• Wild place Brodin on injured reserve with broken foot

    Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have placed defenseman Jonas Brodin on injured reserve because of a broken foot. Brodin was injured in Thursday night's 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers. The Wild said Saturday he's expected to miss three to six weeks. The Wild also recalled forward Tyler Graovac from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League. Graovac was injured in the Wild's season-opening win at Colorado on Oct. 8. He underwent bilateral core muscle repair surgery on Nov. 3 and was activated and assigned to Iowa on Dec. 12. Minnesota plays at St. Louis on Saturday night.

  • Ducks beat Coyotes 5-2 for 6th straight win

    Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks wanted to make a statement Friday night against the Arizona Coyotes after losing their first three meetings this season. Since Anaheim entered with a slim lead over Arizona for the third and final automatic postseason berth in the Pacific Division, this was as good a time as any. Corey Perry and Andrew Cogliano scored less than 2 minutes apart early in the third period to break open a tie game, and the Ducks extended their winning streak to a season-best six games with a 5-2 victory that put them three points ahead of Arizona with two games in hand.

  • Karlsson snaps slump, Blue Jackets beat Flames 2-1

    Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Led by a pair of rookies, the surging Columbus Blue Jackets picked up another two points Friday night. William Karlsson scored twice to bust out of a slump and Joonas Korpisalo made 30 saves as Columbus beat the Calgary Flames 2-1. "It feels good to win and score two goals. Obviously, I haven't been too spoiled with the goals this year," said the 23-year-old Karlsson, who entered the night with one goal in his previous 30 games. "I'd say this is a classic, greasy road win. We got the goal early in the third and after that it was all about the defense." Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal 1:42 into the third period, taking advantage of a miscue by Dougie Hamilton.

  • Hurricanes score 4 goals in first, hold on to beat Jets 5-3

    Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Cam Ward was a bit nervous about getting back in net after missing six games with a concussion. His Hurricanes teammates helped ease him back. Phillip Di Giuseppe, Andrej Nestrasil, Jordan Staal and Justin Faulk scored in the first period, and Carolina held on for a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. "Getting off to a 4-0 lead in the first period definitely helped relieve me," said Ward, who made 33 saves. "I was a little anxious before." The Hurricanes scored four times on their first nine shots, taking a 4-0 lead just 10:04 into the game. Nestrasil added another goal in the third period. Staal and Joakim Nordstrom each had a pair of assists.

  • Palat, Stralman lead Lightning past Penguins 6-3

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The surging Tampa Bay Lightning are piling up goals and victories. Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman both scored twice, Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists and the Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive home win. "I think we all believe that we have a pretty good offense when we're rolling," Johnson said. "I don't know if we've seen that throughout the entire season, but for this last streak I think the offense has been alive." Tampa Bay, 10-1 overall since Jan. 8, also got a goal from Alex Killorn. Nikita Kucherov had two assists to give him a point in 21 of his last 25 games (17 assists, 32 points). The Lightning have scored three or more g

  • Stars' Spezza out after going head-first into boards

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars forward Jason Spezza has been placed on injured reserve after he went head-first into the boards and left a game against Colorado. Spezza was injured in the second period Thursday night on a hit by Avalanche defenseman Francois Beauchemin after scoring earlier in Dallas' 4-3 overtime victory. He was placed on injured reserve Friday and there is no timetable for his return. The 32-year-old is third on the Stars with 18 goals and tied for fourth with 40 points in 52 games. He is tied for the team lead with five game-winning goals. The Stars called up forward Radek Faksa from the Texas Stars of the AHL on Friday. The 2012 first-round pick has 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists) in 28 games for the

  • Plaintiffs in NHL concussion case now count 105 ex-players

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Long after the end of his NHL career, Steve Payne is living an empty-nest life with his wife and three dogs in western Wisconsin. There is one problem: His brain has aged about a decade ahead of his body. "I've been examined by several experts, and they've come to the same conclusion — that I am starting to show the signs and the symptoms of multiple concussions," said Payne, who played for the Minnesota North Stars from 1978-88. "So it has started to cause some dysfunction for me. I'm 57 years old, and I'm at a level of someone in his late 60s.

