The Panthers have had a lot of power play success this season. Here's how they've done

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MIAMI -- The Florida Panthers have been hard to stop on the man advantage.

They've gone nine straight games with at least one power play goal, highlighted by two power play goals Saturday in their 4-3 win over the New York Rangers at the BB&T Center.

The Panthers are 17 of 64 (26.6 percent) on power plays this season, which is fourth in the ...Read more

Labanc shot leads Sharks past Red Wings in shootout

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Kevin Labanc scored on his shootout attempt and Martin Jones didn't allow a goal on three tries by the Detroit Red Wings, as the San Jose Sharks earned a 4-3 victory on Saturday night at SAP Center to extend their win streak to six games.

Labanc beat Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot upstairs, and Jones didn't ...Read more

Alex Nylander's 2 goals help Blackhawks pound Predators 7-2 and extend their point streak to 5 games

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Before Saturday night's game against the Predators, Patrick Kane was reminded that Pekka Rinne described last month's blanking of the Blackhawks as "one of the for-sure easier shutouts" of his career.

"We know what he said," Kane said. "So take it any way you want, and be ready to play tonight."

The Hawks were ready. Rinne ...Read more

Blues fall to Ducks 4-1 to end point streak

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Blues' streak of nine straight games with a point came to an end on Saturday night with a 4-1 loss to Anaheim at Enterprise Center that included the NHL debut of top Blues prospect Klim Kostin.

The Blues gifted Anaheim two goals of the four goals, one on a deflected clearing attempt that caromed in front of the net and ...Read more

Kings' Jeff Carter scores winning goal in 1,000th career game

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LOS ANGELES -- From his back, the man of the night pumped his fists and wildly nodded his head. First, he screamed. Then, he cracked a smile.

This wasn't the calm, quiet Jeff Carter the hockey world has come to know over the last 15 years. But after scoring the game-winning goal in his 1,000th NHL game, even the Kings' usually stoic scorer ...Read more

Wild gets a point but falls to Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The third period has been the Wild's best of late, but it was a three-goal push in the second Saturday that helped the team earn a point from a 4-3 overtime loss to the Hurricanes at Xcel Energy Center, a result that dropped the team to 4-1-2 on home ice.

Winger Andrei Svechnikov scored 1 minute, 33 seconds into the extra frame ...Read more

Flyers fall flat in 2-1 loss to Ottawa

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KANATA, Ontario -- The final score says the Flyers lost by one goal, but there was more to Friday night's disappointing effort in Ottawa.

Most glaring was the failing to cash in on a 4-minute power play in the last five minutes of the game.

The Flyers, who've looked so solid during their seven-game point streak, were flat for most of the night...Read more

Blues on the short end of 3-2 OT loss in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Craig Berube talked to the Blues on Thursday about the importance of adding onto to 2-1 or 3-1 leads, putting teams away, and avoiding overtime. It didn't happen Friday in Columbus.

St. Louis couldn't hold a 2-1 lead early in the third. Pierre-Luc Dubois' goal early in the period tied the game at 2-2. And then in overtime, ...Read more

Frustration continues to build for Hurricanes' Nino Niederreiter

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Nino Niederreiter isn't much of analytics guy.

"I try not to be," he said. "If you're not scoring and you don't get the points then it's obviously in your head."

The Carolina Hurricanes forward is getting plenty of offensive chances. He isn't scoring enough. His shooting percentage this season is uncharacteristically low. As he would put it, ...Read more

Sharks beat Ducks, but did it come at a price?

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Tomas Hertl scored two even strength goals in the first two periods of Thursday's game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center. Then the San Jose Sharks' special teams came alive.

Brent Burns scored a power play goal at the 8:05 mark of the third period and Evander Kane scored shorthanded two minutes and 27 seconds later to...Read more

Jordan Greenway's first goal of the season gives Wild 3-2 win vs. Coyotes

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Regardless of what the result was, the Wild were at their best in the third period on its recent four-game, 10-day road trip out west.

The final 20 minutes is when the team sealed comeback wins over Anaheim and Arizona, and the push it applied in the last stanza nearly dealt the same outcome in San Jose and Los Angeles.

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Kirby Dach's 1st career 2-point game leads the way for Hawks in a 5-3 victory over Golden Knights

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LAS VEGAS--The firsts just kept coming.

Zack Smith registered an assist for his first point as a Chicago Blackhawk. Kirby Dach had the first two-point game of his career.

Calvin de Haan scored his first goal since joining the Hawks in the summer. Erik Gustafsson finally scored his first goal after pouring in 17 last season.

Despite all those ...Read more

Capitals outlast Hart, Flyers in shootout, 2-1

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers' Carter Hart and Washington's Braden Holtby have known each other for six years, having been introduced by their sports psychologist, John Stevenson.

The rivals have become friends, and on Wednesday, they went head to head in an old-fashioned goaltenders' duel.

Advantage, Holtby.


Evgeny Kuzentsov scored ...Read more

Kings' Ilya Kovalchuk reportedly is on the trade block amid benching

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LOS ANGELES--Ahead of training camp this season, Todd McLellan and Ilya Kovalchuk met for lunch near the Kings practice facility in El Segundo.

Over the meal, they talked about Kovalchuk's past, including a 34-point debut with the Los Angeles Kings last season which he occasionally was benched by interim coach Willie Dejardins.

They talked ...Read more

Sharks top Edmonton Oilers as turnaround continues

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl attracted a crowd after he threw a hip check on Connor McDavid in the second period of Tuesday night's game with the Edmonton Oilers.

When he got out of the penalty box, he skated toward the front of the Oilers' net and found himself all alone as he tapped in a pass from Erik Karlsson past ...Read more

Blues win streak snapped at 7 in 3-2 shootout loss to Coyotes

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ST. LOUIS -- Well, it happened again. Overtime. For the ninth time in 19 Blues games this season, and the sixth time in the last eight games.

But this time there was a new dilemma for the Blues. With 3:31 left in overtime Tuesday against the Arizona Coyotes, they were called for too many men on the ice. But the Blues killed off the 4-on-3, ...Read more

Canes end four-game losing streak, rip Senators 8-2

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Apparently there's something about a loss to the Ottawa Senators that shakes up and awakens the Carolina Hurricanes.

Two days after a listless defeat to the Sens in Ottawa, the Canes returned home Monday to PNC Arena and put together an 8-2 victory that checked all the boxes and ended a four-game losing streak.

Sebastian Aho ...Read more

Why Joe Thornton feels he can bounce back from slow start

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Thornton managed just four assists in his first 15 games this season, but perhaps it wasn't altogether fair to judge his play by the numbers alone.

With injuries and a suspension testing the Sharks' forward depth throughout October and early November, Thornton at times found himself playing with wingers on the Sharks' ...Read more

Mike Sielski: The Flyers have an unfamiliar edge on opponents. Carter Hart's brilliant night against the Bruins proves it.

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BOSTON -- Afterward, Carter Hart considered the goal that the Boston Bruins -- the defending Eastern Conference champions, perhaps the best team in the National Hockey League -- had nearly scored against him, and he laughed.

This was in the second period Sunday night at TD Garden, when the Flyers still had the Bruins under control, before their...Read more

Don Cherry fired from 'Hockey Night in Canada' after discriminatory remarks on TV

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Don Cherry, the longtime analyst on "Hockey Night in Canada," has been let go by Rogers Sportsnet after almost 40 years as the face of the NHL on television.

During Cherry's popular "Coach's Corner" segment on Saturday night, the former Boston Bruins and Colorado Rockies coach shared some incendiary remarks about seeing people wear poppies to ...Read more