Panik’s OT goal lifts Canucks past Coyotes 4-3
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes kept relinquishing one-goal leads, letting the Vancouver Canucks stick around.
Richard Panik gave the Coyotes one final advantage — and a victory.
Panik scored his second goal of the game with 50 seconds left in overtime to lift Arizona to a 4-3 victory on Thursday night.
Panik added an assist, and Nick Cousins and Conor Garland also scored for the Coyotes, who got 33 saves from Darcy Kuemper.
Coyotes sign Dvorak to 6-year contract extension
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed center Christian Dvorak to a six-year contract extension averaging $4.45 million per year.
The deal, announced Thursday, will keep Dvorak in Arizona through 2024-25.
The 22-year-old Dvorak was Arizona's third-leading goal scorer with 15 last season and fifth in points with 37. He has 30 goals and 40 assists in 156 career games with the Coyotes.
Coyotes sign Ekman-Larsson to 8-year extension
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have undergone massive changes in recent years, parting ways with key players while overhauling their roster.
Defenseman Oliver Ekman Larsson has been the one constant and he's going to be in the desert a long time.
The Coyotes signed the two-time All-Star defenseman to an eight-year contract extension on Sunday that averages $8.25 million per year.
The contract comes on the heels of a six-year, $33 million contract Ekman-Larsson signed in 2013.
New-look Coyotes looking for turnaround
LAST SEASON: 30-42-10, 70 points. Sixth in Pacific Division
COACH: Rick Tocchet (first season, third NHL season).
ADDED: C Derek Stepan, D Niklas Hjalmarsson, G Antti Raanta, D Adam Clendening, D Jason Demers.
LOST: F Shane Doan, F Radim Vrbata, G Mike Smith, D Connor Murphy, D Anthony DeAngelo, F Jamie McGinn.
Lots of new faces for Chicago Blackhawks heading into season
LAST SEASON: 50-23-9, 109 points. Won Central Division. Swept by Nashville Predators in first round of playoffs.
COACH: Joel Quenneville (10th season, 21st NHL season).
ADDED: F Brandon Saad, F Patrick Sharp, F Tommy Wingels, D Connor Murphy, G Anton Forsberg.
LOST: F Artemi Panarin, D Niklas Hjalmarsson, D Johnny Oduya, D Brian Campbell, G Scott Darling, F Andrew Desjardins, F Marcus Kruger, D Trevor van Riemsdyk.
Blackhawks announce 1-year deal with D Ville Pokka
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with defenseman Ville Pokka.
Pokka spent last season with Rockford of the American Hockey League, finishing with six goals and 24 assists, but he could get a longer look from the NHL club this year. The Blackhawks traded defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to Arizona last week, and Brian Campbell and Johnny Oduya are free agents.
CHICAGO (AP) — General manager Stan Bowman promised changes were coming after the Chicago Blackhawks were swept in the first round of the playoffs.
Boy, he wasn't kidding.
Chicago re-acquired Brandon Saad and parted with Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin in a pair of surprising trades Friday, giving the Blackhawks a younger look and more cost certainty for their roster.
Coyotes get Stepan, Raanta for DeAngelo from Rangers
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes acquired center Derek Stepan and goalie Antti Raanta from the New York Rangers on Friday for defenseman Anthony DeAngelo and the seventh overall pick in the draft.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes acquired Niklas Hjalmarsson in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, adding a dependable defenseman during a time of turmoil for the franchise.
The 30-year-old Hjalmarsson had spent his entire 10-year career with Chicago, helping the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup titles. The Swede had five goals, 13 assists and a team-high 181 blocked shots in 73 games last season.
CHICAGO (AP) — Niklas Hjalmarsson loves playing for the Chicago Blackhawks. He doesn't like watching their games very much.
DALLAS (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are reuniting with veteran defenseman Johnny Oduya, who was part of their last two Stanley Cup championships.
Oduya was traded by the Dallas Stars to the Blackhawks on Tuesday night in exchange for young forward Mark McNeill and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL draft.
Blackhawks D Hjalmarsson leaves game against Coyotes
CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson left Thursday night's game with the Arizona Coyotes after skating five shifts in the first period.
Hjalmarsson didn't appear to suffer an injury and Chicago gave no reason why he left when they announced he wouldn't return. The 29-year-old, second on the Blackhawks with 21:59 of ice time per game, didn't participate in the team's morning skate on Thursday.
Keith’s OT power-play goal lifts Blackhawks past Red Wings
CHICAGO (AP) — A nifty shot by Duncan Keith helped the Chicago Blackhawks keep rolling despite giving up two leads.
Keith scored a power-play goal 38 seconds into overtime, lifting Chicago to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night for the Blackhawks' fourth straight victory.
Hartman leads Blackhawks to 5-2 win against Predators
CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Hartman's first career hat trick was a memorable one, all right. Hard to top three goals in eight-plus minutes without making a move on a goalie.
Hartman scored off a goalmouth scramble in the third period and tacked on two empty-netters, helping the Chicago Blackhawks beat the banged-up Nashville Predators 5-2 on Sunday night.
"It's not really how you draw it up when you think about getting a hat trick, but they don't ask how, so I'll take it," he said.
Blackhawks extend Panarin for $12 million over 2 years
Artemi Panarin and the Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms Wednesday on a $12 million, two-year contract extension.
The reigning Calder Trophy winner will count $6 million against the salary cap in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. Agent Tom Lynn confirmed the deal in an email to The Associated Press.
Panarin has 114 points in his first 117 NHL games. The 25-year-old Russian winger had 30 goals and 47 assists as a rookie last season, and has 15 goals and 22 assists in 37 games this season.
MacKinnnon’s OT goal lifts Avalanche over Blackhawks 2-1
CHICAGO (AP) — The offense-challenged Colorado Avalanche finally scored not just one, but two goals in a game.
And the Avs connected when it really counted against one of the NHL's top teams.
Nathan MacKinnon scored 25 seconds into overtime to lift Colorado to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
Hinostraza scores tiebreaker, Blackhawks beat Blues 6-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vinnie Hinostroza picked a great time for his second NHL goal.
Hinostroza scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:25 left in regulation to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Patrick Kane broke out of a 10-game goal-scoring drought as the Blackhawks won their fourth straight.
Hossa’s 12th goal gives Blackhawks 4-3 OT win over Devils
CHICAGO (AP) — Marian Hossa scored his team-leading 12th goal through a screen at 1:31 of overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
Hossa's shot through traffic from high in the slot beat Cory Schneider on the glove side, moments after New Jersey's Mike Cammalleri hit the post on a prime chance against Chicago's Corey Crawford.