Avalanche defeat Penguins, clinch playoff berth

PITTSBURGH — The Colorado Avalanche clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 6-4 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday. Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, Mikko Rantanen had two assists to reach 400 points in his 400th NHL game, and JT Compher and Darren Helm Each had a goal … Read more

Draisaitl reaches 50 goals, 100 points in Oilers win against Ducks

ANAHEIM — Leon Draisaitl reached 50 goals and 100 points for the Edmonton Oilers in a 6-1 victory against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Sunday. Draisaitl had a goal and an assist to give him 101 points (50 goals, 51 assists) this season and extend his point streak to 12 games (12 goals, … Read more

Rangers rally, gain in Metropolitan Division with shootout loss to Flyers

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers rallied in the third period with three goals, including two in 12 seconds, to gain ground in the Metropolitan Division in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist, and Igor Shesterkin made 23 … Read more

Zegras scores lacrosse-style goal, Ducks top Coyotes to end skid at 11

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Trevor Zegras scored his second lacrosse-style goal of the season for the Anaheim Ducks in a 5-0 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Friday. Zegras pulled off the move to make it 3-0 at 9:42 of the first period. After his initial between-the-legs shot was stopped by Karel … Read more

Matthews scores No. 51, Maple Leafs defeat Flyers to move up in Atlantic

Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 51st goal to help the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday. Matthews made it 3-2 at 7:41 of the third period after Mitchell Marner carried the puck behind the net and found him in the slot for a one-timer. “I … Read more

Fleury, Kaprizov help Wild defeat Hurricanes, keep pace in Central

RALEIGH, NC. — Marc-Andre Fleury made 37 saves and the Minnesota Wild extended their point streak to nine games in a 3-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Saturday. Fleury is 3-0-0 with Minnesota since he was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on March 21. Mats Zuccarello and Kirill … Read more

Golden Knights defeat Kraken, move into second wild card in West

SEATTLE — Jack Eichel scored twice for the Vegas Golden Knights in a 5-2 win against the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena on Friday. Eichel made it 1-0 at 10:28 of the first period, tipping in an Alec Martinez shot, and extended the lead to 2-0 at 1:26 of the second period after Seattle … Read more

Avalanche defeat Penguins, on verge of clinching playoff berth

DENVER — Devon Toews scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:26 remaining in the third period, and the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 at Ball Arena on Saturday. Mike Mathison tied it 2-2 for the Penguins at 15:07 of the third period when he shot past Darcy Kuember from the bottom of the right … Read more

Malkin, Penguins end Wild’s winning streak at seven

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Evgeni Malkin scored at 3:57 of overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended the Minnesota Wild’s seven-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday. Malkin jammed in his own rebound at the right post after Cam Talbot made the initial save. Rickard Rakell scored two goals for … Read more