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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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

Sean Couturier, power play stay hot as Flyers continue surge

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After becoming the 10th coach in Flyers history to reach the 100-win mark, Dave Hakstol deflected the attention.

"It was a great two points for our team -- and we needed them," the third-year Flyers coach said after the 5-3 victory Saturday in New Jersey.

It was the Flyers' fourth straight win. Sean Couturier had seven goals in those four ...Read more

Brandon Sutter's overtime goal sends Wild into five-day break with a loss

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- It won't be immortalized like the Vikings' jaw-dropping win over the Saints in the NFC divisional playoffs, an instant classic that was finalized just minutes before the puck dropped between the Wild and Canucks across the Twin Cities.

But the finish Sunday inside Xcel Energy Center was memorable, too -- just for the opposite...Read more

Blackhawks remain mum on injured goalie Corey Crawford's status

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CHICAGO -- Not only has Corey Crawford not been on the ice in Chicago since he was put on injured reserve Dec. 27, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said he hasn't talked to his goalie in a while.

"It's been quiet," Quenneville said before Sunday's 4-0 loss to the Red Wings, the 10th game Crawford has missed with what the team said is an upper-...Read more

Andrew Cogliano's iron-man streak will end with two-game suspension

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Andrew Cogliano's iron-man streak is over in the most surprising of ways.

The Anaheim Ducks winger, a four-time nominee for the NHL's Bill Masterton Trophy for sportsmanship, was suspended Sunday for two games because of an illegal hit on Adrian Kempe during the team's 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings one day earlier.

Cogliano not only ...Read more

Sebastian Aho injured in Hurricanes' 4-1 loss to Flames

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- For the Carolina Hurricanes, the last game before their NHL bye week couldn't have turned out any worse.

The Canes lost to the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Sunday at PNC Arena, taking a two-game losing streak into the mandated five-day break.

The Canes lost forward Sebastian Aho, their leading scorer this season, to a borderline ...Read more

Joel Quenneville on Blackhawks' loss to Red Wings: 'Brutal'

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CHICAGO -- The "Detroit sucks!" chants were louder than usual Sunday morning at the United Center.

The words Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville used to describe his team's 4-0 defeat were much harsher.

"We use the word brutal -- I thought that was complimentary," Quenneville said Sunday afternoon after a rare 11:30 a.m. start.

Quenneville's ...Read more

Ducks acquire J.T. Brown, the first player in NHL to protest during national anthem

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J.T. Brown made waves when he raised his fist during the national anthem earlier this season, marking the first such protest by an NHL player against racial inequality and police brutality.

Now, he's a member of the Anaheim Ducks.

The team moved quickly to pick up the right winger on Sunday after the Tampa Bay Lightning waived him. To make ...Read more

David Kampf a gift that keeps on giving to Blackhawks

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CHICAGO -- A strip of worn white tape was stuck to the puck David Kampf clutched in his right hand as he disappeared through a door in the Blackhawks locker room late Friday.

What was written in marker on that tape, something about "first NHL goal" and the numbers "1-12-18," made the 6-ounce piece of rubber the best birthday present the rookie ...Read more

Ducks double up on Kings, 4-2

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LOS ANGELES--Sensory overload was probably an apt description for the latest Kings-Ducks installment.

It didn't take long for a night dedicated to something standing still -- a statue of Los Angeles Kings broadcaster Bob Miller outside Staples Center -- to turn into bodies and fists in motion. The teams got re-acquainted Saturday with three ...Read more

Sharks edge Coyotes on Vlasic's goal in OT

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Marc-Edouard Vlasic got credit for scoring the winning goal in overtime for the San Jose Sharks against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night at SAP Center. Joonas Donskoi did just about everything else to save the Sharks from an embarrassing defeat.

Vlasic charged toward the net and made contact with Christian Dvorak, whose...Read more

Sean Couturier nets two goals as Flyers top Devils, 5-3

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NEWARK, N.J. -- The close-out kids continued to build their case as playoff worthy Saturday night, rallying from an early road deficit and suffocating the surprising New Jersey Devils in the third period for their 12th victory in their last 17 games.

Leading by one goal after two periods, the Flyers' 5-3 victory at the Prudential Center marked ...Read more

Wild capture first win of season over Jets

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The margin of victory could have been much wider in the early stages, a gap that reflected the mismatch that played out on the ice.

But not until the waning minutes did the score finally catch up with the feel of the game, as the Wild pulled away late for a 4-1 win over the Jets on Saturday in front of 19,207 at Xcel Energy ...Read more

Red Wings draw 7 power plays but fall to Penguins, 4-1

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PITTSBURGH -- The Red Wings' first game out of the bye week was costly. Saturday's matinee at PPG Paints Arena saw the Wings rack up man-advantages -- they finished with seven power plays -- and still come away on the short end of a 4-1 final.

Justin Abdelkader scored during a power play in the first period but didn't play after the second ...Read more