NHL's 3-on-3 format in overtime cutting down on shootouts

The NHL has taken two skaters off the ice during overtimes this season, hoping 3-on-3...that's a big bonus."It basically gives teams an extra skater," former NHL goalie Chris Osgood said. "That can give some teams a huge advantage. Of...

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane won't be charged

...Patrick Kane can finally focus solely on his NHL career after avoiding criminal charges in...prosecutor's findings.At 26, Kane is one of the NHL's top young stars and has won three Stanley...Kane's removal from the cover of a popular NHL video game and fan chants of "She said...

Kings top Flyers in shootout

...Buffalo.Alex Goligoski and Tyler Seguin also scored, and Dallas won a late coach's challenge on the way to becoming the first NHL team to 15 wins this season. MAPLE LEAFS 5, AVALANCHE 1In Toronto, P.A. Parenteau scored twice as Toronto had four power-play...

FanDuel, DraftKings embrace 'gambling' label overseas

...said. "It's hypocrisy."Haas said DraftKings plans to offer its familiar range of NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and NHL contests in the U.K. but with a special emphasis on professional soccer.DraftKings and FanDuel say they support developing...

Canadiens top Canucks in overtime

...matched a season-high for goals and earned just its second win on the road in eight tries.Rookie Noah Hanifin scored his first NHL goal for Carolina, which has lost six of seven. ISLANDERS 5, COYOTES 2In New York, John Tavares had two goals and an assist...

Gary Bettman touts parity as NHL camps open

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is a happy man these days, leading a league that seems strong on the ice, in the stands and on TV...

Capitals have no problem with Bruins

...Jimmy Hayes in the first period ended the streak, but that would be the extent of the offense from a team that came in with an NHL-best 3.82 goals per game average. LIGHTNING 4, SABRES 1In Buffalo, N.Y., Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson and Nikita...

Senators top Canadiens in OT

...scored his 300th goal and then added two more against his former team as Dallas beat the Bruins.Jyrki Jokipakka scored his first NHL goal and Alex Goligoski scored his first of the season for the Stars, who ended Boston's four-game winning streak despite...

Penguins upend Canadiens in shootout

...League on Wednesday.The 27-year-old Jeffrey has an assist in one game for the Coyotes this season. He has five goals and seven assists for Springfield.He was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the sixth round in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

New York Rangers win seventh in a row

...off the free agent market next summer.The 28-year-old Abdelkader was drafted by Detroit in the second round of the 2005 NHL draft.Abdelkader has four goals and seven points this season. He scored 23 goals last year, more than doubling his previous...