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  • NHL notebook: Senators' Karlsson to debut vs. Canucks
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, October 16, 2017

    Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will make his season debut in Tuesday's home game versus the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Monday.

    • Karlsson missed the Senators' first five games of the campaign after undergoing offseason surgery to fix tendons in his left foot. Ottawa has played well in the absence of the two-time Norris Trophy recipient, winning three straight to improve to 3-0-2 on the season.

      Karlsson recorded 18 points while playing in all 19 postseason games last spring for the Senators in their run to the Eastern Conference final.

      The 27-year-old Swede, who led all NHL defensemen in scoring in three of the last four seasons, has collected 117 goals, 339 assists and 280 penalty minutes in 556 career contests.

      --The Montreal Canadiens and defenseman Mark Streit mutually agreed to terminate his contract, the team announced.

      Streit cleared waivers last week but did not report to Laval of the American Hockey League. The 39-year-old was placed on unconditional waivers Sunday.

      Signed to a one-year, $700,000 contract in July, Streit averaged 14 minutes of ice time and registered a minus-2 rating in two games this season with Montreal (1-3-1).

      --The Winnipeg Jets placed forward Mathieu Perreault on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

      Perreault exited in the third period of Saturday night's 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Perreault, 29, has one goal, two assists and four penalty minutes in five games this season.

      In a corresponding move, the Jets recalled forward Kyle Connor from the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

      --The Arizona Coyotes recalled Adin Hill from the Tucson Roadrunners and assigned fellow goaltender Marek Langhamer to the American Hockey League affiliate.

      Hill, 21, has a 1-1-0 record with a .968 save percentage and 0.65 goals-against average and one shutout in two games with the Roadrunners this season. Last year, the Comox, British Columbia, native was 16-14-6 with a .906 save percentage and 3.16 goals-against average.

      Langhamer, 23, has not played a game with the Coyotes this season. He appeared in one game last season.

  • Senators D Karlsson to make season debut Tuesday
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, October 16, 2017

    Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will make his season debut in Tuesday's home game versus the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Monday.

    • Karlsson missed the Senators' first five games of the campaign after undergoing offseason surgery to fix tendons in his left foot. Ottawa has played well in the absence of the two-time Norris Trophy recipient, winning three straight to improve to 3-0-2 on the season.

      Karlsson recorded 18 points while playing in all 19 postseason games last spring for the Senators in their run to the Eastern Conference final.

      The 27-year-old Swede, who led all NHL defensemen in scoring in three of the last four seasons, has collected 117 goals, 339 assists and 280 penalty minutes in 556 career contests.

      Prized prospect Thomas Chabot was sent to Belleville of the American Hockey League on Sunday to make room for Karlsson's return.

  • Canadiens, D Streit terminate contract
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, October 16, 2017

    The Montreal Canadiens and defenseman Mark Streit mutually agreed to terminate his contract, the team announced Monday.

    • Streit cleared waivers last week but did not report to Laval of the American Hockey League. The 39-year-old was placed on unconditional waivers Sunday.

      Signed to a one-year, $700,000 contract in July, Streit averaged 14 minutes of ice time and registered a minus-2 rating in two games this season with Montreal (1-3-1).

      Streit spent the first three seasons of his career with the Canadiens from 2005 to 2008, collecting 25 goals and 84 assists over 205 games. He has 96 goals, 338 assists and 374 penalty minutes in 786 career games with the New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Canadiens.

  • Coyotes recall G Hill, assign G Langhamer to AHL
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, October 16, 2017

    The Arizona Coyotes recalled Adin Hill from the Tucson Roadrunners and assigned fellow goaltender Marek Langhamer to the American Hockey League affiliate on Monday.

    • Hill, 21, has a 1-1-0 record with a .968 save percentage and 0.65 goals-against average and one shutout in two games with the Roadrunners this season. Last year, the Comox, British Columbia, native was 16-14-6 with a .906 save percentage and 3.16 goals-against average.

      Hill was selected by the Coyotes in the third round of the 2015 NHL draft.

      Langhamer, 23, has not played a game with the Coyotes this season. He appeared in one game last season.

  • Jets place F Perreault on IR
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, October 16, 2017

    The Winnipeg Jets placed forward Mathieu Perreault on injured reserve Monday with a lower-body injury.

    • Perreault exited in the third period of Saturday night's 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. He played 13:11 before leaving the game.

      Perreault, 29, has one goal, two assists and four penalty minutes in five games this season.

