Latest NHL Pacific Division News

Penguins score 5 unanswered goals to rally past Vegas 5-3

Jan. 18, 2022 01:50 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jason Zucker scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from an early three-goal deficit to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-3 on Monday night. It was a perfect birthday homecoming for Zucker, who grew up in Las Vegas until he was 15 and turned 30 on Sunday....

Meier scores franchise-record 5 goals as Sharks rout Kings

Jan. 17, 2022 20:15 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Timo Meier added a historic chapter to what’s already been a special season for him, setting San Jose's franchise record with five goals in a game. The Sharks used a huge first period — including Meier's hat trick — to beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-2...

Coyotes send Canadiens to 6th straight loss, 5-2

Jan. 17, 2022 19:45 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Schmaltz and Johan Larsson each had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes stretched the Montreal Canadiens' losing streak to six games with a 5-2 win on Monday. “We had a little something going tonight,” Schmaltz said. “We're just trying to...

Pettersson scores twice, Canucks beat Capitals to snap skid

Jan. 16, 2022 17:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elias Pettersson insisted he never worried throughout a monthlong drought about when his next goal would come. “Sometimes it just doesn't go your way,” he said. “I know what I’m capable of.” The gifted Swede showed Sunday what he's capable...

Pro bull riders may replace hockey players at Glendale arena

Jan. 16, 2022 09:48 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Professional hockey players may be leaving Glendale’s Gila River Arena at the end of the NHL season, but a new team of professional bull riders is coming to town. The Arizona Ridge Riders is one of eight teams in a league the Professional Bull Riders organization...

Guentzel's OT goal lifts Penguins over Sharks 2-1

Jan. 16, 2022 02:20 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jake Guentzel scored 37 seconds into overtime, Luis Domingue had 40 saves in his season debut and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 Saturday night. Guentzel and Kris Letang each had a goal and an assist as the Penguins won for the 12th...

Adrian Kempe, Phillip Danault lead Kings past Kraken 3-1

Jan. 16, 2022 01:26 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Adrian Kempe scored his 17th goal of the season early in the first period, Phillip Danault scored twice and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Seattle Kraken 3-1 Saturday night for their fourth straight win. Los Angeles won for the sixth time in its past seven, jumping...

Rantanen, MacKinnon score 2 each, Avalanche beat Coyotes 5-0

Jan. 16, 2022 00:32 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon scored two goals each, Darcy Kuemper had 20 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-0 on Saturday night. Nazem Kadri also scored as Colorado had three goals in a 3:41...

Fleury has 37 saves, Blackhawks beat Ducks 3-0

Jan. 16, 2022 00:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Marc-André Fleury stopped 37 shots for his third shutout of the season and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win. Brandon Hagel, Patrick Kane and Dominik Kubalik scored goals, and Alex DeBrincat had two...

Necas produces on birthday as Hurricanes beat Canucks 4-1

Jan. 15, 2022 16:56 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Martin Necas had a goal and an assist on his 23rd birthday and the Carolina Hurricanes stopped a two-game skid by beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Saturday. Vincent Trocheck also had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes, who regained their scoring touch...