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Kings' Aisha Visram proud to make NHL history and hopes more women will follow

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LOS ANGELS — Aisha Visram expected her family and friends to become emotional when she told them she would be filling in on the Kings' athletic training staff Jan. 13.

They had supported her unlikely dream, offering encouragement when her job applications were rejected and taking it in stride when she was too busy to answer their calls and ...Read more

Sharks lose again to expansion Seattle Kraken in frustrating end to first half

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The San Jose Sharks continue to be vexed by the expansion Seattle Kraken.

The Sharks allowed even two strength goals to Carson Soucy and one to Calle Jarnkrok and couldn’t fully take advantage of multiple power-play opportunities in the second and third periods in a 3-2 loss to the Kraken on Thursday in their first visit to Climate Pledge ...Read more

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Florida rides Sergei Bobrovsky's best game as a Panther to blowout win vs. Oilers

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Sergei Bobrovsky split his legs and splayed his body all the way across the goalmouth while final seconds ticked away on the first period Thursday and the Edmonton Oilers tried to finally take a lead on the Florida Panthers. It was another save — his 17th thus far — and it was maybe his best yet, falling to his stomach and stretching his ...Read more

Penguins hold on to beat Senators, 6-4, win third game in a row

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PITTSBURGH — Monday night in Vegas, in their final game of their season-long six-game road trip, it looked as if the Penguins were about to deliver their third straight dud.

They had gotten worked over by the Los Angeles Kings and needed third-string goalie Louis Domingue to steal a game in San Jose. Then they had a shaky first period in ...Read more

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Flyers drop 10th straight for second time this season with 2-1 loss to Blue Jackets

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PHILADELPHIA — What’s bleaker than a 10-game losing streak? Two of them.

The Flyers’ free-fall down the standings accelerated Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center against Jake Voráček and the Columbus Blue Jackets, who secured a 2-1 victory over the home team. Now, the Flyers haven’t won a game since Dec. 30 against the Seattle ...Read more

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At midseason mark, Lightning's Victor Hedman making another strong case for Norris Trophy

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TAMPA, Fla. — As the Lightning reach the midway point of the regular season, defenseman Victor Hedman is in a familiar place: the middle of the Norris Trophy conversation.

Hedman has been a finalist for the Norris, given to the league’s top defenseman, for five straight years. He will probably make it six in a few months.

“When you’re ...Read more

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High-scoring Panthers crash back to earth with rare blowout loss in Calgary

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The Florida Panthers knew the good times couldn’t last forever — at least not in the way they went for the last three weeks. They knew they couldn’t average six goals per game for the rest of the season or threaten 10-goal outbursts every time they take the ice. The last three weeks were something of a miracle — a legitimately historic ...Read more

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Hurricanes dominate Bruins: Five takeaways from Carolina's big road win over Boston

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The Carolina Hurricanes have had some nightmarish games in the past against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden, where little went right.

But not Tuesday.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored twice as the Canes ignited for five first-period goals, defenseman Jaccob Slavin finished with a goal and two assists and goalie Frederik Andersen picked up his 20th win...Read more

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Lightning's Steven Stamkos voted in for franchise-best seventh All-Star Game

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TAMPA, Fla. — Even after 14 seasons in the NHL, a veteran like Steven Stamkos still can be surprised every once in a while.

Such was the case Tuesday afternoon, when the Lightning captain learned he had been voted in by fans for the All-Star Game, the seventh of his career and most in franchise history (surpassing Martin St. Louis’ six).

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Penguins claw back from 3-goal deficit to beat Vegas, end road trip on a high note

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LAS VEGAS – The glimmering lights and ever-present cha-ching of slot machines can make Las Vegas as disorienting as it is intoxicating. Walking around the windowless casinos, it’s easy to find yourself asking what time is it? What day is it? And, when can we go home?

As the Penguins arrived in Sin City at the tail end of a 12-day, six-game ...Read more

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Blues do it again, coming from behind for a 5-3 win over Nashville

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ST. LOUIS — Bad starts and big comebacks go hand in hand now for the Blues.

