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Lafreniere scores in return home, Rangers top Canadiens 3-1

Oct. 17, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Alexis Lafreniere snapped a third-period tie with a power-play goal in his first NHL game back home, and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Saturday night for their first victory under new coach Gerard Gallant. Lafreniere, the top...

Marchand scores 2 for Bruins in 3-1 win over Stars

Oct. 16, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored twice, Jake DeBrusk broke a tie early in the third period and the Boston Bruins opened the season with a 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Marchand scored on a penalty shot in the first period and added an empty-netter...

Greiss makes 40 saves as Red Wings beat Canucks 3-1

Oct. 16, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Thomas Greiss made 40 saves to assure the lead the Detroit Red Wings took early in the second period stood up in a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. Greiss, from Fussen, Germany, was acrobatic in goal and displayed a knack of...

Stamkos scores in OT, Lightning come back to beat Capitals

Oct. 16, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This was more like it for the Tampa Bay Lightning. They needed to stage another comeback, but this time the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions followed a familiar recipe when it mattered most. Andrei Vasilevskiy was perfect...

Bennett notches hat trick, Florida easily tops Islanders 5-1

Oct. 16, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The only hat trick of Sam Bennett's career before Saturday wasn't exactly enjoyed by the Florida Panthers, since it happened against them nearly six years ago. They liked this one far more. Bennett scored three times, Sergei...

Sabres score twice in shootout, beat Coyotes 2-1

Oct. 16, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tage Thompson and Artuu Ruotsalainen scored in a shootout to give the Buffalo Sabres a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. Buffalo improved to 2-0 following a 5-1 win over Montreal on Thursday night. Cody Eakin scored in the second...

NHL suspends Red Wings C Dylan Larkin 1 game for punch

Oct. 15, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL suspended Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin for a game for roughing Tampa Bay forward Mathieu Joseph. The league announced the penalty Friday, adding Larkin will give up $30,500 in pay that will go toward the Players’ Emergency Assistance...

Bruins sign D McAvoy to 8-year, $76 million extension

Oct. 15, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy has big plans for his newfound money after signing an eight-year, $76 million contract extension. “I might go get my dog a handful of bones,” he said Friday after agreeing to the deal that could keep him in...

Palat scores, lifts Lightning to 7-6 OT win over Red Wings

Oct. 14, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ondrej Palat scored with 2:17 left in overtime, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 7-6 comeback victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. Tyler Bertuzzi scored a career-high four goals, including three in the second...

Sabres, minus Eichel, open season with 5-1 rout of Canadiens

Oct. 14, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — At 40 and opening his 19th NHL season, Sabres goalie Craig Anderson has been around long enough to realize it’s not about what star players a team might be missing, or how inexperienced the roster. “I think first and foremost, it's not what you...