• Couture leads Sharks to yet another win over Kings, 4-1

    San Jose Sharks center Ryan Carpenter, center, celebrates a goal with center Melker Karlsson, left, of Sweden, and left wing Mikkel Boedker, right, of Denmark, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings have one of the NHL’s liveliest rivalries, the ice has been tilted decidedly toward the north in the past 14 months.

  • Flames strike early, beat Maple Leafs 3-0

    Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews, right, comes face-to-mask in the crease with Calgary Flames goalie Chad Johnson during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Calgary, Alberta. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Freddie Hamilton and Kris Versteeg scored in the first minute and Chad Johnson made 39 saves in the Calgary Flames’ 3-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

  • Gibson makes 39 saves, Ducks hold off Canadiens 2-1

    Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson makes a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — For much of the first period, the Anaheim Ducks looked overmatched against the top team in the NHL.

  • Baertschi scores late to help Canucks beat Wild 5-4

    Vancouver Canucks' Sven Baertschi, left, and Troy Stecher celebrate Baertschi's goal against the Minnesota Wild during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sven Baertschi is starting to get his groove back for the Vancouver Canucks.

  • Scheifele, Laine each score No. 13 as Jets edge Devils 3-2

    Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) scores on New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) as Damon Severson (28) and Andy Greene (6) defend during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Patrik Laine took his teammates’ advice and it paid off with an end to his six-game goal drought.

  • Blackhawks C Toews remains out with upper-body injury

    CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has been ruled out for their matchup with the Florida Panthers, sidelined by an upper-body injury for the third straight game.

  • Tarasenko scores at 3:24 of OT to lift Blues past Stars

    CORRECTS TO OVERTIME INSTEAD OF THIRD PERIOD - St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, celebrates after scoring a goal past Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi, left, of Finland, during overtime of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in St. Louis. The Blues won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Giving up a lead late before going on to win two straight games is not St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock’s idea of good hockey.

  • Hickey scores in OT, Islanders beat Flames 2-1

    New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee (27) battles for the puck with Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano (5) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in New York, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Hickey scored 1:53 into overtime, helping the New York Islanders again find their footing at home with a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

  • Sabres coach says it’s possible Eichel plays at Ottawa

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres center Jack Eichel declared he’s cleared every hurdle in recovering from a sprained left ankle, and coach Dan Bylsma said there’s a possibility the center will make his season debut at Ottawa on Tuesday.

  • Florida Panthers announce the firing of coach Gerard Gallant

    Gerard Gallant, former Florida Panthers head coach, gets into a cab after being relieved of his duties following an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Gerard Gallant was a coach of the year finalist last season after guiding the Florida Panthers to a division title and the best regular season in franchise history.