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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

NHL roundup: Carolina beats Islanders 5-2 for best start in franchise history

Dougie Hamilton and Andrei Svechnikov each had a goal and an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 Friday night and improved to 5-0-0 for the …



NHL roundup: Jaccob Slavin scores in OT to lift Hurricanes past Lightning

Jaccob Slavin scored at 1:53 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night.


NHL roundup: Sabres beat Penguins 3-1 in opener for both teams

Conor Sheary scored twice against his old team and Carter Hutton stopped 26 shots in the Buffalo Sabres’ 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.


David Krejci may miss Bruins opener, Patrice Bergeron expected to be ready

A major part of the Boston Bruins’ success the past several years has been their depth at center. That depth might be tested early this season, with center David Krejci …


Culture is key in developing NHL prospects, Devils GM says

Whether it involves New Jersey rookie center Jack Hughes or any other prospect, Devils general manager Ray Shero says the most important aspects of a prospect’s development must be in …


Mark Stone ready to lead in first full season with Vegas

The first time Mark Stone ever skated onto the ice for an NHL game, he was 19 years old and his Ottawa Senators were facing the New York Rangers in …


Sharks F Evander Kane suspended for 3 games for abuse of official

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for the first three games of the season for abuse of an official. The punishment handed out Tuesday comes after a …


Winnipeg Jets sign Patrik Laine to 2-year deal

Restricted free-agent forward Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets agreed to a two-year, $13.5-million contract Friday.


NHL preview: Blues’ last to Stanley Cup run shows value of regular season

When the Tampa Bay Lightning woke up on Jan. 3 atop the NHL standings, the St. Louis Blues were dead last. Tampa had won 31 of its first 39 games, …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Seattle hires former U.S. team captain Cammi Granato as scout

Cammi Granato has received plenty of interest in the past from NHL franchises. None of them suited her as well as Seattle’s expansion team does.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

Flames sign Matthew Tkachuk to 3-year, $21 million deal

The Calgary Flames have signed forward Matthew Tkachuk to a three-year, $21 million deal.


Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky out with wrist injury

Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky likely will miss the start of the season with a wrist injury.


NHL coaching carousel: Sabres’ Ralph Krueger fine with being unknown

The Florida Panthers landed the NHL’s most highly prized coaching candidate in Joel Quenneville, while the Buffalo Sabres made an out-of-the-box choice in hiring Ralph Krueger.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

Blues acquire defenseman Justin Faulk in trade with ’Canes

The St. Louis Blues acquired All-Star defenseman Justin Faulk from the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday in exchange for defenseman Joel Edmundson and a prospect.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 8:59 a.m.

NHL teams aim to fill arenas, drawing fans away from screens

“There’s nothing better than watching hockey in person,” Red Wings season-ticket holder Matt Larson said recently while watching Detroit host Chicago in a preseason game. The Red Wings, and every …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 1:25 p.m.

Defenseman Brandon Carlo signs 2-year extension with Bruins

It took until six days into training camp, but the Boston Bruins took care of their last bit of offseason business on Tuesday and can now focus on attempting to …


Evgeny Kuznetsov ban could open door for Caps’ top pick Connor McMichael

Connor McMichael’s feel for the game made him the Washington Capitals’ first-round draft pick in June. Combine that with Evgeny Kunzetsov’s suspension and the door could be wide open for …


Minnesota Wild sign defenseman Jared Spurgeon to 7-year, $53M extension

The 29-year-old Spurgeon set career highs last season of 14 goals, 29 assists, 152 shots on goal, 91 hits and 82 games played.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

NHL, NHLPA set to meet again to talk CBA extension

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association will meet again Friday in New York to continue collective bargaining negotiations. Players have until Sept. 15 to decide whether to terminate the current …


Gary Bettman, Tim Thomas among US Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, former Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, longtime NHL forward Brian Gionta, Washington youth hockey staple Neal Henderson and U.S women’s star Krissy Wendell will be inducted …


Blues goalie Jordan Binnington no longer flies under radar

Jordan Binnington used to fly under the radar during his summer training. But after a head-turning, seemingly-out-of-nowhere rookie season capped by a Stanley Cup victory, those days are long gone …


Avalanche sign defenseman Samuel Girard to 7-year extension

The Colorado Avalanche have locked up defenseman Samuel Girard with a seven-year extension that runs through the 2026-27 season. The 21-year-old Girard played in all 82 games last season. He …


Chicago forward Chris Kunitz retires after 15 NHL seasons

Kunitz, 39, will work with the coaching staffs for the Blackhawks and their American Hockey League affiliate in Rockford.


Minnesota Wild fire GM Paul Fenton after 1 season

Wild owner Craig Leipold said he told Fenton of his dismissal, a “difficult decision” made because Fenton was “not the right fit” for the organization.


Jeremy Colliton looking forward to camp with new-look Blackhawks

Jeremy Colliton is looking forward to his first training camp since he took over the Chicago Blackhawks after coach Joel Quenneville was fired in November. Colliton had little time to …


Predators sign Colton Sissons to 7-year, $20M contract

The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Colton Sissons by signing the forward to a seven-year contract worth $20 million. The 25-year-old Sissons had 15 goals and 15 assists in …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 1:46 p.m.

Ron Francis has big hopes as GM of Seattle’s new NHL club

Seattle’s NHL expansion team has announced its general manager – Ron Francis, a Hall of Famer and a two-time Stanley Cup winner. He will have complete control of operations. The …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

AP source: Seattle close to naming Ron Francis as GM

Seattle’s NHL expansion team is close to an agreement with Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis to become its first general manager, a person with direct knowledge tells The Associated …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 1:49 p.m.

Capitals re-sign winger Jakub Vrana in 2-year deal

The Washington Capitals have taken care of their biggest remaining offseason priority by re-signing winger Jakub Vrana to a $6.7 million, two-year contract. He had been a restricted free agent …