LAS VEGAS – The glimmering lights and ever-present cha-ching of slot machines can make Las Vegas as disorienting as it is intoxicating. Walking around the windowless casinos, it’s easy to find yourself asking what time is it? What day is it? And, when can we go home?
As the Penguins arrived in Sin City at the tail end of a 12-day, six-game ...Read more
ST. LOUIS — Bad starts and big comebacks go hand in hand now for the Blues.
On Monday, they fell behind 2-0 to Nashville, being outshot 12-0 at one point in the battle between two of the top teams in the Central Division, only to shrug it off like a mild case of dandruff.
In 9 minutes, 10 seconds, the Blues went from being down two goals to ...Read more
SEATTLE — With their new dog mascot watching from the stands, Kraken forward Ryan Donato and his teammates finally took the leash off their moribund offense in the latter stages of Sunday afternoon’s contest to avoid a double-digit losing streak.
For much of this holiday matinee 3-2 shootout victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Climate ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Timo Meier was named to the NHL All-Star Game for the first time in his career last week. Now he has his first career five-goal game, setting a new San Jose Sharks record.
Meier had a hat trick in the first period of Monday's game with the Los Angeles Kings, then scored his fourth and fifth goals in the second period to ...Read more
If only the Buffalo Sabres could be on the Red Wings' schedule more often.
The Wings took full advantage of the lowly Sabres, completing the season sweep Monday with a 3-2 overtime victory.
They shut out the Sabres on Saturday at Little Caesars Arena in a lopsided 4-0 decision.
Dylan Larkin scored the game-tying, then game-winning goal in ...Read more
DENVER — The Avalanche's undefeated streak at home continues — but just barely.
After falling behind by a pair of goals in the first period, the Wild responded with a gutsy rally before falling 4-3 to Colorado in a shootout on Monday afternoon at Ball Arena. It snapped the Wild's three-game win streak.
Colorado has won 14 in a row on home ...Read more
TAMPA BAY, Fla. — In the Lightning’s third preseason game, coach Jon Cooper was impressed with his first glimpse of a new third line.
The combination of 30-somethings Pat Maroon, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Corey Perry had size and veteran savvy. They drove play into the offensive zone and knew where to be on the ice. And for their first ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks missed a handful of chances to take the lead against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second and third periods on Saturday and it ended up costing them a point.
Jake Guentzel scored off an assist from Sidney Crosby at the 37-second mark of overtime to give the Penguins a 2-1 win over the Sharks at SAP ...Read more
SEATTLE — Moments after his team’s first home game in two weeks had ended in yet more disappointment, Seattle Kraken goalie Chris Driedger epitomized the frustration of a reeling squad that again couldn’t find a way to prevail.
Driedger played well enough to win Saturday night for a second consecutive start, only to see his team, which ...Read more
CHICAGO — Brandon Hagel and Patrick Kane each scored as the Chicago Blackhawks coasted to a 3-0 shutout win against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday at the United Center.
The win was the Hawks’ fourth straight, and Marc-André Fleury made 37 saves to pick up his third shutout of the season.
On a day Brett Connolly entered COVID-19 protocols, ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. — The Lightning knew they would see a motivated Stars team on Saturday night at Amalie Arena following Dallas’ 7-1 blowout loss to the Panthers on Friday.
Dallas, which entered on a six-game road losing streak, put up a fight, but it wasn’t enough to get past Tampa Bay, which won its third straight with a 3-1 victory over the ...Read more
ST. LOUIS — There are limits to how much a team can go without. On Saturday, the Blues had five of their top players — Vladimir Tarasenko, Brayden Schenn, David Perron, Pavel Buchnevich and Colton Parayko — out of the lineup and three recent call-ups in from Springfield in Nathan Walker, Dakota Joshua and Alexei Toropchenko. That would ...Read more
DETROIT — The Buffalo Sabres proved to be the perfect tonic for the slumping Red Wings.
The Wings ended a four-game winless streak with a convincing 4-0 victory over the lowly Sabres, goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic stopping 22 shots for his first shutout as a Red Wing.
Tyler Bertuzzi and Robby Fabbri had first-period power-play goals, Lucas ...Read more
SUNRISE, Fla. — It has become a familiar sound in Sunrise since the NHL season restarted last month following an uptick in COVID-19 cases around the league: The Florida Panthers pile up goals and creep their way toward history, and the crowd rewards them with a simple chant.
“We want 10! We want 10!”
On some nights, it takes until the ...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. — That was more like it for the Carolina Hurricanes.
A couple of days removed from owning some of the blame for the Canes’ lopsided loss against Columbus, captain Jordan Staal helped set an early positive — and physical — tone for the Canes. Tabbed to start between Steven Lorentz and Jesper Fast, Staal and his mates kept ...Read more
On Thursday, Florida Panthers winger Jonathan Huberdeau was named an NHL All-Star for the second time in his career.
On Friday, he showed once again why that honor was justified with a four-point game.
But his latest night of dominance was overshadowed by one of his linemates.
Sam Bennett recorded his second hat trick of the season after ...Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kirill Kaprizov wasn't the only one to leverage a lull in the schedule to his advantage.
The entire Wild lineup emerged rejuvenated from a five-day break.
In its first game in nearly a week, the team routed the Ducks, 7-3, on Friday in front of 18,300 at Xcel Energy Center to seal its third straight win.
Mats Zuccarello ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks got an emotional lift midway through the second period when winger Jeffrey Viel dropped the gloves with Jacob Trouba shortly after the New York Rangers defenseman harassed San Jose’s newly minted all-star, Timo Meier.
The boost didn’t last.
The Sharks, already down by one, gave up a goal to rookie ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Just hours after Tristan Jarry was honored with his second career All-Star Game nod, the Pittsburgh Penguins skaters gave the goalie a great chance to show why.
And that’s not a good thing.
During an uninspiring evening, the Penguins were out-shot, out-chanced and out-played. They had entered the game as one of the NHL’s ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. — The arrival of the Canucks at Amalie Arena offered the Lightning an interesting matchup.
They’re a team that’s already seen extreme ups and downs this season, from house cleaning less than two months in that included firing the general manager and head coach followed by their current resurgence under new coach Bruce Boudreau...Read more
- Timo Meier sets new Sharks record with scoring outburst vs. Kings
- Kraken edge Blackhawks in shootout to break long losing streak with new team dog in attendance
- 'We were able to swarm them': Larkin lifts Red Wings over Sabres in overtime
- Blues do it again, coming from behind for a 5-3 win over Nashville
- Penguins claw back from 3-goal deficit to beat Vegas, end road trip on a high note