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Lightning, Islanders make East playoff races even more confusing
Good luck handicapping these races.
Toews' hat trick leads Blackhawks past Wild
Jonathan Toews had five points, including a hat trick, as the Blackhawks beat the Wild 5-3 and cut into Minnesota's lead in the Central Division.
Forsberg’s hat trick, own-goal highlights Predators’ wild OT loss to Flames
Live by the 'berg, die by the 'berg.
Granlund's second brings Wild within one score
Mikael Granlund's second PP goal of the night comes off a crazy scramble in front of the net and brings the Wild within one score of the Blackhawks.
Schmaltz's beautiful set up leads to Toews goal
Nick Schmaltz completely fooled Devan Dubnyk and the Wild's defense behind the net, giving Jonathan Toews a wide open look at the net and added to the Blackhawks' lead.
Parise redirects it in, cuts into Chicago's lead
The Wild cut into the Blackhawks' lead as Zach Parise redirects a shot past Corey Crawford in the third period.
Schmaltz delivers for Blackhawks after faceoff
Nick Schmaltz surprised Devan Dubnyk with a quick snipe off the faceoff to give the Blackhawks a 3-1 lead in the third period.
No helmet, no stick, no problem as Preds’ Watson blocks shot anyway
So, this is ... uh, reckless.
Panik, Blackhawks fire off quick response
Richard Panik and the Blackhawks fired back an immediate response to the Wild's first goal of the night, as Chicago regained the lead in the second period.
Granlund's PP goal is equalizer for Wild
After a great save by Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith is unable to clear and Mikael Granlund puts the rebound past Crawford for the Wild even the score at 1-1.
Video: Perreault hits Carrick; Soshnikov knocked into bench
One amusing hit, one worrisome check.
Toews punches in rebound to give Blackhawks lead
Jonathan Toews got the scoring going on Tuesday against the Wild as he put in a rebound off of Devan Dubnyk to give the Blackhawks the 1-0 lead.
Report: Patrick Eaves is driving serious trade interest for Stars
Twenty goals already on just $1 million? A lot of teams will buy that.
WATCH LIVE: Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild
A Central Division showdown.
Rough night for Carey Price so far
An update will come if that's not the case.
Trade deadline auditions? Quincey, Pateryn in action tonight
Two interesting "bargain bin" options.
Injury to Burakovsky allows Capitals to evaluate depth
Is young Zach Sanford up to the task?
NHL wants ‘two dedicated weeks’ for bye weeks next season
So says deputy commissioner Bill Daly.
Pre-game reading: The Panthers are back home and feeling good
While you're waiting for the puck to drop...
Goalie Nods: Laurent Brossoit gets rare start for Oilers
It is only his second start of the season. It will also be Cam Talbot's second night off since early December
Jets have some disagreements with Trouba’s suspension, lack of suspension for Malkin
Coach Paul Maurice said "my cheapness outweighs my disappointment"
Isles hit the road for whopping nine-game stretch
They don't play in Brooklyn again until March 13.
Trade: Canadiens send Philip Samuelsson to Hurricanes for Keegan Lowe
Philip will now play for the AHL team that is coached by his dad, former NHL defenseman Ulf Samuelsson
Injuries adding up for Senators as Stone, Hoffman out tonight; Ryan to miss month
The injuries come as the Senators try to take over the top spot in the Atlantic Division
Maple Leafs place Brooks Laich on waivers
He said on Monday that he wants another chance to play in the NHL
Flames see a ‘style fit’ with Stone
The new d-man is expected to skate with T.J. Brodie or Matt Bartkowski.
Stamkos resumes skating, but still no date for return
"He's progressing well," said GM Steve Yzerman.
Julien: ‘My job’ is to make Galchenyuk better
"Now I want to work with him on the little aspects of the game that will make him even better."
With Marner out again Maple Leafs recall Frederik Gauthier from AHL
The Maple Leafs placed Marner on Injured Reserve retroactive to Feb. 15
NHL on NBCSN: Wild look to go into their bye week with a win against ‘Hawks
Chicago looks to close the gap in the race for the Central Division crown.
Little-known Langhamer spurns Ducks comeback for Coyotes
The Ducks almost rallied from a 3-0 deficit on Monday.
