PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart had a night he’ll never forget, and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers had a night they really needed.
Hart made 20 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as Philadelphia defeated the Detroit Red ...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Once all the fighting was finally done, the Tampa Bay Lightning looked up and found themselves in a familiar position: ahead on the scoreboard.
Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist to reach 50 points this season and lead the Lightning past the ...
Wagner scores twice as Kings end Jets’ win streak, 4-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings haven’t looked like themselves very much lately.
Against the surging Winnipeg Jets, however, the Kings got back to their defensive roots and delivered one of their best performances in a disappointing season.
Austin Wagner scored twice and Los ...
Maple Leafs among NHL teams facing cap crunches next year
There are questions Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock won’t touch with a 10-foot hockey stick.
The challenge a Maple Leafs team brimming with young talent faces managing its payroll structure was one topic Babcock particularly enjoyed sidestepping shortly after Toronto and forward William ...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A long look at a close call helped the St. Louis Blues take two points Tuesday night and left the Edmonton Oilers scratching their heads.
Pat Maroon was credited with the tiebreaking goal following a replay review early in the third period, and St. Louis went on to ...
Hart, Gordon win in debuts as Flyers top Red Wings 3-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart made 22 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night and made interim coach Scott Gordon a winner in his first game.
DALLAS (AP) — Ben Bishop got help from backup Anton Khudobin, and together they made franchise history.
Bishop and Khudobin teamed up for the first combined shutout for the Dallas Stars in a 2-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.
Jamie Benn and Radek Faksa scored for the ...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The New York Islanders were a step slow and gave up an early goal — not the best way to start the second game of a back-to-back.
Once the Islanders scored, they started buzzing and rolled to their second win in two nights.
Robin Lehner stopped 35 shots, Anthony ...
Jones shuts out Wild, Couture scores 2 in Sharks’ 4-0 win
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer never doubted going back to Martin Jones in net, even after he allowed three goals on seven shots before getting pulled in the first period of San Jose’s previous game.
Jones has always bounced back quickly and he did it again Tuesday night ...
Blackhawks dealt another blow with Crawford’s concussion
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks added another difficult question to their long list of problems when Corey Crawford suffered another concussion.
Suddenly, their goaltending situation is completely up in the air.
There was no update on Crawford’s status a day after he was placed ...
Ward makes 30 saves as Blackhawks beat Predators 2-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Cam Ward gave the Chicago Blackhawks exactly what they needed in the wake of another concussion for Corey Crawford.
He went back to work.
Ward made 30 saves Tuesday night, leading the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators.
“I thought our guys ...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Florida Panthers got the third-period response they were looking for, and they continued their dominance over the Buffalo Sabres.
Evgenii Dadonov had two goals and an assist, including the go-ahead tally on a penalty shot, as the Panthers scored three quick goals ...
NEW YORK (AP) — After a lackluster first two periods, the New York Rangers came out with more intensity in the third and got a needed win.
Kevin Hayes scored on a short-handed breakaway with 40 seconds remaining and the Rangers rallied with three goals in the third period to beat the ...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs put on a show for the New Jersey Devils.
They came out fast, got contributions from all four lines, their defense and goaltender, and routed the Devils 7-2 on Tuesday night.
“I think tonight we came out ready to play,” said Maple Leafs ...
DENVER (AP) — On one sequence, the Islanders’ Joshua Ho-Sang got whistled for two different hooking penalties. That was four minutes of power-play time.
Colorado couldn’t score. New York was let off the hook.
Instant momentum changer.
Goaltender Thomas Greiss bottled up ...
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Halak gets third shutout, Bruins beat Canadiens 4-0
MONTREAL (AP) — Jaroslav Halak had a strong game against Montreal and former teammate Carey Price, and helped the Boston Bruins get a big road win.
Halak stopped 22 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Bruins beat the Canadiens 4-0 on Monday night.
Halak got his 45th ...
Chabot scores in OT, Senators recover to beat Predators 4-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Thomas Chabot saw an opening and took it, saving the Senators two points in the process.
Chabot scored 21 seconds into overtime and Ottawa recovered after blowing a three-goal lead to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Monday night.
Chabot’s goal was his tenth ...
Henrique, Getzlaf help Ducks win again, beat Penguins 4-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Henrique and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied past the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 on Monday night.
The Ducks won for the ninth time in 10 games despite spotting the Penguins a two-goal lead. Henrique started the comeback with a ...
Foligno, Bobrovsky lift Blue Jackets over Golden Knights 1-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Foligno had a feeling one goal might be enough.
Foligno scored 40 seconds into the third period, Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0 on Monday night.
Foligno found the rebound after Seth Jones’ shot ...
Henrique, Getzlaf help Ducks win again, beat Penguins 4-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks would love to stop playing from behind. It’s just not happening. And somehow it’s not a problem, either. Particularly on the road.
The Ducks spotted the Pittsburgh Penguins two first-period goals and then roared back for a 4-2 victory on Monday for their ...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have placed goaltender Corey Crawford on injured reserve after he suffered a concussion for the second straight season.
Crawford got hurt in the first period of Sunday’s 7-3 loss to San Jose when the back of his head struck the right post during a ...
The 56 in-season NHL coaching changes since beginning of salary cap era in 2005:
New York Islanders replaced Steve Stirling with Brad Shaw, missed playoffs
New Jersey Devils replaced resigning Larry Robinson with Lou Lamoriello, made playoffs
Pittsburgh Penguins ...
It took less than two weeks as general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers for Chuck Fletcher to see what he needed to see with coach Dave Hakstol.
The Flyers were still making too many mistakes, still not playing up to their talent level and it was all too clear the message wasn’t getting ...
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Then one by one, they climbed a mobile staircase and onto a charter ...
