Tavares has 2 assists in 1,000th NHL game, Maple Leafs defeat Capitals

TORONTO — John Tavares had two assists in his 1,000th NHL game, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Washington Capitals 5-1 at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday. Tavares was honored before the game in a ceremony at center ice that included his parents, wife, and two sons. “It was something I tried to obviously be … Read more

Copley makes 45 saves for Kings in win against Panthers

Pheonix Copley made an NHL career-high 45 saves for the Los Angeles Kings in a 4-3 win against the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, on Friday. “It’s great, congratulations to him,” Kings defenseman Matt Roy said. “I think with all these PKs it was a challenge for us, and we knew … Read more

Pettersson scores twice for Canucks in win against Blue Jackets

VANCOUVER — Elias Pettersson scored twice, and Bo Horvat had an NHL career-high four assists for the Vancouver Canucks in a 5-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena on Friday. “Everyone was burying their chances for me,” Horvat said. “I’m not the type of guy, especially in recent years, to be dishing … Read more

Keller scores hat trick, Coyotes defeat Golden Knights

TEMPLE, Ariz. — Clayton Keller had a hat trick for the Arizona Coyotes in a 4-1 win against the Vegas Golden Knights at Mullett Arena on Sunday. The hat trick was Keller’s second in the NHL. His first came in a 5-4 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Dec. 11. “It’s nice to see … Read more

McDavid scores 40th goal, Oilers defeat Canucks for 6th straight win

VANCOUVER — Connor McDavid scored his 40th goal of the season and had an assist for the Edmonton Oilers in a 4-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Saturday. With 40 goals in 48 games, McDavid became the fastest active player to reach the mark, passing Toronto Maple Leafs forward Austin Matthews, … Read more

Cotter scores twice for Golden Knights in win against Capitals

Paul Cotter scored two goals for the Vegas Golden Knights in a 6-2 win against the Washington Capitals at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday. Nicolas Roy had a goal and two assists, Alec Martinez had a goal and an assist, and Logan Thompson made 20 saves for the Golden Knights (29-16-2), who had … Read more

Rantanen has 2 points, Avalanche defeat Canucks in 4th straight win

VANCOUVER — Mikko Rantanen had a goal and an assist for the Colorado Avalanche in their fourth straight win, 4-1 against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Friday. Nathan MacKinnon had two assists and extended his point streak to seven games, and Alexander Georgiev made 28 saves for the Avalanche (24-17-3), who have outscored … Read more

Draisaitl scores twice, Oilers defeat Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS — Leon Draisaitl scored two goals for the Edmonton Oilers in a 4-3 win against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. Draisaitl has five goals in his past six games after failing to score in his previous seven. “I feel a little better (about my game),” he said. “I’m obviously … Read more

Hughes has 2 goals, assist for Devils in win against Ducks

ANAHEIM — Jack Hughes had two goals and an assist for the New Jersey Devils in a 6-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Friday. Jesper Bratt scored two goals, Damon Severson had three assists, and Vitek Vanecek made 31 saves for the Devils (27-12-3), who have won three in a row … Read more

Kostin scores twice for Oilers in win against Ducks

ANAHEIM — Klim Kostin scored twice for the Edmonton Oilers in a 6-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Wednesday. Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist to extend his road point streak to an NHL career-high 11 games (eight goals, 14 assists), and Jack Campbell made 21 saves for the … Read more