Yes, the Florida Panthers are indeed on fire
Handed Blues a gut-punch of a loss, enjoyed a perfect road trip.
Video: Reimer, Allen shut down dangerous one-timers
Not many people can pull off saves like these.
Dvorak, Coyotes put Ducks in early hole with slick goals (Video)
Randy Carlyle can't be pleased.
Brooks Laich wants another crack at NHL (with or without Leafs)
Does he really have much to offer, though?
Kings may just lean on Budaj as Quick progresses toward return
The latest Quick update seems positive, even if the results are coming slowly.
Trouba suspended two games for ‘high, forceful’ headshot on Stone
DoPS notes he took a "poor angle" on the hit, and that head contact was avoidable.
Sens extend depth blueliner Claesson — one year, $650,000
Has appeared in 19 games this year.
Flames nab d-man Stone from Coyotes
Calgary hasn't been happy with its defense.
Goalie nods: Panthers go back to red-hot Reimer
His sixth appearance in the last nine games.
Pre-game reading: Retirement has been an adjustment for Jackman
While you're waiting for the puck to drop...
With just one win in six, there’s ‘lots of concern’ for Kings
"We need to get on track immediately."
Is Beleskey on the outs in Boston?
Parked as a healthy scratch again on Sunday night in San Jose.
Laine’s big week gets Jets back into playoff race
It also made him the NHL's first star of the week.
Streaking Blues get Stastny back tonight
Has missed the last four games; St. Louis has gone 7-2 under new head coach Mike Yeo.
Sens recall pair of forwards in wake of multiple injuries
No word yet on the status of Mark Stone, who was injured on an elbow by Winnipeg's Jacob Trouba.
Kings’ Robitaille named chairman of German League club (Updated)
Eisbaren Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
Who has the best and worst special teams in the NHL?
Click to see how all 30 teams rank.
Streaking Panthers aim to ‘keep ‘er going’ in St. Louis
They can move back into a playoff spot with a win.
John Gibson has been terrific since the start of 2017
He made 24 saves in a 1-0 win over the Kings on Sunday.
Johansen is a ‘little disappointed’ the Blue Jackets didn’t recognize him in return to Columbus
The Blue Jackets traded him to Nashville last January.
Make that four straight wins for the Bruins
Brad Marchand scored the OT winner versus San Jose on Sunday.
Bruins top Sharks on Marchand's OT winner
Brad Marchand's breakaway goal in OT gave the Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Sharks and their fourth straight win under interim coach Bruce Cassidy.
Jacob Trouba will have a hearing for head shot on Mark Stone
The Jets defenseman was given only a minor penalty on the play.
Marchand wins it for Bruins in OT
Off a set face-off play, Brad Marchand receives a great assist from Torey Krug and beats Sharks goalie Martin Jones on a breakaway to give the Bruins a 2-1 win in OT.
‘It looks like a disaster’ — Senators could be facing more injury problems
Ottawa had three forwards leave today's game versus Winnipeg due to injuries.
Marleau ties up game late in second period
Patrick Marleau quietly found an open spot behind Tuukka Rask and the Bruins defense and scored to tie up the game for the Sharks.
Blackhawks snap Sabres' win streak in style
The Blackhawks had their way with the Sabres on Hockey Day in America as a big third period put away the game for Chicago in Buffalo.
Blackhawks snap Sabres winning streak
Buffalo now enters the bye week.
Spooner starts the scoring for Bruins in San Jose
Ryan Spooner found himself the beneficiary of a generous bounce of the boards as he tapped in a goal to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead over the Sharks.
USA Hockey's Fischer says HDIA showcases game
USA Hockey director of communications Dave Fischer talks about the impact Hockey Day in America has on young hockey players across the country and the visibility the Olympics gives the sport every four...
Video: After a slow start, Evander Kane is on a roll for the Sabres
Now up to 21 goals this season.
Kane toys with Lehner, scores in third period
Patrick Kane showed yet again why he's one of the most dangerous players in the NHL with the puck as he beat Robin Lehner using his patience and skill.
Anisimov, Blackhawks add to lead in third period
Artem Anisimov was the recipient of a beautiful pass from Patrick Kane that set him up for an easy deflection and goal to add to the Blackhawks' lead.
