ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Corey Perry and Andrew Cogliano scored goals in a 1-minute, 41-second span early in the third period to lift the Anaheim Ducks to their sixth straight victory, a 5-2 decision over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night.
The Ducks (25-18-7) completed a three-game sweep of their Pacific Division trifecta against the Coyotes, Los ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Penguins started strong and finished the same way, but that wasn't enough to save them from a 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay Friday at Amalie Arena.
The defeat ended the Penguins' four-game winning streak and dropped their record to 25-18-7. They are in ninth place in the Eastern Conference.
The Penguins played without two of their ...Read more
The Flyers' playoff hopes were severely damaged Friday when the club announced that second-line center Sean Couturier would miss about four weeks with an undisclosed lower-body injury.
"It's a big loss for us, but we have other guys who will fill in and need to pick up the slack," general manger Ron Hextall said. "No one will replace Coots; it'...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Apparently, David Perron just needed to get out of Pittsburgh.
One of the newest Anaheim Ducks was the difference-maker in the latest chapter of the team's rivalry with the Los Angeles Kings Thursday night, producing his first three-point game of the season to lead the Ducks to a 4-2 win at Staples Center.
The winger, acquired ...Read more
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In an eventful and topsy-turvy night in the desert, one that included a bench minor penalty on Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, the Blackhawks prevailed 5-4 in overtime when Jonathan Toews scored his second goal of the night 4 minutes, 31 seconds into overtime for his fifth overtime winner. Toews fired home a shot from the ...Read more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Flyers, one of the league's lowest-scoring teams all season, have suddenly become goal-happy.
Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux each scored a pair of goals and collected three points as the Flyers ripped the Predators on Thursday night, 6-3, at Bridgestone Arena.
The Flyers have scored at least four goals in their last ...Read more
SUNRISE, Fla. -- It seems that Panthers forward Brandon Pirri needs to sit in the press box before he picks up his game.
Pirri, who was second on the team with 22 goals last season, had been a healthy scratch for the past four games before Panthers coach Gerard Gallant decided to give him another chance Thursday night against the Detroit Red ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- Blues coach Ken Hitchcock laughed off concerns about his team's lack of offense Thursday morning, as the club prepared to face the San Jose Sharks at Scottrade Center.
"I think we're just going through an unlucky phase," Hitchcock said. "We'll get lucky here in the next week or so and start scoring. I think we're playing well. I've...Read more
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The Penguins have yet to announce a diagnosis for injured forward Eric Fehr.
They've given no indication of a prognosis for him, either.
Still, at least one thing seems certain: If Fehr, who was injured midway through the Penguins' 6-5 victory against Ottawa on Tuesday night, is out for an extended period, his absence won't go unnoticed.
Not ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. -- A poor night on special teams cost the Detroit Red Wings some precious ground.
The Wings lost, 3-1, to Atlantic Division rival Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena. The Lightning took over second place in the division, with 60 points, two ahead of Detroit. The Wings play at division-leader Florida (65 points) on...Read more
The NHL on Wednesday suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for 20 games without pay for violating Rule 40 (physical abuse of officials) during Calgary's game against Nashville on Jan. 27.
Wideman had taken a hit and appeared dazed as he skated back toward his team's bench. Linesman Don Henderson, backskating and watching play ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Survive and advance.
Before they get into the madness of March, the Anaheim Ducks have to deal with a furious February to start their push for the postseason. It took them all of one game after the All-Star break to move back into playoff territory.
Frederik Andersen made 30 saves and the Ducks used two second-period goals ...Read more
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The game was moving along in the second period, typically tight, befitting a Kings-Coyotes divisional contest.
Twelve seconds and two shots late in the second period abruptly changed that narrative.
The Kings turned a tie game into a blowout, beating Arizona, 6-2, on Tuesday night at Gila River Arena, scoring three power-...Read more
DENVER -- The Blackhawks look rejuvenated in their first game after the All-Star break. They put 42 shots on net and came away with a 2-1 victory over the Avalanche. Corey Crawford was again strong in net, making 23 saves.
Hawks take early lead
The Blackhawks looked refreshed even without the suspended Jonathan Toews.
The Hawks got going with...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Thanks to wingers Wayne Simmonds and Jake Voracek -- and a late five-minute penalty kill -- the Flyers started the unofficial second half of the season with a win Tuesday night that they hope will propel them toward a playoff spot.
Simmonds scored a pair of goals and Voracek contributed three assists as the Flyers outlasted ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- So much for losing momentum after the five-day All-Star break.
In case the hockey world wasn't convinced how talented these Panthers are during the All-Star festivities where Roberto Luongo, Jaromir Jagr and Aaron Ekblad all shined, they got the whole enchilada in a convincing 5-2 victory over the NHL-best Washington Capitals in a...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby emerged from the All-Star break with a few goals up his jersey sleeve.
The Penguins needed every last one in a 6-5 win against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Crosby scored back-to-back second-period power-play goals, and added a third-period even strength tally from the net front to close out a wild 60 ...Read more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In a bit of a shocker, the 3-on-3 championship round of the NHL All-Star Game in Nashville Sunday ended in a one-goal shutout.
It was not a shocker that two days later in the same rink, the Blues went to the wire looking for their first goal against the Predators.
The offense had three goals total in its final three games ...Read more
The first few months of the season were tumultuous for the Blackhawks. Defenseman Duncan Keith missed several weeks because of a knee injury, and only the second line of Patrick Kane, Artem Anisimov and Artemi Panarin was generating scoring.
But Keith came back healthy, Kane continued to play at an MVP level, Corey Crawford became one of the ...Read more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vacation is over for the Florida Panthers.
No more strolling Duval Street in Key West, tanning in the Bahamas or jamming in the Nashville honky tonks.
"There are a lot of guys who were on vacation and didn't practice," Jaromir Jagr said after three Panthers and coach Gerard Gallant took part in Sunday's All-Star Game in ...Read more