NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin broke a second-period tie and the streaking Washington Capitals welcomed back top goaltender Ilya Samsonov with a 3-2 victory over the skidding New Jersey Devils...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin broke a second-period tie and the streaking Washington Capitals welcomed back top goaltender Iyla Samsonov with a 3-2 victory over the skidding New Jersey Devils...
The Detroit Red Wings have spent half a decade rebuilding.
And, this still might not be the year a once-proud franchise with 11 Stanley Cups breaks through and makes the...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Anthony Mantha to a four-year contract Tuesday with an average annual value of $5.7 million.
The Detroit Red Wings signed free agent center Vladislav Namestnikov to a $4 million, two-year contract on Sunday.
The Red Wings announced the move on their website. A person with direct...
DETROIT (AP) — The Red Wings plan to hold their training camp for the 2020-21 NHL season at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman is sticking to his rebuilding plan, which includes not making a coaching change or attempting to pull off a splash in free agency.
Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman is keeping coach Jeff Blashill despite another lackluster season.
Yzerman told reporters on Wednesday his previously announced plans to keep...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored three goals to tie Steve Yzerman for ninth on the career goals list Saturday, and the Washington Capitals rallied with five goals in the third period...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has made a career out of scoring big goals in big moments. His latest milestone was no different.
Ovechkin had a hat trick for the second consecutive...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Alex Ovechkin's sterling career continues, the records continue to accumulate. Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie each scored two goals in the Washington Capitals' 6-1 win over the...
DETROIT (AP) — Steve Yzerman is not making any promises about quickly being able to turn around the Detroit Red Wings.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed restricted free agent forward Brayden Point to a $20.25 million, three-year contract on Monday.
DETROIT (AP) — Niklas Kronwall is retiring after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.
The hard-hitting defenseman announced his retirement in a video Tuesday on the team's Twitter account....
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft.
Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman made the...
DETROIT (AP) — Steve Yzerman is practicing patience in his first year as the Detroit Red Wings' general manager.
On the opening day of free agency, the Hockey Hall of Famer and former Red...
The New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators came out ahead on Day 1 of NHL free agency, signing the best players available to seven-year contracts.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first round of the NHL draft wasn't so much unpredictable as the game is becoming more international.
That was Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill's...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Back home in Detroit, it took Steve Yzerman only a matter of minutes Friday in the NHL draft to put his imprint on the future of the Red Wings.
NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Brodeur has been back with the New Jersey Devils for eight months and only walked by his statue once. It's harder to avoid his banner hanging from the arena...
The Detroit Red Wings have hired Pat Verbeek as assistant general manager to work with Steve Yzerman.
Verbeek joins Yzerman, the longtime Red Wings captain who was recently named GM, after...
DETROIT (AP) — Steve Yzerman is getting another chance to return the Detroit Red Wings to glory.
The Hockey Hall of Famer did it as one the game's great leaders, helping Detroit end a...
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the Detroit Red Wings hiring Steve Yzerman as general manager (all times local):
Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman says he will...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have streaked to 50 wins like just one other team in NHL history.
They're looking for plenty more victories this season.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings had two reasons to celebrate and a possible cause for concern.
Danny DeKeyser scored 2:40 into overtime, lifting Detroit to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night after it retired Red Kelly's jersey.
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — Jack Hughes draws a crowd.
Detroit general manager Ken Holland and former Red Wing star Steve Yzerman chatted during the first intermission of one of Hughes' recent games. Scouts from the NHL were scattered throughout USA Hockey Arena that night, taking notes for teams paying them to evaluate the world's best hockey players.
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit Red Wings home game looks and sounds a little like a memorial these days.
The lights are dimmed as images of the franchise's glorious past flash digitally onto the ice before the puck drops, reminding the relative few fans in the stands how good things used to be. And, they were good. Really good.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
LAST SEASON: 54-23-5, 113 points. Won Atlantic Division. Lost to Washington Capitals in Eastern Conference Finals.
COACH: Jon Cooper (sixth NHL season, 242-143-40, 36-28 playoffs).
ADDED: F Andy Andreoff.
LOST: F Chris Kunitz, G Peter Budaj, D Jake Dotchin.
Steve Yzerman stepped down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning after building them into a perennial contender, handing the reins to longtime assistant Julien BriseBois just two days before training camp.
Yzerman will move to a senior adviser role working under BriseBois and he said he was "100 percent committed" to the Lightning this season. Beyond that, Yzerman's future is cloudy and BriseBois is now in charge.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Tampa Bay Lightning's front office shake-up (all times local):
Steve Yzerman says he's "100 percent committed" to the Tampa Bay Lightning this season after stepping down as general manager and moving to a senior adviser role.
