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December 16, 2018 4:33 AM Tkachuk’s goal in third period helps Flames clamp down on Wild

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Once the rough stuff was out of the way, the Calgary Flames settled in and clamped down on the Minnesota Wild. The surprise leaders of the Pacific Division, the Flames have proven this season to be feisty and flexible. Matthew Tkachuk scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, backup goalie David Rittich made 34 saves 6

December 11, 2018 3:22 AM Maple Leafs sign Calle Rosen, get defenceman Steven Oleksy in trade with Ducks

Forward Adam Cracknell was sent to Anaheim. Both players have played exclusively in the American Hockey League this season. The 32-year-old Oleksy collected two assists in 15 games with the San Diego Gulls this year. He signed with Anaheim as a free agent on July 1, 2017. Oleksy has 109 points in 388 career AHL games, including 20 with the Marlies during 6

December 8, 2018 11:02 PM NHL expansion in Seattle opening up new possibilities for Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER—Sitting high above the ice of Rogers Arena, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has fond memories of his time playing junior hockey for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League and their trips up Interstate 5 to play at the old Mercer Arena against the Seattle Thunderbirds. “They had chicken wire, and the fans were rowdy 10

December 7, 2018 5:46 AM Rookie Elias Pettersson scores on first NHL penalty shot in Canucks win against Predators

VANCOUVER—Rookie Elias Pettersson scored on his first NHL penalty shot as the Vancouver Canucks used a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators Thursday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Pettersson was awarded the penalty shot with 71 seconds left in the second period after being hauled down on a breakaway by Nashville defenceman Mattias Ekholm. On the shot, Pettersson 11

December 5, 2018 10:18 PM Senators acquire defenceman Elliott, forward Lindberg from Penguins

Lindberg was traded to Toronto as part of the February 2016 trade that sent defenceman Dion Phaneuf to the Senators. He appeared in six games with the Maple Leafs in 2015-16, contributing two assists. Erkamps, a 23-year-old defenceman from Delta, B.C., has a goal and five assists in 21 games with the ECHL’s Brampton Beast this season. Sexton, 27, has nine points 13

December 5, 2018 5:22 PM Rangers remain most valuable franchise followed by Leafs, Habs — Forbes

The Vegas Golden Knights had a 15-per-cent boost in value to $575 million, good for 12th in the league, after becoming the first expansion team to advance to the Cup final. At the other end of the list are the Florida Panthers (30th, $295 million) and Arizona Coyotes (31st, $290 million). The clubs were the only two to lose value according to Forbes 16

December 4, 2018 7:05 PM Seattle will become NHL’s 32nd team. Here’s what you need to know about the new addition

If the Seattle team follows the Golden Knights’ successful script, which included a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, they will hire a veteran general manager similar to George McPhee. That opens the door for Dean Lombardi, Ron Hextall, Ron Francis, Don Maloney and Garth Snow, among others. If Seattle wants a fresh face, Columbus Blue Jackets assistant 14

December 4, 2018 4:05 AM Tuesday NHL preview: Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner ranked second in the NHL with 20 goals entering Monday’s games. He’s the second Sabre player ever to score 20 before December, joining Rick Martin, and has 15 in his last 15 games. Leafs centre Nazem Kadri and his linemates should draw the tough shutdown assignment on Skinner’s unit. The Sabres went 11-3-1 (.767) in November 15

November 28, 2018 5:18 PM Maple Leafs will have Auston Matthews in lineup against Sharks

They’re 17-8-0 on the season and sit third in the Eastern Conference, two points behind the NHL-leading Buffalo Sabres and one point back of the Tampa Bay Lightning entering Wednesday’s action. Toronto went 9-5 while Matthews was sidelined. “We hope to get Willy back,” Matthews said of Nylander. “We hope it (contract) gets resolved. As players, we really 15

November 28, 2018 4:04 AM Sabres win 10th straight by beating Sharks in overtime

The Sharks, coming off a 6-0 loss at Vegas on Saturday, earned a point to move into a tie with idle Calgary for the Pacific Division lead. “We got shut out the other night, but all in all that game wasn’t us. Tonight was better,” Pavelski said. It’s been a night-and-day season for the Sabres, who suddenly find themselves atop NHL’s overall standings 19