BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with his fourth concussion in a little more than 2 ½ years.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Senators didn't have their best start, yet after spotting the New York Rangers an early goal, Ottawa dominated the rest of the way and earned their first road win this...
Boston Bruins (49-24-9, second in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (46-28-8, third in the Atlantic Division during the regular season)
TORONTO (AP) — Frederik Andersen has bailed out the Maple Leafs in plenty of games since arriving in Toronto. His teammates returned the favor on Friday night.
TORONTO (AP) — It took the Toronto Maple Leafs a little while to shake their West Coast hangover.
Zach Hyman scored two goals late in third period and the Maple Leafs extended their winning streak to four games with a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.
Hyman's second goal of the season came with 4:22 left in regulation when he redirected a shot from the point by Morgan Rielly. Hyman added an empty-netter with 61 seconds left.
John Tavares scored his first two goals on home ice with the Maple Leafs and Toronto defeated the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 in preseason play on Friday night.
Ron Hainsey, Pierre Engvall and Chris Mueller also scored for the Leafs. Curtis McElhinney stopped all 20 shots he faced after replacing Garret Sparks, who made nine saves, midway through the second period.
Andrew Oglevie, C.J. Smith and Tage Thompson scored for the Sabres. Linus Ullmark made 27 saves in taking the loss.
TORONTO (AP) — Mitch Marner stepped up with Auston Matthews sidelined by a shoulder injury.
Marner had a goal and three assists, the last on Ron Hainsey's winner with 1:23 remaining, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Boston 4-3 on Saturday night to match the franchise record of nine straight home wins.
NEW YORK (AP) — A healthy Auston Matthews clearly makes a difference as the Rangers learned in a tense late-December battle with the Maple Leafs.
Matthews led Toronto to a 3-2 victory against New York in his first game back since suffering a concussion on Dec. 9. He scored the winning goal midway through the second period and the Leafs held off a late push.
"Having one of the best players in the world back in the lineup is a pretty nice Christmas gift," veteran forward Matt Martin said.
After celebrating a Stanley Cup championship for a second consecutive season, general manager Jim Rutherford told the Penguins' pending free agents to test the market and report back if they want to return.
Ron Hainsey avoiding a big hit and carrying the puck from end to end isn't what the Pittsburgh Penguins ask of him or any other defenseman not named Kris Letang.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):
Six different players scored and Sidney Crosby had three assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Pekka Rinne and blew out the Nashville Predators 6-0 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the series and move one win away from a second consecutive title.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ron Hainsey arrived in Pittsburgh from Carolina a month ago on the verge of reaching the playoffs for the first time in his 14-year career.
The durable defenseman found an odd but perhaps apt way to fit in with his new team: He got hurt. Ten games into his tenure with the Penguins, Hainsey went down with an upper-body injury to join an increasingly long line of familiar faces watching in suits from the press box rather than wearing sweaters on the bench.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Ottawa Senators have acquired forward Viktor Stalberg from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a draft pick.
In a deal announced Tuesday, the day before the NHL's trading deadline, the Hurricanes receive Ottawa's third-round pick this year.
Stalberg, an unrestricted free agent after the season, signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Carolina last July. He had nine goals and three assists in 57 games with the Hurricanes.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford turned to an old friend to give his team's injury ravaged defense a needed boost.
The Penguins acquired defenseman Ron Hainsey from Carolina on Thursday. Pittsburgh sent minor-league forward Danny Kristo and a draft pick to the Hurricanes in exchange for the 35-year-old Hainsey, whose long wait to play in the postseason may finally be over.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Hainsey knows the Carolina Hurricanes need to make up ground quickly to reach the playoffs for the first time in eight years.
That's why he was more focused on the importance of their latest win than getting his first two-goal game since Dec. 2, 2008.
"We need all the points we can get," Hainsey said after his second goal of the game at 2:08 of overtime lifted the Hurricanes to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A big comeback win has the Carolina Hurricanes on a three-game winning streak and a point-a-game pace for the season.
Victor Rask had a goal and an assist in Carolina's three-goal third period as the Hurricanes rallied for a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.
Jeff Skinner and Teuvo Teravainen also scored for the Hurricanes (6-6-4) during their outburst over a 5-minute, 50-second span of third period. Ron Hainsey had two assists and Cam Ward stopped 31 shots.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even for a veteran like Ron Hainsey, there is always an opportunity for a career first.
Jaccob Slavin scored the only goal of the shootout to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Jeff Skinner and Hainsey scored in regulation for Carolina, which ended a two-game losing streak. Cam Ward finished with 25 saves through overtime and denied all three Nashville attempts in the shootout.