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have placed goaltender Cory Schneider on injured reserve with an abdominal strain.
The Devils announced the injury Monday and recalled goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood from Binghamton (AHL).
Schneider, who lost his starting job to Keith Kinkaid ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang took part in a morning skate Monday and it will be decided at game time if he plays against the Anaheim Ducks.
Letang appeared to injure his left leg after colliding with Boston forward Joakim Nordstrom during the third period of ...
Boeser’s 3-point game leads Canucks past Oilers 4-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bo Horvat says the Vancouver Canucks knew the power-play points would come eventually.
“We have a lot of sharp shooters out there and a lot of guys who can put the puck in the net, so it was just a matter of time before they started flooding in,” Horvat ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Tuch buried a sharp-angled shot just over two minutes into overtime, giving the Vegas Golden Knights a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots in his 423rd career victory, which moved him into a tie with Tony Esposito for ...
Scheifele scores in OT, sends Jets past Lightning 5-4
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Mark Scheifele was in a joking mood after setting up the tying goal and scoring the winner for the Winnipeg Jets.
Scheifele scored at 4:18 of overtime and the Jets extended their winning streak to a season-best five games with a 5-4 victory over the league-leading ...
CHICAGO (AP) — The San Jose Sharks roared back for a win and the reeling Chicago Blackhawks lost more than just another game.
Melker Karlsson, Evander Kane, Kevin Labanc, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist, and the Sharks rallied to beat the Blackhawks 7-3 on ...
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford suffers a concussion
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will be sidelined again with a concussion.
Crawford left Sunday’s 7-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks with 1:30 left in the first period after the back of his head struck the right post during a goalmouth pileup.
The 33-year-old ...
Skinner, Eichel score twice as Sabres top Bruins 4-2
BOSTON (AP) — Jack Eichel fondly remembers sitting with his dad in the TD Garden stands, watching his favorite hockey players.
The 22-year-old from nearby North Chelmsford was the star attraction Sunday night, and he didn’t disappoint.
Eichel had two goals and two assists, including ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk spent his childhood dreaming of scoring an NHL goal in his hometown.
It became reality Sunday.
Tkachuk got his first goal in the city where his dad was a star, Johnny Gaudreau and Alan Quine each scored twice, and the Calgary Flames beat the St. Louis ...
Foegele ends scoring drought, Hurricanes blank Coyotes 3-0
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour gave his players a day off after a tough loss. They rewarded their first-year coach with a 3-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.
Warren Foegele scored his first goal since October and Petr Mrazek made 23 saves in his ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Knights needed overtime to earn two points after squandering a third-period lead for the second straight game.
Alex Tuch buried a sharp-angled shot just over two minutes into OT, giving the Golden Knights a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on ...
Tommy, Blackhawks’ mascot, part of action in alleged attack
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets was just the beginning of their mascot’s woes.
Chicago police say they were called to a disturbance Friday at United Center. A fan had attacked mascot Tommy Hawk.
Rangers’ Jesper Fast out 2 to 4 weeks with upper-body injury
NEW YORK (AP) — Rangers forward Jesper Fast will be out two to four weeks with an upper-body injury.
Fast has three goals and eight assists in 31 games this season.
The team made the announcement before Sunday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Boeser leads Canucks to 5-1 win over slumping Flyers
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canucks coach Travis Green believes his team benefited from some lucky bounces against the slumping Philadelphia Flyers.
Brock Boeser had a goal and an assist to lead Vancouver to a 5-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night.
“It didn’t feel like a ...
Landeskog, Rantanen lift Avs to 6-4 win over Stars
DENVER (AP) — Given the company on his line, Gabriel Landeskog has a tendency to be overlooked.
That’s perfectly fine with the Colorado captain.
Landeskog scored twice, including the winner with 3:20 remaining, Mikko Rantanen added two more on the power play and the Avalanche ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen hasn’t been happy with his performance in shootouts, so he was thrilled one went in Saturday night.
Johansen got the winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout to lift the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey ...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Mathew Barzal had been doing everything but score lately for the Islanders. He broke through against the Detroit Red Wings to get New York a needed win.
Barzal scored a key tying power-play goal in the third period and then got the lone goal of the shootout to lift ...
Sprong’s OT goal lifts Ducks over Blue Jackets 2-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Sprong has been an Anaheim Duck for less than two weeks. On Saturday night, he went a long way toward ingratiating himself with his new teammates.
Traded to Anaheim Dec. 3 by Pittsburgh, Sprong scored twice —
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray was just happy to be back on the ice after a rocky start to the season.
Murray made his first start in a month and his strong play, particularly in overtime, helped the Penguins to another win.
Phil Kessel scored a ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin thought he had a chance to score every time he shot the puck and came away disappointed he finished with just one goal.
Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 29th goal of the season, extended his point streak to a career-best 14 games and had the shootout winner ...
Tkachuk’s goal in 3rd gives Flames 2-1 win over Wild
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Once the rough stuff was out of the way, the Calgary Flames settled in and clamped down on the Minnesota Wild.
The surprise leaders of the Pacific Division, the Flames have proven this season to be feisty and flexible.
Matthew Tkachuk scored the go-ahead goal ...
Sabres suspend Berglund for failing to report to team
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have suspended forward Patrick Berglund indefinitely for failing to report to the team.
The Sabres announced the suspension Saturday, hours before facing the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. Berglund missed the past two games with ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues have signed veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a three-year extension worth $1.375 million per season.
St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced Bortuzzo’s $4.125 million contract extension Saturday. Bortuzzo is now signed through the 2021-22 ...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers look awfully comfortable at home lately.
McDavid had two goals and an assist, Leon Draisaitl added three assists and the resurgent Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday night.
Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves and ...