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Just about everything happened in second period of Capitals – Penguins
Evgeni Malkin hat trick. Braden Holtby pulled. Chaos.
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Enjoy goalie blunders? Tonight is your night (Video)
Bad bounces and bad ideas.
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Video: Oshie’s sweet dish sets up a nice Backstrom goal for Capitals
Helping Washington build a 2-0 lead against Pittsburgh.
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WATCH LIVE: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington goes for 10 in a row; Pittsburgh tries to get on track.
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Watch Jonathan Drouin’s assist of the year candidate
Such an award might not exist, but it should.
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Waived at start of year, Watson’s become ‘a real force’ for Preds
The former first-round pick looks as though he's finally broken through.
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Isles chase Rask with three goals on just 15 shots (Updated)
Zane McIntyre in to start the third for Boston.
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Flyers enter bye week with major goaltending questions
Neither Steve Mason nor Michal Neuvirth has been very good this season.
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Rangers lose Raanta, but get Zibanejad back from broken leg
The former will be out until the All-Star break; the latter has missed the last 26 games.
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Staal-Lindholm-McGinn line doing the business in Carolina
“They’re taking on tough matchups each and every shift and more often than not, they win it.”
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Panthers recall McIlrath from AHL — but will they play him?
The big defenseman may have to sit and wait some more.
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More good times in Washington, as Backstrom named first star of the week
After racking up a whopping 10 points in four games.
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The Bruins are finally ‘starting to connect’ on offense
With Saturday's 6-3 win over the Flyers, the B's have scored 22 goals in their last six games.
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NHL on NBCSN: Capitals visit Penguins, go for 10 in a row
NBCSN will continue its coverage of the 2016-17 campaign tonight when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals at 7:...
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Penguins place Kris Letang on injured reserve, is ‘week-to-week’
He is arguably the Penguins most important player
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PHT Morning Skate: The Canucks’ power play is a big problem
The unit is just 1-for-17 during their current four-game losing streak
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Oilers recall D-man Oesterle from AHL Condors
This news comes after Adam Larsson missed Saturday's game versus Calgary.
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Video: Reaves and Boll drop the gloves in heavyweight bout
Fight occurred in the second period.
Wild continue regular season dominance over 'Hawks
Jason Pominville scored the game-winning goal seconds into the third period and the Wild escaped the United Center with a 3-2...
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The Wild now sit all alone atop the Central Division
Minny completed the comeback against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
Parise: Blackhawks bring out the best in us
Zach Parise discusses the Wild's stretch of regular season success against the Blackhawks and what's going right for Minnesota.
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More bad news for Bolts: Callahan out four weeks with lower-body injury
Critical six-game road trip coming up for Tampa Bay.
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WATCH LIVE: Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks
The Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks are playing for first place in the Central Division
Parise's work ethic left a lasting impression
Zach Parise has always been a star in hockey from his youth to with the Wild but his work ethic growing up left a lasting...
Kane has always been a playmaker from the start
Patrick Kane has become arguably the Blackhawks' best playmaker but his offensive talent has been noticed from his start in...
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Injured during win over Flyers, Carlson will travel with Capitals to Pittsburgh
Trotz said it's "possible" Carlson will be healthy enough to play Monday.
Capitals win ninth straight in rout of Flyers
The Capitals continued their recent roll with a 5-0 throttling of the Flyers in Washington on Sunday.
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The streak goes on: Capitals win ninth in a row
Despite a sluggish start, the Capitals exploded to defeat the rival Flyers, 5-0, for Philipp Grubauer's second career save.
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Goalie nods: Dubnyk goes for Wild in first place showdown with Blackhawks
Dubnyk has been the best goalie in the NHL this season
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Wild have to find a way to slow down Patrick Kane on Sunday
They have not really been able to do that in recent seasons
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WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals
The Washington Capitals go for their ninth win in a row
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NHL on NBCSN: Blackhawks, Wild fight for first place
The Wild are one of the hottest teams in the league with a 16-1-2 record in their past 19 games
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NHL On NBC: Capitals go for nine in a row against struggling Flyers
These are two teams going in very different directions right now
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Something to build on? Jets cap tumultuous week with OT loss to Kings
Maurice: "Sometime on back-to-backs, it takes a little while and then after that, I thought we played a helluva game."
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Video: Joe Thornton ejected for spearing Stastny
The incident occurred in the second period versus St. Louis.
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Video: Antti Niemi given the hook after awful start tonight for Stars
Officially three goals on three shots.
