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Hurricanes skate past Panthers 4-2 for fifth straight victory

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Just when it seemed every game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers this season would need more than 60 minutes to decide, the Canes changed up the script.

The Canes won 4-2 on Sunday at PNC Arena, getting a shorthanded goal from Sebastian Aho and then a transition score from Warren Foegele in the third period as they picked up ...Read more

How Scott Wedgewood and the NJ Devils got the best of the Boston Bruins... again

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Going on the road seemed to be a tonic for the New Jersey Devils' recent skid.

Somehow, playing the East Division favorites also seems to help.

The Devils defeated the Bruins for the third time in four meetings this season, 1-0, on a Kyle Palmieri goal with 4:37 to play Sunday evening at TD Garden.

Seven of New Jersey's 18 points have come at...Read more

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Lightning rally from three-goal deficit to beat Blackhawks

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When the Lightning began their three-game series in Chicago with an unlikely last-second overtime win over the Blackhawks, coach Jon Cooper had trouble celebrating because it was yet another case of Tampa Bay battling period-to-period inconsistency.

Sunday’s game was the latest example, as Tampa Bay found itself down three goals just over ...Read more

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Islanders cruise past Sabres for 5th straight win

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Anders Lee and Brock Nelson scored 62 seconds apart early in the second period and rookie Ilya Sorokin made 24 saves as the Islanders defeated the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.

The victory was the Islanders’ sixth straight over the Sabres this season.

After a scoreless first period, Lee netted his team-leading ...Read more

Blues squander 3-0 lead in 4-3 OT loss to Kings

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LOS ANGELES — The streak ended Saturday at Staples Center, and not even the return of Vladimir Tarasenko could help.

Riding a four-game winning streak entering the contest, all coming on the road, the St. Louis Blues couldn’t make it five, falling 4-3 in overtime to the Los Angeles Kings. It’s still a highly successful road trip, with ...Read more

Sharks' offense goes silent again as Golden Knights sweep series

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights weren’t going to allow the shorthanded San Jose Sharks to come back from another big deficit Saturday night.

The Sharks fell behind by three goals after two periods and couldn’t come up with the same kind of response as they had the night before, losing 4-0 to the Golden ...Read more

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Wild come unglued in 5-2 loss against Coyotes to end road trip

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GLENDALE, Ariz., — The Wild began their road trip by blowing a two-goal lead, and that's also how the team finished it.

Only this time, the Wild didn't even snag a consolation point.

After a strong start, the team fell apart in the second period — opening the door for a 5-2 comeback by the Coyotes Saturday in front of 3,141 at Gila River ...Read more

Blues star Ryan O'Reilly's mom donates kidney to arena manager who let young sons skate extra hours

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The ice was cold, but her heart was warm.

Bonnie O’Reilly, mother of NHL champion Ryan O’Reilly, donated a kidney to the rink manager who let Ryan and his brother, Cal, skate late hours when they were kids.

Graham Nesbitt ran the local arena in Seaforth, Ontario, a 2,600-person town about halfway between Detroit and Toronto where the O’...Read more

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Flyers fall to Penguins, 4-3

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Even though we haven’t hit the halfway point of this kooky season, they were calling this a playoff series in the Flyers’ locker room. Three games in five nights, all in Pittsburgh, was going to be a nice measuring stick.

Verdict: There’s still work to do.

The Flyers lost two of these games in regulation after Saturday’s 4-3 decision. ...Read more

Sharks erase three-goal deficit, lose to Golden Knights in OT

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Logan Couture and Max Pacioretty got into a wrestling match in the first period. Kurtis Gabriel and Ryan Reaves dropped the gloves for a heavyweight tilt at the start of the third period.

The extracurricular activity that one has come to expect whenever the Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights get together materialized as ...Read more

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Hoffman's blast gives Blues 3-2 overtime win in LA

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LOS ANGELES — The last time the St. Louis Blues played the Los Angeles Kings, they couldn’t score and couldn’t win. A 2-1 loss to LA just nine days ago marked the first time since 2018 that the Blues had lost three consecutive home games in regulation.

It took an Oskar Sundqvist goal with just 106 seconds left in that Feb. 24 contest to ...Read more

Alex DeBrincat scores twice, Malcolm Subban makes 39 saves and Blackhawks beat Lightning, 4-3, on Philipp Kurashev's shootout goal

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CHICAGO — Retiring defenseman Brent Seabrook received a tribute Friday night, but Alex DeBrincat stole the show, rallying the Chicago Blackhawks from a two-goal deficit against the Tampa Bay Lighting, and Philipp Kurashev sealed a 4-3 win with a shootout goal.

The Hawks and defending-champion Lighting went to overtime for a second night in a ...Read more

Wild breeze past host Coyotes, 5-1

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GLENDALE, Ariz., — Arizona, meet Kirill Kaprizov.

The Coyotes became the latest team in the West Division to get an ice-level view of the Wild rookie phenom and like he has so far in his young NHL career, Kaprizov put on a show — setting up two goals, including a highlight-reel sequence, in the 5-1 rout Friday in front of 2,541 at Gila ...Read more

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Brent Seabrook, who won 3 Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks, retires after 15 seasons because of injuries

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CHICAGO — Through 15 seasons, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook had been as renown for his aggressive play on the ice as he had been for his toughness pushing through injuries.

He finally couldn’t push anymore.

The three-time Stanley Cup winner announced his retirement in a team statement Friday morning, shortly after the team ...Read more

NJ Devils pummeled by NY Rangers as losing skid continues

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Chris Kreider has turned the tide in the Hudson River Rivalry.

Kreider scored a natural hat trick on Thursday night to lift the Rangers past the Devils, 6-1, at Prudential Center.

The Devils unraveled in the final two periods, allowing six unanswered goals. It was a complete reversal from earlier in the season when the Devils won both meetings...Read more

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Giroux goal gives Flyers 4-3 comeback victory over Penguins

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Claude Giroux scored with a little more than two minutes left Thursday night, and the visiting Flyers erased an early deficit to beat the Penguins, 4-3.

It’s a huge two points that didn’t look likely after the Flyers allowed three goals in the first four minutes.

Giroux came in without a goal in his last nine games. He scored the Flyers’...Read more

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Lightning beat Blackhawks on Hedman's overtime goal

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Victor Hedman gave the Lightning a 3-2 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday at the United Center, beating the overtime buzzer with a goal with 0.1 seconds remaining.

The Lightning’s sixth straight win also marked their first after trailing after two periods.

Hedman finished a wide-open overtime session of 3-on-3 hockey that ...Read more

Hurricanes treat fans to 5-2 win over Red Wings

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RALEIGH, N.C. — There were no tailgates outside PNC Arena on Thursday. But there were fans in the building for the Carolina Hurricanes for the first time this season, making for a memorable night.

There was noise. There was energy. There was life, a sense of some normalcy during the pandemic. Masks were mandatory, the excitement level ...Read more

Penguins 'should not have altered' photo of masked fans at PPG Paints Arena

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PITTSBURGH — A thank you note to Penguins supporters stirred up controversy on Twitter this week, when it was revealed a member of the club's social media staff altered the photo to make it look like three individuals were wearing masks correctly.

Following Tuesday's game, the first of the 2021 season with live spectators at PPG Paints Arena,...Read more

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Vegas completes 2-game sweep, beating Wild 5-1

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LAS VEGAS – The Wild might have picked up some respect from their two-game stop in Vegas, with the Golden Knights heaping praise on their opponent – even predicting the Wild will be playoff-bound.

But the team didn't earn much more than that.

In fact, it fell further behind Vegas for the top spot in the West Division after getting clipped ...Read more