Clutch performances help Sharks beat Devils, finally end misery on road

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The San Jose Sharks made the most of their limited opportunities — and survived some hairy moments — to earn their first road win of the season on Friday.

Jacob MacDonald and Anthony Duclair each scored twice and goalie Kaapo Kahkonen made 45 saves as the Sharks beat the New Jersey Devils, 6-3, at the Prudential Center to improve to 1-10-0 ...Read more

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Blackhawks' Connor Bedard wins rookie of the month for the first time

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CHICAGO — Chicago Blackhawks forward Connor Bedard won the NHL’s rookie of the month award for November.

He posted six goals and six assists in 12 games, registering at least a point in eight of them.

Bedard was picked over other contenders, such as Calgary Flames center Connor Zary (3 goals and 7 assists in 13 games) and Philadelphia ...Read more

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Nathan MacKinnon's late goal salvages point, but Avalanche falls in OT at Arizona

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TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes didn’t score on the overtime power play that Nick Bjugstad created, but he was credited with the game-winner just seconds after it ended.

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar appeared to accidentally put the puck in his own net, as it slipped between goalie Alexandar Georgiev’s legs during a scramble...Read more

Knights maintain division lead with victory over Canucks

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Jack Eichel had a goal and two assists, and the Vegas Golden Knights finished off a three-game road trip through western Canada with a 4-1 win over the Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Thursday night.

Ivan Barbashev added a goal and an assist, while Alex Pietrangelo had two assists in the win for the Knights (15-5-4).

The victory was ...Read more

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Flyers strike twice on power play but fall to Devils in overtime

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PHILADELPHIA — No, the Flyers did not get their first comeback win, but it certainly was not for lack of trying.

Down 2-0 to the New Jersey Devils in the first period and facing a five-minute major to Garnet Hathaway, the Orange and Black battled back to tie things up at three, before losing, 4-3 in overtime. Luke Hughes needed less than 30 ...Read more

Blues respond with win over Sabres after building, surrendering three-goal lead

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ST. LOUIS — Momentum wore blue on Thursday night. The shade of blue just depended on the point of the game.

In an eventual 6-4 Blues win over the Sabres on Thursday night at Enterprise Center, the swings back and forth were plentiful for royal-and-navy-clad St. Louis and royal-draped Buffalo.

The Blues built a 3-0 lead. The Sabres tied the ...Read more

Kraken rally in third period but lose to Maple Leafs in shootout

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TORONTO — For the longest time, it seemed that an elusive 60-minute effort by the Kraken against a perennial playoff team would go unrewarded.

They’d largely played the favored Maple Leafs to a standstill at even strength, only to face a two-goal, third-period deficit after a hat trick completed by Mitch Marner late in the middle frame ...Read more

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Connor Dewar's first NHL hat trick propels Wild over Predators

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The Wild have started a new streak, and it's different than their last one.

They've won two in a row since dropping seven straight after routing the Predators, 6-1, on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., to stay undefeated with new coach John Hynes in charge.

This is also just the second time all season the Wild have back-to-...Read more

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Compher, Fabbri lead surge as Red Wings dump Blackhawks for 5-1 win

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DETROIT — The Chicago Blackhawks proved to be the perfect tonic Thursday for the Red Wings.

A night after another disappointing loss in New York, the Red Wings returned home and defeated the Blackhawks, 5-1.

J.T. Compher had two goals (power play, short-handed) as did Robby Fabbri (one a power play), while Ben Chiarot had the other goal, and...Read more

Tristan Jarry nets goalie goal, Jeff Carter scores 1st goal of the year to help propel Penguins' comeback win

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TAMPA, Fla. — If the Penguins learned anything from their two-game road trip, it’s that coffee might need to become part of the pregame meal.

Or, that Jeff Carter’s still capable of delivering a timely goal or two when the moment calls for it. The veteran center-turned winger provided the winning goal, his first of the year, in Thursday ...Read more

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Takeaways as Sergei Bobrovsky dominates again and Panthers rout Canadiens

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Sergei Bobrovsky capped a stellar November with a pair of stellar outings in Canada.