      In a corresponding move, the Jets recalled forward Kyle Connor from the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

      Connor, 20, has five points (two goals, three assists) in four games for the Moose this season. He played his first pro season in 2016-17 and recorded two goals and three assists in 20 games for the Jets. The Shelby Township, Mich., native also skated in 52 games for the Moose last season, totaling 44 points, including a team-leading 25 goals.

      Connor was selected by the Jets in the first round (17th overall) of the 2015 draft.

  • Blue Jackets D Carlsson lands on IR
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The Columbus Blue Jackets retroactively placed defenseman Gabriel Carlsson on injured reserve and recalled defenseman Markus Nutivaara from AHL Cleveland on Sunday.

    • Carlsson, 20, who is day-to-day with an upper-body injury sustained on Friday against the New York Rangers, is eligible to come off IR on Oct. 21. He recorded an assist in four games this season, and he has two assists in six career NHL games.

      Nutivaara, 23, has two goals and five assists and a plus-7 rating in 66 games with the Blue Jackets last season. He was Columbus' seventh-round pick in the 2015 draft.

  • Golden Knights place G Fleury on injured reserve
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The Vegas Golden Knights placed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury on injured reserve Sunday with a concussion.

    • Forward Jonathan Marchessault also was placed on IR with a lower-body injury.

      Both players are expected to miss at least a week, general manager George McPhee announced.

      The 32-year-old Fleury played 59:44 in the Golden Knights' 6-3 loss -- the franchise's first -- against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.

      Fleury was dazed after taking a knee to the head from Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha during a goal-mouth scramble midway through the second period but stayed in the game.

      Fleury has a history of concussions during his 14-season career. He has started all four of Vegas' games this season, going 3-1-0 with a .925 save percentage and 2.48 goals-against average.

      Goaltender Malcolm Subban is expected to make his Vegas debut against the Boston Bruins on Sunday night in place of Fleury.

      Marchessault, 26, also suffered his injury during Friday's game. He has one goal in the four games he played this season.

      In corresponding moves, the Golden Knights recalled goaltender Maxime Lagace and forward Alex Tuch from the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves.

      Lagace, 24, has a 1-1-0 record with a 4.05 goals-against average in two games with the Wolves.

      Tuch, selected by the Minnesota Wild in the first round (18th overall) of the 2014 draft, has four goals and an assist in three games with the Wolves, including a hat trick in the season-opening game on Oct. 6.

  • Golden Knights look to rebound vs. Bruins
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, October 15, 2017

    LAS VEGAS -- The first homestand in Vegas Golden Knights history has already experienced its share of highs and lows.

    • The Golden Knights (3-1-0) broke an NHL record for an expansion team with their third straight victory to open the season, defeating the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Tuesday night.

      But they followed that up with a 6-3 loss on Friday night to the Detroit Red Wings, allowing four goals over an 11-minute span during the third period, easily the ugliest 20 minutes in the team's young history.

      Now the Golden Knights will try and rebound from their first loss on Sunday afternoon when they host the Boston Bruins at T-Mobile Arena.

      Don't expect Vegas coach Gerard Gallant to push the panic button following his team's first setback.

      "The quicker you forget about last night the better off your team is," Gallant said following his team's practice on Saturday. "I'm not going to go out there and start barking today. Let's get ready for (Sunday). We've got a quick turnaround, an afternoon game. Guys were in good spirits, and let's get back out there."

      One player who wasn't on hand was starting goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who was dazed after taking a knee to the head from Anthony Mantha during a goal-mouth scramble midway through the second period but stayed in and finished the game.

      "Maintenance day," Gallant said when asked why Fleury wasn't at practice Saturday.

      However, the Golden Knights placed Fleury on injured reserve on Sunday after it was detemined he had sustained a concussion.

      Ex-Bruin Malcolm Subban is expected to make his Vegas debut against Boston. During his stint with the Bruins he compiled an 0-2-0 record with a 5.81 goals-against average.

      "Sooner or later our backup goalie is going to get some time," Gallant said a day before Fleury was placed on IR. "Fleury can't play all 82 games. You'd love to see a guy who plays as well as he has play 82 games, but it's not going to happen in the NHL today."

      Speaking of quick turnarounds, Boston (2-2-0) will be playing its second game in 22 hours in a back-to-back that started with a 6-2 victory over the Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz.

      Defenseman Zdeno Chara had a goal and two assists and Anton Khudobin had 29 saves in his first start in net of the season as Boston bounced back after dropping a home-and-home set with the Colorado Avalanche.

      "Obviously a big win for us," the 40-year-old Chara said after his 14th career three-point game. "Everybody contributed to it. Obviously, we know our job as veterans is to pull a good share of the load and we got that, and the younger group of players stepped up as well. You need that. You need to have everybody on the same page. ... I thought tonight was a lot of positives and good energy."

