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NHL Oilers regroup after poor play, injuries stun them out of starting blocks

NHL Oilers regroup after poor play, injuries stun them out of starting blocks

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers hit the practice ice Monday looking to regroup from a rocky start aggravated by the weight of great expectations.
Jets winger Ehlers, Leafs centre Matthews, Caps centre Backstrom named NHL 3 stars

Jets winger Ehlers, Leafs centre Matthews, Caps centre Backstrom named NHL 3 stars

NEW YORK — Winnipeg Jets left-wing Nikolaj Ehlers, Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews and Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom have been named the NHL's three stars of the week. Ehlers earned first-star honours.
Kopitar, Doughty lead Kings to 3-2 victory over Islanders

Kopitar, Doughty lead Kings to 3-2 victory over Islanders

LOS ANGELES — Second-string goalie is one of the toughest jobs in hockey. Long lulls between starts, constant rust, trying to stay sharp in practice.
NHL Capsules

NHL Capsules

LAS VEGAS — Alex Tuch and Vadim Shipachyov made the most of their debuts with the Vegas Golden Knights, as they each scored a goal in a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday.
Johnson makes 25 saves, Sabres beat Ducks 3-1

Johnson makes 25 saves, Sabres beat Ducks 3-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Chad Johnson made 25 saves, Benoit Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Sunday night.
Tuch, Shipachyov shine in debuts as Vegas beats Bruins 3-1

Tuch, Shipachyov shine in debuts as Vegas beats Bruins 3-1

LAS VEGAS — Alex Tuch and Vadim Shipachyov made the most of their debuts with the Vegas Golden Knights, as they each scored a goal in a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday.
Golden Knights put Fleury, Marchessault on injured reserve

Golden Knights put Fleury, Marchessault on injured reserve

LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights placed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and forward Jonathan Marchessault on injured reserve. Fleury did not practice Saturday after taking a knee to the head from Detroit's Anthony Mantha on Friday.
Tocchet ready to take hard line with struggling Coyotes

Tocchet ready to take hard line with struggling Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Rick Tocchet has been known as a players' coach, from his days with Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh to early in his current tenure with the Arizona Coyotes. That could be about to change.
AP source: Canadiens put Streit on unconditional waivers

AP source: Canadiens put Streit on unconditional waivers

A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Montreal Canadiens have placed defenceman Mark Streit on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract.
NHL Capsules

NHL Capsules

PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux, Scott Laughton and Sean Couturier each scored two goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to an 8-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.