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First Career Goal Gives Islanders an Overtime Win

Devon Toews scored his first N.H.L. goal 1 minute 48 seconds into overtime Thursday night as the surging Islanders edged the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2, in Uniondale, N.Y. Toews, who was playing in his fifth career game, put back the rebound of his own shot to give the Islanders their fifth …

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Alex Ovechkin Pulls Out of All-Star Game

Alex Ovechkin will skip the N.H.L.’s All-Star Weekend in San Jose, Calif., to get some extra rest, and he will serve an automatic one-game suspension. The Washington Capitals announced Ovechkin’s decision Wednesday, hours before the league unveiled the full All-Star rosters. The team said Ovechkin, the N.H.L.’s leading goal-scorer, wanted …

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Devils’ Young Goalie Records First Shutout

The rookie goalie Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 37 shots for his first shutout, and Pavel Zacha scored a short-handed goal as the Devils beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-0, on Saturday at Prudential Center in Newark. It was the second straight victory for Blackwood, giving the Devils their first two-game winning streak …

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Devils’ Rookie Goalie Gets His First Win

Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 40 shots for his first N.H.L. victory, Blake Coleman scored twice, and the Devils beat the Boston Bruins, 5-2, on Thursday night. Damon Severson scored 25 seconds into the game, and Kyle Palmieri added his team-high 19th goal for the Devils, who won on the road for …

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Big Night by Taylor Hall Leads Devils to a Rare Win

NEWARK — Taylor Hall, the reigning N.H.L. most valuable player, had two goals and two assists, and the slumping Devils, led by their top line, ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Ottawa Senators on Friday night. Kyle Palmieri added a goal and two assists, …

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