Red Wings lose to Maple Leafs, 3-2, on late Auston Matthews goal

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DETROIT -- Auston Matthews snapped a 2-2 tie with 30.2 seconds left as the Detroit Red Wings went on to lose, 3-2, to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night at Little Caesars Arena.

It was Matthews' team-leading 27th goal of the season. Former Michigan standout Zach Hyman assisted on the goal.

Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, left all ...Read more

Sharks deliver some payback, top Stars, 5-2

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- What's that old saying about payback, again?

Reversing -- at least to some degree -- the result of a New Year's Eve game in the Lonestar State, the Sharks beat the Dallas Stars, 5-2, on Sunday to wrap up a three-game homestand on a positive note.

Mikkel Boedker scored twice and goalie Martin Jones made 26 saves as the ...Read more

Flyers whip Rangers as Alex Lyon excels in relief of injured Michal Neuvirth

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NEW YORK -- The Flyers lost another starting goaltender, but their backup, Alex Lyon, was outstanding in relief as he keyed a 7-4 win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

Lyon, a rookie who was a one-time star at Yale, stopped 25 of 26 shots and restored some order to a sloppy game as he collected his first NHL victory....Read more

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman condemns fans for directing racial taunts at Capitals player

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman issued a statement Sunday after four fans were ejected from the United Center during the Blackhawks-Capitals game late Saturday night for directing racial taunts at a Capitals player.

Forward Devante Smith-Pelly was sitting in the penalty box during the third period when, according to a Capitals spokesperson, the ...Read more

Blackhawks end losing streak at eight with 7-1 victory against Capitals

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CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks accomplished in 59 minutes, 59.2 seconds Saturday night what they hadn't in their previous six games combined -- they scored more than two goals in a game.

That helped propel them to their first victory in nine games, 7-1 against the Capitals in front of a season-high crowd of 22,066 at the United Center, where the ...Read more

Red Wings' Witkowski, Nyquist score early, help defeat Predators, 3-1

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An early goal that delighted teammates and a solid overall effort helped the Red Wings topple of the NHL's best teams.

Luke Witkowski scored a beauty of a first NHL goal Saturday at Bridgestone Arena to help the Wings push past the Nashville Predators, 3-1.

Gustav Nyquist also scored in the first period. The Wings had ...Read more

Kopitar, Amadio score two goals apiece as Kings snap streak in Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The bad karma cleared. All the old hexes were swept out of the building.


Actually, not really, by the way the Kings talked about ending a 15-year losing streak in Buffalo. Although Anze Kopitar's chuckle said a lot about a 4-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres.

"It feels good," Kopitar said. "I don't think we were worried...Read more

Ducks outlast Wild in 11-round shootout for 3-2 win

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Wild's five-game homestand opened with an extra-time loss and also ended with one, as the Ducks secured an 11-round 3-2 shootout win on Saturday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center.

With the win, Anaheim pulls into a tie with the Wild for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.

Ducks winger Nick Ritchie ...Read more

Stars hold on for 2-1 victory against Blues

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The Blues, who have stood alone in third place in the Central Division for much of the new year, now have company. After a hard-fought 2-1 loss to Dallas at American Airlines Center, the Blues and Stars are now tied for third in the Central with 72 points apiece.

But the Stars have the edge because they have played two fewer games than St. ...Read more

Flyers beat Blue Jackets on Sean Couturier's overtime goal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When the Flyers last won in this building, George W. Bush was our president, Ken Hitchcock was the Flyers' coach, Keith Primeau their captain and silent Bob Esche their goaltender du jour.

That was way back in December of 2005, and the only parallel to be drawn is, like now, the Flyers were looking for a goalie to lean on. The...Read more

Panthers' Roberto Luongo slated to start Saturday in Calgary, ending two-month absence

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The wait is over the Florida Panthers: Roberto Luongo is ready to play again.

After serving as the backup goalie on Wednesday in Vancouver, Luongo is poised to start Saturday night in Calgary, Panthers coach Bob Boughner said during a Friday teleconference. Luongo has not played since Dec. 4 due to a groin injury that sidelined him for more ...Read more

Burns leads Sharks by Canucks, 4-1

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brent Burns' time as a forward Thursday night lasted a little more than one period.

Moments after it did end, Burns scored with a slap shot from just above the circle.

Burns' goal from an all-too-familiar spot on the ice came at the 4:57 mark of the second period, as the San Jose Sharks got past the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 at...Read more

Dion Phaneuf scores in debut, but Kings run out of steam in 3-1 loss to Penguins

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PITTSBURGH -- A show like the one that Jonathan Quick put on often ends in gap-toothed smiles and head taps. This ended with a mighty two-handed stick whack of the goal post by a seething Drew Doughty.

The Los Angeles Kings got the stand-on-his-head performance from Quick. They got a lift from Dion Phaneuf in his Kings debut. That alone was ...Read more

Blackhawks blow 2-goal lead, fall to Ducks for 8th straight loss

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CHICAGO -- Two Blackhawks ended droughts Thursday night during their 3-2 loss against the Ducks at the United Center.

But Duncan Keith's first goal on the season on his 139th shot on goal and Brandon Saad's first goal since Jan. 7 weren't enough to stop two more droughts from carrying on.

The defeat was the Hawks' eighth in a row overall, and ...Read more

Red Wings' losing streak to Tampa Bay Lightning now 11 after 4-1 loss

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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Detroit Red Wings played well for parts of the game but the disparity in talent led to the predictable outcome.

The Wings' losing streak against the Tampa Bay Lightning extended to 11 games after a 4-1 defeat Thursday at Amalie Arena.

The Wings trailed 3-0 when Tomas Tatar scored late in the second period and trailed by ...Read more

Wild's franchise-record home point streak ends with 5-2 loss to Capitals

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- If any team was going to break the Wild's franchise-record home point streak, it probably made sense it would be the Washington Capitals.

And by Washington Capitals, read: Alex Ovechkin.

The Russian led his team to a 5-2 victory against the Wild on Thursday, snapping the home team's 13-game point streak at Xcel Energy Center...Read more

Dion Phaneuf is ready to bring his hard-hitting game to Kings

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PITTSBURGH -- Southern California isn't foreign to Dion Phaneuf.

During the 2013 lockout, he skated with some of the Los Angeles Kings at their El Segundo practice rink. It was during the fall, so it might have dipped below 70 degrees, a tad different climate for a guy from Edmonton, Alberta.

Phaneuf can get used to it.

"It's going to be a ...Read more

Kings acquire Phaneuf in trade after blowout loss to Canes

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- For Los Angeles Kings coach John Stevens the loss of forwards Trevor Lewis to the injured reserve list and Dustin Brown to a suspension for Tuesday's game in Carolina created an opportunity for someone on his roster to step up.

Instead the Kings took a huge step back, getting blasted by the Hurricanes 7-3. It was their second ...Read more

Hertl hurt in Sharks' 2-1 loss to Coyotes

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The injury bug continues to sweep through the San Jose Sharks dressing room as the team attempts to survive a tightly-packed Western Conference playoff race.

Tomas Hertl left Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at SAP Center and did not return after taking a hit into the boards from Nick Cousins that appeared to injure...Read more

Golden Knights roll over Hawks, 5-2

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LAS VEGAS--The Las Vegas Golden Knights made it look as easy as 1-2-3 Tuesday.

Brad Hunt, Reilly Smith and David Perron put the Chicago Blackhawks down for the count in their seventh straight loss by scoring on three consecutive shots during the first 4 minutes, 54 seconds of the third period of a 5-2 victory.

The Golden Knights added an empty...Read more