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Ducks put more zeroes on scoreboard in loss to Bruins

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ANAHEIM, Calif.--There's a new leader behind the bench, but the same anemic offense remains.

For the sixth time this season, the Ducks were shut out, and perhaps it's the start of another losing streak. They fell to the Boston Bruins, 3-0, on Friday at the Honda Center in the second game under the watchful eye of interim coach Bob Murray, who ...Read more

Wild miss a point, fall to Devils in OT

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In their first chance to make their own statement on the ice, Wild players didn't exactly back up coach Bruce Boudreau's claim that this is a team that wants to make the playoffs and will.

Like the last time they faced a team below it in the standings finishing off a back-to-back earlier in the week, the Wild squandered a ...Read more

Neiderreiter, McElhinney spur Hurricanes past Oilers

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- As the games begin to count down in the NHL season, there will be times when a team's mental and physical toughness will be tested. Games will become a test of wills.

So it was Friday as the Carolina Hurricanes faced off against the Edmonton Oilers at PNC Arena. The Canes won, 3-1, getting two goals from Nino Niederreiter ...Read more

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford itching for 1st start to complete return from concussion

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CHICAGO -- Sitting at his locker after practice Friday, Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford declared he's healthy and ready to return from a concussion that has sidelined him for two months.

But Crawford also acknowledged he might need a "few more practices to get timing back" and understands the Hawks' recent success will affect when he returns ...Read more

Kings falter in third period before losing in shootout to Canucks

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LOS ANGELES -- Jonathan Quick got a piece of Brock Boeser's shot, but it bounced and slid meekly into the net.

It seemed to sum up this part of the Los Angeles Kings' season. They've done much to put themselves in position for wins, but getting the job half-done isn't going to cut it at this point.

What especially hurt in a 4-3 shootout loss ...Read more

Caps end Sharks' six-game winning streak

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Washington Capitals picked an inappropriate time in the eyes of San Jose Sharks fans to start playing like the Stanley Cup champions again.

After a month of .500 hockey, the Capitals broke loose against the Sharks at SAP Center on Thursday, ending the home team's six-game winning streak with a 5-1 win.

Over in the ...Read more

Cam Ward stops 41 shots in Blackhawks' 5-2 win over the Devils as Patrick Kane tops Stan Mikita's assist streak

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CHICAGO -- There's no shame in losing to the playoff-bound Bruins on the road. There would have been shame in losing to the cellar-dwelling Devils at home.

In the first game after their seven-game win streak ended in Boston, Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists to help the Blackhawks erase an early two-goal deficit in a 5-2 win against the ...Read more

Blues win streak at eight after 4-0 win over Coyotes

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The wins keep coming for the Blues, who won their eighth consecutive game, their longest streak since a nine-game streak in 2002, with a 4-0 win over Arizona at Gila River Arena on Thursday.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals, giving him six in four games, and Jordan Binnington recorded the shutout and won his seventh ...Read more

Panthers edge Flames, end two-game losing streak

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- This was the ideal way to respond to a coach's decision.

Benched in his previous start, James Reimer was spectacular on Thursday night, stopping 41 shots -- and two more in a shootout -- as the Florida Panthers defeated the visiting Calgary Flames, 3-2.

Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck scored in the shootout, snapping a ...Read more

Red Wings hit big numbers in 3-2 win over Senators

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DETROIT -- Andreas Athanasiou showed off his skill set and Jimmy Howard had a busy night as he hit a milestone.

Their contributions Thursday at Little Caesars Arena enabled the Detroit Red Wings to bank a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators despite being outplayed.

Athanasiou had first-period goals before and after Brady Tkachuk's marker to ...Read more

Kevin Boyle shines in debut as Ducks stop losing skid with 1-0 win over Canucks

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The second iteration of life after Randy Carlyle is off to an auspicious start in Anaheim.

Ducks general manager Bob Murray is manning the bench for the remainder of the season after he fired Carlyle on Sunday, and he's undefeated in his coaching career. The 64-year-old made his NHL coaching debut Wednesday in a 1-0 victory ...Read more

Blackhawks recall when they fell in love with hockey: 'I didn't want to leave my seat'

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The memories are a little fuzzy. The feelings as strong as ever.

When Dylan Strome was about 7, his beloved Maple Leafs were playing the hated Senators in a "Battle of Ontario."

"It was crazy," Strome said. "People were making songs. Someone flew a plane over Ottawa that had (a banner) on the back and it said, 'Leafs Suck' and so the Leafs ...Read more

Flyers bounce back, survive Wild on James van Riemsdyk's power-play goal

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- They arrived here at 2:15 Tuesday morning, fresh off a disheartening and potentially debilitating loss to their cross-state rivals. Tired, with little, if any, wiggle room left, the Flyers faced a must win against a well-rested Minnesota Wild team with its own list of musts.

The key to playing back-to-back games, Flyers ...Read more

Blackhawks' 7-game winning streak ends with 6-3 loss to Bruins

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BOSTON -- Exactly what it will take for the Blackhawks to be granted some respect isn't clear, but their seven-game winning streak didn't do it.

Sure, victories over the Islanders and Capitals started the streak, but those came nearly a month ago. More attention has been paid to the last five wins, all against teams either on the cusp of or far...Read more

Luke Glendening shows value in Red Wings' 3-2 win over Predators

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Detroit Red Wings made good on giving their fathers something to cheer.

Playing at Bridgestone Arena clearly appeals to the Wings, as they won in Nashville for the fifth straight time Tuesday, beating the Predators, 3-2.

More importantly, the Wings played better than during the losses at Buffalo and Chicago that sullied...Read more

Schwartz scores as Blues jump Devils in 8-3 win

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ST. LOUIS -- Jaden Schwartz broke a marathon goal-less streak and the Blues extended their winning streak to seven games with a dominating 8-3 win over New Jersey on Tuesday at Enterprise Center.

It's the most goals scored by the Blues since they had eight against Edmonton on Nov. 21, 2017. The last time the Blues had a seven-game win streak ...Read more

Austin Wagner recalls value of Nate Thompson's mentoring after shining in Kings' loss

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WASHINGTON -- Austin Wagner was told to be ready to play when the Los Angeles Kings gathered for their morning skate.

It wasn't a motivational figure of speech.

The rookie knew something was brewing, and it turned out to be his first taste of the cold realities of the NHL trade deadline. Wagner went back into the lineup Monday night hours ...Read more

Sharks defeat Canucks, grab hold of first place in Western Conference

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- From not even close to best in the west in just 10 weeks.

The San Jose Sharks moved into first place in the Pacific Division and the Western Conference on Monday, leapfrogging the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets with 75 points by earning a 7-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. With the win, the Sharks completed...Read more

What we learned in the NHL last week: Will Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky become a package deal in free agency?

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Here's what we've learned in the NHL from the last week:

ARTEMI PANARIN CONTINUES ON THE PATH TOWARD FREE AGENCY

The gifted forward, who has said he won't re-sign with Columbus because he plans to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, recently became a client of agent Paul Theofanous, who also represents Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei ...Read more

Flyers fire 28 shots in a period but fall to Penguins

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PHILADELPHIA -- Early in the day, Flyers interim coach Scott Gordon said the Flyers had to treat Monday's showdown against the arch-rival Pittsburgh Penguins "like a playoff game."

They did, playing with a high level of desperation, swarming the net, and badly outshooting Pittsburgh.

No matter.

Despite setting a franchise record with 28 shots...Read more

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