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Maple Leafs' Babcock to coach Canada at World Cup
Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock will coach Team Canada at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Babcock, 52, coached Canada to the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Islanders forward Tavares to play against Canadiens
New York Islanders captain John Tavares, who missed the past three games with an illness, will be in the lineup Thursday at the Montreal Canadiens.
Predators prepare for first division game at Wild
For the first time this season, the Nashville Predators will play a team from inside the Central Division when they wrap up a four-game road trip against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Both teams have matching 7-2-2 records and are four points behind the Central Division-leading Dallas Stars with two games in hand.
Bruins look to end scoreless streak against Capitals
The Boston Bruins are looking to score their first regular-season goal against the Washington Capitals since the end of the 2013-14 season.
Oilers forward Eberle to make season debut Friday
Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle skated on the top line at practice Thursday and will make his season debut Friday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, coach Todd McLellan announced.