Latest NHL Western Conference News

Cehlarik leads Bruins to 3-1 victory over Flyers

Sep. 20, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

Peter Cehlarik scored a tiebreaking goal 4:16 into the second period and sparked the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Flyers on Thursday night in Philadelphia. Danton Heinen and Connor Clifton also scored for Boston, which had Jaroslav Halak and Maxime Lagace share time in goal. Halak stopped 16 of 17 shots in...

Defending champion Blues surrounded by tough teams in West

Sep. 19, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

St. Louis had better dig in for its repeat bid. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blues will have their hands full in the Western Conference, which seems to have a slew of contenders. And, every team in the entire league is going to give the Blues its best shot each game. "There's going to be a whole different...

Devils spoil preseason debut for new Rangers Panarin, Kakko

Sep. 19, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

Brett Seney's goal 3:55 into the third period was the game-winner as the New Jersey Devils beat the Rangers 4-3 Wednesday night, spoiling the preseason debuts for New York newcomers Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko at Madison Square Garden. Nico Hischier, Mikhail Maltsev and Nikita Gusev also scored for New Jersey,...

Lightning still the team to beat in NHL's Eastern Conference

Sep. 18, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

Getting swept in the first round wasn't enough to knock the Tampa Bay Lightning off the mountaintop. After finishing 21 points ahead of everyone else during the 2018-19 regular season, the Lightning are again Stanley Cup favorites and the team to beat in an ever-improving Eastern Conference. With a stacked roster...

Blues' O'Reilly has 'another gear' after being playoff MVP

Sep. 18, 2019 4:08 AM EDT

Ryan O'Reilly stockpiled quite the hardware to show off at his Stanley Cup day. On display next to the Cup he helped the St. Louis Blues win in June were the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and the Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward. Any player would gladly celebrate with those shiny centerpieces,...

Reimer, Forsberg lead Hurricanes in shutout of Lightning

Sep. 18, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

James Reimer and Anton Forsberg combined for a shutout as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 in an NHL preseason game in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night. Reimer and Forsberg each played half the game for the Hurricanes, who reached the Eastern Conference final last spring after missing the...

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to 3-year, $17.625 million deal

Sep. 16, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted free-agent right wing Brock Boeser to a three-year, $17.625 million deal. The Canucks announced the signing on Monday. The 22-year-old missed training camp during the weekend as negotiations continued. He posted a photo of...

Hughes scores 2 in preseason debut for Devils

Sep. 16, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

Jack Hughes scored twice in his NHL preseason debut, including the winner 40 seconds into overtime to lift a New Jersey Devils split squad to a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night in Newark, New Jersey. Hughes, the first overall pick in June's NHL draft, and P.K. Subban, acquired in a trade with...

Pacioretty has hat trick, Golden Knights beat Coyotes 6-2

Sep. 15, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty had a hat trick and an assist to help the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 on Sunday in the NHL preseason opener. Cody Eakin, Reilly Smith, and Brayden McNabb also scored for the Golden Knights. They had five straight goals after falling behind 2-1 midway...

Far from Czech home, Kubalik adjusts to life with Blackhawks

Sep. 14, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dominik Kubalik is leaning on David Kampf while he transitions to life in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks. He peppers his Czech countryman with all sorts of questions. "I think he's a little bit mad at me right now," a grinning Kubalik said, "because I'm still asking 'What's that?' and...