Ekholm’s late goal leads Predators over Capitals, 6-5
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a game dominated by offense, a defenseman scored the game-winner.
Mattias Ekholm scored with 4:40 remaining to cap a wild third period and lead the Nashville...
Ellis, Forsberg help rally Predators past Wild 5-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Duchene was feeling a bit nervous before his debut with Nashville. A misstep in the pregame warmup helped the Predators’ new free agent feel more at ease.
Predators target Cup with Matt Duchene, improved power play
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have had plenty of time to look in the mirror. They still like what they see, but they did tweak the roster that had been good enough to win...
Blue Jackets look to move past drama of departing stars
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The offseason drama churned up by the exodus of some of their top stars is now behind the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Moves make clear Preds’ early playoff exits not good enough
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — P.K. Subban now is with the New Jersey Devils, and Matt Duchene finally is a member of the Nashville Predators.
That sends as clear a message as possible that last...
Central Recasting: Division rivals ready to challenge Blues
The NHL isn't a copycat league. It's a response league.
After the big and gritty St. Louis Blues muscled their way to the Stanley Cup, division rivals have responded in different...
Rangers, Panthers, Predators winners early in free agency
The New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators came out ahead on Day 1 of NHL free agency, signing the best players available to seven-year contracts.
Predators invest in their offense by signing Matt Duchene
The Nashville Predators took a big step toward boosting their offense Monday by signing Matt Duchene away from the Columbus Blue Jackets, paying a big price to land a forward they had long...
Perry, Pavelski among veteran NHL free agents to watch
The goodbye came quickly if respectfully for Anaheim Ducks veteran Corey Perry.
After a knee injury limited the 34-year-old forward to 31 games, general manager Bob Murray last week bought...
Blue Jackets at center of attention as NHL free agency looms
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Where many express concern, Jarmo Kekäläinen says he sees only opportunity regarding the uncertain state of the Columbus roster a week before NHL free...
Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets beat Bruins to take 2-1 series lead
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Columbus holding on to a two-goal lead late in the second period, Boston's Brad Marchand snapped a shot from the top of the left circle. The puck rebounded and trickled...
Duchene, Columbus beat Bruins 3-2 in 2 OT, tie series 1-1
BOSTON (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped Patrice Bergeron at point-blank range in overtime. He also made an acrobatic save to stop a 90-foot dump-in that took a bad hop straight toward the...
Blue Jackets beat Bruins 3-2 in OT, tie series 1-1
BOSTON (AP) — Matt Duchene scored on a power play at 3:42 of the second overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins early Sunday morning, tying the second-round...
Long-suffering Duchene gives Blue Jackets playoff punch
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Matt Duchene is having a splendid time these days. It showed when he skated up to the glass to greet his wife, Ashley, and 3-month-old son Beau during warmups before the...
Blue Jackets beat Lightning 3-1, lead playoff series 3-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL's best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of...
Blue Jackets move to the brink of sweeping Lightning
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky has the Columbus Blue Jackets on the brink of sweeping a playoff series that hardly anyone thought they could win.
Blue Jackets stun Lightning 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are making a serious bid to knock the team with the best regular-season record out of the playoffs.
Blue Jackets take stunning 2-0 series lead over Lightning
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0...
Blue Jackets edge Rangers in shootout to earn playoff spot
NEW YORK (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets didn't get discouraged after giving up the tying goal in the closing seconds of regulation.
They kept their focus and won in a shootout to clinch...
Atkinson, Panarin lead Blue Jackets over Predators 5-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cam Atkinson equaled a Blue Jackets franchise record for goals scored, but he knows there's much more to accomplish.
Atkinson scored twice and Artemi Panarin had four...
Flames topple Blue Jackets 4-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — In the first two periods, the Columbus Blue Jackets hit three goal posts.
It was that kind of night.
Johnny Gaudreau scored his team-leading 35th goal and...
Atkinson, Panarin score in shootout, Blue Jackets top Devils
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Even though they got back on the winning track, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a lot to figure out if they want to make the playoffs.
After fire sale, Senators have little hope for near future
WASHINGTON (AP) — The recent past, present and immediate future are all bleak for the Ottawa Senators.
They are on their way to missing the playoffs for the fourth time in six years, just...
Flurry of moves shows Blue Jackets want to win now
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have made it clear they don't want to wait any longer to make a serious Stanley Cup run.
In a series of moves before Monday's trade deadline,...
Golden Knights, Jets, Blue Jackets make trades to contend
Mark Stone was considered the best player available as the NHL trade deadline approached, a 26-year-old forward who consistently has 60 points a season.
West goes wild at NHL trade deadline; Columbus keeps adding
The West just got wilder, and the Columbus Blue Jackets are going all-in on their late-season NHL playoff push.
The Blue Jackets followed up last week's additions of Ottawa forwards Matt...
The Latest: NHL sees 20 trades on deadline day
The Latest on the NHL's trade deadline day (all times Eastern):
NHL teams made 20 trades on deadline day involving 32 players. It the most total deals on the final day of the...