Several signings and one big trade drastically shifted the balance of power across the NHL in a matter of days.
Ken Holland once transitioned the Detroit Red Wings from Steve Yzerman, Sergei Fedorov and that generation of greats to the one that followed with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Now he's trying to do it again.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward J.T. Miller to a five-year contract worth $26.25 million.
Miller will count $5.5 million against the salary cap through 2022-23. General manager Steve Yzerman announced the deal with the pending restricted free agent on Tuesday.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars hired veteran assistant Rick Bowness to serve on rookie coach Jim Montgomery's staff.
General manager Jim Nill announced the hire Friday before the NHL draft, after the Tampa Bay Lightning replaced Bowness on Jon Cooper's staff with former NHL forward and minor league assistant Jeff Halpern. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman announced the promotion of Halpern from the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch.
Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman earned accolades for making the boldest moves in improving Tampa Bay's Stanley Cup aspirations at the NHL's trade deadline in February.
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman now has something in common with Boston Bruins counterpart Don Sweeney.
They both tapped the New York Rangers before the NHL trade deadline Monday.
A day after the Bruins landed power forward Rick Nash from the Rangers, the Lightning followed suit by acquiring New York captain Ryan McDonagh in a multiplayer trade.
DETROIT (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg stood on the bench to acknowledge a loud ovation, a round of cheers for a milestone goal.
Zetterberg scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to tie Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay on Detroit's career list and the Red Wings went on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Saturday night.
MONTREAL (AP) — If there are any misgivings about the NHL's crackdown on slashes to the hands, they are not shared by the general managers.
Teams are scoring about half a goal more since officials made the quick tap to the hands or the top of the stick the NHL's most frequently called minor penalty. The rule was aimed not only at protecting players after some gruesome hand injuries last season, but also to eliminate it as a tactic to cause skilled players to lose control of the puck.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have been fading from elite status in the NHL for nearly a decade.
A new arena also isn't going to fix their problems.
In fact, the franchise's glorious past seems to have a haunting effect in and around Detroit's dressing room at Little Caesars Arena.
Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman completed his offseason to-do list by signing "model player" Ondrej Palat to a $26.5 million, five-year deal.
The Lightning and Palat avoided arbitration and settled on the contract Friday. The Czech left winger will count $5.3 million against the salary cap through the 2021-22 season.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson is staying with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The free-agent forward signed a new seven-year, $35 million deal to remain with the Lightning, General Manager Steve Yzerman announced Monday.
The 26-year-old Johnson had 19 goals and 26 assists in 66 games last season. He was tied for third on the Lightning in goals and power-play goals (six), and fifth with 45 points.
Steve Yzerman admits that July 1 is a difficult day for general managers. They know they will have to overpay — in money and in years — to land free agents.
The veteran GM and Hall of Fame player said the sting is worse in years like this one, when "there aren't a lot of players out there."
That's good news for defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk and Trevor Daley, forwards Alexander Radulov, Justin Williams and Nick Bonino, and goaltenders Brian Elliott and Jonathan Bernier.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Andrei Sustr and forward Yanni Gourde and made qualifying offers to nine other players, including forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat.
Sustr agreed to a one-year, $1.95 million contract Monday. He appeared in 80 games last season, finishing with three goals and 14 points.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There's really no way to sugarcoat the disappointment of failing to make the playoffs, so the Tampa Bay Lightning aren't trying.
While coach Jon Cooper and general manager Steve Yzerman appreciate a late surge that nearly salvaged the season, they're hardly content with merely flirting with the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Sidney Crosby might be peaking as the playoffs arrive, with a shot to help the Pittsburgh Penguins become the first franchise in nearly two decades to hoist the Stanley Cup in consecutive seasons
DETROIT (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg walked along a red carpet, through a sea of red-clad fans and into Joe Louis Arena for one final game.
For Red Wings fans and their star forward, it was time to celebrate.
DETROIT (AP) — The unmistakable whiff of a sewer line hits you near the corner of Steve Yzerman Drive and Jefferson Avenue before you set foot on the steps that climb into Joe Louis Arena, a nearly windowless, drab grey building on the banks of the Detroit River.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and will be sidelined indefinitely.
General manager Steve Yzerman announced the diagnosis Wednesday after Stamkos returned home for further evaluation of the injury the two-time NHL scoring champion suffered Tuesday night in a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.