Lineup shakeup no help as Blackhawks get shut out for 3rd straight loss, fall to Lightning

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CHICAGO -- Disparate times have called for desperate measures for the Blackhawks.

Shakeups, shakedowns -- Hawks boss Joel Quenneville is willing to try just about anything to shake out of the funk that has left his team in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in his 10 seasons here.

A pair of uninspired losses bookended the Hawks'...Read more

Wild extend home dominance by beating Senators

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- It wasn't as pretty as some of the Wild's other recent triumphs.

And there were much fewer witnesses, with less than the announced crowd of 18,907 at Xcel Energy Center actually in attendance Monday while snow pounded the Twin Cities.

But the result counted all the same, another win -- this one a 3-1 finish over the Senators...Read more

What we learned in NHL over past week of play

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San Jose has won five of its last six games, including back-to-back victories over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins at home Saturday and over the Ducks at Anaheim on Sunday. That surge has lifted the Sharks into second in the Pacific Division, behind the still-remarkable Vegas Golden Knights. Aaron ...Read more

Kings convert on three power plays to get past Rangers in 4-2 win

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LOS ANGELES -- All the Los Angeles Kings needed was a shove to get them going.

The timing was impeccable, both in Sunday's game and in perhaps the ugliest stretch of their season. Down two goals to the New York Rangers in a six-game losing streak, the buzzer sounded for the first period.

Rangers defenseman Brendan Smith knocked down Trevor ...Read more

Sharks score at will in 6-2 rout of Ducks

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks dominated possession, but an errant pass here, one stick infraction too many there, and it all added up to a plethora of odd-man rushes for the San Jose Sharks.

The Pacific Division rivals converted those Grade A scoring opportunities into goals, and found the net three times in the final period to grab a 6-...Read more

Sharks keep it rolling, top Ducks, 6-2

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Coach Pete DeBoer has said on more than one occasion in recent days that the Sharks were going to need everybody to contribute as they plow through one of their busiest stretches of season.

That couldn't have been any more evident than it was Sunday night.

The Sharks got goals from five players and another steady effort from...Read more

Golden Knights use quick start to shoot down Hurricanes

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Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon was in the house again Sunday, taking his turn cranking up the hurricane warning siren before the game.

Dundon didn't run out of steam, giving the siren a good, strong crank as the Canes were taking the ice.

Unfortunately for the Canes, that was one of the few highlights as the Vegas Golden Knights put in ...Read more

Flyers climb into playoff spot with 2-1 overtime win over Capitals

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WASHINGTON -- The surging Flyers moved into a playoff spot Sunday afternoon for the first time since Nov. 10.

Twenty-seven seconds into overtime, Travis Konecny scored from the high slot after making a slick move around defenseman John Carlson, lifting the Flyers to a 2-1 win over powerful Washington at Capital One Arena.

Konecny's shot ...Read more

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


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