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  • NHL roundup: Panthers top Golden Knights in OT
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, January 20, 2018

    Defenseman Aaron Ekblad scored his eighth goal of the season 40 seconds into overtime to give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla.

    • Vegas goaltender Malcolm Subban, who finished with 22 saves, stopped a backhand shot by Aleksander Barkov with his glove but the puck then fluttered near the crossbar, where Golden Knights center William Karlsson swatted it right to Ekblad in the slot. The fourth-year veteran fired it past Subban for the game-winner.

      Barkov had a goal and two assists and Jamie McGinn and Evgenii Dadonov also scored goals for Florida. James Reimer, starting his 17th consecutive game and playing in his 19th consecutive game in goal for the Panthers, finished with 33 saves.

      Karlsson, David Perron and James Neal scored for Western Conference-leading Vegas, which drew within one point of Tampa Bay for best record in the NHL.

      Canadiens 3, Capitals 2

      Max Pacioretty finished with two goals and an assist, and Paul Byron scored the tie-breaking goal midway through the third period as Montreal won at Washington.

      Pacioretty's first goal gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead in the second period but his assist in the third helped Montreal snap a three-game losing streak.

      Ducks 2, Kings 1

      Ryan Kesler's tip-in at 12:21 of the third period Friday night snapped a tie and led Anaheim to a 2-1 win over Los Angeles at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

      It was the third goal this season for Kesler, who got a piece of Francois Beauchemin's point blast as Anaheim tied its southern California rival with 53 points, just one out of a playoff spot. It was Los Angeles' sixth consecutive loss.

      --Field Level Media

  • Rangers D Shattenkirk to undergo knee surgery
    By Field Level Media / Friday, January 19, 2018

    New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk will undergo surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee, the team announced Friday.

    • Shattenkirk, who has been dealing with the knee injury since late September, will be sidelined indefinitely after Monday's surgery.

      Shattenkirk, who signed a four-year contract, $26.6 million with the Rangers on July 1, has played in all 46 games this season, registering 23 points (five goals, 18 assists). He had no goals and eight assists in 30 games since Nov. 6, and just one point since Dec. 19.

      Shattenkirk played 17:17 and did not have a point in New York's 4-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.

      The 28-year-old Shattenkirk said at practice Friday that he has been playing with knee pain all season.

      "It's tough," Shattenkirk said. "I think thinking about this year, you want everything to go perfectly. I think I've been trying to battle through this for a lot of reasons and when it came down to it ... you have to think about yourself."

      Shattenkirk said he hopes to rehab in time to be back with the Rangers before the end of the season.

      "I think this is the first step to get back to where I am and come back and have a meaningful impact on this team down the stretch," he said.

      The Rangers recalled defenseman Tony DeAngelo and forward Daniel Catenacci from Hartford of the American Hockey League. Forward Lias Andersson was assigned to Hartford.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL roundup: Avalanche roll to 8th win in row
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Nathan MacKinnon scored twice and added an assist as the Colorado Avalanche won their eighth consecutive game, a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night in Denver. Colorado last won eight straight games during the 2005-06 season.

    • Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier, who has been carrying the load while starter Semyon Varlamov is on the shelf due to injury, won his career-best seventh consecutive start with a 45-save performance. However, there were some tense moments as the Avalanche saw a 4-0 lead nearly completely evaporate at the Pepsi Center.

      Thanks to MacKinnon, Colorado had just enough offensive punch. The first overall pick in the 2013 draft scored a pair of first-period goals just 58 seconds apart to give his team an early edge. He also had a hand in Mikko Rantanen's goal 94 seconds into the middle frame that gave Colorado a four-goal lead.

      MacKinnon has scored in four consecutive games and is riding an eight-game point scoring spree in which he has collected seven goals and 17 points. Rantanen also had a three-point game.

      Bruins 5, Islanders 2

      Patrice Bergeron recorded his third career hat trick by scoring in each period, and the Boston gained at least a point for the 15th straight game by rolling to a victory in New York.

      Brad Marchand added an empty-net goal and set up Bergeron's first and third goals. Ryan Spooner had the tiebreaking goal and an assist, and David Krejci had two assists.

      Bergeron's big night helped the Bruins improve to 11-0-4 in their past 15 games. It is the longest streak in the NHL this season and Boston's longest since going 15-0-1 from March 2-30, 2014.

      Devils 4, Capitals 3 (OT)

      Taylor Hall scored 34 seconds into overtime, and New Jersey regrouped after blowing a two-goal lead to claim a win over Washington in Newark, N.J.

      Hall is riding a six-game point streak in which he has netted five goals and six assists. The Devils won their second game in a row.

      Hall netted the winner in dynamic fashion, first chipping the puck past a defender for a breakaway and then lifting a top-corner shot past Washington goaltender Braden Holtby.

      Blue Jackets 2, Stars 1 (SO)

      Artemi Panarin scored the deciding goal in a shootout as Columbus beat Dallas in Columbus, Ohio, to snap a two-game losing streak.

      Panarin was the only one of the six shooters to find the net in the tiebreaker. Columbus goaltender Joonas Korpisalo turned away all three Dallas shots, including the final one by Tyler Seguin to clinch the win.

      Jordan Schroeder and Tyler Motte, two players who have spent the majority of the season in the AHL, combined for the Blue Jackets' lone goal in regulation, in the first period. Dallas tied the game on an Alexander Radulov goal with 2:05 remaining in the third period.

      Rangers 4, Sabres 3

      Rick Nash scored a pair of goals and assisted on the winner as host New York edged Buffalo.

      Nash now has four goals in his last two games after going 12 contests without scoring.

