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Expansion Kraken fall in home debut 4-2 to Vancouver

Oct. 24, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bo Horvat and Conor Garland were not interested in letting the home debut of the Seattle Kraken turn into an all-night celebration. Instead, they helped add a little fire to the burgeoning Pacific Northwest rivalry between Vancouver and Seattle by...

Sorokin stops 26 shots in Islanders' 3-0 win over Coyotes

Oct. 24, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brock Nelson had a goal and an assist, Ilya Sorokin stopped 26 shots and the New York Islanders kept the Arizona Coyotes winless with a 3-0 victory Saturday night. New York got off to slow starts in the first two periods, but Sorokin made some...

Perron posts 6th hat trick, Blues top Kings for 4th victory

Oct. 24, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Perron had three goals and an assist, Jake Neighbours scored his first NHL goal, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Los Angeles Kings 7-3 on Saturday night. Ivan Barbashev, Ryan O’Reilly and James Neal also scored for the Blues. Jordan Binnington...

Perreault has hat trick, Canadiens top Red Wings for 1st win

Oct. 24, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Mathieu Perreault had a hat trick and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 on Saturday night to end their season-opening losing streak at five. Born and raised in Drummondville, Perreault is the first Quebec native to score a hat trick...

O'Connor, Pettersson help Penguins rout Maple Leafs 7-1

Oct. 23, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins were missing several key regulars, but they didn’t have any problem with a high-powered Toronto team stuck in an early slump. Drew O’Connor scored twice, his first career two-goal game, and the Penguins routed the Maple...

Stastny scores twice, Jets hold off Predators 6-4

Oct. 23, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Paul Stastny scored twice and the short-handed Winnipeg Jets held off the Nashville Predators 6-4 on Saturday night. Rookie forward Kristian Vesalainen got his first NHL goal for Winnipeg. Kyle Connor, Pierre Luc-Dubois and Adam Lowry also...

Makar scores in 6th round of shootout, Avs beat Lightning

Oct. 23, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cale Makar scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Colorado Avalanche a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night. Makar beat Andrei Vasilevskiy with a wrist shot after Darcy Kuemper denied Anthony Cirelli to begin the sixth...

Pavel Zacha scores in OT to lift Devils past Sabres, 2-1

Oct. 23, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Pavel Zacha scored at 3:09 of overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Nico Daws stopped 24 shots to win in his NHL debut, and Nico Hischier had a power-play goal for New Jersey. ...

Day long celebration to welcome the Kraken to Seattle

Oct. 23, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The day started with Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato on top of the iconic Space Needle raising a deep blue flag with the tentacle shaped ‘S’ flying over the city. And from there, Seattle only became more awash in everything Kraken on Saturday in...

Huberdeau leads undefeated Panthers past Flyers 4-2

Oct. 23, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and added an assist to lead the undefeated Florida Panthers over the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 Saturday night. Owen Tippett also scored and Sam Reinhart had an...