The top two teams in the Central Division square off when the St. Louis Blues host the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night. "We've come from behind quite a few times this year in games, so they have confidence that they can do it," Blues coach Craig Berube told reporters after the game.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 8:40 pm
The Washington Capitals have qualified for road warrior status. The Capitals have won five straight, including a 5-2 victory at Tampa Bay on Saturday, to tie the 2006-07 Buffalo Sabres for the NHL record for the fewest games in a season -- 18 -- to reach 15 road wins (15-2-1). Washington will look
Posted: December 15, 2019, 7:53 pm
In their past 10 games, the Florida Panthers are 3-7-0, the Ottawa Senators 3-6-1. On Monday night, the slumping Panthers will play host to the rebuilding Senators at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The Panthers, who entered last week with the fourth-highest scoring average in the NHL, have lost three
Posted: December 15, 2019, 7:15 pm
If the team's play has reached a level where they're doing the wrong things so consistently that an individual can't be punished with missing a shift, then you might as well throw center Kirby Dach and defenseman Adam Boqvist some more responsibility.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 4:58 pm
Frederik Andersen made 36 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs powered their way to a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Alexander Kerfoot had a goal and an assist for Toronto, which has won three of its past four games. ''We wanted to finish the road trip off the right way
Posted: December 15, 2019, 2:03 pm
Frederik Andersen made history with his 200th win. Daniel E. Dobish looks at all the big fantasy performances from a busy night Saturday. (AP)
Posted: December 15, 2019, 12:18 pm
After rallying to earn a split of a tough back-to-back at St. Louis and Dallas, the Vegas Golden Knights open a brief two-game homestand on Sunday night when they host the Vancouver Canucks in Las Vegas. Vegas returns home with just a two-point lead over the Minnesota Wild, who visit T-Mobile Arena
Posted: December 15, 2019, 8:35 am
The Detroit Red Wings' season hasn't been full of good cheer. The Wings snapped a 12-game losing streak against Winnipeg on Thursday, then defeated Montreal on the road for the second time this season, 2-1, on Saturday. Anthony Mantha played for the first time in nine games after recovering
Posted: December 15, 2019, 8:08 am
Interim coach Bob Boughner talked about having an open competition at goaltender for the San Jose Sharks after taking over earlier this week. Aaron Dell more than made his case to get another start. Dell made 33 saves, including several tough stops while protecting a lead in the third period, and the
Posted: December 15, 2019, 6:39 am
Anthony Duclair shows John Tortorella he knows how to play while Bryan Rust helps the Penguins collect two more points.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 6:10 am
The Blackhawks had an epic meltdown in St. Louis on Saturday, squandering a three-goal lead in the third period for the second time in 10 days. And it's hard to see how this season can be salvaged.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 5:51 am
Facing the second game of a back-to-back set on the road against a top team in the Western Conference and without their scoring leader, the struggling New Jersey Devils were poised for an eighth straight loss. Kyle Palmieri broke a 1-1 tie in the third period, and the Devils held on for a 2-1 win over
Posted: December 15, 2019, 5:32 am
Jacob de la Rose reached deep into his bag of tricks to help the St. Louis Blues get a big comeback win from three goals down. Justin Faulk capped a four-goal, third-period rally with a late tally as the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Saturday night. Acquired from Detroit in early November
Posted: December 15, 2019, 5:21 am
Jonathan Bernier knew he was locked in from the moment he stepped onto the Bell Centre ice for warm-up. In front of friends and family in Montreal, Bernier made a season-high 42 saves as the league-worst Detroit Red Wings downed the Canadiens 2-1 on Saturday night. The Red Wings have won two games
Posted: December 15, 2019, 4:33 am
Tyler Bozak scored the first of four unanswered Blues' goals to give St. Louis their first lead of the game, and the final score in regulation, 4-3
Posted: December 15, 2019, 4:23 am