      J.T. Miller also scored for the Rangers, who have won two straight games for the first time in almost a month. The Sabres took their sixth loss in the past seven games.

      Blues 4, Senators 1

      Scoring three second-period goals, St. Louis added to host Ottawa's season-long woes.

      Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo and Brayden Schenn gave St. Louis all the offense it needed in the middle period as the Blues won their second straight game. Carter Hutton made 20 saves to pick up the victory.

      Bobby Ryan cut the Senators' deficit to 3-1 late in the second period, but Alexander Steen's empty-net goal in the final minutes sealed the win.

      Golden Knights 4, Lightning 1

      David Perron had a goal and an assist and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots to lead Western Conference-leading Vegas past Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla.

      James Neal, Nate Schmidt and William Karlsson also scored goals for Vegas, which snapped a two-game losing streak, its longest since Nov. 28-30.

      Ondrej Palat ended a 21-game goalless streak with a second-period, power-play tally for Tampa Bay, which was coming out of its bye week. Andrei Vasilevskiy, the NHL leader in wins (27) and shutouts (six), made 26 saves but has now surrendered 19 goals in his last four games.

      Flyers 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT)

      Sean Couturier scored the game-winning goal 18 seconds into overtime as Philadelphia rallied to beat visiting Toronto.

      Nolan Patrick and Wayne Simmonds also scored for the Flyers, who honored Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros by retiring his No. 88 jersey in an emotional ceremony before the game.

      Flyers backup goaltender Michal Neuvirth made 29 saves in his first start since Jan. 7. Connor Brown and Frederik Gauthier each scored second-period goals for the Maple Leafs, who blew a 2-0 lead.

      Predators 3, Coyotes 2 (SO)

      Craig Smith's goal in the fourth round of a shootout gave Nashville a win over visiting Arizona.

      Kyle Turris also scored in the shootout for Nashville, while Nick Cousins tallied for Arizona. Oliver Ekman-Larsson's attempt in the fourth round was stopped by Pekka Rinne, leading to Smith's game-winner.

      Nashville forced overtime when Ryan Ellis ripped a slapper past Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta at 17:24 of the third period for his second goal of the season. Raanta made 37 saves, while Rinne stopped 27 of 29 shots in the Predators' fourth consecutive victory.

      Penguins 3, Kings 1

      Patric Hornqvist scored twice and goalie Casey DeSmith stopped 28 shots to record the win in his first NHL start as Pittsburgh won at Los Angeles.

      DeSmith was in net because No. 1 goalie Matt Murray took a leave due to the death of his father and Tristan Jarry needed a breather after starting the past five games, including a Wednesday night defeat in Anaheim.

      Hornqvist opened the scoring on the game's first shot just 43 seconds into the affair with a tally that Kings goalie Jonathan Quick simply flubbed. After the Kings' Adrian Kempe tied the game in the second period, Evgeni Malkin netted the game-winner 26 seconds into the third period. Hornqvist added a power-play tally at 10:21 of the third.

      --Field Level Media

  • Panarin scores in shootout as Blue Jackets edge Stars
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Artemi Panarin scored the deciding goal in a shootout as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Thursday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, to snap a two-game losing streak.

    • Panarin was the only one of the six shooters to find the net in the tiebreaker. Columbus goaltender Joonas Korpisalo turned away all three Dallas shots, including the final one by Tyler Seguin to clinch the win.

      Jordan Schroeder and Tyler Motte, two players who have spent the majority of the season in the AHL, combined for the Blue Jackets' lone goal in regulation. Korpisalo, Columbus's backup netminder, made sure that tally was enough until the final minutes of regulation.

      Schroeder, who was recalled from the AHL's Cleveland Barons on Dec. 13, put the Columbus on top at the 12:23 mark of the opening period when he capitalized on a deflected clearing attempt and banged in the loose puck from the slot for his first goal as a Blue Jacket. Motte, who was recalled from Cleveland on Thursday, was granted an assist on the score.

      Dallas' Alexander Radulov tied the game with 2:05 remaining in the third period off assists by John Klingberg and Jamie Benn. A spectacular glove save by Ben Bishop with 30 seconds remaining kept it that way and allowed the Stars to secure one point in the match.

      Dallas saw its two-game road win streak snapped. Since the Stars were beaten 2-1 by the Blue Jackets in Dallas on Jan. 2, they had won four of five games, with a six-day break in the middle.

      The Blue Jackets had lost their past two matches at Buffalo and to Vancouver, the worst two teams in the NHL.

      Korpisalo turned away 35 shots and denied Dallas on four power plays. Bishop stopped 25 shots and did not allow a goal in three Columbus power plays, including one during overtime.

      Next up for Dallas is a road match at Buffalo on Saturday afternoon. Columbus has four days off before playing at Las Vegas on Tuesday.

      --Field Level Media

  • Flyers retire Lindros' No. 88
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, January 18, 2018

    The Philadelphia Flyers retired Eric Lindros' No. 88 during a pregame ceremony Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

    • Lindros stood at center ice and watched as an orange-and-white banner with his name and number was lifted toward the rafters. He became the sixth player in franchise history to have his number retired, joining fellow Hockey Hall of Famers Bernie Parent (No. 1), Mark Howe (No. 2), Bill Barber (No. 7) and Bobby Clarke (No. 16) as well as Barry Ashbee (No. 4).

      Now 44 years old, Lindros played his first eight seasons in Philadelphia and was selected to six All-Star Games during that span. He scored at least 40 goals four times with the Flyers and is the franchise's all-time leader with 1.35 points per game.

      During the 1994-95 season, Lindros won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. He helped the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Final two seasons later, but the club was swept by the Detroit Red Wings.

