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Erik Karlsson scores in overtime as the Penguins rally to stun the Canucks

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Erik Karlsson scored the overtime winner Tuesday as the Penguins beat the Vancouver Canucks, 4-3, at Rogers Arena.

After a few end-to-end rushes in overtime, the puck came to Pittsburgh’s big offseason pickup. He buried the winner with 3:18 remaining in the extra period.

Despite being down their top two ...Read more

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Sharks lose goalie to injury, are embarrassed at home by New Jersey Devils

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SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks goalie Mackenzie Blackwood was brilliant for the first 17 minutes of Tuesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils.

Then everything went wrong, for himself and the Sharks.

Blackwood was injured late in the first period and did not return, and the Sharks, after taking a brief lead, got completely outclassed in the ...Read more

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Nathan MacKinnon, Alexandar Georgiev help Avalanche cruise to much-needed win against Stars

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The Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars might be headed for a showdown in one of the first two rounds of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs. And while regular-season matchups are largely irrelevant once the postseason begins, the Avs have found a way to play three of their best games this year against their Central Division rivals.

Nathan MacKinnon ...Read more

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Flyers play lights out in 6-2 thrashing of Tampa Bay

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PHILADELPHIA — Tuesday night had it all.

A grand return. A highlight-reel goal. The Flyers holding the NHL’s top power play off the board. Strong play once again from Sam Ersson — and a power outage.

Literally.

But in the end, all that mattered was that the Flyers nabbed two points critical points with a 6-2 win against the Tampa Bay ...Read more

Blues drop fifth game in their last seven with 4-2 loss in Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba — In less than a week, the Western Conference standings transformed from friend to foe for the Blues.

Once, they were in a decent position in the second wild-card position in the West. Now, thanks to a 4-2 loss to the Jets on Tuesday night, they find themselves falling back of a playoff position.

The loss was the Blues' ...Read more

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Reworked third line benefits Wild, but not enough to hold off Hurricanes

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wild coach John Hynes must not be superstitious because even though the Wild have been winning, he's still making changes.

Case in point: Hynes tweaked the forward group on Tuesday, and the reworked third line factored in two goals.

But the lift from their depth players wasn't enough to buoy the Wild's momentum.

They ...Read more

'What we're doing is working': Florida Panthers are winning playing their style of hockey

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SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers’ lead on the Buffalo Sabres shrunk to a single goal with a little more than seven minutes left and yet the Panthers hardly looked fazed.

Gustav Forsling, whose momentary lapse of attention let Tage Thompson get free to score, tilted his head back for maybe a second before returning to the bench. Sergei ...Read more

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Knights ride strong 2nd period to snap skid in Toronto

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The Golden Knights scored three times in the second period to snap a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Tuesday night.

Adin Hill made 30 saves for the Knights less than a week after he was pulled in the first period of a 7-3 loss to Toronto at T-Mobile Arena.

The Knights (33-19-7) ...Read more

Wings score season-high eight goals, win sixth straight over Caps

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DETROIT — The playoffs aren't here yet for the Red Wings but with each passing game it's becoming to feel like it.

The importance increases each game, as the standings get tighter and the games simply feel more important. It's as if there's a sprint to the finish line.

There's still a bit to go, 23 games after Tuesday's 8-3 victory over ...Read more

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Kraken fight for huge win over Bruins in shootout

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A “Let’s go Kra-ken!” chant emanating from the stands early in Monday night’s second period seemed more of a pleading command by that point than any desire to pump-up the home squad.

These are desperate times for the Kraken, so a little urgency from the Climate Pledge Arena crowd was understandable given their team was trailing the ...Read more

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How Lightning recaptured playoff-winning form in New York/New Jersey

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NEWARK, N.J. — Inside the Lightning locker room, the postseason already has begun.

Though 22 games remain on their regular-season schedule, they have to outlast several teams chasing them to make the playoffs. This Lightning team is a different group from the one that won consecutive Stanley Cups in 2020 and ‘21, but the core remembers what...Read more

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Chicago Blackhawks raise Chris Chelios' No. 7 to the rafters: 'I'm so grateful'

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CHICAGO — Chris Chelios took center stage at the United Center ice Sunday to speak before his banner was raised to the rafters, officially retiring his No. 7 jersey. The South Side native turned the affair into a Chicago homecoming rally.

“Where I came from it’s so hard to believe that this is actually happening today. I’m so grateful,�...Read more

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Kane scores OT winner in return to Chicago, giving Wings 3-2 victory

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CHICAGO — Sunday was an amazing day for Chicago Blackhawks fans, a day that's been circled on the schedule for quite a while.

Chris Chelios, a hometown favorite having his No. 7 retired. Patrick Kane, another future Hall of Famer who won three Stanley Cups in Chicago, now with the Red Wings, returning to Chicago for the first time.

But the ...Read more

Sidney Crosby's 4 points, power play propel Penguins to critical win over Flyers

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PITTSBURGH — Albeit a rare occurrence, the Penguins have been wildly successful when netting a pair of power-play goals this season.

Though a bit hairier than usual, the Penguins’ success with a man advantage helped them to a critical 7-6 win against the Flyers on Sunday evening at PPG Paints Arena. It didn’t hurt that Sidney Crosby kept ...Read more

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Helene Elliott: Kings get a much-needed boost ahead of critical divisional road trip

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LOS ANGELES — The Kings' season-high 50 shots on net produced merely two goals Saturday, both scored during power plays.

They gave up a short-handed goal to the Ducks and committed enough giveaways to raise questions about how well they'll fare if they replicate that during their upcoming trip to face division rivals Edmonton, Calgary, and ...Read more

Joey Daccord gets chased for first time in his career as Wild drop Kraken

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SEATTLE — Philipp Grubauer, who loves any excuse to design and order a new set of gear, didn’t get to wear his Winter Classic kit Jan. 1 as he recovered from an injury. The retro brown pads, with a stripe of blue and teal across the knees, saw game rubber for the first time Saturday but under less-than-ideal circumstances.

Joey Daccord was ...Read more

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Sharks rally falls short, as nemesis goalie beats San Jose once again

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – A San Jose Sharks team that had been shut out nine times this season – including twice in four games this month — faced the unenviable task Saturday of trying to put a puck past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros.

As has been the case for years now, it wasn’t easy.

Sharks winger Mikael Granlund and Filip Zadina ...Read more

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Golden Knights squander lead, stumble against Senators to start road trip

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Chandler Stephenson scored his second goal of the game with 1:15 left in the third period to force overtime, but the Golden Knights lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Senators on Saturday at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.

Ottawa’s Tim Stutzle was the only player to convert in the shootout. Nicolas Roy, Jonathan Marchessault and Shea ...Read more

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Defense leads way again before Panthers beat Capitals in overtime

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SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers’ offense is in a little bit of a slump and it still doesn’t matter. No one is playing better defense right now than the Panthers.

Despite scoring only three 5-on-5 goals in its last three games, Florida got another win on Saturday, edging out the Washington Capitals, 3-2, for its second overtime win in...Read more

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Bruins blow late lead and fall in OT to Canucks, 3-2

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The Bruins were in position to close out a game a struggling Vancouver Canucks team on Saturday night, but their season-long problem of closing out games resurfaced yet again.

The B’s coughed up a late 2-0 lead and then took a too-many-men penalty in overtime in their fifth straight game to go to extra time. And on the power play, Brock ...Read more