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Blues beat Coyotes 4-0 to stretch winning streak to 8 games

Blues beat Coyotes 4-0 to stretch winning streak to 8 games

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The goal is looking awfully big when Vladimir Tarasenko is shooting. Jordan Binnington is making it look awfully small when he's in it. The combination has led the St. Louis Blues to their longest winning streak in 18 years.
Rinne makes 34 saves, Predators beat Canadiens 3-1

Rinne makes 34 saves, Predators beat Canadiens 3-1

NASHVILLE — Pekke Rinne and Viktor Arvidsson gave Nashville more of the same Thursday night. A little extra from newcomer Brian Boyle helped make the difference.
Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning to 6-0 win over Stars

Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning to 6-0 win over Stars

TAMPA, Fla. — When Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are piling up points, the Tampa Bay Lightning are tough to stop.
Landeskog helps Avalanche snap eight-game losing skid with win over Jets

Landeskog helps Avalanche snap eight-game losing skid with win over Jets

WINNIPEG — Semyon Varlamov was relieved to finally leave the ice with a good taste in his mouth.
Athanasiou, Howard lead Red Wings past Senators, 3-2

Athanasiou, Howard lead Red Wings past Senators, 3-2

DETROIT — Andreas Athanasiou got the Detroit Red Wings' offence going, and Jimmy Howard backed it up.
Greiss, Cizikas power Islanders past Blue Jackets 3-0

Greiss, Cizikas power Islanders past Blue Jackets 3-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Platooning two goalies is working out just fine for coach Barry Trotz and the surprising New York Islanders.
Trocheck's shootout goal lifts Panthers over Flames 3-2

Trocheck's shootout goal lifts Panthers over Flames 3-2

SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida goalie James Reimer returned from a benching in his last start and rebounded for the Panthers in a big way Thursday.

Koivu 'totally confident' in return from ACL surgery

Leaning on his crutches, just six days after reconstructive surgery on his right knee, Mikko Koivu was asked if he had concern about his ability to return to the Minnesota Wild next season at age 36.
Skinner focused on present in Buffalo rather than future

Skinner focused on present in Buffalo rather than future

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jeff Skinner knows how much the Sabres and their playoff-starved fans want him to stay in Buffalo beyond this season. "Ha, ha, I've heard," the forward memorably said with a laugh in December. "I'm having a lot of fun, too.
Hot streak helps Hurricanes surge into playoff contention

Hot streak helps Hurricanes surge into playoff contention

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have skated their way out of being tied for last place into playoff contention — all in just six weeks. They have been the NHL's best team since Dec.