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Blues rally from 3-0 deficiit for shootout win over Tampa Bay

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ST. LOUIS — This game was a study in perseverance. Down 3-0 before they could break a sweat, the Blues chipped away to force overtime against the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

But Jordan Binnington recovered from a horrendous start. He was a rock in extra time, stopping all three Tampa Bay shots in overtime and all three ...Read more

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Holtby, Hintz spur Dallas Stars to win over Carolina Hurricanes

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In a season that has had a lot of smiles and success, it has been a rough patch of days for the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Canes were on the road Tuesday, losing to the Dallas Stars 4-1 in a game in which they played hard and well at times but couldn’t find a way to score on an old rival, goalie Braden Holtby.

While Holtby had 39 saves, Roope ...Read more

Nedeljkovic carries Red Wings to rare road win in Boston

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DETROIT — As good as the Red Wings have been at Little Caesars Arena, it's been a different story on the road.

But Tuesday night, the Wings got a little something going away from home, as well.

Playing a patient and disciplined road game, and getting continued top-notch goaltending from Alex Nedeljkovic who tied a career-high with 41 saves, ...Read more

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Panthers storm back from 3 down in final 17 minutes to stun Capitals, snap 2-game skid

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SUNRISE, Fla. — Sam Reinhart saw a sliver of space between Ilya Samsonov and the right pipe, and took his chance. Everything else had gone the Florida Panthers’ way in this dominant third period, so why not a shot into this minuscule window?

The Washington Capitals’ three-goal third-period lead was long gone and Reinhart made sure there ...Read more

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Three-goal second period propels Wild past Coyotes, 5-2

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kirill Kaprizov pointed at Ryan Hartman, and Hartman pointed at Kaprizov.

Each appeared to be signaling at the player he believed scored the goal, but both were responsible for another clutch play.

After they combined on the game-winner the previous time out, Kaprizov and Hartman headlined a three-goal second period that ...Read more

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Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour fined $25,000 by NHL for inappropriate game conduct

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Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour has been fined $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Sunday’s game against the Washington Capitals at PNC Arena, the NHL announced Tuesday.

Brind’Amour was livid late in the game after a slashing call against Canes center Sebastian Aho. Following a holding penalty against the Canes’ Seth ...Read more

Timo Meier, Noah Gregor shine as Sharks stay unbeaten on road trip

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Coach Bob Boughner feels the challenges the Sharks have faced through the first quarter of the season have been as significant as anyone’s in the NHL.

The Sharks experienced a COVID-19 outbreak in late October and early November – taking seven players out of the lineup — and right now, they’re already on their third five-game road trip ...Read more

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Despite Jarry's theatrics, Penguins lose in shootout to Flames

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CALGARY, Alberta — Tristan Jarry came ready to play. His teammates did not.

It was arguably their worst performance this season. If not for Jarry, who made 31 saves, they might have lost 6-1. They were that bad and he was that good.

And yet, improbably, the Penguins were able to escape with a point, losing in a shootout, 2-1, to the Calgary ...Read more

Kraken jump out to fast start against Sabres, win fourth game out of last five

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Leave it to forward Brandon Tanev to epitomize this winning Kraken stretch by stealing a puck at his own blueline and racing the length of the ice with an opponent draped all over him.

That Tanev, who makes hard work a habit, somehow got a shot off and then more impressively converted his own rebound for a first-period, short-...Read more

'Active and engaged': Mario Lemieux says he will still be a force with Penguins under new ownership

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For nearly 40 years, Mario Lemieux has been the heart and soul of the Pittsburgh Penguins. And he's vowing that won't change even as Fenway Sports Group takes over the team.

In his first comments since news broke that FSG would be taking a controlling interest in the Penguins, Mr. Lemieux made it clear that he still will stay involved.

"As the...Read more

James Reimer is brilliant as Sharks start road trip on positive note

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CHICAGO – Once again, the Sharks didn’t provide James Reimer much in the way of offensive support. Once again, it didn’t matter.

Timo Meier scored a second-period goal and Reimer made it hold up, finishing with 29 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Sharks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 at the United Center on Sunday.

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Devils rout Flyers, 5-2, as Philly extends losing streak to six games

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NEWARK, N.J. — With less than eight minutes remaining in the third period and the game tied at two, a Flyers defensive blunder gave the Devils the edge they needed to come up with the win.

When defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen passed the puck wide to defenseman Ivan Provorov at the blue line as the Flyers attempted to regroup before exiting ...Read more

Geoff Baker: Are Kraken figuring it out now they've played a quarter of the season?

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — A quarter of the way through their debut season, the Kraken appear determined to at least make it more interesting.

After an initial 5 1/2 weeks in which fans and pundits openly wondered whether the Kraken were a reincarnation of 1990s-era NHL expansion disasters, the team made a statement by winning three of four against top ...Read more

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Late penalties spoil Hurricanes' return home. What we learned in Canes' loss to Caps.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — After two weeks of charter flights, hotel rooms, restaurant food, team bus rides and six away games, the Carolina Hurricanes were back at PNC Arena on Sunday.

It was time to get back on home ice and face an old foe: the Washington Capitals.

The Caps emerged with a 4-2 victory as Alex Ovechkin picked up his 19th goal of the ...Read more

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Hartman's third-period score gives Wild goal-ahead goal in 4-2 victory over Lightning

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MINNEAPOLIS — Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy hadn't been scored on in either of his last two starts.

Then he faced the Wild.

After scoring twice in the first period, the Wild pulled away late from the defending back-to-back Stanley Cup champions 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center for the team's third straight win.

Ryan Hartman ...Read more

Evander Kane placed on waivers by San Jose Sharks. So, what's next?

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CHICAGO — The Sharks placed Evander Kane on waivers Sunday, likely spelling the end of the gifted-yet-troubled forward’s tumultuous tenure with the NHL team.

The other 31 NHL teams now have until 11 a.m. (PT) on Monday to claim Kane and add him to their roster. If Kane clears waivers, which he likely will, he will be assigned the Barracuda ...Read more

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'You can be who you are.' Ducks organist Lindsay Imber shares her transition journey

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LOS ANGELES — Before she could be legally recognized as the person she always knew she should be, before she could enjoy the life she was meant to live, Lindsay Imber had to navigate rows of bureaucratic hurdles to establish who she has become.

Imber's transition from male to female, launched when she began receiving hormone treatments in ...Read more

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Lucas Raymond gets winner in OT as Red Wings defeat Sabres, 3-2

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DETROIT — Up, down, back up again for the Red Wings.

They've been streaky these last several weeks, but right now the Wings are on the upswing, with Saturday's 3-2 overtime victory over Buffalo the latest win.

And this one was dramatic, with Lucas Raymond scoring the winner, his ninth goal, just 26 seconds into overtime while skating up ice ...Read more

Penguins fall again with Casey DeSmith in goal, see winning streak end

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PITTSBURGH — Saturday night, a Penguins game was stolen by a masked man once again.

This time, it was the Montreal Canadiens who were backstopped by an unflappable goalie, as Jake Allen outdueled Casey DeSmith to hand the Penguins a 6-3 loss at PPG Paints Arena. The loss snapped the Penguins’ five-game winning streak.

The finest of Allen�...Read more

Blues show plenty of pep as they end grueling run with 6-3 win against Blue Jackets

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ST. LOUIS — The Blues got to the end of a challenging stretch of their schedule on Saturday, one made even more challenging by a rash of COVID-19 cases and some significant offensive struggles.

The Blues played 12 games over the course of three weeks, and Sunday and Monday will mark the first time they’ve had consecutive days off since Nov....Read more