Latest NHL Western Conference News

Sharks topple Golden Knights 2-1 in overtime

Nov. 22, 2019 2:55 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Logan Couture isn’t always following the calendar enough to know who’s next on the San Jose Sharks’ schedule. He knew the Golden Knights were coming, though, because the team uses the Las Vegas trip as part of its annual Father’s Trip. He made some dads plenty...

Kings pick apart Oilers' top line 5-1 to stay hot at home

Nov. 22, 2019 2:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Kings coach Todd McLellan described the offensive prowess of Edmonton Oilers stars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl as “as close to unstoppable right now” as anyone in the NHL. The Kings found a way to stop them, by forcing McDavid and Draisaitl to play from...

Benn scores winner, Stars take 5th straight, 5-3 over Jets

Nov. 22, 2019 1:09 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn used a lesson from his youth baseball days to help score the tiebreaking goal Thursday night. Benn backhanded the winner with 4:21 left, and the rolling Dallas Stars beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 after blowing a three-goal lead. "I wasn't having a very good game, and even started that...

Barrie, Engvall lead Maple Leafs to 3-1 win over Coyotes

Nov. 22, 2019 1:00 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tyson Barrie and rookie Pierre Engvall came through to help new Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe get a win in his NHL coaching debut. Barrie scored his first goal of the season, Engvall got the first of his career and the Maple Leafs snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-1...

Cirelli, Point help Lightning top Blackhawks 4-2

Nov. 22, 2019 12:36 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Even without Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay had enough. Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point scored 2:39 apart midway through the third period, and the Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Thursday night. “You can’t replace those guys,” Point said....

Zucker scores winner in third, Minnesota beats Colorado 3-2

Nov. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild are managing to succeed for the short stretches they’ve been home this season. Jason Zucker scored midway through the third period and Minnesota beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Thursday night. Mats Zuccarello and Jordan Greenway also scored for Minnesota,...

Binnington makes 40 saves to help Blues beat Flames 5-0

Nov. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis defenseman Vince Dunn set the tone for the Blues with a crunching hit that drew a retaliation penalty. "I think it energized everybody in the whole city of St. Louis," goalie Jordan Binnington said after stopping 40 shots for his sixth career shutout in St. Louis’ 5-0 win...

Canucks score 5 power-play goals, beat Predators 6-3

Nov. 21, 2019 11:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks hurt the Nashville Predators with their power play. Again. Bo Horvat scored one of Vancouver’s five power-play goals, and the Canucks beat Nashville 6-3 on Thursday night to stop a three-game slide. The Canucks went 5 for 6 with the man advantage. Elias...

Panthers score 5 straight goals to beat Ducks 5-4 in OT

Nov. 21, 2019 11:07 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are showing a capacity for comebacks the NHL hasn’t seen since Wayne Gretzky’s prime. Aaron Ekblad scored his second goal of the game 22 seconds into overtime and the Panthers rallied with five straight goals to stun the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 Thursday...

Keefe: Toronto has enough talent for quick progress

Nov. 21, 2019 4:44 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — New Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe spent a decent chunk of a 30-minute morning skate on Thursday teaching instead of running drills. There’s a lot for his new team to learn and not much time to do it. The 39-year-old Keefe is now in charge of the Maple Leafs after...