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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Alex Stalock cools off in the first period during an NHL hockey game ...

Kane trade reinforces hard reality of Blackhawks rebuild

CHICAGO (AP) — After days of speculation, the harsh reality of the Chicago Blackhawks’ situation was reinforced by one move in a flurry of transactions ahead of the NHL trade deadline. Showtime is over, at least in Chicago, and a seemingly bright future is, well, way off in the distance. The reverberations of Chicago’s decision […]
1 year ago
Washington Capitals center Lars Eller skates with the puck against the New York Rangers during the ...

Deals done long before NHL trade deadline set stage for more

David Poile did not go into the final deadline of his quarter-century-long tenure as general manager of the Nashville Predators thinking he would trade longtime defenseman Mattias Ekholm or 25-year-old forward Tanner Jeannot. But the seasoned executive started listening on offers a long time ago and has so far completed three deals. And there’s still […]
1 year ago
Montreal Canadiens center Rem Pitlick, center, moves the puck while defended by San Jose Sharks def...

Ylonen scores winner in 3rd, Canadiens beat Sharks 3-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jesse Ylonen scored the go-ahead goal with 10 minutes remaining and the Montreal Canadiens beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Tuesday night. Kaiden Guhle and Christian Dvorak also scored in the third period for the Canadiens, and Jake Allen made 38 saves for his 14th win. “He was unreal […]
1 year ago
Boston Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy, left, celebrates his overtime goal against the Calgary Fla...

McAvoy scores in OT, Bruins beat Flames for 8th win a row

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Charlie McAvoy scored at 4:55 of overtime to give the Boston a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night, extending the NHL-leading Bruins’ winning streak to eight games. Linus Ullmark made a career-high 54 saves. “What a game by him,” McAvoy said. “The shots were obviously a lot to […]
1 year ago
Chicago Blackhawks left wing Boris Katchouk tries to gather the puck after falling down in the seco...

Vejmelka, Coyotes beat Blackhawks 4-1 after Kane trade

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks knew star forward Patrick Kane was going to be traded, yet the reality of it hit hard. A letdown a few hours after the deal was almost inevitable. The Arizona Coyotes took advantage. Nick Schmaltz had a goal and an assist, Karel Vejmelka stopped 23 shots and the […]
1 year ago
Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets with Drew Doughty (8)...

Kopitar scores 4, Kempe nets SO winner as Kings top Jets 6-5

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Anze Kopitar scored four goals in regulation and Adrian Kempe had the only score in the shootout as the Los Angeles Kings rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-5 on Tuesday night. “We’d like to be on the other side of things and play with the lead, but sometimes you’ve got […]
1 year ago
Minnesota Wild right wing Ryan Reaves shoots and scores a goal past New York Islanders goaltender I...

Gaudreau scores in shootout, Wild beat Islanders 2-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Frederick Gaudreau scored in the shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Filip Gustavsson made 39 saves and stopped two shots in the shootout for Minnesota, which has won six of seven and has a season-high, seven-game point streak. […]
1 year ago
Seattle Kraken's Morgan Geekie (67) shoots a goal against St. Louis Blues' Torey Krug (47) during t...

Geekie ends drought with 2 goals, Kraken beat Blues 5-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Morgan Geekie scored twice and the Seattle Kraken snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Geekie ended a 10-game scoring drought that dated to Jan. 28 with his first multi-goal game of the season and first since March 11, 2021, as […]
1 year ago
Nashville Predators right wing Kiefer Sherwood (44) and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang ...

Zucker’s late goal leads Penguins over Predators 3-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Zucker scored with 1:39 left to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Sidney Crosby also scored, Bryan Rust added a late empty-netter and Tristan Jarry made 24 saves for Pittsburgh, which extended its winning streak to three games. The Penguins entered Tuesday […]
1 year ago
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Eric Robinson and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Craig Anderson collide ...

Robinson scores 3 goals in Blue Jackets’ 5-3 win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Eric Robinson enjoyed the first three-goal game of his career, and the Columbus Blue Jackets weathered a late comeback bid to beat Buffalo 5-3 and stall the Sabres’ playoff push Tuesday night. Boone Jenner and Kent Johnson also scored for a Columbus team that won its league-low seventh road game of […]
1 year ago
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek chases Ottawa Senators left wing Tim Stutzle as he shoots...

Sens’ 4-goal burst in 1st period fuels sweep of Red Wings

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Tim Stutzle scored on a penalty shot in the first period and had two assists, and Austin Watson scored twice as the Ottawa Senators beat Detroit 6-1 Tuesday night and completed a two-game sweep of the Red Wings. Claude Giroux, Alex DeBrincat and Brady Tkachuk also scored for Ottawa. Mads Sogaard […]
1 year ago
Tampa Bay Lightning's Tanner Jeannot and Florida Panthers' Anton Lundell compete for the puck durin...

Lundell, Luostarinen lead Panthers over Lightning 4-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Anton Lundell and Eetu Luostarinen scored 1:41 apart late in the first period, and the Florida Panthers ended the Tampa Bay Lightning’s home points streak at 16 games with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday night. Eric Staal and Anthony Duclair also scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves for the Panthers. […]
1 year ago
FILE - Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane smiles during an NHL hockey game Jan. 19, 2023, in Philadel...

