Tyler Toffoli's play comes through loud, clear in Kings' win over Rangers

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LOS ANGELES -- Not even Jarret Stoll knew what Tyler Toffoli was saying.


"No clue," said Stoll, the former Los Angeles Kings player and current FS West intermission analysts. "Sorry Toff."

Toffoli had gone off-script during Tuesday's first intermission report, having been pulled aside to describe the sharp-angle goal Dustin Brown had...Read more

Blackhawks get pummeled 5-1 by Golden Knights after Calvin de Haan's shoulder injury leaves them down to 5 defensemen

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LAS VEGAS -- What started out looking like it might be a track meet ended with the Chicago Blackhawks simply run out of the building.

The Vegas Golden Knights reestablished their dominance over the Hawks with a 5-1 victory Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena, asserting themselves with a commanding second period after Hawks defenseman Calvin de Haan...Read more

Wild picks up point, falls to Ducks 3-2 in shootout

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Wild had plenty of reasons to be excited and energetic.

This was the start of a three-game homestand, its longest stint at Xcel Energy Center so far this season.

A local kid, Woodbury's Brennan Menell, was making his NHL debut.

And before puck drop, the team put the spotlight on captain Mikko Koivu by recognizing him for ...Read more

More fight, but same result as Sharks lose to Predators

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Sharks simply could not stay out of the penalty box Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators.

Some of the calls that went against the Sharks were discretionary. Others were self-inflicted.

It all added up to a 3-1 Sharks loss to the Predators at Bridgestone Arena, as San Jose wrapped up its four-game road trip with...Read more

Blues suffer third consecutive regulation loss, 5-2 to Sabres

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For those wondering when the defending Stanley Cup champions would hit a lull, here it is.

A 5-2 loss at KeyBank Center Tuesday in Buffalo, N.Y., extended the Blues' losing streak to three straight games in regulation. The Blues (18-8-6) haven't lost three in a row in regulation since November of 2018 -- a stretch that included Mike Yeo's last ...Read more

Penguins fall to Canadiens despite Tristan Jarry's record-setting night

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PITTSBURGH -- Tristan Jarry on his climb to the top of the Penguins record book passed a who's who of goalies that included Tom Barrasso, Marc-Andre Fleury and Matt Murray.

But despite Jarry establishing the longest shutout streak in team history Tuesday, the Penguins lost, 4-1, to the Montreal Canadiens at PPG Paints Arena.

Jarry faced just ...Read more

How the Hurricanes are winning games and having fun doing it

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Sebastian Aho said it had nothing to do with him having a hat trick or a career-high five points, and Teuvo Teravainen having three points, all assists.

Aho was going to slay Teravainen, if the Carolina Hurricanes won the game Saturday. That was predetermined.

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"Turbo told me to stab him," Aho said Monday, ...Read more

Robin Lehner stops 44 shots but none in a shootout as the Blackhawks fall 4-3 to the Coyotes

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CHICAGO -- The first three periods were flashy and fun but decided nothing.

It took some free hockey to do that. Again.

The Blackhawks ended regulation tied for the third straight game. After winning the first two they couldn't take the extra point this time as they blew a pair of two-goal leads and fell to the Coyotes 4-3 in a shootout Sunday...Read more

Sharks fall behind Panthers early, never recover as losing streak reaches four

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- Three games into a four-game road trip and the Sharks have still not held a lead.

The Sharks trailed by two goals less than nine minutes into the first period and never fully recovered in a 5-1 loss to the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center.

The Sharks, who have lost four straight overall, allowed two power play goals, with the ...Read more

As the Kings' Drew Doughty turns 30, he's eager to start a new chapter

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CALGARY, Alberta -- With his wide, gap-toothed smile and seemingly boundless youthful energy, Drew Doughty gave teammate Nikolai Prokhorkin a playful shove on their way back to the bench Friday morning.

