ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild zeroed in on Mats Zuccarello as free agency approached, desiring his competitive drive and playmaking skills for a top-six forward group in need of a new...
Stars get Hartman from Flyers in trade for Pitlick
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars have acquired right wing Ryan Hartman from the Philadelphia Flyers for center Tyler Pitlick.
The trade was announced Monday, two days after the end of...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier kept the Philadelphia Flyers' slim playoff hopes alive for at least one more day.
Couturier scored in regulation and provided the only goal in a shootout...
Van Riemsdyk leads Flyers past Islanders 5-2
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — With the season coming down to the wire, the Philadelphia Flyers know that wins over division-leading teams such as the Islanders are not easy to come by.
Flyers beat Sabres 5-2, keep slim playoff hopes alive
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Hartman leveled Rasmus Dahlin on the open ice and wrestled Buffalo defenseman Zach Bogosian to the ground in a 20-second span that had the Philly crowd roaring and made...
Predators add Granlund, Simmonds to roster at trade deadline
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — David Poile insisted he would have been just fine if adding Brian Boyle earlier this month was Nashville's final deal this season.
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...
Predators’ Hartman fined $1K for spearing Bruins’ Wagner
NEW YORK (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman has been fined $1,000 by the NHL for spearing Boston Bruins forward Chris Wagner.
The incident occurred at 19:04 of the second period of Saturday's night game between the Predators and Bruins, which Boston won 5-2.
The league's department of player safety announced the fine Sunday. The money goes to the players' emergency assistance fund.
Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leading by two late in the third period, the Nashville Predators nearly let this one get away.
Colton Sissons made sure that didn't happen.
After the Predators allowed a pair of goals in the final 4:05 of regulation, Sissons scored 3:05 into overtime to give them a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
MacKinnon’s 2 goals lead Avalanche past Predators 3-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colorado was due for a regular-season win against the Nashville Predators.
Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves and the streaking Avalanche beat Nashville 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Tyson Jost had the other goal for the Avalanche, who have won five straight. Colorado also ended an 11-game losing streak to Nashville in the regular season. The teams met in the first round of the playoffs last season, with Nashville winning the series in six games.
Coyotes forward Josh Archibald suspended for 2 games
NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona Coyotes forward Josh Archibald was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Friday for an illegal check to Nashville forward Ryan Hartman's head.
Archibald was given a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head Thursday night in the Coyotes' 2-1 home victory. The suspension will cost Archibald $7,258.
Archibald has two penalty minutes in nine games this season.
Hartman scores twice as Predators beat Golden Knights 4-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After a lackluster opening period by the Nashville Predators, Ryan Hartman and Kevin Fiala went to work.
Hartman scored twice in a 57-second span and Juuse Saros made 23 saves to lead Nashville to a 4-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night.
Calle Jarnkrok and Viktor Arvidsson also scored, and Fiala assisted on both of Hartman's goals for the Predators, who have won two of their last three.
Rinaldo scores in 3rd, Predators beat Flames 5-3
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Known more for his toughness, Zac Rinaldo showed he can score, too.
Rinaldo scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.
Rinne leads Predators over Jets 3-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite their power play struggles, the Predators found a way to take down their Central Division rival.
Pekka Rinne made 29 saves to lead Nashville to a 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
"I'm just excited to play against these guys," Rinne said. "I think that was a good indication of how it's going to be for the rest of the season, pretty emotional and pretty physical games. There's a lot of speed and a lot of skill on the ice."
Predators sign restricted free agents Saros, Hartman
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a three-year contract and forward Ryan Hartman to a one-year deal.
Both were restricted free agents who played for Nashville last season.
Saros' three-year deal is worth a total of $4.5 million. Hartman's one-year contract will pay him $875,000.
Predators sign forward Ryan Hartman to one-year deal
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed restricted free-agent forward Ryan Hartman to a one-year contract worth $875,000.
Predators general manager David Poile announced the deal Monday.
The Predators acquired Hartman in a Feb. 26 trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. Hartman had a combined 11 goals and 20 assists in 78 regular-season games with the Blackhawks and Predators in 2017-18.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — P.K. Subban didn't get heckled as long and as loud as he normally does from Winnipeg fans on Thursday.
He and the rest of Nashville's defenseman did enough to finally quiet the Jets on the ice, too.
Pekka Rinne made 32 saves, Subban and Ryan Hartman scored and the Predators stifled Winnipeg's high-powered offense to win 2-1 and even their second-round series through four games.
Drew Doughty watched other playoff games this season and couldn't believe that George Parros, the NHL's discipline czar, had suspended him for a head shot.
"I saw four hits last night that deserved more than that," the Los Angeles Kings defenseman said.
NHL suspends Preds forward Ryan Hartman for Game 5
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NHL has suspended Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman for Game 5 against the Colorado Avalanche for an illegal check to the head of Carl Soderberg.
The league's Department of Player Safety issued the suspension Thursday after a hearing.
Predators take 2-0 lead after holding off Avalanche 5-4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Hartman got a bit nervous with the puck so close to the empty net after a shot by P.K. Subban.
The Nashville forward wound up with not only the first playoff goal of his career but the winner with 1:09 left as the Predators held off the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
Predators beat Sabres 4-0, improve to 14-0-1 in last 15
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped 35 shots for his eighth shutout of the season and the Nashville Predators set a franchise record by earning a point in their 15th consecutive game with a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.
