COLUMBUS, Ohio — Elvis Merzlikins made a career-high 41 saves in his third shutout in his last four starts, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the New Jersey Devils 5-0 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win. Cam Atkinson had two goals and an assist, helping the Blue Jackets improve to 14-2-4 in their
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news out of Montreal in respect to the team’s plans for Ilya Kovalchuk, the New York Islanders have a surprised goaltender in their system and will David Backes retire instead of accept his assignment to the AHL? Finally, what will the Detroit Red Wings do at the deadline?
Too early to talk Ilya Kovalchuk extension Louis-Andre Lariviere of TVA Sports: (google translate) Montreal Canadiens recently signed forward Ilya Kovalchuk has been working out very well for the team so far. Kovalchuk’s agent Pat Brisson when asked if there could be something beyond this season. “It is too premature at the moment to talk
11:00 AM ET New York Rangers coach David Quinn called Sunday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets perhaps their biggest of the season, as his team trailed the Blue Jackets by eight points for one of the Eastern Conference’s two wild-card playoff spots. After Oliver Bjorkstrand‘s tiebreaking goal with 26.5 seconds left in regulation, that
Centreman’s story is similar to many in the AHL — players who have been drafted early, but never made it to the NHL on a full-time basis. When he was traded on Jan. 7 for Michael McCarron, Laurent Dauphin was so eager to join the Laval Rocket — and knowing he’d require access to a
NEW YORK — Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his second goal of the game with 26.5 seconds left to lift Columbus Blue Jackets over the New York Rangers 2-1 Sunday night for their fifth straight win. Bjorkstrand was playing for the first time after 13 games with an oblique injury. He tied it 6:08 into the third
CHICAGO — Patrick Kane reached 1,000 career points when he picked up an assist on Brandon Saad’s third-period goal, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win. Kane became the 90th player in NHL history to reach the milestone with 5:46 left. The All-Star winger
Lehner could be looking for a big payday on his next deal Sportsnet: Chris Johnston on Headlines said that he spoke with Chicago Blackhawks pending UFA goaltender Robin Lehner yesterday. “I had a pretty frank conversation with Robin this morning,” Johnston said. “What came out of that, for me, is that he’s very interested in
10:48 PM ET Chicago forward Patrick Kane became the 90th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points with an assist Sunday in the Blackhawks’ 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at United Center. Kane fed Ryan Carpenter from behind the net on a pass that eventually ended up on Brandon Saad‘s stick. Saad deposited
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced changes to the playing rosters for the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Ontario International Airport, to be held January 26-27 in Ontario, Calif. Bakersfield Condors forward Tyler Benson and Tucson Roadrunners forward Brayden Burke have been added to the Pacific Division team roster for the event.
The end of January is coming into sight. With that comes the fun part of the season for fans. With the NHL’s Trade Deadline only 36 days away, teams start the process of seeing what they might do come Feb 24. For some teams, it’s easy to know what they’re going to do. The Red
It was just over two weeks ago that the Goalie News covered the first win of Elvis Merzlikins’ NHL career. Now, we’ll talk about him as the hottest goalie on the planet. Plus, the Minnesota Wild got a shutout, but not from the usual source. Merzlikins is Unbeatable When Joonas Korpisalo suffered a serious injury,
Anaheim in a selling mood and Josh Manson? Eric Stephens of The Athletic (Mailbag): The Anaheim Ducks have lots of questions to resolve. The defense suffered greatly this season and even Josh Manson’s play has faltered considerably. Even among prospects, they have progressed far more slowly than expected. It is clear that the Ducks need
Jan 15, 2020 SAN JOSE — Pierre-Luc Dubois is the leading scorer for the Columbus Blue Jackets, a 21-year-old forward whose production has increased each season. He is approaching restricted free agency this summer and what should be a lucrative second NHL contract. He’s also someone who really likes images of Baby Yoda in streetwear.
He knew the game would be at Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Jan. 25 (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). He also knew what some wondered after last season, when he came up from the minors, helped the Blues go from last in the NHL to the Stanley Cup and finished second in
As Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin rapidly gets closer to 700 career goals, the celebration planning continues. With hat tricks in his last two games and eight goals in his last three, the 34-year-old Ovechkin appears to have the pedal down as he approaches a threshold just seven other players have cleared. Ovechkin is eight
TORONTO — Jonathan Toews scored twice to go along with two assists, Patrick Kane set up one to reach 999 career points, and the Chicago Blackhawks downed the listless Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 on Saturday. Dominik Kubalik added two goals and an assist for Chicago (23-20-6), while Drake Caggiula, with a goal and an assist, and Brandon Saad provided the rest of the offence.
MONTREAL — Tomas Tatar scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens held on for the dramatic 5-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night. Nick Cousins, with two, Ilya Kovalchuk and Joel Armia scored in regulation for the Canadiens (22-21-7), who have won four of their last five