WATCH LIVE: Bruins at Sharks
Boston looking for a fourth straight game.
Toews cleans up loose puck in front of net
Jonathan Toews' fifth goal in his last 11 games extends the Blackhawks lead to 3-1 after he cleaned up the loose puck in front of the net.
Video: Trouba called for a hit to the head on Stone
Will a phone call from the league be next for the Jets defenseman?
Hossa pads Blackhawks' lead in second period
Marian Hossa found the smallest of openings against Robin Lehner and gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead in the second period in Buffalo.
Kane goes top shelf to beat Darling
Evander Kane continued his recent scorching play as he beat Scott Darling top shelf just before time expired in the first period to tie the game.
Hartman's perfect snipe puts Blackhawks up
Ryan Hartman's patience paid off as he found just enough room to beat Robin Lehner and give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead in the first period.
Red Wings take advantage of Penguins’ mistakes in 5-2 win
The Red Wings completed a pretty successful weekend with wins over the Capitals and Penguins
Sens’ Hoffman leaves game vs. Jets with lower-body injury
Ottawa can take over top spot in the Atlantic Division with a win today.
Red Wings blow past Penguins in Pittsburgh
Two big goals in the third period by Thomas Vanek and Tomas Tatar helped boost the Red Wings to a huge road win over the Penguins.
WATCH LIVE: Blackhawks at Sabres
The Sabres are going for a fourth straight win.
WATCH LIVE: Blackhawks vs. Sabres
Patrick Kane and Blackhawks travel to face a suddenly-surging Sabres team that's won three in a row on Hockey Day in America.
Crosby scores to cut into Red Wings' lead
Penguins star Sidney Crosby scores to cut the Red Wings' advantage to two goals.
Tatar blasts in Red Wings' third goal vs. Penguins
Tomáš Tatar pushes the Red Wings' lead to 3-1 in an emphatic fashion, sending a rocket to the top corner of goal.
Goalie Nods: Lehner looks to lead Sabres to fourth win in a row
Lehner has been outstanding for the Sabres this season
Devils make Cammalleri healthy scratch for second straight game
He has one goal in his past 33 games
VIDEO: Penguins honor Sidney Crosby for recording 1,000th career point
Crosby is the 86th player in NHL history to record 1,000 career points
Kühnhack levels for Penguins with shorthanded goal
Tom Kühnhackl capitalizes off of the Penguins' fastbreak to even the score against the Red Wings at 1-1.
Crosby honored for 1,000th point of NHL career
After Sidney Crosby became the fastest active player to score 1,000 points in an NHL career, he was honored by his teammates and fans before the Penguins game vs. the Red Wings.
Rangers keep rolling with win over Capitals
Mats Zuccarello's third period goal helped lift the Rangers to their seventh win in the past eight games
Hand injury sidelines Senators’ Bobby Ryan indefinitely
Ryan was injured in the third period of Saturday's win over the Toronto Maple Leafs
Zuccarello gets the Rangers back in the lead
Mats Zuccarello gives the Rangers a 2-1 lead thanks to a great assist from Chris Kreider.
WATCH LIVE: Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins
Hockey Day in America continues with the Pittsburgh Penguins hosting the Detroit Red Wings
WATCH LIVE: Red Wings vs. Penguins
The Red Wings are surprisingly leading 5-2 against the Penguins at the PPG Paints Arena in the third period on Hockey Day in America.
Blues hopeful Stastny can return Monday
He has missed the past four games due to a lower body injury.
McDonagh scores to give Rangers an early lead
Ryan McDonagh gives the Rangers an early 1-0 lead versus the Capitals after pouncing off of his own deflected shot to score.
Back with the Blues: St. Louis re-claims Rattie off waivers
The 24-year-old forward was last month waived by St. Louis and claimed by Carolina.
WATCH LIVE: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers
Hockey Day In American begins with the New York Rangers hosting the Washington Capitals
The NHL’s bye week experiment is still a work in progress
This is the first year the NHL has tried bye weeks and it has not always been a smooth transition
The proud hockey history of Warroad, Minnesota: ‘Hockeytown USA’
Five NHL players, seven Olympians and 80 Division I hockey players, all from a town that has never topped a population of 2,000 people
WATCH LIVE: Capitals vs. Rangers
The Rangers hold a 2-1 lead over the Capitals in the third period following Mats Zuccarello's goal on Hockey Day in America.
