PRESEASON FINAL – Kings 2, Ducks 1 – Walker, Vilardi, McLellan

PRESEASON FINAL - Kings 2, Ducks 1 - Walker, Vilardi, McLellan

The LA Kings earned their second victory of the preseason with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday evening at Crypto.com Arena. Forwards Adrian Kempe and Arthur Kaliyev each scored power-play goals in the first period, while goaltender Jonathan Quick made 24 saves on 25 shots to earn his first victory of the … Read more

Stars begin to feel ripples of Nils Lundkvist acquisition

Stars begin to feel ripples of Nils Lundkvist acquisition

DALLAS — When the Stars acquired Nils Lundkvist a few days before the start of preseason, it seemed like a good depth move that filled the need for a right-handed defenseman. But the ripples that come from the trade could shape the blueline for the entire 2022-23 season. [WATCH: All highlights from Stars vs. Wild] … Read more

Flexibility with Forwards Gives Devils an Advantage | FEATURE

Flexibility with Forwards Gives Devils an Advantage |  FEATURE

If there’s one thing the New Jersey Devils learned last season, it’s that injuries will happen and someone will have to step up. As a result, the team has switched around wings and centers throughout the preseason games to see who could be moved if needed. “I think it’s important to our team, that (Dawson … Read more

Georgiev Getting Settled in Colorado

Georgiev Getting Settled in Colorado

Alexander Georgiev is finding his groove in Denver and with his new club, the Colorado Avalanche, where he has joined the team for training camp ahead of the 2022-23 season. Upon spending the first five years of his NHL career with the New York Rangers – where he posted an overall 58-48-11 record, a 2.94 … Read more

The Penguins made a ton of roster cuts, down to 28 players

The Penguins made a ton of roster cuts, down to 28 players

With only a few more preseason games to go, and now under two weeks until the start of the NHL regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced some serious roster cuts today. They are down to just 28 players now. From the team: Forwards Alex Nylander, Valtteri Puustinen, Drake Caggiula, Filip Hallander, Jamie Devane, Kyle Olson, … Read more

Does Martin Kaut really have a chance to make the Avalanche team?

Does Martin Kaut really have a chance to make the Avalanche team?

It’s a familiar story — an unexpected prospect lasts deep into camp and the buzz starts up about maybe they will actually make the team. Most are eventual last cuts and those that manage to see opening night, such as Sampo Ranta last season, are back in the AHL before the first snowfall in Denver. … Read more

Oct. 2: NHL Preseason Roundup

Oct.  2: NHL Preseason Roundup

Marc-Andre Fleury made 12 saves for the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on Sunday. Fleury, who played the entire game, has yet to allow a goal in the preseason; he made 12 saves in 31:10 against the Colorado Avalanche on Sept. 25. Connor Dewar and … Read more

Shesterkin ready to join Rangers’ elite goalie fraternity

Shesterkin ready to join Rangers' elite goalie fraternity

“We can look at how many jerseys are retired from goalies,” Shesterkin told NHL.com in a 1-on-1 interview after practice Friday. “I understand everything.” There’s Eddie Giacomin’s No. 1, Mike Richter’s no. 35 and Henrik Lundqvist’s no. 30 that hangs above the rink at Madison Square Garden Training Center, the Rangers’ practice facility, and Madison … Read more

Samuel Laberge’s Unlikely Journey for a Journeyman | FEATURE

Samuel Laberge's Unlikely Journey for a Journeyman |  FEATURE

Samuel Laberge’s story has flown under the radar. And that’s just fine with him. He has always been about putting his head down and doing the work. He is here to play hockey, it’s all he’s ever wanted to do, and he’ll do it anywhere he’s asked to. On Friday, he was part of the … Read more

Blue Jackets Sunday Gathering: Jakob Chychrun rumors continue to swirl

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A collection of notes, insights, ruminations and did-you-knows gathered throughout the week that was for the Blue Jackets: Item No. 1: Jakob Chychrun rumors When free agent Johnny Gaudreau signed with the Blue Jackets this summer, it was surmised that his signing — beyond making Columbus instantly more competitive on the ice … Read more