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Joel Farabee, Carter Hart lift Flyers to gritty 3-2 shootout win in Boston

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BOSTON -- Against all odds, the Flyers -- who should have been tired from playing on back-to-back nights -- controlled play and took a 2-0 lead into the third period Sunday night in Boston.

The Atlantic Division-leading Bruins wore down the visitors in the third period, but the Flyers won it in a shootout, 3-2, at TD Garden.

Joel Farabee, who ...Read more

Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat rack up 3 points apiece as the Blackhawks hold off the Maple Leafs 5-4

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CHICAGO -- Patrick Kane scored two goals, rookie Kirby Dach notched the second goal of his career and Jonathan Toews added another to pace the Blackhawks to a 5-4 win against the Maple Leafs on Sunday night at the United Center.

Robin Lehner gave up three goals in the third and was briefly shaken up after taking a puck to the neck area while ...Read more

Wild's thirty-something veterans relying on experience

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LOS ANGELES -- When Wild players empty into the lobby of a hotel, sometimes in the wee hours of the morning after arriving from the previous stop on a road trip, the group starts to separate itself by the elevators.

Veterans get on first while the younger players wait.

"A nice perk," goalie Devan Dubnyk said.

But being able to get settled ...Read more

Meier's shootout goal gives Sharks win over Preds

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Timo Meier scored in the seventh round of the shootout as the San Jose Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to pick up what may have been their most impressive victory of the season.

After making 24 saves through three periods and overtime, Martin Jones stopped all seven shots he faced in the shootout as the Sharks ...Read more

Perron does it again as Blues beat Calgary 3-2 in overtime

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ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues couldn't hold on to a two-goal lead in the third period and went to overtime again, where the game ended predictably with David Perron scoring his third overtime winner of the season as the Blues beat Calgary 3-2 on Saturday night.

The Blues got their seventh straight win and closed out a four-game trip with a 4...Read more

More of the same: Wild fall behind, complete rally to beat Coyotes, 4-3

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Falling behind by multiple goals on the road where the opposition gets the last change and has the backing of the crowd looks like a recipe for disaster.

But on this trip, which diverted from California to Arizona Saturday, the Wild has played their best when they're in comeback mode.

And that's exactly the gear they shifted...Read more

Flyers beat Maple Leafs, 3-2, as Sean Couturier scores in shootout

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TORONTO -- Sean Couturier did it again Saturday night.

For the third time in eight days, Couturier scored the game-winner after regulation as the Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2, in a shootout. It was arguably their most important win of the season as Couturier beat Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen in the one-on-one.

The Flyers seem to ...Read more

Blackhawks fall to Penguins in shootout after blowing a 2-goal lead

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PITTSBURGH -- One streak ended, another failed to launch and the Blackhawks' season of frustration carried on.

The Hawks lost to the Penguins for the first time since 2014 and failed to win their second straight, dropping a painful 3-2 decision Saturday at PPG Paints Arena to fall to 5-7-5. The Hawks, who wasted a two-goal lead, had beaten the ...Read more

Red Wings get quick result from newcomer Robby Fabbri in 4-2 win vs. Bruins

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings wanted to play with more of that "nothing to lose" mentality that ignited a winning streak down the stretch last season.

It has been mostly a miserable stretch nearly a quarter of the way into this season, but the Wings earned a reprieve Friday at Little Caesars Arena with a competitive performance against the ...Read more

Sharks avoid major meltdown, hold on to beat Minnesota Wild

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Logan Couture's fourth point of Thursday night came with 45 seconds left in the second period, as his pass to the front of the net set up a tap-in goal for Evander Kane and gave the San Jose Sharks a seemingly comfortable four-goal lead.

Then the third period began, and it turned out the Sharks needed every bit of Couture's ...Read more

Alex DeBrincat's acrobatic goal and Patrick Kane's 3 points lift the Blackhawks to a 5-2 win over the Canucks

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CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks finally discovered it's a good thing to shoot often and have a fully functioning power play.

Now they just need to do this for another 67 games.

Alex DeBrincat scored a highlight-reel goal, Andrew Shaw scored his first goal since the home opener and Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists as the Hawks beat the Canucks...Read more

Panthers can't hang on to leads in eventual 5-4 loss to Capitals

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- It was the Florida Panthers' biggest test in a slew of big tests to start the season.

And they let it slip away against the Washington Capitals.

A two-goal lead -- one that came after falling behind less than 30 seconds into regulation -- vanished midway through the second period.

Another lead faded early in the third period....Read more

Flyers outlast Montreal, Carey Price, 3-2, on Sean Couturier's OT goal

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers are off to their best 15-game start since 2011-12.

Sean Couturier scored with 4 minutes, 5 seconds left in overtime as his shot trickled over the line after hitting off Carey Price, lifting the Flyers over Montreal, 3-2, at the Wells Fargo Center.

It gave the Flyers points in four straight games (3-0-1) heading ...Read more

Lundqvist stymies Canes again as Rangers win 4-2

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes just can't beat Henrik Lundqvist.

Not often. Not Thursday night.

Lundqvist, the veteran goalie who will one day be in the Hockey Hall of Fame, again was the winner as the New York Rangers topped the Canes 4-2 at PNC Arena in a Metropolitan Division game.

Artemi Panarin, Brendan Lemieux, Pavel ...Read more

Eliminating morning skates is NHL's version of load management

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LOS ANGELES -- Todd McLellan was raised in a different hockey generation.

When goalie pads looked half their current size, and scoring didn't seem half as hard. When enforcers roamed the ice, and fighting was a form of currency. When the Kings were the NHL's only Sun Belt team, and the league's divisions were named after people instead of ...Read more

Blues do it in regulation this time, beat Oilers, 5-2

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The Blues won their sixth game in a row, a 5-2 win over the Oilers in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday night but may have lost forward Alexander Steen in the process.

Steen left the ice late in the second period after colliding with Edmonton's Alex Chiasson during a penalty kill and was helped to the dressing room, putting no weight on his left ...Read more

Ducks run out of gas in loss to Wild

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Anaheim Ducks coach Dallas Eakins could see the trouble on the horizon. He could tell his team, amid a hectic early-season schedule, was wearing down. He could sense the side effects that accompanying a squad that on Tuesday night played its 12th game in 23 days.

"I feel like right now, we're hanging on by a thread," Eakins ...Read more

Blues beat Canucks, 2-1, on Jaden Schwartz's overtime goal

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The Blues held one of the NHL's most potent offenses to just one goal in regulation but couldn't do any better themselves and had to go to overtime once again.

As has become the norm, the Blues won in overtime in Vancouver, British Columbia, 2-1, on a goal by Jaden Schwartz at the end of a three-on-none break after two Vancouver Canucks had ...Read more

Defense leads way in Sharks' 4-2 win vs. Blackhawks

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Patrick Marleau scored in his 800th consecutive NHL game played and goalie Martin Jones made 19 saves as the Sharks beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-2, on Tuesday to snap a season-long five-game losing streak.

Evander Kane scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season shorthanded in the second period and Tomas Hertl added ...Read more

Carter Hart's goaltending, third-period surge lift Flyers past Hurricanes, 4-1

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PHILADELPHIA -- Carter Hart, looking like the goaltender who was dominant in his first three starts this season, stopped 33 of 34 shots Tuesday night as the Flyers increased their point streak to three games.

Hart was superb, and Travis Konecny gave the Flyers the lead for good early in the third period as the Flyers outlasted Carolina, 4-1, at...Read more