NHL Chris Driedger posts shutout in first NHL start as Panthers top Predators

NHL Chris Driedger posts shutout in first NHL start as Panthers top Predators

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Driedger heard the final horn and reached for his helmet in disbelief. The Florida Panthers goalie hardly expected to post a shutout in his first NHL start. “Honestly, I’m speechless,” he said. Driedger stopped all 27 shots filling in for star goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, and the Panthers beat the Nashville…

NHL Driedger posts shutout in 1st NHL start, Panthers beat Preds

NHL Driedger posts shutout in 1st NHL start, Panthers beat Preds

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Driedger heard the final horn and reached for his helmet in disbelief. The Florida Panthers goalie hardly expected to post a shutout in his first NHL start. “Honestly, I’m speechless,” he said. Driedger stopped all 27 shots filling in for star goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, and the Panthers beat the Nashville…

NHL Getzlaf, Ducks to take on Jets in Anaheim

NHL Getzlaf, Ducks to take on Jets in Anaheim

Winnipeg Jets (15-9-1, third in the Central Division) vs. Anaheim Ducks (11-11-4, seventh in the Pacific Division) Anaheim, California; Friday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Anaheim Ducks host the Winnipeg Jets. The Ducks are 6-7-2 against Western Conference opponents. Anaheim averages 10.8 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the NHL. Nick Ritchie leads…

NHL Top scorers square off in Boston-New York matchup

NHL Top scorers square off in Boston-New York matchup

New York Rangers (12-9-2, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Boston Bruins (17-3-5, first in the Atlantic Division) Boston; Friday, 1 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Two of the NHL’s best scorers, Brad Marchand and Artemi Panarin, meet when Boston and New York take the ice. Marchand ranks third in the NHL with 43 points and…

NHL Carlson, Capitals to host the Lightning

NHL Carlson, Capitals to host the Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning (12-8-2, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Washington Capitals (17-4-5, first in the Metropolitan Division) Washington; Friday, 5 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: John Carlson and Washington square off against Tampa Bay. Carlson is fifth in the NHL with 36 points, scoring eight goals and totaling 28 assists. The Capitals are 9-2-1 against…

NHL Aliu calls Flames coach’s apology ‘misleading, insincere’

NHL Aliu calls Flames coach’s apology ‘misleading, insincere’

Akim Aliu is not happy with the apology Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters issued for a racial slur he allegedly used when both were in the minors 10 years ago. The former NHL player released his own statement Thursday on Twitter, saying he found Peters’ statement a day earlier acknowledging that he used offensive language…