MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens rookie hopefuls Max Pacioretty and Yannick Weber survived another round of cuts Wednesday night as the club sent forwards Ben Maxwell, Gregory Stewart and Matt D’Agostini to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Owen Nolan and Antti Miettinen scored their first goals of the pre-season and the Minnesota Wild built an early lead and held on for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
MONTREAL – Patrice Brisebois had a goal and an assist and the Montreal Canadiens scored three power-play goals in the second period to beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 in NHL exhibition action Wednesday.
MONTREAL – Patrice Brisebois had a goal and two assists and the Montreal Canadiens scored three power-play goals in the second period to beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 in NHL exhibition action Wednesday.
ATLANTA – Mikael Samuelsson scored two power-play goals and had an assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 pre-season victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday night.
BELLEVILLE, Ont. – Matthew Tipoff and Eric Tangradi each scored two goals as the Belleville Bulls beat the Kingston Frontenacs 6-2 in Ontario Hockey League action Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA – Joffrey Lupul had a goal and an assist and the Philadelphia Flyers handed the Washington Capitals their first pre-season defeat, 2-1 on Wednesday night.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Martin Brodeur stopped 16 shots, and Zach Parise, Patrick Elias and Anssi Salmella each scored in the New Jersey Devils’ 3-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night in a pre-season game.
PITTSBURGH – Sidney Crosby understood the Pittsburgh Penguins wouldn’t begin this season with the same team that finished two victories away from winning the Stanley Cup only 17 weeks ago.
TORONTO – Moose Jaw Warriors forward Joel Broda was named the CHL player of the week on Wednesday.Broda had five goals and six points in three games, all Warriors wins.
BERN, Switzerland – Ryan Callahan scored with 20 seconds left to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 comeback victory over European champion Metallurg Magnitogorsk on Wednesday night in the first game between NHL and Russian teams in 17 years.
BERN, Switzerland – Hockey’s world governing body has ruled that Russian forward Alexander Radulov was wrong to sign for a club in his home country while under contract with the Nashville Predators, but won’t be suspended.
Don Cherry says he’s going to dazzle Hockey Night in Canada audiences with his wardrobe this year, that is if he doesn’t get fired first.The veteran Coach’s Corner antagonist also doubts if Washington’s Alex Ovechkin can match his MVP season of last year, doesn’t see why the Detroit Red Wings can’t repeat as Stanley Cup champions and thinks it was silly for the Vancouver Canucks to name goaltender Roberto Luongo as team captain.
The Detroit Red Wings had no sooner raised the Stanley Cup last spring when talk began of whether any team could stop them from making it two in a row.
EDMONTON – Two Septembers after declaring he saw no purpose in prolonging a lineage of renowned enforcers that included Dave Semenko, Marty McSorley, Dave Brown and Georges Laraque, Edmonton Oilers’ coach Craig MacTavish has reconsidered.
A look at 10 players to watch this season in the NHL:Martin Brodeur, New Jersey DevilsLast season: 44-27-6, 2.17 GAACareer: 538-290-125, 2.20 GAASkinny: Not long after Patrick Roy’s No.
The IIHF, NHL and the NHLPA held a meeting in Berne, Switzerland on Tuesday in an attempt to establish co-operation regarding a mutual respect of contracts and a new player transfer agreement.
The 2008-09 NHL season could be one in which Martin Brodeur stamps his name at the top of several lists in the record book.The New Jersey Devils goaltender is on pace to elbow Patrick Roy aside and be the league’s all-time leader in wins, games and minutes played by a goaltender.
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators are counting on an off-season of addition by subtraction to get them headed in the right direction.The Senators were Stanley Cup finalists in 2007, then came a seventh-place finish last season in the Eastern Conference (43-31-8) followed by a swift first-round playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
After being sidelined since before training camp started, Antero Niittymaki returned to the team and, as a result, the Flyers have released tryout goalie Maxime Ouellet.