OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators punctuated an awful season with a poor performance.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two goals and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Senators 6-2 in the...
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.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone scored his second goal of the game 2:30 into overtime and the Ottawa Senators rallied from a two-goal deficit and beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Saturday night.
Stone's one-timer from the face-off circle beat Carey Price for the winner.
Stone had a goal and an assist in regulation, while Mikkel Boedker and Matt Duchene also scored for the Senators. Craig Anderson made 24 saves in the win.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — For the first time in a long time, the Ottawa Senators are having fun and picking up wins at the same time.
Craig Anderson made 37 saves to lead the Senators to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Monday night.
Ottawa is also getting contributions from its rookies, who are bringing some much-needed enthusiasm to a team that didn't have much to celebrate last season.
The Ottawa Senators traded winger Mike Hoffman on Tuesday, hoping to solve an ugly off-ice issue involving star defenseman Erik Karlsson and his wife.
The Senators sent Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks, who then dealt him to the Florida Panthers. All told, the two transactions involved four players and six draft picks.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — All Vladimir Tarasenko had to do was wait.
Tarasenko scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues over the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Tarasenko got a nifty backhanded pass from Vladimir Sobotka, who fought off Mikkel Boedker behind the net for the puck. Sobotka skated in front of the net, and then passed the puck to Tarasenko, who was on the left side of the goal.
The Blues' leading goal scorer did the rest, tipping in the winner at 2:33.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The job of a fourth line is usually to provide energy, give some rest to the top players and occasionally chip in with a goal.
San Jose's group of Eric Fehr, Barclay Goodrow and Jannik Hansen did a lot more than that.
Hansen scored his first goal of the season and Fehr and Goodrow also scored for a fourth-line hat trick that helped the Sharks win their season-high fifth straight game, 6-2 over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mikkel Boedker knew the Sharks' power play has been fizzling lately. He wasn't about to miss another opportunity.
Boedker scored San Jose's first power-play goal in a month, helping lift the Sharks past the St. Louis Blues 2-0 on Thursday night.
Tomas Hertl added an empty-net goal in the closing seconds, and Martin Jones made 16 saves for the Sharks, who have won three of four. San Jose has also won five of six at home.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — With five goals and two assists in his last four games, Mikkel Boedker is on quite a tear at an opportune time.
Boedker and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the slumping St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.
"When you're on a roll, the puck seems to find you a little bit," Boedker said. "It feels really good. Obviously, it's a good time of the year to be productive."
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mikkel Boedker might be playing his best hockey with the Sharks.
"Yeah, I think that's pretty fair to say," Boedker said after scoring twice in San Jose's 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday. "I think it's going well, capitalizing on the chances and paying real well. Our line has been very good and we're fortunate to get a lot of chances, so we got to keep going."
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns makes things difficult when he's only playing one position in a game. Switching positions during the game makes it even harder.
Burns and Chris Tierney each had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night for their third win in four games.
Mikkel Boedker and Marcus Sorensen also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 3-0-1 against the Canucks this season. Martin Jones stopped 43 shots.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — James Neal and Jonathan Marchessault scored to help the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 on Sunday night, giving the expansion franchise the best record in the NHL.
The Golden Knights are 31-11-4, good for 66 points. That's one ahead of Tampa Bay, which had the night off.
Colin Miller had a goal and two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves for Vegas. The Golden Knights finished 2-1-1 on this road trip, including a 4-1 win Thursday at the Lightning.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The schedule was not at its most inviting for the San Jose Sharks. Sunday presented their sixth game in nine nights, and this one on a back-to-back.
Yet when it was over, the Sharks had swamped the Anaheim Ducks 6-2, getting goals from five different players and another sterling game from goalie Aaron Dell for their fifth win in six games.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It took Aaron Dell 38 games to get into his first career shootout, and the San Jose Sharks goalie made it a good one.
Dell was perfect through the three rounds of the shootout and had 30 saves, and Joe Pavelski scored the only goal of the tiebreaker to lift San Jose over the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday night.
"I only had to make one save. The other two guys missed the net," Dell said.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a game that included 20 penalties and 52 penalty minutes, the San Jose Sharks found a way to win ugly.
Joonas Donskoi and Mikkel Boedker each had a goal and an assist to lead the Sharks past the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Anze Kopitar had two goals, Dustin Brown and Nick Shore also scored and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Saturday night.
Jonathan Quick stopped 24 of 25 shots to earn the victory for the Kings, who won their road opener for first-year coach John Stevens.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton is back in the lineup after missing the first two games of the playoffs with a left knee injury.
Thornton is in his usual role as the top-line center for San Jose against Edmonton on Sunday night. Thornton had missed the past two weeks after injuring his knee in a regular-season game at Vancouver. The Sharks split the first two games of the series in Edmonton without Thornton.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Even a win to end the regular season wasn't enough to help the San Jose Sharks open the playoffs at home after blowing a nine-point lead in the division in the final month.
Chris Tierney scored one goal and set up Mikkel Boedker for another in the second period to help the banged-up Sharks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 in their regular-season finale Saturday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Sorensen and Aaron Dell are parlaying solid play into important ice time as the San Jose Sharks get ready for the stretch run.
Sorensen snapped a second-period tie with his first NHL goal, Dell made 17 saves and the Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Thursday night to end a six-game home losing streak to their Pacific Division rivals.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Chad Johnson and the Calgary Flames got a victory — after getting a big scare.
A late goal by Dougie Hamilton and a pair of clutch saves by Johnson led the Flames to a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.
Hamilton scored at 17:41 of the third period, while Johnson turned aside a short-handed breakaway by Mikkel Boedker with just 8 seconds left in the game.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mikkel Boedker scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 53 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Brent Burns and Logan Couture also scored for the Sharks, who have won two straight since losing three in a row. Martin Jones stopped 33 shots.
Drake Caggiula, Matthew Benning and Oscar Klefbom scored for the Oilers, losers of two straight. Cam Talbot finished with 23 saves.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski believes the San Jose Sharks' best hockey is still ahead.
"I think there's another level for this team," Pavelski said after scoring two goals in the San Jose Sharks' 6-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings 6-3 Saturday night. "We will look to push it as we move forward."
Mikkel Boedker scored for the first time in 30 games to help the Sharks end a three-game slide.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are off to a strong start in their quest to return to the Stanley Cup Final.
Mikkel Boedker and Joel Ward scored for an early lead and Patrick Marleau had an empty-net power-play goal, leading the Sharks over the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday night.
Martin Jones made 26 saves for San Jose, which beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in its season opener Wednesday.