King's Campbell gets praise from teammates for a solid effort despite loss to Jets

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WINNIPEG, Canada -- The career resurgence of Jack Campbell continues to be a great story. Unfortunately, on this night, the Los Angeles Kings couldn't give it legs.

They were exhausted and they knew it. And there was little hiding it Tuesday. They entered one of the NHL's more imposing venues, against another hard-charging opponent, for the ...Read more

Sharks pummel Devils, extend playoff lead over Kings, Ducks

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Sharks territory received a double dose of excitement Tuesday.

First, news broke that Joe Thornton resumed skating last week. Then, the Sharks went out and extended their winning streak to a season high five games by stomping all over the New Jersey Devils (37-28-8) in a 6-2 win at SAP Center.

With the win, the ...Read more

Blackhawks officially eliminated from postseason after 5-1 loss to Avalanche

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CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks scored early Tuesday.

The Avalanche scored more often.

A year and a day after becoming the first team to clinch a playoff spot, the Hawks officially were eliminated from a postseason berth for the first time in 10 years thanks to a 5-1 loss, the Hawks' fourth in a row.

For the 27th time in their last 36 games, the ...Read more

Red Wings stop losing skid, top Flyers 5-4 in shootout

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings did enough to earn what they needed: A reprieve from losing.

They took advantage of an old teammate Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena, ending Petr Mrazek's night after he allowed three goals on six second-period shots.

The Philadelphia Flyers rallied in the third period, but the Wings did enough to pull out a 5-4...Read more

Oilers speed past Hurricanes for 7-3 victory

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sebastian Aho scored his 26th goal of the season and had an assist.

Teuvo Teravainen scored his 22nd.

But for the Carolina Hurricanes, that covers most of the highlights Tuesday as the Edmonton Oilers skated and hustled to a 7-3 victory at PNC Arena that was as decisive for the winners as it was embarrassing for the home team....Read more

Wild cough up late lead, fall to Kings in overtime

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Wild have occupied the third spot in the Central Division for weeks, taking possession ever since they moved in after a win Feb. 23.

And although the Wild will be idle until Saturday, the point they secured from a 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings on Monday in front of 19,081 at Xcel Energy Center extended their lease.

With...Read more

Ducks deliver crushing 4-2 defeat of the Devils

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There weren't any fights this time, but there were skirmishes aplenty, an official needed to separate the squads after seemingly every other whistle as the contest wore on.

These were two desperate teams on the playoff bubble scratching and clawing as the season draws to a close, and tensions were at an all-time high.

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Alex DeBrincat's third hat trick not enough for Blackhawks, fall to Blues in overtime

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CHICAGO -- Alex DeBrincat tried to make up for lost time in a lost season Sunday.

The rookie hadn't scored a goal in 13 games, his longest drought by five games, before he swatted in two during the first period and the go-ahead goal with 3:13 left in the third.

But that wasn't enough to earn the Hawks a victory.

That belonged to the Blues, 5-...Read more

Flyers beat Capitals, send a message as playoffs approach

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PHILADELPHIA -- If the Flyers meet Washington in the Eastern Conference playoffs, they have reason for optimism.

They made an emphatic statement by winning three of the four regular-season games against the Capitals, including Sunday's impressive 6-3 victory at the Wells Fargo Center.

Wayne Simmonds scored two goals and Oskar Lindblom tallied ...Read more

Red Wings' losing streak hits 10 after 5-1 loss to Colorado

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DENVER -- The Red Wings' misery grew to 10 games after they were run over at Colorado.

The Wings fell 5-1 at Pepsi Center. Nathan MacKinnon, picked first overall by Colorado in 2013, had two goals and an assist. Gabriel Landeskog, selected second overall in 2011, had a goal and two assists, demonstrating what a difference high-end picks make.

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Sharks beat Canucks, but lose two more to injuries

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- As the injuries continue to pile up, the San Jose Sharks found a way to finally give themselves a little cushion in the Pacific Division standings

The Sharks limped their way to a 3-0 record on their road trip through Western Canada Saturday, picking up a 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks after losing defenseman ...Read more

Wild beat Coyotes for back-to-back road victories, playoff breathing room

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The turnaround from a magical show in Las Vegas to the next performance in Arizona was quick, less than 24 hours.

But in that brief amount of time, the Wild's five-star effort in dancing around one of the NHL's juggernauts in the Golden Knights turned into a disappearing act against the league's last-place team.

Pucks were ...Read more

Schenn scores in overtime as Blues beat Rangers, 4-3

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ST. LOUIS -- At a point in the season when the Blues can't afford to lose too many more games, they also can't afford to lose any of their top players either.

The Blues pulled out a dramatic 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers on a goal by Brayden Schenn after playing the final two periods without leading goal scorer Vladimir Tarasenko, who ...Read more

Flyers rally past Hurricanes for much-needed victory

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Well, that was surely needed.

The Flyers, losers of seven of their previous eight games, took what they hope was a step toward securing a playoff spot Saturday night as they defeated Carolina, 4-2, at PNC Arena.

Blanked for most of the game, the Flyers scored three late goals and stayed in third place in the Metropolitan ...Read more

Panthers lose third-period lead, fall to Oilers

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- During a 4-2 Florida Panthers loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday afternoon, the juxtaposition of Roberto Luongo's game was undeniable.

He was there for the big stops, including a magnificent sprawling stick save in the second period to go with 32 total saves. But he couldn't stop two soft goals from slipping between his ...Read more

Blackhawks' long winning streak against Sabres ends with 5-3 loss

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jonathan Toews became the fifth Blackhawk -- along with Artem Anisimov, Alex DeBrincat, Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz -- to reach 20 goals this season.

Toews put in his own rebound a little more than 20 seconds into the third period Saturday to put the Hawks in position to top the Sabres for the 13th consecutive time.

But his...Read more

Ducks drop the gloves and the Red Wings as they battle for a playoff spot

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ANAHEIM, Calif.--The Anaheim Ducks are ready to fight for their playoff lives, and they proved it quite literally Friday.

With their old rivals, the Detroit Red Wings in town, the squads combined for three brawls,

With each fist that connected, each drop of the gloves, the Ducks' bench seemed ignited, and it sparked the club to a 4-2 victory ...Read more

Jason Zucker leads Wild to season sweep of Golden Knights

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LAS VEGAS -- The Wild were the last team to venture to Vegas during the Golden Knights' inaugural season, and the trip was worth the wait -- especially for local boy Jason Zucker.

In front of family, friends and a hearty contingent of Wild fans, Zucker scored the game-winner and added an assist in an impressive 4-2 win Friday in front of 18,295...Read more

Kane's four-goal game leads Sharks to victory over Flames

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CALGARY, Alberta -- The game-time decision proved to be the right decision.

Evander Kane recorded his first career four-goal game Friday, charging the Sharks to a 7-4 victory over the Calgary Flames in a Pacific Division battle loaded with playoff implications after he skipped the team's morning practice with a lower-body tweak.

Head coach ...Read more

Kings top Wings, 4-1

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LOS ANGELES--Judging by the look on his face, the most surprised person in the arena was Anze Kopitar.

That's not often said of the goal scorer, but his game winner Thursday was probably the oddest of his career. It was more like a random shot in a pickup street hockey game: Chasing the play behind the Detroit Red Wings' net, Kopitar got the ...Read more