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Maple Leafs beat Red Wings 5-2 to snap 3-game skid

Oct. 12, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On a night when their biggest stars were quiet offensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs still scored plenty. Ilya Mikheyev put the Maple Leafs ahead in the final minute of the second period when goalie Jimmy Howard's gamble backfired, and Toronto went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on...

Kucherov finishes with 4 points, Lightning beat Leafs 7-3

Oct. 10, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Steven Stamkos was in a much better mood after the Tampa Bay's latest effort and an 11-point night from the Lightning's top line. Nikita Kucherov scored twice and finished with four points, Brayden Point had two goals and an assist in his season debut and the Lightning beat the Toronto Maple...

Guentzel's goal sends Penguins past unbeaten Ducks 2-1

Oct. 10, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the previously unbeaten Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. Guentzel finished Sidney Crosby's backhand feed from the slot at 7:24 of the third. Guentzel has five goals in five...

Canadiens rally to beat Maple Leafs in shootout

Oct. 6, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Paul Byron scored in a shootout and the Montreal Canadiens overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 on Saturday night. Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and John Tavares all failed to beat Carey Price in the shootout. Brendan Gallagher had a goal and two assists for...

Crosby leaves preseason finale with apparent foot injury

Sep. 28, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby left the Pittsburgh Penguins' preseason finale against Buffalo in the first period Saturday after taking a shot off his skate. Hit by a shot from Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella, Crosby played on 6:42 before leaving. Pittsburgh forward Bryan Rust left the game after he...

Matthews, Andersen lead Maple Leafs past Canadiens

Sep. 26, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

Auston Matthews scored and Frederik Andersen made 26 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the visiting Montreal Canadiens 3-0 in preseason play Wednesday night. Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist, and John Tavares also scored for Toronto. Mitch Marner added two assists. Keith Kinkaid stopped 46 shots for...

Islanders look to build on success in Year 2 under Trotz

Sep. 23, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After the New York Islanders were swept in the second round of the playoffs, they went into the offseason uncertain how the team would look when it returned this month. Several players were headed for free agency and there were some big names available. Ultimately, the Islanders re-signed...

Wild top Avalanche behind Zuccarello's 3 points.

Sep. 21, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

Mats Zuccarello scored the deciding goal and had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night in NHL preseason play in St. Paul, Minnesota. Zuccarello, signed to five-year, $30 million free agent contract by the Wild on July 1, assisted on goals by Jason Zucker...

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...