November 27, 2011
Kris Letang returned from being bloodied by a hit late in regulation to score 2 minutes, 9 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the host Montreal Canadiens Saturday night. Letang scored his third goal after James Neal poked the puck free from Carey Price as Pittsburgh improved to 3-0-1 since Sidney Crosby returned to the lineup. Elsewhere: Luke Adam scored twice, Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves, and Zack Kassian scored his first NHL goal in the host Buffalo Sabres ' 5-1 victory over the Washington Capitals . . . . Chris Kelly scored two second-period goals, lifting the Boston Bruins to their 11th win in 12 games with a 4-2 victory over the visiting Winnipeg Jets . . . . Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist and the host Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers , 5-1. . . . Valtteri Filppula scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings to their fifth straight win, 4-1 over the visiting Nashville Predators . . . . Stefan Elliott scored his first NHL goal and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers , 5-2. . . . Michael Grabner snapped a tie with a short-handed goal and the visiting New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils , 3-2. Lehtonen injured The Dallas Stars lost goalie Kari Lehtonen to a right knee injury early in their game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
April 7, 2013
Matt Martin scored the go-ahead goal with less than seven minutes left in the third period, and Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves to lift the playoff-hopeful Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Lightning on Saturday night. The Islanders started the night in eighth place in the Eastern Conference and kept pace in their drive for their first postseason appearance since 2007. Michael Grabner and Josh Bailey also scored, and Andrew MacDonald added an empty-net goal. Devils fall Rookie Leo Komarov and Tyler Bozak scored, and the Maple Leafs extended the reeling host Devils' losing streak to six games with a 2-1 victory.
April 18, 2013
Michael Grabner scored twice and Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves as the host New York Islanders moved closer to clinching a playoff berth with a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. The Islanders hold seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Caps top Leafs Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 28th goal, and the host Washington Capitals won their eighth straight with a 5-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bruins-Sabres reset The NHL has rescheduled the Boston Bruins' game against Ottawa that was postponed Monday night because of the Boston Marathon bombings to April 28. Wings lock up Howard The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms with goalie Jimmy Howard on a $31.8 million, six-year contract.
February 7, 2013
David Clarkson scored twice and set up New Jersey's other goal, and Patrik Elias matched his career best with three assists to lead the Devils to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night in Newark in their first meeting since last spring's Eastern finals. The Devils won that series in six games, and they still had the Rangers' number in getting 24 saves from Martin Brodeur. Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers, who have yet to jell this season despite adding scoring star Rick Nash.
January 22, 2013 |
NEW YORK Islanders coach Jack Capuano's return from the hospital was an easy one - for more than 40 minutes. Thanks to the final score, he didn't even mind the tense finish. David Ullstrom scored early in the third period to give the Islanders a big lead, and New York held off the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-3, on Monday. "I thought it was a total team effort," Capuano said. "I give credit to our guys. " Capuano returned to the Islanders and guided them to their first win of the season.
January 25, 2013 |
A NDREI MARKOV'S resurgence continued with a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win Thursday night over the host Washington Capitals, who are 0-3 for the first time in nearly 2 decades. Finally healthy after twice tearing the ACL in his right knee, Markov was part of a second-period spree in which the Canadiens scored in all sorts of ways against a Capitals team that is out of sorts. In order, Montreal's goals came five-on-three, five-on-four and five-on-five in a little over 6 minutes to take a 3-0 lead.
May 14, 2011 |
Members of the Wild family were hit hard Friday night when it was learned that Derek Boogaard, dubbed the "Boogie Man" during his days policing the ice at Xcel Energy Center, was found dead Friday in his Minneapolis apartment by members of his family, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis reported. The New York Rangers' enforcer was 28. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office in Minnesota confirmed those details and said an autopsy was pending. "Derek was an extremely kind and caring individual," Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather said.
April 6, 2012 |
THE FLORIDA Panthers ended one of the longest playoff droughts in major North American sports Thursday night despite a 4-2 loss to the host Washington Capitals, who also earned a postseason bid to complete the eight-team field for the Eastern Conference. Both teams qualified after Buffalo lost, 2-1, to the Flyers. Still to be determined is the winner of the Southeast Division. The Panthers are in the playoffs for the first time in 12 years, but they also will win their first division title in franchise history if they gain at least a point at home against Carolina or if the Capitals lose to the New York Rangers on Saturday, the final day of the regular season.
March 28, 2012 |
FRANS NIELSEN scored twice and the New York Islanders won in Pittsburgh for the first time in more than 4 years with a 5-3 victory over the Penguins on Tuesday night. Michael Grabner, David Ullstrom and Kyle Okposo also scored, and Josh Bailey had three assists to help the Islanders end Pittsburgh's 10-game home winning streak with ease. James Neal scored twice for the Penguins - who lost despite outshooting the Islanders 54-18 - and Tyler Kennedy added a goal. Marc-Andre Fleury gave up five goals on those 18 shots before being replaced in the third by Brad Thiessen and Evgeni Malkin had two assists to boost his point total to 99, tops in the NHL. In other games * At Washington, Ryan Miller stopped 44 shots, Drew Stafford scored two goals and the surging Buffalo Sabres beat the Capitals, 5-1, to climb over the Capitals into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
January 19, 2012 |
Two nights after they played one of their best all-around games of the season, the Flyers sleepwalked through most of Thursday's matchup against their perennial punching bags, the New York Islanders. Getting two goals from their special teams, the Islanders ended a 13-game losing streak at the Wells Fargo Center, dominating the Flyers, 4-1. Matt Moulson, Josh Bailey (shorthanded), Mark Streit (power play), and Michael Grabner (empty net) scored for the Islanders, who had lost 23 of their previous 24 games against the Flyers.