      Lindros finished his career with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars. He amassed 372 career goals and 865 career points in 760 games, including 290 goals and 659 points in 486 goals with Philadelphia.

      Multiple concussions prevented Lindros from achieving more in his career. He retired at age 34 in 2007.

      --Field Level Media

  • Penguins G Murray out after death of father
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray will be out indefinitely after the death of his father, the team announced Wednesday.

    • Murray, 23, returned home to Thunder Bay, Ontario, on Friday to attend to what was called a personal matter and had returned to the team Tuesday.

      "The Pittsburgh Penguins offer our deepest condolences to Matt Murray and his family on the passing of Matt's father, James Murray, yesterday in Ontario," the Penguins said in a statement. "Matt is returning home from the west coast and will miss an indefinite period of time to be with his family."

      Murray is 15-12-1 in 31 games this season with a .903 save percentage and 2.93 goals-against average. In three seasons with the Penguins, including Stanley Cup championships the last two years, he is 56-24-6 with a .918 save percentage and 2.52 goals-against average.

      Tristan Jarry, 22, takes over again for Murray, who missed time earlier this season due to a lower-body injury. The 22-year-old Jarry is 9-3-2 with a .923 save percentage and 2.33 goals-against average.

      The Penguins (24-19-3) started a three-game road trip Wednesday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL roundup: Dunn, Blues top Leafs in OT
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Vince Dunn netted the overtime winner after the Blues scored in the final minute to tie the game, and St. Louis escaped with a 2-1 victory over the host Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

    • Carter Hutton made 30 saves for the Blues, the biggest coming just before the winning goal when he denied William Nylander on a breakaway.

      Soon after, Dunn zipped away from his own zone with the puck to create a two-on-one rush. He elected to shoot instead of passing and cleanly beat Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen on the blocker side at 1:43 for his fourth goal of the season.

      The win snaps a three-game losing streak for St. Louis, which tied the game on an Alexander Steen goal with 57 seconds left in regulation. Toronto's Connor Brown scored a short-handed goal midway through the third period.

      Predators 1, Golden Knights 0

      Juuse Saros made 43 saves for his third shutout in only 12 starts this season as Nashville blanked visiting Vegas.

      With its entire first line out of action by game's end, Nashville avenged two earlier losses to its expansion opponent and moved within a point of idle Winnipeg for first place in the Central Division.

      Kevin Fiala provided the only goal at 8:00 of the third period with his first tally since Dec. 21 against Carolina.

      Sharks 3, Coyotes 2 (SO)

      Goalie Aaron Dell was perfect in his first NHL shootout, and Joe Pavelski scored the lone showdown goal to earn San Jose a 3-2 victory over Arizona in Glendale, Ariz.

      The Sharks blew a two-goal lead, but Dell's performance against Arizona shooters Clayton Keller, Brendan Perlini and Derek Stepan made Pavelski's marker the winner. Dell also made 30 saves through regulation and overtime.

      San Jose is riding a three-game winning streak, and two of those victories came in extra time against the last-place Coyotes. The Sharks' first goal Tuesday came from Joe Thornton, the 395th of his career, tying him with Pierre Larouche, Cam Neely and Markus Naslund for 98th on the NHL's all-time list. Thornton is 17th on the all-time points list with 1,423.

      Devils 4, Islanders 1

      Damon Severson scored twice in a span of 1:26 in the second period as New Jersey ended a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 win at New York.

      Kyle Palmieri and Taylor Hall also scored for the Devils, who netted the final four goals to earn their first win since Dec. 27. New Jersey went 0-3-3 during its skid.

      New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid, who drew the start when Cory Schneider was scratched due to illness, recorded 25 saves.

      Stars 4, Red Wings 2

      Jason Spezza scored two power-play goals and Dallas won for the eighth time in 11 games by downing host Detroit.

      Radek Faksa and Martin Hanzal also scored for the Stars, while John Klingberg and Alexander Radulov contributed two assists apiece. Ben Bishop stopped 13 shots in the victory.

      Andreas Athanasiou had a goal for Detroit and assisted on Trevor Daley's goal.

      Rangers 5, Flyers 1

      Rick Nash scored two goals and New York had little trouble dispatching visiting Philadelphia.

      J.T. Miller, Paul Carey and Michael Grabner also scored for the Rangers, who had struggled mightily in their previous two home games, a 5-2 loss to Chicago on Jan. 3 and a 7-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday.

      The Rangers are 4-5-2 over their last 11 games.

      --Field Level Media

  • Predators place F Arvidsson on IR
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    The Nashville Predators placed forward Viktor Arvidsson on injured reserve Tuesday due to a lower-body injury.

    • Arvidsson suffered the injury during Monday's practice and was helped off the ice by two trainers. He participated in Tuesday's morning skate before the decision was made to put him on the IR.

      Nashville announced it recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League to fill the roster opening.

      Arvidsson ranks third on the Predators with 13 goals and 27 points.

      The injury to Arvidsson comes when Nashville is already without leading scorer Filip Forsberg (34 points) because of a broken hand.

      Gaudreau had three assists in 18 games with the Predators earlier this season. He has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 21 games for Milwaukee.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL roundup: Stars' Seguin sinks former club in OT
    By Field Level Media / Monday, January 15, 2018

    Tyler Seguin beat his old team Monday with a wrister at 2:59 into overtime, giving the Dallas Stars a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.

    • Seguin's 22nd goal of the season was set up by John Klingberg and Jamie Benn. For Klingberg, it was his 35th assist, tops among all defenseman. It was Benn's second helper of the game.

      With the win, the Stars begin a four-game road trip through the Eastern Conference with a two-point day.