      The big question Bruin fans are wondering is when will Patrice Bergeron make his season debut? The 32-year-old top-line center did some skating at practices in Arizona but missed his fourth straight game with a nagging lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day. With a three-day break following Sunday's contest, it would seem like a long shot that Bergeron would play against Vegas.

  • Sabres place D Bogosian on IR
    By The Sports Xchange / Sunday, October 15, 2017

    The Buffalo Sabres placed defenseman Zach Bogosian on injured reserve Sunday with a lower-body injury.

    • Bogosian, 27, had been limited in practice since being injured in the Sabres' final preseason game. In 56 games last season, he recorded 11 points (two goals, nine goals) in 56 games.

      In a corresponding move, the Sabres recalled forward Justin Bailey from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

      Bailey, 22, currently leads Rochester with two goals and is tied for the team lead with a plus-2 rating through three games in 2017-18. Last season, the Williamsville, N.Y., native ranked third among Rochester skaters with 23 goals and finished the campaign with 36 points in 52 AHL contests.

      The 6-foot-4, 214-pound Bailey was Buffalo's second-round pick (52nd overall) in the 2013 NHL draft. He has two goals and two assists in 40 career NHL games for the Sabres during the last two seasons.

  • Canucks' Eriksson leaves with injury
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, October 14, 2017

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Left winger Loui Eriksson left the Vancouver Canucks' game against the Calgary Flames early in the first period Saturday.

    • Eriksson appeared to hurt his knee after crashing into the back of the Flames' net at 2:57 of the first period.

      He limped off the ice and headed to the bench. After sitting on the bench for several minutes, Eriksson skated briefly then headed to the dressing room.

      Eriksson has one assist in his previous three games with Vancouver this season.

  • NHL roundup: Leafs snap 14-game slide vs. Canadiens
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, October 14, 2017

    MONTREAL -- The Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a 14-game losing streak against the Montreal Canadiens with a 4-3 overtime victory at Bell Centre on Saturday.

    • Auston Matthews scored his second goal of the game and fifth of the season 48 seconds into the extra session to give Toronto its first win against Montreal since Jan. 18, 2014. James van Riemsdyk and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Maple Leafs and Frederik Andersen made 31 saves.

      Jeff Petry, Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin scored for the Canadiens and Carey Price made 18 saves.

      Flyers 8, Capitals 2

      PHILADELPHIA -- Sean Couturier, Scott Laughton and Claude Giroux each netted a pair of goals, and Jakub Voracek and Shayne Gostisbehere each recorded three assists as Philadelphia routed Washington in its home opener.

      It was the Flyers' largest margin of victory over the Capitals since a 7-1 victory Dec. 20, 2008, in Philadelphia. It was also the first time the Capitals allowed eight goals in regulation since an 8-1 defeat in Pittsburgh on Jan. 25, 2006.

      Wayne Simmonds and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Flyers and Brian Elliott turned aside 21 shots to earn his third win in his first season.

      Penguins 4, Panthers 3

      PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby scored twice, including the winner when he batted the puck out of the air in the third period, as Pittsburgh downed Florida.

      Patric Hornqvist and Greg McKegg also scored and Kris Letang added two assists for the Penguins, who are 8-0-2 in their past 10 games against the Panthers with five wins in a row at home. Matt Murray made 43 saves for Pittsburgh.

      Jonathan Huberedau scored twice, Aaron Ekblad also tallied and Evgenii Dadonov had two assists for Florida. The Panthers' James Reimer stopped 29 shots as the teams combined for 79 shots in a fast-paced game.

      Stars 3, Avalanche 1

      DALLAS -- Coach Ken Hitchcock won his 783rd career game and passed Al Arbour for the third-most wins in NHL history as Dallas defeated Colorado.

      Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin each had a goal and an assist for the Stars while Ben Bishop made 21 saves. Seguin also had his first career fight in the third period against former teammate Patrik Nemeth.

      Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves for the Avalanche and kept his team in the game on the second night of a back-to-back. Matt Duchene scored during a delayed penalty for Colorado.

      Lightning 2, Blues 1

      TAMPA, Fla. -- Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov scored as Tampa Bay capped off a strong homestand with a victory over St. Louis.

      Andrei Vasilevskiy, who has started all five games this season, made 28 saves for the Lightning. Tampa Bay swept a three-game homestand that included victories against Washington and Pittsburgh. Kucherov has five goals this season.

      Jake Allen stopped 25 shots for the Blues, who finished a four-game road 2-2-0. Vladimir Tarasenko scored his fourth goal of the season for St. Louis.

