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Kraken take down Oilers, win for fifth time in last seven games

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SEATTLE — The last time the Seattle Kraken saw the Edmonton Oilers the vibe was noticeably different.

They had just lost to the New York Rangers at home the night before. The loss in Edmonton would become the second in a stretch of eight losses in nine games.

Friday night may as well have been an entirely different Kraken team.

The Kraken ...Read more

Sharks can't muster any offense in 1-0 loss to Rangers

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The Sharks received the same level of goaltending Friday night at Madison Square Garden as they did earlier in their road trip in wins over the Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils, and New York Islanders.

They just didn’t have the offense.

The Sharks were unable to beat Igor Shesterkin through the first 48 minutes or Alexandar Georgiev for...Read more

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How emergency backup goalie Kyle Konin lived out his NHL dream

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TAMPA, Fla. — Kyle Konin was just getting off the ice Thursday following his weekly morning skate with the Lightning alumni when he saw he had three missed calls from general manager Julien BriseBois.

“I was like, ‘Oh boy, I either did something really bad or something really good,’ ” said Konin, a St. Petersburg resident and former ...Read more

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Hurricanes rally in third but fall to Senators, 3-2

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The crowd at PNC Arena, nearly all Carolina Hurricanes fans Thursday, kept waiting for something good to happen, something that would bring the fans bolting out of their seats.

Teuvo Teravainen finally did it in the third period, scoring on the power play for his 100th career goal. Andrei Svechnikov did it again, banging in a ...Read more

At end of a long day, Blues lose to Lightning, 4-2

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TAMPA, Fla. – The Blues were already in a run of games that wasn’t going to be easy. Two games with Tampa Bay, the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion, and then two games with Florida, which started Thursday with the second-best points percentage in the league.

Then it got harder.

On Thursday, the Blues first lost goalie Jordan ...Read more

Erik Karlsson scores in OT as Sharks beat Islanders, stay strong on road trip

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Erik Karlsson scored at the 39-second mark of overtime to give the Sharks a 2-1 victory over the host New York Islanders on Thursday.

Karlsson and Timo Meier went in on a 2-on-1 into the Islanders’ zone early into the extra session. Karlsson made an initial saucer pass to Meier, who had the puck go off his stick and behind the Islanders net. ...Read more

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Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane score in shootout, giving Blackhawks a 4-3 win against Capitals

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WASHINGTON — The Chicago Blackhawks rallied to tie the game in the third period and went on to beat the Washington Capitals, 4-3, in a shootout Thursday at Capital One Arena.

Jonathan Toews scored first for the Hawks in the shootout, and Patrick Kane followed with one of his own.

Alex Ovechkin couldn’t put the puck past Marc-André Fleury,...Read more

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Wild's winning streak reaches season-long five games with 5-2 victory over Devils

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kirill Kaprizov, Ryan Hartman and Mats Zuccarello formed the Wild's best line before Zuccarello was hurt last week, and they regained that distinction during their reunion.

After a two-game break, the trio picked up where it left off with its fingerprints all over a 5-2 victory over the Devils on Thursday in front of 16,112 ...Read more

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Panthers rally from three down -- again -- to beat Sabres

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SUNRISE, Fla. — For the second straight game, the Florida Panthers were down by three goals in the second period.

For the second straight game, it didn’t matter.

The Panthers — also known these days as the “Comeback Cats” — rallied from a three-goal deficit for the second time in three days Thursday, storming from behind to beat ...Read more

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Penguins drop latest showdown between superstars Crosby and McDavid, 5-2

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EDMONTON, Alberta – There’s just a different kind of energy in the air on the rare occasions when Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid share a sheet of ice.

Rogers Place was buzzing Wednesday when Crosby and McDavid, arguably the two greatest players of this century, went rush for rush late in the first period.

The crowd rose to its feet when ...Read more

Red Wings slip past Kraken in shootout for 4th straight victory

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DETROIT — The Red Wings keep piling up victories at a rate probably nobody expected.

They capped off an impressive back-to-back set Wednesday, defeating the expansion Seattle Kraken, 4-3 in a shootout.

Coming 24 hours after a big road win in Boston, the Wings stretched their win streak to a season-high four games.

Dylan Larkin and Adam ...Read more

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Elliott: Ducks-Kings is still hockey at its most entertaining, if not yet its most skillful

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The first meeting this season between the Kings and the Ducks felt like the good old days of seven or eight years ago, when both teams ventured deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs every spring and their every encounter was a rugged battle for every inch of the ice.

They've endured tedious rebuilds and non-playoff finishes recently, and although ...Read more

No charges coming in fireworks-related death at home of former Red Wing

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There will be no charges pursued stemming from the fireworks-related death of an NHL goalie at the Novi home of a former Red Wing during a July 4 celebration, the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday.

The death of Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks has officially been ruled accidental, and the case is now closed.

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Blues rally from 3-0 deficiit for shootout win over Tampa Bay

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ST. LOUIS — This game was a study in perseverance. Down 3-0 before they could break a sweat, the Blues chipped away to force overtime against the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

But Jordan Binnington recovered from a horrendous start. He was a rock in extra time, stopping all three Tampa Bay shots in overtime and all three ...Read more

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Holtby, Hintz spur Dallas Stars to win over Carolina Hurricanes

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In a season that has had a lot of smiles and success, it has been a rough patch of days for the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Canes were on the road Tuesday, losing to the Dallas Stars 4-1 in a game in which they played hard and well at times but couldn’t find a way to score on an old rival, goalie Braden Holtby.

While Holtby had 39 saves, Roope ...Read more

Nedeljkovic carries Red Wings to rare road win in Boston

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DETROIT — As good as the Red Wings have been at Little Caesars Arena, it's been a different story on the road.

But Tuesday night, the Wings got a little something going away from home, as well.

Playing a patient and disciplined road game, and getting continued top-notch goaltending from Alex Nedeljkovic who tied a career-high with 41 saves, ...Read more

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Panthers storm back from 3 down in final 17 minutes to stun Capitals, snap 2-game skid

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SUNRISE, Fla. — Sam Reinhart saw a sliver of space between Ilya Samsonov and the right pipe, and took his chance. Everything else had gone the Florida Panthers’ way in this dominant third period, so why not a shot into this minuscule window?

The Washington Capitals’ three-goal third-period lead was long gone and Reinhart made sure there ...Read more

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Three-goal second period propels Wild past Coyotes, 5-2

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Kirill Kaprizov pointed at Ryan Hartman, and Hartman pointed at Kaprizov.

Each appeared to be signaling at the player he believed scored the goal, but both were responsible for another clutch play.

After they combined on the game-winner the previous time out, Kaprizov and Hartman headlined a three-goal second period that ...Read more

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Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour fined $25,000 by NHL for inappropriate game conduct

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Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour has been fined $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Sunday’s game against the Washington Capitals at PNC Arena, the NHL announced Tuesday.

Brind’Amour was livid late in the game after a slashing call against Canes center Sebastian Aho. Following a holding penalty against the Canes’ Seth ...Read more

Timo Meier, Noah Gregor shine as Sharks stay unbeaten on road trip

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Coach Bob Boughner feels the challenges the Sharks have faced through the first quarter of the season have been as significant as anyone’s in the NHL.

The Sharks experienced a COVID-19 outbreak in late October and early November – taking seven players out of the lineup — and right now, they’re already on their third five-game road trip ...Read more