BEIJING (AP) — Vadim Shipachyov was pleased to carry the Russian Olympic Committee flag at the opening ceremony.
It's quite possible he will have to carry the Russians on the ice, too.
The Russians are the defending champions and favored to win gold again at another Olympics without NHL players.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Martin Necas scored 1:59 into overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Monday night...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Drake Batherson scored twice, giving him six straight games with a goal, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Monday night...
CHICAGO (AP) — The second line for the Chicago Blackhawks is off to a fast start.
Patrick Kane and rookie Artemi Panarin each had a goal and two assists, and the Blackhawks beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — The past couple days have been quite a whirlwind for Artem Anisimov. Same for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Anisimov and the Blackhawks agreed to a $22.75 million, five-year contract extension on Wednesday, one day after the Stanley Cup champions acquired the center in a seven-player deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.