Sharks top Senators, 4-1

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Erik Karlsson got his bragging rights, albeit six weeks late.

After getting humiliated in Karlsson's return game to Ottawa on Dec. 1, the San Jose Sharks made sure they got the two-time Norris Trophy winner two points in the rematch, beating the Senators 4-1 at SAP Center Saturday.

In doing so, the Sharks extended their ...Read more

Getting used to playing against boyhood heroes is part of life in the NHL

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Looking across the ice, the hockey fan lights up at the sight of his hero in front of him.

Then the hero digs his skates into the ice, lowers his shoulder and lights up the fan straight into the boards.

That's not a video game or a fantasy. It's a routine that plays out on rinks across the NHL when rookies first take the ice against their ...Read more

Tarasenko scores twice as Blues beat Dallas 3-1

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Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals, his first multi-goal game since October, as the St. Louis Blues continued to play well on the road, beating Dallas 3-1 on Saturday night at American Airlines Center.

The Blues have won four of their past five road games and six of their past eight. They haven't done as well at home, losing five of their past ...Read more

Tyler Bertuzzi hat trick leads Red Wings past Wild, 5-2

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Detroit Red Wings feasted, on a hat trick, multi-point performances, and an octopus.

They took their frustration of having played well but not seeing results out on the Minnesota Wild on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center with a 5-2 win, banging in goals from the opening shift.

Tyler Bertuzzi earned the first hat trick of ...Read more

Blackhawks blow a two-goal lead, lose 4-3 in overtime to the Golden Knights

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CHICAGO -- The Golden Knights played their first game in franchise history just 15 months ago, so perhaps it wasn't too embarrassing that the Blackhawks never had beaten them in five meetings entering their game Saturday night at the United Center.

On the other hand ...

The Golden Knights played their first game in franchise history just 15 ...Read more

Ducks' losing streak hits 10

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The elephant in the room finally made its presence known. And Randy Carlyle couldn't handle the pressure. That seat is becoming awfully hot after yet another defeat, this time in heartbreaking fashion to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Ducks coach was asked if he was "worried anything could happen to you as a result of this?"

...Read more

Hurricanes hold off Sabres in Jeff Skinner's return to PNC Arena

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes no longer have Jeff Skinner but welcomed him back Friday.

Not that everyone treated Skinner warmly at PNC Arena. While Skinner did have a power-play goal for the Buffalo Sabres, the Canes' Sebastian Aho, in one second-period exchange, knocked the winger to the ice, then gave him a few rude shoves after ...Read more

Red Wings show fight at Winnipeg but lose 9th in last 10

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Detroit Red Wings pushed back, but couldn't overcome playing from behind practically all game.

The Wings generated chances and largely played well Friday at MTS Place, but fell, 4-2, to the Winnipeg Jets. With one victory in their past 10 games, the Wings have sunk to third from the bottom in the NHL standings, which ...Read more

Winter means getting sick and dealing with it, even for Patrick Kane and Blackhawks

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CHICAGO -- It was during the morning skate last month in Winnipeg that Erik Gustafsson first started to feel sick.

At first he thought he could fight through it, but in the evening, a little before the game, the chills became more pronounced. The headache that had been growing started to feel as if it were pounding against his skull.

That's ...Read more

Kings fall to Senators

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LOS ANGELES -- The ingredients were there for the Los Angeles Kings to clean up with a victory at home.

They rolled out their fullest lineup in weeks, against a fellow last-place team that was missing key personnel. And they were looking to build off a tightly played divisional game from earlier in the week.

Yet those ingredients went wasted ...Read more

Jones celebrates his birthday with a Sharks win over Golden Knights

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LAS VEGAS -- Martin Jones celebrated his 29th birthday in style, putting together arguably his best performance of the season to earn the San Jose Sharks' 1,000th franchise win.

Jones made 36 saves in the Sharks' 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights Thursday, outdueling Marc-Andre Fleury to catapult his team into second place in the Pacific ...Read more

Binnington shines in net again as Blues beat Canadiens, 4-1

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ST. LOUIS -- The magic period that has been Jordan Binnington's time as a starting goalie continued on Thursday night. After shutting out Philadelphia in his first NHL start, he didn't quite match that, but he came awfully close.

The up-and-down, and increasingly black-and-blue, Blues were up again as they beat Montreal, 4-1, at Enterprise ...Read more

Jason Zucker scores twice, Wild return home with a win over Jets

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Wild banked three wins out of a possible four during their recent road trip despite little to no production from some of their offensive leaders.

But the likes of Jason Zucker and Eric Staal resurfaced Thursday to ensure the team didn't sag in its return home, leading the Wild to a 3-2 win over the Jets in front of 19,072...Read more

Flyers end skid as Carter Hart keys 2-1 win over Stars

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PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie goalie Carter Hart helped the Flyers' end their post-holiday misery Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

For the first time since before Christmas, they celebrated a victory.

Hart, 20, stopped 37 of 38 shots as the Flyers defeated Dallas, 2-1, and snapped an eight-game losing streak.

The Flyers, who were 0-6-2 ...Read more

Ducks fall to Senators, lose ninth straight

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The mood in the locker room darkens with each loss. The puzzled faces abound; the melancholy atmosphere.

Hampus Lindholm acknowledged that right now, hockey isn't as fun as it's meant to be. How could it be?

The Anaheim Ducks have dropped a franchise-record nine consecutive games. Really, there's no end in sight.

Even a ...Read more

Alex DeBrincat returns to top line, but Blackhawks fall to Predators in OT

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CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks have struggled to put together more than two strong lines for most of the season, which is why coach Jeremy Colliton found a home for Alex DeBrincat on the third line several weeks ago.

It appeared to have been a good idea, with DeBrincat scoring six goals in that new role. But that statistic is a bit misleading. Three...Read more

Sharks stay hot with win over Oilers

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Next up on Erik Karlsson's hit list: Bobby Orr, Phil Housley and Brian Leetch.

Karlsson entered into rare territory Tuesday, recording three more assists as the San Jose Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers 7-2 at SAP Center to earn their fourth straight win.

In doing so, he became just the fifth defenseman in NHL history to ...Read more

Flyers' spiral continues as they fall to Capitals, 5-3, for 8th straight defeat

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WASHINGTON -- The Flyers set an NHL record Tuesday night at Capital One Arena.

The bad news: It was an unwanted record -- seven goalies used in a team's first 43 games.

The worse news: The new goalie, the well-traveled Mike McKenna, couldn't stop the Flyers' spiral as they lost their eighth straight, falling to the defending Stanley Cup ...Read more

Blues' struggles continue at home in 3-1 loss to Stars

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ST. LOUIS -- The Blues just can't figure it out at Enterprise Center this season. After spotting Dallas a 3-0 second-period lead Tuesday, St. Louis got a David Perron goal to close the gap and had plenty of chances in spurts over the second and third periods.

But they couldn't get another shot past Dallas goalie Ben Bishop -- the former Blue --...Read more

Red Wings end homestand with 3-2 loss to Canadiens

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DETROIT -- Their homestand ended as it began: with the Detroit Red Wings in position to win but coming up short.

They completed a five-game stretch at Little Caesars Arena with a 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday. Former teammate Tomas Tatar set up two of the goals.

Andreas Athanasiou had a terrific performance, scoring twice to reach...Read more


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