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Kris Letang skates alone after suffering stroke, but Penguins will 'err on the side of caution'

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PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang skated on an individual basis Thursday morning, three days after he suffered another stroke. But coach Mike Sullivan downplayed that development, saying Letang has not been cleared for any rigorous hockey activities.

"What he has done, I think more for his own mental health, is he was at the practice rink this morning...Read more

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Red Wings erase three-goal deficit but lose to Sabres in shootout, 5-4

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DETROIT — Different type of game, but same frustrating result for the Red Wings.

After losing badly to Buffalo on Halloween night, the Wings staged a fine rally Wednesday, forcing overtime, but ultimately lost, 5-4 in the shootout.

Buffalo's Jack Quinn was the lone goal scorer in the shootout, clinching the Sabres' win.

David Perron and two...Read more

Killer mistake costs Sharks in gut-wrenching loss to Toronto Maple Leafs

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The Sharks allowed a go-ahead goal to Pierre Engvall with 2:27 left in the third period in a 3-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena.

Tomas Hertl had the puck in the neutral zone but had a backhand pass intercepted by the Maple Leafs. Alex Kerfoot later put a shot on goal that was saved by Aaron Dell, but the ...Read more

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Lightning's Pat Maroon punches back at Bruins broadcaster's comments about his weight

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PHILADELPHIA — The Lightning had heard about the comments NESN’s Jack Edwards made during Tuesday’s broadcast making fun of veteran forward Pat Maroon’s weight, and after their 3-1 loss in Boston it didn’t sit well inside the Tampa Bay locker room.

Maroon jabbed back on Wednesday, taking a stand against bullying and body-shaming by ...Read more

Jeff Gordon: Blues keep searching for defensive steadiness, offensive aggression

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The Blues weren't terrible Monday night. But they weren't great either, so they remain stuck in a holding pattern.

"The chances were there, they just weren't going in, but I thought we played a pretty good game," forward Josh Leivo said after the 4-1 loss to Dallas.

"I thought we played a pretty smart first period," coach Craig Berube said. "...Read more

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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang out indefinitely after suffering another stroke

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PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang is out indefinitely after he suffered another stroke on Monday.

The Penguins say the 35-year-old defender is not experiencing any lasting effects of the stroke and will continue to undergo a series of tests over the next week. They added that Letang’s condition is not believed to be career-threatening.

General ...Read more

Historically high scoring Kraken-Kings game ends with 6th straight Seattle win, 9-8, in OT

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LOS ANGELES – Where to even begin.

The Kraken and Los Angeles Kings combined for 16 regulation goals in something too lawless to be called a slugfest. The teams, tied 2-2 less than 10 minutes into the game, traded goals three times before the Kraken finally looked to be pulling away.

Los Angeles wasn’t done, though, and sent the game to ...Read more

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Avalanche outshoots Jets by 16, but Winnipeg whomps Colorado 5-0 behind Blake Wheeler's hat trick

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Special teams and goalkeeping often saved the Avalanche throughout the month of November. The penalty kill suddenly thrived after its slow start to the season, and Colorado’s league-leading power play was vicious enough to mask occasional 5-on-5 deficiencies.

When the team was forced to spend Thanksgiving dinner on a wasted trip to Nashville,...Read more

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Still without a multi-goal comeback this year, Panthers take another ugly loss in Calgary

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There was a time not so long ago when a three-goal deficit in the first period was not a death sentence for the Florida Panthers, but, on Tuesday, Jonathan Huberdeau was on the opposite bench, Aleksander Barkov was out with an illness and a comeback never materialized.

The Panthers’ skid continued with a 6-2 rout at the hands of the Clagary ...Read more

Penguins lose to Hurricanes, 3-2, in overtime

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PITTSBURGH — The Penguins rallied late to salvage a point in the standings Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes but they lost, 3-2, in overtime at PPG Paints Arena.

