Auston Matthews has goal and assist, US beats Denmark 4-1 in world juniors

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 18:12:02 EDT From:

HELSINKI - Auston Matthews had a goal and an assist to lead the United States to a 4-1 victory over Denmark on Thursday in the world junior hockey championship. Matthews tied it at 1 in the first period, and Sonny Milano put the U.S. ahead in...

Friends Belichick, Julien get to work out of the same building

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:31:02 EDT From:

Friends Belichick, Julien get to work out of the same building

McDonald: Winter Classic a family affair for Condon

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:24:01 EDT From:

McDonald: Winter Classic a family affair for Condon

Canucks forward Jannik Hansen fined $2,000 for embellishment vs Lightning

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:13:01 EDT From:

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen has been fined $2,000 for embellishment during the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The NHL announced the fine on Thursday. His second citation, which triggered the fine, came w...

Rangers sign second-round draft pick Ryan Gropp to entry-level contract

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:13:01 EDT From:

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers have signed forward Ryan Gropp to an entry-level contract. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the signing of the 2015 second-round draft pick on Thursday. Gropp has skated in 32 games with the Seatt...

Canadiens’ Gallagher to return for Winter Classic

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:13:02 EDT From:

The Montreal Canadiens will have the services of forward Brendan Gallagher for the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Gallagher pronounced himself ready to play after taking part in practice at Gillette Stadium on Thursday afternoon. Montreal...

Morning 3-on-3: The top Winter Classic subplots

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:31:02 EDT From:

Morning 3-on-3: The top Winter Classic subplots

Canucks’ Hansen fined for diving/embellishment

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:12:02 EDT From:

NEW YORK -- Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today. NHL Rule 64 is designed to bring attention to and more s...

Marchand sorry for putting Bruins at ’disadvantage’

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:12:01 EDT From:

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand apologized Thursday, one day after he was suspended for three games by the NHL Department of Player Safety. Marchand was punished for clipping Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki i...

Sweden’s William Nylander to miss game against Canada at world juniors

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:13:01 EDT From:

HELSINKI - William Nylander will not play for Sweden when it faces Canada on Thursday in the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship. He hasn’t played since Switzerland’s Chris Egli levelled him with a bodycheck to the upper...

Around the League notebook for Wednesday, Dec. 30

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:12:01 EDT From:

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps Toronto 3, PITTSBURGH 2 (SO) WASHINGTON 5, Buffalo 2 New Jersey 3, OTTAWA 0 NY Rangers 5, TAMPA BAY 2 SAN JOSE 4, Philadelphia 2 CAPITALS SWEEP HOME-AND-HOME, EXTEND WINNING STREAKS The Washington C...

Joe Pavelski’s 3rd period goal helps Sharks snap 4-game home skid with 4-2 win over Flyers

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 03:13:01 EDT From:

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Joe Pavelski scored twice in the third period to help the San Jose Sharks snap a four-game home losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Wednesday night. Pavelski scored the tiebreaker just after a power play...

WHL Roundup: Hitmen snap Hurricanes’ six-game win streak with 6-4 victory

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 02:12:02 EDT From:

CALGARY - Jakob Stukel and Keegan Kanzig each scored twice as the Calgary Hitmen halted the Lethbridge Hurricanes’ six-game win streak on Wednesday with a 6-4 victory in Western Hockey League action. Jake Bean had a goal and two assists for t...

Capitals forward Beagle out for ’extended period’

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 01:12:01 EDT From:

WASHINGTON -- Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle will need surgery for an upper-body injury sustained in the second period of a 5-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Verizon Center on Wednesday. “Jay Beagle will be out for an extended period...

Backstrom, Beagle hurt in Caps' win over Sabres

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 00:45:03 EDT From:

Backstrom, Beagle hurt in Caps' win over Sabres

OHL Roundup: Bennett and Brown each score twice, Spirit down Bulldogs

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 23:12:02 EDT From:

SAGINAW, Mich. - Kris Bennett and Connor Brown each struck twice as the Saginaw Spirit toppled the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs 8-5 on Tuesday in Ontario Hockey League action. Artem Artemov, Cole Coskey and Tye Felhaber added a goal and an assi...

Winter Classic rink impresses New England Patriots

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:12:02 EDT From:

The New England Patriots on Wednesday got to see what their home field looks like ready for a hockey game. “It’s really cool there’s an ice rink right in the middle of our stadium,“ defensive end Rob Ninkovich said. “It’s pretty neat.“ Gille...

NHL partnering with RISE to combat racism

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 21:12:02 EDT From:

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The National Hockey League is partnering with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) to raise awareness and combat racism. The NHL and RISE are using the platform afforded to them by the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter ...

Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau shrugs off the bull’s-eye on his back

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:12:01 EDT From:

CALGARY - His ability to stickhandle while walking a tightrope now well known around the NHL, Johnny Gaudreau gets special attention from opposing teams in his second year in the league. The enemy’s alarm bells go off when the 22-year-old Cal...

WJC roundup: Matthews leads U.S. past Switzerland

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 19:13:02 EDT From:

HELSINKI -- Auston Matthews, the likely top pick of the 2016 NHL Draft, had two goals and two assists to lead the United States to a 10-1 victory against Switzerland in a Group A preliminary-round game at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in...