EDMONTON – Liam Reddox set up a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers leapt past Minnesota in the Western Conference standings with a 3-2 victory over the Wild on Saturday night.
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Chris Mason is doing his best to keep the St. Louis Blues in contention for a playoff spot.Mason made 26 saves and carried the Blues to a 3-1 victory over the free-falling Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Coach Barry Trotz wasted little time giving his Nashville Predators a reality check.As giddy as they might have been in shutting down the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings 8-0 in front of a vocal capacity crowd Saturday night crowd, Trotz put it all in perspective.
ATLANTA – Rich Peverley scored two of Atlanta’s four third-period goals, and Ilya Kovalchuk had two goals and three assists in the Thrashers’ 5-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Yann Danis and Sean Bergenheim made it a rough night for the Buffalo Sabres.Danis made 31 saves for his second straight shutout at home, and Bergenheim scored twice in the New York Islanders’ 2-0 victory Saturday night.
NEW YORK – Ryan and Nikolai Zherdev scored in the first 68 seconds, and the Rangers busted out of their offensive doldrums in a 6-1 victory Saturday night over Colorado that gave coach John Tortorella his first win with New York.
OTTAWA – Sometimes the truth hurts.On Saturday night the Ottawa Senators needed to face the fact that they didn’t get the goaltending they needed.
MONTREAL – Saku Koivu and Andrei Markov each had a goal and an assist in a three-goal outburst in the first period as the Montreal Canadiens posted their fourth straight victory with a 3-2 NHL win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Flyers activated centre Danny Briere from injured reserve Saturday, and expected to have him in the lineup Sunday in New Jersey after a 36-game absence because of groin injuries.
TORONTO – Minnesota Wild forward Derek Boogaard has been suspended for five games without pay as a result of an elbowing incident during Friday’s game against the Calgary Flames, the NHL announced Saturday.
DALLAS – Corey Perry scored the tying goal in the third period, Teemu Selanne added the winner 1:31 later and the Anaheim Ducks handed the Dallas Stars their fourth straight home loss, 4-3 on Saturday.
MONTREAL – Last time around, Patrick Marleau was invited to camp with the Canadian Olympic hockey team, but didn’t crack the lineup for the 2006 Winter Games in Turin.
BOSTON – Alexander Semin scored on a slap shot from just inside the red line only 22 seconds into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday in a matchup of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
NEWARK, N.J. – With Marty Brodeur back in the lineup and the Devils fielding a healthy team for the first time since the start of the season, New Jersey is looking like a serious Stanley Cup contender again.
Canadiens 4 at Flyers 3 (OT)First Period1. Philadelphia, Lupul 18 (Hartnell, Carter) 0:282. Philadelphia, Richards 24, 8:143. Montreal, Plekanec 17 (Schneider, Kovalev) 16:25 (pp)4.
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – Steve Bernier ended his scoring drought at the right time Friday night.The Canuck winger’s goal midway through the third period gave the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning before the 245th straight sellout crowd of 18,630 at General Motors Place.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Steve Bernier’s goal at 9:26 of the third period gave the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.
Movements in the world of hockey Friday:National Hockey LeagueNHL-Suspended The New York Islanders D Brendan Witt five games for elbowing Toronto’s Niklas Hagman in the head in a Feb.