• Avs defenseman Erik Johnson nears return from broken leg

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson is nearing a return after being sidelined since early December with a broken leg.

  • On cusp of playoff spot, Islanders head on long road trip

    NEW YORK (AP) — After climbing back into the playoff race with nearly unbeatable play at home the last month, the New York Islanders will need to quickly find a way to win on the road to preserve their postseason hopes.

  • Coyotes score 3 in 1st period, hold on to beat Ducks

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Marek Langhamer made enough saves in a relief appearance in his NHL debut to help the Arizona Coyotes get another big win.

  • LA Kings to oversee Berlin hockey club’s operations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NHL’s Los Angeles Kings will oversee the operations of Berlin Eisbaren, a team in Germany’s top hockey league.

  • Flames acquire Michael Stone from Coyotes for draft picks

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames have acquired defenseman Michael Stone from the Arizona Coyotes for two draft picks.

  • Jets’ Trouba suspended 2 games for hit on Senators’ Stone

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has suspended Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba for two games for an illegal check to the head of Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone.

  • Gostisbehere has 3 assists, Flyers beat Canucks 3-2

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Shayne Gostisbehere’s career night helped the Philadelphia Flyers to a morale-boosting victory in their push for a playoff spot.

  • Ekholm scores in 3rd, Predators beat Blue Jackets 4-3

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mattias Ekholm scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, Juuse Saros stopped 35 shots and the Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Sunday night.

  • Tatar, Vanek lead Red Wings past Penguins

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek scored early third-period goals to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

  • Rangers slip past Capitals for 2-1 win

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mats Zuccarello scored a third-period goal and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves in the New York Rangers’ 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.