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Flames edge Kings

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CALGARY, Alberta -- If you're looking for a omen regarding where the Los Angeles Kings' season may be headed, consider this: The team played twice in a 23-hour span, let one-goal leads slip away five times and lost both games in overtime, the latest coming Tuesday in a 2-1 loss to the Calgary Flames

Yet they came away with two points, pulling ...Read more

Sharks edge Leafs, 2-1

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks parted ways with a player once thought to be key part of their future for more help for what they hope is another deep run in the Stanley Cup playoffs this spring.

The Sharks added to their depth at the forward position, acquiring Jannik Hansen from the Vancouver Canucks for former first round draft ...Read more

Red Wings' busy day ends with 3-2 overtime win in Vancouver

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- In sell mode, the Detroit Red Wings showed they have fight in them yet.

Two goals from Frans Nielsen, a fine night from Petr Mrazek and an overtime goal from Justin Abdelkader earned the Wings a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday at Rogers Arena.

Out of the playoff picture, the Wings are selling off ...Read more

Penguins let lead slip away in third period, fall to Stars

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DALLAS -- The Penguins' late-game resilience has been tested plenty of times over the past two seasons and, every time, they've had an answer.

Until Tuesday night.

The Penguins saw a two-goal third-period lead slip away in an 3-2 loss to the Stars. It marked their first loss when leading after two periods under Mike Sullivan.

Entering the ...Read more

Jason Zucker's late goal gives Wild 6-5 victory vs. Jets

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- With the trade deadline arriving Wednesday, it'll be interesting to see if Wild management reacts to Tuesday's near collapse against the Jets before snagging a 6-5 victory.

With the Wild running on fumes playing for a second straight night without mumps-stricken veteran forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville, No. 1 ...Read more

Blues drop fourth straight, lose to Oilers, 2-1

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ST. LOUIS -- The Blues' first game without Kevin Shattenkirk looked a lot like their final three with him.

The Blues' offense produced just one goal and some big saves by Jake Allen in goal weren't enough to make a difference. The Blues dropped their fourth straight, losing to Edmonton 2-1 at Scottrade Center on Tuesday and continued to lose ...Read more

Panthers hold off undermanned Hurricanes to snap three-game slide

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- The last time the Panthers played the Carolina Hurricanes they blew a two-goal lead and after the game their coach was fired over the phone.

History nearly repeated itself, score-wise that is. Once again Florida coughed up a two-goal lead but this time pulled out a much-needed 3-2 victory over the undermanned Hurricanes Tuesday...Read more

Simmonds scores two goals as Flyers romp over Avalanche, 4-0

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PHILADELPHIA -- Jake Voracek said it was the first time in his nine-year career he was booed for scoring a goal.

"And hopefully the last," the good-natured right winger said.

Voracek and his Flyers teammates were smiling for the first time in a while Tuesday night. They had broken out of a long scoring slump and hammered the woeful Colorado ...Read more

Blackhawks swing deal with Stars to bring back Johnny Oduya

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Johnny Oduya is returning to the Blackhawks.

Despite general manager Stan Bowman saying the Hawks were not going to make a big splash at the trade deadline, they did just that Tuesday in acquiring Oduya, who helped the Hawks win two Stanley Cups in 2013 and 2015, from the Stars, the Hawks announced.

The Hawks appeared to not give up much in ...Read more

Red Wings trade Brendan Smith to Rangers

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Detroit Red Wings opted to move defenseman Brendan Smith to shore up the future.

They traded the 28-year-old to the New York Rangers Tuesday for a second-round pick in 2018 (originally from Ottawa) and a third-round pick in this year's draft. Last week, the Wings acquired Chicago's third-round 2017 pick in ...Read more

Mikael Granlund scores 12 seconds into OT, lifts Wild over Kings

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- First place in the West, a 20-point cushion on a playoff spot, remarkably healthy, willing to go "all-in" on a headline-making trade the day before, perhaps things were just too cushy for the Wild.

Excited to put together a full lineup one day after acquiring Martin Hanzal and Ryan White -- or, to be more accurate, Ryan White...Read more

Wild's Zach Parise, Jason Pominville diagnosed with mumps

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For the second time in 2 1/2 years, members of the Wild have been diagnosed with the mumps.

With the Wild coming off its bye week and beginning a stretch of 23 games in 41 days, forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville missed Monday's game against Los Angeles.

Also, sources say assistant coach Scott Stevens, who didn't coach Monday and missed...Read more

Hurricanes on edge as NHL trade deadline nears

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- For the Carolina Hurricanes, the waiting game continues.

The Canes left Monday for Florida, for road games against the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning. General manager Ron Francis has said he would not be making the trip but would remain in Raleigh through Wednesday's 3 p.m. NHL deadline to tend to business.

With the ...Read more

Red Wings' Nick Jensen gets contract extension, still pushing

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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nick Jensen vacationed in Las Vegas during the bye last week, but he wasn't house hunting.

Jensen is part of the Wings' future now, after agreeing to a two-year contract extension Monday.

The one-way deal will pay him $800,000 next season and $825,000 in 2018-19. He would have been a restricted free agent in July ...Read more

Kings get Ben Bishop from Lightning in exchange for Peter Budaj

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A day after getting Jonathan Quick back from a groin injury that had sidelined him all season, the Los Angeles Kings picked up another top goaltender Sunday when they acquired veteran Ben Bishop in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

And while that doesn't address the team's sagging offense, it does give the Kings arguably ...Read more

Anisimov's third-period goal helps lift Blackhawks to 4-2 win over Blues

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CHICAGO -- Artem Anisimov's third-period goal lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night at the United Center.

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each had a goal and an assist and Tanner Kero scored an empty-netter as the Hawks won their fourth game in a row.

Scott Darling earned the win in goal for ...Read more

Panthers fall to Senators for fourth consecutive home loss

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Panthers' interim coach prefaced Sunday's rumble with the Ottawa Senators being "as big a game as we've had all season long."

Defenseman Michael Matheson said everyone in the bunched-up Atlantic Division is already in playoff mode with just over 20 games to go.

The playoffs will be a pipedream if the Panthers continue to ...Read more

Hurricanes end five-game homestand with 3-1 loss to Flames

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes, coaches and players, viewed a five-game homestand after their NHL bye week as chance to make a move.

Win games, climb up in the Eastern Conference standings, put together a late-season surge, get into playoff contention.

Instead, the Canes ended it with a thud, with a 3-1 loss Sunday to the Calgary ...Read more

Red Wings face jam-packed month out of bye week

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Jared Coreau and Drew Miller return to the Detroit Red Wings to help them through a jam-packed schedule.

The Red Wings emerge from their five-day bye break with a Monday practice, after which they are to fly to Vancouver, where they start a five-game trip. They play the Canucks on Tuesday, then are at Calgary on Friday and at Edmonton on ...Read more

Sharks blast Canucks, 4-1

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Martin Jones recorded 35 saves as the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Saturday night.

Jones stood out while his team struggled to handle a Canucks squad battling an outbreak of the mumps. The Canucks outshot the Sharks 36-26 but capitalized on the misfortune of Vancouver netminder Ryan Miller.

...Read more