NHL, retired players reach tentative settlement in concussion lawsuit
League says it does not acknowledge any liability for any of the players' claims Commissioner Gary Bettman and the NHL on Monday reached a tentative settlement in its concussion lawsuit with former players. (Ross D. Franklin/The Associated Press) comments The NHL and lawyers for retired players say a tentative... Read more
Avalanche have no trouble in victory over Oilers
Colorado snaps 5-game losing streak Colorado Avalanche players celebrate a goal as Edmonton Oilers' Tobias Rieder (22) skates past during second period on Sunday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian) comments The best way to bust out of a slump is to take on a team that is struggling just as badly.... Read more
Pavelski leads Sharks in 3-1 win over Flames
Sharks' forward scores, adds 2 assists San Jose Sharks' Joonas Donskoi (27) celebrates with Evander Kane (9) and Joe Pavelski, right, after scoring a goal against the Calgary Flames on Sunday. (Josie Lepe/The Associated Press) comments Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists, Martin Jones stopped 29 shots,... Read more
Scheifele powers Jets past Devils with 3-point night
Winnipeg forward scores twice, adds assist Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele carries the puck in front of New Jersey Devils' Ben Lovejoy on Sunday. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press) comments Mark Scheifele figures the pieces of the puzzle are starting to click together for the Winnipeg Jets. His pair of goals,... Read more
Panthers ride 5-goal frame to win over Senators
Aleksander Barkov scores twice for Florida during decisive 2nd period Florida Panthers defenceman Aaron Ekblad and goaltender James Reimer celebrate a 5-1 win over the visiting Ottawa Senators on Sunday. (Terry Renna/Associated Press) comments The Florida Panthers are spreading the scoring around. Aleksander Barkov scored twice during Florida's five-goal... Read more
Stern never doubted NHL’s hire of commissioner Bettman
'No one quite understood his skillset,' says former NBA commissioner NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will be inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame on Monday in Toronto. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) comments David Stern tries to connect with Gary Bettman by phone about once a week. Even he has a... Read more
David Pastrnak scores hat trick in Bruins’ rout of Leafs
John Tavares nets lone goal for Toronto Boston's David Pastrnak, right, is congratulated by captain Zdeno Chara after scoring a second-period goal as part of his hat trick in the Bruins' 5-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday. (Winslow Townson/The Associated Press) comments David Pastrnak helped Boston escape... Read more
Senators storm back in 3rd period to stun Lightning
Ottawa scores 4 unanswered in final frame to seal victory Ottawa's Bobby Ryan looks for his shot against Tampa Bay's Slater Koekkoek during the first period of the Senators' 6-4 win against the Lightning on Saturday. (Jason Behnken/The Associated Press) comments Ottawa coach Guy Boucher flashed a big smile... Read more
Flames edge Kings as David Rittich records 1st career shutout
Travis Hamonic's first-period goal stands up as winner for Calgary Calgary's Travis Hamonic, left, celebrates after scoring with teammate Garnet Hathaway during the first period of the Flames' 1-0 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. (Chris Carlson/The Associated Press) commentsDavid Rittich stopped 21 shots for his first... Read more
Canadiens rally past Golden Knights to spoil Pacioretty’s return
Shaw strikes twice, Tatar nets winner for Montreal Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is scored on by Montreal Canadiens' Charles Hudon during the second period in Montreal on Saturday. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press) commentsWhile all eyes were on former Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty on Saturday night, it was the... Read more