Dion Phaneuf is ready to bring his hard-hitting game to Kings

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PITTSBURGH -- Southern California isn't foreign to Dion Phaneuf.

During the 2013 lockout, he skated with some of the Los Angeles Kings at their El Segundo practice rink. It was during the fall, so it might have dipped below 70 degrees, a tad different climate for a guy from Edmonton, Alberta.

Phaneuf can get used to it.

"It's going to be a ...Read more

Kings acquire Phaneuf in trade after blowout loss to Canes

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- For Los Angeles Kings coach John Stevens the loss of forwards Trevor Lewis to the injured reserve list and Dustin Brown to a suspension for Tuesday's game in Carolina created an opportunity for someone on his roster to step up.

Instead the Kings took a huge step back, getting blasted by the Hurricanes 7-3. It was their second ...Read more

Hertl hurt in Sharks' 2-1 loss to Coyotes

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The injury bug continues to sweep through the San Jose Sharks dressing room as the team attempts to survive a tightly-packed Western Conference playoff race.

Tomas Hertl left Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at SAP Center and did not return after taking a hit into the boards from Nick Cousins that appeared to injure...Read more

Golden Knights roll over Hawks, 5-2

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LAS VEGAS--The Las Vegas Golden Knights made it look as easy as 1-2-3 Tuesday.

Brad Hunt, Reilly Smith and David Perron put the Chicago Blackhawks down for the count in their seventh straight loss by scoring on three consecutive shots during the first 4 minutes, 54 seconds of the third period of a 5-2 victory.

The Golden Knights added an empty...Read more

Up 3-0 in third, Blues lose to Predators in overtime

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The Blues took a 3-0 lead into the third period and collapsed, falling to a devastating 4-3 overtime loss to the Predators at Nashville on Tuesday night.

Filip Forsberg scored on a penalty shot in overtime to cap off the game, as the Blues squandered a chance to gain ground on the Central Division leading Predators. He had blown past Jaden ...Read more

Jimmy Howard helps opportunistic Red Wings down Ducks, 2-1

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings built a lead, something they've been good at doing the past three games.

That they managed to hold onto it during regulation broke a trend, but they prevailed 2-1 over the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena.

Dylan Larkin scored off a turnover in the first period and Frans Nielsen doubled the lead in ...Read more

Wild hang on after storming out to big lead on NY Rangers

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ST. Paul, Minn. -- Establishing leads, even cushy ones, hasn't been a problem for the Wild.

Protecting them, however, has produced mixed results.

But by assembling a three-goal head start in each of the last three games, the team is giving itself plenty of practice.

And that appears to be paying off, as the Wild shrugged off the Rangers, 3-2,...Read more

Faulk's hat trick fuels Hurricanes' 7-3 win against Kings

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters says he doesn't pay attention to the NHL standings.

It's all about winning the next game, he said. The rest will take care of itself.

The Hurricanes, powered by defenseman Justin Faulk's first career hat trick, took care of their business Tuesday, jumping to a 5-0 lead against the Los ...Read more

Seattle group files application for NHL expansion team to play at KeyArena

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A group led by billionaire David Bonderman and Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Tuesday filed an application for an NHL expansion team to play at a revamped KeyArena.

The Bonderman and Bruckheimer duo, part of the Los Angeles based Oak View Group that plans a $600 million renovation of the arena, also included a $10 million fee to the ...Read more

Coyotes hand Blackhawks sixth straight loss in 6-1 drubbing

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PHOENIX -- Joel Quenneville took an out-with-the-new, in-with-the-old approach to his lines for Monday's game against the Coyotes.

But the result was the same old, same old for the Blackhawks, who fell 6-1 to the worst team in the NHL at Gila River Arena. It was the sixth loss in a row for the Hawks, who haven't fallen in succession that many ...Read more

Corey Crawford on recovery: 'Looking good … I want to get back playing'

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The words were slow and methodical, much like Corey Crawford's recovery process from an upper-body injury that has made the Blackhawks goalie a spectator for more than six weeks.

Crawford's answers lacked clarity, too, after he practiced with teammates Monday at the Ice Den for the first time since he was placed on injured reserve Dec. 27.

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Couture provides heroics in Sharks comeback win over Ducks

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Logan Couture provided the third period heroics and then he scored the clincher in the shootout.

After Joe Pavelski got the shootout party started with a goal, Couture beat goalie John Gibson with a low shot, giving the Sharks (30-18-8) a crucial 3-2 shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks (27-20-10) in Orange County on Sunday.

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Sean Couturier, Michal Neuvirth lead Flyers to win in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Unless you do what the Flyers did Sunday night before a roaring sellout crowd at T-Mobile Arena.

They become one of the few visiting teams to defeat the first-year Vegas Golden Knights at home, getting three points from Sean Couturier and 38 saves from Michal Neuvirth as they left the Strip ...Read more

Red Wings' 5-4 victory eases pain of another blown 3-goal lead, defeat Capitals in overtime

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WASHINGTON -- The Detroit Red Wings left smiling, left feeling good about themselves after refusing to crumble.

They emerged from Capital One Arena on Sunday with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals and with three of four points from the two-game road hop. For a team smarting from losing to the Islanders in overtime in Brooklyn ...Read more

Mistakes are costly as Blues fall to Penguins, 4-1

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ST. LOUIS -- Three mistakes over the course of 60 minutes made the difference as the Blues lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at Scottrade Center.

The Blues, playing their third game in 3 1/2 days, outshot the Penguins 34-23 but paid a steep price the mistakes they made.

"That's how they live and die," said Blues goalie ...Read more

Roberto Luongo, Aleksander Barkov were once Olympians, now 'it feels weird' without NHL participating

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Roberto Luongo thinks about the cafeteria, sitting next to athletes from different countries playing different sports with different backgrounds in the same place. Aleksander Barkov thinks about the rings, the five interlocking circles that represent the pinnacle of global athletics.

For them, playing in the Olympics was more than playing in ...Read more

Joakim Ryan's two goals lift Sharks to wild win over Oilers

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Bank the two points. Burn the tape.

The San Jose Sharks survived some wild momentum swings, a host of their own miscues and perhaps a bit of hubris Saturday night to pull out a desperately needed 6-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers at SAP Center.

Defenseman Joakim Ryan scored the first two goals of his NHL career, including ...Read more

Tampa Bay gets great goaltending in 4-3 win over the Kings

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TAMPA, Fla. -- The first period wasn't even half over Saturday when the Los Angeles Kings received an omen that perhaps things weren't going to go their way against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

After the teams exchanged early goals, the Kings were on a power play when Anze Kopitar fired a wrister behind Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, toward ...Read more

Flyers edge Coyotes in shootout, win third in a row

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There were chants for the Flyers and Eagles throughout Saturday night's game, and there were loud roars when the Orange and Black scored one of its goals.

In Arizona.

A huge contingent of Flyers fans turned Gila River Arena into Wells Fargo Center West, and the visiting team won it, 4-3, on Nolan's Patrick's goal in the ...Read more


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