BOSTON -- Charlie Coyle, who grew up 25 minutes from Boston ("without traffic") in Weymouth, scored his first career goal against his hometown Bruins on Tuesday night.
As the former Bruins diehard celebrated the first of four-second period goals by the Wild, one would have thought the game was being played at Xcel Energy Center, not TD Garden. ...Read more
DETROIT -- A few nights ago, his coach pulled him aside and told him the goals would come.
Prophetically soon, it turned out.
Dylan Larkin scored his first goal of the season Tuesday and then added another because when puck luck strikes, scorers answer. That led the Detroit Red Wings to a fifth straight victory as they topped the Carolina ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers, dead in the water for most of the game, were thrown a life jacket by rookie left winger Travis Konecny on Tuesday night at the reverberating Wells Fargo Center.
Claude Giroux scored the game-winner as the Flyers shocked the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3, in a shootout.
Giroux and Jake Voracek netted goals in the shootout, and...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby made his 2016-17 NHL debut and was one of three Penguins to notch their first goals of the season during a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday at PPG Paints Arena.
The Penguins trailed 2-0 in the second period when Crosby scored on the power play. Carl Hagelin and Eric Fehr completed the comeback with goals ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- Ah the memories.
There was Brian Elliott, who holds the Blues' record for shutouts, looking like he was heading for another. Troy Brouwer with a sharp pass to set up a goal by Dennis Wideman. A Tkachuk back on the ice.
All that, combined with a desultory effort from the home team, turned that into a night to forget for the Blues, ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Kris Versteeg scored the winner in the seventh round of the shootout to lift the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night at the United Center.
Patrick Kane and Brian Campbell scored for the Hawks in regulation while Sam Bennett and Sean Monahan found the back of the net for the Flames.
Brian ...Read more
MONTREAL -- When the Canadiens stunningly dealt flashy P.K. Subban to Nashville for steady Shea Weber in June, Montreal fans acted with outrage.
Slowly, they seem to be accepting it.
A 5-0-1 start -- engineered by the 31-year-old Weber -- has something to do with it.
Weber scored Montreal's first goal and Brendan Gallagher tipped in the ...Read more
The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex was eerily quiet Monday a few minutes after 11 a.m., its ice surface empty except for an emptied bag of pucks, when Penguins captain Sidney Crosby gave his familiar head nod hello to a few team staffers and hit the ice for practice.
No longer was Crosby wearing a yellow, non-contact jersey. Just a black one. And ...Read more
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Nick Ritchie's first goal of the season snapped a third-period tie Sunday night and the Ducks captured their home opener at Honda Center with a 4-2 win over Vancouver, dealing the Canucks their first regulation loss.
Ryan Getzlaf took a shot on Canucks goalie Ryan Miller that popped up high in the air and as players from both...Read more
NEW YORK -- Like a poker dealer washing the deck of cards between hands, Bruce Boudreau did the same with his lines Sunday night.
Cranky earlier in the day because the Wild blew a point in an overtime loss across the Hudson River the night before, the Wild coach hinted he may tinker.
"Anything is possible. Haven't really given it a lot of ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- You could call this the night of personal comebacks.
Take your pick in the Los Angeles Kings' 4-3 shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night at Staples Center.
Candidate No. 1: Kings goalie Peter Budaj, the man who went the 2014-15 season without winning a game at the minor league level, won back-to-back starts...Read more
CALGARY, Alberta -- David Perron entered the Blues' sixth game of the year Saturday in Calgary still looking for his first point. One day earlier, he pointed out that he has had seasons previously where the points came easy, but he wasn't playing particularly well. This year, he felt good, despite the goose egg.
The production finally caught up...Read more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Predators came into Saturday night's game dealing with a bout of food poisoning. The Penguins are more likely to be sick when they review the tape.
Defensive lapses and a barrage of Nashville odd-man rushes led to a 5-1 Predators victory Saturday night, as the Penguins remained winless away from PPG Paints Arena this ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks defeated the Maple Leafs 5-4 in a shootout Saturday night at the United Center.
The Hawks got on the board first thanks to a goal from Artem Anisimov 3 minutes, 36 seconds into the game. Artemi Panarin helped set up a goal with a pretty move around Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri. Panarin fed Anisimov for the pretty one...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers have been up and down early in this NHL season, but two things that remain consistent are their ability to generate offense in the second period and the surprising play of Matt Read
With four second-period goals, including one by Read, the Flyers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 6-3, Saturday night at the Wells Fargo...Read more
SUNRISE, Fla. -- After six-plus seasons in the minor leagues toiling for four different organizations Florida Panthers 27-year-old rookie forward Shane Harper certainly showed the patience of Job while chasing a dream.
On Saturday night in his fifth NHL game after surprisingly earning a roster spot coming out of training camp, Harper's patience...Read more
DETROIT -- Gustav Nyquist scored twice as the Detroit Red Wings grew their winning streak to four games.
The Wings used their speed and shot mentality to best the San Jose Sharks, 3-0, Saturday at Joe Louis Arena. Jimmy Howard earned his second straight victory with 30 saves.
Nyquist used the second period to put on a dominating performance, ...Read more
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings feasted on Pekka Rinne, pounding him with pucks to earn a third consecutive victory.
The penalty kill had a rough night with three goals allowed to the Nashville Predators, but the Wings' offense held up for a 5-3 final Friday at Joe Louis Arena, setting up a nice streak as the San Jose Sharks come to the Joe ...Read more
One mobile defenseman will get his first crack at the Penguins lineup after another was hurt during his.
The Penguins recalled David Warsofsky Friday afternoon and placed fellow defenseman Derrick Pouliot on injured reserve.
General manager Jim Rutherford said Pouliot's injury, which is undisclosed but not considered to be short-term because ...Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Blue Jackets defeated the Blackhawks, 3-2, while the Hawks lost a defenseman after Trevor van Riemsdyk left the game in the second period.
Van Riemsdyk went back to the Hawks' dressing room holding his right arm after a play in which he crashed into the net during the second period. There was no immediate word on his ...Read more