• Ducks win 7th straight, 4-1 over Blue Jackets

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Red-hot Corey Perry got another goal, John Gibson got another chance in net, and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks kept their winning streak alive with one of their most solid defensive efforts of the young season. Perry and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored on power plays in the first period, and the two-time defending Pacific Division champions beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory. "That was more of a complete game than we've played in a while," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We talked about it for the last couple of days — the consistency of playing good and playing bad. We knew we were playing a really good team, so we knew we had to play for 60 minutes. And

  • Eberle powers Oilers past Hurricanes 6-3

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It was just last week that the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes were the two remaining teams without a win in the NHL. Things have picked up for one of those clubs. Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist and the Oilers won their third straight game, defeating the Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday night. Jesse Joensuu, Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers (3-4-1), who have turned things around on their current homestand after a troubling beginning to the season. Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday night for their third consecutive victory. Ben Scrivens finished with 30 s

  • Iginla leads Avalanche past Canucks 7-3

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's best game of the season began with a goal for Vancouver just 10 seconds into the opening period. The Avalanche dominated the rest of the way. Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Canucks 7-3 on Friday night. Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists and Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which broke out of an offensive slump to earn its first home win of the season. "We've had games where we probably could have scored that many goals and we didn't," Duchene said. "It's frustrating and really nice to see all those go in tonight." It also was the first win for goaltender Semyon Varlamov, who returned

  • Bishop helps Lightning beat Jets 4-2

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Ben Bishop stepped up when the Tampa Bay Lightning needed a big effort from the goaltender. Bishop made 40 saves to lead the Lightning to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. "He was the factor in the first two periods for sure," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. "You need that last line of defense and if you're going to win some games and you want to put yourself in a position to be in the playoffs, you need goaltending." Bishop credited his team's defensive play. "We went out and got some key acquisitions in the summer," he said. "Everybody that plays, plays well and it was no different tonight.

  • Benn, Spezza score in SO, Stars edge Devils

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Once Dallas got New Jersey to a shootout, it was all over for the Devils. Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn scored in the tiebreaker, and Dallas beat New Jersey 3-2 on Friday night, extending the Devils' NHL record for shootout losses to 18 straight. Star goaltender Kari Lehtonen finished with 25 saves. It didn't appear as if he had to stop any in the shootout, with Mike Cammalleri's shot going over the net on the first attempt and Jaromir Jagr losing control of the puck on the second. New Jersey's shootout woes date to March 15, 2013. "You have to score," Devils coach Pete DeBoer said "You've got Benn and Spezza coming down for them the first two shooters. That's tough with the two shots those two

  • Milano taken off injured list, joins OHL Plymouth

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Sonny Milano off the injured non-roster list and assigned him to the Ontario Hockey League's Plymouth Whalers. Milano sustained a facial fracture at the NHL Prospects Tournament in September. The 18-year-old spent the past two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Last season, he had 24 goals and 48 assists in 50 games played for the program's junior team. Columbus' first pick in the 2014 draft, the Massapequa, New York, native won gold with Team USA at the 2014 IIHF U18 Championships.

  • Senators, Canadiens, Leafs pay tribute to soldiers

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    OTTAWA (AP) — The Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs will hold coordinated tributes Saturday night to honor the Canadian soldiers who lost their lives during shootings this week. The tributes will be before games at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, the Bell Centre in Montreal and Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The Senators said Friday the teams will show appreciation for the men and women whose actions stopped the attackers and aided victims. A gunman killed a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial Wednesday then stormed Parliament before being shot dead. On Monday, a soldier was killed when a man drove a car into him at a federal building near Montreal.

  • Bruins lose Chara for 4-6 weeks with knee injury

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins will spend the next four to six weeks trying to fill the hole left by an injury to the tallest player in NHL history. Defenseman Zdeno Chara tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee but will not need surgery, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said. The team called up two minor-league defensemen on Friday to replace the 6-foot-9 Slovakian who was the 2009 Norris Trophy winner and plays more minutes than any other Bruins skater. "It's obviously a blow. He's one of the premier defensemen in the league," Chiarelli said. "But I'd rather have it four to six weeks than four to six months.

  • Letestu gets winner, Blue Jackets beat Sharks 5-4


    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mark Letestu made sure the Columbus Blue Jackets' party would carry on, redirecting a shot into the net about a minute after Ryan Johansen had a potential winning goal waved off. The visiting Blue Jackets rallied from behind twice and beat the road-weary San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night, with Letestu's goal coming with 21 seconds remaining. "We made a great play to get the puck to the point, and I was along the side of the net and got the redirect," Letestu said. "It's a great victory now but we can spoil it in 24 hours." Columbus will play the Ducks in Anaheim on Friday night.

  • Quick sets shutout mark, LA Kings beat Sabres 2-0


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Jonathan Quick has a serious aversion to attention, the goalie reluctantly acknowledged the spotlight when he broke the Los Angeles Kings' 36-year-old franchise record for shutouts. After blanking the Buffalo Sabres, Quick would be happy to fade into the background again until he has another chance to raise the Stanley Cup. Quick made 29 saves to set the club record with his 33rd career shutout, and the Kings beat the Sabres 2-0 on Thursday night for their fifth consecutive victory. Quick was tested only occasionally while pulling ahead of Rogie Vachon for the franchise lead in shutouts with his second in three games.