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Quick-strike offense: Habs rally with three goals in 62 seconds to beat Rangers
New York's goalie Antti Raanta left this game with a lower-body injury.
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Storming into the playoff race: Hurricanes win fourth straight
They defeated the New York Islanders on Saturday.
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Letang injured versus Red Wings, as Penguins suffer third straight loss
No update on Letang after the game.
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Video: Andrew Shaw ejected for late, blindside hit on Rangers’ Fast
Will there be further discipline from the league?
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Blackhawks recall Schmaltz from AHL Rockford
Chicago faces Minnesota on Sunday.
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Jakub Voracek boarding major was a ‘terrible call,’ says Flyers GM
"To me, it’s not a two-minute minor, let alone a five-minute penalty."
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Oilers will be without Adam Larsson for Battle of Alberta versus Flames
He's out with a lower-body injury.
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Rene Bourque ejected for boarding Viktor Arvidsson
He could be hearing from the NHL for this
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Cody McLeod fights, scores goal against former team one day after trade
Colorado traded him to Nashville on Friday morning
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The Flyers had a pretty lousy day in Boston
The Flyers are trending in the wrong direction over the past month
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Goalie nods: Carey Price looks to break out of his slump
Price gave up seven goals against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night
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Flyers’ Read sidelined with lower body injury; Gostisbehere a healthy scratch
He already missed time this season with an upper body injury
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Alex Galchenyuk and Andrew Shaw are back for the Canadiens tonight
Both players have missed more than a month due to injuries
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Jeff Skinner is quietly putting together another outstanding season
He also has the Hurricanes hanging around in the playoff race
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After brutal loss to Capitals, Blackhawks face first-place clash with Wild
Toews: "You can’t forget these games."
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The struggle continues: Jets hold players meeting after loss to Coyotes
Two days after the coach ripped the team's performance.
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Rested and refreshed: Maple Leafs defeat Rangers in return from bye week
Toronto is four points out of a playoff spot.
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Well, that was a disastrous period for the struggling Jets
Down 4-1 to the Coyotes. Not a good response for the Jets after their coach ripped their performance this week.
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Great Eight: Capitals crush Blackhawks to extend winning streak
Meanwhile, for Chicago ... yikes.
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‘It’s such a great story’ — Bolts retire St. Louis’ jersey
Stamkos: St. Louis 'was, he still is, and he forever will be the heart and soul of this organization."
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Panthers to pay tribute to victims of Fort Lauderdale shooting
"We wanted to show our support for the Fort Lauderdale and South Florida community."
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Pre-game reading: On last night’s mascot violence in Minnesota
While you're waiting for the puck to drop...
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Goalie nods: Bolts go back to struggling Vasilevskiy
They host Columbus at Amalie tonight.
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Rask is good to go after taking Josi shot off jaw last night
Feel free to start breathing again, Bruins fans.
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Potential No. 1 pick Patrick returns from 35-game absence
One of the prized prospects for the 2017 draft.
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Can Avs' defense be fixed through trades?
Even with big chips to play in Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog.
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Sharks lose DeMelo for eight weeks to broken wrist
He was injured on Tuesday night against the Edmonton Oilers
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Brouwer back for Flames, after missing eight games with broken finger
Expected to play on a line with Sean Monahan and Kris Versteeg.
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More injury problems for Predators as Josi suffers upper-body injury
He had to leave their game on Thursday after the first period
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Flyers waive veteran forward Gordon
Had only appeared in 13 games this year, scoring once.
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Neuvirth earns a start after saving the day for Flyers
Meanwhile, Steve Mason is having a tough time.
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Trade: Avalanche send Cody McLeod to Predators
He knew that changes were going to happen
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Blackhawks see one-goal wins as positive, not warning sign
"It’s easy to win the games when you’re up three goals early."
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The Rangers are getting Nash, Buchnevich back tonight
Nash missed eight games due to a groin injury while Buchnevich has been out since November
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Korpisalo remains with Blue Jackets, and he may get a start soon
Anton Forsberg has been sent back to the AHL.
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Hitchcock says Allen needs to ‘man-up and get better’
The Blues goalie has been pulled in three of his last five outings.
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Taylor Hall had an eventful and physical return to Edmonton
He recorded an assist and nearly got into a fight
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It was Carey Price’s decision to stay in for all seven Wild goals
“Nobody else has the opportunity to get pulled from a game.”
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PHT Morning Skate: Martin St. Louis gets his jersey retired tonight
He dropped the ceremonial first puck before Thursday's game in Tampa Bay between the Lightning and Buffalo Sabres
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Rough stuff in Bolts – Sabres: Kane jabs at Bishop, Hedman vs. Foligno
Apparently Buffalo gets under Victor Hedman's skin.
