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Despite Jarry's theatrics, Penguins lose in shootout to Flames

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CALGARY, Alberta — Tristan Jarry came ready to play. His teammates did not.

It was arguably their worst performance this season. If not for Jarry, who made 31 saves, they might have lost 6-1. They were that bad and he was that good.

And yet, improbably, the Penguins were able to escape with a point, losing in a shootout, 2-1, to the Calgary ...Read more

Kraken jump out to fast start against Sabres, win fourth game out of last five

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Leave it to forward Brandon Tanev to epitomize this winning Kraken stretch by stealing a puck at his own blueline and racing the length of the ice with an opponent draped all over him.

That Tanev, who makes hard work a habit, somehow got a shot off and then more impressively converted his own rebound for a first-period, short-...Read more

'Active and engaged': Mario Lemieux says he will still be a force with Penguins under new ownership

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For nearly 40 years, Mario Lemieux has been the heart and soul of the Pittsburgh Penguins. And he's vowing that won't change even as Fenway Sports Group takes over the team.

In his first comments since news broke that FSG would be taking a controlling interest in the Penguins, Mr. Lemieux made it clear that he still will stay involved.

"As the...Read more

James Reimer is brilliant as Sharks start road trip on positive note

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CHICAGO – Once again, the Sharks didn’t provide James Reimer much in the way of offensive support. Once again, it didn’t matter.

Timo Meier scored a second-period goal and Reimer made it hold up, finishing with 29 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Sharks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 at the United Center on Sunday.

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Devils rout Flyers, 5-2, as Philly extends losing streak to six games

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NEWARK, N.J. — With less than eight minutes remaining in the third period and the game tied at two, a Flyers defensive blunder gave the Devils the edge they needed to come up with the win.

When defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen passed the puck wide to defenseman Ivan Provorov at the blue line as the Flyers attempted to regroup before exiting ...Read more

Geoff Baker: Are Kraken figuring it out now they've played a quarter of the season?

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — A quarter of the way through their debut season, the Kraken appear determined to at least make it more interesting.

After an initial 5 1/2 weeks in which fans and pundits openly wondered whether the Kraken were a reincarnation of 1990s-era NHL expansion disasters, the team made a statement by winning three of four against top ...Read more

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Late penalties spoil Hurricanes' return home. What we learned in Canes' loss to Caps.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — After two weeks of charter flights, hotel rooms, restaurant food, team bus rides and six away games, the Carolina Hurricanes were back at PNC Arena on Sunday.

It was time to get back on home ice and face an old foe: the Washington Capitals.

The Caps emerged with a 4-2 victory as Alex Ovechkin picked up his 19th goal of the ...Read more

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Hartman's third-period score gives Wild goal-ahead goal in 4-2 victory over Lightning

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MINNEAPOLIS — Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy hadn't been scored on in either of his last two starts.

Then he faced the Wild.

After scoring twice in the first period, the Wild pulled away late from the defending back-to-back Stanley Cup champions 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center for the team's third straight win.

Ryan Hartman ...Read more

Evander Kane placed on waivers by San Jose Sharks. So, what's next?

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CHICAGO — The Sharks placed Evander Kane on waivers Sunday, likely spelling the end of the gifted-yet-troubled forward’s tumultuous tenure with the NHL team.

The other 31 NHL teams now have until 11 a.m. (PT) on Monday to claim Kane and add him to their roster. If Kane clears waivers, which he likely will, he will be assigned the Barracuda ...Read more

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'You can be who you are.' Ducks organist Lindsay Imber shares her transition journey

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LOS ANGELES — Before she could be legally recognized as the person she always knew she should be, before she could enjoy the life she was meant to live, Lindsay Imber had to navigate rows of bureaucratic hurdles to establish who she has become.

Imber's transition from male to female, launched when she began receiving hormone treatments in ...Read more

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Lucas Raymond gets winner in OT as Red Wings defeat Sabres, 3-2

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DETROIT — Up, down, back up again for the Red Wings.

They've been streaky these last several weeks, but right now the Wings are on the upswing, with Saturday's 3-2 overtime victory over Buffalo the latest win.

And this one was dramatic, with Lucas Raymond scoring the winner, his ninth goal, just 26 seconds into overtime while skating up ice ...Read more

Penguins fall again with Casey DeSmith in goal, see winning streak end

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PITTSBURGH — Saturday night, a Penguins game was stolen by a masked man once again.

This time, it was the Montreal Canadiens who were backstopped by an unflappable goalie, as Jake Allen outdueled Casey DeSmith to hand the Penguins a 6-3 loss at PPG Paints Arena. The loss snapped the Penguins’ five-game winning streak.

The finest of Allen�...Read more

Blues show plenty of pep as they end grueling run with 6-3 win against Blue Jackets

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ST. LOUIS — The Blues got to the end of a challenging stretch of their schedule on Saturday, one made even more challenging by a rash of COVID-19 cases and some significant offensive struggles.

The Blues played 12 games over the course of three weeks, and Sunday and Monday will mark the first time they’ve had consecutive days off since Nov....Read more

Former Panther Chris Driedger steals one in net for the Kraken, who end Florida's home win streak

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SUNRISE, Fla — Saturday night could have been another chapter in the story of the Kraken’s alleged revenge tour across the league.

Goalie Chris Driedger was making his return after the Panthers left him exposed in expansion. It was also Alex Wennberg’s first game back since he left in free agency. Jared McCann is three teams removed, and ...Read more

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Jonathan Toews -- mired in 20-game goal-scoring drought -- took rare day off from practice Saturday. Is workload affecting his offense?

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CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews did an unusual thing Saturday: He took a break.

The Chicago Blackhawks center took a maintenance day while teammates practiced at Fifth Third Arena, his first such day this month after taking three in October.

“He’s been around, he knows his body,” interim coach Derek King said. “I just had a conversation ...Read more

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Suspect defense costs Sharks in loss to Toronto Maple Leafs

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Sharks coach Bob Boughner made the decision to pull goalie James Reimer midway through the second period of Friday’s game with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

It was more of a mercy move by Boughner than a reflection of Reimer’s play to that point.

The Sharks didn’t defend or manage the puck the way they needed to ...Read more

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Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy gets 200th career regular-season win as Lightning beat Kraken, 3-0

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TAMPA, Fla. — Before the puck dropped Friday at Amalie Arena, it already was an emotional night.

Former Lightning forward and fan favorite Yanni Gourde was back for the first time since Seattle claimed him in the expansion draft, and a pre-game ceremony honored former play-by-play broadcaster Rick Peckham, who was part of the latest Hockey ...Read more

Sharks GM Doug Wilson taking temporary medical leave

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sharks general manager Doug Wilson is temporarily stepping away from his day-to-day duties to attend to a medical issue, the team announced Friday.

Joe Will, the Sharks' assistant GM, is taking over Wilson's duties, the team said.

Wilson, 64, has dealt with a persistent cough since at least early September when the Sharks ...Read more

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Flyers drop fifth straight in 6-3 loss to Hurricanes

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PHILADELPHIA — The Flyers were outskated, outshot and overall outplayed in a 6-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday.

For one minute, it seemed like the Flyers were off to a strong start. They scored 50 seconds into the game when Ivan Provorov snuck a puck past Antti Raanta from behind Sean Couturier.

The Hurricanes challenged it. The ...Read more

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Wild returns home to rout Jets, 7-1

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Late-game thrillers that end in regulation, overtime or a shootout are responsible for the bulk of the Wild's success.

But the team used a different method on Friday, checking the box on a textbook example of how to cruise to victory.

"We played correctly for the entire game," coach Dean Evason said.

In its most ...Read more