      Blackhawks 2, Predators 1 (OT)

      CHICAGO -- Brandon Saad scored the game-winning goal at 3:05 of overtime to lift Chicago over Nashville.

      Patrick Sharp scored during regulation for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford stopped 37 shots to pick up his fourth victory for Chicago.

      Filip Forsberg scored for the Predators, who played their first overtime game of the season. Nashville's Pekka Rinne made 33 saves.

      Blue Jackets 5, Wild 4 (OT)

      SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Alexander Wennberg 47 seconds into overtime as Columbus won for the second time in as many nights.

      The Blue Jackets got regulation goals from Zach Werenski, David Savard, Cam Atkinson and Josh Anderson. Sergei Bobrovsky had 17 saves for Columbus.

      Tyler Ennis scored twice, and Eric Staal and Landon Ferraro had goals for Minnesota, which got 30 saves from Devan Dubnyk. The Wild are 14-0-3 all time in their home opener.

      Devils 3, Rangers 2

      NEW YORK -- Miles Wood, Adam Henrique and Drew Stafford each scored a goal as New Jersey defeated New York.

      The Devils' Keith Kinkaid made 29 saves in his first start of the season. New Jersey defenseman Will Butcher had two assists, giving him eight this season. He leads all rookies with eight points.

      Rick Nash and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored for the Rangers, with Shattenkirk's coming with 56.8 seconds left to complete the scoring. Ondrej Pavelec made 16 saves for New York.

      Senators 6, Oilers 1

      EDMONTON, Alberta -- Mike Hoffman and Kyle Turris each had two goals and an assist as Ottawa completed a three-game sweep through western Canada with a victory over Edmonton.

      Mike Condon made 34 saves for the Senators, who won at Calgary 6-0 on Friday. Derick Brassard and defenseman Chris Wideman also scored for Ottawa.

      Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot allowed four goals on 23 shots before being replaced by Laurent Brossoit. Edmonton's Kailer Yamamoto recorded his first NHL point when he assisted on defenseman Adam Larsson's goal.

      Bruins 6, Coyotes 2

      GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Zdeno Chara, still a dominant player at age 40, had a goal and two assists and Boston rode a three-goal second period to victory over winless Arizona.

      Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and rookie Jake DeBrusk -- the son of former Coyotes player Louie DeBrusk -- each had a goal and an assist and backup goaltender Anton Khudobin stopped 29 of 31 shots in his first start of the season for the Bruins. Boston has won 11 in a row against the Coyotes since 2010.

      Mario Kempe scored his first NHL goal for Arizona, which remains the Western Conference's lone winless team at 0-4-1.

      Kings 4, Sabres 2

      LOS ANGELES -- Dustin Brown, Tyler Toffoli and Drew Doughty scored the first power-play goals of the season for Los Angeles in its victory over Buffalo.

      The Kings came in 0-for-16 on the power play this season, but Brown tied the score 1-1 on Los Angeles' first power play of the game. Jonathan Quick made 23 saves for the Kings.

      The Sabres scored their first goal at Staples Center since Jan. 21, 2010 -- a timespan of 279 minutes, 38 seconds -- when Zemgus Girgensons finished off a 2-on-1 with Jack Eichel at 15:45 of the first period. Eichel scored Buffalo's other goal.

      Islanders 3, Sharks 1

      SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Thomas Greiss made 40 saves to lead New York over San Jose.

      Greiss, a former Sharks goaltender, improved to 2-1-0 in three career starts against the Sharks. Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Cal Clutterbuck scored for the Islanders.

      Kevin Labanc scored for San Jose and backup goaltender Aaron Dell made 20 saves in his first start of the season. Dell went 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average in two starts against New York last season.

      Flames 5, Canucks 2

      VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Defenseman Dougie Hamilton scored twice as Calgary defeated Vancouver.

      Johnny Gaudreau scored on a power play and Mark Giordano recorded a short-handed goal for the Flames. Defenseman Travis Hamonic also scored for Calgary. Jaromir Jagr had an assist for his first point since signing with the Flames as a free agent Oct. 4. Calgary's Mike Smith made 27 saves.

      Derek Dorsett and Brock Boeser scored while Jacob Markstrom stopped 22 shots for the Canucks.

      Jets 2, Hurricanes 1

      WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Nikolaj Ehlers scored the deciding goal -- his fifth of the season -- as Winnipeg won its third straight game.

      Connor Hellebuyck stopped 28 shots in securing his third victory of the season for the Jets. Bryan Little also scored for Winnipeg.