Canucks unveil Pat Quinn statue
Quinn was a player, executive and coach for the team
Hockey still a big part of Jack Jablonski's life
Jack Jablonski was left paralyzed after a hit in a high school hockey game, but his passion for the sport still burns and he has made an effort to help others with his BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation.
Burns continued to build Hart argument in Sharks win last night
The bearded blueliner's ceiling sure seems high in 2016-17.
NBC and NBCSN have you covered for Hockey Day in America
And oh what a glorious, hockey-filled day it will be.
Barkov’s beautiful goal pushes Panthers into playoff position
Florida has a thin lead over Boston and Toronto for third in the Atlantic after Saturday.
Nick Foligno carries on family tradition
Nick Foligno's perspective on life changed after his family faced adversity, but he continues to carry on his family's tradition giving back to those in need.
Kelsey DiClaudio breaks barriers in Sled Hockey
Kelsey DiClaudio is defying expectations as the first woman to compete with the U.S. Development Sled Hockey Team.
Bill Belisle's everlasting impact on Mount Hockey
Bill Belisle has had an enormous impact on the Mount Saint Charles Academy hockey team for 42 years, molding nine NHL players including Brian Boucher.
St. Louis Blues grow new wave of NHL players
The St. Louis Blues created a local youth program through their AAA team with strong feeder programs and leadership from Blues alumni.
Hockeytown is home for Red Wings' Dylan Larkin
Growing up in Detroit, hockey was a part of Dylan Larkin's life from a young age and now he is living out his dream of playing for his hometown team.
Stars made Dave Strader’s return to the booth special
Quite a night for the announcer, who continues to battle cancer.
Tony Granato's drive for greatness at Wisconsin
Wisconsin head coach Tony Granato is not only a student of the game, but a student in the classroom as well as he works toward his College degree 30 years in the making.
Brotherhoods form over pond hockey in Minnesota
In Minnesota, hockey is much more than just a game and outdoor pond hockey has become a reminder of the friendship people share within the game they love.
Hilary Knight 'thirsty for gold' at PyeongChang
Hilary Knight uses her experience as an Olympic hockey player to serve as a role model for young players as she yearns for gold at the 2018 PyeongChang Games.
USA Team Development program trains best youth
The USA Hockey National Team Development program trains some of the nation's best players to compete in the World Junior Championships.
Josh Sweeney continues his journey to success
Josh Sweeney's journey from Afghanistan to Sochi in 2014 serves as an example of perseverance through the sport of hockey.
Willie O'Ree inspires a new generation in Harlem
Willie O'Ree, the first black player in the NHL, continues to inspire a new generation of players throughout Harlem and the league as the NHL Diversity Ambassador.
Senators close in on Canadiens, put Leafs in tough spot
Ottawa fans might want to frame that headline.
Blackhawks’ winning streak goes bye thanks to Talbot, Oilers
A run of five straight wins ends despite 39 shots on goal.
Report: Term the big sticking point between Radulov, Canadiens
He reportedly wants six years ... or big bucks to go shorter with a new deal.
Video: Gryba throws weight around with hit, fight vs. Blackhawks
A hit on Tanner Kero; a brief skirmish with Ryan Hartman.
Hockey Day in America takes over NBC, NBCSN
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a game that has captured the hearts and imaginations of so many, with stories from across the country amid four premier NHL matchups on one glorious day.
At least the Panthers want to be trade deadline buyers
They want some power play help and might be willing to pay for it.
Video: Did Evander Kane sneak an elbow on Ryan Reaves?
Either way, he was wise to avoid a fight.
Jets top Canadiens in Julien’s debut
Patrik Laine took over the rookie scoring lead with a goal and an assist in the win for the Jets
Here's the Crosby-Inspired 'Captain' Sandwich
Take a look at the glorious and probably very high-calorie 'Captain' sandwich, inspired by Penguins star Sidney Crosby.
