Cam Talbot and Michael Stone haven't played much through the first three weeks of the Calgary Flames' season. Talbot made 29 saves and Stone scored the Flames' first goal as they rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Mikael Backlund broke a tie with 11:03 left, and Calgary snapped
Posted: October 21, 2019, 4:52 am
Michael Finewax's Monday Dose looks at Connor Hellebuyck shutting out the Oilers as well as defenseman John Carlson taking over the NHL scoring lead (AP)
Posted: October 21, 2019, 4:00 am
The Washington Capitals admitted they weren't at their best. Tom Wilson broke a tie with 8:13 left and the Capitals rebounded after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Sunday night for their third straight win. Wilson beat Corey Crawford from the right edge of the crease
Posted: October 21, 2019, 3:37 am
Connor Hellebuyck's first shutout of the season couldn't have come at a better time for the Winnipeg Jets. Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine scored in the shootout and the Jets snapped a three-game losing skid with a 1-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night. ''I wasn't trying
Posted: October 21, 2019, 3:27 am
Washington and Chicago exchanged five goals in the third period, but it was the Caps who came out on top on Sunday in a 5-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Posted: October 21, 2019, 1:48 am
The Minnesota Wild called a players-only meeting as they struggled to start the season. In their first game since that meeting, the Wild earned a win and gained a sense of relief. Zach Parise scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Wild won their second game of the season,
Posted: October 21, 2019, 12:49 am
With the Flyers needing an offensive jolt, the team called up 19-year-old Joel Farabee Sunday night. By Jordan Hall
Posted: October 20, 2019, 10:28 pm
There's some consolation the Bruins didn't come away empty-handed in a showdown with the Maple Leafs and have come away with points in each of the last two games against Toronto and Tampa Bay though they haven't won either of them.
Posted: October 20, 2019, 9:55 pm
Vancouver captain Bo Horvat wanted to set the tone early after a tough loss the previous day. Brock Boeser and Jay Beagle scored late in Vancouver's three-goal first period and the Canucks held on to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday. Elias Pettersson added two assists for Vancouver, which
Posted: October 20, 2019, 8:47 pm
The Colorado Avalanche will seek to extend their franchise-best start while visiting the St. Louis Blues Monday night. The Avs earned 15 points (7-0-1) through eight games, topping their 2013-14 start of 7-1-0 for 14 points.
Posted: October 20, 2019, 5:45 pm
If anyone today is capable of changing the way the NHL works on a fundamental level, it is Connor McDavid. Is his production sustainable throughout the season?
Posted: October 20, 2019, 4:53 pm
The Philadelphia Flyers will be attempting to snap a four-game losing streak when they host the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday. The Flyers' difficult start continued Saturday with a 4-1 home loss to the Dallas Stars. Through the first six games, the Flyers' offense has been wildly inconsistent
Posted: October 20, 2019, 4:29 pm
Zdeno Chara joined the Boston Bruins' friendly Instagram battle taking a hilarious shot at Brad Marchand.
Posted: October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres are off to a start nobody saw coming. Zemgus Girgensons scored with 7:45 left and the Sabres continued their season-opening hot streak with a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist for Buffalo (7-1-1), which is coming off
Posted: October 20, 2019, 6:41 am
The Anaheim Ducks' revival has taken place primarily at home, which is where the team will be for a Sunday night matchup against the Calgary Flames. After a disappointing 2018-19 season that was marked by a coaching change, the Ducks are in the midst of one of their best starts in franchise history
Posted: October 20, 2019, 6:40 am
Elsewhere, Toronto edged out Boston in overtime. (AP)
Posted: October 20, 2019, 6:21 am
San Jose's winning streak was snapped on Saturday night. But the team still sees its overall game trending in the right direction.
Posted: October 20, 2019, 6:07 am
Todd McLellan was beginning to worry about his Los Angeles Kings doing the right things but not getting the desired results for their hard work. The Kings played one of their most complete games of the young season with a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing
Posted: October 20, 2019, 6:03 am
The East-leading Sabres were too much for the Sharks as Buffalo came into The Tank and won 4-3 on Saturday.