With the Pittsburgh net empty and 57.4 seconds on the clock, Jake Guentzel tipped a point shot past Carolina goalie Pyotr Kochetkov to get the game to overtime.

But 2:20 into ...Read more

Kahkonen's 'best game of the year' helps Sharks top Montreal Canadiens

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Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture both scored third-period goals and goalie Kaapo Kahkonen led a brilliant penalty kill as the San Jose Sharks opened a four-game road trip Tuesday with a 4-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.

The Sharks, with the NHL’s best penalty kill, erased all six Canadiens’ power plays, including a two-...Read more

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Flyers snap 10-game skid with 3-1 win over Islanders

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PHILADELPHIA — Following the fists of Zack MacEwen and Nicolas Deslauriers, the Flyers snapped their 10-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

When the Flyers played the Islanders on Saturday, the 5-2 loss ended with multiple scrums. With a second game in a row against the Islanders, John Tortorella ...Read more

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Bruins zap Lightning, 3-1

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BOSTON — With the Bruins in the midst of an extended slate against some of the top teams in the NHL, the wins are not coming as easily as they did a few weeks ago.

And yet, those victories just keep on coming.

In a tight-checking affair against three-time defending Eastern Conference champ, the B’s lost one one-goal lead but not a second ...Read more

Leafs take over, topple Red Wings 4-2

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DETROIT — There's little doubt the Toronto Maple Leafs have some world class offensive players, and they certainly showed it Monday against the Red Wings.

Many of the Leafs' stars got on the scoresheet as Toronto rolled to a 4-2 victory over the Red Wings.

The loss ended the Wings' four-game winning streak, while Toronto (14-5-5) has won ...Read more

It's the bad Blues again in a 4-1 loss to Dallas

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ST. LOUIS — Thanks to the Blues’ comeback win on Saturday night against Florida, they came into their game Monday with a one-game winning streak instead of a three-game losing streak.

The Blues couldn’t follow up Saturday’s miracle third-period comeback with any level of effectiveness, serving up a disjointed effort against Central ...Read more

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Lightning battle back to beat Sabres in overtime

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BUFFALO — Given how much time the Lightning spent in their own zone, they were probably lucky to be tied with the Sabres midway through the third period Monday night.

Then, things got a little crazy.

After falling behind by two goals, Tampa Bay rallied to tie the game in the final six minutes of regulation.

Nikita Kucherov’s shot on goal ...Read more

Rookie's shootout goal lifts Knights over Blue Jackets

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Logan Thompson took off his blocker and showed the Golden Knights’ bench four fingers, then three.

The Knights goaltender was taking care of his part of the shootout Monday at Columbus’ Nationwide Arena. He knew who could take care of the other end.

Coach Bruce Cassidy listened. He sent out rookie left wing Paul Cotter — No. 43 on the ...Read more

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Below .500 and out of playoff position, the Florida Panthers begin a pivotal road trip

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More than a quarter of the 2022-23 NHL season is done and if it ended today, the Florida Panthers would not be in the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs.

It’s too early for Paul Maurice and the Panthers to panic — and the coach knew this season was never going to be as smooth as last, when they won the Presidents’ Trophy — and yet Florida is ...Read more

Karlsson sets team record but Sharks lose in OT to Vancouver Canucks

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SAN JOSE – The Sharks allowed a breakaway goal to Andrei Kuzmenko at the 3:48 mark of overtime in a 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

J.T. Miller took advantage of a Sharks defensive lapse as he sent a 100-foot pass up the middle to Kuzmenko, who beat Kaapo Kahkonen low glove side for his 10th goal of the season.

Erik Karlsson ...Read more

Despite allowing three power-play goals, Kraken find way to win fifth in a row

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Daniel Sprong created a deficit the Anaheim Ducks couldn’t weasel their way out of, Seattle stopped hemorrhaging power-play goals and the visiting Kraken held on for a fifth straight victory, 5-4 on Sunday night.

Late in the second period, the Kraken penalty kill surrendered a second goal on three attempts, to Mason ...Read more