Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 shots in a surprise start in place of injured Matt Murray and the Pittsburgh Penguins opened their Stanley Cup title defense with a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday.
Connor McDavid reached the 100-point mark and Jordan Eberle delivered a hat trick as the Edmonton Oilers dumped the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 in the 2016-17 NHL season's final regular-season game.
Kevin Shattenkirk scored the winning goal 56 seconds after the Bruins tied it in the second period, and the NHL-leading Washington Capitals sent Boston to a season-ending 3-1 loss on Saturday that set up a potential first-round playoff matchup between the teams.
Tampa Bay rookie Yanni Gourde pointed to the two points in the standings -- not his own two goals.
The unmistakable whiff of a sewer line hits you near the corner of Steve Yzerman Drive and Jefferson Avenue before you set foot on the steps that climb into Joe Louis Arena, a nearly windowless, drab grey building on the banks of the Detroit River.
Justin Williams and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored as the Washington Capitals wrapped up their second consecutive Presidents' Trophy with a 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
Some of the best hockey players in the world won't be there, at least those of the male variety.
David Pastrnak scored twice while Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots as the Boston Bruins clinched their first playoff berth since 2014 with a 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
Just seven games into his debut season with the Carolina Hurricanes, after realizing his body wasn't right, Bryan Bickell was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The NHL announced Monday that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, refusing for the first time in 20 years to halt its season for three weeks so its stars can chase gold for their home countries.