Zemgus Girgensons scored with 7:45 left and the Sabres continued their season-opening hot streak with a 4-3...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Victor Olofsson and the Buffalo Sabres are building confidence from a strong start to the season.
The Sabres' rookie forward set an NHL record by becoming the first...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Marcus Johansson scored 1:30 into overtime, leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres newcomer Marcus Johansson has quickly gained an appreciation of how captain Jack Eichel can take over a game.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Marcus Johansson has signed a two-year contract with Buffalo, giving new Sabres coach Ralph Krueger another option for his lines.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has suspended St. Louis Blues forward Ivan Barbashev for one game for an illegal check to the head of Boston Bruins forward Marcus Johansson during Game 5 of the Stanley...
BOSTON (AP) — Craig Berube's bunch likes to live dangerously.
In Game 5 alone, Ivan Barbashev got away with a high hit on Marcus Johansson and Zach Sanford got his elbow up into Torey Krug's...
BOSTON (AP) — The door to the visiting team's penalty box had scarcely slammed shut before the official was opening it again for another Carolina Hurricanes player to serve his...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round...
BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Coyle tied it in the final five minutes of regulation and scored again with 5:15 gone in overtime on Thursday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the...
BOSTON (AP) — Another Game 7 matchup between Boston and Toronto, another victory for the Bruins.
Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils cleared the way for goaltending prospect Mackenzie Blackwood to rejoin the team by trading goaltender Keith Kinkaid to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a...
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins were in line to make a big splash at the trade deadline to improve their scoring for the stretch run of the regular season.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils may be on the verge of making some trades with their chances of making the playoffs all but over with less than two months left in the...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and the Boston Bruins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
Noel Acciari and Jake DeBrusk scored for the Bruins, who have earned at least a point in nine consecutive games. Chris Wagner added an empty-netter with 1:31 remaining.
Kevin Boyle made 26 saves for the Ducks, who have lost 20 of their past 23 games.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A goaltender who was winless in his previous 21 decisions outplayed an All-Star down the stretch Friday night.
Cory Schneider got his first win in nearly 14 months when Nico Hischier scored 3:19 into overtime, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a wild 5-4 victory over the slumping Minnesota Wild.
Hischier, Marcus Johansson and Kyle Palmieri each had a goal and an assist for the Devils, who won for the second time in eight games. Will Butcher and Ben Lovejoy also scored.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The only role the New Jersey Devils are likely going to have in the playoffs this season is being a spoiler, something the Carolina Hurricanes discovered.
Marcus Johansson scored twice, a battered Keith Kinkaid made 32 saves and the Devils prevented the Hurricanes from moving into a playoff spot with a 3-2 victory Sunday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After giving up 16 goals in the last three games, New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz saw a lot of more things he liked against the New Jersey Devils.
The Islanders competed, they didn't have any letdowns after giving up goals and the coach got to see Mathew Barzal get a step ahead of the Devils' defense in overtime.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sharp in Europe, the New Jersey Devils played equally well at home.
Kyle Palmieri scored twice, Keith Kinkaid made 21 saves and the Devils came back from a season-opening win in Sweden by routing the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 6-0 Thursday night in their first game at a packed Prudential Center.
Marcus Johansson, Blake Coleman, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Brian Boyle also scored. In their previous game, the Devils beat Edmonton 5-2 overseas last weekend
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cory Schneider is replacing Keith Kinkaid in goal for the New Jersey Devils in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Coach John Hynes decided to make the move with New Jersey trailing 2-0 in the best-of-7 series.
Monday night's game will mark the return of forward Marcus Johansson to the lineup. He has been sidelined since late January with a concussion.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Capitals coach Barry Trotz said teams can't have enough defensive depth in discussing Washington acquiring Michal Kempny in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.
