Cousins Scores Twice, Canadiens Edge Golden Knights 5-4

MONTREAL — Tomas Tatar scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens held on for the dramatic 5-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night. Nick Cousins, with two, Ilya Kovalchuk and Joel Armia scored in regulation for the Canadiens (22-21-7), who have won four of their last five […]

Rally Caps: Ovechkin, Capitals storm past Isles

5:13 PM ET ESPN News Services The Washington Capitals lead the NHL in wins, points and goals as they storm into their bye week. If there was a category for dramatic, come-from-behind, weekend, matinee victories in the NHL, the Capitals would probably lead that as well. 2 Related Alex Ovechkin scored three goals, continuing a […]

Stars D Johns returns after nearly 22 months

Jan 18, 2020 ESPN News Services ST. PAUL, Minn. — Stephen Johns played in his first game in almost 22 months when the Dallas Stars visited the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Forward Radek Faksa was placed on injured reserve to make room for Johns on the active roster. Johns had been out since late […]

Stars’ Johns activated after missing 22 months

2:46 PM ET Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Dallas Stars activated Stephen Johns before their game Saturday night in Minnesota, clearing the way for the defenseman’s first game in almost 22 months. Forward Radek Faksa was placed on injured reserve to make room for Johns on the active roster. Johns has been out […]

Panthers goalie Driedger to miss several weeks

Jan 18, 2020 Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida goalie Chris Driedger will miss several weeks with what’s believed to be a groin injury, the latest health issue at that position for the Panthers. The Panthers announced the diagnosis Saturday, calling it a lower-body injury. Driedger was hurt midway through the first period of the […]

Anthony Cirelli Scores First Career Hat Trick, Lightning Beat Jets 7-1

WINNIPEG — Anthony Cirelli scored his first career hat trick and Nikita Kucherov added a pair of goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Friday. Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves to record his 10th straight victory, matching the longest win streak of his NHL career. He had 10 consecutive wins […]

Crosby Scores in OT, Penguins Beat Red Wings 2-1

DETROIT — Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. It was Crosby’s third goal in three games since returning from a 28-game absence because of a core muscle injury. Bryan Rust also scored for the Penguins in the third period […]