Third-period outburst pushes Penguins past Coyotes to sixth win in a row

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PITTSBURGH — For the first two periods of Tuesday’s 6-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes at PPG Paints Arena, the Penguins couldn’t shake one of the NHL’s worst teams.

The Coyotes kept them off the scoreboard until the game’s midway point, pulled ahead of the Penguins three times and led 3-2 early in the third period.

But after Nick ...Read more

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Aho's overtime goal gives Hurricanes 4-3 victory over Golden Knights

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Rod Brind'Amour said he could see a lot of the Carolina Hurricanes' style of play in the Vegas Golden Knights.

"They're a puck-pressure team," Brind'Amour said after Tuesday's morning skate. "They do it right. They don't give up free goals and they certainly make it hard on their opponent."

The Canes and Golden Knights then ...Read more

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Panthers get big game from Marchment, new-look third line to close road trip with win

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The Florida Panthers finally felt their road frustrations bubble up Sunday. They lost the Seattle Kraken — an expansion team with the third-worst record in the league — and interim coach Andrew Brunette called their effort, particularly at the starts of games during this five-game road trip, “unacceptable.”

He took it, in part, upon ...Read more

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The Flyers' skid extends to a team-record 13 games

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ELMONT, N.Y. — The same night the Flyers’ Keith Yandle broke the NHL record for most consecutive games played, his team broke the franchise mark for most consecutive losses.

Their 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday night extended their skid to 13 games, dating back to Dec. 30.

The game started out differently than the rest. ...Read more

Ron Cook: Halfway through the season, Penguins have been best show in town

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Two tweets about the Penguins jumped out at me from all of the social media chaos surrounding the ending to the Bills-Chiefs game Sunday night, the NFL overtime rules and the futures of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.

One was from Penguins long-time historian Bob Grove: "As their season hits the halfway point [Sunday], a win by Pens would put them...Read more

Blues at the midpoint: Major indicators are strong, but ...

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The Blues began the second half of the season with a resounding thud in Calgary. But overall, the major indicators say this can be a contending team, one that can make a deep playoff run. Even with Jordan Binnington’s struggles.

Look no farther than the four major statistical categories of NHL hockey for proof that St. Louis has the ...Read more

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Flames leave Blues, Binnington shellshocked in 7-1 romp

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CALGARY, Alberta — With Ville Husso taking over the net by storm, Monday was a big night for Jordan Binnington — a night to reclaim some of his turf with the Blues.

After giving up four or more goals in four of his last six games, Binnington made his first start since Jan. 15 against Toronto.

Not that he got any help Monday, but it now is ...Read more

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Blackhawks fall 2-0 to the Avalanche after a promising start against the Western Conference leaders: 'Mistakes will cost you'

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DENVER — The Chicago Blackhawks returned to the scene of their season-opening nightmare and held their own — for a while.

The Colorado Avalanche beat the Hawks 2-0 on Monday night at Ball Arena to extend their winning streak to seven games. It wasn’t the demolition back in October, belied by a 4-2 final score, but a loss for the Hawks ...Read more

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Wild routs Canadiens 8-2, Kirill Kaprizov reaches 100 career points

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Wild is on a climb to reclaim the top seed in the Central Division, while the Canadiens have sunk to last place in the NHL.

Just how far apart those two directions are trending was captured Monday night in front of 18,104 at Xcel Energy Center when the Wild crushed the Canadiens 8-2 for its third consecutive victory and ...Read more

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Stars beat Flyers, 3-1, to extend skid to franchise high-tying 12 games

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With their 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center, the 2021-22 Flyers cemented their place in franchise history books. Now, dating back to Dec. 30, their losing streak has reached 12 games, which ties a franchise high established during the 1998-99 season.

With roughly 3½ minutes left in the third period, center...Read more

Devils' P.K. Subban doesn't want pity, seeks change following racist incident

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NEWARK, N.J. – P.K. Subban couldn't sleep following the New Jersey Devils' victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. The Devils defenseman had bigger things to worry about – his family.

He spent the night stewing about what had happened with his brother, Jordan Subban, a defenseman of the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. ...Read more

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Lightning's reunited 'kid' line is the sum of its parts

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TAMPA, Fla. — When Jon Cooper gave the forward line of Ross Colton, Boris Katchouk and Taylor Raddysh the off-the-cuff nickname of “the kid line,” it stuck.

But they aren’t really kids. Colton is 25; Katchouk and Raddysh are both 23. They weren’t fast tracked. Instead, they all dutifully served their time in the AHL, developing tight ...Read more

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Kraken finally find some offense, beat Panthers despite falling behind early

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There are apparently some all-important distinctions to the not-so-appealing Kraken habit of falling behind in the opening five minutes of a game.

When a puck went in early yet again on Sunday night off the skate of defenseman Carson Soucy, it marked the 13th time that’s happened to the Kraken this season. But a major difference this time, ...Read more

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At halfway point of the season, bad breaks and bad habits continue to plague last-place Flyers

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PHILADELPHIA — Just when it seemed like the hockey gods couldn’t make things worse for the Flyers, somehow they found a way.

Down by three goals to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday through two periods, interim coach Mike Yeo and the Flyers learned that winger Wade Allison — who was making his season debut after rehabbing ankle and elbow ...Read more

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Zach Aston-Reese day-to-day with lower-body injury, Louis Domingue also sidelined

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PITTSBURGH — Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese is sidelined "day-to-day" with a lower-body injury, coach Mike Sullivan announced ahead of Sunday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

During Friday's game in Columbus, Aston-Reese absorbed a slap shot off the inside of the left knee. He went to the dressing room in pain, returned to play the ...Read more

Penguins overcome injuries, tired legs and two-goal deficit to win

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PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored in a shootout Sunday to help the Penguins beat the Winnipeg Jets, 3-2, at PPG Paints Arena. The victory, one of their more improbable ones this season, was its fifth in a row. Pittsburgh has won 16 of its past 18 games.

The Penguins, with tired legs and a few achy bodies after an injury-filled first period, ...Read more

Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta suspended for racist gesture in ECHL hockey game

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Icemen defenseman Jacob Panetta was suspended indefinitely by the league and released by the club Sunday, accused of making a racist gesture toward the South Carolina Stingrays' Jordan Subban during Saturday night's ECHL hockey game at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

Panetta, a 26-year-old from Belleville, ...Read more

San Jose Sharks' lopsided loss a 'massive wake-up call,' but can they respond?

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — How much pushback does this Sharks team have?

More than they had Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning?

It won't take long to find out.

The Sharks were clobbered 7-1 by the Lightning at SAP Center, sleepwalking through most of the first period en route to their most lopsided loss of the season. The Sharks gave up...Read more

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Dreadful start dooms Sharks in season's most lopsided loss

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Robbie Gould’s 45-yard field goal sailed through the uprights at Lambeau Field just moments before San Jose Sharks defenseman Jaycob Megna’s shot from the point found its way past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Brian Elliott.

When the final score of the 49ers’ playoff game with the Green Bay Packers was shown on the SAP ...Read more

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Wild rallies twice to force overtime, Marcus Foligno scores game-winner against Blackhawks

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The venue changed, but the result didn't.

After the Wild kicked off a home-and-home at Chicago with a resounding win, the team took a more dramatic approach in the rematch by rallying, 4-3 in overtime on Saturday in front of 19,092 at Xcel Energy Center to sweep the weekend series and snag its fifth win in the last six games...Read more