In exchange for Kempny, the Blackhawks received a conditional 2018 third-round pick from the Capitals, who made the deal shortly before their game at Buffalo and a week before the NHL trade deadline.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has suspended Boston forward Brad Marchand five games without pay Wednesday for elbowing New Jersey's Marcus Johansson in the head during the Bruins' win over the Devils the previous night.
The hit occurred with 1:59 left in the third period of Boston's 3-2 win and knocked Johansson out of the game. There was no penalty called on the play.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson had a goal and two assists each, Alex Ovechkin had three assists and the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Saturday night to move atop the Metropolitan Division.
Braden Holtby stopped 25 shots as Washington won its eighth straight home game. Christian Djoos had a goal and an assist, and Tom Wilson and Matt Niskanen also scored for the Capitals.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Artemi Panarin had five primary assists, setting up the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night and a split of their home-and-home series.
Pierre-Luc Dubois, Lukas Sedlak, Scott Harrington, Alexander Wennberg and Zach Werenski scored for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky made 21 saves.
After losing to the Devils 4-1 in Columbus on Tuesday, the Blue Jackets gained a measure of revenge while also snapping a two-game skid.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Facing some salary-cap math that wasn't pretty, the Washington Capitals took a beating in the offseason with the loss of several significant contributors.
LAST SEASON: 55-19-8, 118 points. Won Metropolitan Division. Lost to Pittsburgh Penguins in second round.
COACH: Barry Trotz (fifth season, 16th NHL season).
ADDED: F Tyler Graovac, RW Devante Smith-Pelly
LOST: RW Justin Williams, F Marcus Johansson, F Daniel Winnik, D Karl Alzner, D Nate Schmidt, D Kevin Shattenkirk
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin doesn't think the Washington Capitals suddenly stink.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After winning Presidents' Trophy and losing in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs two years in a row, Marcus Johansson knew the Washington Capitals were going to make changes.
Coming off a career-best season, the 26-year-old Swede just didn't think he would be one the guys leaving Washington.
Carey Price couldn't imagine wearing anything but a Canadiens uniform, while Patrick Marleau agonized about trading in his Sharks jersey for a Maple Leafs one.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — As the Washington Capitals closed in on a big-money, long-term deal with Evgeny Kuznetsov, they explored ways to make sure they could afford it under the salary cap.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin played through hamstring and knee injuries that hampered him in the playoffs.
Ovechkin said he felt something in his hamstring late in Game 3 of the second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins and needed injections to numb the pain the rest of the way. A hit by Toronto's Nazem Kadri in Game 5 of the first round caused the left knee injury that Ovechkin downplayed.
It is the playoff format everyone loves to hate, but say this for the NHL's divisional setup: It is serving up a tasty feast of rivalries in the second round.
TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Johansson came through to help the Washington Capitals get another big overtime win in a series that had five go games go beyond regulation.
Now they get to rest up for the defending champions.
Johansson stuffed his second goal of the game past Frederik Andersen at 6:31 of overtime, lifting the Capitals to a series-winning 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 on Sunday night.
BOSTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals were so dominant this season that they had nothing left to play for with two games left in the NHL schedule.
That's precisely why the Bruins want to avoid them in the playoffs.
DENVER (AP) — The Washington Capitals weren't at their best Wednesday night. They still had plenty to beat the worst team in the NHL.
Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov each had a goal and an assist, Jay Beagle and John Carlson also scored and Washington kept rolling with a 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — After getting off to a slow start, the NHL-best Washington Capitals picked up their play and pulled away for a big win against a division rival.
Marcus Johansson had two goals and an assist to help Washington beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night in Kevin Shattenkirk's first game with the Capitals. Brett Connolly and Nicklas Backstrom also scored and Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitals coach Barry Trotz thinks his team is tough for anyone to handle when all its lines are clicking.
It's a pretty easy case to make right now.
Washington got contributions up and down the lineup and put up another 5-spot in thumping the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive win. Washington has won 10 in a row at home and scored five-plus goals in the last nine of those games, with the offense coming from just about everywhere.