Bruce Cassidy spent some of the week calling out the Bruins' intensity. Saturday night in South Florida, the second line responded in resounding fashion.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 4:20 am
The Washington Capitals used a quick start during the final period for another win away from home. Lars Eller and Garnet Hathaway scored 45 seconds apart early in the third period and the NHL-leading Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Saturday night. Ellers scored from the left circle at
Posted: December 15, 2019, 4:17 am
Bryan Rust has helped carry the Pittsburgh Penguins with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin out of the lineup. Rust scored twice in regulation and got the lone goal in the shootout, and the Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 on Saturday night. ''That's just a character win,''
Posted: December 15, 2019, 4:15 am
Dallas Stars interim coach Rick Bowness liked what he saw from his team in its latest win. Anton Khudobin stopped 37 shots and the Stars beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 Saturday night. Blake Comeau, Roope Hintz, Jamie Oleksiak and Andrew Cogliano each scored and Alexander Radulov had two assists to
Posted: December 15, 2019, 4:12 am
The Boston Bruins ended their four-game trip on a positive note. David Pastrnak scored two goals and the Bruins snapped a five-game winless streak, beating the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Saturday night. ''It looks like we're getting back to more Boston Bruins style of hockey the last three
Posted: December 15, 2019, 4:09 am
Already down their top two scorers, Philadelphia lost two centers early. Eric Staal scored twice and the Minnesota Wild continued to dominate on home ice, beating the Flyers 4-1 on Saturday. Zach Parise and Carson Soucy also scored for Minnesota, which is 9-0-3 in its past 12 games at Xcel Energy Center
Posted: December 15, 2019, 3:54 am
Ilya Samsonov got the difficult assignment, but was brilliant in Tampa Bay leading the Caps to the 5-2 victory.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 2:48 am
Carolina used a hot goalie, a surging power play and a close non-offside call to end Calgary's seven-game winning streak. James Reimer made 32 stops, Brock McGinn scored the opening goal and Warren Foegele added a pair of late short-handed goals and the Carolina Hurricanes topped the Flames 4-0
Posted: December 15, 2019, 2:10 am
Injuries to Scott Laughton, Tyler Pitlick, a lopsided fight for Joel Farabee and Flyers lose to Wild
Two more injuries, a lopsided fight and the Flyers suffered a 4-1 defeat Saturday to the Wild, giving them consecutive losses in regulation for the first time since Oct. 27-29. By Jordan Hall
Posted: December 15, 2019, 2:02 am
Trailing after 10 seconds and down 2-0 not even four minutes into their game against the New York Rangers, it would have been easy for the Anaheim Ducks to call it a day. Hampus Lindholm tied the game on the power play with 1:46 remaining in the third period, Jakob Silfverberg and Ondrej Kase scored
Posted: December 15, 2019, 1:47 am
Anthony Duclair finished off quite the ending against his former team. Duclair scored on the power play in overtime to complete the hat trick and give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Duclair, who played in Columbus last season, has eight goals in his past
Posted: December 14, 2019, 11:10 pm
Even though it took a few extra minutes on Saturday, the Islanders earned yet another victory at home. Anthony Beauvillier scored in overtime to lift the Islanders to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres, extending New York's home winning streak to six games and snapping the Sabres' win streak
Posted: December 14, 2019, 9:55 pm
The Blackhawks were the gold standard of hockey for the last 10 years. But they're in foreign territory right now and can learn something from the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues.
Posted: December 14, 2019, 8:37 pm
The Blackhawks confirmed on Saturday that rookie forward Kirby Dach will remain in the NHL and not be loaned to Team Canada for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Posted: December 14, 2019, 7:31 pm
Joey Alfieri breaks down the great, good and bad fantasy goalies for the upcoming week. (AP)
Posted: December 14, 2019, 5:36 pm
San Jose has a lot of issues, and there may not be any coach who can fix them this season â€” certainly not Bob Boughner.
Posted: December 14, 2019, 4:45 pm
With the L.A. Kings about to part ways with Ilya Kovalchuk, the veteran sniper, 36, could be worth taking a flier on as a second-line scoring option for the Bruins.
