Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots and Patrick Kane, Alex Nylander and Brandon Saad scored to give the Blackhawks their first win of the season, 3-1 over the previously undefeated Oilers on Monday.
A crowd of 21,260 -- the 500th consecutive United Center sellout including playoff games -- saw the Hawks improve to 1-2-1 and the Oilers drop to 5-1. ...Read more
CALGARY, Alberta -- It's a small sample size, but in the first three games of the season, seven of the Flyers' 10 goals have been scored by players ages 23 and under.
Add the strong play from goalie Carter Hart, 21, and it's clear that the kids have triggered the Flyers' solid start.
On Tuesday in Calgary, however, they will turn to their ...Read more
KANATA, Ontario – The wait is over.
After getting off to the worst start in franchise history by dropping its first four games, the Wild finally climbed out of that rut Monday afternoon with a 2-0 win over the Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.
Alex Stalock had 26 saves for his sixth career shutout.
The catalyst to the victory was someone ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Timo Meier and Tomas Hertl scored their first goals of the season Sunday night, and they both had Logan Couture to thank.
Couture set up Meier for his goal at the 3:04 mark of the first period then found Hertl for a shorthanded marker late in the second period as the San Jose Sharks won for the first time at home this season...Read more
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- You didn't expect them to go 82-0, did you?
After opening the season with consecutive wins, the Philadelphia Flyers dropped a 3-2 shootout decision Saturday night to the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.
Tanner Pearson scored the winner in the shootout as the Canucks (2-2) won their second straight.
Goalie ...Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A return home didn't make life any easier for the Wild.
It only got worse.
After getting blitzed in three straight games on the road, the Wild were overrun, 7-4, by the Penguins during their home opener Saturday in front of an announced sellout of 19,157 at Xcel Energy Center to sink deeper into a 0-4 funk that continues the...Read more
LOS ANGELES--Todd McLellan called a timeout and tried to calm his team. For the second time in a week, the Los Angeles Kings let a three-goal lead slip away. A once-celebratory Staples Center crowd had been silenced, leaving only a nervous murmur to sweep through the stands. From behind the bench, McLellan posed his players a question.
"We ...Read more
DETROIT -- A loud, bipartisan crowd set a lively atmosphere as the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs renewed their rivalry.
Saturday's event at Little Caesars Arena featured a thrilling third period as the Wings' fourth line injected energy just when it seemed the Leafs had grabbed momentum. The Wings pushed, but the Leafs used their ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Robin Lehner and Calvin de Haan waited patiently to make their Blackhawks debuts, albeit for different reasons.
De Haan is the top-four defenseman acquired in the offseason from the Hurricanes whose nagging groin injury forced him to miss the entire preseason as well as the first two games of the season.
Lehner is the 2018-19 Vezina...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- The Blues suffered their first loss in regulation this season, allowing a season-high five goals in a 6-3 loss to the Canadiens at Bell Centre in Montreal.
After allowing four goals to Ottawa on Thursday, the Blues gave up six more (the last into an empty net) to Montreal and if Blues coach Craig Berube was concerned about the team...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. -- For the first five games of the season, the Carolina Hurricanes knew nothing but winning.
Now, the Canes must deal with their first loss.
The Columbus Blue Jackets, looking to jumpstart their season, rolled into PNC Arena, put in 60 minutes of work Saturday and left with a 3-2 victory over the Canes.
The Hurricanes' 5-0 start...Read more
CHICAGO -- The moment an NHL player scores their first goal, somebody from the organization immediately springs into action.
The puck is retrieved, marked with tape or some other identifying marker before it's eventually given to the player, who presumably will cherish it from now until eternity.
After Dominik Kubalik scored the first NHL goal...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes still don't have a blemish on their record.
The Canes, showing off their speed and quickness, topped the New York Islanders, 5-2, on Friday to push their record to 5-0-0. That's the best start to a season in franchise history and had Canes fans roaring in the final seconds.
The Canes and Islanders last ...Read more
OTTAWA -- Craig Berube isn't one for bold predictions. It's not his style. But after Oskar Sundqvist's breakout 14-goal season, the Blues coach thinks even better things could be possible for the 25-year-old Swede.
"I think that he's potentially -- I'm not here to determine how many goals or points -- but you know he had a really good year last...Read more
CHICAGO -- That familiar old fist pump from No. 12 was back.
But the best gestures from the Sharks' perspective Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks came after the game.
Hugs, fist bumps and handshakes.
Patrick Marleau scored twice in a dramatic return to the NHL and Barclay Goodrow scored the go-ahead goal at the 4:47 mark of the third ...Read more
David Perron's second goal of the night put the Blues ahead with just over five minutes to play and Ryan O'Reilly scored into an empty net to finish a four-point game as the Blues beat the Senators 6-4 on Thursday night in Ottawa.
The Blues trailed 2-0 and 3-2 and came back to win their third in a row and improve to 3-0-1 on the young season. ...Read more
WINNIPEG -- Recent stops in Winnipeg have yielded mixed results for the Wild.
While this was the site of its last playoff demise in 2018, the team also went undefeated here last season to help propel it to a five-game sweep of its Central Division rivals.
And that see-saw of momentum continued to swing Thursday, as the Wild was grounded 5-2 by...Read more
MONTREAL -- Their top guys were back to form, and secondary scoring provided a spark.
The Detroit Red Wings ventured Thursday into a road arena that has been particularly tough for them, determined to leave with a good memory. Their performance at Bell Centre was stellar, yielding a 4-2 victory.
The Wings last beat Montreal in overtime, March ...Read more
Once upon a time, the Blackhawks were kings of Chicago.
Stanley Cup championships were won in bunches. Superstars were spotted all over town, most importantly on the United Center ice. Playoff appearances were routine, and the organization was the envy of the city, the league and throughout the sporting world.
It was a glorious time. It was a ...Read more
Losing forward Jordan Martinook to an injury for six to eight weeks does more than knock a player out of the Carolina Hurricanes' lineup.
Martinook, who will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a core muscle injury, served as an alternate captain. He's a rugged, heart-and-soul kind of player. His voice often was the loudest in the Canes' locker...Read more
- Youngsters leading the Flyers; Brian Elliott getting start Tuesday in Calgary
- Corey Crawford's 27 saves lift the Blackhawks to their 1st win of the season, 3-1 over the Oilers
- Is it a rebuild? An extension of the dynasty? Either way, the Blackhawks and their fans hope a fairy-tale season is underway.
- Alex Stalock shuts out Ottawa as Wild wins for first time this season
- Dominik Kubalik dreamed of reaching the NHL. Little did he know his dream would come true in his home country.