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Josh Anderson’s OT tally lifts Habs past Knights in Game 3

Josh Anderson’s second goal of the game was the overtime winner, giving the host Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 comeback victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday and a 2-1 lead in their Stanley Cup playoffs semifinal series. Taking advantage of a Vegas turnover at his own blue line, Jesperi Kotkaniemi fired a long pass […]

  • Panthers C Aleksander Barkov named Selke Trophy winner

    Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov was named the NHL’s Frank J. Selke Trophy winner Friday, an annual honor given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. Barkov earned the award over finalists Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and Mark Stone of the Vegas Golden Knights. He is the […]

  • Coyotes sign British 2018 draft pick Liam Kirk

    The Arizona Coyotes signed forward Liam Kirk of England to a three-year entry-level contract, his agent announced Friday. Kirk was the first player born and trained in England to be drafted when, in 2018, Arizona made him the 189th overall selection in the seventh round. Now 22, Kirk is coming off a star performance at […]

  • As Lightning look to pad lead, Islanders search for answers

    Barry Trotz might have saved the New York Islanders’ season by making a key lineup change prior to Game 4 of a first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Two rounds later, the Islanders’ head coach might be ready to shake things up again. The offensively challenged Islanders could shuffle their lines Saturday night when they […]

  • Habs coach Dominique Ducharme tests positive for COVID-19

    Montreal Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Friday night’s Game 3 against the visiting Vegas Golden Knights. The best-of-seven Stanley Cup semifinal series is tied at 1-1. All other tests administered to the players, coaches and hockey staff from both teams came back negative, the league announced in a […]

  • Canadiens coach isolating after irregularities in COVID-19 testing

    Montreal Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme is isolating at home due to “irregularities” in his daily testing for COVID-19, the team announced Friday. The Canadiens also canceled a scheduled Friday morning video conference with Ducharme. The team said further tests will be conducted ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup semifinal series versus the […]

  • Lightning win 2-1, lead Islanders 2-1 in series

    Brayden Point scored the tiebreaking goal in the waning seconds of the second period for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who edged the New York Islanders 2-1 on Thursday in Game 3 of an NHL semifinal series in Uniondale, N.Y. The Lightning lead the best-of-seven series two games to one following their second consecutive win. Game […]

  • Golden Knights seek fast start in Game 3 vs. Canadiens

    For a team that can race like a thoroughbred, the Vegas Golden Knights are constantly leaving the starting gate slower than a plow horse. It’s a situation the Golden Knights must address when they play Game 3 of their Stanley Cup playoffs semifinal series against the host Montreal Canadiens on Friday. The Canadiens have held […]

  • Isles GM Lou Lamoriello a finalist for Gregory Award

    Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens, Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders and Bill Zito of the Florida Panthers are the finalists for the 2020-21 Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award. Balloting took place at the end of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and league general managers and a […]

  • Canes coach Rod Brind’Amour inks 3-year extension

    The Carolina Hurricanes announced a three-year contract extension Thursday for head coach Rod Brind’Amour. Brind’Amour, 50, has led the Hurricanes to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons. The extension will keep him in Raleigh, N.C., through the 2023-24 campaign. “Rod has been the driving force behind the culture change we’ve undergone here,” […]

  • Capitals re-sign three to two-way contracts

    The Washington Capitals re-signed forwards Garrett Pilon and Michael Sgarbossa along with defenseman Bobby Nardella on Thursday, all to two-year, $1.5 million contracts. For Pilon and Nardella, the first year of the deal will be a two-way contract ($750,000 NHL and $110,000 AHL) and the second year will be a one-way $750,000 contract. Under his […]

  • Carey Price stands tall in 3rd as Habs even series with Knights

    First-period goals by Joel Armia and Tyler Toffoli sparked the Montreal Canadiens to a three-goal lead, and they held on for a 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday in Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoff semifinal series at Las Vegas. Paul Byron netted the eventual game-winning goal while Carey Price made […]

  • Gerard Gallant officially tabbed as Rangers’ coach

    Gerard Gallant is now officially the head coach of the New York Rangers. The Rangers announced the move on Wednesday, with the 57-year-old Gallant reportedly receiving a four-year contract. “Gerard’s proven track record has made him one of the league’s most sought-after coaches, and we are fortunate to have him as part of the team,” […]

  • Lightning taking road success up against Islanders in Game 3

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have become accustomed to playing on the road during a historic 10-month run through two Stanley Cup playoffs, yet Thursday’s game promises to be a unique situation. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper figures to tap into some local knowledge since he is aware firsthand of the hostile environment that awaits the […]

  • Maple Leafs sign Jason Spezza, 38, to one-year extension

    The Toronto Maple Leafs signed center Jason Spezza to a one-year extension for the league minimum $750,000 on Wednesday. Spezza, who turned 38 on Sunday, will return for his 19th NHL season and his third with his hometown Maple Leafs. In 54 games in 2020-21 Spezza tallied 30 points on 10 goals and 20 assists, […]

  • Avalanche re-sign F Jayson Megna to 2-year contract

    The Colorado Avalanche re-signed forward Jayson Megna on Wednesday to a two-year contract through 2022-23. Megna, 31, split this season between the Avalanche and their AHL affiliate, the Colorado Eagles. He had two assists in seven games with the Avalanche and nine points (seven goals, two assists) in 13 games with the Eagles. The Florida […]

  • Lightning even semifinal series with win over Isles

    Victor Hedman netted one goal and one assist and Nikita Kucherov collected three assists to lead the host Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday and even their Stanley Cup playoff semifinal series. Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat and Jan Rutta also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, […]

  • Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom wins Masterton Trophy for cancer comeback

    Two months after completing cancer treatment, left winger Oskar Lindblom was back on the ice for the Philadelphia Flyers. The impressive comeback led to Lindblom being awarded the NHL’s Masterton Trophy on Tuesday. The honor is given annually to a player who best displays perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. In December 2019, Lindblom was […]

  • Islanders’ Semyon Varlamov exits briefly after collision, then returns

    New York Islanders starting goaltender Semyon Varlamov returned after briefly leaving Tuesday’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup playoff semifinals midway through the first period. Varlamov was injured when Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brayden Point was shoved into him at high speed. With the host Lightning leading 1-0 on a goal by Point a few […]

  • Canadiens look to even series with Golden Knights

    The positive elements from Monday’s loss to the Vegas Golden Knights give the Montreal Canadiens a sense of hope heading into Wednesday’s Game 2 of their Stanley Cup semifinal series in Las Vegas. As disappointing as the 4-1 loss in Game 1 was for the Canadiens, they can look at how well they played through […]

  • Knights cruise past Canadiens in semifinal opener

    Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves and Shea Theodore had a goal and an assist to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of their NHL semifinal playoff series on Monday in Las Vegas. Alec Martinez, Mattias Janmark and Nick Holden also scored goals and Reilly Smith […]

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