Posted: December 14, 2019, 2:37 pm
Elsewhere, Max Pacioretty led Vegas in an overtime win against Dallas. (AP)
Posted: December 14, 2019, 9:16 am
The Arizona Coyotes, in sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division, will look to maintain their strong recent form when they play host to the struggling New Jersey Devils on Saturday. Arizona posted a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night, its fourth victory in the past six
Posted: December 14, 2019, 8:22 am
The United States women's hockey beat Canada 4-1 on Saturday night, with players hoping the first in a series of five games between the international rivals will help kindle the publicâ€™s interest in both their sport and their fight off the ice for better professional opportunities. Canada's
Posted: December 14, 2019, 8:18 am
Two of the top offenses in the NHL will be on display Saturday as the Caps and Lightning meet in Tampa Bay (7 p.m., NBC Sports Washington).
Posted: December 14, 2019, 6:53 am
Pavel Francouz was denied his first career shutout for the second straight game. The Colorado goaltender had to settle for posting another win. Francouz had 37 saves and Nathan MacKinnon continued his strong play with a goal and an assist to lead the Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils
Posted: December 14, 2019, 5:49 am
The Vegas Golden Knights went on the offensive in OT, and the aggressive approach quickly paid off. Max Pacioretty scored on a backhander 51 seconds into overtime and the Knights beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night. Vegas coach Gerard Gallant put Pacioretty, the team's scoring leader, and
Posted: December 14, 2019, 5:45 am
A look at Friday's schedule around the NHL.
Posted: December 14, 2019, 4:48 am
After snapping their longest losing streak in more than a year, the St. Louis Blues hope to build new momentum when they host the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. "You gotta change the wind in your sails somehow," Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington noted to reporters after a 4-2 victory
Posted: December 14, 2019, 2:21 am
The NHL season may not yet be halfway over, but there will be two fairly desperate teams inside the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday night. The Boston Bruins, still comfortably atop the Atlantic Division, have lost four straight games in regulation and five consecutive contests overall. You
Posted: December 14, 2019, 12:02 am
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has declined to proclaim Tristan Jarry as the team's No. 1 goaltender, but it wouldn't be a surprise if Jarry got another start Saturday against the visiting Los Angeles Kings at PPG Paints Arena. Jarry, who was mostly in the American Hockey League as
Posted: December 13, 2019, 11:58 pm
As they prepare to play for the second time this season, the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning have something in common. The Capitals slipped past Boston in Washington in the NHL's "Wednesday Night Hockey" early game this week, and the Lightning rallied to beat the Bruins on
Posted: December 13, 2019, 11:55 pm
Things have been equally rough over the past 10 games for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ottawa Senators, but both teams made small progress this week. Each club aims to earn at least a point in its third straight contest when the visiting Blue Jackets look to continue their recent dominance over the
Posted: December 13, 2019, 11:50 pm
The Minnesota Wild put their 11-game home point streak on the line Saturday when they host the Philadelphia Flyers in Saint Paul, Minn. Minnesota, which began the season with just two points in its first seven games (1-6-0), entered play on Friday just two points out of the second wild-card spot in
Posted: December 13, 2019, 11:36 pm
Winning proved to be the cure for ailing Dylan Larkin and the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings snapped a 12-game losing streak by defeating Winnipeg 5-2 on Thursday. Larkin, the team's star, was too sick to participate in the morning skate Thursday but played through the illness, setting an example
Posted: December 13, 2019, 11:18 pm
Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a cancerous tumor that grows in the bones or in the tissue around bones. Lindblom has 30 goals in 134 career games over two-plus seasons with the Flyers. The Flyers had said earlier
Posted: December 13, 2019, 10:11 pm
We bring you the top NHL trends, predictions and betting notes for this weekend. (AP)
Posted: December 13, 2019, 10:00 pm
The New York Rangers' on-again, off-again trend has continued this week, even on a trip to California that will conclude Saturday afternoon with a game against the Anaheim Ducks. The Rangers have followed a victory with a loss four consecutive times going back to Thanksgiving weekend and hope to
Posted: December 13, 2019, 9:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Madison Bowey from Grand Rapids of the AHL.
Posted: December 13, 2019, 8:57 pm
Both teams were off Friday after extending winning streaks on Thursday night. The Islanders ended their three-game southern road trip with a second straight win, a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers. The host Sabres won their third straight game by beating the Nashville Predators, 4-3.
Posted: December 13, 2019, 8:50 pm