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No. 5 Duke tops No. 21 Florida 84-74 in Jimmy V Classic

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NEW YORK -- Duke showed glimpses of the team it's longed to be all season with a 84-74 victory over No. 21 Florida on Tuesday in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.

No one played a full 20-minute half. Jayson Tatum, in the freshman's second game of the season, added to the No. 5 Blue Devils' transition game. Amile Jefferson and Luke ...Read more

Marian Hossa scores twice as Blackhawks blank Coyotes 4-0

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CHICAGO -- The NHL season doesn't pause when a team is missing two of its most important players, as the Blackhawks are in captain Jonathan Toews and goaltender Corey Crawford. The Hawks already were struggling without both in the lineup, having dropped their last two entering Tuesday

The last thing the Hawks needed was another injury. But the ...Read more

Vanek, Zetterberg help Red Wings ground Jets, 4-3, in shootout

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Thomas Vanek and Henrik Zetterberg scored in the shootout to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3, on Tuesday in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Vanek also scored in regulation, along with Tomas Tatar and Anthony Mantha. Petr Mrazek made 31 saves as Detroit earned at least a point for the seventh time in its last eight games.

After Frans...Read more

Flyers outlast Panthers in OT for 6th straight win

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PHILADELPHIA -- You know you're on a certified roll when you play one of your worst periods in a couple of weeks, are thoroughly outplayed most of the night, and "still extend your winning streak.

Such is the state of Flyers hockey these days.

Jake Voracek, capitalizing on a Florida miscue, picked up a loose puck in front and scored with 8.6 ...Read more

Blues roar back from two down to beat Canadiens 3-2 in overtime

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ST. LOUIS -- It took Blues coach Ken Hitchcock to come to a realization: You can't go breaking up Jaden Schwartz and Paul Stastny.

The two had played together on a line for nine straight games, during which the Blues had unarguably had their most success of the season, winning seven of those games and losing another in overtime. On Tuesday ...Read more

David Pastrnak's second goal lifts Bruins past Panthers 4-3 in OT

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BOSTON -- It wasn't quite the homecoming that recently anointed coach Tom Rowe and several of his players with Boston roots were looking for.

While goalie Roberto Luongo did all he could do to keep his teammates close, the Panthers finally lost an overtime game as rising star David Pastrnak went around former Boston College defenseman Mike ...Read more

Penguins earn wild win over Senators, 8-5

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PITTSBURGH -- There are still a few defensive kinks left to iron out, but the Penguins have certainly found an offensive groove.

The Penguins set a season-high for goals scored in an 8-5 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday at PPG Paints Arena.

Again the Penguins had to come from behind -- they trailed, 4-2, at 7 minutes, 8 seconds of the ...Read more

Here's why Flyers are NHL's hottest team

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Even before they went on their current five-game winning streak, there were signs the Flyers were headed in a different direction that the sad-sack football team that plays across the street from the Wells Fargo Center.

In losses to Tampa Bay and the New York Rangers, you see, the Flyers dominated the scoring chances but ran...Read more

Road-weary Hurricanes survive first 25 games

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If anything this season, the Carolina Hurricanes kept their luggage and passports handy through the first 25 games.

The game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Lightning was just their 10th at PNC Arena. After three games this week on the West Coast, the Canes will have played 18 of the first 28 on the road.

"It has been an interesting schedule," ...Read more

The streak stops here as Flame crush Ducks, 8-3

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CALGARY, Alberta -- At some point, it had to end. All streaks eventually do.

The Anaheim Ducks still have their Honda Center streak over the Calgary Flames rolling, it's now at 24 games. But they also hadn't lost to them at all since Game 3 of the 2015 Western Conference semifinals.

One six-minute flurry Sunday night allowed the Flames to ...Read more

Mikko Koivu's fifth career OT goal wins it for Wild in Edmonton, 2-1

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- With the Minnesota Wild in the midst of a weirdly scheduled five-game, 12-day trip with two days off before three of the games, the Wild has had to bide time on the road by eating out ... a lot, twiddling thumbs and staring at hotel room ceilings.

"It feels like we've been on the road a month," cracked Zach Parise.

Sunday ...Read more

Blackhawks drop second straight, lose to Jets, 2-1

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CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks dropped their second straight game after falling to the Jets 2-1 on Sunday at the United Center.

The Jets and Hawks were scoreless for most of the first two periods until the Jets got their first power play of the night following a hooking penalty on Patrick Kane.

Dustin Byfuglien set up center Bryan Little with a ...Read more

Simmonds scores twice as Flyers win fifth straight, defeat Predators

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Playing in back-to-back games isn't supposed to bring out the best in a team, but you wouldn't know it by watching the Flyers.

Getting a pair of power-play goals Sunday night from Wayne Simmonds, they defeated Nashville at Bridgestone Arena, 4-2, giving them a 9-4-1 record in both ends of back-to-back games.

They are an ...Read more

Kings lose in shootout to Canadiens, 5-4

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings appeared to have the man coach Darryl Sutter called "the best goaltender in the world in any situation" at their mercy Sunday at Staples Center. They scored four times in the second period and built a one-goal lead over the Montreal Canadiens.

All that remained was to maintain their slim advantage, perhaps ...Read more

Danny DeKeyser lifts Red Wings to 4-3 win over Islanders in OT

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NEW YORK -- Danny DeKeyser roofed the puck and then raised his arms to celebrate with his Detroit Red Wings teammates.

On a night they saw two leads disappear the third one gratified all the more, as DeKeyser's blast secured a 4-3 overtime victory Sunday at Barclays Center against the New York Islanders.

Mike Green nearly had a hat trick but ...Read more

Di Giuseppe's OT goal gives Hurricanes 1-0 win over Lightning

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said Sunday it was time for his team to "stop the bleeding."

Winless in three straight road games and facing another three on the West Coast in the coming week, the Canes badly needed a win on home ice against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Canes got that win. Phil Di Giuseppe's goal at 1:26...Read more

Jonathan Toews out again, injury 'not getting better'

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Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss his sixth consecutive game Sunday against the Jets because of a back injury.

What's concerning for the Hawks is that coach Joel Quenneville said Toews will not skate for the next three days because the injury is "not getting better," according to Quenneville.

"We'll keep him off the ice," Quenneville...Read more

Oilers edge Ducks, 3-2, in OT

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- Working overtime continues to be a worthless exercise for the Anaheim Ducks.

Leon Draisaitl scored 3:16 into the extra session Saturday night to give the Edmonton Oilers a 3-2 victory at Rogers Place, snapping the Ducks' three-game win streak.

In snapping a five-game losing streak to the Ducks, the Oilers (14-10-2) grabbed...Read more

Oilers captain Connor McDavid's mind as quick as his legs

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- Troy Brouwer has played in Chicago, Washington and St. Louis, so he knows a thing or two about superstars.

He has played alongside Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa with the Blackhawks, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with the Capitals and Vladimir Tarasenko with the Blues.

So the Calgary Flames veteran ...Read more

Senators score two goals in 19-second span to top Panthers, 2-0

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KANATA, Ontario -- Florida Panthers newly anointed coach Tom Rowe said earlier Saturday that one reason for the coaching change was that he didn't feel some players, "were bringing it every night."

Rowe might've felt the same way for the first seven minutes of the opening period as the Ottawa Senators scored two unobstructed, doorstop goals in ...Read more