Blue Jackets acquire Dzingel from Senators
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets continued to load up ahead of the NHL trade deadline by acquiring forward Ryan Dzingel from the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
Bobrovsky gets another shutout, Blue Jackets beat Sharks 4-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Matt Duchene sparked his new team and Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his second shutout in as many nights as the Columbus Blue Jackets stopped the surging San Jose...
Blue Jackets land Duchene from Senators, then beat them 3-0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves and Matt Duchene's first game with the Columbus Blue Jackets was a 3-0 win over his former team, the Ottawa Senators, on Friday...
Blue Jackets acquire center Matt Duchene from Ottawa
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Matt Duchene from the Ottawa Senators on Friday in exchange for a 2019 first-round draft pick and two top prospects, adding a veteran...
Duchene gets win with Blue Jackets after trade from Ottawa
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Duchene appreciated how short the walk was to join his new team.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves, and Duchene's first game with the Columbus Blue Jackets was a 3-0...
Schneider makes 30 saves as Devils beat undermanned Ottawa
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Ottawa Senators' decision to sell off talent heading into the NHL trading deadline worked very well for Cory Schneider and the New Jersey Devils.
Devils, Senators not dressing key players, sign of trades
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...
Nilsson stops 45 shots, Senators beat Ducks 4-0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Anders Nilsson helped Ottawa end a five-game skid without much of a scare at all.
Nilsson stopped 45 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Senators beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-0 on Thursday night.
"The shutout was a bonus," Nilsson said. "It was great to get back to winning again. Think it was great for the whole team to snap this losing streak."
Matt Duchene led the way with two goals for the Senators. Brady Tkachuk and Mark Stone also scored.
Duchene scores twice vs former team, lifts Sens over Avs 5-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Duchene's first game as a father couldn't have gone much better.
He even got to celebrate among old friends.
Duchene had two goals and an assist against his former club, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Senators get consecutive road wins by beating Kings 4-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Already playing without top center Matt Duchene, the Ottawa Senators could have thrown in the towel when Colin White sustained an injury early in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings.
Instead, the young Senators showed their mettle to win consecutive road games for the first time this season.
Chris Tierney scored twice and the Senators beat the Kings 4-1 on Thursday night.
Spurgeon leads Wild past Senators 4-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jared Spurgeon and the Minnesota Wild turned a tough start into a nice win.
Spurgeon scored twice to help the Wild beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Saturday.
Jordan Greenway and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (20-17-3), who improved to 2-0 on a four-game trip. Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 shots.
Senators forward Bobby Ryan has concussion, out indefinitely
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan has a concussion and is joining Matt Duchene on the Senators injured reserve.
Senators' general manager Pierre Dorion says both were injured in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Montreal.
Ryan is out indefinitely and Duchene will miss a week or more with a lower-body injury.
Senators stun Flyers with 3 goals in 3rd for 4-3 victory
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers trudged off the ice to the familiar refrain of boos from the few thousand fans that stuck around to witness a collapse that capped one of the more arduous 48 hours in franchise history.
Ron Hextall: Fired as general manager after 4½ middling seasons.
Dave Hakstol: On a white-hot seat and his uncertain coaching fate in the hands of the new GM.
Stone, Duchene each score twice, Senators beat Penguins 6-4
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators played with heavy hearts after the death of longtime equipment assistant Mike Foley to colon cancer.
Hours before the puck dropped Saturday night, the Senators learned of Foley's death.
"He was a great soldier for us for 20 odd years," said Mark Stone, who scored twice in Ottawa's 6-4 victory over Pittsburgh.
4-goal 3rd period lifts Senators past Lightning 6-4
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ottawa coach Guy Boucher flashed a big smile while he talked about the Senators' resiliency in a comeback win against the Eastern Conference's top team.
Rookie Brady Tkachuk and Ryan Dzingel scored during Ottawa's four-goal third period, and the Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-4 on Saturday night.
"A great rallying between the second and third," Boucher said. "A great third period."
Ottawa had been 0-6-0 when trailing after two periods.
Carrier scores game-winner, Golden Knights top Senators 5-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — In the midst of a so-so sophomore season, the Golden Knights finally scored in bunches.
William Carrier put Vegas ahead for good after Ottawa rallied from a three-goal deficit, and the Golden Knights beat the Senators 5-3 on Thursday night.
Vegas, which reached the Stanley Cup final in its inaugural season but has hovered around .500 so far in this campaign, scored more than three goals in regulation for the first time since Oct. 16, a span of nine games.
Senators try to repair fallout from video in Uber ride
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Duchene and the Ottawa Senators are attempting to put the drama behind them after a viral video of him and some teammates criticizing the club and assistant coach Marty Raymond emerged online Monday.
Duchene spoke publicly about the incident for the first time Tuesday night after the Senators beat the New Jersey Devils 7-3 in Ottawa.