  • Monahan, Hiller lift Flames over Hurricanes 5-0


    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Sean Monahan burst onto the scene as a rookie last season with the Calgary Flames, scoring six goals in his first eight games. Through eight games this season, Monahan had just two assists and no goals, despite the fact he was second on the team with 20 shots. Monahan's drought ended in a big way when he scored his first two goals of the season to lead Calgary to a 5-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. "Obviously it's been quite a few games," said Monahan, named the game's first star. "I want to contribute, to help get wins, and I think that was a big relief for me tonight." Linemate Joe Colborne helped set up both of Monahan's goals.

  • Kuemper stops 26 shots in Wild shutout of Coyotes

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Even with the schedule working against him, Darcy Kuemper has been on a roll to start the season. Kuemper made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season, and defenseman Jared Spurgeon had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 on Thursday night. The Wild have played only five games this season and have already endured breaks of six and four days in the first two weeks. But after a slow start, the Wild got second-period goals from Charlie Coyle and Jason Pominville to snap a two-game losing streak. "You could tell that we hadn't played in a little while. It'll be nice here to play more games and get into a little bit more of a rhythm," Pominville said.

  • Miller has 31 saves, Canucks beat Blues 4-1

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Miller was looking forward to his return to St. Louis with his new team, and the former Sabres and Blues goaltender made the most of it. Miller made 15 of his season-high 31 saves in the third period, and the Vancouver Canucks scored three times in the final 15:06 of the game to beat the Blues 4-1. "It was one I was actually really looking forward to, especially here in St. Louis," Miller said. "It was fun." Nick Bonino, Linden Vey and Jannik Hansen broke open a tight game, scoring goals in the third period to help the Canucks (4-2-0, 8 points) snap a two-game losing streak. That made a winner of Miller, who signed a three-year, $18 million contract with Vancouver after the Blues opted not to re-

  • Neal's hat trick lifts Predators past Chicago 3-2

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Peter Laviolette and his Nashville Predators, the only team in the NHL still unbeaten in regulation this season, believe they still can play better. James Neal showed he is just starting to get comfortable, too. Neal scored a natural hat trick, and Pekka Rinne made 30 saves in the Predators' 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. "It's early in the season. We're a new group, it's a new coach and a new system, and the guys they're working hard at it," Laviolette said. "Tonight was a good win. "Last game I don't think we were at our best, so consistency would be one of the things you could easily throw out there. Tonight, the guys were on point.

  • Red Wings rally late to top Penguins 4-3 in OT

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Facing a two-goal deficit with 2:55 remaining, the Detroit Red Wings pulled goalie Jimmy Howard for an extra skater — the last, desperate option for a team with nothing much left to lose. "We had enough time," forward Henrik Zetterberg said. The Red Wings scored twice late in the third period to force overtime, then Justin Abdelkader's goal 4:16 into the extra session gave Detroit a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. Niklas Kronwall had two goals and an assist for Detroit, and his shot from the high slot tied it with 39 seconds left in regulation. The Red Wings scored both of their third-period goals with Howard pulled.

  • Islanders beat Bruins 3-2, Chara injured

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins lost the game to the New York Islanders 3-2 and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara. The 2009 Norris Trophy winner left Thursday night's game in the first period with an undisclosed injury and didn't return. Coach Claude Julien said after the game he had no update, but inside the Boston locker room, Chara's teammates seemed resigned to a long absence. "He's a presence in all aspects of the game," said Bruins forward Chris Kelly, who scored to cut a two-goal deficit in half midway through the third period. "He's a captain for a reason. He's played in 1,000 games. We're going to miss him.

  • Chara leaves Bruins game against Islanders

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has left the team's game against the New York Islanders. The team didn't elaborate on why Chara didn't return to the bench at the start of the second period. He finished his last shift with 8:04 remaining in the first period. There was no outward indication of an injury at that time. The 6-foot-9 Slovakian, a third-round pick of the Islanders in 1996, is Boston's No. 1 defenseman and spends more time on the ice than any other Bruins player. He has two goals and an assist in nine games this season.

  • Maple Leafs back on ice day after Ottawa shooting

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — The Maple Leafs are back on the ice a day after they were locked down in their hotel near the shootings in Ottawa. Toronto was supposed to play the Senators on Wednesday night, but the game was postponed. The Maple Leafs were back home for practice Thursday. When news of the shooting broke, the Leafs were in the middle of normal game day preparations at the Westin Hotel, which adjoins the Rideau Centre mall across the street from the National War Memorial where a solider was shot and killed Wednesday. Players could see ambulances outside their hotel windows. Center Nazem Kadri says "it definitely puts things into perspective.

  • Postponed Leafs-Senators game set for Nov. 9

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The game between the Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs that was postponed because of the shooting in Ottawa has been rescheduled for Nov. 9. The NHL announced the new date Thursday, a day after the game was called off. It will start at 6 p.m. A gunman killed a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial Wednesday then stormed Parliament before being shot dead. The Senators next play Saturday at home against the Devils. They host the Jets on Nov. 8. The Maples Leafs return to the ice Saturday against the Bruins in Toronto. They are at home against the Rangers on Nov. 8.

  • Suns rookie Warren sidelined by thumb injury

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns rookie forward T.J. Warren has a small crack in a bone in his left thumb. The team said Wednesday night that Warren will be treated with a splint and rest and that there is no timetable for his return. The former North Carolina State player, drafted 14th overall, averaged 5.0 points and 12.2 minutes in five preseason games.