Olympic Athletes from Russia edge Germany for hockey gold

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- The Olympic Athletes from Russia team defeated Germany in the final of the men's Olympic ice hockey competition, 4-3 in overtime.

Kirill Kaprizov scored the decider, just moments after Germany's Patrick Reimer was sent off for high-sticking, to send his team into wild celebrations.

The victory marks only the second ...Read more

Oilers edge Kings, 4-3, after controversial call

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LOS ANGELES--First, there was elation. Then it turned into doubt. Finally, disbelief.

The Los Angeles Kings' bench might as well have been equipped with a sway bar to keep passengers in place during the emotional roller coaster that was the final seconds of their 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Ultimately, the heroics of Dustin ...Read more

Henrik Zetterberg's milestone highlights Red Wings' 3-1 win vs. Hurricanes

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings turned in a productive night to celebrate a milestone for their captain.

The Wings built an early lead into a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday at Little Caesars Arena, winning for the first time in a week.

Danny DeKeyser scored in the first period even as the Wings had trouble getting the puck ...Read more

Evgenii Dadonov notches hat trick as Panthers win, roll into Monday's trade deadline

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- In a way, everything will stay the same for the Florida Panthers between their 6-5 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday night and their next game on Tuesday night. Their record will not change. Their statistics will not change. The team will still be out of a playoff spot.

But the franchise could be altered.

With Saturday night's ...Read more

Late goal gives Blue Jackets 3-2 win over Blackhawks

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The numbers don't lie: The Blackhawks had 0.7 percent chance of making the playoffs going into Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets.

And while Hawks coach Joel Quenneville doesn't want to believe those numbers, he knows the odds of his team winning 17 or so of its final 19 games in order to have a chance is a long shot.

"I don't want to go...Read more

Streaking Flyers sink Senators, 5-3

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OTTAWA, Ontario -- As the late, great Rich Ashburn was fond of saying: Hard to believe, Harry.

The Flyers, a team that looked dead in the water after losing 10 straight early in the season, temporarily climbed into a tie for first place in the Metropolitan Division on Saturday afternoon.

They defeated free-falling Ottawa, 5-3, at the Canadian ...Read more

Berube helps Blackhawks top Sharks for second straight victory

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CHICAGO -- Jean-Francois Berube stood out and Jan Rutta's goal stood up Friday during the Blackhawks' 3-1 victory against the Sharks, their second in a row and third in four games.

Nick Schmaltz added a goal on his 22nd birthday for good measure.

Making his first NHL start in nearly a year, and his first for the Blackhawks, Berube stopped a ...Read more

Blues blanked by Jets, 4-0

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ST. LOUIS -- The Blues' season-long winless streak got longer Friday in a listless performance against the Winnipeg Jets. Three first-period goals pretty much sealed the deal against the Jets, who blanked the Blues, 4-0, before 18,912 at Scottrade Center.

The Blues are now 0-4-1 since beating Winnipeg, 5-2, just two weeks ago, and looked like a...Read more

Penguins rip Hurricanes, 6-1, as Jordan Staal misses game

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes learned before game time Friday that center Jordan Staal would not be in the lineup against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Hurricanes said Staal would miss the game for personal and family reasons. Defenseman Brett Pesce later went a step further in an interview with Fox Sports Carolinas, saying Staal and ...Read more

Wild sweep road trip with 4-2 win against Rangers

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NEW YORK -- No tweaking looked necessary, not when the Wild dispatched the Devils less than 24 hours before in mostly methodical fashion.

But like he did when he changed the order ahead of that 4-2 win Thursday, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau tinkered with the team's look.

And once again, his decision-making was spot on.

Winger Mikael Granlund ...Read more

Panthers' Roberto Luongo: 'I just want the kids to be safe. Whatever that entails.'

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Roberto Luongo, husband and father of two kids, just wants children to be safe.

In Parkland, the Panthers goaltender sees a community he wants to live in for the rest of his life. In Marjory Stoneman Douglas, he sees a neighboring school.

In the faces of the 17 victims who died in last week's school shooting, he sees his...Read more

Stars shut out Kings

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LOS ANGELES--Paging Jeff Carter. Mr. Carter to the stalemate at Staples Center immediately, please.

The standoff that the Los Angeles Kings were engaged in against the Dallas Stars practically cried out for that kind of announcement over the public address system. For more than 50 minutes the teams struggled to form scoring chances, let alone ...Read more

Sabres stun Red Wings at overtime horn, 3-2

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DETROIT -- A two-man advantage pumped life into the Detroit Red Wings.

A slow start saw them trailing the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday at Little Caesars Arena late in regulation. When a power play materialized with 2 minutes, 56 seconds to go, the Wings pulled Jimmy Howard and were rewarded when Justin Abdelkader knocked the puck into an open net...Read more

Panthers storm back to beat Capitals in first home game since Stoneman Douglas shooting

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- The puck dropped at 7:51 p.m. on Thursday night, a seemingly trivial gesture in the minutes following a touching, gripping pregame ceremony that honored the 17 victims of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas last week.

Before the Florida Panthers' 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night, the result had...Read more

Sharks fail measuring-stick test against Central Division leaders

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pete DeBoer wanted to see how his Joe Thornton-less Sharks stacked up against one of the favorites to represent the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup Final after winning five of six games. He learned that his team still needs to put in more work to be among the upper tier in the west.

The Nashville Predators (35-14-9) ...Read more

Alex Stalock makes 38 saves vs. Devils as Wild earn another road win

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Winger Chris Stewart had been loitering on the periphery of the Wild's playoff push, skating as the extra on the fourth line in practice and taking a spectator's perch when it was time for puck drop.

But when he cracked the lineup Thursday, just his third nod this month after sitting as a healthy scratch seven of the previous ...Read more

Flyers rally past Blue Jackets on Nolan Patrick's goal

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PHILADELPHIA -- After two sluggish periods, the Flyers awakened Thursday night and made goalie Petr Mrazek a winner in his debut with his new team.

Mrazek, acquired from Detroit on Monday, was superb, and Claude Giroux and blossoming rookie Nolan Patrick scored third-period goals as the surging Flyers rallied past Columbus, 2-1, before a ...Read more

Ducks deliver again for fourth win in row

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ANAHEIM, Calif.--Suddenly, almost all of the 16,609 fans were on their feet in a deafeningly display of emotion for an Anaheim Ducks squad that was finally living up to their vast expectations.

Sure, they had just packed the penalty box with three skaters early in the third period, with two of the minors sloppy delay-of-game infractions for ...Read more

Blackhawks top Senators, 3-2, in shootout

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CHICAGO -- After one period at the United Center on Wednesday, it was the Blackhawks almost 2 and the Senators 1.

After three periods and a five-minute overtime, the meeting of seventh-place teams ended in a 3-2 shootout victory by the Hawks, their second win in 11 games overall and second in their last 10 at home.

Nick Schmaltz's goal in the ...Read more

Blackhawks sound less optimistic about Corey Crawford returning this season

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CHICAGO -- Corey Crawford's 2017-18 season may have ended on Dec. 23 after all.

That's the last time the injured Blackhawks goalie appeared in a game. And though the team has remained optimistic he would return from what has been reported as a concussion-related ailment, coach Joel Quenneville acknowledged Wednesday there's a possibility ...Read more


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