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Flames use 4-goal outburst in 1st period to beat Devils 5-3

Oct. 27, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Calgary Flames keep winning on the road, and Andrew Mangiapane's scoring is a major reason. Mangiapane had two of Calgary’s four goals in the first period, and the Flames extended their winning streak to four games with a 5-3 victory over the...

Dumba goal helps Wild spoil Vancouver's home opener 3-2

Oct. 27, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Matt Dumba scored his first goal of the season midway through the third period, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over Vancouver on Tuesday night, spoiling the Canucks home opener. Mats Zuccarello and Jonas Brodin also scored...

Time to panic? Vegas, Colorado, Toronto off to rough starts

Oct. 27, 2021 02:50 AM EDT

By the time the St. Louis Blues won their fifth consecutive game to open the season, the Florida Panthers had already become the first team since 2015 to open with six victories in a row. Along with the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers, they made NHL history with...

Ehlers' 2 late goals powers Winnipeg past Ducks 4-3

Oct. 27, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nikolaj Ehlers scored twice 19 seconds apart in the third period as the Winnipeg Jets rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. The Jets trailed 3-2 late in the third period and pulled the goalie before Ehlers tied it with...

Short-handed goal by Smith helps lift Knights past Avs 3-1

Oct. 27, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Vegas forward Evgenii Dadonov had nothing but open ice and an empty net in front of him. So he passed the puck back to teammate Keegan Kolesar to get him in on the scoring act. Initially credited with the goal, Kolesar later was given an assist. ...

Saros makes 28 saves as Predators down Sharks 3-1

Oct. 27, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Juuse Saros made 28 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. Matt Duchene, Filip Forsberg and Mikael Granlund scored for Nashville, winners of two straight. “I thought...

Blackhawks captain Toews enters NHL's COVID-19 protocol

Oct. 26, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks put captain Jonathan Toews and Henrik Borgstrom in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on Tuesday, giving the winless team five players on the list. Toews and Borgstrom missed practice after they joined fellow forwards Patrick Kane and...

Blackhawks GM resigns, team fined after sexual assault probe

Oct. 26, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup run in 2010, according to an investigation commissioned by the franchise that cast a shadow over the NHL on Tuesday. Stan...

Excerpts from Blackhawks sexual assault investigation report

Oct. 26, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

The full, 107-page report from the independent investigation of the Chicago Blackhawks sexual assault allegations from 2010 was made public Tuesday. It describes in great detail the encounters between video coach Brad Aldrich and a player identified as John Doe who sued...

Bowman out as GM of US men's Olympic hockey team

Oct. 26, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Stan Bowman has resigned as general manager of the U.S men’s hockey team at the 2022 Winter Olympics after an investigation into sexual assault allegations in 2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks revealed he knew about the situation and did not report it to authorities. ...