Goalie Nods: Cam Talbot makes 53rd start for Oilers
He leads the league in starts. No other goalie has started more than 50 games so far this season
Sabres win third in a row to stay in playoff race
They are not going away in the Eastern Conference
Rangers to retire Jean Ratelle’s No. 19 next season
He will be the ninth Rangers player to have his number retired by the team
Trade: Maple Leafs acquire Sergey Kalinin from Devils for Viktor Loov
Kalinin had just been waived by the Devils on Friday
Ryan Carter signs tryout deal with Wild’s AHL team
He spent the past two seasons playing for the Wild
Waiver wire: Hurricanes waive Rattie, Sabres waive Fedun
Fedun has played in 25 games for the Sabres this season. Rattie has only played in five for the Hurricanes after being claimed in January from the Blues
Mike Cammalleri will be healthy scratch for Devils tonight
He is "displeased" that he will not be in the lineup on Saturday night
Mitch Marner will not play for Maple Leafs this weekend
He could return on Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets
With Tyler Johnson questionable, Lightning recall Conacher from AHL
Johnson missed the past two games before the Lightning went on their bye week
Shane Doan still hasn’t asked the Coyotes for a trade
The 40-year-old forward is a free agent after this season and has a no-movement clause in his contract.
Let’s rave about Rantanen
A beacon of hope for the mostly hopeless Avalanche.
Video: Jaromir Jagr scores first goal at 45 with style
Just the third player to do so, it was goal 760.
Dubinsky, Blue Jackets get last laugh vs. Crosby and Penguins
You won't find many 2-1 overtime games that were this action-packed.
Video: Torts was remarkably calm after dubious no-goal
His reaction felt like "Not mad, just disappointed."
Julien delights Habs fans as Galchenyuk skates as top center
A perceived lack of trust in Galchenyuk was a polarizing aspect of Michel Therrien in Montreal.
Hagelin returned to Penguins lineup; Malkin gets 500th assist
Speedy winger returns speedier than some expected.
While battling cancer, Dave Strader will call Stars games again
His five-game run is set to begin on Saturday.
NHLPA will indeed appeal Vermette’s 10-game suspension
Anaheim plays its first game without him on Friday.
Goalie nods: After replacing Luongo last game, Reimer starts for Panthers
He'll take on John Gibson and the Ducks in Anaheim.
Pens recall pair of d-men, putting Schultz’s status into question (Updated)
Dustin Byfuglien drove Justin Schultz into the glass from behind last night. (Update: Pens say Schultz has a concussion)
Pre-game reading: Manning hopes feud with McDavid is over now
While you're waiting for the puck to drop...
Devils waive Kalinin
After he appeared in 43 games.
Marner day-to-day after crashing into boards Wednesday
The 19-year-old rookie has a team-high 48 points in 56 games.
Sharks have reason to wait with Thornton, Marleau
But GM Doug Wilson won't comment on speculation they're tied to expansion draft plans.
Who are the oldest active players in each sport?
At 45 years old, Jaromir Jagr is the oldest active player in the NHL, but is he the oldest active player period? Take a look around the world of sports at athletes who have the most seniority.
Frustration reaching peak levels for Stars, Ruff
“I don’t know if I have ever been through a stretch like this,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said.
No hearing scheduled for Niederreiter after Sharp hit
And no surprise, really.
No hearing scheduled for Malkin after Wheeler hit
Incident started a major fracas during Pittsburgh's 4-3 OT win over the Jets.
Sutter pins loss to Coyotes on Budaj
"I don’t think our goaltending was very good tonight."
Hard-luck Maatta out six weeks after hand surgery
Pittsburgh's not doing so well in the health department lately.
Coyotes ‘capitalize early,’ hold on to upset Kings
The Arizona Coyotes haven't had many chances to protect a lead this season.
McDavid nets three points, as Oilers take down Flyers
The multi-point effort allowed him to jump back into the scoring lead.
Markstrom takes blame for Canucks loss: ‘I was just awful today’
He allowed four goals, including two in the first five minutes of the the third period
The Senators are making a serious run at the Atlantic Division title
They are gaining ground on the Montreal Canadiens
Niederreiter ejected as Wild hand Stars another crushing loss
The Stars have lost seven of their past eight games
Sabres send Avalanche to yet another loss
The Colorado Avalanche are on track to be the worst NHL team in 10 years
Penguins top jets in chaotic, brutally-physical game
Sidney Crosby had three points in the win including the game-winning goal in overtime.