  • Wennberg lifts Blue Jackets over Canucks 2-1 in shootout

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Columbus coach John Tortorella wasn't looking for any special fanfare in his first visit to Vancouver since the Canucks fired him after a single season. "I think I got enough recognition when I got booted out of here," Tortorella said after his Blue Jackets beat the Canucks 2-1 in a shootout Thursday night. "So I don't need any more around here." Alex Wennberg scored the only goal in the shootout as last-place Columbus handed the Canucks their third straight loss. Scott Hartnell scored on the power play in the third period for the Blue Jackets, and Joonas Korpisalo made 37 saves. Tortorella, let go by the Canucks after they failed to reach the 2014 playoffs, was more interested

  • Perron, Getzlaf lead streaking Ducks past rival Kings, 4-2

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks' midseason surge hit a new peak in the first period when Ryan Getzlaf scored an even-strength goal. That's normally not a big deal for a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a Stanley Cup champion, except Getzlaf hadn't done it since last season. "When you only get a few, every one feels good," Getzlaf said. With everyone making contributions to the Ducks these days, even the Los Angeles Kings can't slow them down. David Perron had a goal and two assists, and Getzlaf added a goal and his 500th career assist during Anaheim's 4-2 victory in the Freeway Faceoff on Thursday night.

  • Klingberg's goal early in OT lifts Stars to 4-3 win over Avs

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    DENVER (AP) — Stars defenseman John Klingberg wanted to catch the goalie off guard as he led a 3-on-1 rush in overtime. So, he wound up — and his slap shot did just that, fooling Calvin Pickard. Klingberg scored 35 seconds into OT, Antti Niemi stopped a pivotal penalty shot in the third period and Dallas snapped an eight-game skid against Colorado, beating the Avalanche 4-3 on Thursday night. "He thought I was going to pass it so I think I surprised him," Klingberg said. After the game, Colorado coach Patrick Roy defended his goalie when someone asked why Pickard seemed upset in the locker room. "Why would he be upset? Why? He was phenomenal," Roy said. "There's no reason for him to be upset. Come on. We

  • Toews scores 2nd goal in OT, Blackhawks beat Coyotes 5-4

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Players from both teams raced through the wide-open overtime, leaving players gasping for air as they finished out shifts and tried getting to the bench. Jonathan Toews seemed to have an extra gear in the extra period, swooping in to score his fifth overtime goal of the season. Seems that extended time off served him well. Toews scored his second goal of the night in his return from a one-game suspension, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. "Both teams had A-plus chances in the overtime and Johnny's been pretty good in those situations, and had a great finish," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said.

  • Jordan Eberle's 2 goals lead Oilers in 7-2 rout of Senators

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators held a closed-door meeting following their 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night in front of the home crowd. They were trying to decipher why things are falling apart as they have lost three straight and seven of their last 10 for a 23-23-6 record. "We definitely expected a little more than that (Thursday)," said Ottawa's Zack Smith. "They're playing with confidence over there and we knew that. I think they're playing better than their record, for sure, but we were playing from behind all night and I think we're struggling with that and changing our game." Jordan Eberle scored twice and added an assist for the Oilers, who started their four-game road trip with the wi

  • Donskoi, Thornton score in 2nd to lead Sharks over Blues 3-1

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones set the tone early Thursday night. Jones stopped a quick wrist shot from St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko in the game's opening minute. It was the first of 26 saves for Jones, but more importantly it allowed a sluggish Sharks team to stay even until Joonas Donskoi and Joe Thornton scored in the second period to send San Jose to a 3-1 victory. "We were a little bit off early in the game. I figured we probably would be a little bit just because of our travel," Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said, referring to the team's flight to St. Louis from Anaheim. "(Jones) was our best player early and then I thought as the game went on we got better.

