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

Kings make it three in a row with win over the Jets

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WINNIPEG, Canada -- Their theme music wasn't playing in the locker room, at least not when outsiders were allowed in.

The Los Angeles Kings have adopted Bachman Turner Overdrive's "Takin' Care of Business" as their song, and it well described the businesslike demeanor of how they finished off a seven-game trip Tuesday night with a 4-3 win ...Read more

Couture line propels Sharks to win over Blues

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ST. LOUIS -- On a night where the Sharks made a trade to bolster the bottom of their lineup, the top line took care of the heavy lifting.

A few hours after the Sharks (33-19-8) acquired Eric Fehr to plug a hole at fourth line center, the team opened up its four-game road trip on the right note by beating the St. Louis Blues, 3-2, behind a pair ...Read more

Voracek's late heroics lift Flyers over Canadiens, 3-2

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PHILADELPHIA -- And the beat goes on.

Never mind that the Flyers were missing their two top goalies and one of their leading scorers.

Never mind that they trailed with less than two minutes left in regulation and that the opposing goalie, Montreal's Carey Price, was resembling his old, dominating self.

Nothing seems to bother the surging ...Read more

Red Wings come up short in 3-2 loss to Predators

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings twice hustled within a goal but couldn't finish the rally attempt.

An early deficit Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena left the Wings on the losing end of a 3-2 final against the Nashville Predators.

Andreas Athanasiou used his 11th goal of the season to edge the Wings within a goal midway through the game. Tomas ...Read more

Red Wings trade Petr Mrazek to Flyers for draft picks

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The Red Wings made Petr Mrazek their first sale of 2018.

They settled for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL draft and a conditional third-round pick in 2019 from the Philadelphia Flyers, deciding after two years of mediocrity to part ways with the goalie the Wings once considered their future.

Mrazek, 26, appeared to be an ...Read more

Kings strike early, hold off Blackhawks 3-1

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CHICAGO -- Just about every time the Los Angeles Kings play the Chicago Blackhawks, the talk beforehand turns to the thrilling playoff series the teams played during their dynasty years.

This visit followed suit, even though the participants have fallen off since they combined to win five of the past eight Stanley Cups. Kings coach John Stevens...Read more

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