Latest NHL Western Conference News

Sam Bennett scores twice to help Panthers beat Canucks 5-1

Dec. 02, 2022 02:23 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sam Bennett scored twice and the Florida Panthers ended a three-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Matthew Tkachuk added a goal and two assists, Gustav Forsling, Ryan Lomberg and Sam Bennett also scored and...

Kopitar scores twice, Kings rally for 5-3 win over Coyotes

Dec. 02, 2022 02:14 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a rough 48-hour stretch that saw them give up nine goals Tuesday and one of their goaltenders placed on waivers Wednesday, Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings knew they would have to dig deep to prevent things from spiraling even further. Kopitar and his...

Stars' Robertson has hat trick, extends points streak to 17

Dec. 02, 2022 00:25 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Jason Robertson seemed to be downplaying his latest hat trick and the 17-game points streak he is on for the Dallas Stars, insisting several times that he is just playing hockey. Well, the 23-year-old center is making that look so easy right now at the highest level....

Kaprizov's 3-point game leads Wild to 5-3 win over Oilers

Dec. 01, 2022 23:46 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and two assists to extend his career-best point streak to 10 games, and Joel Eriksson Ek added a goal and assist, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 5-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Kaprizov has a goal in four...

Jordan Martinook has hat trick, Hurricanes beat Blues 6-4

Dec. 01, 2022 23:44 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Martinook had a hat trick to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Thursday night. After a turnover, Martinook scored the winning goal with 4:35 left, beating goalie Jordan Binnington on a wrist shot. Martinook also scored in the...

MacKinnon, Compher score 2 apiece, Avs beat Sabres 6-4

Dec. 01, 2022 23:17 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon and J.T. Compher scored two goals apiece to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 6-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. MacKinnon added three assists and Compher had two helpers for the Avalanche, who won for the fifth time in seven...

Guentzel, Kapanen fuel rally as Penguins slip by Vegas 4-3

Dec. 01, 2022 22:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have no idea how long they'll have to play without Kris Letang. They may have landed on a formula on how to get by without their star defenseman while he recovers from a stroke during a 4-3 comeback victory over Vegas on Thursday night. ...

Johansen scores in OT to lift Predators past Devils, 4-3

Dec. 01, 2022 22:43 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Johansen scored his second goal of the game 33 seconds into overtime and Juuse Saros made 25 saves in the Nashville Predators' 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Johansen took a pass from Matt Duchene and beat goalie Vitek Vanecek...

Goalie Petersen clears waivers, loaned to Kings' AHL team

Dec. 01, 2022 17:33 PM EST

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Cal Petersen has been loaned to the Los Angeles Kings' American Hockey League affiliate after he cleared waivers. The Kings put their embattled goaltender on waivers Wednesday after he allowed four goals on 16 shots in relief of Jonathan Quick during a 9-8...

Draisaitl, McDavid lead Oilers past slumping Blackhawks 5-4

Dec. 01, 2022 01:20 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist, helping the Edmonton Oilers top the slumping Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Wednesday night for their third straight win. Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Mattias Janmark each had a goal and an assist as Edmonton improved...