Parity reigns as NHL pauses for American Thanksgiving
Vancouver’s Erik Gudbranson has already begun looking at the standings daily. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Erik Gudbranson looks at the standings almost every day. Sure, it’s only November, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the playoffs and see which teams are atop the division standings. “Every... Read more
Montreal flips forward Torrey Mitchell to LA for conditional pick
The Montreal Canadiens traded forward Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. (Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens traded forward Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday for a 2018 fifth-round conditional draft pick. Habs’ Mitchell living the dream playing for hometown team If Los... Read more
Jets outpace Quick with late strikes to topple Kings
Adam Lowry, left, of the Jets scores on Kings’ goalie Jonathan Quick during Winnipeg’s 2-1 win on Wednesday, in Los Angeles, Calif. (Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press) Adam Lowry and Patrik Laine scored in the Winnipeg Jets’ fifth victory in six games, 2-1 over the slumping Los Angeles Kings on... Read more
Panthers’ Bjugstad scores ’em, Luongo stops ’em in win over Leafs
Florida’s Nick Bjugstad puts the shootout winner past Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen, giving the Panthers a 2-1 win on Wednesday. (Luis M. Alvarez/Associated Press) Nick Bjugstad has carved out a spot among Florida’s top six forwards, and coach Bob Boughner expects him to stay there. Bjugstad made a good... Read more
Filip Forsberg’s pair sets up Predators’ shootout win over Habs
Nashville’s Kyle Turris scores the shootout game-winner past Montreal’s Antti Niemi in the Predators’ 3-2 win on Wednesday. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press) Filip Forsberg scored a pair of power-play goals and Kyle Turris had the only goal in a shootout to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory over... Read more
Canucks solve Penguins on strength of Brock Boeser’s hot hand
Brock Boeser, right, of the Canucks celebrates a goal with teammate Sven Baertschi during Vancouver’s 5-2 win over the Penguins on Wednesday in Pittsburgh. (Justin Berl/Getty Images) Rookie Brock Boeser scored two more goals to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday... Read more
Ovechkin ends scoring drought to help Capitals sink Senators
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his goal with centre Nicklas Backstrom. (Nick Wass/The Associated Press) Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal in seven games, Jakub Vrana had two goals for the first time in his career and the Washington Capitals defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on... Read more
Oilers halt latest losing skid with decisive win in Detroit
Edmonton Oilers left wing Patrick Maroon reacts after scoring during the first period in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio/The Associated Press) ​The Edmonton Oilers buckled down and played the kind of hockey they know they’re capable of playing. A solid 6-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday ended a... Read more
Flames’ offence comes up empty in Columbus
Columbus forward Pierre-Luc Dubois, centre, comes in on Calgary goaltender Mike Smith during the Blue Jackets’ 1-0 win on Wednesday. (Jay LaPrete/Associated Press) After missing training camp because of a contract dispute, Josh Anderson has performed at a consistently high level for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Anderson scored two... Read more
Devils’ Kyle Palmieri out 4 to 6 weeks with broken foot
New Jersey Devils right-wing Kyle Palmieri is out for four to six weeks with a broken right foot. (Bill Kostroun/Associated Press) New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri is going to be sidelined up to six weeks with a broken right foot. The Devils announced Wednesday that Palmieri was... Read more