Rick Tocchet
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — J.T. Miller scored his second goal of the game 20 seconds into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
The Vancouver Canucks have fired coach Bruce Boudreau and hired Rick Tocchet as his replacement. The move comes midway through another underwhelming season in the Pacific Northwest.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
Auston Matthews leads the NHL in goals, Connor McDavid has the most points and Igor Shesterkin has been the best goaltender in the league.
By the time the St. Louis Blues won their fifth consecutive game to open the season, the Florida Panthers had already become the first team since 2015 to open with six victories in a row.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes opted to make a change in leadership after failing to make the playoffs again, firing coach Rick Tocchet and replacing him with André Tourigny.
Rick Tocchet is out as coach of the Arizona Coyotes after four seasons. The announcement comes after the Coyotes missed the playoffs for the seventh time in eight seasons.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes spent the minutes before their first game after a long road trip fighting back tears.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Grizzled veteran Phil Kessel supplied the the tiebreaking goal for Arizona, but a couple of rookies also played huge roles in the Coyotes’ 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kaapo Kahkonen made 31 saves in his second shutout of the season as the Minnesota Wild topped the Arizona Coyotes 3-0 on Tuesday night.
A list of the NHL’s current longest-tenured head coaches with name, team and starting date:

Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay Lightning, Mar. 26, 2013
Rick Tocchet is the kind of coach who doesn’t mind if a player calls him at 9 p.m. to share a thought.