Hockey

New Jersey Devils' Jack Hughes, center, celebrates with teammate Sami Vatanen, left, after scoring his first career NHL goal during the first period of a hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 19, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his older brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 25 shots in his third career shutout, sending New Jersey to its second...
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Anaheim Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg (33) works against Carolina Hurricanes' Nino Niederreiter (21) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 19, 2019 - 1:48 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Carter Rowney's short-handed goal sailed into the Carolina net, the Anaheim Ducks had scored nine consecutive goals across two games against two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. A few months after the Ducks missed the playoffs, they've started superbly under...
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Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) watches the puck as teammate Trevor Daley (83) defends against Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) and left wing James Neal (18) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 18, 2019 - 11:57 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — James Neal and Ethan Bear scored, Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Friday night to regain sole possession of the overall NHL lead. Darnell Nurse had two assists to help the Oilers improve to 7-1-0. Mike Green scored for...
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Chicago Blackhawks' Drake Caggiula (91) celebrates after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Friday, Oct 18, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
October 18, 2019 - 11:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews scored 46 seconds into overtime, Robin Lehner made 37 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Friday night. Toews drove to the net and knocked a rebound of Patrick Kane's shot from the right circle past Elvis Merzlikins to give Chicago (2...
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Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates with teammates after he scored in overtime of the team's NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 in Sunrise, Fla. The Avalanche won 5-4. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
October 18, 2019 - 11:00 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon didn't let an injury keep him off the ice. MacKinnon scored 3:03 into overtime to give the Colorado Avalanche their sixth victory in seven games this season, 5-4 over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. MacKinnon played after sustaining a leg injury Wednesday...
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Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd (26) celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 18, 2019 - 10:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Carlson added three assists to his historic start, T.J. Oshie scored two power-play goals and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 5-2 Friday night for their second consecutive home victory. Carlson assisted on one of Oshie's goals and scores by Nic Dowd and...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) brings the puck past Dallas Stars' John Klingberg (3) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
October 18, 2019 - 10:39 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins spent the offseason talking about the need to build a new identity, one predicated less on flash and more on fundamentals. The early returns are promising, no matter who happens to be on the bench on a given night. Kris Letang scored twice in the third...
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Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid celebrates a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 3:43 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Already way behind, the Philadelphia Flyers fired a franchise-record 25 shots on goal in the third period. It wasn't nearly enough to overcome another big night for Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. McDavid had a goal and four assists, Draisaitl added two goals and one...
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San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane, center, celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 17, 2019 - 2:16 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — While the Carolina Hurricanes dominated play in the first period, it was Evander Kane who put the puck in the net. Kane became the first San Jose player to score three goals in the opening period and the Sharks beat the Hurricanes 5-2 on Wednesday night for their third...
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Buffalo Sabres' Jack Eichel (9) scores past Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 17, 2019 - 2:06 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf and Anaheim's power-play unit put plenty of work in leading up to Wednesday's game against the Buffalo Sabres in trying to jump start the unit that had gone scoreless in the first six games. Getzlaf and the Ducks ended up getting their first power-play goal at...
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