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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:49:31 PDT
After a disastrous 0-8 start last year that turned into a season-long tailspin, the Columbus Blue Jackets were desperately looking for a confidence-boosting early win. Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski had a goal and an assist, and teammates Nick Foligno and William Karlsson picked up their first goals of the season as the Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 . Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky turned in a solid game, blocking 32 shots and surviving a desperate Chicago power-play rally near the end of the game.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:06:12 PDT
NEW YORK (AP) -- ��� Johnny Boychuk picked a great time for the first short-handed goal of his career. The veteran defenseman's goal early in the third period lifted the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. It was a key win for a team playing 22 of its first 34 games at Barclays Center, including their current run of 10 of 11 at home.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:53:30 PDT
The Detroit Red Wings appear to be gaining some momentum. Gustav Nyquist had a goal and an assist to help Detroit beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Friday night. It was the Red Wings' third consecutive win after losing their first two games.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:21:55 PDTANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks have sent left wing Mason Raymond, right wing Nick Sorensen and defenseman Jacob Larsson to the minors in a roster shake-up after their 1-3-1 start to the season.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:27:57 PDT
Washington forward Daniel Winnik lost a part of his right ear when he was stuck in the head blocking a shot in the Capitals' 4-2 victory Thursday night at Florida. The only Washington skater who doesn't wear a protective visor, Winnik was hit when he slid to block Reilly Smith's shot in the third period. ''He got the puck sort of in the ear hole and it sort of pinched off his ear,'' Capitals coach Barry Trotz said Thursday night.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:47:01 PDT
NEW YORK (AP) -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Dale Weise was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Friday for an illegal check to Anaheim defenseman Korbinian Holzer's head.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:32:16 PDTClarke MacArthur reported to the Ottawa Senators' training camp healthy and excited for the season. Speaking to the media for the first time since suffering his fourth concussion, the 31-year-old player talked about the hit that knocked him out of action and vowed to return to the ice this season. Playing in a Sept. 25 scrimmage, MacArthur had just played a puck in the corner and was about to turn up ice when he was hit by defenseman Patrick Sieloff.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:29:07 PDT
Wayne Gretzky will make a rare return to the ice Saturday to play alongside other former Edmonton Oilers greats against Winnipeg Jets alumni as part of the Heritage Classic weekend. Golf is more Gretzky's game now, and he has left his competitive drive behind him, for the most part. The outdoor alumni game is the second for Gretzky.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:43:01 PDT
Down two goals - and even worse, down two defensemen - after two periods on Thursday night against San Jose, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan offered his players a much-needed reminder. ''You can win ugly in this league,'' Sullivan told them. The Stanley Cup champions responded with 20 minutes of grit against an opponent only too familiar with how deep the Penguins can dig when the moment requires.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:06:25 PDT
Matt Murray's breakout performance in last year's Stanley Cup playoffs earned the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender a hefty raise. The 22-year-old and the team agreed to a three-year extension beginning next season that will pay Murray $3.75 million per season. Murray helped the Penguins to the franchise's fourth championship last spring after taking over for injured Marc-Andre Fleury then held onto the job once Fleury returned from a concussion.