Stars hold on for 2-1 victory against Blues

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The Blues, who have stood alone in third place in the Central Division for much of the new year, now have company. After a hard-fought 2-1 loss to Dallas at American Airlines Center, the Blues and Stars are now tied for third in the Central with 72 points apiece.

But the Stars have the edge because they have played two fewer games than St. ...Read more

Flyers beat Blue Jackets on Sean Couturier's overtime goal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When the Flyers last won in this building, George W. Bush was our president, Ken Hitchcock was the Flyers' coach, Keith Primeau their captain and silent Bob Esche their goaltender du jour.

That was way back in December of 2005, and the only parallel to be drawn is, like now, the Flyers were looking for a goalie to lean on. The...Read more

Panthers' Roberto Luongo slated to start Saturday in Calgary, ending two-month absence

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The wait is over the Florida Panthers: Roberto Luongo is ready to play again.

After serving as the backup goalie on Wednesday in Vancouver, Luongo is poised to start Saturday night in Calgary, Panthers coach Bob Boughner said during a Friday teleconference. Luongo has not played since Dec. 4 due to a groin injury that sidelined him for more ...Read more

Burns leads Sharks by Canucks, 4-1

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brent Burns' time as a forward Thursday night lasted a little more than one period.

Moments after it did end, Burns scored with a slap shot from just above the circle.

Burns' goal from an all-too-familiar spot on the ice came at the 4:57 mark of the second period, as the San Jose Sharks got past the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 at...Read more

Dion Phaneuf scores in debut, but Kings run out of steam in 3-1 loss to Penguins

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PITTSBURGH -- A show like the one that Jonathan Quick put on often ends in gap-toothed smiles and head taps. This ended with a mighty two-handed stick whack of the goal post by a seething Drew Doughty.

The Los Angeles Kings got the stand-on-his-head performance from Quick. They got a lift from Dion Phaneuf in his Kings debut. That alone was ...Read more

Blackhawks blow 2-goal lead, fall to Ducks for 8th straight loss

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CHICAGO -- Two Blackhawks ended droughts Thursday night during their 3-2 loss against the Ducks at the United Center.

But Duncan Keith's first goal on the season on his 139th shot on goal and Brandon Saad's first goal since Jan. 7 weren't enough to stop two more droughts from carrying on.

The defeat was the Hawks' eighth in a row overall, and ...Read more

Red Wings' losing streak to Tampa Bay Lightning now 11 after 4-1 loss

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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Detroit Red Wings played well for parts of the game but the disparity in talent led to the predictable outcome.

The Wings' losing streak against the Tampa Bay Lightning extended to 11 games after a 4-1 defeat Thursday at Amalie Arena.

The Wings trailed 3-0 when Tomas Tatar scored late in the second period and trailed by ...Read more

Wild's franchise-record home point streak ends with 5-2 loss to Capitals

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- If any team was going to break the Wild's franchise-record home point streak, it probably made sense it would be the Washington Capitals.

And by Washington Capitals, read: Alex Ovechkin.

The Russian led his team to a 5-2 victory against the Wild on Thursday, snapping the home team's 13-game point streak at Xcel Energy Center...Read more

Dion Phaneuf is ready to bring his hard-hitting game to Kings

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PITTSBURGH -- Southern California isn't foreign to Dion Phaneuf.

During the 2013 lockout, he skated with some of the Los Angeles Kings at their El Segundo practice rink. It was during the fall, so it might have dipped below 70 degrees, a tad different climate for a guy from Edmonton, Alberta.

Phaneuf can get used to it.

"It's going to be a ...Read more

Kings acquire Phaneuf in trade after blowout loss to Canes

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- For Los Angeles Kings coach John Stevens the loss of forwards Trevor Lewis to the injured reserve list and Dustin Brown to a suspension for Tuesday's game in Carolina created an opportunity for someone on his roster to step up.

Instead the Kings took a huge step back, getting blasted by the Hurricanes 7-3. It was their second ...Read more

Hertl hurt in Sharks' 2-1 loss to Coyotes

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The injury bug continues to sweep through the San Jose Sharks dressing room as the team attempts to survive a tightly-packed Western Conference playoff race.

Tomas Hertl left Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at SAP Center and did not return after taking a hit into the boards from Nick Cousins that appeared to injure...Read more

Golden Knights roll over Hawks, 5-2

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LAS VEGAS--The Las Vegas Golden Knights made it look as easy as 1-2-3 Tuesday.

Brad Hunt, Reilly Smith and David Perron put the Chicago Blackhawks down for the count in their seventh straight loss by scoring on three consecutive shots during the first 4 minutes, 54 seconds of the third period of a 5-2 victory.

The Golden Knights added an empty...Read more

Up 3-0 in third, Blues lose to Predators in overtime

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The Blues took a 3-0 lead into the third period and collapsed, falling to a devastating 4-3 overtime loss to the Predators at Nashville on Tuesday night.

Filip Forsberg scored on a penalty shot in overtime to cap off the game, as the Blues squandered a chance to gain ground on the Central Division leading Predators. He had blown past Jaden ...Read more

Jimmy Howard helps opportunistic Red Wings down Ducks, 2-1

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings built a lead, something they've been good at doing the past three games.

That they managed to hold onto it during regulation broke a trend, but they prevailed 2-1 over the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena.

Dylan Larkin scored off a turnover in the first period and Frans Nielsen doubled the lead in ...Read more

Wild hang on after storming out to big lead on NY Rangers

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ST. Paul, Minn. -- Establishing leads, even cushy ones, hasn't been a problem for the Wild.

Protecting them, however, has produced mixed results.

But by assembling a three-goal head start in each of the last three games, the team is giving itself plenty of practice.

And that appears to be paying off, as the Wild shrugged off the Rangers, 3-2,...Read more

Faulk's hat trick fuels Hurricanes' 7-3 win against Kings

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters says he doesn't pay attention to the NHL standings.

It's all about winning the next game, he said. The rest will take care of itself.

The Hurricanes, powered by defenseman Justin Faulk's first career hat trick, took care of their business Tuesday, jumping to a 5-0 lead against the Los ...Read more

Seattle group files application for NHL expansion team to play at KeyArena

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A group led by billionaire David Bonderman and Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Tuesday filed an application for an NHL expansion team to play at a revamped KeyArena.

The Bonderman and Bruckheimer duo, part of the Los Angeles based Oak View Group that plans a $600 million renovation of the arena, also included a $10 million fee to the ...Read more

Coyotes hand Blackhawks sixth straight loss in 6-1 drubbing

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PHOENIX -- Joel Quenneville took an out-with-the-new, in-with-the-old approach to his lines for Monday's game against the Coyotes.

But the result was the same old, same old for the Blackhawks, who fell 6-1 to the worst team in the NHL at Gila River Arena. It was the sixth loss in a row for the Hawks, who haven't fallen in succession that many ...Read more

Corey Crawford on recovery: 'Looking good … I want to get back playing'

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The words were slow and methodical, much like Corey Crawford's recovery process from an upper-body injury that has made the Blackhawks goalie a spectator for more than six weeks.

Crawford's answers lacked clarity, too, after he practiced with teammates Monday at the Ice Den for the first time since he was placed on injured reserve Dec. 27.

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Couture provides heroics in Sharks comeback win over Ducks

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Logan Couture provided the third period heroics and then he scored the clincher in the shootout.

After Joe Pavelski got the shootout party started with a goal, Couture beat goalie John Gibson with a low shot, giving the Sharks (30-18-8) a crucial 3-2 shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks (27-20-10) in Orange County on Sunday.

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