Islanders bounce back for huge win over Rangers
They are now just a single point out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference
VIDEO: Ryan Suter beats the buzzer to give Wild lead
It was a perfect set play off of a face off
Sharks shouldn’t feel pressured to add veteran backup goalie
Aaron Dell has been outstanding as the backup to Martin Jones this season
Sidney Crosby records 1,000th career point
He is the 86th player to reach that milestone
Sidney Crosby scores 1,000th career point
Sidney Crosby hit another milestone, scoring his 1,000th point in 757 NHL games, putting him at eighth in the NHL's list of most career points scored by an active player.
How coaching changes can spark teams
Jeremy Roenick and Scott Gomez discuss how a coaching change can light a fire underneath a team that's desperate for a spark.
WATCH LIVE: Colorado Avalanche vs. Buffalo Sabres
The Sabres look to keep rolling after a big win over the Ottawa Senators earlier this week
NHL officially suspends Antoine Vermette 10 games for physical abuse of official
He will lose nearly $100,000 in salary as a result of the suspension
Pre-game reading: Sakic talks trade speculation
While you're waiting for the puck to drop...
Report: Leafs put three players on LTIR, have lots of cap space now
Meaning they could be a serious player in the rental market.
Goalie nods: Philly sticks with Neuvirth in second of back-to-back
Played in Calgary last night, gets to face the Oilers tonight.
Coyotes look like they’ll healthy scratch McGinn, he of the $10M contract
He's also the second highest-paid forward on the team.
Melnyk thinks Sens can make deep playoff run
"I just think we have the potential, first, of getting into the playoffs and secondly, potentially going into the second, third and even the fourth round."
‘Hawks are happy with rookies’ progress
Ryan Hartman is up to 13 goals on the season.
Flames sign Bartkowski to two-year deal
Giving them a defenseman to expose in the upcoming expansion draft.
On Nelson’s hockey journey, from Northern Minnesota to Brooklyn
Another talented NHLer hailing from Warroad.
Therrien releases statement, calls coaching a ‘gratifying’ but ‘thankless task’
He left the Canadiens in first place in the Atlantic Division, but the team was slumping.
Jets lose another d-man — Enstrom out 2-3 weeks after surgery
Joins Tyler Myers on the shelf.
Need to upgrade your defense? Give Carolina a call
The Hurricanes have a surplus of young blue-liners.
Lazar draws back in for Sens as trade rumors swirl
His agent will meet with GM Pierre Dorion on Saturday.
Isles need to ‘play it like a playoff game’ against Rangers
A daunting schedule lies ahead.
Avs expect Varlamov will ‘be fully healthy next year’
"I think it’s going to be a lot better mentally for him, that he’s not one push away from pulling his groin."
NHL on NBCSN: After a ‘big win’ over Ottawa, Sabres look to keep rolling against Avs
Buffalo needs to bank points in a hurry if they want to sneak into the playoffs.
Injury roundup: Luongo ‘fine’ after cramping up; Marner’s status unknown
The Leafs rookie suffered an upper-body injury after a scary crash into the boards.
Panthers’ present to Jagr: A wild OT win vs. Sharks
A possible Roberto Luongo injury could be put a damper on things.
Flames climb into wild card spot as Flyers squander similar chance
The idle Islanders were big winners on Wednesday.
Panthers regain lead on Bjugstad's goal
The Panthers regained the lead over the Sharks on Nick Bjugstad's goal, which he scored while falling down after the assist from Aaron Ekblad.
Burns scores equalizer for Sharks
Sharks defenseman Brent Burns continued his incredible season as he fired it past Roberto Luongo off a nice assist from Joe Pavelski to tie it up 1-1.
Blues remain hot under Yeo, close off perfect five-game road trip
Carter Hutton is on a roll with consecutive shutouts.
WATCH LIVE: Florida Panthers at San Jose Sharks
Wrapping up Wednesday's NBCSN doubleheader.
Hey, another stick infraction: Alex Chiasson ejected for spearing
Generally viewed as ill-advised, but not necessarily vicious.