The Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres feel like they did enough in the offseason to make themselves Stanley Cup contenders.
Thomas Vanek scored two powerplay goals as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 in their NHL opener on Friday in Helsinki.
Defenseman Willie Mitchell got the go-ahead goal at 14:17 of the third period, Mike Richards also scored and Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves for the Los Angeles Kings in a 3-1 preseason victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
Teemu Selanne is returning for another season with the Anaheim Ducks, agreeing to a one-year contract on Thursday.
Goalie Jeff Deslauriers has agreed to a two-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks.
The Boston Bruins had waited 39 long years for another drink from the Stanley Cup, and Tim Thomas was awfully thirsty.
With leading scorer Anze Kopitar sidelined for the playoffs and Jarret Stoll suspended one game, the Los Angeles Kings found some much-needed offense among their defensemen.
The Los Angeles Kings will begin moving forward without top scorer Anze Kopitar when they start a two-game trip by facing the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Dustin Brown scored two power-play goals and connected again in the fifth round of the shootout, giving the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-3 victory over San Jose on Thursday night and snapping the Sharks’ four-game winning streak.
The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenseman Luca Sbisa to a four-year contract extension worth $8.7 million.
Saku Koivu had two goals and an assist and rookie defenseman Cam Fowler scored in overtime Friday to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames.
Martin Hanzal opened the scoring with a disputed power-play goal in the second period, Ilya Bryzgalov posted his 19th career shutout and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the fading Los Angeles Kings 2-0 on Thursday night for their fourth straight road victory.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 26 saves against his former Anaheim teammates and Mikhail Grabovski scored twice in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 5-2 victory over the Ducks on Thursday night.
Teemu Selanne scored Anaheim’s first two goals during power plays, Bobby Ryan added a pair of third-period goals, and Jonas Hiller posted his ninth NHL shutout in the Ducks’ 6-0 rout of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
Mike Richards had two goals and two assists,Michael Leighton made 32 saves in a raucous season debut and the Philadelphia Flyers lit up the Los Angeles Kings’ normally sturdy defense in a 7-4 victory Thursday night.