Blackhawks lose Crawford to emergency appendectomy, then fall to Flyers, 3-1

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PHILADELPHIA -- Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford was scheduled to undergo an appendectomy at a hospital in Philadelphia after he became sick prior to the Hawks' 3-1 loss to the Flyers.

"Corey presented this morning with acute appendicitis," team physician Dr. Michael Terry said in a statement. "He is undergoing an appendectomy today at a ...Read more

Sharks edge Habs, 2-1

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Sharks center Chris Tierney was denied on a breakaway by Carey Price in the second period of Friday's game against the Montreal Canadiens. A few minutes later, Price robbed Mikkel Boedker on a wraparound attempt, then stopped Tommy Wingels on another Sharks breakaway.

In other words, it was a good thing the Sharks ...Read more

Wild rally to tie before losing to Flames in shootout

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CALGARY, Alberta -- Whether the Calgary Flames were really making "mountains out of molehills" like Bruce Boudreau asserted or they had reason to still be prickly after Wild players chopped at Johnny Gaudreau like lumberjacks in the last meeting, it doesn't really matter.

Nothing transpired in response to some's belief that the Wild targeted ...Read more

Red Wings' Abdelkader out 2-4 weeks

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Just as all four lines for the Detroit Red Wings were showing chemistry, alterations will have to be made.

Forward Justin Abdelkader will miss 2-4 weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament, general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press Friday. Abdelkader's absence leaves the Wings with just 12 forwards, and Holland said there might be ...Read more

Blackhawks' Toews placed on injured reserve but could return Sunday

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If this were the playoffs, Jonathan Toews said he might not have missed any time because of his injury.

But this isn't April or May. This is December, so the Hawks and Toews are taking time to make sure Toews is fully healthy before he returns. Toews will miss his fifth consecutive game Saturday because of the injury, which a source told the ...Read more

Kings edge Coyotes, 4-3

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Before his two-goal performance in the Los Angeles Kings' wild 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, rugged winger Jordan Nolan hadn't scored since April 9, 2015. That was long enough for him to forget exactly when he had last put one in the net, but not so long that he gave up on ever scoring again.

"I couldn't ...Read more

Marian Hossa goal lifts Blackhawks to 4-3 victory in overtime over Devils

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CHICAGO -- Playing without one of the best players in the league in Jonathan Toews is not an ideal situation for the Blackhawks.

But it has given the Hawks a chance to prove their mettle -- and depth -- early in the season.

The Hawks played their fourth consecutive game Thursday without Toews, who remains sidelined with what a source told the ...Read more

Tarasenko's hat trick lifts Blues over Lightning

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ST. LOUIS -- The Tampa Bay Lightning didn't give St. Louisan Ben Bishop the start in his return home Thursday night, but the Blues made sure he got some time in the net.

But after welcoming Bishop into the game, Vladimir Tarasenko tagged him for a hat-trick goal, momentarily relieving the tension after the Blues nearly let another lead slip ...Read more

Penguins finish off Stars in third, win 6-2

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PITTSBURGH -- No comeback was necessary this time. Not even close, actually, as the Penguins avoided a second consecutive regulation loss with a 6-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night at PPG Paints Arena.

The Penguins have not lost back-to-back regular season games in regulation since December 2015, in coach Mike Sullivan's first ...Read more

Sasha Barkov's drought ends in Detroit as Panthers win, 2-1

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DETROIT -- Sasha Barkov's scoring drought ended at the perfect time for the Florida Panthers on Thursday.

Barkov, who had not scored since the second game of the season against Detroit, scored in overtime to lift the Panthers to a 2-1 win as Florida won what could be their final visit to Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.

The Panthers, who went 0-6 on...Read more

Giroux's second goal sparks Flyers to overtime win

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OTTAWA -- The Flyers used a rare formula for them -- scoring two key even-strength goals -- to trigger a comeback victory over defense-first Ottawa at the Canadian Tire Center on Thursday night.

Forty seconds into overtime, Claude Giroux scored on a one-timer from the left circle as the Flyers won their third straight, 3-2, and equaled their ...Read more

Couture leads Sharks over Kings

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LOS ANGELES -- Rookies Ryan Carpenter and Kevin Labanc are new to their team's feud with the Los Angeles Kings. Martin Jones and Logan Couture, though, have no shortage of history with the San Jose Sharks' Southern California rival.

All four made their presence felt Wednesday night at Staples Center. Carpenter and Labanc both scored, Couture ...Read more

Ducks pass a test by holding off Canadiens

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ANAHEIM, Calif.--More than two decades have passed since the Montreal Canadiens last won the Stanley Cup, 23 years since they staged a championship parade along what was called "the usual route" because it had become so familiar to so many fans.

The Canadiens have had some good teams since then and they appeared to have a very good team last ...Read more

Burns' goal leads Sharks over Coyotes in OT

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks had seen Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith stop just about everything that was thrown his way Tuesday night. It just took a little more time to finally get the result they wanted.

Brent Burns scored the game winner just 19 seconds into overtime, beating Smith with a one-timer off a pass from Joe Pavelski ...Read more

Canucks edge Wild in back-and-forth game

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Bruce Boudreau promised the Vancouver Canucks, despite their top defense pair sidelined and the youngest cast of six defensemen in the NHL, wouldn't be pushovers.

He was right.

In what was expected to be a low-scoring affair between two tight-checking teams, the Minnesota Wild first coughed-up a two-goal lead, ...Read more

Panthers lose shootout in first game under new coach Tom Rowe

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CHICAGO -- Tom Rowe is now 0-1 as an NHL coach.

Well, 0-0-1 to be all technical about it as the Florida Panthers picked up a point in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout loss to the host Chicago Blackhawks at United Center.

Richard Panik scored the winner for the Blackhawks after Florida's Roberto Luongo stopped 32 shots in the opening 65 minutes.

Corey ...Read more

Panik helps Blackhawks clip Panthers in shootout, 2-1

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CHICAGO -- Artemi Panarin and Richard Panik scored in the shootout to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night at the United Center.

Panik scored for the Hawks in regulation while Corey Crawford earned the victory in goal. Jaromir Jagr had a goal for the Panthers but Roberto Luongo suffered the ...Read more

Red Wings' special teams help deliver 3-1 win against Stars

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings demonstrated what functional special teams can accomplish.

They scored twice during man advantages Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena and held the Dallas Stars scoreless through five power plays, including a two-man stretch, to earn a 3-1 victory and bank points for a fourth straight game.

Dylan Larkin and Anthony ...Read more

Mason makes 45 saves as Flyers beat Bruins in shootout

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PHILADELPHIA -- In what has become the latest Wells Fargo Center fad, Ric Flair-like "woooooooos" echoed around the arena for most of Tuesday night, especially when Flyers goalie Steve Mason made a key save.

Mason gave them lots of reasons to go hoarse.

Making his seventh start in the last eight games, Mason made a season-high 45 saves as the ...Read more

Jonathan Toews remains sidelined for Blackhawks

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The Chicago Blackhawks will be without their captain for the third consecutive game as Jonathan Toews will miss Tuesday night's tilt against the Florida Panthers at the United Center with an upper-body injury.

Toews suffered the injury last Wednesday against the Sharks and was not on the ice during Tuesday's morning skate. Coach Joel ...Read more