Curtis McElhinney got all the help he needed in his season debut. McElhinney made 30 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs scored four times in the first period in a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Starting in place of Frederik Andersen, McElhinney stopped 15 shots in the third period to […]
Ken Hitchcock had been looking for scoring from somewhere besides the Dallas Stars' top line. The third-winningest coach in NHL history got what he wanted Tuesday night, when Radek Faksa, Dan Hamhuis and Alexander Radulov each scored their first goal of the season in a 3-1 victory over the winless Arizona Coyotes. The first two […]
Nikita Kucherov is in the middle of one of those stretches when the puck seems to do whatever he wants. The dynamic forward scored twice Monday night to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Kucherov barely touched the puck on the decisive goal, but he did enough […]
Phil Housley finally got win No. 1 with the Buffalo Sabres. Chad Johnson made 25 saves, Benoit Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Sabres beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Sunday night for Housley's first victory as an NHL coach. ''It feels great, obviously,'' Housley said.
Apparently the best way to get Malcolm Subban through a full NHL game was have him go up against the Boston Bruins team that drafted him. The 23-year-old former Bruins first-round pick made a couple of pretty good saves, but he was never really fully tested by a B's group that appeared to be going […]
Tyler Seguin completed his first Gordie Howe hat trick – a goal, an assist and a fight – with an unaccustomed round against former teammate Patrik Nemeth in the third period. Seguin and Jamie Benn each had a goal and an assist in the second period, and the Dallas Stars held off the surprising Colorado […]
Thomas Greiss guided the New York Islanders on a night when they played it a little bit too safe. Greiss stopped 40 shots, Brock Nelson scored a tiebreaking goal in the second period and the New York Islanders rallied to beat the slumping San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Saturday. The Sharks are 1-3 on their […]
The rest of Canada might not be willing to admit it just yet, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are legit. And, despite losing the last 14 games to their bitter rival, the Montreal Canadiens, the Leafs are a team on the rise, while the Habs are struggling just to put the puck in the net […]
Jimmy Howard faced 35 shots Thursday night, the third time in three games Howard has seen at least that many attempts. The Detroit Red Wings goalie stopped 33 of them, but one stood out in his team's 4-2 victory over the winless Arizona Coyotes. Howard stretched for a pad save on Clayton Keller's shot that […]
Roberto Luongo finally tied Curtis Joseph for fourth place on the NHL career victory list. Luongo reached 454 victories, making 37 saves to help the Florida Panthers beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night. The 38-year-old Luongo was playing his first home game since a Feb. 28 victory over Carolina
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Samuel Girard is making a big first impression.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since having right knee surgery last November and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Thursday night. Stamkos made it 3-1 with a power-play goal at 3:49 of the second period from the low left circle. The Lightning star previously scored Nov. 15th […]