Jets defenceman preaching what he practices

DESCRIPTORS like ‘veteran’ and ‘mentor’ tossed around Saturday barely compute when it comes to Winnipeg Jets defenceman Ben Chiarot. Wasn’t it, like, mere months ago the Hamilton product started taking direction from senior on-ice advisor Dustin Byfuglien? Four years ago, you say? Come on… “This is my fifth year now (though) it seems like I just started last… Read More »

Lightning blank Canadiens to extend win streak to 5

Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist in the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 20 saves in his second consecutive shutout and franchise-record 18th for his career. It was Vasilevskiy’s sixth shutout of the season, tied with Marc-Andre… Read More »

Dzingel leads Sens past Jets in OT

Ryan Dzingel scored at 3:44 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 road victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night. Mark Stone, Rudolfs Balcers and Matt Duchene scored power-play goals, and Stone and Dzingel each had one assist. Anders Nilsson stopped 23 shots to help the Senators improve to 3-7-0 in their last 10. Tyler… Read More »

Islanders beat Oilers in last Brooklyn game of regular season

Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee scored in the third period, and the New York Islanders beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 Saturday night in the final game of the regular season at Barclays Center. Ryan Pulock, Valtteri Filppula, and Brock Nelson also scored, and Devon Toews had two assists to help New York win for the fifth time in six games and improve to 21-5-2 in the last 28… Read More »

Senators down Jets 4-3 in OT

Ottawa winger Ryan Dzingel scored in overtime to life the Senators to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night at Bell MTS Place. Dzingel took a pass from Chris Tierney, moved and deked Jets goalie Laurent Brossoit for his 22nd goal of the year. Sens defenceman Thomas Chabot hit the post on the first shift… Read More »

Leafs offence dries up in loss to Coyotes

Darcy Kuemper stopped 21 shots and the Arizona Coyotes spoiled Auston Matthews’ return to his hometown with a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Arizona won the teams’ first meeting 4-2 in Toronto last month and took control of the rematch with goals by Alex Galchenyuk and Josh Archibald in the second period. The Maple Leafs arrived in… Read More »

Niku Should be Untouchable for Jets

Sami Niku hasn’t played very much for the Winnipeg Jets in his time as an injury replacement. Don’t let that fool you, however. He’s a rare and vital piece for their future on the back end. The unlikeliest of future studs, Niku has evolved from a seventh-round pick in 2015 to one of the Jets’ most promising young players.… Read More »

Sam Montembeault (G) from Springfield Thunderbirds to Florida Panthers

Drafted 2013, 3 #40 overall by Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the QMJHL Entry Draft 2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #102 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM 2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #98 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS 2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #3 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Goalies 2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #66 by TSN/McKenzie

Flames’ checking forwards fill scoresheet to beat Penguins

Michael Frolik had the first of four second-period goals for Calgary, and the Flames held on to snap a season-long four-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Frolik, Austin Czarnik, Travis Hamonic and Sam Bennett scored during a mid-game 17-minute span for Calgary, which avenged a 9-1 loss to Pittsburgh in October during… Read More »