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Sullivan gets ejected as Penguins suffer rare consecutive regulation losses
Imagine how angry he'll be if the Penguins lose a bit more often.
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Video: Oilers did a nice job in Taylor Hall’s return to Edmonton
Remembering his six years in a nice way.
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Video: Wild scores twice in 39 seconds, Eric Staal stays red-hot
Carey Price stays, well, not.
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Chaotic Bruins – Predators game also has this brutal McQuaid fight
Pictured: a different McQuaid victim.
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Video: Roman Josi hurt after late hit by Anton Blidh
Suspension-worthy or was the penalty enough?
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Video: Dale Weise shows nice hand-eye (and foot) coordination for Flyers
Travis Konecny finished the play for the goal.
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WATCH LIVE: Montreal Canadiens at Minnesota Wild
A battle of West and East contenders.
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Progress: P.K. Subban skates with Predators for first time since IR stint
Also skating: injured players James Neal and Viktor Arvidsson.
Wild or Canadiens have goaltending edge?
Goaltending will be key in the Wild vs. Canadiens ... but which side has the edge? Our experts give you their picks!
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Pre-game reading: On the sky-high price of top-4 defensemen
While you're waiting for the puck to drop...
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Goalie nods: Condon to make eighth straight start, 17th straight appearance
Been a very busy man since getting traded from Pittsburgh.
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Wild owner thrilled with success, realistic about chances
"We’re in a window where our experienced players and young players are all starting to play at the peak of their performance."
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Laine (concussion) not traveling with Jets on trip
Winnipeg kicks off a three-game road trip tomorrow in Arizona.
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Captain’s back: Getzlaf to play for first time in four games
Ducks take on the Avs tonight.
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Ogrean to retire as USA Hockey’s executive director
Only Canada produces more NHLers than the United States, and the gap is closing.
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‘Not an easy situation’ for Bernier, who hasn’t started in 23 days
It's been John Gibson's net, and looks like it'll stay that way.
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Stoll back with Kings, but as a player development ‘intern’
"Dean gave me a great opportunity to come back in and help some of the guys out."
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There will be changes to the Isles’ lineup, ‘no doubt about that’
Jack Capuano was none too pleased with a number of his players during last night's 2-1 loss to the Panthers in Brooklyn.
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Jamie Benn back for Stars following four-game absence
But they've lost the services of Jamie Oleksiak to a hand injury.
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Gudas to be healthy scratch for Flyers; Streit getting close to return
Philadelphia hosts the Canucks tonight.
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Isles put Hamonic on IR, recall Mayfield
It's a lower-body injury for the 26-year-old blueliner, who's been banged up this year.
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Flames battle back, then score late to beat Sharks
Calgary is 13-6-1 in its last 20 games.
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NHL on NBCSN: Canadiens look to keep rolling vs. Wild
Minnesota is coming home after a successful road trip through California.
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Capitals pass Penguins in clash of hot teams on Ovechkin’s milestone night
Washington wins its seventh in a row to move to second in the Metro.
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Maurice: Not in a happy place after Habs blow out Jets
He says they were "horse[blank] from the drop of the first puck."
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Penguins shop Fleury, Coyotes have pieces to sell
Interesting discussion, including: what happens if Pittsburgh can't trade Fleury?
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Video: Phillip Danault’s tremendous coast-to-coast goal
Or end-to-end if you want to be stuffy about it.
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Alex Ovechkin needs 35 seconds to score 1,000th point (Video)
Against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, too.
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Bishop ready to return; can he salvage season?
Plenty on the line, from both a team and personal standpoint.
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WATCH LIVE: Penguins at Capitals – Wednesday Night Rivalry
Alex Ovechkin aims for 1,000 points against Sidney Crosby & Co.
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NHL confirms 3-on-3 tourney for the All-Star Game
With a million bucks on the line again.
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Pre-game reading: On the ‘rapid extinction of the short goalie’
While you're waiting for the puck to drop...
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Goalie nods: Murray’s back, but Fleury starts versus Caps
He'll take on Braden Holtby, who's been excellent lately.
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The Bolts may be struggling, but Yzerman has no problem with his coach
A vote of confidence for Jon Cooper.
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The Sedins are no longer a power-play threat, and that’s a problem for Vancouver
The Canucks went 0-for-3 with the man advantage last night in Nashville, where the Preds won it in overtime while shorthanded.
