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Kraken still plan to hire coach before expansion draft

May. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Now that the Seattle Kraken are full-fledged members of the NHL, general manager Ron Francis can start his wheeling and dealing. Signing players? That started this week with the addition of 21-year-old Luke Henman. Trades and some of those side deals...

Golden Knights finish regular season with 6-0 win vs. Sharks

May. 13, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo and Keegan Kolesar scored in the first period, Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 67th career shutout and the Vegas Golden Knights finished the regular season with a 6-0 victory Wednesday night over the San Jose Sharks that keeps them alive in the race for...

Stars miss playoffs by following Cup Final with 14 OT losses

May. 11, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars couldn't take their season into overtime after all of that extra time they played during the condensed schedule. Only 7 1/2 months after finishing the NHL's first pandemic-affected season in the Stanley Cup Final inside the NHL bubble, the Stars missed...

Rangers' Zibanejad acknowledges virus affected slow start

May. 11, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Mika Zibanejad didn’t want to use COVID-19 as an excuse for his slow start this season. With just three goals in the New York Rangers’ first 27 games, there were questions about his struggles. “It was hard, it wasn’t easy and everyone reacts...

Coyotes expecting more changes after missing playoffs again

May. 10, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona general manager Bill Armstrong opted to stand pat at the NHL trade deadline, believing the Coyotes had the right roster to make the playoffs. When they came up short yet again, the Coyotes made a big change, firing coach Rick Tocchet a day...

Blackhawks beat Stars 4-2 in fans' return to United Center

May. 09, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Alex DeBrincat and the Chicago Blackhawks lingered on the ice when it was over, holding their sticks in the air. For the first time all season, it felt like home. DeBrincat scored two more goals, Kevin Lankinen made 37 saves and the...

Reilly Smith's first career hat trick lifts Vegas to 4-1 win

May. 09, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After 628 career games, Reilly Smith finally sparked hockey fans to toss hats onto the ice. Smith got his first career hat trick, Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves, and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Saturday night. ...

Nelson scores 2 as Islanders beat Devils 5-1 in home finale

May. 08, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brock Nelson scored twice in the second period as the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 5-1 Saturday night in the final regular season game at Nassau Coliseum. Mathew Barzal had a goal and an assist, and Jordan Eberle and Kyle...

Wennberg's hat trick leads Panthers over Lightning 5-1

May. 08, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Alex Wennberg scored three goals to lead the Florida Panthers past the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Saturday night, keeping alive Florida’s hopes of earning home-ice advantage in the upcoming first-round playoff series between the intrastate rivals. ...

Zibanejad scores 2 in 3rd as Rangers edge Bruins 5-4

May. 08, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mika Zibanejad scored two of New York’s four third-period goals, and the Rangers ended their season with a 5-4 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday to halt a five-game losing streak. Alexis Lafrenière and Vitali Kravtsov also scored in a wild...