November 28, 2006 |
Trent Yawney was fired Monday as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, who have lost 12 of their last 15 games. Assistant Denis Savard, a Hall of Fame player, will be the coach the rest of the season. Yawney, in his second season coaching the Blackhawks, had a record of 33-55-15 and a year left on his contract. Chicago has 16 points this season -- only Columbus has fewer -- and could be on the way to missing the playoffs for the eighth time in nine years.
November 4, 2003 |
Dan Cloutier made 22 saves and Vancouver's top trio of Todd Bertuzzi, Markus Naslund and Brendan Morrison scored in a 5-1 victory over Detroit at Vancouver, extending the Canucks' unbeaten streak to eight games. Bertuzzi ended a 10-game scoring drought, Naslund had a goal and two assists, and Morrison scored to extend his point streak to eight games as the first-line grouping combined for six points.
November 10, 2006 |
Goaltender Marty Turco stopped 13 shots in his first shutout of the season and made Brenden Morrow's power-play goal stand up, giving the Dallas Stars a 1-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night at Glendale, Ariz. Curtis Joseph made 34 saves for Phoenix to hold up his end of the goalie showdown, but Morrow's second-period goal was the difference. Morrow took a pass from Sergei Zubov to the right of the crease and flipped the puck over Joseph's glove.
March 1, 1997 |
Theoren Fleury scored his first goal in 12 games and added an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at Calgary on Friday. The victory pulled the Flames into a three-way tie for seventh place in the Western Conference with the Mighty Ducks and Chicago. Fleury put Calgary ahead, 2-1, with 15 seconds left in the first period, flipping a rebound over sprawled Montreal goaltender Jocelyn Thibault. Jonas Hoglund and German Titov also scored for Calgary.
January 19, 1994 |
Mike Richter made 25 saves to out-duel fellow All-Star goaltender Curtis Joseph, and the New York Rangers struck for three first-period goals to defeat the St. Louis Blues, 4-1, Tuesday night at New York. Alexander Karpovtsev, Sergei Nemchinov and Kevin Lowe scored in the opening period against Joseph, who entered the game tied with Richter and Toronto's Felix Potvin for most victories in the league (21). The Rangers have league-leading marks of 30 victories and 63 points.
March 26, 1998 |
The Ottawa Senators' chances of making the playoffs are looking pretty good right now. The same can't be said of the New York Rangers. "This was huge for us," said Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson, who set up Alexei Yashin's goal with 1:49 left in overtime as the Senators beat the Rangers, 3-2, Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. "The playoffs have started now."
December 20, 1996 |
New coach, same old Blues. Mario Lemieux made it a miserable night for the St. Louis Blues' new regime, scoring three goals Thursday in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 4-0 victory at St. Louis. The Blues fired general manager/coach Mike Keenan and team president Jack Quinn earlier in the day. The moves had no initial effect as the Blues, under interim coach Jimmy Roberts, lost their fourth straight overall and franchise-record sixth in a row at home.
November 20, 2001 |
Alexei Yashin scored two first-period power play goals as the New York Islanders ended a season-worst five-game winless stretch with a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars Monday night at Dallas. Yashin scored his 11th and 12th goals of the season in the game's opening 14:25 to help the Islanders get back on track from an 0-4-1 slump. Richard Matvichuk made it close with a power-play goal from the left circle with 1:57 remaining.
February 4, 1997 |
Ulf Dahlen had a goal, Michal Sykora assisted on another score and Chris Terreri had 38 saves as the three ex-Sharks all had a hand in the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-2 victory over San Jose on Monday night at San Jose. The three, making their first appearance against their former team since being traded Jan. 25, were sent to Chicago in exchange for goaltender Ed Belfour, who sat out the game because of an injury. Kelly Hrudey played in place of Belfour.