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Report: Staal suffered concussion, return to Rangers unclear
New York's back in action this Friday.
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Ottawa in preliminary extension talks with Smith
"I want to be play here and I think (management) wants me to be here, too, but it’s the agent who talks about money.”
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Jake Allen knows he needs to be better
His save percentage fell to .902 after getting yanked in last night's 5-3 loss to Boston.
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Kesler returns to All-Star Game, looking to prove contract doubters wrong
"You try not to hear it but you hear what people say, and I think that motivates me."
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Preds claim Derek Grant off waivers from Buffalo
The 26-year-old forward has played 75 NHL games for the Sens, Flames, and Sabres and is still looking for his first goal.
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Strong goaltending has given the Sabres a flicker of hope
Anders Nilsson improved to 7-3-4 with a .930 save percentage after last night's 39-save triumph over the Flyers.
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NHL unveils All-Star Game jerseys
Purple, gold, black and white.
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Look out, here come the Carolina Hurricanes
They're 8-4-1 over their last 13, and on the verge of a playoff spot.
Islanders vs. Coyotes OT (1/7)
Radim Vrbata ended the Coyotes recent woes after scoring a much-needed game-winner in OT vs. the Islanders.
Wild vs. Kings OT (1/7)
Tanner Pearson tipped home Alec Martinez's pass to seal an OT win for the Kings against the Wild.
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Datsyuk to take KHL break, attend All-Star weekend
Presumably in conjunction with the NHL's 100 Greatest Players announcement.
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Ovechkin, on verge of 1,000 points, has been well worth the money for Caps
When Washington signed him to a $124 million, 13-year contract eight years ago, the long-term commitment and first nine-digit...
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Streaking Silfverberg ‘on another level’ for Ducks
"When he's playing well, he's usually the best player on the ice."
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NHL on NBCSN: Ovechkin looks to pick up 1000th point in clash with Pens
After his three-point effort in Montreal on Monday, he needs just one more to join the exclusive club.
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Trade: Maple Leafs ship backup goalie Enroth to Ducks
Anaheim becomes his fifth different team in the last 23 months.
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Video: Boedker’s hat trick paces Sharks past Oilers
Brent Burns had another huge game, too.
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OT winners: Keith for Blackhawks, Josi to Jarnkrok for Predators (Video)
Nashville's was prettier, but Keith gives Chicago four straight wins.
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Pay Backes: Bruins beat Blues in possibly costly win
The Bruins might have some injuries to deal with.
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Should the Flyers be after loss to Sabres?
Only two wins since their 10-game winning streak ended in mid-December.
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Canes hand Blue Jackets their third loss in four games
Carolina pulled away with a two-goal third period.
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Of course, David Backes gets in fight in return vs. Blues (Video)
He dropped the gloves with Joel Edmundson.
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Two very different hustle plays from Oilers’ McDavid, Russell
They're doing their best against San Jose.
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Blues a little too welcoming to Backes and Bruins, dominated early on
Jake Allen gets the hook, not a lot going right for St. Louis.
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Video: Blues pay heartfelt tribute to David Backes
Also includes Backes' reflections on his return with Pierre McGuire.
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WATCH LIVE: Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues
David Backes returns to St. Louis.
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Report: Teams are balking at Avs’ asking price for Landeskog
They reportedly want a top-level defenseman, first-round pick and more.
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Ruff wants to see ‘another gear’ from Seguin
"There's more there, I know there is."
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Pre-game reading: A list of All-Star snubs, starting with Cam Atkinson
While you're waiting for the puck to drop...
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Goalie nods: Ward to make 17th straight start for ‘Canes
Busy guy, to say the least.
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He’s not going to the All-Star Game, but Pacioretty has been ‘phenomenal’ for Habs
So says Canadiens coach Michel Therrien.
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Purcell’s ‘too good for the American League’ — could trade be coming?
"I know Teddy wants back in the NHL."
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Coach Q wants Seabrook to ‘get back’ to what he does best
If he doesn't, it's a problem for the Blackhawks.
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After missing on Nieto, Sens still looking for forward help
And it could come in the form of Clarke MacArthur.
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Desperate Wings will get Green and Abdelkader back tonight
Detroit really needs to put some wins together if it has any chance of making the playoffs for a 26th straight time.
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Toews isn’t sure how he snuck into the All-Star Game
Ahead of Artemi Panarin.... and Marian Hossa... and Artem Anisimov.
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Matthews, Laine highlight All-Star rosters
Quite the rookie class.