The Los Angeles Kings defenseman had just broken up Prokhorkin's pass during a pregame skate two-on-one drill. The play was casual. Doughty's ...Read more

Wild's 11-game point streak comes to an end with 6-2 loss at Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The run is over.

After going more than three weeks without losing in regulation, progress that lifted the Wild into the playoff conversation, the team finally had its point streak snapped at 11 games Saturday by the Hurricanes in a 6-2 loss at PNC Arena that also nixed the Wild's five-game win streak.

Carolina's top players ...Read more

Detroit Red Wings drop 11th straight in loss to Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings at least made their latest outing interesting, scoring twice in the third period.

Dylan Larkin had a goal and an assist before a lively Saturday night crowd at Little Caesars Arena, but the Pittsburgh Penguins used an empty net goal to prevail, 5-3, leaving the Wings 0-9-2 in their last 11 games.

It was a ...Read more

Binnington pulled, Blues lose 5-2 to Maple Leafs

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ST. LOUIS -- For only the second time in the NHL, and the first time in the regular season, St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was pulled from a game.

It was that kind of night or the Blues, who were routed 5-2 by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday at Enterprise Center.

The Blues fell to 18-7-6 on the season; Toronto improved to 14-13-4...Read more

Sharks go 0 for 4 with the man advantage in a 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning

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TAMPA, Fla. -- The San Jose Sharks couldn't score on the power play Saturday night and by the time they did finally beat Andrei Vasilevskiy in the third period, it was already far too late.

The Sharks went 0 for 4 with the man advantage and couldn't score in the first two periods despite 30 shots on goal, as the Tampa Bay Lightning ran away ...Read more

3 takeaways from the Blackhawks' 2-1 shootout win over the Devils, including Kirby Dach winning it with a nasty move

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NEWARK, N.J. -- When the Blackhawks return to Chicago, the biennial moms' trip sadly will come to an end.

Or will it?

A movement seemed to be gaining momentum to keep the moms around after their presence seemed to spur the Hawks to beat the Bruins and Devils in a couple of tense games they absolutely had to have.

"Seems like that'd be a good ...Read more

Flyers beat Senators but lose Travis Konecny

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PHILADELPHIA -- In a game that featured just about everything, the Flyers got a win but lost their leading scorer.

Scott Laughton scored the deciding goal with less than five minutes left as the Flyers were able to get past the gritty Ottawa Senators, 4-3, on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.

Travis Konecny left the game late in the first ...Read more

Kings cannot overcome slow start in loss to Oilers

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- An army of trench coats and beanies marched from the Los Angeles Kings' visiting locker room to the Rogers Place bus entrance Friday morning. Outside, snowfall from a recent winter storm still caked the streets. Up above, ominous clouds hung low in the sub-freezing air, promising another downpour in the not-so-distant future...Read more

Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Kirby Dach convert in the shootout as the Blackhawks top the Devils 2-1 for their 2nd straight win

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Any team will tell you it's important not to look ahead at the schedule.

Well, it's also important not to look back either.

With the thrill of a huge road victory against the powerful Bruins a night earlier still dancing in their heads, the Blackhawks headed to the Prudential Center on Friday night to face the Devils, one of ...Read more

Blackhawks' Zack Smith wants assistant coach Marc Crawford to stay with the team: 'Hopefully it's not just making an example out of someone'

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Nobody on the Blackhawks has spent more time around embattled assistant coach Marc Crawford than Zack Smith.

The two spent three seasons together with the Senators before joining the Hawks last summer. Crawford -- who is on leave while the Hawks investigate allegations he physically and verbally abused former players with other ...Read more

Flyers' 5-game winning streak comes to an end as goalie Darcy Kuemper shines for Coyotes

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PHILADELPHIA -- Several Flyers streaks came to an end Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center, where they ran into a sizzling goaltender and lost to Arizona, 3-1.

The Flyers had won five in a row, had points in seven straight games (6-0-1), and had collected points in 11 consecutive home games (7-0-4).

Darcy Kuemper put an end to all of that....Read more