Matthews scores twice for Maple Leafs in OT victory against Stars

DALLAS — Auston Matthews scored his second goal of the game at 2:10 of overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 win against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Thursday. It was Matthews’ 56th goal of the season, the Most in a single season by a United States-born player in NHL … Read more

Carlson helps Capitals top Lightning, gain in wild card

WASHINGTON — John Carlson scored two power-play goals and had two assists in the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist, giving him 1,401 NHL points (773 goals, 628 assists) in 1,265 games for the Capitals (38-22-10), who had … Read more

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

Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and more

9:15 AM ET ESPN staff It’s going to be a busy year for Indian athletes with major events like Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and Women’s Hockey World Cup taking place. Here’s the 2022 calendar to keep track of the big tournaments and ESPN’s coverage: Upcoming April FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup in South Africa … Read more

K’Andre Miller’s impact becoming integral to Rangers’ success

The Penguins were skating off the ice on Friday night and jawing at Rangers defenseman K’Andre Miller. The game, which ended as a 5-1 loss for Pittsburgh, was frustrating for the visitors — entering the second intermission, it was a 4-0 onslaught in favor of the Rangers — but Miller was frustrating them as well. … Read more

On Tap: Crosby, Panarin look to stay hot when Penguins visit Rangers

Welcome to the NHL On Tap. Three NHL.com writers will share what they are most looking forward to on the schedule each day. Today, their choices from the five games Friday. Crosby vs. Panarin in marquee matchup The New York Rangers look to tighten the Metropolitan Division race with a win against the Pittsburgh Penguins … Read more

Draisaitl scores twice in Oilers win against Sharks

EDMONTON — Leon Draisaitl scored twice, and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-2 at Rogers Place on Thursday. Draisaitl has scored 44 goals this season, second in the NHL behind Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs (46). Derrick Brassard and Kailer Yamamoto each scored, Connor McDavid had two assists, and Mike … Read more

Wedgewood wins debut as Stars top Hurricanes 4-3 in shootout

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Scott Wedgewood made quite a first impression with the Dallas Stars in leading them to their third win in a row. Wedgewood’s first game in net with the Stars was a record-setter and he was further rewarded when Tyler Seguin scored in the shootout for a 4-3 victory against the Carolina … Read more

AHL notebook: Top NHL prospects who changed teams by Trade Deadline

The top developmental league for the NHL saw several top prospects change teams, providing those players with new opportunities and impacting the AHL playoff race. Here is a look at some of those prospects and their new homes: Justin BarronLaval (Montreal Canadiens) The rookie defenseman (6-foot-2, 195 pounds) moved to the Canadiens from the Colorado … Read more