Kings' goalie stops Canucks in shootout

Sports / Hockey /

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

Perron's hat trick lifts Blues over Flames, 6-4

Sports / Hockey /

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

Predators down Penguins, 5-1

Sports / Hockey /

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

Blackhawks outlast Maple Leafs in shootout, 5-4

Sports / Hockey /

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

Four second-period goals lift Flyers over Hurricanes, 6-3

Sports / Hockey /

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

Harper scores first two NHL goals to lead Panthers to 5-2 win over Avalanche

Sports / Hockey /

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

Nyquist, Howard lead Red Wings to fourth straight win, 3-0 over Sharks

Sports / Hockey /

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

Red Wings pepper Pekka Rinne with shots, beat Predators, 5-3

Sports / Hockey /

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

Penguins recall Warsofsky, put Pouliot on IR

Sports / Hockey /

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

Blue Jackets edge Blackhawks, 3-2

Sports / Hockey /

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

Kings defeat Stars in OT, avoid 0-4 start

Sports / Hockey /

DALLAS -- Desperation was replaced by relief, one emotion substituted for another.


It wasn't the way the Los Angeles Kings designed it, but they had to survive giving up a late goal in regulation and a brief review of the goal scored by defenseman Alec Martinez to secure their first victory of the season.

The Martinez goal, at 1:...Read more

Yakupov scores for Blues, but Oilers win 3-1

Sports / Hockey /

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The first two weeks of the NHL season has put on display the tremendous young talent in the league. From Auston Matthews' four-goal game for Toronto in his debut to Patrik Laine's hat trick for Winnipeg, there is no shortage.

But it's difficult to get anyone to disagree that Edmonton's Connor McDavid, the No. 1 overall pick...Read more

Penguins come back in third period to beat Sharks, 3-2

Sports / Hockey /

PITTSBURGH -- Through two periods, it looked like the San Jose Sharks might get some revenge for their defeat in the Stanley Cup Final last spring.

The third period, though, looked more like the final itself.

The Penguins beat the Sharks, 3-2, at PPG Paints Arena Thursday in a rematch of last spring's Stanley Cup Final, which the Penguins won ...Read more

Ducks edge Flyers, 3-2, for first win of season

Sports / Hockey /

PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Garbutt scored midway through the third period and the Ducks used it to end their season-opening trip with a 3-2 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers for their first win.

The Ducks (1-3-1) were in danger of going winless in their five-game trek but Corey Perry pulled them into a tie late in the second period and Garbutt ...Read more

Jagr joins 750 club, but Ovechkin's goal lifts Capitals to 4-2 victory over Panthers

Sports / Hockey /

SUNRISE, Fla. -- It came down to inarguably the greatest Russian hockey player versus the greatest Czech in NHL history.

When the final buzzer sounded, Alexander Ovechkin's third-period goal trumped Jaromir Jagr's milestone 750th goal, and the Washington Capitals held onto a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday at the BB&T Center. ...Read more

Third-period rally lifts Wild over Maple Leafs, 3-2

Sports / Hockey /

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Getting used to a new coaching staff and way of doing things, the Wild have played 240 minutes of hockey this season.

There have been portions of good play, portions of bad, and Thursday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, there was a lot of the latter during the first two periods.

But sparked by minor league journeyman ...Read more

Penguins sign goaltender Matt Murray to 3-year contract extension

Sports / Hockey /

The Penguins have signed goaltender Matt Murray to a three-year contract extension that carries an average annual value of $3.75 million, the team announced Thursday morning.

Murray, 22, was set to become a restricted free agent at season's end. He'll count $628,333 against the salary cap in 2016-17 before the new deal kicks in.

"I'm thrilled,...Read more

Jimmy Howard shuts down Rangers in Red Wings' 2-1 win

Sports / Hockey /

NEW YORK -- Jimmy Howard gave the performance the Detroit Red Wings expected as he starred at a favorite arena.

Howard had made 25 saves by the end of the second period Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden as the Wings took on the New York Rangers. He got beat early on a fluke but otherwise came up big, especially during a long penalty ...Read more

Injured Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is expected to miss about three months

Sports / Hockey /

LOS ANGELES -- After weighing his options, injured Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick underwent a procedure on Tuesday that did not involve surgery, according to Kings hockey operations.

Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi on Wednesday said that he expects Quick to be out for about three months. Quick was injured in the Kings' season ...Read more

Blackhawks' second line shows it is still one of the NHL's best

Sports / Hockey /

Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin was one-timing shots into the net Tuesday night. Linemate Patrick Kane used his slick stickhandling to score and set up other goals.

It's only a week into the new season for the Blackhawks, but the team sorely missed those sights from its second line.

They made a welcome return to the United Center on Tuesday ...Read more