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Teenage rookies Hughes, Kakko struggling early in season

Oct. 16, 2019 3:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko were the clear favorites all along to be the top two picks in this year's NHL draft. So far, the 18-year-olds have struggled to generate a lot of offense in the opening weeks of the season. Kakko, selected second by the New York Rangers after New Jersey took...

Petr Mrazek makes 31 saves, Hurricanes blank LA Kings 2-0

Oct. 16, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes already have shown they can win in plenty of ways during the best start to a season in franchise history. When the high-scoring Los Angeles Kings unexpectedly engaged them in a defensive grind, the Canes showed they can succeed there as well. Petr Mrazek made 31...

Miller scores twice, Canucks beat Red Wings 5-1

Oct. 16, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller says sometimes the key to an effective power play is simple — just shoot. Miller had two of Vancouver's three power-play goals in the Canucks' 5-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. "It doesn't always work how you plan...

Rinne helps Predators drub Golden Knights in Vegas, 5-2

Oct. 16, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nashville's Pekka Rinne has been a Vezina Trophy finalist four times, and won the award honoring the league's best goalie in 2018. He's been a vital part of the Predators' success over the years. But when it comes to playing the three-year old Vegas Golden Knights, the 36-year-old had made...

Vasilevskiy leads Lightning to a 3-1 win over Canadiens

Oct. 16, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night in the fifth game of a six-game road trip. Braydon Coburn, Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson scored for the Lightning (3-2-1), who were coming off a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa...

Frolik scores in his 800th NHL game, Flames beat Flyers 3-1

Oct. 16, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Michael Frolik lost his helmet on his first shift and scored on his second. Frolik scored in his 800th NHL game and the Calgary Flames beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Tuesday night. Frolik scored the 154th goal of his 13-season career, fifth as a member of the Flames. The...

Coyotes beat Jets 4-2, get first win in Winnipeg

Oct. 16, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Nick Schmaltz knew the Arizona Coyotes' power play was going to finally click. Schmaltz and linemate Christian Dvorak each scored with the man advantage just over two minutes apart and the Coyotes beat the Jets 4-2 for a rare victory in Winnipeg. The Coyotes had lost 10 straight...

Maple Leafs overcome slow start, beat Wild 4-2

Oct. 15, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a habit of falling behind early this season. That didn't matter much against a slow, tired opponent Tuesday. Mitch Marner had a goal and two assists and Toronto overcame a slow start and beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2. "We weren't as good as we'd like to be in...

Vasilevskiy solid in net as Lightning defeat Canadians 3-1

Oct. 15, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Two breakdowns by the Montreal Canadiens was all Andrei Vasilevskiy and Tampa Bay needed to secure victory. The Lightning took advantage of two key mistakes — a long shift and a bad line change — to sink the Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night in the fifth game of a six-game road...

Cup champion Blues visit Trump at White House as full team

Oct. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, using the occasion to announce an envoy to Turkey, mention the economy and an agriculture deal with China and laugh off the possibility of impeachment. For the Blues, it was more of a last chance to...