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Blues edge Red Wings

Jan 21, 2016

Blues edge Red Wings

Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots in the St. Louis Blues’ latest win, though he didn’t face many great chances. Elliott came within less than 2½ minutes of handing Detroit its first shutout in 69 games, Dmitri Jaskin scored a key third-period goal, and the ...

Blues defeat Penguins

Jan 19, 2016

Blues defeat Penguins

Paul Stastny and the rest of the Blues’ top line turned in a clutch performance Monday night. Stastny had a goal and three assists, and linemates Alexander Steen and Troy Brouwer each added a goal and an assist for St. Louis in a 5-2 ...

Blackhawks beat Canadiens, extend streak to 11

Jan 18, 2016

Blackhawks beat Canadiens, extend streak to 11

Patrick Kane had a big grin on his face as he skated around the back of the net to congratulate Artemi Panarin on his nifty pass in the third period. Lots of smiles for the Chicago Blackhawks these days. The Blackhawks matched a franchise ...

Sharks roll past slumping Stars

Jan 17, 2016

Sharks roll past slumping Stars

Despite squandering a pair of third-period leads, the San Jose Sharks managed to extend their winning streak. Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored twice and assisted on Tomas Hertl’s winner 1:12 into overtime against former teammate Antti Niemi to lead the Sharks to their fifth straight win, ...

Namestnikov lifts Lightning

Jan 16, 2016

Namestnikov lifts Lightning

Lightning5Penguins 4 Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper didn’t want to jinx the defending Eastern Conference champion’s best stretch of the season. “Let’s not talk about that,” Cooper said with a smile after Vladislav Namestnikov completed a hat trick in overtime and the Lightning ...

Blackhawks win moves Quenneville up list

Jan 15, 2016

Blackhawks win moves Quenneville up list

After moving into second place on the career wins list, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville had good news for the list’s leader, Scotty Bowman. “Scotty’s safe,” Quenneville quipped. He’s the only one. Quenneville won his 783rd game, Corey Crawford made 39 saves in his ...

Bennett nets four in win

Jan 14, 2016

Bennett nets four in win

Rookie Sam Bennett had a first-period hat trick and four goals total, Jonas Hiller made 15 saves and the Calgary Flames beat the Panthers 6-0 on Wednesday night to give Florida its first regulation loss in 14 games. Bennett is the first Flames player ...

Canucks cool off Panthers

Jan 12, 2016

Canucks cool off Panthers

Daniel Sedin scored his second goal of the night on a power play at 2:21 of overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks stopped the Florida Panthers’ 12-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Monday. Sedin snapped a shot past Roberto Luongo with Jaromir Jagr in ...

Ovechkin scores 500th career goal

Jan 11, 2016

Ovechkin scores 500th career goal

Alex Ovechkin scored his 500th and 501st goals to become the 43rd NHL player to reach the milestone and the Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 7-1 on Sunday night. Ovechkin reached the mark in vintage fashion, scoring from just beyond the left hash ...

Ovechkin OT goal gives Caps victory

Jan 10, 2016

Ovechkin OT goal gives Caps victory

While goal No. 500 is going to be special for Alexander Ovechkin whenever it comes, No. 499 was pretty amazing by itself. The Russian superstar made a length of the ice rush and scored his second goal of the game at 1:25 of overtime ...

Bruins continue to own Devils

Jan 9, 2016

Bruins continue to own Devils

The Boston Bruins had everything they needed to get back on track — a road game against the banged-up New Jersey Devils, a team they have owned lately. Rookie Frank Vatrano scored early, Jonas Gustavsson made 19 saves and the Bruins continued to play ...

Jan 8, 2016

Panthers extend streak

The Florida Panthers needed 12 minutes to get their first shot on goal and had just 16 of them total Thursday night. Goalie Roberto Lunogo kept the NHL’s hottest team on track. Reilly Smith and Vincent Trocheck scored 8 seconds apart in the first ...