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Giordano all-star snub may be a blessing in disguise for Calgary Flames

Giordano all-star snub may be a blessing in disguise for Calgary Flames

CALGARY — Considerable grumbling emanated from Flames Nation when defenceman Mark Giordano was passed over for the NHL all-star game. The snub could turn out to be an advantage for the Flames.
Top line of the Colorado Avalanche gets along off the ice, dominates on it

Top line of the Colorado Avalanche gets along off the ice, dominates on it

TORONTO — Apart from the all-world skill displayed on a nightly basis, Mikko Rantanen has a simple explanation for why he works so well with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog. They get along away from the rink.
Murphy on Gardiner boos: 'When you're losing, that's just the way it works'

Murphy on Gardiner boos: 'When you're losing, that's just the way it works'

TORONTO — Larry Murphy knows what it's like to hear the boos raining down from Maple Leafs fans.

Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson 'day-to-day' with knee injury: coach

Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green says he's not ruling out the possibility of Elias Pettersson returning to the lineup on Wednesday.
Ottawa Senators ready to welcome back Thomas Chabot, Matt Duchene

Ottawa Senators ready to welcome back Thomas Chabot, Matt Duchene

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators expect to have top defenceman Thomas Chabot and centre Matt Duchene back in the lineup on Wednesday night against the visiting Colorado Avalanche.
Edmonton Oilers claim forward Colby Cave from Bruins

Edmonton Oilers claim forward Colby Cave from Bruins

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have claimed forward Colby Cave off waivers from the Boston Bruins. The 24-year-old Cave had one goal and four assists in 20 games for Boston this season. He had six goals and 12 assists in 15 games for AHL Providence.
Flyers place forward Dale Weise on waivers

Flyers place forward Dale Weise on waivers

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers have placed forward Dale Weise on waivers. General manager Chuck Fletcher announced the move Tuesday. Weise has one season left after this one on a $9.
Film about legendary goaltender Terry Sawchuk to hit screens in March

Film about legendary goaltender Terry Sawchuk to hit screens in March

TORONTO — A biopic tracing the brutal life and extraordinary career of goaltender Terry Sawchuk is hitting the big screen in March.
Lucic, Kassian each score twice to power Oilers in 7-2 win over Sabres

Lucic, Kassian each score twice to power Oilers in 7-2 win over Sabres

EDMONTON — A couple of players in the midst of major scoring slumps broke out big time for the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.
Flyers top Wild 7-4 for 2nd victory in last 11 games

Flyers top Wild 7-4 for 2nd victory in last 11 games

PHILADELPHIA — James van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. Wayne Simmonds also had two goals for the Flyers.