Trading places: NHL deadline deals’ effect on playoff teams

Hockey 04/09/19, 12:47

Excuse Derick Brassard for having a little difficulty finding his bearings after the veteran center took an unorthodox cross-country route in reaching the NHL playoffs.Starting the season with Pittsburgh, Brassard was traded to Florida and spent 10 games with the Panthers before landing in Colorado in time to help the ...

MacKinnon’s shootout goal lifts Avs past Coyotes 3-2

Hockey 03/29/19, 23:21

Nathan MacKinnon's shootout goal lifted Colorado over the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night and the Avalanche tightened their grip on the second Western Conference wild-card berth.MacKinnon and Derick Brassard also had power-play goals in regulation for Colorado, which extended its lead over Arizona to three points in the race ...

Wilson breaks out of scoring funk, Avs beat Blackhawks 4-2

Hockey 03/23/19, 16:49

Colin Wilson scored his first goal in more than a month, Philipp Grubauer stopped 29 shots and the playoff-chasing Colorado Avalanche earned their fourth straight win by holding off the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Saturday.J.T. Compher and Sven Andrighetto also scored. Derick Brassard added an empty-netter for an Avalanche team ...

Ducks snap 5-game skid with 2-1 win over Avalanche

Hockey 03/03/19, 18:58

Jakob Silfverberg capped off a memorable weekend with a goal and an assist and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Sunday to snap a five-game losing streak.Silfverberg signed a $26.5 million, five-year extension Saturday. He leads the team in goals with 17 and became the ninth player ...

Ekblad’s quick OT goal gives Panthers 4-3 win over Avalanche

Hockey 02/26/19, 00:19

Aaron Ekblad scored 26 seconds into overtime, Roberto Luongo stopped 36 shots to earn career win No. 485 and the Florida Panthers beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Monday night.The winning play was set up when Mike Hoffman sped down the ice, spun past defenseman Samuel Girard and sent a ...

Traded by Panthers, Brassard faces former team in Avs debut

Hockey 02/25/19, 22:22

Derick Brassard only needed to take a right and walk a few steps to join his new team.From one dressing room to the other — about as short a journey as a traded player can have. No way for the forward's luggage to get lost, either.The Colorado Avalanche acquired the ...

Penguins turn to youth, land Bjugstad, McCann from Panthers

Hockey 02/01/19, 15:56

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forwards Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers on Friday for forward Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan and three 2019 draft picks.The deal gives the Penguins an influx of youth in the 26-year-old Bjugstad and the 22-year-old McCann as they make another playoff push. The ...

Devils pick up rare road win in 6-3 rout of sliding Penguins

Hockey 01/28/19, 22:11

Travis Zajac had a goal and three assists, Keith Kinkaid made 37 saves and the New Jersey Devils had little trouble in a 6-3 victory over the sluggish Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.Pavel Zacha, Damon Severson, Brian Boyle, Blake Coleman and Kyle Palmieri also scored as New Jersey snapped a ...

Devils pick up rare road win in 6-3 rout of sliding Penguins

Hockey 01/28/19, 21:57

Travis Zajac had a goal and three assists, Keith Kinkaid made 37 saves and the New Jersey Devils had little trouble in a 6-3 victory over the sluggish Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.Pavel Zacha, Damon Severson, Brian Boyle, Blake Coleman and Kyle Palmieri also scored as New Jersey snapped a ...

Hertl’s hat trick leads Sharks past Penguins 5-2

Sports 01/16/19, 00:42

Tomas Hertl scored three goals and Joe Thornton celebrated his 1,000th game for San Jose by adding another that helped the Sharks win their seventh straight game, 5-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.Marcus Sorensen also scored and the Sharks improved to 16-3-2 in their past 21 games with ...

Kessel’s power-play goals help Pens defeat Red Wings 5-2

Hockey 12/27/18, 21:58

Phil Kessel scored two power-play goals and Derick Brassard added two goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Thursday.Patric Hornqvist scored his 13th of the season as the Penguins won their fourth straight game, matching a season best. Kessel scored twice in the second period ...

Guentzel helps Penguins top Islanders 2-1

Hockey 12/10/18, 22:18

Jake Guentzel scored the decisive goal in the shootout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.Guentzel also assisted on Derick Brassard's tying goal in the third period, helping Pittsburgh improve to 3-0-1 in its last four games. Casey DeSmith had ...

Hornqvist’s natural hat trick leads Penguins by Colorado 6-3

Hockey 12/04/18, 22:06

Patric Hornqvist's natural hat trick in the third period powered the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night.The Avalanche had erased a three-goal deficit to tie the game going into the third when Hornqvist went to work.Pittsburgh Penguins' Derick Brassard (19) can't get his stick on a ...

Eichel’s OT winner lifts Sabres by reeling Penguins 5-4

Hockey 11/19/18, 22:12

Jake Eichel's shot squirted past Casey DeSmith 45 seconds into overtime as the surging Buffalo Sabres rallied to beat the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Monday night.The Sabres won their sixth straight by overcoming a three-goal deficit. Casey Mittelstadt tied it with just over 9 minutes to go in regulation ...

Kris Letang lifts Penguins past Capitals, 7-6 in OT

Hockey 10/04/18, 22:23

Kris Letang scored his second power-play goal 1:20 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 7-6 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.Letang beat goalie Braden Holtby with a slap shot from the point. Letang finished with three points, tying Hall of Famer Paul Coffey for the most ...

Phil Kessel scores twice, Penguins beat Sabres 5-1

Football 09/26/18, 22:16

Phil Kessel scored twice in a 2:21 span late in the first period in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-1 exhibition victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.Matt Cullen, Derick Brassard and Kris Letang also scored, and Matt Murray made 21 saves.Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) collides with Buffalo Sabres' Johan ...

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