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Tavares on Battle of Ontario memories: 'Some great hockey, some emotional games'

Tavares on Battle of Ontario memories: 'Some great hockey, some emotional games'

TORONTO — Growing up as a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, John Tavares remembers the great playoff battles his favourite team had with the Ottawa Senators. It doesn't seem likely he'll get to write his own chapter in the rivalry any time soon.
Devils F Jesper Bratt to miss opener with broken jaw

Devils F Jesper Bratt to miss opener with broken jaw

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Devils forward Jesper Bratt will miss the start of the season because of a broken jaw.
NHLPA files appeal of Wilson's 20-game suspension

NHLPA files appeal of Wilson's 20-game suspension

WASHINGTON — The NHL Players' Association has filed an appeal on behalf of Tom Wilson after the Capitals forward was suspended 20 games for an illegal check to the head.
Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic out week-to-week with facial fracture

Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic out week-to-week with facial fracture

Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic has been placed on injured reserve with a facial fracture. The Flames say he is out week-to-week.
Simmonds nets two for Flyers in 5-2 win over Vegas

Simmonds nets two for Flyers in 5-2 win over Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The Philadelphia Flyers know the importance of opening the season with a road victory. Wayne Simmonds scored two goals to lead Philadelphia to a 5-2 season-opening road win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night.
Kris Letang scores in OT, Penguins beat Capitals 7-6

Kris Letang scores in OT, Penguins beat Capitals 7-6

PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang scored his second goal 1:20 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 7-6 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Letang beat goalie Braden Holtby with a slap shot from the point on a power play.
MacKinnon, Rantanen help Avs to 4-1 win over Wild in opener

MacKinnon, Rantanen help Avs to 4-1 win over Wild in opener

DENVER — For a brief moment, the Minnesota Wild lost track of the super speedy Nathan MacKinnon. That's all it took.
Stars control Coyotes 3-0 in Montgomery's NHL coaching debut

Stars control Coyotes 3-0 in Montgomery's NHL coaching debut

DALLAS — Jim Montgomery didn't pause very long to savour a win in his NHL coaching debut. The Dallas Stars coach isn't even sure it counts.
Laine scores, Hellebuyck makes 41 saves, Jets beat Blues 5-1

Laine scores, Hellebuyck makes 41 saves, Jets beat Blues 5-1

ST. LOUIS — Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck didn't mind the expanded workload on Thursday night. Patrik Laine, Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor each had a goal and an assist, and the Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1.
Kane scores in overtime as Blackhawks spoil Senators' home opener

Kane scores in overtime as Blackhawks spoil Senators' home opener

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators may have lost their home opener, but are encouraged by their performance Thursday night.