      Jeff Skinner scored and Scott Darling stopped 19 shots for Carolina.

  • Oilers C Draisaitl dealing with concussion-like symptoms
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, October 14, 2017

    Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl is dealing with concussion-like symptoms, in addition to an eye injury, and will miss Saturday night's home game against the Ottawa Senators.

    • Draisaitl, 21, could miss an extended period of time with the Oilers scheduled to play four games in the next week.

      "He's had an eye injury, the eye was swollen shut, but obviously the eye is attached to the head which leads to the concussion-type symptoms," Edmonton coach Todd McLellan told reporters. "That's what we're dealing with."

      Draisaitl, who signed an eight-year, $68 million contract extension with the Oilers last offseason, has one goal and two assists in three games. He had 29 goals and 48 assists for 77 points last season.

  • Capitals place D Niskanen on long-term IR
    By The Sports Xchange / Saturday, October 14, 2017

    The Washington Capitals placed defenseman Matt Niskanen on long-term injured reserve due to an upper-body injury, the team announced Saturday.

    • Niskanen, 30, appeared to injure his left hand in the second period of Friday night's 5-2 win against the New Jersey Devils. The team says Niskanen is week-to-week.

      On long-term injured reserve, Niskanen must miss at least the next 10 games and 24 days. The earliest he will be eligible to return to the lineup is Nov. 7 against Buffalo

      Niskanen has one assist and eight penalty minutes in five games this season, averaging 21:09 in time on ice.

      With Niskanen out, the Capitals recalled defenseman Madison Bowey from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

      The 22-year-old Bowey could make his NHL debut on Saturday night when the Capitals visit the Philadelphia Flyers.

      Bowey made his AHL season debut on Oct. 7 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Last season, he recorded 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 43 games with Hershey. In 105 career AHL games, Bowey owns 43 points (seven goals, 36 assists). The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native was selected by the Capitals in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2013 draft.

  • Avalanche C MacKinnon exits game with eye injury
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, October 13, 2017

    DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon left Friday's game against the Anaheim Ducks with an eye injury and will not return.

    • MacKinnon was skating near the Ducks net on a Colorado power play when Anaheim center Derek Grant's stick came up and hit him under his visor.

      MacKinnon was on his hands and knees on the ice and holding the right side of his face.

      An Avalanche trainer checked him before MacKinnon skated off and to the locker room.

      He was ruled out at the start of the second period.

      MacKinnon, who appeared in every game last season, has four assists in five games this season.

  • NHL roundup: Oshie lifts Capitals over Devils
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, October 13, 2017

    NEWARK, N.J.--T.J. Oshie scored twice and Alex Ovechkin added his league-leading ninth goal as the Washington Capitals handed the New Jersey Devils their first loss of the season with a 5-2 decision on Friday night at the Prudential Center.

    • Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal and set up three and Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists for the Capitals. Oshie finished with three points, also assisting on Backstrom's goal.

      The Devils received goals from Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri. Palmieri's goal was the 100th of his NHL career.

      Oshie opened the scoring 14:49 into the first period, burying a Backstrom feed after the Swedish center hounded Devils defenseman John Moore into a turnover in the offensive zone.

      Blue Jackets 3, Rangers 1

      COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Artemi Panarin scored with 12:35 left in the third period and helped Columbus edge New York.

      Panarin, acquired in a trade from Chicago in June, skated down the center of the ice, starting from his team's blue line, weaving through multiple Rangers before beating goaltender Henrik Lundqvist from the high slot.

      The entertaining goal upstaged what had been to that point a riveting matchup between Lundqvist and Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.

      Senators 6, Flames 0

      CALGARY, Alberta -- Craig Anderson made 25 saves and posted his 39th career shutout as Ottawa thumped Calgary.

      Cody Ceci, Derick Brassard, Mike Hoffman, Mark Stone, Ryan Dzingel and Chris Wideman scored for the Senators. Kyle Turris had three assists as Ottawa broke open the game with a four-goal third period.

      Flames goalie Mike Smith gave up five goals on 17 shots before being pulled in the third period.

      Avalanche 3, Ducks 1

      DENVER -- Tyson Barrie scored a tiebreaking power-play goal late in the third period, and Colorado beat Anaheim for its fourth win in five games to start the season.

      Gabriel Landeskog also scored and Nikita Zadorov sealed the win with an empty-netter with .5 of a second left. Mikko Rantanen and Sven Andrighetto had two assists each for the Avalanche, and Jonathan Bernier had 17 saves against his former team.