Rangers acquire star winger Patrick Kane from Blackhawks

The New York Rangers acquired Patrick Kane in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, reuniting the star winger with former teammate Artemi Panarin and stamping themselves as a Stanley Cup contender in the loaded Eastern Conference. New York was believed to be out of the running for Kane after it acquired Vladimir Tarasenko […]
1 year ago
Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) celebrates with goaltender Kevin Lankinen (32) a...

Rangers trade for Kane; Hurricanes, Leafs, Oilers load up

Patrick Kane is Broadway-bound, and the New York Rangers are far from the only top contender making big moves with still three sleeps left before the NHL trade deadline. The Rangers acquired Kane from Chicago in a three-team trade Tuesday night, adding the three-time Stanley Cup champion to their core that reached the Eastern Conference […]
1 year ago
Linesman Kilian McNamara (93) escorts New York Rangers' K'Andre Miller (79) off the ice after Mille...

Rangers’ K’Andre Miller suspended 3 games for spitting

NEW YORK (AP) — K’Andre Miller of the New York Rangers has been suspended three games for unsportsmanlike conduct for spitting at Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty. The NHL’s department of player safety announced the suspension Tuesday following a hearing with Miller, who will miss upcoming games Wednesday at Philadelphia, Thursday against Ottawa and […]
1 year ago
Anaheim Ducks players celebrate the team's 4-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL hockey ...

Ducks snap Blackhawks’ 5-game win streak with 4-2 victory

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Max Jones scored the go-ahead goal, Troy Terry had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks beat Chicago 4-2 on Monday night to snap the Blackhawks’ five-game winning streak. Isac Lundestrom and Jakob Silfverberg also scored, Mason McTavish had a career-high three assists and the Ducks won their third […]
1 year ago
Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen, right, hugs left wing J.T. Compher after scoring as V...

Rantanen scores twice, Avalanche cool off Golden Knights 3-0

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen knew his goal was quick to start the game. “Was it 5 seconds in?” he inquired. Not quite that quick. Rantanen scored twice, including 14 seconds into the game, and Alexandar Georgiev stopped 31 shots to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-0 on Monday night for […]
1 year ago
Vancouver Canucks left wing Andrei Kuzmenko celebrates after scoring in overtime of an NHL hockey g...

Kuzmenko’s overtime goal gives Canucks 5-4 win over Stars

DALLAS (AP) — Andrei Kuzmenko scored 48 seconds into overtime and Vancouver goaltender Thatcher Demko won his first game in almost three months as the Canucks beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Monday night. The winning goal was reviewed for being offside after Anthony Beauvillier backed into the offensive zone with the puck on his […]
1 year ago
Boston Bruins, left, celebrate after a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during second-period NHL ho...

Zacha helps Bruins beat Oilers 3-2 for 7th straight win

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Pavel Zacha scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the league-leading Boston Bruins beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 Monday night for their seventh straight win. Nick Foligno and Tomas Nosek also scored for the Bruins, and Dmitry Orlov had two assists for his first points since being acquired […]
1 year ago
Ottawa Senators right wing Claude Giroux (28) celebrates teammate Mathieu Joseph (21) after his goa...

Giroux has goal, 3 assists as Senators beat Red Wings 6-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Claude Giroux scored the tiebreaking goal and had three assists, Thomas Chabot had a goal and two assists and the Ottawa Senators beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 Monday night. Brady Tkachuk, Tim Stutzle, Drake Batherson and Jake Sanderson also scored to help Ottawa win its second straight after a two-game […]
1 year ago
San Jose Sharks right wing Timo Meier, left, celebrates after scoring a goal against Pittsburgh Pen...

Maple Leafs up ante in East by making trade with Blackhawks

Kyle Dubas made it clear he was not reacting to trades by division rivals in making the Toronto Maple Leafs’ latest move. They certainly all go hand in hand in a competitive Eastern Conference. The Leafs acquired forward Sam Lafferty and defenseman Jake McCabe from Chicago on Monday, in the aftermath of division-rival Tampa Bay […]
1 year ago
Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) scores a goal as Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp ...

Matthews scores 2, Maple Leafs beat Kraken 5-1

SEATTLE (AP) — Auston Matthews had two goals and Mark Giordano scored in his first game back in Seattle since being traded to Toronto last season as the Maple Leafs beat the Kraken 5-1 Sunday. Timothy Liljegren had a goal and an assist for Toronto, and John Tavares also scored. Mitchel Marner haded three assists; […]
1 year ago
Arizona Coyotes right wing Christian Fischer (36) is checked by Nashville Predators defenseman Jere...

Josi scores twice, Predators beat Coyotes 6-2

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Roman Josi scored two goals Sunday night and the Nashville Predators won their third in a row, beating the Arizona Coyotes 6-2. Josi scored on a wrist shot early in the second period, and the Predators captain made it 5-2 with a power-play goal six minutes into the third period after […]
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with Rickard Rakell (67) and Jake Guentzel...

Penguins score 6 in 2nd period, beat Lightning 7-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins enjoyed a breakout night after a difficult week. Sidney Crosby started a second-period surge and the Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 on Sunday night. Crosby’s power-play goal with 4 1/2 minutes left in the period broke a 2-2 tie and started a sequence in which Pittsburgh scored […]
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