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Wild return from break to top Lightning, 5-2

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A timeout from hockey didn't slow the Wild.

Instead, it only seemed to rejuvenate the team.

In their first game after taking a mandatory five-day break, the Wild got the jump on the Tampa Bay Lightning, holding on to win 5-2 in front of an announced 19,007 at Xcel Energy Center.

The victory extended the Wild's point streak ...Read more

Red Wings' penalty kill stumbles in 3-1 loss to Hurricanes

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings got a much-needed boost from their power play, but their penalty kill let them down.

The Wings fell, 3-1, to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday at Little Caesars Arena, losing at home for the third straight time.

Tomas Tatar used his 12th goal of the season to tie the game in the first period. The Wings had a ...Read more

Dell excels in goal as Sharks edge Penguins, 2-1

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Sharks got another steady game from goalie Aaron Dell and a big lift from their special teams to earn an impressive victory against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions.

Dell made 31 saves and Tomas Hertl scored the winning goal on the power play just 1:53 into the third period as the Sharks topped the Pittsburgh...Read more

Listless Blues lose to Coyotes, 5-2

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ST. LOUIS -- After a strong two-game road trip to Ontario, the Blues fell flat at home to the NHL's worst team Saturday before a sellout crowd of 19,235 at Scottrade Center.

Spotting the Arizona Coyotes a 4-0 lead in the first period, the Blues lost 5-2 in what was a lackluster performance. After falling behind 5-0 in the second period, the ...Read more

Broken streak couldn't break Cogliano's spirit

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ANAHEIM, Calif.--Anaheim Ducks winger Andrew Cogliano took the end of his streak of 830 consecutive games played with a quiet grace and a few tears, not out of self-pity but of remorse for having committed an offense he didn't intend and for letting his teammates down.

Suspended two games by the league for a late, high hit on Los Angeles Kings ...Read more

Panthers beat Golden Knights in overtime in Gerard Gallant's return

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SUNRISE, Fla. -- Gerard Gallant held a white piece of paper in his right hand on Friday night, folded up like it had been in the dozens of times he stood behind the Florida Panthers bench as their coach. But this time was different.

As the Panthers beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in overtime, Gallant manned the other bench. He occupied the ...Read more

Corey Crawford expected to return this season, coach Joel Quenneville says

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Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Friday he expects goalie Corey Crawford to return this season from what the team has called an upper-body injury.

Crawford has missed 11 games since he was put on injured reserve Dec. 27.

He last played Dec. 23, when he was pulled during the first period of a loss against the Devils after allowing three ...Read more

Penguins send Kings to fifth-straight loss

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LOS ANGELES--This was not the ripple effect the Los Angeles Kings sought.

It was one fell swoop, er, one illegal hit against the one team they couldn't put on the power play that doomed them Thursday. Dustin Brown's hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz resulted in a five-minute boarding major that the Penguins used to put the ...Read more

Avs top Sharks, 5-3

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DENVER -- Martin Jones post-injury struggles continued in Denver Thursday night, raising questions about whether he's still the San Jose Sharks best option in goal.

Jones surrendered goals on three-consecutive shots in the first period of the Sharks 5-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche (25-16-3), putting his team into an early hole that it couldn...Read more

Flyers rally late, stun Maple Leafs, 3-2, in OT behind Sean Couturier's clutch goal

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers appeared to be ruining the feel-good atmosphere created by the stirring pregame ceremony Thursday night in which Eric Lindros' No. 88 was retired.

But after 40 quiet minutes, they registered a 3-2 overtime win over the stunned Toronto Maple Leafs at the Wells Fargo Center.

Eighteen seconds into overtime, Sean ...Read more

Blues score three in second period on way to 4-1 win over Senators

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OTTAWA, Ontario -- The Blues went 2 for 2 on their trip to Ontario, getting goal No. 20 from Vladimir Tarasenko and a goal from Alex Pietrangelo on his 28th birthday in a 4-1 win over the Senators on Thursday at Canadian Tire Centre.

The Blues also got a goal from Brayden Schenn, his 18th, an empty-net goal from Alexander Steen with 1:18 to ...Read more

Ducks hold off Pens, 5-3

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ANAHEIM, Calif.--With a nationally televised game against the defending Stanley Cup Champions, this was the kind of performance the Anaheim Ducks needed to show just what kind of force they could be.

Their forecheck was strong. Their play around the net, relentless. And even though they fell behind early to a dynamic team with three offensive ...Read more

Scotty Bowman says he thinks Corey Crawford's injury concussion-related

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CHICAGO -- A new wrinkle was added Wednesday night to the mysterious Corey Crawford injury saga.

Scotty Bowman, a senior adviser for the Blackhawks, said during a radio interview with CJCL-AM 590 out of Toronto that Crawford most likely has post-concussion syndrome rather than vertigo-like symptoms, as the Sun-Times reported Tuesday.

"It's not...Read more

Three goalies the Blackhawks could pursue if Corey Crawford is out for the season

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Corey Crawford has missed 10 straight games since he was put on injured reserve Dec. 27 with what the team called an upper-body injury.

Though coach Joel Quenneville said he believes Crawford will return this season, he and other team officials have been vague about when that could be.

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, there was ...Read more

Sharks top Coyotes in shootout

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Joe Pavelski made sure that the San Jose Sharks didn't allow two points to slip through their fingers, leading his team to victory in a shootout.

Pavelski scored the lone goal in the shootout, clinching a 3-2 win Tuesday after the Sharks coughed up a two-goal lead to the lowly Arizona Coyotes.

The win improved the Sharks ...Read more

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford reportedly could miss rest of season

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The Blackhawks have been vague about the "upper-body" injury that landed goalie Corey Crawford on injured reserve Dec. 27.

Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said he "didn't want to get into the details of all that" when asked when his goalie was hurt and said he would be out "indefinitely."

Quenneville said recently he expected Crawford to return ...Read more

Red Wings unable to generate enough offense in 4-2 loss to Stars

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings measured poorly against the Dallas Stars.

The Wings had penalty trouble and scoring trouble on Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena, leading to a 4-2 defeat.

It began well enough when Trevor Daley scored in the opening minute and hinted at a possibly good outcome when Andreas Athanasiou scored his 10th goal of the ...Read more

Dunn scores in overtime as Blues earn 2-1 win over Maple Leafs

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TORONTO -- The Blues, seemingly on their way to another loss with the usual suspects, turned it around in the closing minutes, tying the game in the final minute of regulation and then getting a goal in overtime from Vince Dunn for a 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre. The win snapped a three-game losing streak.

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What we learned in the NHL over the last week

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PENGUINS ARE CLOSER TO CHAMPIONSHIP FORM

Pittsburgh, the defending Stanley Cup champion, has rebounded from a terrible start. The Penguins have won four consecutive games and five of their last six, lifting them into the first East wild-card spot. They beat the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers in back-to-back weekend games despite the ...Read more

Sharks' Jones rebounds from his worst start of season in win over Kings

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LOS ANGELES -- Martin Jones bounced back from one of the worst starts of his NHL career by beating his former-team for the second time in less than a month.

The Sharks (23-13-6) moved to within a point of the Los Angeles Kings (24-15-5) for the final playoff spot in the Pacific Division on Monday, taking the season series with their most-...Read more

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