      Brandon Montour scored the lone goal for the Ducks and Reto Berra had 19 saves in relief of John Gibson, who made 17 saves in the first period before Berra came on at the start of the second.

      Red Wings 6, Golden Knights 3

      LAS VEGAS -- Gustav Nyquist scored two goals and Henrik Zetterberg added a goal and three assists as Detroit erupted for four third-period goals and handed Vegas the first loss in team history.

      Anthony Mantha, Frans Nielsen, Nyquist and Luke Glendening scored during an 11-minute span in the final period for the Red Wings, who finished a four-game road trip with a 3-1 record.

      Jonathan Marchessault, James Neal and Erik Haula scored for the Golden Knights and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots.

  • Ducks C Getzlaf (lower body) scratched vs. Avalanche
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, October 13, 2017

    DENVER -- Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was a late scratch for Friday's game at the Colorado Avalanche.

    • The Ducks announced Getzlaf was out with a lower-body injury and said he is day-to-day.

      Getzlaf missed the first two games of the season before playing 22 minutes in his season debut on Monday against Calgary. He recorded two assists in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the New York Islanders.

      Last season, Getzlaf collected 15 goals and 58 assists in 74 regular-season games. He added eight goals and 11 assists in 17 postseason games.

  • Oilers F Draisaitl to miss Saturday's game
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, October 13, 2017

    Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl has been ruled out of Saturday's road game against the Ottawa Senators with an eye injury, the team announced.

    • Draisaitl sustained the injury during a 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. The 21-year-old German did not practice on Thursday and Friday and is considered day-to-day for the Oilers (1-2-0).

      "He didn't practice and won't play tomorrow," Edmonton coach Todd McLellan said after practice Friday. "That's all we know for now.

      "He's got a black eye and we're waiting to hear a little bit more on its condition and how it affects his head."

      Draisaitl, who has one goal and two assists in three games this season, enjoyed a career campaign in 2016-17 with 29 goals, 48 assists and just 20 penalty minutes. He signed an eight-year, $68 million contract -- with an average annual value of $8.5 million -- as a restricted free agent on Aug. 16.

  • NHL notebook: Wild's Coyle, Foligno, Niederreiter injured
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, October 13, 2017

    The Minnesota Wild's victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday sure was a costly one.

    • Forward Charlie Coyle is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a right fibula fracture, the team announced Friday. Fellow forwards Marcus Foligno and Nino Niederreiter will also miss time due to injuries sustained in Thursday's 5-2 win for the Wild (1-1-1).

      The 25-year-old Coyle, who was placed on long-term injured reserve, has two assists in three games this season.

      Niederreiter was also placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss at least three weeks with a high left ankle sprain. Foligno, 26, will be sidelined at least one week after sustaining a left facial fracture that will require a procedure Sunday.

      --The St. Louis Blues assigned forward Tage Thompson to the San Antonio Rampage and recalled forward Sammy Blais from their American Hockey League affiliate.

      Thompson, 19, played in four games with the Blues this season, including his NHL debut on Oct. 7 in Pittsburgh. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound Thompson was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round (26th overall) of the 2016 NHL draft.

      Blais, 21, appeared in two games for the Rampage this season, posting three goals and an assist. The 5-10, 205-pound Blais was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round in 2014.

      --The Florida Panthers assigned forward Denis Malgin to the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL.

      Malgin, 20, recorded one goal and two assists in three games with the Panthers during the preseason. In 2016-17, the native of Olten, Switzerland, appeared in 47 games with Florida, totaling 10 points (six goals, four assists). Malgin played in 15 games with Springfield last season and posted 12 points (three goals, nine assists).

      The 5-foot-9, 177-pound Malgin was originally selected by the Panthers in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL draft.

  • Wild's Coyle out 6-8 weeks, Foligno, Niederreiter sidelined
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, October 13, 2017

    The Minnesota Wild's victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday sure was a costly one.

    • Forward Charlie Coyle is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a right fibula fracture, the team announced Friday. Fellow forwards Marcus Foligno and Nino Niederreiter will also miss time due to injuries sustained in Thursday's 5-2 win for the Wild (1-1-1).

      The 25-year-old Coyle, who was placed on long-term injured reserve, has two assists in three games this season.

      Niederreiter was also placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss at least three weeks with a high left ankle sprain. The 25-year-old has yet to record a point this season.

      Foligno, 26, will be sidelined at least one week after sustaining a left facial fracture that will require a procedure Sunday.

      Also on on Friday, the Wild recalled center Luke Kunin from the Iowa Wild and assigned defenseman Mike Reilly to the American Hockey League affiliate.

