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Oilers erupt for five goals in third period

Laurent Brossoit didn’t get a lot of action when he came into the game, but the backup goalie’s presence sparked a rare third-period comeback for the Edmonton Oilers. Drake Caggiula and Jordan Eberle scored 1:10 apart to break a tie late in the third period, and the Oilers rallied to ...

Pens win, close ground on Capitals

/ Mar 18, 2017

Pens win, close ground on Capitals

Their MVP candidate center, the one that’s not Sidney Crosby, is hurting. Four of their top seven defensemen are in street clothes dealing with a variety of injuries. And yet the Pittsburgh Penguins keep rolling anyway. Their 6-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils ...

Predators skate past Capitals in overtime

/ Mar 17, 2017

Predators skate past Capitals in overtime

Two years of overtime struggles didn’t have the Nashville Predators all that concerned. The Predators got the puck and kept it long enough for Viktor Arvidsson to score 65 seconds into overtime and give them a 2-1 win over the NHL-leading Washington Capitals on ...

Ovechkin ends goal drought in win

/ Mar 15, 2017

Ovechkin ends goal drought in win

Alex Ovechkin broke out of his career-worst goal drought just as former coach Bruce Boudreau feared. Ovechkin scored for the first time in 10 games as the Washington Capitals beat Boudreau’s Minnesota Wild 4-2 Tuesday night to snap a season-worst four-game losing streak. Ovechkin’s ...

Flames record 10th consecutive victory

/ Mar 14, 2017

Flames record 10th consecutive victory

Kris Versteeg and the Calgary Flames tied a team record Monday night that was set long before any of their current players were born. Versteeg had two assists and scored the shootout winner as the Flames beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins ...

/ Mar 13, 2017

Norwegian hockey teams play record eight OTs

Joakim Jensen finally ended what is believed to be the longest game in hockey history, scoring in the eighth overtime in the Norwegian League playoffs. More than 8½ hours after the game started — and after 217 minutes, 14 seconds of play — Jensen ...

Sharp Blackhawks make short work of Wild

/ Mar 13, 2017

Sharp Blackhawks make short work of Wild

The Chicago Blackhawks handed over a fast start to Corey Crawford, and the All-Star goaltender carried them home. Crawford made a season-high 42 saves, and the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Sunday to pull within a point of the Central Division leaders. ...

Statue of legend Howe unveiled

/ Mar 11, 2017

Statue of legend Howe unveiled

Gordie Howe is watching over the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame unveiled a nearly 2.4-meter statue of the late Detroit Red Wings star Friday. Howe’s sons, Mark and Marty, participated in the ceremony. “When I was young I’d see all these ...

Red Wings down Blackhawks

/ Mar 11, 2017

Red Wings down Blackhawks

Detroit Red Wings fans can wonder all they want about how their season might have turned out differently had Jimmy Howard remained healthy. The goalie isn’t about to play that game. “You can’t think like that,” Howard said after making 24 saves in his ...

Bernier stops 43 shots in 100th career win

/ Mar 10, 2017

Bernier stops 43 shots in 100th career win

Jonathan Bernier was terrific. The rest of the Anaheim Ducks were good enough. Bernier made 43 saves for his 100th NHL win, and Anaheim cooled off the Chicago Blackhawks with a 1-0 victory on Thursday. Corey Perry scored in the second period as the ...

Bonino, Malkin make big impact for Pens

/ Mar 9, 2017

Bonino, Malkin make big impact for Pens

Nick Bonino and Evgeni Malkin had different kinds of hat tricks Wednesday night. Bonino had three goals to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Winnipeg Jets 7-4 for their third win in a row. Malkin scored his 30th and 31st goals had a “Gordie ...

Bobrovsky bails out Blue Jackets

/ Mar 8, 2017

Bobrovsky bails out Blue Jackets

With All-Star Sergei Bobrovsky in the net, a team can get away with some not-so-energetic play from time to time. Bobrovsky made 33 saves for his third consecutive shutout and the Columbus Blue Jackets handed the New Jersey Devils their eighth straight loss with ...