Hutton Notches 2nd Straight Shutout, Sabres Beat Kings 3-0

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:53
LOS ANGELES — Carter Hutton made 47 saves for his second straight shutout, Casey Mittelstadt scored twice and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 on Thursday night. Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports) Conor Sheary also scored for the Sabres, who bounced back from their first regulation loss of the season at Anaheim on...

Marchessault Nets Shootout Winner, Vegas Beats Ottawa 3-2

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:51
LAS VEGAS — Jonathan Marchessault scored his first career shootout game-winning goal and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Thursday night. Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault (Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) Vegas fired a franchise-record 54 shots on goal, but needed the extra period to earn the two points. Golden Knights wing Mark Stone, who...

Kessel Scores Twice, Leads Coyotes past Predators 5-2

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:28
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Phil Kessel scored his first two goals for Arizona, and Christian Dvorak scored his third goal in two games as the Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Thursday night. Arizona Coyotes forward Phil Kessel (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports) Arizona (3-2-1), 3-0-1 in its last four games, went 3 for 6 on the power play. Darcy Kuemper stopped 23 shots and set a franchise...

Mark Giordano’s Hot Start Continues as He Leads Flames past Red Wings 5-1

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 09:17
CALGARY — Mark Giordano had a goal and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday. Giordano was instrumental on the opening goal, firing a shot from the blue line that was deflected in by Andrew Mangiapane. He then capped a three-goal third period for the Flames with his second goal of the season on the power play at 8:47. Mark Giordano,...

Canucks down Blues in Shootout, Get 1st Road Win

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 09:05
ST. LOUIS — Josh Leivo scored the lone shootout goal in the sixth round and Thatcher Demko stopped 31 shots in regulation and overtime as the Vancouver Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Thursday night. Bo Horvat, J.T. Miller and Micheal Ferland scored for the Canucks, who won for the first time on the road in three tries this season. Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo and Robby...

Stamkos Scores in Shootout, Lightning Beat Bruins 4-3

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 08:55
BOSTON — The Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a slow start to win their second straight game and gain some much-needed momentum. Steven Stamkos scored the lone goal in the shootout and Tampa Bay beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Thursday night. After the first three shooters for both sides failed, Stamkos put a wrist shot past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask for the eventual winner. Jake...

Barzal’s Two-Goal Performance Powers Islanders past Jets 3-1

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 08:45
WINNIPEG — Mathew Barzal scored twice as the New York Islanders won their third straight game with a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. Nikolaj Ehlers had the lone goal for Winnipeg (4-5-0), which has lost three straight. Connor Hellebuyck made 23 saves for the Jets in the third game of a five-game homestand at Bell MTS Place. Semyon Varlamov stopped 32 shots for the...

Palmieri, Wood Help Devils Beat Rangers 5-2 for 1st Win

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 07:52
NEWARK, N.J. — Kyle Palmieri and Myles Wood scored in the second period, and the New Jersey Devils held off the New York Rangers 5-2 Thursday night to earn their first win of the season. Blake Coleman, Nikita Gusev and P.K. Subban also scored and Matt Tennyson had two assists for the Devils, who came in 0-4-2. Mackenzie Blackwood finished with 29 saves. Tony DeAngelo and Jesper Fast had...

Hertl Has Goal and Assist as Sharks Top Flames 3-1

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:38
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tomas Hertl had a goal and an assist to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Sunday night. Timo Meier and Kevin Labanc also scored as San Jose won their second straight after an 0-3-0 start. Logan Couture had two assists and Patrick Marleau had one in his first home game since rejoining the Sharks. Martin Jones stopped 32 shots after posting a 4.55...

Stastny Gets 2 Power-Play Goals, Vegas Beats Kings 5-2

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:21
LOS ANGELES — Paul Stastny scored twice on the power play, Max Pacioretty added a power-play goal and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Sunday night. Reilly Smith and Mark Stone also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves as the Golden Knights swept their first set of back-to-back games. Vegas was 3 for 3 on the power play after starting the season 3 for 17...

Aston-Reese’s 3-Point Night Powers Penguins to 7-2 Rout of Jets

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 07:50
WINNIPEG — Zach Aston-Reese had a pair of goals and added an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Winnipeg Jets 7-2 on Sunday night. Sam Lafferty and Jake Guentzel also had two goals apiece for the Penguins (4-2-0), while Dominik Simon had the other. Tristan Jarry made 27 saves for the win. Mathieu Perreault and Mark Scheifele scored for the Jets (4-3-0), who got 21...

Neal & Tippett Reunited on Oilers and it Feels So Good

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 07:05
With the NHL season less than two weeks old one of the early season headlines is the 5-0-0 start by the Edmonton Oilers. Two of the key cogs behind that red-hot start by the Oilers (who have won each game in come-from-behind fashion) have been a change behind the bench with Dave Tippett and the goal-scoring prowess of James Neal.  Neal, who was acquired in a late-summer afterthought swap...

