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Years of waiting finally end as Kraken make home debut

Oct. 22, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In the hierarchy of influential figures in Seattle's sports history, Ken Johnsen’s name isn’t likely to be found even if his fingerprints are all over the landscape. More than two decades ago, Johnsen was heavily involved in the building of the...

Pens' star Crosby: still no timetable for return from injury

Oct. 22, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby still isn't sure when he will be cleared to return after he had left wrist surgery last month. Crosby skated with his teammates for more than an hour Friday in the latest step in his recovery from...

Demko makes 29 saves, Canucks beat winless Blackhawks 4-1

Oct. 22, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Dickinson, Tanner Pearson and Brock Boeser scored their first goals of the season and the Vancouver Canucks beat the winless Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night. Thatcher Demko made 29 saves and Conor Garland added an empty-netter with 1:02...

McDavid tops 200 goals in Oilers' 5-1 win over Coyotes

Oct. 22, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Connor McDavid and Leon Draisatl came up together through the Edmonton Oilers' system, putting up prodigious numbers nearly side by side. The friends have continued the success in the NHL, so it seemed fitting they reached the same milestone only...

Kyle Connor scores twice, Jets beat Ducks 5-1 for 1st win

Oct. 22, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor scored twice and added an assist with regular linemates Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele in COVID-19 protocol and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Thursday night for their first victory of the season. Playing on a...

Capitals' Sprong has goal, assist in 4-1 win over Devils

Oct. 21, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Washington Capitals had the New Jersey Devils' number last season, winning all eight games. Nothing seemingly has changed this season. Daniel Sprong set up the Capitals' first goal and scored on a second-period breakaway in one-sided 4-1 victory...

Markstrom shuts out Red Wings in Calgary's 3-0 win

Oct. 21, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

DETROIT, Mich. (AP) — Jacob Markstrom stopped all 33 shots Detroit took Thursday night in the Calgary Flames’ 3-0 victory over the Red Wings. Markstrom recorded his ninth career shutout in his 12th season in the NHL. He’d allowed seven goals with an .881 save...

Rangers beat Predators 3-1 on Lafrenière's third-period goal

Oct. 21, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alexis Lafrenière scored with 9:07 remaining in the third period to lift the New York Rangers over the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Thursday night. Filip Chytil and Barclay Goodrow also scored and Igor Shesterkin made 28 saves for New York,...

Couture and Labanc score, Sharks beat Senators 2-1

Oct. 21, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Logan Couture and Kevin Labanc scored in the second period and James Reimer made 30 saves in the San Jose Sharks' 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. The Sharks improved to 3-0-0. They have outscored opponents 11-4. ...

Kotkaniemi scores in Montreal return, Hurricanes win 4-1

Oct. 21, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored his first goal for Carolina in his return to Montreal, helping the Hurricanes beat the winless Canadiens 4-1 on Thursday night. The 21-year-old Kotkaniemi left the Canadiens for the Hurricanes over the summer after signing a...