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Red Wings complete homestand with 4-1 loss to Golden Knights

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DETROIT — What could have been a successful five-game homestand for the Red Wings turned out to be just average.

Vegas scored early Saturday, and never lost control, as it defeated the Wings, 4-1.

That left the Wings (11-7-5) with a 2-2-1 record on this homestand, earning five of a possible 10 points. Not bad, but the Wings were hoping for ...Read more

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Devils emerge victorious, 3-2, in third-period nail-biter over Flyers

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As coach John Tortorella has said repeatedly in the past, hockey is a game of mistakes.

Despite the Flyers’ overall dominance of the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center, outshooting them 24-12 through two periods, the Flyers struggled to overcome a third-period blunder that lifted the Devils to a 3-2 victory.

Just ...Read more

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Lightning outlast Maple Leafs in overtime, 4-3

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TAMPA, Fla. — The Lightning’s first game against the Maple Leafs since they eliminated Toronto in seven games in the first round of the 2021-22 postseason was a reminder of how evenly matched these teams are.

Saturday night’s meeting at Amalie Arena was back and forth, and needed overtime to be decided on Alex Killorn’s game-winner 33 ...Read more

Kasperi Kapanen has hat trick as Penguins chase Jordan Binnington, beat Blues

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PITTSBURGH — Jordan Binnington was public enemy No. 1 at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday night after his latest cheap shot sent Jason Zucker barreling into the end boards.

Boos rained down on Binnington as Zucker made his way to the dressing room in some pain and the Jumbotron aired replays of Binnington’s sneaky punch.

As it turned out, ...Read more

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Kirill Kaprizov leads Wild to shootout win over Ducks to finish long homestand

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — For the first time this season, the Wild have won three in a row, rallying, 5-4 in a shootout against the Ducks on Saturday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center at the end of a seven-game homestand.

Matt Boldy scored the decisive goal in the shootout after Kirill Kaprizov delivered his team-leading 15th goal with 2 minutes, 35 ...Read more

Early scoring flurry paves way for Florida Panthers rout of Vancouver Canucks

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It was the type of performance the Florida Panthers needed, one that has eluded the team for the better part of the past three weeks.

A dominant effort from the start. No letdown late. Solid work in net. And, above all, a win.

The Panthers scored three times in 59 seconds late in the first period and never looked back in their 5-1 win over the...Read more

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Anze Kopitar scores twice as Kings rally to beat Coyotes

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LOS ANGELES — After a day of reckoning on Wednesday, it was a night of resilience on Thursday, when the Los Angeles Kings surmounted a two-goal deficit and some poor puck luck to upend the Arizona Coyotes, 5-3, at Crypto.com Arena.

A day earlier, practice was canceled abruptly in favor of an all-hands-on-deck meeting during which General ...Read more

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Matty Beniers scores 7 seconds into OT as Kraken win 7th in a row

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SEATTLE — There was a clear Kraken focus throughout this homestand opener of avoiding the barrage of goals and quality chances against they’d yielded their previous road contest.

And that much was accomplished throughout a 3-2 overtime win over the improving Washington Capitals at Climate Pledge Arena, a tight-checking affair in which the ...Read more

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Stars bury Ducks behind Jason Robertson's hat trick

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DALLAS — It was Jason Robertson Night for the Dallas Stars and the Ducks were reduced to bystanders on Thursday night at American Airlines Center.

The Arcadia native recorded his third career hat trick – scoring once in each period – to lead the Stars to a 5-0 victory over the Ducks. Robertson extended his points streak to 17 games.

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Nathan MacKinnon compiles four points for Avalanche in 6-4 bounce-back win at Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Commit one penalty against the Avalanche, and hold your breath. Commit two in succession, and start digging yourself a grave.

The Sabres led 2-1 nearing the halfway point of the second period when Henri Jokiharju went to the box for hooking Nathan MacKinnon. Four seconds later, Artturi Lehkonen caught a high stick in the face....Read more

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Kirill Kaprizov, Wild come out on top in scorers' showcase with Oilers

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Wild and Oilers are about to become very familiar foes and if the start of their season series is any indication, these matchups will have no shortage of star power.

With all three delivering highlight-reel goals, the battle between Kirill Kaprizov and Edmonton's dynamic duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl lived up ...Read more

Blues fall to Carolina 6-4 for fourth loss in five games

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ST. LOUIS — The Blues survived a disastrous 64 seconds in the second period to be even with Carolina going into the final five minutes on Thursday, but they couldn’t close the deal, giving up a goal with 4:35 to play that sent them to a 6-4 loss to the Hurricanes on Thursday at Enterprise Center.

Vladimir Tarasenko had the puck knocked ...Read more

Kasperi Kapanen scores the winner as Penguins rally to beat Golden Knights, 4-3

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PITTSBURGH — Thursday’s game was another roller coaster night at PPG Paints Arena. But when the ride came screeching to a halt, the paying customers unbuckled giddily.

The Penguins won a thriller against the Vegas Golden Knights by a 4-3 score.

The home team trailed by two goals after the first period and rallied back again in the final ...Read more

Nick Paul scores twice, Steven Stamkos reaches 1,000 points in Lightning's win over Flyers

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PHILADELPHIA — Forward Nick Paul quickly scooped the puck out of the net for safe-keeping as Lightning players rushed off the bench to circle Steven Stamkos.

The Philadelphia crowd, not knowing the magnitude of the second-period goal, booed the celebration before it received more information on the Wells Fargo Center video board.

Stamkos’ ...Read more

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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