  • Simmonds scores twice to lead Flyers past Predators 6-3

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No one appears to be able to stop Wayne Simmonds right now. The Flyers star had two more goals and an assist, and Claude Giroux also scored twice to lead Philadelphia to a 6-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. Simmonds has a five-game point-scoring streak in which he has six goals and three assists. Matt Read and Brayden Schenn also scored for Philadelphia, which has won three straight. Scott Laughton and Jakub Voracek each had a pair of assists for the Flyers. "We haven't had many nights like that, but we made the most of our chances," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. "We had good goaltending on our side of things and that gave us the opportunity to go to the other end and

  • Parenteau's shootout goal gives Leafs 3-2 win over Devils

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    TORONTO (AP) — Moments after his 1,000th NHL game — and 546th win — Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock laid out his long-range blueprint. Asked if he had another 1,000 games in him, Babcock cited his contract with Toronto. "Well I've got this year and seven more here," Babcock said. "And then I'm going to stay for two more because the team's going to be that good." The longtime coach was feeling good after P.A. Parenteau's shootout goal lifted Toronto, mired in a 2-7-2 slump, to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. James Reimer stopped Reid Boucher, Jacob Josefson and Lee Stempniak in the shootout. Peter Holland and Tyler Bozak missed for the Leafs.

  • Ryan Spooner leads Bruins past Sabres 3-2 in shootout

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Five players on the Buffalo Sabres had a chance to stop Brad Marchand before the streaking Boston Bruins forward finished his end-to-end rush with a flourish. Marchand scored his eighth goal in eight games to help Boston erase a two-goal deficit, and Ryan Spooner scored in regulation and the shootout to lead the Bruins to a 3-2 victory Thursday night. With his team down 2-1 and killing a penalty, Marchand picked up a Sabres turnover in his own end and started an 11-second rush that saw him drag the puck by Zach Bogosian, lower his shoulder and zip a backhand over goalie Chad Johnson. "I wanted to get a quick shot off," Marchand said.

  • Brassard scores winner in 3rd, Rangers rally past Wild 4-2

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — With his team down two goals after the first period, coach Alain Vigneault didn't make a big speech to rally the inconsistent New York Rangers. Vigneault told them they were playing well and to keep it up. Derick Brassard, J.T. Miller and Ryan McDonagh did the rest. Brassard set up Miller's tying goal and scored the game-winner early in the third period as the Rangers shut down the struggling Minnesota Wild and posted a 4-2 victory Thursday night. "This was a huge test for us to see where we were as a team," Miller said. "We've been up and down with the wins lately, and to be down 2-0 in the first and hold them to nothing is a good response. It's a good test of character for the group.

  • Capitals' Ovechkin scores winner in return vs. Islanders

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Braden Holtby began feeling like he was playing the first game after a summer off, and Alex Ovechkin needed a few shifts to get back into a rhythm. Once they got going, the Washington Capitals were back to normal. Ovechkin scored the winning goal in his return from a one-game suspension and Holtby made several key saves on a late penalty kill as the NHL-best Capitals beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night. "With both those not going, it tends to be a recipe for disaster," Capitals right winger T.J. Oshie said. "Getting those two guys back is huge. I think tonight everyone was going, so it was good to see." Neither player had participated in a regular-season game in more than a week because

  • Panthers win 5th straight by beating Red Wings 6-3

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Vincent Trocheck scored twice and added an assist, Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists, and the Florida Panthers beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-3 on Thursday night. Roberto Luongo stopped 36 shots for his ninth consecutive win on home ice for Florida, which has won five straight. Brandon Pirri had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, who have scored at least five goals in a franchise-record four consecutive games. Aleksander Barkov and Derek MacKenzie also scored for the Panthers. Rookie center Dylan Larkin had his first two-goal game for Detroit, both coming within a span of 67 seconds bridging the first and second periods. Mike Green added a power-play tally with 7:24 left.

  • Winnipeg Jets forward Burmistrov fined $2,000 for diving

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Winnipeg Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov has been fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment. The NHL announced the fine Thursday. His second citation, which triggered the fine, was over a tripping penalty in the third period against Arizona on Jan. 26. Burmistrov was issued a warning following an incident against Los Angeles on Oct. 27.




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