      Kunin, 19, tallied a goal, an assist and four penalty minutes in two games with Iowa this season.

      Kunin was selected by Minnesota in the first round (15th overall) of the 2016 NHL draft. The 6-foot, 193-pound native of Chesterfield, Mo., totaled 38 points (22 goals, 16 assists) and 30 penalty minutes in 35 contests during his sophomore season at the University of Wisconsin in 2016-17.

      Kunin served as the captain of Team USA at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, helping the U.S. capture a gold medal with four points (two goals, two assists) in seven games.

      Reilly, 24, recorded two assists in three games with Minnesota this season and averaged 11:19 in time on ice. The 6-2, 195-pounder native of Chicago had one goal and two penalty minutes in 17 games with Minnesota last season and added 30 points (five goals, 25 assists) and 48 penalty minutes in 57 games with Iowa.

      Reilly owns 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 49 career NHL games with the Wild. He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fourth round in 2011.

  • Blues send Thompson to AHL team, recall Blais
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, October 13, 2017

    The St. Louis Blues assigned forward Tage Thompson to the San Antonio Rampage on Friday and recalled forward Sammy Blais from their American Hockey League affiliate.

    • Thompson, 19, played in four games with the Blues this season, including his NHL debut on Oct. 7 in Pittsburgh. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound Thompson was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round (26th overall) of the 2016 NHL draft.

      Blais, 21, appeared in two games for the Rampage this season, posting three goals and an assist. The 5-10, 205-pound Blais was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round in 2014.

  • Panthers assign F Malgin to AHL
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, October 13, 2017

    The Florida Panthers assigned forward Denis Malgin to the Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League on Friday.

    • Malgin, 20, recorded one goal and two assists in three games with the Panthers during the preseason. In 2016-17, the native of Olten, Switzerland, appeared in 47 games with Florida, totaling 10 points (six goals, four assists). Malgin played in 15 games with Springfield last season and posted 12 points (three goals, nine assists).

      The 5-foot-9, 177-pound Malgin was originally selected by the Panthers in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL draft.

  • Coyotes G Raanta exits with lower-body injury
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, October 13, 2017

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta was replaced after the first period of Arizona's game against the Detroit Red Wings because of a lower-body injury.

    • Raanta stopped nine shots during a scoreless first period, but backup Louis Domingue came on to start the second period.

      Raanta was held out of the Coyotes' season opener against Anaheim on Oct. 5 with a lower-body injury, but he returned to start the next three games.

      This is the second consecutive game in which Raanta left early. He gave up three goals on the five shots he faced Tuesday at Vegas and was pulled only 6:15 into the first period of Arizona's 5-2 loss.

  • Canucks' Edler leaves game with injury
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, October 13, 2017

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Canucks defenseman Alex Edler left Vancouver's game against Winnipeg Jets late in the first period Thursday because of a lower-body injury.

    • The team announced that Edler would not return to the game.

      Edler appeared to hurt himself while delivering a body check to Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele.

      Edler has one assist this season and is averaging 24:17 in ice time.

  • NHL roundup: Panthers end Blues' streak
    By The Sports Xchange / Friday, October 13, 2017

    SUNRISE, Fla. -- Rookie defenseman Ian McCoshen scored his first NHL goal as the Florida Panthers routed the previously undefeated St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday.

    • The Blues were 4-0-0 for the second time in franchise history but were playing their third road game in four nights. The Panthers (2-1-0) hadn't played since Saturday.

      Roberto Luongo made 37 saves to pick up his first win of the season, Vincent Trocheck scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and Jared McCann, Aaron Ekblad and Nick Bjugstad also tallied for Florida. Ekblad, Bjugstad and McCann added assists.

      Paul Stastny and Vince Dunn scored and Jake Allen made 33 saves for the Blues.

      Lightning 5, Penguins 4

      TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay remained perfect at home, holding on for an impressive win against Pittsburgh.

      Steven Stamkos scored his first in 11 months, Victor Hedman scored with 0.1 seconds left in the first period, defenseman Slater Koekkoek scored the first two goals of career, Nikita Kucherov scored a goal and Alex Killorn added four assists in an eventful win for the Lightning.

      The Penguins got goals from Matt Hunwick, Conor Sheary, Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel.

      Predators 4, Stars 1

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rookie Samuel Girard scored his first NHL goal and assisted on the tiebreaking goal by Filip Forsberg less than three minutes later as Nashville stopped Dallas.

      Pekka Rinne made 30 saves, and Viktor Arvidsson and P.K. Subban also scored for the Predators.

      Jamie Benn gave the Stars a 1-0 lead at 8:04 of the first period on the power play, and Ben Bishop stopped 27 of 30 shots.

