CHICAGO — A law firm working for the Chicago Blackhawks has completed an independent review of a former player’s 2010 sexual misconduct allegations against then-video coach Brad Aldrich as well as the team’s handling of his complaint at the time, the team announced Tuesday.
The results of Chicago-based Jenner & Block’s findings were ...Read more
Getting a lead in regulation is becoming a brick wall that the Lightning just can’t seem to break through.
Six games into this young season, the Lightning have failed to play with the lead in regulation, and while there were plenty of positives to draw from in their 5-1 road loss to the upstart Sabres on Monday night at the KeyBank Center in ...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Toronto Maple Leafs couldn't spoil the night for Frederik Andersen.
The Carolina Hurricanes scored three times in the second period in surging to a 4-1 victory over the Leafs at PNC Arena, staying undefeated at 5-0. And, just as importantly, giving Andersen a victory over his former team in his fifth start and win this ...Read more
ST. LOUIS — To make everyone’s life easier in the 2020-21 NHL season, the league scheduled games in pairs last season, so a team would come to one city and play two games.
It was not a great thing for the Blues, who soon found that whatever success they had in the first game was negated by their lack of success in the second game. In five ...Read more
It doesn’t matter who’s in goal, who’s missing from the lineup or who the opponent is. The Florida Panthers keep rolling.
They spent the first two weeks of the season mostly beating up Stanley Cup contenders and playoff staples. They won with Sergei Bobrovsky and Spencer Knight in goal, and while shuffling around pieces on their bottom ...Read more
For a minute, it seemed as though those cheers might last clear through the intermission. The crowd at Climate Pledge Arena had been waiting 19 minutes and 57 seconds for it, the city of Seattle a whole lot longer.
When defenseman Vince Dunn scored with 4.6 seconds left in the first period, he authored the latest — and one of the loudest — ...Read more
The Red Wings were looking to rebound from an ugly loss the night before, and rookie Lucas Raymond made sure they did.
Raymond had a three-goal night Sunday in only his sixth NHL game, carrying the Wings to a 6-3 victory over the woeful Chicago Blackhawks.
Raymond snapped a power-play goal midway in the third period to complete his hat trick, ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS — The Wild finally encountered a deficit it couldn't conquer.
After four consecutive comeback wins to open the season, becoming just the fourth team in NHL history to accomplish that rare feat, the Wild's come-from-behind mojo disappeared Sunday in a 5-2 loss to the Predators in front of 16,014 at Xcel Energy Center that dropped ...Read more
The Sharks fell from the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday after they failed to start on time in a matinee at TD Garden in Boston.
Playing their fourth game in six days on a season-opening road trip, the Sharks allowed first-period goals to Brad Marchand, Derek Forbort, and David Pastrnak and never fully recovered in a 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins....Read more
SEATTLE — They stood and saluted by the thousands Saturday night as a new era for Seattle sports launched with major professional hockey reborn within an arena similarly resurrected.
What the Kraken did at Climate Pledge Arena, losing 4-2 to the Vancouver Canucks, was secondary to the event itself. The sellout crowd of 17,151, marveling at ...Read more
ST. LOUIS — The skating, scoring Blues are 4-0 for the first time since 2017-18 after beating the Los Angeles Kings, 7-3, before a raucous sellout crowd of 18,096 at Enterprise Center. But don’t make plans for the Stanley Cup parade down Market Street just yet. That ’17-18 team under coach Mike Yeo started 13-3-1 ... and missed the ...Read more
MONTREAL — The Bell Centre has been the scene of a few ugly Red Wings losses these past few years.
You can add Saturday's to the list.
Montreal, coming into the game winless, unleashed a lot of frustration with a 6-1 victory over the Red Wings.
Dylan Larkin scored just five seconds into an early power play, giving the Wings a 1-0 lead and ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. — They would surely prefer fewer late-game dramatics, but early in this season, the Lightning have had a penchant for third-period comebacks.
In fact, the Lightning have never owned a lead in regulation this season. Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche, they took another game to overtime.
After a scoreless overtime, the ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — Flyers coach Alain Vigneault described the Florida Panthers game as “sizzling,” and when they hosted the Panthers on Saturday, the Flyers got burned.
The Panthers dominated the Flyers at even strength, outshooting them 31-29 and outscoring them 4-2. While they showed some positives, especially on the special teams, it wasn�...Read more
PITTSBURGH — Hockey fans who strolled down Centre Avenue to get inside PPG Paints Arena on Saturday — and looked up from their phones for a few seconds — might have noticed the familiar faces dangling from light poles outside the Highmark Gate.
Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Bryan Rust were the four Penguins chosen to have ...Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Playing catch-up sure does suit the Wild.
After giving up the first goal for a fourth straight game and then falling behind a second time, the team rallied yet again — this one a 4-3 finish in overtime against the Ducks on Saturday in front of 18,055 at Xcel Energy Center that preserved its perfect start to the season.
Not wanting to tamper with success, the Carolina Hurricanes went with the same lineup for a fourth straight game Saturday.
That meant a fourth start in net for goalie Frederik Andersen.
For the fourth straight time, it clicked. The Canes raced past the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 5-1 road win at Nationwide Arena, scoring three times on the ...Read more
CHICAGO — Patrick Kane and two other Chicago Blackhawks players missed practice Saturday after entering the COVID-19 protocol.
The Hawks didn’t offer details into why Kane, forward Ryan Carpenter and defenseman Erik Gustafsson were placed on the COVID-19 list, but it doesn’t necessarily require a positive test.
Coach Jeremy Colliton ...Read more
PITTSBURGH — Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocol and will not be available for Saturday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, coach Mike Sullivan announced.
Letang received a positive test result. As of Saturday morning, the club was still in the process of additional testing in order to confirm or ...Read more
TORONTO — Timo Meier and Logan Couture continued their early-season chemistry together and Adin Hill had another solid night to lead the San Jose Sharks to their biggest win so far this year.
Couture had two goals and an assist, Meier had a goal and an assist and Hill finished with 30 saves as the Sharks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-3, on ...Read more
- Panthers hold off Coyotes to become only 25th team in NHL history to start season 6-0
- Frederik Andersen and the Canes run their record to 5-0 with a win over the Maple Leafs
- Tarasenko scores two as Blues start season 5-0 for first time
- Lightning chasing again, fall to Sabres on the road
- Matt Calkins: 'We live for hockey': Climate Pledge Arena fans show they are committed to Kraken on opening night