Hurricanes’ Foegele among surprises to make NHL rosters

Hockey 10/02/18, 02:12

Warren Foegele carried his Charlotte Checkers bag out of the visiting locker room and insisted he hadn't yet earned an upgrade.Foegele needs a new bag now because he beat the odds and made the Carolina Hurricanes' opening night roster with an impressive preseason. Only reigning Art Ross Trophy winner Connor ...

Excitement brewing for NHL expansion team in Seattle

Basketball 10/01/18, 20:16

Everywhere longtime NHL coach Dave Tippett goes in Seattle, people ask him two questions."One, 'What's the name going to be?' And two, 'Where do I get my tickets?'" Tippett said.The more immediate question is when — not if — an NHL expansion team is coming to Seattle as the league's ...

Blades of speed: Rollerblading is behind McDavid’s skating

Hockey 10/01/18, 03:15

Nowhere is Connor McDavid more comfortable than on his skates.The sight of McDavid blowing past defenders is an almost every-game occurrence for the Edmonton Oilers captain whose speed is the envy of the NHL. McDavid's crossover moves that propelled him a league-high 108 points came from years of cruising around ...

Caps’ Wilson could face suspension for hit in preseason game

Hockey 09/30/18, 21:57

Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson could face a suspension of six or more games for a blindside hit to the head of St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist during a preseason game on Sunday.The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced in a tweet Sunday night that it has offered ...

Johansen’s 2 goals lead Predators past Hurricanes

Hockey 09/30/18, 21:57

Ryan Johansen scored two goals, including the game-deciding strike 21 seconds into overtime, as the Nashville Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Sunday.Johansen opened and closed the scoring. He put the Predators ahead 4:13 into the game.Craig Smith also scored two goals and added an assist. Kevin Fiala scored ...

Yamamoto scores twice on 20th birthday, Oilers beat Flames

Hockey 09/29/18, 18:22

Kailer Yamamoto celebrated his 20th birthday with two goals in the Edmonton Oilers' 4-3 preseason victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday.Yamamoto got his second of the game early in the third period, tapping a goalmouth feed from Drake Caggiula behind goalie Mike Smith to complete the scoring. Yamamoto has ...

NHL goalie equipment continues to shrink, premium on scoring

Hockey 09/29/18, 02:44

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck recently stopped a puck near his collarbone. It was a shot that, in years past, he might not have thought about twice.This time, it hurt."Didn't feel very good," Hellebuyck said.He and his fellow NHL goalies will be wearing a smaller chest protector this season as ...

Devils’ Hischier latest in line of skilled Swiss forwards

Hockey 09/29/18, 02:39

When Nico Hischier was born in 1999 in the mountainside town of Naters, exactly one Swiss born-and-trained player had been in the NHL — for exactly one forgettable game.After Pauli Jaks tended goal for two periods in 1995, it took until 2001 for Reto Von Arx to become the first ...

Rasmus Dahlin scores 1st goal, Sabres beat Islanders

Hockey 09/28/18, 22:29

No. 1 overall pick Rasmus Dahlin scored his first goal for Buffalo, Jeff Skinner connected twice and the Sabres beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in exhibition play Friday night at Tribute Communities Centre.Brendan Guhle also Casey Nelson scored for Buffalo, and Carter Hutton made 27 saves.Anders Lee scored twice, ...

Dahlin ignores the buzz, saying he’s not made the Sabres yet

Hockey 09/28/18, 15:51

Rasmus Dahlin nods his head acknowledging he's familiar with the name when Scotty Bowman comes up in conversation. The 18-year-old is then taken aback upon hearing what the Hockey Hall of Fame coach had to say about the rookie defenseman for the Buffalo Sabres.For all the accolades the Swedish-born player ...

Anaheim Ducks RW Corey Perry out 5 months after knee surgery

Hockey 09/28/18, 04:01

For the first time since Corey Perry broke into the NHL as a feisty 20-year-old in 2005, the Anaheim Ducks will be without their goal-scoring right wing for a significant amount of time.Perry is likely to be out for five months after significantly injuring his right knee during warmups for ...

Blues’ Bortuzzo suspended 2 preseason, 1 regular-season game

Hockey 09/28/18, 04:01

St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo was suspended Thursday for the final two preseason games and the regular-season opener for an elbow to the head of Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny.The NHL's department of player safety announced the suspension. Bortuzzo will miss exhibition games against Dallas and Washington and then ...

NHL players to watch: Rebuilding teams leaning on youth

Hockey 09/28/18, 04:00

Jason Botterill has experienced both sides of the spectrum in confronting the challenges of building a competitive NHL team versus trying to sustain one.In Buffalo, the Sabres' second-year general manager is attempting to rebuild from scratch a team in the midst of a franchise-worst, seven-year playoff drought. In his previous ...

Alexandar Georgiev makes 26 saves, Rangers beat Flyers 4-2

Florida 09/27/18, 22:30

Alexandar Georgiev made 26 saves to help the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 in exhibition play Thursday night.Vinni Lettieri, Brett Howden and Vladimir Namestnikov scored in the second period to give New York a 3-0 lead, and Kevin Hayes added an empty netter with 1:35 left in ...

Jets, Preds, Knights and Sharks among teams to beat in West

Hockey 09/27/18, 16:28

A team from the West has not won the Stanley Cup the previous three seasons, the conference's longest drought in the 13-year salary cap era.Before the Washington Capitals won it last year after Pittsburgh claimed consecutive championships, the West was usually the best, winning seven of 10 titles. Four teams ...

Odyssey over, David Perron excited about return to St. Louis

Hockey 09/27/18, 13:55

David Perron had no idea what would happen when he became a free agent this summer. Then he got a familiar call.Perron's NHL odyssey has taken him all over his native Canada and the United States. But he always seems to find his way back to St. Louis.The 30-year-old Perron ...

NHL investigating Flyers’ Lehtera after drug bust in Finland

Hockey 09/27/18, 11:51

The NHL is investigating Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera after a report he's being questioned in connection with a drug bust in his native Finland.Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the league is investigating the situation. Lehtera's lawyer, Ari Nieminen, said Thursday he expects police to release a statement clarifying some ...

New Coaches: Trotz takes Cup-winning experience to Islanders

Sports 09/27/18, 03:06

While the Washington Capitals are watching their Stanley Cup banner rise to the rafters, Barry Trotz will be fresh off a plane in North Carolina, preparing for his own season opener.Trotz guided the Capitals to their first title last season and in winning it triggered an automatic contract extension far ...

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 ...

Bruins, Lightning among top challengers to Capitals in East

Sports 09/26/18, 15:00

It seems like no one in the Eastern Conference wants to be considered the team to beat.Taylor Hall relishes that his Devils were counted out last year before making the playoffs. Alex Ovechkin would love for all the Capitals' doubters to chime in again."Last year, nobody believe in us and ...

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