Posted: October 20, 2019, 5:22 am
Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews have played sparingly together at even strength early in their careers. With injured Toronto captain John Tavares sitting out, the two connected to give the Maple Leafs a big win. Marner's hard shot after taking a pass from Matthews glanced in off teammate Morgan
Posted: October 20, 2019, 4:32 am
Florida finally won a game that extended past regulation time. Vincent Trocheck scored the deciding goal in the shootout to give the Panthers a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. Denis Malgin and Brett Connolly scored in regulation for Florida, which has won two of three.
Posted: October 20, 2019, 3:46 am
The New York Islanders won again in overtime, this time when Brock Nelson scored 33 seconds into the extra period. The 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night gave the Islanders their fourth straight victory. ''This is a good league,'' New York coach Barry Trotz said
Posted: October 20, 2019, 3:08 am
Joe Haggerty has his talking points from the Boston Bruins' 4-3 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, including Mitch Marner continuing to be a Bruins killer and the emergence of some secondary scoring from the B's.
Posted: October 20, 2019, 3:06 am
Fleury stopped 29 shots against his former team, leading the Golden Knights to a 3-0 victory over the Penguins. ''Last time I was in Pittsburgh, I let in five goals,'' Fleury said. Fleury recorded his 445th win, tying Terry Sawchuck for seventh on the NHL career list.
Posted: October 20, 2019, 3:05 am
The Stars are set to start a four-game homestand they hope can spark a needed turnaround. Roope Hintz, Esa Lindell and Corey Perry all scored to help Dallas snap a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Flyers on Saturday night. Ben Bishop stopped 38 shots to help the slow-starting Stars
Posted: October 20, 2019, 3:02 am
Pavel Francouz overcome soe pregame jitters to get his second win in two career starts. Francouz made 44 saves, Tyson Jost had three goals, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the high-powered Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 Saturday night to remain the only NHL team without a regulation loss this season. '
Posted: October 20, 2019, 2:58 am
The Arizona Coyotes liked the way they were playing at the start of the season, even if pucks weren't going into the net. Conor Garland had a goal and an assist, Antti Raanta stopped 34 shots and the surging Coyotes outlasted the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Saturday night. ''We've been playing
Posted: October 20, 2019, 2:39 am
The Blackhawks' No. 3 overall pick Kirby Dach will make his NHL debut on Sunday against the Washington Capitals. You can watch at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago.
Posted: October 20, 2019, 1:37 am
It's been a controversial two-day break for the Minnesota Wild, who head into Sunday afternoon's game with the Montreal Canadiens at Saint Paul, Minn., with just one victory and two points, fewest in the NHL. Frustration boiled over after the Wild's latest loss, a 4-0 blanking by the Canadiens
Posted: October 20, 2019, 1:18 am
The Boston Bruins took the Toronto Maple Leafs to overtime, coming from two goals down to tie things up in regulation. However, a Morgan Rielly goal would end things with about a minute left in overtime.
Posted: October 20, 2019, 12:18 am
A frustrating 4-1 loss Saturday night to the Stars gave the Flyers their first four-game losing skid in October since 2014-15. By Jordan Hall
Posted: October 19, 2019, 10:50 pm
The Chicago Blackhawks likely will introduce a new face when they host the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. Chicago promoted Dach from a conditioning assignment in the AHL following their most recent contest. Expectations are high for the young prospect, a physical two-way forward who spent the
Posted: October 19, 2019, 10:40 pm
Brendan Gallagher got a lucky bounce, and the Montreal Canadiens took over from there. Gallagher, Jonathan Drouin and Nick Suzuki scored in the second period, and the Canadiens beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Saturday. Gallagher picked up his fourth goal of the season 6 seconds into the second when
Posted: October 19, 2019, 10:37 pm
The Winnipeg Jets are a mirror image of their opposition Sunday, the visiting Edmonton Oilers. While the Oilers are flying high and piling up the wins, the Jets are in a free fall. Edmonton arrives for an old-time Smythe Division meeting as one of the league's top surprises, having won seven of
Posted: October 19, 2019, 10:27 pm
This time, Jack Hughes got the better of his older brother, Quinn. The 18-year-old Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his 20-year-old brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 25 shots in his
Posted: October 19, 2019, 9:18 pm
If the Bruins really want to get aggressive and creative at solving their top-heavy offense problem, Joe Haggerty offers a solution: buy low on a couple of projects such as the Islanders' Joshua Ho-Sang or the Oilers' Jesse Puljujarvi who have potential to turn into big-time offensive talents
Posted: October 19, 2019, 8:29 pm
Learn of Gregor's unique connection to the franchise ahead of his NHL debut Saturday night.
