Elvis Merzlikins felt he was pretty lucky, especially near the end. The Columbus Blue Jackets feel pretty fortunate every time he steps on the ice. Merzlikins made a career-high 41 saves in his third shutout in his last four starts, and the Blue…MITCH STACY (AP Sports Writer)
After a lackluster home effort the last time out, Flyers coach Alain Vigneault shifted his top line and it paid huge dividends. Travis Konecny scored a pair of goals and James van Riemsdyk added a goal and two assists to lead the Philadelphia…AARON BRACY (Associated Press)
The Florida Panthers were thrilled to have banged-up goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back on the ice. Bobrovsky made 27 saves, helping Florida beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night to win four straight for the first time this season.…LARRY LAGE (AP Hockey Writer)
Craig Smith’s power-play goal with 6:29 remaining in the third period propelled the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. Ryan Johansen also scored for Nashville, which snapped a two-game skid. Sam…JIM DIAMOND (Associated Press)
MONTREAL (AP) -- Tomas Tatar scored in the fourth round of a shootout as the Montreal Canadiens held on for a 5-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.