Hitchcock wins Oilers coaching debut against Sharks

Hitchcock wins Oilers coaching debut against Sharks

SAN JOSE -- Ken Hitchcock won his coaching debut for the Edmonton Oilers when Leon Draisaitl scored 51 seconds into overtime for a 4-3 victory against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Tuesday. Draisaitl won it after Connor McDavid's cross-crease pass deflected off Sharks forward Joe Pavelski's stick, hit Draisaitl's skate and went…
Super 16: Sabres crack top 10

Super 16: Sabres crack top 10

The Buffalo Sabres, winners of six in a row, made the biggest jump from last week, moving up four spots to No. 8. The New York Islanders fell five spots to No. 14 and the New York Rangers, winners of eight of their past 10 games, make their debut at No. 15. To create the…
McLellan latest coach to pay price for failing to meet high expectations

McLellan latest coach to pay price for failing to meet high expectations

No coaches were fired in the NHL during the 2017-18 season. Now four have been fired in 17 days, two in the past 24 hours. The Los Angeles Kings replaced John Stevens with Willie Desjardins on Nov. 4. The Chicago Blackhawks replaced Joel Quenneville with Jeremy Colliton on Nov. 6. Then the St. Louis Blues…
McLellan fired as Oilers coach, replaced by Hitchcock

McLellan fired as Oilers coach, replaced by Hitchcock

Todd McLellan was fired as coach of the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday and replaced by Ken Hitchcock. "I know what is wrong but it's not going to get fixed overnight," Hitchcock said. "I've got to sell them with my best. Players have to buy. I told the players today I can take them to a…
Bishop out at least one week for Stars with lower-body injury

Bishop out at least one week for Stars with lower-body injury

Ben Bishop will be out at least one week for the Dallas Stars because of a lower-body injury, coach Jim Montgomery said Tuesday. The goalie was injured in a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Monday. Bishop, who is 8-5-1 with a 2.33 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and two shutouts this season,…
Bergeron out at least four weeks for Bruins

Bergeron out at least four weeks for Bruins

Patrice Bergeron has a rib and sternoclavicular injury and will be re-evaluated in four weeks, the Boston Bruins announced Tuesday. The 33-year-old center and four-time Selke Award winner as the League's best defensive forward, was injured in a 1-0 overtime loss at the Dallas Stars on Nov. 16. He was checked along the board by…
Five Questions with Eddie Olczyk

Five Questions with Eddie Olczyk

NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs throughout the 2018-19 regular season. We talk to key figures in and around the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the most recent news. The latest edition features former NHL forward/current "NHL on NBC" analyst Eddie Olczyk, who fought…
Sabres defeat Penguins on Eichel OT goal for sixth straight win

Sabres defeat Penguins on Eichel OT goal for sixth straight win

PITTSBURGH -- Jack Eichel scored 45 seconds into overtime after the Buffalo Sabres came back from down three goals in a 5-4 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Monday. The Sabres have won six straight and sent the Penguins to their fourth loss in a row. Eichel shot under Casey DeSmith's…
Hoffman extends point streak in Panthers win against Senators

Hoffman extends point streak in Panthers win against Senators

OTTAWA -- Mike Hoffman extended his point streak to 16 games with a late goal, and the Florida Panthers won 7-5 against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday. Hoffman finished a backhand deke on a breakaway with 1:40 remaining to make it 7-5. It was his first game in Ottawa since the…
Yeo fired as coach of Blues

Yeo fired as coach of Blues

Mike Yeo was fired as coach of the St. Louis Blues on Monday. Yeo will be replaced on an interim basis by Craig Berube. The move was announced about an hour and a half after the Blues (7-9-3) lost 2-0 to the Los Angeles Kings at Enterprise Center. It was the second straight game they…

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