On Monday, they fell behind 2-0 to Nashville, being outshot 12-0 at one point in the battle between two of the top teams in the Central Division, only to shrug it off like a mild case of dandruff.

In 9 minutes, 10 seconds, the Blues went from being down two goals to ...Read more

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Kraken edge Blackhawks in shootout to break long losing streak with new team dog in attendance

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SEATTLE — With their new dog mascot watching from the stands, Kraken forward Ryan Donato and his teammates finally took the leash off their moribund offense in the latter stages of Sunday afternoon’s contest to avoid a double-digit losing streak.

For much of this holiday matinee 3-2 shootout victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Climate ...Read more

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Timo Meier sets new Sharks record with scoring outburst vs. Kings

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Timo Meier was named to the NHL All-Star Game for the first time in his career last week. Now he has his first career five-goal game, setting a new San Jose Sharks record.

Meier had a hat trick in the first period of Monday's game with the Los Angeles Kings, then scored his fourth and fifth goals in the second period to ...Read more

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'We were able to swarm them': Larkin lifts Red Wings over Sabres in overtime

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If only the Buffalo Sabres could be on the Red Wings' schedule more often.

The Wings took full advantage of the lowly Sabres, completing the season sweep Monday with a 3-2 overtime victory.

They shut out the Sabres on Saturday at Little Caesars Arena in a lopsided 4-0 decision.

Dylan Larkin scored the game-tying, then game-winning goal in ...Read more

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Wild West showdown: Avs slip past Wild in 4-3 shootout victory

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DENVER — The Avalanche's undefeated streak at home continues — but just barely.

After falling behind by a pair of goals in the first period, the Wild responded with a gutsy rally before falling 4-3 to Colorado in a shootout on Monday afternoon at Ball Arena. It snapped the Wild's three-game win streak.

Colorado has won 14 in a row on home ...Read more

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How the 'school bus' line drives the Lightning's play

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TAMPA BAY, Fla. — In the Lightning’s third preseason game, coach Jon Cooper was impressed with his first glimpse of a new third line.

The combination of 30-somethings Pat Maroon, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Corey Perry had size and veteran savvy. They drove play into the offensive zone and knew where to be on the ice. And for their first ...Read more

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Sharks miss on power play chances, lose to Penguins in overtime

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks missed a handful of chances to take the lead against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second and third periods on Saturday and it ended up costing them a point.

Jake Guentzel scored off an assist from Sidney Crosby at the 37-second mark of overtime to give the Penguins a 2-1 win over the Sharks at SAP ...Read more

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Kraken losing streak hits nine games as struggles to score continue

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SEATTLE — Moments after his team’s first home game in two weeks had ended in yet more disappointment, Seattle Kraken goalie Chris Driedger epitomized the frustration of a reeling squad that again couldn’t find a way to prevail.

Driedger played well enough to win Saturday night for a second consecutive start, only to see his team, which ...Read more

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Brandon Hagel and Patrick Kane score, Marc-André Fleury makes 37 saves in Blackhawks' 4th straight win, a 3-0 shutout of Ducks

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CHICAGO — Brandon Hagel and Patrick Kane each scored as the Chicago Blackhawks coasted to a 3-0 shutout win against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday at the United Center.

The win was the Hawks’ fourth straight, and Marc-André Fleury made 37 saves to pick up his third shutout of the season.

On a day Brett Connolly entered COVID-19 protocols, ...Read more

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Lightning finish two-game homestand with 3-1 win over Stars

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TAMPA, Fla. — The Lightning knew they would see a motivated Stars team on Saturday night at Amalie Arena following Dallas’ 7-1 blowout loss to the Panthers on Friday.

Dallas, which entered on a six-game road losing streak, put up a fight, but it wasn’t enough to get past Tampa Bay, which won its third straight with a 3-1 victory over the ...Read more