One week after Alain Vigneault emerged as the leading coaching candidate, the New York Rangers hired him on Friday to replace the fired John Tortorella. Vigneault agreed to a five-year contract.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Evgeni Malkin have agreed to term on a contract extension with superstar Evgeni Malkin.
Coach Ken Hitchcock likes his team’s chances of making a deep playoff run, but scoffed away a suggestion that the Blues and Kings have a lot of similarities. After sweeping the Blues in the second round last spring en route to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup, Los Angeles won all three games this season, too, and have taken eight in a row overall.
Viktor Fasth made 24 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Anaheim Ducks clinched the Pacific Division title with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
Dustin Brown scored two goals, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves and the surging Kings beat Calgary 3-1 on Monday night for their second win over the Flames in three days.
Jeff Carter completed his fifth career hat trick with two goals in a 19-second span of the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Monday night despite taking only 16 shots on net.
For Oliver Ekman-Larsson and the Phoenix Coyotes, the encore was as productive as the original.
Slava Voynov scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory while snapping the Ducks’ six-game winning streak.
Detroit defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Sunday on a game-winning goal from Jonathan Ericsson with 5 seconds left — less than a minute after the defending Stanley Cup champions tied the game.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL wiped out the third week of the regular season Friday as the lockout dragged on, leaving no more wiggle room if the league hopes to play a full 82-game schedule. […]
David Backes was grateful the St. Louis Blues were out of their homes and comfort zones Wednesday, practicing in an opponent’s practice rink just a few slap shots from the Pacific Ocean.
Jonathan Quick stopped 19 shots and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 on Wednesday to move into the eighth place in the Western conference.
Justin Williams scored twice to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Jack Johnson showed remarkable confidence in himself and the Los Angeles Kings a day earlier when he promised his buddies he would celebrate his next goal by Tebowing. After all, the defenseman hadn’t scored since Dec. 1, and the Kings don’t even have a fraction of the Denver quarterback’s offensive mojo lately.
Nick Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 5:31 left in the third period, Casey Wellman and Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored 32 seconds apart in the second period, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 on Sunday night.