Blues snap four-game winless streak with 3-1 win over Avs

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ST. LOUIS -- Winless in their previous four games, the Blues came out with a dominating effort against Colorado, the last team in the NHL without a regulation loss, in a 3-1 victory on Monday night at Enterprise Center.

Goals by David Perron and Vladimir Tarasenko in the second period snapped a 1-1 tie as the Blues held the league's highest ...Read more

Second-period eruption carries Flyers to easy win over Vegas

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers seem intent on demonstrating the relative insignificance of shots on goal.

They were outshot by a 17-12 margin in the second period Monday by a Vegas team that was coming off its best performance of the season.

But Flyers goalie Brian Elliott was at his best, and the Flyers used a 4-0 second-period advantage to ...Read more

Ducks' hot home streak doused by Flames

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the first time this season, fans filed out of Honda Center silently.

They had been anything but for most of the final minutes on Sunday, roaring as the Anaheim Ducks put the Calgary Flames' net under siege in search of a game-tying goal. Over the final 20 minutes, the Ducks fired 11 shots on net. They created chances off ...Read more

Kirby Dach, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 draft, makes his Blackhawks debut in a 5-3 loss to the Capitals

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CHICAGO -- Blackhawks first-round pick Kirby Dach made his NHL debut in front of a home crowd Sunday night against the Capitals, starting at center on the first line with Patrick Kane and Dylan Strome at the United Center.

Dach received a loud ovation during pregame introductions when his image was displayed on the giant video board. Dach won ...Read more

Zach Parise's third-period goal gives Wild comeback home victory over Montreal

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Quick goals by the opposition stung the Wild in each of its losses.

On Sunday, the team finally used that formula to its advantage.

Two goals in 4 minutes, 16 seconds capped off a 4-3 comeback win for the Wild over the Canadiens in front of 17,344 at Xcel Energy Center to improve the team to 2-6.

Winger Zach Parise delivered ...Read more

Flyers getting lots of shots but not much else as they scuffle at start of season

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers have, by far, the greatest shots advantage in the NHL in the early part of the season.

They are averaging 36.2 shots per game (third in the NHL) and allowing just 26 (first), an averaged of 10.2 more shots than their opponents.

No matter. They are just 2-3-1 and have lost four straight. In their last two games, ...Read more

Kings finally put it all together in win over Flames

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LOS ANGELES--Anze Kopitar sat stone-faced at his locker Thursday night, dazed by the Los Angeles Kings' latest disappointing result. After his team's loss to the Buffalo Sabres, Kopitar didn't want to talk about the Kings' incremental improvements, subtle early-season growth, or occasional moments of promising play.

None of that mattered. Not ...Read more

San Jose Sharks' win streak ends at three games

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks came back to tie their game with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night twice in the first three minutes of the third period.

Getting a third tying goal against one of the NHL's better teams right now was a bit too much to ask.

After the two teams combined for three goals in the first 2:50 of the final ...Read more

Flyers can't solve Stars in 4-1 loss

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PHILADELPHIA -- The giddiness of the Flyers' modest three-game unbeaten streak to start the season has given way to concern after a lackluster 4-1 loss to the sagging Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

This wasn't a must-win for the Flyers. It was more like a better-not-lose.

And yet they lost and are now below .500.

Dallas came into the Wells ...Read more

Blues' winless streak hits four games after 5-2 loss to Canadiens

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ST. LOUIS -- For the first time since the 2017-18 season, the Blues have a winless streak of four games. It didn't happen at all last season -- not even during the Blues' early-season struggles.

But the Blues are now 0-2-2 in their last four games following Saturday's 5-2 loss to Montreal before another sellout crowd of 18,096 at Enterprise ...Read more

Ducks extend amazing start

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ANAHEIM, Calif.--The Anaheim Ducks hopped off the home bench and huddled around goaltender Ryan Miller, again indulging in a victory routine that is starting to seem second nature this season.

This time, the Ducks were celebrating a 4-2 defeat of the Carolina Hurricanes at Honda Center on Friday. Behind Miller's 22 saves and points from 10 ...Read more

Jonathan Toews' first goal of season lifts Blackhawks to 3-2, overtime victory over Blue Jackets

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CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews' first goal of the season couldn't have come at a better time. And he couldn't have been in a better place.

Patrick Kane's shot was stopped by Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, but the puck caromed off Toews as he raced to the net to give the Blackhawks a 3-2 overtime win Friday night at the United Center.

The ...Read more

Another 'letdown in the second' spoils Panthers' strong start against red-hot Avalanche

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov flicked a pass to from the left circle to linemate Jonathan Huberdeau late in the first period Friday. Huberdeau, standing directly in front of the net with a clean shot against Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer, took aim and shot without hesitation.

The puck slid under ...Read more

Kings shoot plenty of blanks as scoreless streak grows in loss to Sabres

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LOS ANGELES -- As part of Staples Center's 20th-anniversary celebration Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Kings orchestrated an actual laser show during the first intermission, synchronizing more than 600 neon beams of light in a Guinness World Record-breaking stunt.

Their hockey team proved far less precise. Despite flinging a season-high 47 ...Read more

Blues lose to Canucks in shootout, 4-3

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ST. LOUIS -- Josh Leivo's shootout goal gave Vancouver a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Blues Thursday at Enterprise Center.

It was the first loss for Blues goalie Jordan Binnington in four shootout games with the Blues. For the second game in a row and third time this season, the Blues (3-1-3) couldn't hold a two-goal lead.

Vancouver ...Read more

Wild's slow start to the season continues with 4-0 loss in Montreal

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MONTREAL -- If it was a new problem every game, that could help explain why the Wild hasn't cured the funk that's hounded it through the first two weeks of the season.

But it isn't.

Every loss has been exacerbated by a crushing collapse, a jarring turn in which the opposition buries multiple goals in relatively quick order on the Wild – ...Read more

The Panthers played 'desperate' late on the road. The goal now: Quicker starts.

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Watch the Florida Panthers at work during the third periods over their just-finished three-game road trip, and see what they look like at their best.

The final tally: A combined 6-1 scoring advantage in the final 20-minute period during those three contests. An offensive-minded attack. A team that looks the part.

Ultimately, how the Panthers ...Read more

Connor McDavid, Oilers chase Carter Hart and embarrass Flyers, 6-3

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- In an attempt to shake the Philadelphia Flyers out of their recent offensive funk -- they had a combined three goals over their previous two games in Western Canada -- coach Alain Vigneault scrambled all four lines Wednesday in Edmonton.

It didn't work.

Oh, the Flyers had a lot more offensive-zone time and a slew of great ...Read more

Evander Kane, Sharks top Hurricanes

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Goalie Martin Jones kept the San Jose Sharks in it with one solid save after another in the opening minutes of Thursday night's game with the Carolina Hurricanes. Evander Kane and his opportunistic teammates took care of the rest.

Kane scored a team-record three goals in the first period for his second career hat trick and ...Read more

'It always gives you goosebumps': Dave Bolland, who scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for the Blackhawks in 2013, returns to Chicago for 'One More Shift'

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CHICAGO -- Dave Bolland's return to the United Center on Friday to take "One More Shift" with the Blackhawks will no doubt be met with raucous applause and a standing ovation.

His return last summer to Boston's TD Garden, site of his Stanley Cup-winning goal against the Bruins in Game 6 six years ago, was met with silence.

Not a single Bruins ...Read more