Glen Sather, right, saw his name go up to the rafters at Rexall Place on Friday as the Edmonton Oilers honored the current New York Rangers president for his efforts in building the Oilers' dynasty in the 1980s. Sather resigned from his post with the Oilers in May 2000 and was hired as the president/general manager of the Rangers nearly one week later.
Holtby's one cool customer
Braden Holtby hasn't been fazed by the opposition of late, as the 26-year-old Saskatchewan native turned aside 35 of 36 shots in the Washington Capitals' 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Holtby is 10-0-1 in his last 11 starts and 18-4-1 on the season.
Helm gives Emelin a close shave
Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm gave the Montreal Canadiens some anxious moments on Thursday. After mustering just one goal entering the contest, the 28-year-old Helm scored twice to lift the streaking Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Canadiens.
Sabres' O'Reilly nets OT winner while falling to the ice
Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly made scoring look easy even though his winning goal on Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings was a difficult one. While falling to the ice, the 24-year-old Ontario native wristed a shot past former Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth to highlight his second consecutive multi-point performance and snap Buffalo's three-game losing skid.
Lindberg provides rough treatment of a Senator
New York Rangers rookie Oscar Lindberg takes Ottawa Senators forward Zack Smith into the boards during their game on Sunday. The Rangers breezed to a 4-1 victory over the Senators, who have dropped three of four on their road trip.
Jagr ties Dionne for fourth place on NHL's all-time goal list
Florida Panthers veteran forward Jaromir Jagr snapped an eight-game goalless streak in stellar fashion on Thursday, recording his 731st career tally just 51 seconds into the first period of a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. "I was waiting for a long time," the 43-year-old Jagr told reporters. "I had some chances; I just couldn't score. I'm glad it's behind me." Jagr tied Marcel Dionne for fourth place on the NHL's all-time list with the goal.
Blackhawks' Kane, Crawford keep streaking along
Patrick Kane, center, scored a power-play goal to extend his franchise-best point streak to 25 games as the Chicago Blackhawks skated to a 2-0 victory over the Central Division-rival Winnipeg Jets on Friday. Corey Crawford, left, wasn't too shabby, turning aside all 25 shots he faced for his third shutout of the season.
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, top, can barely contain himself after scoring his third goal in the final period en route to a 4-3 setback to the Calgary Flames on Thursday. Ristolainen became the first Sabres blue-liner to score three goals in a single period and the first defenseman on the team to record a hat trick since Hall of Famer Phil Housley in 1988.
Hurricanes' Skinner nets second career hat trick
Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner, right, gained a step on the Anaheim Ducks all night Saturday en route to recording his second career hat trick. "It's been up and down for me this year, but the last few games we've been doing a good job of creating offense and finishing off," Skinner, who has scored six goals in the last four contests, told reporters.
Vrbata's sixth career hat trick helps Vancouver vanquish Buffalo
The hats were flyin' on Monday as forward Radim Vrbata notched his sixth career hat trick to propel the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. After scoring twice in the first period to give Vancouver a 2-1 edge, Vrbata converted a nifty feed from Derek Dorsett to double the advantage and cap his first hat trick in over two years.