Islanders agree to terms with Brock Nelson on 6-year deal

Hockey 05/23/19, 12:08

Less than a year after losing John Tavares, the New York Islanders re-signed new No. 1 center Brock Nelson before he could even test free agency.Nelson on Thursday agreed to terms on a six-year contract through the 2024-25 season. Nelson scored 25 goals and set career highs with 28 assists ...

Finns beat Canada 3-1, Russia tops Norway at hockey worlds

Hockey 05/10/19, 12:16

Kaapo Kakko scored twice, including an empty-net goal with 34 seconds left, to lift Finland to a 3-1 win Friday over Canada in the opener for both teams at the men's world hockey championship.Arttu Ilomaki had a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Kevin Lankinen finished with 20 ...

Early goals help lift Bruins beat Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

Sports 04/23/19, 20:54

Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 on Tuesday night to wrap up their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.Marcus Johansson added his first goal of the postseason for ...

Lamoriello, Trotz orchestrate Islanders’ big turnaround

Sports 04/21/19, 09:18

Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz say they didn't know exactly what to expect from the New York Islanders this season.There were plenty of questions after the Islanders gave up 293 goals — the most in the NHL since 2006-07 — while missing the playoffs for the eighth time in 11 ...

Marner has 2 goals, including penalty shot, Leafs top Bruins

Sports 04/11/19, 20:49

Mitch Marner scored twice, the second on a short-handed penalty shot to give Toronto the lead for good, and the Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Thursday night in the opener of their first-round playoff series.It was Toronto's first postseason penalty shot in 20 years.Frederik Andersen made 37 ...

Star-laden Penguins open playoffs against stingy Islanders

Hockey 04/09/19, 17:43

The Pittsburgh Penguins have the big-name players. The New York Islanders rely on their system for success.Perennial All-Stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin lead the high-scoring Penguins against Anders Lee, Mathew Barzal and the defensive-minded Islanders in the first round of the playoffs in the teams' first postseason meeting since ...

Bruins prepare for yet another playoff matchup with Toronto

Hockey 04/08/19, 16:43

The Boston Bruins have a successful history against their first-round playoff opponent — but they're hardly dwelling on it.For the second straight season, the Bruins will open the Stanley Cup playoffs with a first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Boston hosts Game 1 on Thursday night.The Bruins won last ...

Poehling gets hat trick, Canadiens beat playoff-bound Leafs

Hockey 04/06/19, 21:38

Ryan Poehling recorded a hat trick and added the shootout winner in his NHL debut as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.Jordan Weal and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Canadiens (44-30-8), who were eliminated from playoff contention Friday ...

Hurricanes earn 4-1 win over Leafs

Hockey 04/02/19, 21:41

Justin Williams and Dougie Hamilton each banked in goals from behind Toronto's net as the Carolina Hurricanes picked up a big two points in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 4-1 victory over the listless Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.Jordan Staal also scored for the Hurricanes, while Hamilton added ...

Tavares scores as Maple Leafs top Isles 2-1 to clinch spot

Hockey 04/01/19, 23:47

John Tavares scored against his former team and the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.Calle Rosen also had a goal for Toronto, which needed just one point to secure its postseason spot and won for the fourth ...

Tavares scores, Maple Leafs edge Isles 2-1 to clinch berth

Hockey 04/01/19, 21:13

John Tavares scored against his former team and the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.Calle Rosen also had a goal for Toronto, which needed just one point to secure its postseason spot and won for the fourth ...

Murray stays unbeaten in NYC as Penguins top Rangers 5-2

Sports 03/25/19, 21:19

Teddy Blueger scored two goals, Matt Murray made 33 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins surged to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Monday night.Justin Schultz, Nick Bjugstad and Matt Cullen also scored for Pittsburgh. Phil Kessel and Marcus Pettersson each added two assists.Murray improved to 6-0-0 against ...

Tavares scores 4, Maple Leafs beat Panthers 7-5

Sports 03/25/19, 21:16

John Tavares had the first four-goal game of his career and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 7-5 Monday night.Tavares, who signed a seven-year, $77 million contract with the Leafs in free agency on July 1, has 45 goals this season, the most by a player in his ...

Strome. Georgiev help Rangers beat Maple Leafs 2-1 in OT

Hockey 03/23/19, 21:34

Ryan Strome scored 1:48 into overtime as the New York Rangers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.Pavel Buchnevich also scored for the Rangers and Alexandar Georgiev finished with 44 saves.Zach Hyman scored for the Maple Leafs and Frederik Andersen stopped shots.New York ...

Tavares, Matthews lead Maple Leafs to 4-2 win over Sabres

Hockey 03/20/19, 21:01

John Tavares and Auston Matthews each had a goal and assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs won for just the second time in six games, beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Wednesday night.Mitchell Marner and Zach Hyman, into an empty net, also scored and the Maple Leafs inched to within ...

Perlini, Blackhawks hold on for 5-4 win over Maple Leafs

Hockey 03/13/19, 21:16

Brendan Perlini had a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks held off a furious Toronto comeback to beat the Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night.Brandon Saad had a goal and an assist, and Duncan Keith, Dominik Kahun and Alex DeBrincat also scored as Chicago jumped out to a ...

Tavares has goal, 2 assists as Maple Leafs beat Sabres 5-2

Hockey 03/02/19, 23:46

When John Tavares skated onto the ice during the introductions of starters Saturday night, his Toronto Maple Leafs teammates peeled off to allow him to stand alone in the Scotiabank Arena spotlight.Two nights after the ugly reception the former Islanders captain received in his return to New York, Tavares was ...

Islanders spoil Tavares’ return to NY in 6-1 win over Leafs

Hockey 02/28/19, 23:08

Casey Cizikas scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 Thursday night in former captain John Tavares' first time back as a visiting player.Anthony Beauvillier, Anders Lee and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Islanders, who had lost three of their last four. Robin Lehner ...

Cizikas helps Islanders beat Leafs 6-1 in Tavares’ return

Sports 02/28/19, 21:45

Casey Cizikas scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 Thursday night in former captain John Tavares' first time back as a visiting player.Anthony Beauvillier, Anders Lee and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Islanders, who had lost three of their last four. Jordan Eberle ...

Tavares gets hostile reaction in return to Long Island

Hockey 02/28/19, 19:33

John Tavares knew he would get a hostile reception from New York Islanders fans in his first visit as a visiting player since the former captain left to sign with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent last summer."I don't really expect it to be a very welcoming ...

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