Dubnyk makes 35 saves, Wild beat Flames 4-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — On an emotional night in which Calgary retired the jersey of Jarome Iginla, Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk played the role of spoiler.
Kane scores 2, Blackhawks beat Red Wings 5-4 in OT
DETROIT (AP) — Patrick Kane scored two goals, including the game winner with 2:18 left in overtime, extending his point streak to 19 games and lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 victory over...
Flames snap 4-game skid, beating Penguins 5-4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A big second period ended up being just enough for the Calgary Flames.
Michael Frolik had the first of four second-period goals for Calgary, and the Flames held on to snap a season-long four-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
Frolik, Austin Czarnik, Travis Hamonic and Sam Bennett scored during a mid-game 17-minute span for Calgary, which held off a late Pittsburgh charge that included a pair of third-period power-play goals by Evgeni Malkin.
Rittich, Hamonic lead Flames to 1-0 win over Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich was more than happy to share the credit after getting his first career shutout.
It was a perfectly reasonable position from Rittich after seeing the hard work put in on both ends of the ice by defenseman Travis Hamonic and the Flames.
Rittich stopped 21 shots and Hamonic scored to help the Flames to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
Backstrom ends SO, Copley gets 1st win as Caps beat Flames
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Pheonix Copley went the distance for his first NHL win.
The Capitals' backup goaltender stopped 27 of 30 shots in regulation and overtime, plus three of four in the shootout, as Washington beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Saturday.
The 26-year-old backup from North Pole, Alaska, a community near Fairbanks, was making his third career start and his fifth NHL appearance Saturday.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane has done a good job tormenting the Calgary Flames with his goal-scoring prowess and physical play.
Kane scored twice to give him six goals in his past two games against Calgary and got into two scrums as the San Jose Sharks won their seventh straight game, beating the Flames 5-1 on Saturday.
Tkachuk scores 2 in 3rd to rally Flames past Islanders, 3-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk leaped into the air and hugged Travis Hamonic after scoring the tiebreaking goal late in the third period.
Tkachuk's second in less than 9 1/2 minutes came with 1:05 left and lifted the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday night.
Detroit — Sure, after the Detroit Red Wings' victory over Calgary on Wednesday night, the "old-time hockey" brawl was the hot topic among fans.
But that brawl overshadowed the performance of the Red Wings' young stars Andreas Athanasiou, Dylan Larkin and, especially, Anthony Mantha.
Each had three points – Athanasiou and Mantha both scored two goals – and the Flames had no way to slow the fast and skilled young players.
Detroit — If this was a glimpse into what the future could look like, it has to excite Red Wings fans.
On a night the Red Wings dominated the Calgary Flames, 8-2, it was the some of the Red Wings' young hopes for the future leading the way on Wednesday.
Anthony Mantha had two power-play goals, an assist and a fight — a Gordie Howe hat trick — while Andreas Athanasiou had two goals and an assist and Dylan Larkin a goal and two assists, sparking the Red Wings to the rout.
Smith makes 43 saves to lift Flames over Ducks 2-0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Early in his first season with Calgary, Mike Smith is already helping the Flames purge some unwanted history.
Smith made 43 saves and the Flames ended a 25-game skid at Honda Center with a 2-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
Calgary hadn't won at Anaheim since Jan. 19, 2004. It ended that streak behind a gem from Smith, acquired in a trade with Arizona in the offseason.
Tavares, Islanders hope for strong start, return to playoffs
NEW YORK ISLANDERS
LAST SEASON: 41-29-12, 94 points. Fifth in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: Doug Weight (second season, second NHL season).
ADDED: F Jordan Eberle.
LOST: F Ryan Strome, D Travis Hamonic, G Jean-Francois Berube.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames announced they will sign coveted college free-agent forward Spencer Foo.
A standard players' contract with the 23-year-old from Edmonton will become official when free-agency begins Saturday, the Flames said in a release Tuesday.
Foo had 26 goals and 36 assists in 38 games as a junior for Union College last season.
NEW YORK (AP) — John Tortorella and Doug Weight were only a few feet away from each other.
The mental and emotional distance separating the coaches was another matter following a 3-2 victory by Columbus over the New York Islanders on Saturday. Cam Atkinson delivered the winner for the Blue Jackets 1:19 into overtime.
"I'm very happy with the way we played," Tortorella said. "I'm happy to win a close checking one-goal game."
Strome helps Islanders beat Sabres 5-1
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are hoping their sharp effort against the Buffalo Sabres is a sign of things to come after a so-so start to the season.
Ryan Strome had a goal and an assist, Thomas Greiss made 28 saves and the Islanders beat the Sabres 5-1 on Friday night.
Islanders place D Seidenberg on IR, D Hamonic returns
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have placed defenseman Dennis Seidenberg on injured reserve due to a broken jaw and called up Scott Mayfield from Bridgeport of the AHL.
Seidenberg was hit in the face by a puck Saturday night in the Islanders' 3-2 overtime loss at Florida.
Islanders D Hamonic to miss 4 to 6 weeks with injured hand
NEW YORK (AP) — Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic will miss four to six weeks because of an injured right hand.
Hamonic was hurt in the first period of Saturday night's 4-3 shootout loss to Edmonton when he blocked a shot that appeared to go off his arm and deflect to the Oilers' Leon Draisaitl, who tied the score at 2-2. Hamonic left and didn't return. The Islanders announced the expected length of his absence Sunday.
Brock Nelson and Shane Prince each had a goal and an assist, Thomas Greiss stopped 33 shots, and the Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-1, Sunday night in New York.
Travis Hamonic, Casey Cizikas and Josh Bailey also scored, and Nikolay Kulemin, Nick Leddy and Dennis Seidenberg each had two assists to help the Islanders snap a two-game skid.
Jake Gardiner scored for the Maple Leafs and Jhonas Enroth finished with 30 saves. Toronto lost its sixth straight on the road (0-3-3).
Nelson, Prince help Islanders beat Maple Leafs 5-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Travis Hamonic got New York off to a fast start, and then Brock Nelson and Shane Prince helped the Islanders pull away in the third period for a big win.
Prince and Nelson each had a goal and an assist, and Casey Cizikas and Josh Bailey also scored to help New York beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 Sunday night to snap a two-game skid.