Mike Fisher and Ryan Johansen scored goals 4:34 apart in the second period, and Filip Forsberg and Ryan Hartman sealed the victory by scoring in the final four minutes.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped 26 shots, Ryan Hartman scored at 5:33 of the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 Tuesday night for a franchise-record ninth straight victory.
The Predators extended the NHL's longest active winning streak. The defending Western Conference champs also padded their lead atop both the conference and the Central Division.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators talk about everything and shy away from nothing.
Right now, they have an awful lot to discuss.
Pekka Rinne stopped 26 shots, Ryan Hartman scored at 5:33 of the third period and the Predators beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 Tuesday night for their franchise-record ninth straight victory.
Hartman scores winner in Preds debut, 6-5 victory over Jets
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Roman Josi had this one circled on his calendar.
Hard to imagine the Predators defenseman could have played much better.
Josi had five assists, Craig Smith scored twice and Ryan Hartman redirected in the winning goal during his Nashville debut, sending the streaking Predators to a 6-5 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in their Central Division showdown Tuesday night.
Predators trade for forward Ryan Hartman
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators continued to bolster their forward depth as they acquired Ryan Hartman from the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday before the NHL's trade deadline.
The Predators acquired Hartman and a fifth-round pick from Chicago for forward Victor Ejdsell, a first-round pick and a fourth-round pick.
Blackhawks rout Caps 7-1 to end 8-game losing streak
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks finally broke out of a frustrating tailspin, and they did it convincingly against one of the NHL's top teams.
Toews had a goal and two assists and the Blackhawks ripped the Washington Capitals 7-1 on Saturday night to end an eight-game losing streak.
Chicago figuring out how best to utilize DeBrincat
Chicago — One bright spot for the Blackhawks has been the play of rookie winger Alex DeBrincat (Farmington Hills).
The 20-year-old is proving NHL players come in all sizes. The 5-foot-7 DeBrincat has 12 goals, which ranks third on the Blackhawks, and 11 assists and has earned recent playing time on the top line with Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad.
But since DeBrincat scored his first NHL hat trick Nov. 27 against the Ducks, he has only two goals.
MacKinnon, Rantanen lead Avalanche past Blackhawks, 6-3
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche limped off the ice after a rough loss in Las Vegas the previous night. Instead of sulking, they delivered a dominant performance 24 hours later.
Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist as the Avalanche bounced back to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 on Saturday night.
Saad, Blackhawks pound Penguins 10-1 in opener
CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Saad was a force on both ends of the ice. Patrick Kane made a couple of dazzling passes. Nick Schmaltz showed off his speed, and Ryan Hartman was everywhere.
It was quite a show, especially for opening night.
Saad scored three times in his return to Chicago and Hartman had a goal and four assists, helping the Blackhawks pound the Pittsburgh Penguins 10-1 on Thursday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Sedin and the Vancouver Canucks finally found a way to win after surviving a barrage by one of the NHL's best and hottest teams.
Sedin scored a power-play goal 2:12 into overtime and the Canucks — all but eliminated from playoff contention — beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Tuesday night to end a six-game skid.
Hartman lifts Blackhawks past Maple Leafs 2-1 in OT
TORONTO (AP) — Ryan Hartman and the Chicago Blackhawks knew they already had one point in overtime. They were hungry for one more to complete a successful road trip.
Hartman scored with 17 seconds left in overtime to lead the Blackhawks past the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Saturday night.
Kane, Blackhawks beat Coyotes 4-3 to snap 3-game skid
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The first period was one of Chicago's best all season, but it gave way to a penalty-ridden second. Through it all, the Blackhawks found a cure for their ailing power play and stopped a three-game slide.
Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, Duncan Keith added two assists and the Blackhawks defeated the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Thursday night.
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 beat Sharks 4-1 for 5th straight win
CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville thought about playing rookie goalie Lars Johansson against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. Then Scott Darling said he wanted to make his ninth straight start, and the debate was over.
Darling had 33 saves, Ryan Hartman, Vinnie Hinostroza and Patrick Kane scored in the third period, and the streaking Blackhawks beat the Sharks 4-1 for their fifth consecutive victory.
Kane paces Chicago past Anaheim 3-2 in Black Friday rivalry
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When the Chicago Blackhawks make their usual visit to Anaheim on Black Friday, they always have a raucous cheering section of jersey-clad fans crowded against the glass from the pregame warmup onward.
Although those fans didn't get to see captain Jonathan Toews this time, that only made the Blackhawks' latest win in Orange County even more impressive.
Chicago captain Toews misses 1st game with upper-body injury
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is sitting out his first game of the season with an upper-body injury.
Toews is a scratch for the Blackhawks' traditional Black Friday visit to the Anaheim Ducks.
Toews was hurt during Chicago's game at San Jose on Wednesday. He is questionable for the Blackhawks' visit to Los Angeles on Saturday.
Blackhawks rally from 3 down in 3rd, beat Canucks in OT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks got to celebrate twice Saturday night.
Not bad for a team down three goals after 40 minutes.
Marian Hossa scored late in overtime, capping a rally to overcome a three-goal deficit that gave the Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
Hossa scored after Jonathan Toews' apparent winner 31 seconds into OT was overturned on a video review that showed Chicago to be offside.