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  • NHL Roundup: Big second period lifts Canucks to 4-1 win over Detroit Detroit Red Wings right wing Gustav Nyquist (14) scores a goal on Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period at T-Mobile Arena.(Photo: Joshua Dahl, USA TODAY Sports)(Phatzradio Sports / AP)    —    DETROIT — Derek Dorsett has helped turn Vancouver’s first trip of the season into a successful one. Dorsett scored his fourth goal of the trip, and the Canucks used a dominant second period to pull away for a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. “He’s been amazing for ...
  • NHL Roundup: Suter helps rally Wild to 4-2 win over Flames Minnesota Wild's Tyler Ennis, right, is checked by Calgary Flames' Troy Brouwer during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press) TAMPA, Fla. – Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov extended their season-opening points streaks to nine games and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins 7-1 on Saturday night. Stamkos had a goal and three assists, and Kucherov had two goals and an assist. They are the first teammates to start ...
  • NHL Roundup: Capitals win in OT against Red Wings 4-3 Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) reaches back to block a San Jose Sharks shot at the end of the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —    Alex Ovechkin’s power-play goal at 1:56 of overtime gave the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night in Detroit. T.J. Oshie forced the extra session for the Capitals, tying it with 1:01 left in regulation with a power-play goal of his own. Ovechkin drew a ...
  • NHL Roundup: Bergeron leads Bruins over Canucks 6-3 with goal, 3 assists Hamilton, Jagr help Flames beat Canucks 5-2 CHICAGO – Mark Letestu scored on a power play with 15.8 seconds left in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. Letestu beat Anton Forsberg on the short side with a one-time shot from the left circle after taking a pass from Oscar Klefbom. Edmonton’s 4-on-3 advantage ...
  • NHL’s early overreactions: Are the Rangers done? -NHL--Pittsburgh-Penguins-at-New-York-Rangers(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)   —-   A look at some of the early NHL overreactions and whether they can be expected to continue. Nikita Kucherov could be the MVP True. His seven-game goal scoring streak to start the season reflects a star entering his prime, not a player experiencing a hot streak. He netted 30 goals in ...
  • NHL Roundup: Maple Leafs shut out Capitals in playoff rematch Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after defeating the Arizona Coyotes during in an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won, 5-2. (AP Photo/John Locher)(Photo: The Associated Press)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier, Shayne Gostisbehere, Claude Giroux and Dale Weise all scored in the second period to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. The Flyers followed an 8-2 win against Washington with another dominant offensive effort, capped by the four-goal second. Wayne Simmonds stole the show ...
  • NHL Roundup: Kucherov scores twice, Lightning beat Red Wings 3-2 Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nick Jensen (3) battles for the control of the puck with Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18), of the Czech Republic, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)(Photo: The Associated Press)DETROIT (AP) — 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 ...
  • NHL Roundup: Kopitar, Doughty lead Kings to 3-2 victory over Islanders New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) defends at Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) moves in in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)(Photo: The Associated Press)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Tuch and Vadim Shipachyov made the most of their debuts with the Vegas Golden Knights, as they each scored a goal in a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. It was just the seventh career game for Tuch, who played in six games with Minnesota last season, while Shipachyov ...
  • NHL Roundup: Hamilton, Jagr help Flames beat Canucks 5-2 Hamilton, Jagr help Flames beat Canucks 5-2PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux, Scott Laughton and Sean Couturier each scored two goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to an 8-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux and Valtteri Filppula also scored for Philadelphia in its home opener. The Flyers won a home opener for the 28th time in ...
  • NHL Roundup: Golden Knights drop first game as Red Wings explode in third period Detroit Red Wings right wing Gustav Nyquist (14) scores a goal on Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period at T-Mobile Arena.(Photo: Joshua Dahl, USA TODAY Sports)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and three assists and the Washington Capitals knocked the surprising New Jersey Devils from the unbeaten ranks with a 5-2 victory Friday night. T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist, and Alex Ovechkin scored his ninth of the season and set up Backstrom’s power-play tally to ...
  • NHL Roundup: Red Wings break late tie, beat winless Coyotes 4-2 Detroit Red Wings center Andreas Athanasiou reacts after scoring on Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since having right knee surgery in 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. 15 ...
  • NHL Roundup: Jaromir Jagr makes debut with Calgary Flames, who win in OT vs. L.A. Kings Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, right, is stopped by Vancouver Canucks' goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, as Erik Gudbranson (44) defends during the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)WASHINGTON (AP) — Patric Hornqvist scored a power-play goal and assisted on another in his season debut to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night in their first meeting since the playoffs. Hornqvist assisted on a goal by Kris Letang, the defenseman’s first since Feb. 4 after missing the end of ...
  • NHL Roundup: Vegas Golden Knights rout Coyotes 5-2 in inspired home debut Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after defeating the Arizona Coyotes during in an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won, 5-2. (AP Photo/John Locher)(Photo: The Associated Press)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights’ debut on the Strip was a poignant smash. James Neal scored twice during a thrilling four-goal first period, and the Vegas Golden Knights remained unbeaten three games into their inaugural season with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in their home opener on Tuesday night. Tomas Nosek scored ...
