'Sloppy' hockey is the name of the game early in NHL season
San Jose's Erik Karlsson (65) handles the puck against Minnesota Wild's Nick Bjugstad (27) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. San Jose won 5-3. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)With an outbreak delaying the Dallas Stars opener, Rick Bowness got to watch a lot of hockey in the first couple of nights of the NHL season. The San Jose Sharks have been the NHL's nomads since they opened training camp in Arizona because of a ban on contact sports by Santa Clara County, California. “We’re staying in 5-star hotels, get to play hockey, so I can’t complain,” defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic said. Ad___Follow AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SWhyno___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Canucks cruise to 5-2 win over Vegas, even series 1-1
Tanner Pearson also scored for Vancouver, and Jacob Markstrom stopped 38 shots including 21 in the second period. It was the first game back for Toffoli since the first game of the qualifying round against Minnesota on Aug. 2. Toffoli, standing behind the net, delivered a tape-to-tape pass to an incoming Horvat, who blasted it past Lehner. Horvat scored his second goal by taking Brock Boeser's backhanded pass in front and tucking it past Lehner for his eighth playoff goal. Pearson added the final Vancouver goal into an empty net.
Red Wings drop 5th straight with another loss to Canucks
Bo Horvat of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates his third period goal with teammates behind Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on October 22, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. We were the better team, certainly had more chances," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. Virtanen got the winner when his attempted pass from the right circle deflected off the skate of Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek and past Howard. The Red Wings acquired Biega in a trade with the Canucks on Oct. 6. Red Wings: At the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.
Wings Drop 5th Straight With Loss To Canucks 5-2
We were the better team, certainly had more chances, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. Manthas 5-on-3 power-play goal gave Detroit a 1-0 lead with 3:52 left in the first period. Cholowski made it 2-0 at 9:19 of the second with a 4-on-3 power-play goal. The Red Wings acquired Biega in a trade with the Canucks on Oct. 6. Red Wings: At the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.detroit.cbslocal.com