      The Bruins forced overtime with Ryan Spooner's fifth goal off a point blast at 11:21 of the third period. Kari Lehtonen made the initial save on Spooner's shot, but the puck appeared to bounce off a Stars defender and trickled just past the goal line.

      Lehtonen was solid most of the game, though, coming up with 30 saves to earn the win. Anton Khudobin was saddled with the defeat for Boston after stopping 29 of 32 shots.

      Islanders 5, Canadiens 4 (OT)

      Mathew Barzal scored once in a three-point game and John Tavares netted the overtime winner in a two-goal outing as New York claimed a 5-4 win in Montreal.

      Islanders backup goalie Thomas Greiss stopped 52 shots for his first victory in nearly a month as the Islanders claimed a third straight win.

      Avalanche 3, Ducks 1

      Nathan MacKinnon continues to score and Colorado is now riding a seven-game winning streak thanks to a 3-1 victory over Anaheim in Denver.

      MacKinnon's tally midway through the second period served as the winner and capped a wild stretch at the Pepsi Center. Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier was under siege but made a series of stops - including a fantastic desperation diving save on Ryan Kesler - seconds before MacKinnon used a defender as a screen as he whipped home a shot from the slot for his 20th goal of the season.

      Sharks 4, Kings 1

      Chris Tierney had a goal and an assist for his fourth multi-point performance of the season and San Jose took a 4-1 win over Los Angeles at Staples Center.

      Barclay Goodrow, Mikkel Boedker and Joe Thornton also scored for the Sharks, who won their second consecutive game. San Jose improved to 3-1-0 against the Kings in the final meeting of the regular season between the teams.

      Trevor Lewis scored the Kings' lone goal. Los Angeles lost its fourth game in a row, matching its worst streak of the season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Golden Knights sign D Engelland to one-year extension
    By Field Level Media / Monday, January 15, 2018

    The Vegas Golden Knights signed defenseman Deryk Engelland to a one-year extension worth $1.5 million.

    • The deal for the 35-year-old will run through the end of the 2018-19 campaign. He is making $1 million in salary for the 2017-18 season.

      Engelland joined the Golden Knights this offseason from the Calgary Flames via the expansion draft and is on pace for his best NHL season. Averaging a career-high 19:39 minutes per game, he has 13 points through 41 games, four short of his personal best in a single season. Engelland is also tied for 28th in the league with 83 blocked shots.

      In 510 career games with Vegas, Calgary and Pittsburgh, Engelland has 25 goals, 74 points and 516 penalty minutes.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL notebook: Suspension ends Cogliano's 830-game streak
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, January 14, 2018

    The fourth-longest consecutive-games-played streak in NHL history will come to an end after the league announced Sunday that Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano has been suspended two games due to an illegal hit to the head.

    • Cogliano's 830-game streak began in 2007 and was placed in jeopardy on Saturday when he drew an interference penalty for the high hit on Los Angeles Kings forward Adrian Kempe during the first period of the 4-2 victory.

      Cogliano will forfeit $32,258.06 to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. He will miss Monday's road game against the Colorado Avalanche and Wednesday's home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

      Former Montreal Canadiens center Doug Jarvis holds the consecutive-games record of 964 from 1975-87. Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle (676) replaces Cogliano as the active leader.

      --The Calgary Flames placed veteran right wing Jaromir Jagr on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. The move is retroactive to Dec. 31.

      Jagr, 45, has a goal and six assists in 22 games since signing with the Flames on a one-year, $1 million deal in October. He was placed on injured reserve earlier this season after suffering a lower-body injury against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 21.

      The move to injured reserve is expected to mark the end of Jagr's time with the Flames as reports surfaced last week that he and the team were "working on an exit" for the future Hall of Famer. In a corresponding move, Calgary recalled forward Ryan Lomberg from AHL's Stockton for his first stint in the NHL.

      --The Montreal Canadiens received good news when center Phillip Danault was released from the hospital a day after getting hit in the head by a puck shot by Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara.

      Danault will continue his recovery at home, according to a team announcement.

      The incident took place with 1:37 remaining in the second period Saturday night. Chara blasted one from the blue line, hitting Danault, who was standing at the top of the faceoff circle, on the right side of his head off his helmet. The 24-year-old fell to the ice and appeared to be unconscious as trainers rushed to his aid, and he was transported to the hospital.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL roundup: Flames stay red-hot, win 7th straight
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, January 14, 2018

    Dougie Hamilton scored twice to lead the red-hot Calgary Flames to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., their seventh consecutive win.

    • Goalie Mike Smith stopped 38 shots for the Flames, who go into their bye week after running the table on a four-game road trip and vaulting into second place in the Pacific Division.

      Johnny Gaudreau, who had a pair of helpers, is riding a seven-game point streak, in which he's collected two goals and 11 assists, while Hamilton is on a five-game run with four goals and six points.

      Flames captain Mark Giordano was handed a match penalty and game misconduct after hitting Sebastian Aho and knocking him from the game, which might result in a suspension.

      Canucks 3, Wild 2 (OT)

      Brandon Sutter's overtime goal gave Vancouver a 3-2 comeback victory over Minnesota in St. Paul.

      Sutter was a hero in his first game back after missing 21 games with a problem in his mid-section. He took Alex Edler's long pass from behind the net just outside the Wild blue line, eluded a defender, and beat Devan Dubnyk with a shot from the slot.

      Penguins 5, Rangers 2

      Phil Kessel's second-period wrister beat Henrik Lundqvist and accounted for his 700th career NHL point and the decisive tally in Pittsburgh's 5-2 victory against New York at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

      Kessel's goal, his 20th of the season, was the Penguins' second goal in a span of 1:15 after Dominik Simon's first tally of the season at 13:15 of the second tied the game at 2. Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Carl Hagelin each added a goal for the Penguins, who rattled off their fourth straight victory and improved to 5-1-0 since the calendar flipped.

      Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 0

      Petr Mrazek stopped all 27 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season and the 12th of his career, and Detroit cruised past host Chicago.

      Dylan Larkin, Mike Green, Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi each scored as Detroit snapped a two-game skid. The Red Wings shut out an opponent for the second time in 43 games.

      Chicago was held scoreless for the third time this season. The Blackhawks have lost two of their past three games.

      --Field Level Media

  • Suspension ends games-played streak of Ducks F Cogliano
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, January 14, 2018

    The fourth-longest consecutive-games-played streak in NHL history will come to an end after the league announced that Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano has been suspended two games due to an illegal hit to the head.

    • Cogliano's 830-game streak began in 2007 and was placed in jeopardy on Saturday when he drew an interference penalty for the high hit on Los Angeles Kings forward Adrian Kempe during the first period of the 4-2 victory.

      "In addition to the lateness of the hit, what elevates this check to merit supplemental discipline is the substantial head contact and the significant force," the NHL said in a video explanation.

      Cogliano will forfeit $32,258.06 to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. He will miss Monday's road game against the Colorado Avalanche and Wednesday's home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

      Former Montreal Canadiens center Doug Jarvis holds the consecutive-games record of 964 from 1975-87. Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle (676) replaces Cogliano as the active leader.

      Cogliano, who has five goals and 18 points in 44 games this season, agreed to a three-year, $9.75 million extension with the Ducks on Friday.

      --Field Level Media

  • Flames place RW Jagr on IR
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, January 14, 2018

    The Calgary Flames placed veteran right wing Jaromir Jagr on injured reserve Sunday with a lower-body injury. The move is retroactive to Dec. 31.

    • Jagr, 45, has a goal and six assists in 22 games since signing with the Flames on a one-year, $1 million deal in October. He was placed on injured reserve earlier this season after suffering a lower-body injury against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 21.

      In a corresponding move, Calgary recalled forward Ryan Lomberg from AHL's Stockton for his first stint in the NHL. The 23-year-old has four goals, seven assists and 82 penalty minutes in 33 games with the Heat this season.

      The move to injured reserve is expected to mark the end of Jagr's time with the Flames as reports surfaced last week that he and the team were "working on an exit" for the future Hall of Famer.

      After averaging 17 minutes of ice time with the Florida Panthers last season, scoring 16 goals and tallying 30 assists, Jagr has averaged just over 13 minutes per game with the Flames, getting the majority of his shifts on the fourth line.

      --Field Level Media

  • Canadiens C Danault released from hospital
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, January 14, 2018

    The Montreal Canadiens received good news on Sunday when center Phillip Danault was released from the hospital a day after getting hit in the head by a puck shot by Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara.

    • Danault will continue his recovery at home, according to a team announcement.

      The incident took place with 1:37 remaining in the second period Saturday night. Chara blasted one from the blue line, hitting Danault, who was standing at the top of the faceoff circle, on the right side of his head off his helmet. The 24-year-old fell to the ice and appeared to be unconscious as trainers rushed to his aid.

      Danault was moving and speaking to the medical staff before he was stretchered off the ice and taken to the hospital, where he remained overnight.

      The CBC broadcast had Chara's shot clocked at 123.2 kilometers per hour, which converts to 76.5 mph.

      The game was halted for intermission after Danault was injured, and the extra 1:37 was added to the start of the third period. The Bruins went on to win 4-3 in a shootout.

      --Field Level Media

  • Canadiens' Danault to remain hospitalized after shot to head
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, January 14, 2018

    The Saturday game between the Boston Bruins and the Canadiens had a scary moment when Montreal's Phillip Danault was hit in the head by a puck shot by Boston captain Zdeno Chara and was taken off the ice via stretcher.

    • According to the Canadiens, Danault was taken to hospital but was awake and moving. He was to remain hospitalized overnight.

      "Reports are good," Montreal coach Claude Julien said postgame.

      The incident took place with 1:37 remaining in the second period. Chara, who possesses one of the hardest shots in the league, blasted one from the blue line, hitting Danault, who was standing at the top of the faceoff circle, on the right side of his head off his helmet. The 24-year-old fell to the ice and appeared to be unconscious as trainers rushed to his aid.

      Danault was moving and speaking to the medical staff before he was stretchered off the ice.

      The CBC broadcast had Chara's shot clocked at 123.2 kilometers per hour, which converts to 76.5 mph.

      The game was halted for intermission after Danault was injured, and the extra 1:37 was added to the start of the third period. The Bruins went on to win 4-3 in a shootout.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL roundup: Couturier scores two more in Flyers' win
    By Field Level Media / Sunday, January 14, 2018

    Sean Couturier remained red hot Saturday night by scoring two goals, including the tiebreaking tally late in the second period, as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the reeling New Jersey Devils 5-3 in Newark, N.J.

    • The two-goal game was the third in a row for Couturier, who has nine goals in his past seven games and 25 goals overall this season. His previous single-season high for goals was 15 in 2014-15.

      Wayne Simmonds scored in the second period, and Travis Konecny and Michael Raffl added insurance goals in the third period for the Flyers, who have won four straight. Goalie Brian Elliott recorded 26 saves.

      The Devils have lost six straight.

      Wild 4, Jets 1

      Matt Dumba scored two goals while Mikael Granlund added a goal and an assist as host Minnesota beat Winnipeg.

      The Wild came out strong early, thanks to a 23-shot first period where it took an early 1-0 lead, and Winnipeg couldn't come back.

      Winnipeg's Mathieu Perreault scored 47 seconds into the third period, but Dumba answered with goals at 6:23 and 13:32.

