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Red Wings sign Gagner to 1-year contract extension

Sep. 26, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Sam Gagner to a one-year contract extension Saturday. The Red Wings acquired Gagner on Feb. 24 in a trade with Edmonton. He played six games for Detroit. In 42 games last season with the Red Wings and Oilers, Gagner had six goals and seven assists. He...

Canadiens sign defenseman Jeff Petry to 4-year extension

Sep. 25, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens on Friday signed defenseman Jeff Petry to a four-year extension at an average of $6.25 million a year. The 32-year-old Petry had 40 points (11 goals, 29 assists) in 71 games last season. Petry was Montreal’s hits leader and led all Canadiens defensemen in...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) skates against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. Draisaitl has won the Hart Trophy as MVP after leading the NHL in scoring. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Oilers' Draisaitl is first German to win Hart as NHL MVP

Sep. 21, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final is in Edmonton, and Oilers star Leon Draisaitl made history Monday night. Only it had more to do with his home country than his home arena. Draisaitl became the first German player to win the Hart Trophy as MVP after leading the league in scoring with 110...

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) makes the save as Chicago Blackhawks' Alex Nylander (92) and Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press via AP)

Blackhawks advance after eliminating Oilers 3-1 in best-of-5

Aug. 7, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

Edmonton, Alberta (AP) — Brandon Saad, Matthew Highmore and Dominik Kubalik scored and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton 3-2 on Friday, knocking the Oilers out of the postseason tournament. The Blackhawks won the best-of-five qualifying series 3-1. Chicago advances to the round of 16. “We knew...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) stays out of the way as Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary (43) chases Canadiens' Brett Kulak (77) during first period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Not just Price is right: Canadiens have Penguins on brink

Aug. 7, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

It seemed like any hope the Montreal Canadiens had of beating the Pittsburgh Penguins rested on the shoulders of goaltender Carey Price. Price has shouldered a big load in net, but he's not the only reason the high-powered Penguins are on the brink of elimination, down 2-1 in the best-of-five qualifying round...

Chicago Blackhawks' Ryan Carpenter (22) and Matthew Highmore (36) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blackhawks push Oilers to brink of elimination with 4-3 win

Aug. 6, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Matthew Highmore tied the score with 5:47 left in the third period, and Jonathan Toews got his second of the game 4 1/2 minutes later to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night for a 2-1 lead in their qualifying round series. “We...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with teammates Justin Schultz (4) and Jake Guentzel (59) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Aye Captains: Crosby, McDavid provide Penguins, Oilers spark

Aug. 4, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The C’s have it: Crosby and Connor, that is. It didn’t take long for the two captains — Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and Edmonton’s Connor McDavid — to make their presence felt three days into the NHL’s expanded playoffs. With each of their...

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) works against Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (20) during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

McDavid's hat trick propels Oilers past Blackhawks 6-3

Aug. 4, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid recorded his first playoff hat trick to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, tying their best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece. McDavid scored 19 seconds into the game, then off an electrifying solo rush just past the...

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele is helped off the ice after being injured during the first period of the team's NHL hockey playoff game against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Injured Jets in biggest trouble of NHL teams down 1-0

Aug. 2, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

Trouble keeps following Winnipeg Jets, from one of their best players not reporting to training camp to a bevy of injuries throughout the regular season. They're deep in it once again, not because of their Game 1 loss to the Calgary Flames but the big absences incurred during it. Top center Mark Scheifele could...

Edmonton Oilers' James Neal (18) and Chicago Blackhawks' Drake Caggiula (91) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blackhawks' Caggiula suspended for Game 2 vs. Oilers

Aug. 2, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

Chicago forward Drake Caggiula was suspended by the NHL on Sunday for Game 2 of the Blackhawks’ qualifying round series against the Oilers for an illegal check to the head of Edmonton’s Tyler Ennis. The hit occurred in the second period of Chicago’s 6-4 Game 1 victory Saturday. Ennis returned...