Hey, ref, that’s a hook: Players adjust game to stay out of penalty box as power plays dwindle

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 04:12:01 EDT From: NHL.com

DENVER - Matt Duchene preferred to bite his tongue on the topic of penalties and fewer whistles these days. His stitched-up lip spoke loudly, though, courtesy of a recent cross-check that didn’t result in a call or a power play. “I have to be...

Doan scores twice in 14 seconds, late goal by Murphy helps Coyotes beat Maple Leafs 3-2

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 01:12:01 EDT From: NHL.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Shane Doan scored twice in a 14-second span of the first period and assisted on the go-ahead goal, leading the Arizona Coyotes to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Connor Murphy’s shot zipped through t...

Barkov nets winner in shootout as Panthers beat Senators 2-1 for 5th straight win

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:13:02 EDT From: NHL.com

SUNRISE, Fla. - Aleksander Barkov scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the streaking Florida Panthers over the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Tuesday night. Brandon Pirri also scored a shootout goal for Florida. Roberto Luongo stopped both O...

Jake Allen makes 32 saves, Blues cool off Bruins with 2-0 victory

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:12:01 EDT From: NHL.com

BOSTON - Jake Allen stopped 32 shots for his fifth shutout, Vladimir Tarasenko and Robby Fabbri scored third-period goals and the St. Louis Blues cooled off the Boston Bruins with a 2-0 victory Tuesday night. It was only the second regulation...

’It’s big because Stammer’s big’: Guy Boucher not surprised by Stamkos hysteria

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:12:01 EDT From: NHL.com

Guy Boucher doesn’t expect the media storm surrounding the future of Steven Stamkos to die down any time soon. “It’s going to grow bigger and bigger,“ said Boucher. “It’s big because Stammer’s big.“ Stamkos is in the final year of his cont...

Five Canadian players to watch at the world junior hockey championship

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 EDT From: NHL.com

The world junior hockey championship begins on Saturday with Canada facing the United States in the preliminary round. Here are five Canadian players to keep an eye on for the duration of the tournament: MASON MCDONALD, GOALTENDER — Hockey Ca...

Canadiens return rookie McCarron to AHL IceCaps, Smith-Pelly expected back

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:12:01 EDT From: NHL.com

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens assigned rookie right winger Michael McCarron to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. Right winger Devante Smith-Pelly was expected to return from injury for a game Tuesday night i...

Flyers' Andrew MacDonald stuck in no-man's land

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EDT From: ESPN.com

Flyers' Andrew MacDonald stuck in no-man's land

Flyers' Andrew MacDonald held back by big contract

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:38:01 EDT From: ESPN.com

Flyers' Andrew MacDonald held back by big contract

Oilers’ McDavid feels ’very good’ as recovery goes on

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:12:02 EDT From: NHL.com

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid’s recovery from shoulder surgery is coming along nicely, he told TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto on Tuesday. “I feel very good; obviously that’s a question I get a lot these days,“ McDavid said. “I feel pretty go...

Flyers' Andrew MacDonald broken by big contract

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:10:02 EDT From: ESPN.com

Flyers' Andrew MacDonald broken by big contract

Morning 3-on-3: Are the Jets already finished?

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:50:03 EDT From: ESPN.com

Morning 3-on-3: Are the Jets already finished?

Werenski named U.S. captain for World Juniors

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:12:02 EDT From: NHL.com

Defenseman Zachary Werenski on Tuesday was named captain of the United States National Junior Team that will play in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland. Werenski (6-foot-2, 221 pounds), selected in the first round (No....

Around the League notebook for Monday, Dec. 21

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:12:02 EDT From: NHL.com

MONDAY RESULTS Home Team in Caps NY ISLANDERS 5, Anaheim 2 PHILADELPHIA 4, St. Louis 3 PITTSBURGH 5, Columbus 2 Washington 2, CAROLINA 1 NASHVILLE 5, Montreal 1 Dallas 6, MINNESOTA 3 Toronto 7, COLORADO 4 EDMONTON 3, Winnipeg 1 CAPITA...

Talbot stops 44 shots, Purcell scores two as Oilers win seventh straight at home

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 01:12:01 EDT From: NHL.com

EDMONTON - Cam Talbot made 44 saves and Teddy Purcell had two goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers won their seventh consecutive home game, defeating the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Monday. Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (15-18-2), ...

Talbot suspended 2 games for 'late, violent hit'

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:25:02 EDT From: ESPN.com

Talbot suspended 2 games for 'late, violent hit'

Pekka Rinne makes 35 saves as Predators win 2nd straight, beat Canadiens 5-1

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:12:02 EDT From: NHL.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Pekka Rinne made 35 saves and Nashville beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 on Monday night, giving the Predators their first winning streak in more than a month. Shea Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi and Calle ...

Medvedev scores game-winner late in 3rd, Simmonds has 2 goals to lead Flyers past Blues 4-3

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 23:12:01 EDT From: NHL.com

PHILADELPHIA - Evgeny Medvedev scored on a wrist shot with 3:13 left to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 comeback victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. Wayne Simmonds had a pair of goals and Chris VandeVelde also scored for P...

NHL suspends Bruins’ Talbot two games for interference for Tlusty hit

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 19:12:02 EDT From: NHL.com

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL has suspended Boston Bruins forward Maxime Talbot two games without pay for interference for his check to the head of New Jersey’s Jiri Tlusty. The check occurred at 14:30 of the second period of Boston’s 2-1 win over...

Bruins’ Talbot suspended two games for interference

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 18:13:02 EDT From: NHL.com

NEW YORK – Boston Bruins forward Max Talbot has been suspended for two games, without pay, for interference against New Jersey Devils forward Jiri Tlusty during NHL Game No. 494 in Boston on Sunday, Dec. 20, the National Hockey League’s Department...