Bruins’ Goaltending a Distinct Advantage

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 04:40
On a night highlighted by a 31-save shutout from Tuukka Rask, it is time to finally recognize the unmistakable asset that lies between the pipes for the Boston Bruins. Rask has seemingly taken his game to another level over the past two seasons and this may be due to his teams’ depth at the position. Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask stops a shot by Dallas Stars forward Radek Faksa...

Bruins: 3 Takeaways From First 5 Games

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 04:25
Coming off the Game 7 loss, we expected the Boston Bruins to be ready to play and prove themselves as still being one of the league’s elite teams. However, they aren’t going to have a perfect or near-perfect season. Eventually, they are going to run into some issues, whether it’s injuries to top players or fatigue setting in. However, the way they are playing right now is exactly what needs...

Can Romanov Save the Canadiens?

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 04:10
News recently broke that Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin is working to bring 2018 second-round draft pick Alexander Romanov to the NHL next season. Since Romanov’s playing in the final year of his contract with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), the time for him to choose between staying in his homeland or debuting his North American hockey career is soon...

Oilers News and Rumors: Cave, Puljujarvi, Gauthier, More

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 02:05
In a news and rumors update surrounding the Edmonton Oilers, the stat line for the Oilers to start the season is amazing, there is news on Jesse Puljujarvi, rumored interest by the Oilers in a forward out of Carolina, roster changes via the waiver wire and more. Plus, who is the Oilers best defenseman so far this season? An interesting case can be made for an unexpected player. A Good Two...

Garland Scores Twice, Coyotes Top Vegas 4-1 for 1st Win

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:21
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Conor Garland scored twice, Nick Schmaltz and Niklas Hjalmarsson each had a goal and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 Thursday night for their first win of the season. The Coyotes (1-2-0) broke out of a scoring slump after managing just one goal in the first two games. Darcy Kuemper made 36 saves in his third consecutive start to open the season, and...

Burakovsky Scores Late Goal, Avalanche Beat Bruins 4-2

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 09:39
DENVER — Andre Burakovsky scored the go-ahead goal with 7:06 remaining, Boston had two goals disallowed after video reviews, and the unbeaten Colorado Avalanche handed the Bruins their first loss of the season with a 4-2 victory on Thursday night. Gabriel Landeskog added an empty-net goal with 1:01 remaining for the Avalanche, who are off to a 3-0 start for just the second time since...

Gaudreau Scores Winner in Shootout, Flames Beat Stars 3-2

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 09:16
DALLAS — Johnny Gaudreau put a backhand past Dallas goalie Ben Bishop in a shootout and the Calgary Flames beat the Stars 3-2 on Thursday night. Tyler Seguin was the only one of three Stars who beat Calgary goalie David Rittich in the shootout. It was tied 1-1, with Sean Monahan beating Bishop before Gaudreau won the game on the last attempt in the first round. Calgary Flames Johnny...

Marleau Helps Sharks Beat Blackhawks 5-4 for 1st Win

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 08:57
CHICAGO — Patrick Marleau scored two goals in his first game back with San Jose, and the Sharks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Thursday night for their first victory of the season. Barclay Goodrow snapped a third-period tie and Brent Burns scored his 200th career goal for San Jose, which opened with four consecutive losses. Kevin Labanc also scored, and Dylan Gambrell had two...

NHL, Air Force Academy Promote Kings-Avalanche Outdoor Game

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 04:18
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The snowstorm that hit Colorado on Thursday provided the perfect backdrop for the NHL and the Air Force Academy to promote the Stadium Series event to be held at Falcon Stadium on Feb. 15. The matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche is the second outdoor NHL game to be played in Colorado. The Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings played at Coors...

Coyotes on the Right Track, Despite Scoring Woes

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 03:45
The first two games of the 2019-20 season are in the books, and the Arizona Coyotes remain winless, scoring just one goal in the process. This is familiar territory for Arizona – it’s the third straight campaign where the team has failed to record a victory in the first two games, but this season has a different feel than 2017-18 and 2018-19. Through two games, the Coyotes have...

James Neal Is Still the Real Deal

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 03:30
James Neal couldn’t have asked for a better start to his first season with the Edmonton Oilers. Neal leads the NHL in goals with six after scoring two power play markers in a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday and a career-high four goals in a 5-2 victory against the New York Islanders on Tuesday. He was credited with the game-winning goal in both contests. Related: So Far, So...

Blue Jackets Have Some Issues to Address

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 03:15
A sense of relief is in the air after the Columbus Blue Jackets won their first game on Monday. Two losses in a row made for a tough start, and a third would’ve caused some early nerves. Three games aren’t enough to know what the Blue Jackets will be like for the course of a season. Yet, it does allow a chance for the team to make some early assessments. For the Blue Jackets, the first...

Vegas Takes on Boston in Non-Conference Battle

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:51
Boston Bruins (2-0-0, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (2-0-0, first in the Pacific Division) Paradise, Nevada; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Vegas hosts Boston in a non-conference matchup. Vegas went 43-32-7 overall a season ago while going 24-12-5 at home. The Golden Knights scored 246 total goals last season, 39 on power plays and 11 shorthanded. Vegas...