One week after Alain Vigneault emerged as the leading coaching candidate, the New York Rangers hired him on Friday to replace the fired John Tortorella. Vigneault agreed to a five-year contract.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Evgeni Malkin have agreed to term on a contract extension with superstar Evgeni Malkin.
Rob Klinkhammer netted his first NHL goal in his Coyotes debut, and Shane Doan also scored as Phoenix beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Saturday night.
The Stars finally got their power play going. Twice in one period, in fact. After managing just one goal in 16 opportunities over the previous five games, the Stars rallied to a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
One night after the Stars outlasted the Coyotes in Dallas, the two teams were back at it on Saturday in Glendale. This time it was the Coytoes who came out on top.
Jamie Benn’s goal early in the third period and Kari Lehtonen’s second consecutive shutout gave the Dallas Stars their sixth straight victory, 1-0 over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Two nights earlier, the Dallas Stars were dominated on home ice by the team with the NHL’s fewest points. Motivated by that dismal showing, the Stars proceeded to knock off the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.
Jamie Benn scored twice, including a shorthanded goal, to lead the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
Kari Lehtonen made 38 saves and the Stars hung on for their fourth straight win, a 3-2 victory over the winless Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.