Namestnikov’s play is a rare bright spot for Jets5 minute read 5:37 PM CDT
If the Winnipeg Jets have been the model for inconsistency over the last month – and they certainly have been, with just six wins over 14 games in March – then forward Vladislav Namestnikov has been among the few exceptions.
Sharks prospect William Eklund undergoes shoulder surgery1 minute read Preview 4:51 PM CDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks prospect William Eklund underwent surgery on his left shoulder and will miss the rest of this season.
The Sharks said Friday that Eklund had the operation to repair a torn labrum after he got hurt in an AHL game last week. The Sharks said Eklund is expected to make a full recovery before the start of training camp next season in September.
The 20-year-old Eklund is San Jose's top forward prospect after being drafted seventh overall in 2021. He spent most of this season in the minors, where he had 17 goals and 24 assists in 53 games for the San Jose Barracuda.
Eklund had a brief stint in the NHL in March with two goals and one assist in eight games for the Sharks.
Spooner back wearing Maple Leaf with baby in tow5 minute read Preview 5:00 AM CDT
Natalie Spooner will play for Canada in a ninth women's world hockey championship, but this one feels different to her.
Less than four months after giving birth to son Rory, the 32-year-old forward from Toronto wasn't sure she'd be chosen to wear the Maple Leaf in nearby Brampton.
"The whole journey that I had been through and not really knowing if I was going to be able to make it back in time, not knowing if what I had done was enough … it was one of those times I had no clue which way it was going to go," Spooner told The Canadian Press.
Canada takes on Finland in a pre-tournament game Saturday at the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls, Ont.
Chicago brings losing streak into matchup with New Jersey2 minute read Preview 2:12 AM CDT
New Jersey Devils (47-20-8, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (24-45-6, eighth in the Central Division)
Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks play the New Jersey Devils after losing seven straight games.
Chicago is 24-45-6 overall and 14-21-3 in home games. The Blackhawks have allowed 269 goals while scoring 181 for a -88 scoring differential.
Wild visit the Golden Knights after Gaudreau’s 2-goal game2 minute read Preview 2:12 AM CDT
Minnesota Wild (44-22-9, first in the Central Division) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (46-22-6, first in the Pacific Division)
Paradise, Nevada; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Wild visit the Vegas Golden Knights after Frederick Gaudreau's two-goal game against the Colorado Avalanche in the Wild's 4-2 win.
Vegas is 46-22-6 overall and 22-15-1 at home. The Golden Knights are 41-3-2 in games they score three or more goals.
Panthers visit the Blue Jackets after Tkachuk’s hat trick2 minute read Preview 2:12 AM CDT
Florida Panthers (38-31-7, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (23-43-8, eighth in the Metropolitan Division)
Columbus, Ohio; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Florida Panthers visit the Columbus Blue Jackets after Matthew Tkachuk's hat trick against the Montreal Canadiens in the Panthers' 5-2 win.
Columbus has gone 14-20-2 in home games and 23-43-8 overall. The Blue Jackets have given up 292 goals while scoring 198 for a -94 scoring differential.
Lightning host the Islanders following Maroon’s 2-goal showing2 minute read Preview 2:12 AM CDT
New York Islanders (39-28-9, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (44-26-6, third in the Atlantic Division)
Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning host the New York Islanders after Patrick Maroon scored two goals in the Lightning's 5-1 win against the Washington Capitals.
Tampa Bay is 44-26-6 overall and 26-7-5 at home. The Lightning have a +30 scoring differential, with 259 total goals scored and 229 allowed.
Blues take on the Predators in Central Division play2 minute read Preview 2:11 AM CDT
St. Louis Blues (35-34-6, sixth in the Central Division) vs. Nashville Predators (37-29-8, fifth in the Central Division)
Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Central Division opponents meet when the Nashville Predators take on the St. Louis Blues.
Nashville is 37-29-8 overall and 7-10-4 against the Central Division. The Predators have committed 304 total penalties (4.1 per game) to rank ninth in league play.
Kraken take on the Kings in division play2 minute read Preview 2:11 AM CDT
Los Angeles Kings (43-21-10, third in the Pacific Division) vs. Seattle Kraken (40-25-8, fourth in the Pacific Division)
Seattle; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Kings visit the Seattle Kraken in a matchup within the Pacific Division Saturday.
Seattle has a 12-8-2 record in Pacific Division games and a 40-25-8 record overall. The Kraken have scored 254 total goals (3.5 per game) to rank seventh in the league.
Buffalo and New York face off in Eastern Conference action2 minute read Preview 2:11 AM CDT
New York Rangers (44-21-10, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (35-31-7, sixth in the Atlantic Division)
Buffalo, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Rangers -144, Sabres +123; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers take the ice in Eastern Conference play.
Bruins visit the Penguins after shootout win2 minute read Preview 2:11 AM CDT
Boston Bruins (58-12-5, first in the Atlantic Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (37-28-10, fifth in the Metropolitan Division)
Pittsburgh; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins visit the Pittsburgh Penguins after the Bruins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 in overtime.
Pittsburgh is 37-28-10 overall and 21-11-5 at home. The Penguins have allowed 242 goals while scoring 240 for a -2 scoring differential.
OHL Roundup: 67's open playoffs with big win2 minute read Preview 12:41 AM CDT
OTTAWA - Jack Matier, Luca Pinelli and Frankie Marrelli each scored two goals to power the Ottawa 67's to a 7-0 drubbing of the Oshawa Generals on Thursday to open the OHL playoffs.
Brady Stonehouse added the other for Ottawa (51-12-3-2), which took a 1-0 series lead.
Collin MacKenzie delivered a 16-save shutout.
Jacob Oster stopped 49 shots for Oshawa (26-36-1-5).
McDavid, Skinner power Oilers to win over Kings5 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 11:58 PM CDT
Connor McDavid scores 61st goal, Oilers beat Kings 2-03 minute read Preview Updated: 12:32 AM CDT
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored his NHL-leading 61st goal of the season and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.
McDavid scored his 300th NHL goal, beating goalie Joonas Korpisalo with a wrist shot from the slot on a short-handed breakaway to make it 2-0 at 3:53 of the third period.
He pointed to the Oilers clamping down defensively.
“It is one thing to talk about it, it is another thing to go out there and do it,” McDavid said. “We talk about being defensive and playing hard and I felt you saw that tonight.”
Blues win 5-3 to hand Blackhawks 7th straight defeat3 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 11:18 PM CDT
Alex DeBrincat scores in OT, Senators edge Flyers 5-43 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 10:56 PM CDT
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Alex DeBrincat scored at 1:36 of overtime off goalie Felix Sandstrom's giveaway in the Ottawa Senators' 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
After the Flyers scored three straight goals to force overtime, Sandstrom misplayed the puck behind the net, with DeBrincat scoring into an open net to keep the Senators' playoff hopes alive.
Tim Stutzle had a goal and an assist, Austin Watson, Shane Pinto and Claude Giroux also scored and Cam Talbot stopped seven of 11 shots.
“We were a little frustrated, obviously, for letting them come back in the game,” Giroux said. “But it’s a tie game going into overtime so you have a chance to get the two points, so for us, we just had to go out there and play the 3-on-3.”
DeBrincat's winner lifts Senators past Flyers5 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 10:41 PM CDT
Bruins take Presidents’ Trophy with OT win over Blue Jackets6 minute read Preview Updated: 12:21 AM CDT
Jake Walman scores late goal, Red Wings beat Hurricanes 3-23 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 10:24 PM CDT
Bruins wrap up Presidents’ Trophy with win over Blue Jackets3 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 9:28 PM CDT