Posted: October 19, 2019, 8:02 pm
Noah Gregor is the latest young player to get a look at the NHL level, but the Sharks hope the rotation of players isn't a regular thing.
Posted: October 19, 2019, 7:12 pm
With both the Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks riding two-game winning streaks, one will continue and one will falter.
Posted: October 19, 2019, 6:38 pm
The Blackhawks recalled No. 3 overall pick Kirby Dach from his AHL conditioning stint on Friday night, and he's likely to make his NHL debut on Sunday against Washington. But where does he fit into the lineup?
Posted: October 19, 2019, 5:40 pm
Joey Alfieri looks at the great, good and bad fantasy goalies for the upcoming week. (Getty Images)
Posted: October 19, 2019, 4:24 pm
Chris Morgan looks over Saturday's evening slate and expects Phil Kessel and the Coyotes to come up big as they host the Senators.
Posted: October 19, 2019, 7:56 am
Earlier this week, Patrick Marleau spoke about his second tour of duty with the Sharks with Scott Hannan during a drive to SAP Center.
Posted: October 19, 2019, 7:11 am
The New York Islanders will try to complete a sweep of a brief two-game road trip when they face the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. New York opened the trip with a 3-1 victory at Winnipeg on Thursday to extend its winning streak to three games. Mathew Barzal scored two goals in the second
Posted: October 19, 2019, 6:27 am
When Carter Rowney's short-handed goal sailed into the Carolina net, the Anaheim Ducks had scored nine consecutive goals across two games against two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. A few months after the Ducks missed the playoffs, they've started superbly under a new coach preaching
Posted: October 19, 2019, 5:49 am
That night, for the first time ever, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews scored a goal in the same game. That would go on to become something of a regular occurence.
Posted: October 19, 2019, 5:40 am
Ethan Bear is off to a solid start with the surprising Edmonton Oilers. Bear and James Neal scored, Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves and the Oilers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Friday night to regain sole possession of the overall NHL lead. Darnell Nurse had a pair of assists for the Oilers, who improved
Posted: October 19, 2019, 5:03 am
Six days after being assigned to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, No. 3 overall pick Kirby Dach has been recalled by the Blackhawks, the team announced late Friday night.
Posted: October 19, 2019, 4:50 am
Jonathan Toews got his first goal of the season when he was in the right place at the right time Friday night. Toews scored 46 seconds into overtime and Robin Lehner made 37 saves, leading Chicago to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Elvis Merzlikins stopped Patrick Kane's shot from
Posted: October 19, 2019, 4:40 am
The Tampa Bay Lightning survived Boston's formidable top line in a 4-3 shootout win Thursday night. The Avalanche, fresh off a 5-4 overtime win at Florida on Friday night, start the second half of their six-game road trip against the Lightning at Amalie Arena. The biggest challenge for Tampa is
Posted: October 19, 2019, 4:16 am
The Florida Panthers, who have earned at least one point in four consecutive games, will visit the Nashville Predators on short rest Saturday night. Florida lost 5-4 in overtime at home Friday night against the high-flying Colorado Avalanche. Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky wasn't pleased with
Posted: October 19, 2019, 4:15 am