      Islanders 7, Rangers 2

      Anthony Beauvillier and Mathew Barzal each scored twice in the all-New York clash at Madison Square Garden.

      Beauvillier ran his season tally up to seven goals, while Barzal now leads all NHL rookies with 15. Barzal also had three assists in the contest.

      Jordan Eberle contributed four assists in the Islanders' second straight win following a season-high, five-game losing streak.

      Penguins 4, Red Wings 1

      Evgeni Malkin scored two goals and assisted on two more to lead Pittsburgh to a home victory over Detroit.

      Malkin has scored five goals over the last three games.

      Phil Kessel supplied a goal and two assists, and Sidney Crosby contributed a goal and an assist.

      Bruins 4, Canadiens 3 (SO)

      Brad Marchand scored the winning goal in the fourth round of a shootout, and Boston continued its roll with a win over host Montreal.

      The Bruins have gone more than a month without losing in regulation time, producing a 9-0-3 record in that span, with the latest win coming against their former head coach, Claude Julien.

      The game also had a scary incident when Montreal's Phillip Danault was hit in the head by a puck shot by Boston captain Zdeno Chara and was taken off the ice via stretcher. According to the Canadiens, Danault was taken to hospital but was awake and moving. He was to remain hospitalized overnight.

      Ducks 4, Kings 2

      Ondrej Kase had a career night with two goals and an assist as Anaheim hung on for a victory at rival Los Angeles.

      Ducks goalie John Gibson made 23 saves to collect the win, though his team nearly blew a three-goal lead. In a game that featured three fights in the first 2 1/2 minutes of play, the real heavyweight was Kase, the 22-year-old who was drafted in the seventh round in 2014.

      Ryan Kesler and Corey Perry also scored for Anaheim. Los Angeles got goals from Nick Shore and Anze Kopitar.

      Sharks 6, Coyotes 5 (OT)

      Marc-Edouard Vlasic's wrist shot at 2:42 of overtime gave host San Jose a victory over Arizona.

      It was the fifth goal of the season for Vlasic, with Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton picking up assists to finish with three-point nights. San Jose's Joonas Donskoi forced overtime with his second goal of the night at 19:44 of the third period with goalie Aaron Dell off the ice for a sixth skater.

      The teams combined for six goals in just over eight minutes of a wild first period that saw San Jose coach Peter DeBoer pull Martin Jones after the goalie allowed three goals on only six shots.

      Oilers 3, Golden Knights 2 (OT)

      Darnell Nurse scored on a wrist shot 53 seconds into overtime as Edmonton notched a win in Las Vegas.

      Edmonton beat first-place Vegas for the second time this season. Nurse also had two goals Friday, including the third-period game-winner in Edmonton's 4-2 victory over Arizona.

      Cam Talbot stopped 34 of 36 shots to earn the win for the Oilers, who killed off all six Golden Knights power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury saved 27 shots for Vegas.

      Avalanche 4, Stars 1

      Nathan MacKinnon scored the deciding goal with 13:27 to play, and Jonathan Bernier turned away 27 shots to earn his fifth consecutive win as visiting Colorado defeated Dallas.

      Colorado won its sixth straight outing and has gained at least one point in 12 of its past 15 games. Alexander Kerfoot had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who also got tallies from Blake Comeau and Mark Barberio.

      Jamie Benn collected the Stars' lone goal.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL roundup: Beagle, Caps nip 'Canes in last seconds
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, January 13, 2018

    Jay Beagle scored with 1.2 seconds remaining to lift the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday in Raleigh, N.C.

    • Beagle, who snapped a 14-game scoring drought, skated down the right side of the ice and seemed to surprise Carolina goaltender Cam Ward after Nicklas Backstrom delivered the puck from the other side of the ice.

      Carolina led late in the third period before Washington's Brett Connolly scored unassisted with 3:08 remaining to even the score at 3. Connolly converted off a turnover by Hurricanes defenseman Noah Hanifin.

      Jeff Skinner scored 1:49 into the third period to give Carolina a 3-2 lead. Washington's Alex Ovechkin scored his 28th goal of the season, and teammate Lars Eller scored a goal for the fourth game in a row.

      Blackhawks 2, Jets 1

      David Kampf scored his first NHL goal to make his 23rd birthday truly worth celebrating, and goaltender Jeff Glass stopped 31 shots to lead Chicago past visiting Winnipeg.

      Kampf also collected an assist to net his first career two-point game. Glass improved his record for the Blackhawks to 3-1-1.

      Kampf broke a scoreless deadlock nearly five minutes into the second period, and Jan Rutta doubled the lead late in the middle period. Patrik Laine scored unassisted for the Jets at 16:19 of the third period.

      Canucks 5, Blue Jackets 2

      Brendan Gaunce's power-play goal in the second period proved to be the winner as the Vancouver won in Columbus, Ohio.

      Gaunce scored only his second goal in the past two seasons. He went all of 2016-17 without scoring. Sven Baertschi, Erik Gudbranson, Alexander Edler and Jake Virtanen added goals for the Canucks, who posted their third win in the past 16 games.

      Seth Jones and Scott Harrington each scored for the Blue Jackets, who took their second consecutive loss.

      Oilers 4, Coyotes 2

      Darnell Nurse's second goal of the game completed Edmonton's comeback from an early two-goal deficit en route to a win in Glendale, Ariz.

      Oilers goalie Al Montoya, who entered in relief after starting netminder Cam Talbot surrendered two goals in just over three minutes of play, stopped all 19 shots he faced to earn his first victory for the club that acquired him via trade from the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 4.

      Nurse netted the winner at 3:57 of the third period when he unloaded a slap shot from the top of the left circle that cleanly beat Arizona goalie Antti Raanta. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' empty-net goal with 20 seconds left sealed the victory.

