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Knights bounce back with comeback win over the Blues

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The Golden Knights scored four times in the second period to rally from an early deficit and defeat the Blues 6-3 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis on Wednesday night.

Jack Eichel had a goal and two assists, scoring in his fourth consecutive game, and former Blues forward Ivan Barbashev added two assists in the victory for the Knights (17-5-5)....Read more


Takeaways as Panthers' top line dominates in win over Stars

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SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers watched as their two-goal lead disappeared in the first four and a half minutes of the third period on Wednesday.

They didn’t have to wait long to get their lead back — and keep it — en route to a 5-4 win over the Dallas Stars at Amerant Bank Arena.

Florida improved to 15-8-2 and snapped its three-...Read more

Penguins give another uninspiring performance, lose to Lightning, 3-1

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TAMPA, Fla. — When Penguins president of hockey operations Kyle Dubas sat down Tuesday in Tampa with broadcaster Josh Getzoff for his weekly radio show, Dubas said Wednesday would be critical of his floundering club.

Following a frustrating loss in Philadelphia, this game would “be instructive to how we dictate the course of where we go in ...Read more

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Nathan MacKinnon's big night helps depleted Avalanche hold off pesky Ducks

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The Colorado Avalanche lineup underwent its most drastic renovation of the season Tuesday night, but how the team prevailed looked pretty familiar as it snapped a season-long three-game skid.

Alexandar Georgiev was strong early, Nathan MacKinnon dominated and the Avalanche looked more like a dominant two-way club until a late hiccup in a 3-2 ...Read more

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Wild continue win streak with 5-2 victory over Flames

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CALGARY, Alberta — The jerseys haven't changed, and neither have the names on the back.

But if the Wild look like a completely different team from just 10 days ago, that's because they're playing like it.

They won a fourth straight game on Tuesday, dousing the Flames, 5-2, at Scotiabank Saddledome to remain undefeated since John Hynes took ...Read more

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Red Wings beat Sabres for fourth straight win, move into second in Atlantic race

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What looked to be a relatively easy evening for the Red Wings suddenly wasn't.

The Wings saw a big lead disappear Tuesday in Buffalo, N.Y., but the Wings held on and defeated the Sabres, 5-3.

The Wings had a 4-1 lead entering the third period but saw the Sabres get within 4-3 on Casey Mittlestadt's goal at 8 minutes, 20 seconds of the third ...Read more

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Hertl nets hat trick, Eklund notches game-winner in OT as Sharks rally past Islanders, 5-4

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Tomas Hertl started an unlikely third-period rally for the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday against the New York Islanders.

William Eklund finished it for the Sharks’ most stunning victory of the season.

Eklund scored with six seconds left in overtime as the Sharks beat the Islanders, 5-4, at at UBS Arena.

Hertl scored goals 1:41 apart late in ...Read more

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NHL finalizing plans to bring 2024 draft to the Sphere

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LAS VEGAS — The NHL is finalizing plans to hold the 2024 draft at the Sphere, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday.

Las Vegas is no stranger to hosting some of the league’s marquee events. The 2017 expansion draft, 2022 All-Star Game and a number of the NHL’s annual awards shows have been in town in recent years.

The Golden Knights ...Read more

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Lightning's Victor Hedman plays 1,000th NHL game, joins elite company

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TAMPA, Fla. — Time has flown by for Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman.

He remembers well the details of draft day in 2009 in Montreal, and his family being there when Tampa Bay selected him second overall. The franchise planned to team him with center Steven Stamkos, the top overall pick in the previous draft, as the building blocks of its ...Read more

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Blues win in overtime in Vegas thanks to Jordan Binnington, Pavel Buchnevich

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LAS VEGAS — Jordan Binnington made sure he was the best show in town on Monday night in Vegas.

During a 2-1 Blues overtime win over the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena, Binnington was the best player on the ice, making 34 saves to lead St. Louis past the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Alexey Toropchenko scored in the first period to ...Read more

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Sean Couturier scores winner in overtime to lead Flyers over Penguins, 2-1

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PHILADELPHIA — Let’s run it back.

After needing a shootout on Saturday night in Pittsburgh, the Flyers and Penguins again needed extra time to settle things.

And Flyers coach John Tortorella knew it would be a tough one. Sitting at the podium in Voorhees Monday morning, the bench boss stressed that the Flyers were not going to overthink ...Read more

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Kraken make late push but end road trip with another loss

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MONTREAL — An uncharacteristic, own-zone giveaway by Kraken defenseman Jamie Oleksiak with two opposing players lurking right in front of him was the first sign of pending disaster.

Not only did that turnover immediately produce the first of two Monday night goals by Sean Monahan, but it also foreshadowed an uphill Kraken climb rife with ...Read more

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20 observations from an up-and-down but ultimately successful first quarter for the Avalanche

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The first quarter of the Colorado Avalanche’s season has felt like a three-act play.

Colorado ripped off six wins in a row to begin the season, but players and coach Jared Bednar kept warning everyone that improvements were needed. Then came five losses in seven games, four of which were by four-plus goals.

The final act has looked more like...Read more

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Road-weary Avalanche run out of gas in third period, lose third straight

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LOS ANGELES — The Colorado Avalanche have been the NHL’s most-dominant team in the third period for much of this season, but this was a different challenge.

The Avalanche were playing for the third time in four nights Sunday, and the slightly earlier start time meant even less of a recovery in the back-to-back situation. Meanwhile, the ...Read more

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Brad Marchand's hat trick lifts Bruins over Columbus, 3-1

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BOSTON — Brad Marchand has served notice to the rest of the National Hockey League in a 24-hour span over the weekend.

He’s back.

After snapping an eight-game goal-less streak with the dramatic overtime winner against the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday, the Bruins captain exploded for a natural hat trick in the span of 5:50 in the ...Read more

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Wild beat Blackhawks 4-1 for third victory in a row

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The Wild have won more in the last week than the past month.

Marco Rossi scored twice, Mats Zuccarello's three points extended his scoring streak and Marc-Andre Fleury was solid in a 4-1 dusting of the Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center that signaled three straight Wild wins for the first time this season.

They remain ...Read more

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Knights return home with dominant win over Capitals

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LAS VEGAS — Jack Eichel had a goal and two assists for the second consecutive game as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night.

Jonathan Marchessault scored twice, including an empty-net goal in the final minutes.

Logan Thompson had 19 saves in the victory, losing out on the shutout when ...Read more

Colorado Avalanche falls 4-3 in shootout to Leo Carlsson and the Anaheim Ducks

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If the Anaheim Ducks are going to become a consistent Stanley Cup contender again like the Colorado Avalanche, Leo Carlsson is likely to be a big part of it.

Carlsson showed why he’s one of the best prospects in the sport Saturday night with a goal, an assist and the lone shootout tally to lead the Ducks past the Avalanche, 4-3. It’s the ...Read more

Kraken can't take advantage of Senators' porous defense in loss

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OTTAWA, Ontario — Every scoreless minute played by the visiting Kraken loomed large as their Saturday night ticked away against an opponent that typically gives up goals by the truckload.

While the Kraken don’t often score in bunches no matter who they play, a 2-0 loss to the Senators will certainly feel like a blown opportunity compared to...Read more

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Brad Marchand nets OT game-winner to lift Bruins over Leafs

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The Toronto Maple Leafs talked about exacting vengeance on Brad Marchand going into Saturday’s game at Scotiabank Arena. Marchand chose to be the hero instead.

With less than eight seconds left in a wild overtime, Joseph Woll stopped David Pastrnak on a breakaway, but Pastrnak stuck with it and tried to bank it off the leaping Woll. It got ...Read more