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Sam Carchidi: Mike Yeo is on the clock but GM Chuck Fletcher should be too if Flyers keep sinking

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Mike Yeo’s first game as the Flyers’ interim head coach Monday had some good moments — Oskar Lindblom’s first goal of the season, the offense finally waking up to the tune of five goals, Claude Giroux scoring twice and playing with unbridled passion — but at the end of the night, the team’s losing streak was firmly intact.

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Casey DeSmith gets first win as Penguins rout Seattle Kraken, 6-1

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SEATTLE — Leave it to an expansion team to alleviate what ailed the Penguins.

In the first three games of this road trip, they got just one goal from someone not named Guentzel or Crosby. Their middle six had been a mess, which prompted the coaching staff to rearrange their lineup Saturday. And Casey DeSmith, who got the nod in goal, was ...Read more

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New coach, same result as Flyers lose ninth straight, 7-5 to Avalanche

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PHILADELPHIA — More than 15 minutes into the first period with the Avalanche up 3-1, defenseman Cale Makar embarrassed the Flyers’ penalty kill.

Makar carried the puck from behind his own net, through the neutral zone, and past defenseman Ivan Provorov and Justin Braun at the blue line to score bar-down on goalie Martin Jones.

That very ...Read more

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Lightning dominate Flyers in lopsided win

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PHILADELPHIA — The Lightning arrived in Philadelphia Sunday morning grateful to get out of Boston with two points after playing a game they were lucky to win.

Games on back-to-back days are always tough, but the Lightning’s poor performance Saturday seemed to be a wake-up call. Even if they were weary from a short night of sleep, they came ...Read more

Sharks allow six to Columbus Blue Jackets, end road trip on bitter note

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Fatigue might have caught up with the Sharks on Sunday as they finished a long road trip against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Playing their fifth game in eight days, the Sharks allowed three consecutive goals from late in the second period to early in the third in a 6-4 loss to the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.

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Guentzel's hat trick leads Penguins to 4-1 victory against Canucks

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VANCOUVER, B.C. – What did the fine people of Canada do to Jake Guentzel?

Another question: Are they letting him back over the border later this month?

Guentzel continued to torment Canadian hockey clubs on Saturday with his fourth career hat trick and a four-point night as the Penguins beat the Vancouver Canucks, 4-1, at Rogers Arena. The ...Read more

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Steven Stamkos saves Lightning with overtime winner in Boston

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BOSTON — The Lightning led most of the game Saturday night against the Bruins, and even though the TD Garden scoreboard said they were winning, there was no doubt they were being outplayed.

Lifted by rookie Taylor Raddysh’s first NHL goal early in the game and a lucky bounce that gifted them a two-goal lead, it seemed just a matter of time ...Read more

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Red Wings' Moritz Seider scores OT winner to beat Islanders, 4-3

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DETROIT — The Red Wings' rookies keep making an impact — and the team keeps winning.

Defenseman Moritz Seider scored his third goal of the season — and second overtime game-winner — Saturday, leading the Wings to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders.

Seider's one-timer from the left dot at 3 minutes, 33 seconds of overtime ...Read more

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Wild runs winning streak to six games with 4-3 shootout win over Maple Leafs

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — If the Wild was flying under the radar, it probably isn't any longer.

The team confirmed its emergence as one of the best teams in the NHL on Saturday, outdueling the Maple Leafs, 4-3, in a shootout in front of 18,568 at Xcel Energy Center to extend its season-long win streak to six games while also handing Toronto just its ...Read more

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Short-handed Hurricanes snap their skid in big way against Jeff Skinner and Sabres

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RALEIGH, N.C. — After struggling to score — and struggling to win — for two weeks, the Hurricanes were hoping a pair of games against teams within shouting distance of the NHL basement might snap them out of whatever funk might have settled into the locker room.

A swing-and-miss effort against Ottawa on Thursday prompted coach Rod Brind�...Read more

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Panthers erase third-period deficit for third straight game, beat Blues in shootout

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SUNRISE, Fla. — After storming back from three-goal deficits in each of the last two games, the Florida Panthers decided to make things easier on themselves against the St. Louis Blues.

On Saturday, they decided to only be behind by one goal in the third period before rallying again for a 4-3 shootout win in Sunrise.

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Kraken take down Oilers, win for fifth time in last seven games

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SEATTLE — The last time the Seattle Kraken saw the Edmonton Oilers the vibe was noticeably different.

They had just lost to the New York Rangers at home the night before. The loss in Edmonton would become the second in a stretch of eight losses in nine games.

Friday night may as well have been an entirely different Kraken team.

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Sharks can't muster any offense in 1-0 loss to Rangers

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The Sharks received the same level of goaltending Friday night at Madison Square Garden as they did earlier in their road trip in wins over the Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils, and New York Islanders.

They just didn’t have the offense.

The Sharks were unable to beat Igor Shesterkin through the first 48 minutes or Alexandar Georgiev for...Read more

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How emergency backup goalie Kyle Konin lived out his NHL dream

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TAMPA, Fla. — Kyle Konin was just getting off the ice Thursday following his weekly morning skate with the Lightning alumni when he saw he had three missed calls from general manager Julien BriseBois.

“I was like, ‘Oh boy, I either did something really bad or something really good,’ ” said Konin, a St. Petersburg resident and former ...Read more

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Hurricanes rally in third but fall to Senators, 3-2

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The crowd at PNC Arena, nearly all Carolina Hurricanes fans Thursday, kept waiting for something good to happen, something that would bring the fans bolting out of their seats.

Teuvo Teravainen finally did it in the third period, scoring on the power play for his 100th career goal. Andrei Svechnikov did it again, banging in a ...Read more

At end of a long day, Blues lose to Lightning, 4-2

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TAMPA, Fla. – The Blues were already in a run of games that wasn’t going to be easy. Two games with Tampa Bay, the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion, and then two games with Florida, which started Thursday with the second-best points percentage in the league.

Then it got harder.

On Thursday, the Blues first lost goalie Jordan ...Read more

Erik Karlsson scores in OT as Sharks beat Islanders, stay strong on road trip

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Erik Karlsson scored at the 39-second mark of overtime to give the Sharks a 2-1 victory over the host New York Islanders on Thursday.

Karlsson and Timo Meier went in on a 2-on-1 into the Islanders’ zone early into the extra session. Karlsson made an initial saucer pass to Meier, who had the puck go off his stick and behind the Islanders net. ...Read more

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Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane score in shootout, giving Blackhawks a 4-3 win against Capitals

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WASHINGTON — The Chicago Blackhawks rallied to tie the game in the third period and went on to beat the Washington Capitals, 4-3, in a shootout Thursday at Capital One Arena.

Jonathan Toews scored first for the Hawks in the shootout, and Patrick Kane followed with one of his own.

Alex Ovechkin couldn’t put the puck past Marc-André Fleury,...Read more

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Wild's winning streak reaches season-long five games with 5-2 victory over Devils

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kirill Kaprizov, Ryan Hartman and Mats Zuccarello formed the Wild's best line before Zuccarello was hurt last week, and they regained that distinction during their reunion.

After a two-game break, the trio picked up where it left off with its fingerprints all over a 5-2 victory over the Devils on Thursday in front of 16,112 ...Read more

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Panthers rally from three down -- again -- to beat Sabres

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SUNRISE, Fla. — For the second straight game, the Florida Panthers were down by three goals in the second period.

For the second straight game, it didn’t matter.

The Panthers — also known these days as the “Comeback Cats” — rallied from a three-goal deficit for the second time in three days Thursday, storming from behind to beat ...Read more