      Flames 4, Panthers 2

      Calgary, led by backup goalie David Rittich, extended its season-best win streak to six games, earning the victory in Sunrise, Fla.

      A 25-year-old native of the Czech Republic who was playing just the sixth NHL game of his career, Rittich stopped 41 shots and improved to 4-1-1.

      Calgary got goals from Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk, Johnny Gaudreau and Mikael Backlund. Florida's Evgenii Dadonov ended a slump by posting his eighth and ninth goals of the season.

      --Field Level Media

  • Blue Jackets assign Korpisalo, Motte to AHL
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, January 13, 2018

    The Columbus Blue Jackets assigned goaltender Joonas Korpisalo and center Tyler Motte to the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL after the team's 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.

    • The move will serve as a conditioning assignment for Korpisalo during the Blue Jackets' five-day break between games, the team announced. Columbus will return to action on Thursday night against the Dallas Stars.

      Korpisalo, 23, is 4-4-0 with a 3.10 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage as Columbus' backup goaltender this season. He has started eight games, compared with 38 starts for No. 1 netminder Sergei Bobrovsky.

      During parts of three NHL seasons, Korpisalo is 27-20-5 with a 2.75 GAA and .913 save percentage. He also has appeared in four AHL games this season and 40 AHL games in his career.

      Motte, 22, has three goals and one assist in 29 games with the Blue Jackets. He also has appeared in eight games with Cleveland, notching five goals and two assists.

      --Field Level Media

  • Lightning lose D Hedman for up to six weeks
    By Field Level Media / Friday, January 12, 2018

    Tampa Bay Lightning All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman will miss three to six weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced Friday.

    • Hedman was injured on Thursday when Calgary Flames winger Garnet Hathaway slammed into his left knee when the two were seeking the puck. Hedman immediately began limping and was helped off the ice at the next stoppage in play.

      The injury means Hedman will miss the All-Star Game, slated for Jan. 28 in Tampa.

      Hedman has been one of the top defensemen in the NHL this season, with six goals and 33 points in 44 games.

      The 27-year-old Hedman has 334 career points (71 goals, 263 assists) in nine seasons with the Lightning.

      Tampa Bay (31-10-3) owns the most points (65) in the NHL entering Friday's play.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL roundup: Hurricanes end Caps' home win streak
    By Field Level Media / Friday, January 12, 2018

    Victor Rask scored a tiebreaking, unassisted goal with 9:06 left in regulation, and Sebastian Aho added an empty-net goal as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the host Washington Capitals 3-1 on Thursday.

    • The Hurricanes snapped a three-game losing streak, while the Capitals saw their five-game winning streak end. Washington had won 10 straight at home, the longest streak of that type in the NHL this season.

      Jordan Staal also scored for Carolina, which got 27 saves from goalie Scott Darling. Lars Ellers collected Washington's only goal.

      Flames 5, Lightning 1

      Johnny Gaudreau, Micheal Ferland and Mark Jankowski each had a goal and an assist as visiting Calgary topped NHL-leading Tampa Bay.

      Making the night even worse for the Lightning was losing defenseman Victor Hedman due to a lower-body injury midway through the second period. Hedman, one of the NHL's best blue-liners, collided with Calgary forward Garnet Hathaway as they went to play the puck, and Hedman's left leg twisted awkwardly.

      Mike Smith was sensational in Calgary's net for the first half of the game in his 33-save performance at Amalie Arena, including a penalty shot stop on Cedric Paquette.

      Sabres 3, Blue Jackets 1

      Kyle Okposo and Jack Eichel each notched a goal and an assist, and rookie goalie Linus Ullmark stopped 44 shots to lead host Buffalo past Columbus.

      The Sabres recorded their first victory of 2018, snapping a five-game losing skid as they enter their bye week. Benoit Pouliot also scored for Buffalo.

      Ullmark lost his shutout bid late in the game on an Artemi Panarin goal, but he was tremendous all night, stopping 33 shots over the final two periods while the Blue Jackets pushed.

      --Field Level Media

  • Sabres' Bogosian to miss 4-6 weeks
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, January 11, 2018

    Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian will miss four to six weeks with an injury to his lower left leg, coach Phil Housley said Thursday.

    • Bogosian was hurt in practice Tuesday at KeyBank Center in Buffalo while battling for the puck along the boards with forward Evander Kane. Bogosian fell awkwardly and was unable to put any weight on the leg while being helped off the ice.

      Bogosian has one assist and is averaging about 19 minutes of playing time in 18 games since missing the first two months of the NHL season with a lower body injury.

      "You know it was weird, we were just kind of battling and got tangled up and we were both falling and obviously he was in some discomfort and just kind of a freak accident," Kane told the Buffalo News. "I've played with him my whole career and he's had some tough breaks; hopefully this one is (not) too bad and he'll be back out there soon."

      -- Field Level Media

  • Army contesting Golden Knights' name
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, January 11, 2018

    The U.S. Army has filed a challenge with the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to the Vegas Golden Knights' name, saying that it is associated with its parachute team as well as recruiting.

    • In its filing Wednesday, the Army contends the NHL franchise "has chosen and used a similar black+gold/yellow+white color scheme on uniforms, marketing, advertisements and its hockey arena, mimicking the opposer's colors and further adding to the likelihood of confusion of the public."

      The Army says it has used the Golden Knights name since 1969 and that it owns "common law rights in color scheme black+gold/yellow+white."

      The Army does not have any trademarks filed for Golden Knights, ESPN reported. According to sportslogos.net, Army and the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., requested extensions to the deadline to contest the name earlier this year. The college requested another extension Wednesday.

