They’ve surged past an injury-laden Washington Capitals squad to sit in playoff positioning, and they’ve kept pace ahead of other up-and-coming Atlantic Division teams like the Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators. Buffalo hasn’t exactly been a model of consistency for defensive play, but that was never the expectation for such a young team.
“He’s had a lot of years in the NHL and there’s not going to be a lot of years left in the NHL for him,” Sabres coach Don Granato said of Anderson. “It’s obviously nice,” said Power, who scored two goals in eight games last season.
PITTSBURGH — The Penguins activated veteran defenseman Kris Letang off injured reserve, clearing the way for him to play Tuesday night against Florida. He spent time in his native Montreal during his absence following the death of his father earlier this month.
Adam Proteau looks at what the Rangers may do at the trade deadline, Senators' assistant coach Bob Jones' ALS diagnosis and Craig Anderson playing 700 games. The Rangers don’t have a wealth of above-average prospects, so Drury will almost assuredly have to surrender a first-round pick in any trade.
In Dallas, Owen Power scored his first goal of the season in extra time on Monday to send the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Stars. “We were able to collect ourselves after the first period by him holding us in there.
A four-point second period for the Leafs’ William Nylander, Johnny Gaudreau has his first game in Calgary since leaving the Flames, the three stars of the week are announced, the Senators’ Josh Norris will undergo season-ending surgery and more in today’s NHL Morning Coffee Headlines. NHL.COM: Toronto Maple Leafs winger William Nylander scored two goals and collected two assists – all in the second period – in a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders.
DALLAS (AP) — Rookie defenseman Owen Power scored his first goal of the season 56 seconds into overtime and 41-year-old Craig Anderson stopped 29 of 31 shots in his 700th career NHL appearance as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Monday night. “It’s obviously nice,” said Power, who scored two goals in eight games last season.
Adam Fox had a goal and two assists, and Jimmy Vesey, Alexis Lafreniere and Filip Chytil also scored for the Rangers, who are 15-4-2 since Dec. 5 and 5-0-1 in their last six home games against Florida. Carter Verhaeghe and Aleksander Barkov scored for the Panthers, who had won four of their previous five and are 7-3-1 since Jan. 1, when the Rangers won the previous meeting 5-3 in Florida.
DALLAS (AP) — Rookie Owen Power scored his first goal of the season 56 seconds into overtime and 41-year-old Craig Anderson stopped 29 of 31 shots in his 700th career NHL appearance as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Monday night. Jamie Benn and Jason Robertson scored for the Stars, who had shutouts in their last two.
He isn't relied on to take quite as many faceoffs as he has in the past, but he will still net you a handful of draws every game, and being able to slot him in on the left wing is super nice. Going from one awful team to another, Raddysh is a player who is still finding his footing in the NHL, but there's a lot to like about his game.