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Smith's shootout winner leads Knights past Bruins

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Left wing Reilly Smith scored in the fifth round of a shootout and the Golden Knights defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 Monday in TD Garden.

The Knights were up 3-0 in the second period despite being without center Jack Eichel (lower-body injury) and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (personal reasons). The Bruins fought back to tie things 3-3 with a ...Read more

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Goalie Carter Hart rebounds and the Flyers defeat the injury-plagued Colorado Avalanche, 5-3

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PHILADELPHIA — No captain Gabriel Landeskog, no winger Valeri Nichushkin, no winger Artturi Lehkonen for the reigning Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, due to injury. That was (almost) no problem for the Flyers, who have been decimated by injuries of their own for the last two seasons.

The Avalanche showed up to the Wells Fargo Center ...Read more

San Jose Sharks' PK reaches a breaking point as road trip ends with a thud

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Even the NHL’s best penalty kill units have a breaking point, and the Sharks reached it on their four-game road trip that ended Sunday night in Buffalo.

The Sharks were shorthanded four more times Sunday and allowed two power-play goals — each after delay of game, puck-over-glass infractions — in a 6-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres at ...Read more

Red Wings open road trip with 4-2 victory in Columbus

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Usually playing a second game in two nights doesn't prove successful for teams.

There's often travel involved, that much hockey in 48 hours (or less) is tough on the body, and things seem to get compounded when you're the road team.

But bring it on, say the Red Wings.

For the third time this season, the Wings went on the road of a back-to-...Read more

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Wild blow big lead in Dallas, but win 6-5 in shootout

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Despite squandering a four-goal, third-period lead, the Wild pushed their win streak to four games by prevailing 6-5 in a shootout against the Stars on Sunday at American Airlines Center at the beginning of a four-game road trip.

Mats Zuccarello, Kirill Kaprizov and Frederick Gaudreau scored in the shootout, with Gaudreau's finish standing up ...Read more

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How Lightning's Pat Maroon opened a body image dialogue that resonates

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TAMPA, Fla. — Pat Maroon was taking a postgame shower following the Lightning’s 3-1 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday night when teammate Steven Stamkos approached and asked if he had seen a video circulating on social media.

“You’re probably gonna want to see it,” Stamkos told Maroon.

Bruins TV broadcaster Jack Edwards dipped from play-...Read more

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Kings struggle to score early in loss to Hurricanes

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LOS ANGELES – With a six-game road trip ahead, the Los Angeles Kings might have wanted to get away during stretches of a 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes at Arena Saturday.

Their soaring offense and surging power play were held scoreless through nearly 50 minutes before a late man-advantage marker and later a milestone goal ...Read more

Kraken win streak ends at seven as penalty kill sputters against Panthers

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Kraken couldn’t muster a comeback against the Florida Panthers and their franchise-best, seven-game win streak came to an end Saturday night at Climate Pledge Arena with a 5-1 loss.

Jared McCann’s team-leading 11th goal of the season made it 2-1 early in the second period. McCann stutter-stepped around the crease and...Read more

Sharks' parade to penalty box proves costly in 5-2 loss to Senators

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Tomas Hertl scored twice but the Sharks allowed three power-play goals and an even-strength goal to Claude Giroux after a bad giveaway in a 5-2 loss Saturday to the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.

The Sharks had to kill five penalties and allowed power-play goals to Brady Tkachuk, Tim Stützle, and Thomas Chabot as San Jose lost for ...Read more

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Bruins bury Avalanche, 5-1

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BOSTON — The defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche may not be whole right now with a number of key injuries, but the Bruins can only beat the opponent in front of them. And as usual, they did just that.

The Bruins got two goals from David Pastrnak, two from Trent Frederic and another strong performance by Linus Ullmark to beat the...Read more

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Red Wings complete homestand with 4-1 loss to Golden Knights

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DETROIT — What could have been a successful five-game homestand for the Red Wings turned out to be just average.

Vegas scored early Saturday, and never lost control, as it defeated the Wings, 4-1.

That left the Wings (11-7-5) with a 2-2-1 record on this homestand, earning five of a possible 10 points. Not bad, but the Wings were hoping for ...Read more

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Devils emerge victorious, 3-2, in third-period nail-biter over Flyers

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As coach John Tortorella has said repeatedly in the past, hockey is a game of mistakes.

Despite the Flyers’ overall dominance of the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center, outshooting them 24-12 through two periods, the Flyers struggled to overcome a third-period blunder that lifted the Devils to a 3-2 victory.

Just ...Read more

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Lightning outlast Maple Leafs in overtime, 4-3

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TAMPA, Fla. — The Lightning’s first game against the Maple Leafs since they eliminated Toronto in seven games in the first round of the 2021-22 postseason was a reminder of how evenly matched these teams are.

Saturday night’s meeting at Amalie Arena was back and forth, and needed overtime to be decided on Alex Killorn’s game-winner 33 ...Read more

Kasperi Kapanen has hat trick as Penguins chase Jordan Binnington, beat Blues

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PITTSBURGH — Jordan Binnington was public enemy No. 1 at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday night after his latest cheap shot sent Jason Zucker barreling into the end boards.

Boos rained down on Binnington as Zucker made his way to the dressing room in some pain and the Jumbotron aired replays of Binnington’s sneaky punch.

As it turned out, ...Read more

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Kirill Kaprizov leads Wild to shootout win over Ducks to finish long homestand

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — For the first time this season, the Wild have won three in a row, rallying, 5-4 in a shootout against the Ducks on Saturday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center at the end of a seven-game homestand.

Matt Boldy scored the decisive goal in the shootout after Kirill Kaprizov delivered his team-leading 15th goal with 2 minutes, 35 ...Read more

Early scoring flurry paves way for Florida Panthers rout of Vancouver Canucks

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It was the type of performance the Florida Panthers needed, one that has eluded the team for the better part of the past three weeks.

A dominant effort from the start. No letdown late. Solid work in net. And, above all, a win.

The Panthers scored three times in 59 seconds late in the first period and never looked back in their 5-1 win over the...Read more

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Anze Kopitar scores twice as Kings rally to beat Coyotes

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LOS ANGELES — After a day of reckoning on Wednesday, it was a night of resilience on Thursday, when the Los Angeles Kings surmounted a two-goal deficit and some poor puck luck to upend the Arizona Coyotes, 5-3, at Arena.

A day earlier, practice was canceled abruptly in favor of an all-hands-on-deck meeting during which General ...Read more

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Matty Beniers scores 7 seconds into OT as Kraken win 7th in a row

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SEATTLE — There was a clear Kraken focus throughout this homestand opener of avoiding the barrage of goals and quality chances against they’d yielded their previous road contest.

And that much was accomplished throughout a 3-2 overtime win over the improving Washington Capitals at Climate Pledge Arena, a tight-checking affair in which the ...Read more

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Stars bury Ducks behind Jason Robertson's hat trick

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DALLAS — It was Jason Robertson Night for the Dallas Stars and the Ducks were reduced to bystanders on Thursday night at American Airlines Center.

The Arcadia native recorded his third career hat trick – scoring once in each period – to lead the Stars to a 5-0 victory over the Ducks. Robertson extended his points streak to 17 games.

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Nathan MacKinnon compiles four points for Avalanche in 6-4 bounce-back win at Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Commit one penalty against the Avalanche, and hold your breath. Commit two in succession, and start digging yourself a grave.

The Sabres led 2-1 nearing the halfway point of the second period when Henri Jokiharju went to the box for hooking Nathan MacKinnon. Four seconds later, Artturi Lehkonen caught a high stick in the face....Read more