Game of the night: Los Angeles Kings (5-2-1) @ Dallas Stars (7-2-0) 8:30 ET… TV: Local Networks Players to watch: LA- Anze Kopitar After starting the year on a six-game point streak, Kopitar has gone the last two games pointless. That should change tonight. DAL- Loui Eriksson Eriksson has also gone two straight games without a point. That is rare for the 26-year-old Swede.
Starting goaltenders: LA- Jonathan Quick (2011-12 stats: 5-0-1, 0.81 GAA) DAL- Kari Lehtonen (2011-12 stats: 7-0-0, 1.54 GAA)
Game thoughts: The top two teams in the Pacific Division will once again do battle; Los Angeles beat Dallas 1-0 on Saturday in L.A. The storyline for tonight’s game in Big D is Jonathan Quick, who comes in with a franchise record three consecutive shutouts. Also, Dallas is perfect at home and Kari Lehtonen is undefeated. So something has to give in this one. Quick has had the Stars’ number in his career, while Lehtonen won’t go unbeaten forever. I like the Kings tonight… Prediction: Kings 3, Stars 2
The rest of today’s predictions: Bruins over Canadiens Sabres over Blue Jackets Rangers over Maple Leafs Flyers over Jets Penguins over Islanders Senators over Panthers Predators over Lightning Ducks over Wild Capitals over Oilers Coyotes over Devils ---
Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty suffered ligament damage to his wrist and will be sidelined indefinitely.
Pacioretty will not need surgery after he left Monday's 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers with the injury.
The 22-year-old Connecticut native, who has two goals and four assists is leading the struggling Canadiens in points this season.
Mired in a six-game losing...
Max Pacioretty's return to the ice against the Boston Bruins will have to be put on hold. The Canadiens' winger, who has two goals and four assists in eight games this year, has ligament damage in his wrist that won't require surgery but will keep him out in the short term, according to The Gazette in Montreal. Head coach Jacques Martin is expected to address Pacioretty...
1) Had it run through Max Pacioretty's mind, in that moment against the Florida Panthers in which he realized something was too wrong with his wrist to return to the game, that he may miss the two games he's had circled on his calender since the schedule was released?
"Absolutely," said Pacioretty after a dominant performance against the Flyers last night.
Zdeno Chara has always gotten booed in Montreal as a member of the Boston Bruins. Those boos have only gotten louder, though, after the B's defenseman delivered a hit on Max Pacioretty last season that left the Montreal forward with a concussion and a fractured vertebra. The ongoing criminal investigation continues, and it's obvious that Canadiens fans are not going to forget...
Alexander Steen scored twice and goaltender Brian Elliott made 32 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Wednesday night. Elliott, who signed a free-agent contract as a backup with St. Louis this summer, improved his record to 4-0-0. It was his first shutout of the season and 10th of his career.
Carey Price made 21 saves for his 100th win, Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- After living through some bad times goaltender Brian Elliott is enjoying the roll the St. Louis Blues are on.
Elliott stopped 32 shots and Alexander Steen scored two goals as the Blues extended their winning streak to three games with a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
"Sometimes you can get on a roll like that...
Carey Price made 21 saves for his 100th win and Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist and the Montreal Canadiens ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. Pacioretty assisted on Andrei Kostitsyn's goal 10:26 into the second and scored 2:12 later to make it 3-1.
The St. Louis Blues are getting results, but it's coming with an unexpected change in goal.
The Vancouver Canucks are dealing with their own surprising play by goaltender Roberto Luongo.
Brian Elliott may get the start over Jaroslav Halak again as the Blues begin the Western Canada portion of their trip against the Canucks on Wednesday night.
St. Louis (4-4-0) followed Friday...
Carey Price made 21 saves for his 100th win and Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist Wednesday night as the host Montreal Canadiens ended a six-game losing streak with a 5-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. Earlier in the day, the struggling Canadiens fired assistant coach Perry Pearn, who, among other duties, worked with the team's power-play units.
The firing of assistant coach Perry Pearn seemed to ignite the Montreal Canadiens.
Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli believes renewing a rivalry with Montreal could be just what the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins need to get going.
The visiting Canadiens and Bruins meet for the first time since last season's memorable first-round postseason matchup in the opener...
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