CALGARY, Alberta -- The Detroit Red Wings scored first and found ways to lead the game again and again.
Their efforts against one of the best teams in the NHL came up short as the Calgary Flames, who sit in second place in the NHL, rallied to win, 6-4, Friday at Scotiabank Saddledome.
It was a bitter end to a game that saw Dylan Larkin score ...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nino Niederreiter's first game with the Carolina Hurricanes didn't prove to be very memorable.
The Canes were beaten, 4-1, by the Ottawa Senators, a team battling through a challenging season but playing some of their best hockey of late, winning four of their last five.
Remember how much the Carolina has struggled in New York...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns spent more time on the bench Friday night than he did on the floor. And when he was one the floor, he might have been talking to an official about one of the six fouls they called on him in 21 minutes of action.
The Wolves were battling the Spurs and -- in the minds of fans at the Target ...Read more
SUNRISE, Fla. -- After spending the past two months recovering from a fractured ankle, Vincent Trocheck finally made his return to the ice.
The All-Star forward made his first appearance since Nov. 11 and delivered an assist to help the Florida Panthers top the Maple Leafs, 3-1, snapping a seven-game losing streak. Trocheck played 18 minutes on...Read more
DALLAS -- He treated warm-ups like it was another game in this building, which it was in some sense.
Jack Campbell had served as backup goalie at American Airlines Center, and that was as he began to patch his career back together through heavy periods of doubt, negated by hard work. He didn't look at the crowd in the pre-game skate. He doesn't...Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- It took more than half the season, nearly 50 games, but first-year general manager Paul Fenton has finally started to make significant revisions to the Wild.
After acquiring winger Pontus Aberg on Wednesday in a deal with the Ducks, the team traded longtime winger Nino Niederreiter to the Hurricanes Thursday in exchange for ...Read more
The Blues came away with five points on their four-game trip, but missed out on a chance for an exceptional excursion by dropping the final game, 5-2, to Boston at TD Garden on Thursday.
The Blues started the trip 2-0-1 and had a 2-1 lead in the second period, but gave up three goals in a row, plus an empty-net goal in the final minute, to the ...Read more
The Wild traded veteran winger Nino Niederreiter -- who had one of the most storied goals in team history -- to the Carolina Hurricanes for center Victor Rask on Thursday.
Rask, 25, has one goal in 26 games for Carolina, missing time for hand surgery after he sliced two fingers open while preparing food.
Niederreiter, 26, has scored nine times...Read more
NEW YORK -- The NHL announced Thursday it will provide coaches with a new iPad app that provides real-time stats and analytics.
The app is expected to be available after the All-Star break with coaches receiving online and manual training, according to NHL.com.
Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton is aware of the SAP/NHL Coaching Insights App, ...Read more
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The streak ends with a letdown in the desert.
The Arizona Coyotes played the role of spoilers Wednesday night, snapping the San Jose Sharks' seven-game winning streak with a 6-3 win on home ice. The Coyotes took advantage of a Sharks group that was playing the second game of a back-to-back after an emotional win over the ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- For the Flyers, falling into a 2-0 hole has occurred at an alarming rate during their head-scratching season.
It's not the way wins are usually created, but, hey, comebacks are starting to become commonplace at the Wells Fargo Center.
For the second straight game, the Flyers overcame a 2-0 deficit and they rallied for a 4-3 ...Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Pontus Aberg was scheduled to be at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night as a member of the Anaheim Ducks.
Instead, he will be pulling on a Wild jersey.
The Wild picked up the speedy winger Wednesday, sending Iowa scoring leader Justin Kloos to Anaheim.
Aberg has 11 goals and eight assists in 37 games for the Ducks this ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A lot can change in three hockey seasons.
In 2016, the Pittsburgh Penguins outran and outgunned the San Jose Sharks in the Stanley Cup Final, displaying superior speed, depth and offensive firepower in a six-game series win. The Sharks proved that they've closed the gap Tuesday, beating the Penguins 5-2 at SAP Center on the ...Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Los Angeles Kings were not the team that played the previous night, on the East Coast. But they could have been mistaken for that in the first half of the game.
They couldn't match the energy of the Minnesota Wild and performed, by their assessment, one of their worst second periods. In a recurring theme, only Jonathan ...Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Wild center Eric Staal threw 20 pucks on net as he tried to revive a scoring touch that went dormant during a nine-game hiatus.
But a shot that didn't even require Staal's stick was the one to finally snap his skid, and the timing helped the Wild snag a 3-2 shootout win Tuesday in front of 19,017 at Xcel Energy Center that ...Read more
DETROIT -- The game was an exercise in patience.
Neither the Detroit Red Wings nor the Anaheim Ducks had much going offensively Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena.
It took more than half the game before anyone scored. The Wings finally stirred in the third period, enough to bank a 3-1 victory for consecutive wins for the first time since Dec. 1. ...Read more
NEWARK, N.J. -- With a shrug and a grudging acceptance, Jonathan Toews admits he's having a pretty good season.
But he'll never admit he can't do even better.
The Blackhawks captain is coming off a couple of seasons that by his standards were not up to snuff. He had 52 points in 74 games 2017-18, which at .70 points per game was easily the ...Read more
The Blues achieved something they haven't done all season, winning their third game in a row by beating the Washington Capitals 4-1 at Capital One Arena in Washington on Monday night.
It was the Blues' fifth try at winning three in a row and they finally got it, by defeating the defending Stanley Cup champions for the second time in two weeks. ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- James van Riemsdyk had the fourth hat trick of his career, Nolan Patrick scored for the first time in 25 games and the Flyers' power-play ended an 0 for 14 drought.
Put it all together and you have....
A rare Flyers victory Monday.
Patrick scored a pair of second-period goals to erase a 3-2 deficit and spark the Flyers to a 7-...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes forward Micheal Ferland had his young daughter, Brynlee, up in his arms Sunday after a 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators.
"Did you see Daddy's fight?" he asked her. "You don't like when Daddy fights though, eh?'
Maybe not, but his teammates liked it Sunday when he dropped the gloves. His coach liked it. ...Read more
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