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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:14:36 PST
The last time Edmonton lost a road game at Florida, Connor McDavid was 5 years old. McDavid helped set up Kris Russell's winner with 7:58 left, and the Oilers beat Florida 4-3 on Wednesday to snap the Panthers' five-game winning streak. ''Happy that the leaders took care of a few things,'' said Oilers coach Todd McLellan, who lauded his team for a bounce back after a lackluster effort Tuesday in a loss to Tampa Bay.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:34:30 PST
Rickard Rakell is perhaps the only Anaheim Ducks forward who should feel good about his offensive game lately, and even he was mired in a five-goal goalless streak when the surging Boston Bruins visited. Rakell came through with two scores in a game that reminded the Ducks they can still fill a net on occasion. Rakell scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:34 to play, and the Ducks snapped Boston's four-game winning streak under new coach Bruce Cassidy with a 5-3 victory Wednesday night.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:50:23 PST
A big boost from the video guys and bigger shots by Evgeny Kuznetsov got the Capitals back on the winning track. Kuznetsov scored two goals, Braden Holtby made 33 saves and Washington beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Wednesday night. Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie also scored for the NHL-leading Capitals, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:43:56 PST
Jarome Iginla's teammates are rooting for him to pack his bags and leave town. Nothing personal, of course, they just want the charismatic Colorado Avalanche forward to be traded for what might be his final shot at a Stanley Cup title. The 39-year-old Iginla is receptive to any sort of deal ahead of the March 1 NHL trade deadline.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:21:50 PST
The remarkably slump-proof Minnesota Wild will have their season-long stability challenged next week. Wild coach Bruce Boudreau didn't sound worried, even after losing Tuesday to the Chicago Blackhawks, the lead chaser in the race for the top seed in the playoffs. ''I told them to, quite frankly, get some rest and enjoy this break but want to get home to play hockey,'' Boudreau said.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:15:26 PST
Carey Price gave the Montreal Canadiens a much-needed win. Price made 28 saves and Paul Byron scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Montreal beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night to give coach Claude Julien his first win in his second stint with the Canadiens. The Canadiens, who started the season 13-1-1, are trying to fend off Ottawa for the lead in the Atlantic Division.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:09:01 PST
The relatively slow start to the season for Jonathan Toews has been buried by his recent surge. The captain is in prime form at the right time for the Blackhawks, reminding the Minnesota Wild that their postseason path will likely lead to Chicago. Toews had three goals and two assists, and the Blackhawks beat the rival Wild 5-3 on Tuesday night for their second win over the Western Conference leaders in less than two weeks.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:34:21 PST
Just like his goaltender, Darryl Sutter proved good at deflecting. Sutter sidestepped questions about moving into a tie for most wins as coach of the Los Angeles Kings following a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. ''That's good,'' Sutter said after capturing his 215th win as L.A.'s coach to draw even with Andy Murray.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:57:11 PST
The Ottawa Senators were without three top forwards Tuesday night, so they had to make up for it with defense and goaltending. Craig Anderson made 29 saves and the Senators beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Tuesday night to stay within two points of Montreal in the race for first place in the Atlantic Division. Ottawa was without Mark Stone (22 goals), Mike Hoffman (19 goals) and Bobby Ryan (12 goals) after all three were injured over the weekend.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:07:58 PST
This time it was Auston Matthews' turn to get the win in his second matchup with fellow rookie sensation Patrik Laine. Matthews had three assists, including one on Jake Gardiner's goal at 2:29 of overtime that lifted the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-4 victory over Laine and the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. On the winner, Matthews fed Gardiner in the neutral zone - mere seconds before the Jets' Dustin Byfuglien drove him straight into the sideboards - and the 26-year-old moved Toronto back into the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.