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Forsberg to make first start of the season for Blue Jackets
Sergei Bobrosvky is under the weather, and Curtis McElhinney is the newest member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Leafs claim McElhinney off waivers
Toronto needed a backup for Frederik Andersen after Jhonas Enroth did not pan out.
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With multiple key injuries, it’s ‘about finding ways to get results’ for Nashville
Without P.K. Subban, the Preds have gone 4-4-3 and seen their possession numbers fall way off.
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Struggling rookie Zacha ‘needs to get more competitive,’ says Hynes
Devils freshman has now gone 14 games without a point.
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NHL on NBCSN: Blues would love to ‘chirp’ Backes in return to St. Louis
The veteran scored against his former team back in November.
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PHT Morning Skate: Brock Lesnar fires up crowd at Jets game
Tuesday's collection of links.
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Stars end losing streak in typically sloppy fashion; Kopitar breaks a record
Of course it wasn't going to be a smooth ride for Dallas.
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Alex Ovechkin ties Maurice Richard for goals, now at 999 points
More accolades for "The Great 8."
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Roberto Luongo: funny on Twitter, all alone at fifth all-time in wins
Also his 73rd shutout. What can he NOT do?
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No surprise, John Tavares says he’s committed to the Islanders
Of course, the question is, will he be beyond the 2017-18 season?
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Video: Pavel Zacha’s boarding major on Denis Malgin
More injury trouble for the Panthers?
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David Backes’ goal in return to St. Louis: Try not to cry
He concedes that he might need a "towel" on Tuesday.
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Pre-game reading: No more third jerseys next season, apparently
While you're waiting for the puck to drop...
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Flyers first-rounder Rubtsov parts ways with KHL club
And is now set to play in the QMJHL.
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‘Our consistency is terrible,’ says Panthers’ Marchessault
It's been a very disappointing season in Florida.
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Goalie nods: Price, Holtby square off in battle of reigning Vezina winners
Caps take on the Habs at the Bell Centre.
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Another injury on Vancouver’s defense: This time, it’s Ben Hutton
Injuries have forced Vancouver to dress nine different defensemen this season. Only Luca Sbisa has played all 42 games.
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More accolades for Grabner, who’s been a great find for the Rangers
Named the NHL's first star of the week on Monday.
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‘Canes waive Nestrasil
Has been a healthy scratch 22 times this season.
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The Flames are starting to grasp their new system, and it shows
With Saturday's 3-1 win over Vancouver, the Flames improved to 12-5-0 in their last 17 games.
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Edmonton makes decision with Puljujarvi — he’s off to the minors
No. 4 overall pick has been used sparingly this season, and will now get a chance for more ice time.
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Capitals’ Oshie to miss tonight’s game in Montreal
The 30-year-old winger got hurt Saturday in Ottawa.
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‘I wasn’t fired because of analytics,’ says Gallant
"Maybe I said a little too much, maybe I gave my opinion a little bit too much."
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Columbus waives veteran backup McElhinney
Anton Forsberg is the new No. 2.
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Flyers’ MacDonald frustrated by overturned goal
“It was a guy trying to get to the front of the net and battle for space."
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PHT Morning Skate: Jonathan Toews has to wear a team USA jersey
The Chicago Blackhawks captain made a bet during the World Junior Championships. He did not win
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Wild shut down Ducks in Boudreau’s return to Anaheim
Even as the Wild continued to pile up points in the standings, Bruce Boudreau was still concerned with trends he'd seen...
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Foligno’s OT goal gets Blue Jackets back in win column
The Blue Jackets had lost back-to-back games entering their game on Sunday
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Ryan Hartman’s hat trick was one of the weirdest you will ever see
He scored three consecutive goals in the third period for the Blackhawks
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Bolts lose fourth in a row, now they might be in trouble
The Tampa Bay Lightning are going to need a huge second half to make the playoffs
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Ryan Getzlaf out again for Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks have a chance to move into sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division on Sunday night if they can...
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WATCH LIVE: Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks
Bruce Boudreau is back behind the bench in Anaheim, this time as a visitor
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Stars’ plane forced to make emergency landing
“Everybody is safe and that’s all that matters.”
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Goalie nods: Fleury looks to push Pens’ winning streak to five games
Elsewhere, Jonas Gustavsson will get the start for the Oilers.
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Report: Habs could make Plekanec available before deadline
The veteran has one year left on his contract at $6 million.
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Jets confirm Laine suffered concussion on hit by McCabe
There's no timetable for his return.
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Sens say Bobby Ryan was scratched because of ‘complex issues’
He will suit up against the Oilers on Sunday night.