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Centre Mikael Backlund signs six-year contract to stay with Calgary Flames

Centre Mikael Backlund signs six-year contract to stay with Calgary Flames

CALGARY — Forward Mikael Backlund decided not to test free agency this summer and re-signed a multi-year contract extension with the Calgary Flames. The Flames announced on Friday that the two sides agreed to a six-year deal worth US$32.
Karlsson gets 30th goal of season, Vegas tops Oilers, 4-1

Karlsson gets 30th goal of season, Vegas tops Oilers, 4-1

LAS VEGAS — For the Western Conference-leading Vegas Golden Knights, the third time was indeed a charm against the Edmonton Oilers.
Burns, Tierney lead Sharks to 4-1 win over Canucks

Burns, Tierney lead Sharks to 4-1 win over Canucks

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Brent Burns and Chris Tierney each had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday for their third win in four games.
Perlini, Keller power Coyotes to third straight win

Perlini, Keller power Coyotes to third straight win

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Montreal Canadiens scored twice within two minutes of the third period to turn a 3-0 deficit into a one-goal game, and Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta wasn't happy.
Henrique scores as Ducks knock off Blackhawks, 3-2

Henrique scores as Ducks knock off Blackhawks, 3-2

CHICAGO — The Anaheim Ducks are in the playoff hunt heading into the final part of the season despite a couple of injuries to key players throughout the year. Without Adam Henrique, they would be in major trouble.
Tkachuk, Hamilton lead Flames over Predators, 4-3

Tkachuk, Hamilton lead Flames over Predators, 4-3

NASHVILLE — If the Flames were weary at the end of their long trip, it didn't show against the Predators. Matthew Tkachuk and Dougie Hamilton each had a goal and an assist in Calgary's 4-3 victory over Nashville on Thursday night.
Ovechkin, Wilson lead Capitals to 5-2 win against Wild

Ovechkin, Wilson lead Capitals to 5-2 win against Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. — For Tom Wilson, it didn't seem as if anything was out of the ordinary. He's seen Alex Ovechkin put on a show against plenty of teams. The Minnesota Wild are tired of being spectators to the show.
Penguins beat Kings 3-1 for 10th straight home win

Penguins beat Kings 3-1 for 10th straight home win

PITTSBURGH — Zach Aston-Reese broke a third-period tie with a power-play goal and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Thursday night for their 10th straight home victory.
Halak stops 50 shots, Islanders beat Rangers 3-0

Halak stops 50 shots, Islanders beat Rangers 3-0

NEW YORK — The New York Islanders invariably raise their game against the Rangers. This time they kept that trend — and a winning streak — against their crosstown rivals going with a shutout.
Mike Hoffman scores in overtime, Senators come back to beat Sabres 3-2

Mike Hoffman scores in overtime, Senators come back to beat Sabres 3-2

OTTAWA — Mike Hoffman joked earlier in the day with his buddy Robin Lehner that he was going to score on his former teammate Thursday night.