Latest NHL Eastern Conference News

Hedman, Kucherov propel streaking Lightning past Kings 6-4

Jan. 19, 2022 02:24 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lightning found a novel way to break up the monotony that can be the middle of the NHL regular season. Hedman had two goals and an assist in Tuesday night's 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings despite being one of only four...

Monahan scores twice, Flames beat Panthers 5-1

Jan. 19, 2022 01:40 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Sean Monahan scored twice for the first time this season and the slumping Calgary Flames beat the NHL-leading Florida Panthers 5-1 Tuesday night. Rasmus Andersson got his first goal of the season, Matthew Tkachuk and Blake Coleman also scored and Johnny...

Dvorak scores 2, Montembeault saves 48, Montreal tops Dallas

Jan. 19, 2022 00:59 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Christian Dvorak scored twice, Sam Montembeault made a career-high 48 saves for his second win of the season and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 Tuesday night for their third road win. Dvorak and Michael Pezzetta scored 22 seconds apart in the second...

Houser strong in season debut, Sabres beat Senators 3-1

Jan. 18, 2022 23:48 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Michael Houser made 43 saves in his season debut and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Tuesday night. Houser became the sixth goalie to start a game for Buffalo this season. Mark Jankowski, Dylan Cozens and Alex Tuch scored for the Sabres. ...

Islanders win 4-3 in shootout, hand Flyers 9th straight loss

Jan. 18, 2022 23:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers stretched a shootout to nine rounds — only to see their losing streak reach nine games. The only consolation? Few fans stuck around to the end to watch Philadelphia extend its misery. Oliver Wahlstrom scored in the ninth round of the...

Kotkaniemi scores twice, Hurricanes roll past Bruins 7-1

Jan. 18, 2022 22:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Hurricanes looked lost in a shutout loss against Columbus last week without defenseman Jaccob Slavin. In his return, they showed the Bruins just how much he was missed. Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored twice during Carolina's five-goal first period,...

Ovechkin scores 27th goal, Capitals beat Jets in overtime

Jan. 18, 2022 22:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin fumed after he thought the referees missed a penalty call and screamed obscenities from the bench after watching the replay. On his very next shift, he scored his NHL-leading 27th goal of the season to spark a comeback and help the Washington...

NHL pioneer O'Ree 'overwhelmed' as No. 22 raised to rafters

Jan. 18, 2022 20:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Willie O’Ree’s No. 22 now has a permanent home in Boston's TD Garden. The first Black player to appear in an NHL game, O’Ree became the 12th player in franchise history to have his number retired prior to the Bruins’ matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes on...

Tampa Bay's Stamkos one of 4 voted to NHL All-Star squads

Jan. 18, 2022 18:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Centers Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Nazem Kadri of the Colorado Avalanche and Mika Zibanejad of the New York Rangers, and Anaheim winger Troy Terry won the final roster spots for All-Star Weekend as a result of fan voting, the NHL announced Monday. ...

Montreal Canadiens hire player agent Kent Hughes as GM

Jan. 18, 2022 14:12 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens hired player agent Kent Hughes as their general manager Tuesday, hoping he can turn around a team with the worst record in the NHL. The 51-year-old Montreal native replaces Marc Bergevin, who was fired Nov. 28 following the Canadiens' poor...