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Kraken show some fight, but Lightning strike in OT to extend losing streak

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SEATTLE — There was no mistaking the fiery Seattle Kraken pushback from two goals down in this one after the Climate Pledge Arena crowd let fly with some boos just one period in.

They’d been badly outshot in the opening period Saturday night by the Tampa Bay Lightning, trailed by two at intermission and the paying customers were vocally fed...Read more

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Mistakes loom large as Avalanche stumbles to fifth loss in six games

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DENVER — There’s been portions of every game during their current slump where the Colorado Avalanche felt good about how they played.

That was true about the effort Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers, but the mistakes were more frequent and more damaging. Travis Konecny scored twice, including an insurance goal on a penalty shot...Read more

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Red Wings lose Dylan Larkin, game against Senators

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DETROIT — There was a lot that went on during Saturday's Red Wings game and most it wasn't good for the Wings.

The Wings lost, 5-1, to Ottawa, but in the larger scheme of things there were more significant issues for the Wings.

Captain Dylan Larkin was injured in the first period on a scary play that resulted in Larkin laying motionless on ...Read more

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Road-weary Blues suffer 3-1 loss to Blackhawks, fall back to .500

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CHICAGO — The Blues concluded their rough stretch of schedule with a thud Saturday.

Playing their 10th road game in a span of 13 contests — and their second away game in as many nights — the Blues couldn't overcome their miserable start against the rebuilding Chicago Blackhawks.

They fell behind 2-0 in the first period and struggled to a...Read more

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Golden Knights dominate Stars in Dallas

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Four Golden Knights each had a goal and an assist as they wrapped up their road trip with a dominant 6-1 win over the Stars at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday afternoon.

Mark Stone, Nicolas Roy, Zach Whitecloud and Paul Cotter all had two points in the victory as the Knights (18-5-5) improved to 9-0-1 all time on their annual ...Read more

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Bruins survive Coyotes, 5-3

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BOSTON — The Bruins are a long way from perfect and, with the absences they’re currently dealing with, they won’t be attaining it any time soon.

But their moxie was vastly improved from Thursday’s loss to the Sabres and that helped them survive a good, young Arizona Coyotes team and leave TD Garden with a 5-3 win on Saturday. Linus ...Read more

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Wild fall to Oilers, 4-3, lose Jonas Brodin early in the third

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EDMONTON, Alberta — The Wild didn't stop Connor McDavid and his Oilers linemates, but that's not what cost them.

A pair of power-play goals did the trick, flipping a late-period lead into a 4-3 deficit that stuck Friday night at Rogers Place to seal back-to-back losses for the Wild with one game to go on their Western Conference road trip.

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Blue Jackets fight off fatigue, illness to dispatch Blues, 5-2

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Coming into Friday’s game against the Blues, the Columbus Blue Jackets were sick and tired of losing.

They were also sick and tired, period, having played the New York Islanders Thursday while fighting a virus that swept through the team.

The Blue Jackets were 0-2-1 last three games and 8-15-5 overall, but they handled the...Read more

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Takeaways as Sergei Bobrovsky leads Panthers to win vs. Penguins

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SUNRISE, Fla. — Eetu Luostarinen scored the go-ahead goal for the Florida Panthers while Sergei Bobrovsky was dominant in net in a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday at Amerant Bank Arena.

The Panthers (16-8-2) finished their homestand with back-to-back wins after dropping their previous three home games.

With the game tied 1-1, ...Read more

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Wild start strong, finish with nothing in 2-0 loss to Canucks

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Minnesota Wild could have played with an empty net for most of the first period.

Not until nearly 14 minutes had elapsed did the Canucks throw a puck at Wild goaltender Filip Gustavsson, this after their first official attempt (which was blocked) clocked in just past the midway point of the period.

But that ...Read more

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Kraken's winless streak hits 6 games in tight 2-1 loss to New Jersey

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Kraken put up a good fight as their winless streak hit six games, outshooting the New Jersey Devils 38-17. It wasn’t enough in a 2-1 regulation loss on Thursday night at Climate Pledge Arena.

There are parallels between the Kraken and Devils. Both teams had massive turnarounds after finishing in the bottom five of the ...Read more

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Flyers cool red-hot Coyotes for their third consecutive victory

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TEMPE, Ariz. ― The Coyotes may have been on a five-game heater, but it was the Flyers who were on fire at Mullett Arena on Thursday night.

Backed by a pair of goals from Travis Konecny, the Flyers topped the NHL’s hottest team, 4-1, for their third straight victory, and fourth game with at least a point.

If you turned your head to chat ...Read more

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Mistakes, sputtering power play cost Avalanche against Jets

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DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon is producing like one of the best players in the league, but it hasn’t been enough to prevent the Colorado Avalanche from hitting another lull before the holiday break.

Winnipeg took advantage of a couple of key mistakes and Connor Hellebuyck helped the Jets hang on Thursday night at Ball Arena for a 4-2 win, as ...Read more

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Sharks rally three times to spoil Patrick Kane's debut, defeat Red Wings in overtime

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DETROIT — Red Wings fans came to see Patrick Kane make his debut with the team, but were treated instead to one of the wackiest games they'll ever see.

And one that ended not the way the Wings wanted.

San Jose's Mikael Granlund scored 37 seconds into overtime, giving the Sharks a 6-5 victory. Granlund came down on a 2-on-0 rush and beat ...Read more

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Patrick Kane's addition bolsters Red Wings' already formidable depth

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DETROIT — There currently are quite a few reasons for Red Wings fans to be optimistic about this team.

But one major reason why the Wings could possibly end a seven-year playoff-drought is the depth in their lineup, which has helped them get off to a strong start.

They simply haven't had this depth over the past seven years. There's NHL-...Read more

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Bruins show up late and lose to Sabres, 3-1

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BOSTON — Despite their gaudy record and spot atop the Atlantic Division, the Bruins are not a team that can show up to a game a half hour late and steal a win.

They learned that lesson on Thursday night at TD Garden, when the previously struggling Buffalo Sabres took it to the B’s for the first half of the game and took home a well-deserved...Read more

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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