      The hockey team, which started play this season, has until Feb. 19 to respond to this notice or risk having to forfeit the trademark.

      Golden Knights owner Bill Foley graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1967. The Army's notice of opposition cites a June 2017 article in The Washington Post in which Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee mentions Foley's connection.

      "Bill Foley is a West Point guy, sort of using those colors," McPhee told the newspaper. "You know his history at West Point. You know about the classmates he had lost serving this country. So, those colors mean a lot to us."

      The Army's filing also mentions a tweet from TSN that quotes McPhee as saying, "We were going to be the Black Knights, but we already had the Blackhawks in the league, so the league was trying to get us to come up with another name, so another name used at West Point is the Golden Knights for the parachute team."

      The team took issue with the Army's position.

      "We strongly dispute the Army's allegations that confusion is likely between the Army Golden Knights parachute team and the Vegas Golden Knights major-league hockey team," the team said in a statement. "Indeed, the two entities have been coexisting without any issues for over a year (along with several other Golden Knights trademark owners) and we are not aware of a single complaint from anyone attending our games that they were expecting to see the parachute team and not a professional hockey game."

      -- Field Level Media

  • Blackhawks trade F Panik to Coyotes
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    The Chicago Blackhawks sent forwards Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Anthony Duclair and defenseman Adam Clendening, the teams announced Wednesday.

    • In the deal, the Blackhawks reduce salary, as Panik carries a $2.8 million cap hit and is in the first season of a two-year, $5.6 million deal. Duclair, heading back to Chicago, carries a cap hit of $1.2 million.

      Panik, 26, has six goals and 10 assists in 37 games this season. The right winger has often been a healthy scratch for the Blackhawks of late after playing in all 82 games and scoring 44 points (22 goals, 22 assists) in 2016-17.

      Duclair, 22, has nine goals and six assists in 33 games this season. He requested that he be traded last week. As a rookie in 2015-16, Duclair registered 20 goals and 24 assists.

      Dauphin, a center, was originally drafted by the Coyotes in 2013. The 22-year-old didn't appear in any games for the Blackhawks this season, though he had four goals and 10 assists in 33 games for the team's AHL affiliate in Rockford, Ill.

      Clendening appeared in five games with the Coyotes this season, tallying two assists. The 25-year-old had a goal and four assists for the Tucson in the AHL.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL All-Star rosters announced; 4 named for host Lightning
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    NHL All-Star Game rosters were announced for the four divisional teams Wednesday, with the host Tampa Bay Lightning well-represented.

    • Center Steven Stamkos was voted captain of the Atlantic Division team by fans, while forward Nikita Kucherov, defenseman Victor Hedman and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy were also named to the roster. Lightning coach Jon Cooper will head the Atlantic team.

      Eight other teams had multiple players picked for the event, including two from the expansion Vegas Golden Knights: forward James Neal and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for the Pacific Division team.

      Stamkos (Atlantic), Alex Ovechkin (Metropolitan), P.K. Subban (Central) and Connor McDavid (Pacific) are the fan-voted captains. There are 12 players that will be playing in their first All-Star Game.

      Here are the rosters for each team, with career All-Star appearances indicated in parentheses:

      Atlantic Division

      F Aleksander Barkov, FLA (1st)

      F Jack Eichel, BUF (1st)

      F Nikita Kucherov, TBL (2nd)

      F Brad Marchand, BOS (2nd)

      F Auston Matthews, TOR (2nd)

      F Steven Stamkos, TBL (5th)

      D Mike Green, DET (2nd)

      D Victor Hedman, TBL (2nd)

      D Erik Karlsson, OTT (5th)

      G Carey Price, MTL (6th)

      G Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL (1st)

      Head Coach: Jon Cooper, TBL (1st)

      Metropolitan Division

      F Josh Bailey, NYI (1st)

      F Sidney Crosby, PIT (3rd)

      F Claude Giroux, PHI (5th)

      F Taylor Hall, NJD (3rd)

      F Alex Ovechkin, WSH (7th)

      F John Tavares, NYI (5th)

      D Noah Hanifin, CAR (1st)

      D Seth Jones, CBJ (2nd)

      D Kris Letang, PIT (4th)

      G Braden Holtby, WSH (3rd)

      G Henrik Lundqvist, NYR (4th)

      Head Coach: Barry Trotz, WSH (3rd)

      Central Division

      F Patrick Kane, CHI (7th)

      F Nathan MacKinnon, COL (2nd)

      F Brayden Schenn, STL (1st)

      F Tyler Seguin, DAL (5th)

      F Eric Staal, MIN (5th)

      F Blake Wheeler, WPG (1st)

      D John Klingberg, DAL (1st)

      D Alex Pietrangelo, STL (1st)

      D P.K. Subban, NSH (3rd)

      G Connor Hellebuyck, WPG (1st)

      G Pekka Rinne, NSH (2nd)

      Head Coach: Peter Laviolette, NSH (3rd)

      Pacific Division

      F Brock Boeser, VAN (1st)

      F Johnny Gaudreau, CGY (4th)

      F Anze Kopitar, LAK (4th)

      F Connor McDavid, EDM (2nd)

      F James Neal, VGK (3rd)

      F Rickard Rakell, ANA (1st)

      D Brent Burns, SJS (5th)

      D Drew Doughty, LAK (4th)

      D Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI (2nd)

      G Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK (3rd)

      G Jonathan Quick, LAK (3rd)

      Head Coach: Gerard Gallant, VGK (2nd)

      For the third straight season, the All-Star Game will feature a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, showcasing teams from each division competing for a $1 million winner-take-all prize pool.

      The 2018 NHL All-Star Game will take place at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 28.

      --Field Level Media