      Wild 5, Blackhawks 2

      CHICAGO -- Chris Stewart scored two goals in the third period, and Minnesota pulled away for a victory over Chicago.

      Eric Staal, Jason Zucker and Mikko Koivu also scored for the Wild. Minnesota tallied four goals in the final 9:28 to earn its first victory of the season. Ryan Hartman and Jonathan Toews scored for the Blackhawks, who lost in regulation for the first time this season.

      Devan Dubnyk, in his 100th game as a member of the Wild, made 36 saves. The Blackhawks' Corey Crawford turned aside 29 shots.

      Red Wings 4, Coyotes 2

      GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Luke Glendening scored short-handed with 3:24 remaining, and Detroit rode its penalty kill and timely scoring to beat Arizona.

      Seconds after goalie Jimmy Howard made a kick save of Coyotes rookie Clayton Keller's spin-a-rama shot -- denying Arizona (0-3-1) the lead and Keller a hat trick -- Glendening worked a two-on-one short-handed break with Dylan Larkin and beat Louis Dominque with a wrist shot.

      Frans Nielsen added an empty-net goal with 1:34 to play after Martin Frk and Henrik Zetterberg also scored for Detroit (3-1-0). Howard turned aside 33 shots.

      Jets 4, Canucks 2

      VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Tyler Myers scored a short-handed goal and Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves as Winnipeg defeated Vancouver.

      Nikolaj Ehlers, Josh Morrissey and Patrik Laine also scored for the Jets, who won their second consecutive game. Bryan Little had two assists.

      Daniel Sedin and Chris Tanev scored for the Canucks. Rookie Brock Boeser collected an assist in his first NHL game.

      Sharks 3, Sabres 2

      SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Timo Meier broke a 2-2 tie with his first goal of the season as San Jose broke into the win column with a victory over Buffalo.

      Meier knocked home the rebound of Joonas Donskoi's shot from the slot. Tomas Hertl opened the scoring for the Sharks with his first goal of the season at 2:15 of the first period while Chris Tierney gave San Jose a 2-1 lead later in the frame.

      Jason Pominville scored twice for the Sabres. The Sharks' Martin Jones and Buffalo's Robin Lehner each stopped 23 shots.

  • Rangers hope to get going vs. Blue Jackets
    By The Sports Xchange / Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Now is not the time for the New York Rangers to hit the panic button.

    • Yes, they sit in last place in the Metropolitan Division with just a win and two points, but they're just four games into the season. It's not a time to change everything, but the players know the results have to change soon.

      "It's important that we get the urgency and realize how important the next game is and the game after that," said Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist after New York dropped a 3-1 home decision to St. Louis on Tuesday night. "You have to see it as a big game every night."

      The next big game for the Rangers is Friday night, when they travel to Columbus and face the division rival Blue Jackets.

      Lundqvist has had a hand in all three losses. He has allowed at least two first-period goals in each of the three losses, but he's by far not the only concern so far.

      New York's penalty kill has only stopped 68.8 percent of its opponents' power-play chances, the third-worst in the league. The power play is a different story as it's tied for second best at 31.2 percent.

      Mika Zibanejad is a big reason for the man-advantage success. The 24-year-old Swedish center has netted four of his team-best five goals on the power play.

      But coach Alain Vigneault hinted after Tuesday's loss that some changes may come before the Columbus game.

      "The other two lines right now, we are looking for a little bit more chemistry to create a little bit more," he said.

      After splitting a pair of regulation games last weekend to open the season, Columbus pulled out a 2-1 overtime win at Carolina on Tuesday. Sonny Milano scored both goals in the win and currently leads the team with four goals.

      The 21-year-old rookie right winger has scored in all three games this season. He tied Kristian Huselius' team record by scoring in the first three games. But Milano told The Columbus Dispatch on Wednesday that he's trying to take everything in stride.

      "This has been a lot of fun," Milano said. "Obviously, my dream growing up has been to play in the NHL. Getting a couple of goals is a great feeling. The first one was amazing. Now I just have to treat it like a business. I just have to keep playing my game, not get too high or too low."

      After winning his second Vezina Trophy last season, Sergei Bobrovsky has continued his sharp play into this season. In the two games he's played, he allowed just one goal in 67 shots. Seven of those shots came in the extra period Tuesday against the Hurricanes after he gave up his only goal of the season with 1:15 left in the third period.

      Both teams will be playing back-to-back games this weekend. After Columbus, the Rangers return home to face New Jersey. The Blue Jackets travel to Minnesota on Saturday night.