His final effort before the calendar flips to December: A 21-save performance in the Florida Panthers’ 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday at Bell Centre in Montreal.

The Panthers improve to 14-7-2 and went 2-0-1 on this three-game Canada road ...Read more

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Bruins end skid with 3-0 win over Sharks

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BOSTON — A win over the basement-dwelling San Jose Sharks would not have meant a whole lot to the Bruins a week ago. But after three straight ugly losses in which the B’s allowed 17 goals, any positive development was welcome.

Though the B’s started a tad slowly, they nailed down a 3-0 win over the Sharks on Thursday at TD Garden, with a ...Read more

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Corey Perry apologizes after his ouster from Blackhawks and refutes speculation: 'I have let you all down'

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CHICAGO — A day after the Chicago Blackhawks formally cut ties with Corey Perry, the NHL veteran issued a statement Thursday apologizing to the team, fans and others, and acknowledged “I am embarrassed and I have let you all down.”

The former Hawks winger, who had been placed on unconditional waivers after an internal investigation found ...Read more

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Red Wings allow two third-period goals in 3-2 loss against top-ranked Rangers

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NEW YORK — One of the reasons Patrick Kane chose the Red Wings was the team's successful start.

Many people felt the Red Wings would be an improved team, a team capable of challenging the best NHL teams, but maybe not quite yet on a consistent basis.

The Wings are beginning to challenge the best, as they did Wednesday in a 3-2 loss to the ...Read more

John Niyo: Patrick Kane's arrival hopes to help Wings turn back the clock

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Patrick Kane knows the way things used to be around here.

And now that he has signed up to be a part of it himself, Kane, whose free-agent signing with the Red Wings on Tuesday sent a jolt through the NHL, sounds eager to turn back the clock.

“I mean, they call it Hockeytown for a reason, right?” he said.

Well, they used to, at least. And...Read more

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Former Wild coach Evason on his firing: 'You just know. You have a feeling.'

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As deflated as Dean Evason looked and sounded Sunday afternoon in Detroit after the Wild lost a seventh straight game, he hadn't run out of ideas to try to snap the team out of its funk.

"We put a video together on the day off of playing fast and getting out of our zone," Evason said.

But before Evason could show that video to the Wild ahead ...Read more

Emotion of playing for Red Wings, feelings for organization led Patrick Kane to Detroit

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NEW YORK — When Patrick Kane thought about where he wanted to resume his career, the idea of playing for the Red Wings kept coming into his head.

So when Kane finally decided to sign with the Wings Tuesday, he felt it was a perfect match.

"You keep going back in your mind about teams you want to join or play for, but throughout the whole ...Read more

Geoff Baker: The Kraken's biggest issue right now? Look no further than the net.

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TORONTO — Exactly one year ago Wednesday, the Kraken participated in what was either one of the best or worst NHL games ever played.

They headed into Los Angeles and defeated the Kings by a 9-8 overtime score that had pond hockey enthusiasts everywhere dancing in their tuques. For the Kraken, who won for the sixth straight time on their way ...Read more

Blues fall to Wild after Minnesota makes coaching change

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild started a new era Tuesday at the expense of the Blues.

Wild general manager Bill Guerin fired coach Dean Evason after the team’s 5-10-4 start and installed John Hynes as his replacement.

The Wild responded by winning Hynes' debut 3-1 to snap their 0-5-2 winless streak.

Colton Parayko scored for the ...Read more

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Flyers struggles continue following Tuesday night loss to Hurricanes

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PHILADELPHIA — There’s a stats page on the NHL’s media site that lists comeback wins.

The Flyers aren’t on it.

Across their first 21 games, the Flyers were unable to mount a comeback when their opponent scored first (0-8-1). Things did not change on Tuesday night as the Orange and Black lost 4-1 to the visiting Carolina Hurricanes.

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