  • NHL Roundup: Auston Matthews lifts Maple Leafs over Blackhawks in overtime Maple Leafs 2017 NHLTORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored in overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs came from behind to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Monday night. Nikita Zaitsev, Connor Brown and James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won their first three games. Jan Rutta, Jonathan Toews and Richard Panik had goals for the ...
  • NHL Roundup: Henrik Lundqvist blanks Canadiens for Rangers’ first win Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, shoots the puck for a goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, as left wing J.T. Miller (10) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)NEW YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist bounced back after getting roughed up the previous night and helped the New York Rangers get their first win of the season. The veteran goalie stopped 34 shots for his 62nd career shutout to lead the Rangers to a 2-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night. Lundqvist was stellar ...
  • NHL Roundup: Alex Ovechkin ties Capitals record with historic hat trick WAS NHL 100717WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored four goals to become the first player in 100 years with back-to-back hat tricks to open a season, and the Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-1 on Saturday night. Ovechkin had three goals in the third period in Thursday’s victory at Ottawa, and then matched the feat while helping ...
  • NHL Roundup: Marc-Andre Fleury, James Neal help Vegas Golden Knights win first game Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and left wing James Neal (18) celebrate the win over the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center.(Photo: Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports)DALLAS (AP) — James Neal scored twice in the third period Friday night, rallying the Golden Knights to a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars in the debut of the first major pro sports franchise in Las Vegas. The expansion team was playing five days after the shooting that killed 58 people in Las Vegas, and ...
  • NHL Roundup: St. Louis Blues spoil opener for Pittsburgh Penguins with OT win St. Louis Blues right wing Scottie Upshall (9) and center Brayden Schenn (10) and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (right) celebrate after the game-winning goal by Pietrangelo in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins.(Photo: Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sport)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo beat Matt Murray 1:15 into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. The Blues recovered after letting a two-goal, third-period lead slip away when Pietrangelo’s shot from the slot hit Murray and slipped under ...
  • NHL ’17: What to watch for as season begins Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, right, is stopped by Vancouver Canucks' goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, as Erik Gudbranson (44) defends during the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   The 101st NHL season opens Wednesday night and there are endless story lines to follow. The Associated Press asked a handful of its writers to suggest some of the top things to watch as play gets underway: ___ TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS. Adding Patrick Marleau gives a much-needed veteran presence to a youth-laden ...
  • Five people facing the most pressure as 2017-18 NHL season begins A general view of a video board displaying all thirty-one first round selections in the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center.(Photo: David Banks, USA TODAY Sports)(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)    —-    High expectations and pressure to excel are inherent in all NHL contracts. But some NHL personnel face more pressure than others. Just ask members of the Montreal Canadiens or Toronto Maple Leafs. Here is a list of NHL people facing added pressure heading into the start of the 2017-18 ...
  • NHL free agency: Seven notable players still left unsigned as training camp nears Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist (72) has a wraparound shot stopped by Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) with Roman Josi (59) defending during the first period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-   NHL player agent Steve Bartlett said he has known sleepless nights this summer because his out-of-work clients Thomas Vanek and Drew Stafford “are two good hockey players who should be signed by now.” Vanek, 33, and Stafford, 31, are members of a surprisingly large group of accomplished free agents who remain ...
  • NHL Roundup: Dallas Stars publicly oppose Texas ‘bathroom bill’ -AP-Stars-New-GM-Hockey(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)    —-    With the NHL draft scheduled to come to their state next year, the Dallas Stars have publicly opposed the Texas “bathroom bill,” becoming the first professional team do to so, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News. “The Dallas Stars stands strongly opposed to any legislation perceived ...
  • NHL: Players under contract in minors can’t go to 2018 Winter Olympics -NHL--Carolina-Hurricanes-at-Florida-Panthers(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —-   Players with NHL contracts, even those in the minors, will not be allowed to participate in the Winter Olympics next February. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the league’s stance to The Associated Press on Monday. The league announced in April it wouldn’t be stopping its season to go to the Olympics ...
  • USA Hockey builds NHL-caliber coaching staff for 2018 Olympics -AP-Blackhawks-Red-Wings-Hockey(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports)   —-   USA Hockey can’t use NHL players, but the Americans will have an NHL-caliber coaching staff for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Former NHL and current University of Wisconsin coach Tony Granato will be announced today as the head coach of the U.S. Olympic team, and his assistants will be ...
  • NHL Roundup: Wild sign another key piece in Mikael Granlund Wild NHL-USATSI-9963948MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with standout forward Mikael Granlund on a three-year, $17.25 million contract. The Wild announced the deal Tuesday with the restricted free agent, whose 69 points last season ranked tied for fourth in franchise history. The 25-year-old Granlund led the Wild in points, assists and multi-point games. ...

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