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Defensively stingy Coyotes' ramp up their offence against Ottawa

The Coyotes, who beat the Senators 5-2, have allowed the fewest goals in the NHL this season and have revved up their offence since a slow start.
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Goin' deep. Habs see 11 players record a point in a big win over the Blues

The depth of the Canadiens is the biggest reason they have a winning record through eight games, and it revealed itself once again on Saturday.
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TO seals the deal with a little extra time.

Morgan Rielly scored at 3:54 of overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday night.
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They honestly don't like each other......in case you had any Doughty

The fireworks many tuned in to see on Hockey Night in Canada between the two sparring partners came in the final 10 minutes of a game in which the listless Flames were down 4-0.
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All in the family. Jack Hughes scores the game winner versus Quinn's Canucks

Jack Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his older brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday.
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All in the family. Jack Hughes scores the game winner versus Quinn's Canucks

Jack Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his older brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday.
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All in the family. Jack Hughes scores the game winner versus Quinn's Canucks

Jack Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his older brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday.
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Zucker pulls no punches in Montreal. We'll see who punches back

It has been a disastrous start to the 2019-20 campaign for the Minnesota Wild and the players are frustrated.
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On the rise. Red hot Oilers own first spot in the league

James Neal and Ethan Bear scored for the Oilers and Edmonton moved back into sole possession of first place overall in the NHL with a victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.
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Hit 'em where it hurts.......

Detroit Red Wings winger Darren Helm has been fined $5,000 for slashing the Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm.
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Nico Hischier agrees to seven-year, $50.75M contract with Devils

The New Jersey Devils have locked up a key piece of their future by agreeing to a seven-year, $50.75-million contract with centre Nico Hischier.
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Canucks' pick up their third straight win at home with dominant victory over Detroit

A potent power play scored a trio of goals for the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, leading the home team to a 5-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
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Canadiens' electric offence struck down by Vasilevskiy and the Lightning

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves as the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night in the fifth game of a six-game road trip.
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Frolik's big night in his 800th helps Calgary get back to .500

Michael Frolik scored in his 800th NHL game to help the Calgary Flames down the visiting Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Tuesday.
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Morgan's living the life of Rielly with record setting performance

Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly posted four assists in the second period to tie a franchise record set by Rick Vaive on March 12, 1984 — the most by a Leafs player in a regular-season period — as his club topped the Minnesota Wild.
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Double trouble as Jets lose their second in a row

Christian Dvorak scored a pair of goals as the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Jets 4-2 on Tuesday for a rare victory in Winnipeg.
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Alexei Yashin providing hockey clinics in Red Square
Had a great chat with Alexei Yashin at our Islanders' Alumni weekend, and wanted to share a video from the great work he's doing in Moscow. Twice a week during the winter, Alexei secures icetime at rinks and provides free hockey lessons. The local rink provides the skates, and Alexei and his peeps provide the equipment. Here's a cool clip he shared with me from one of the sessions. Keep up the awesome work Yash!
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Avs' keep their winning ways rolling on the road

Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen each had a goal and two assists to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 on Monday night.
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Power forward. Olofsson having a record start for the Sabres

Victor Olofsson set an NHL record for power-play goals to start a career while Carter Hutton made 25 saves to earn his first shutout of the season, and the Sabres continued their hot start with a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Monday.
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'Hawks end Edmonton's hot start

Patrick Kane and Alexander Nylander scored, Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Monday night for their first win of the season.
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Markstrom's leave provides an opportunity for Demko to step up

Nearly three weeks since he last played a game Thatcher Demko suddenly became the starter when the Canucks announced on Thanksgiving Monday that Jacob Markstrom was granted a leave for family reasons.
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Devils goalie Cory Schneider leaves game with apparent injury

Cory Schneider was reportedly in some pain after allowing a second goal on the night against the Winnipeg Jets.
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I meant to do that.
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15-2, 15-4 and the Jets score one more in Jersey's crib.

Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler scored shootout goals and the Winnipeg Jets spoiled the debut of No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes by rallying from a 4-0 deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Friday night.
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Swimmy, Swammy, Swanson............Samsonov!!

Samsonov stopped 25 shots as the Capitals beat the Islanders 2-1 Friday night to spoil New York's season opener.
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The Mitch is back. Marner pots two on the road as the Leafs undress the Jackets

Mitch Marner scored twice and added an assist, Frederik Andersen made 28 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night.
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Who can it be now.......??

The Vancouver Canucks opened their 2019-20 schedule with a 3-2 regulation loss to the Edmonton Oilers and they did so without a captain.
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Things look positive for Polak despite horrific impact with the boards

Dallas Stars defenceman Roman Polak has full use of his extremities and is "pretty good at the hospital" after having to be stretchered off the ice.
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Holden's late goal for Rangers robs the Jets of possible points in season opener

Brett Howden broke a tie with 4:09 remaining, and the New York Rangers beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-4 in a wild season opener on Thursday night.
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Mikko has Avs Rantanen a Rollin' over Flames

Mikko Rantanen had two goals less than a week after agreeing to a contract with Colorado, Joonas Donskoi scored twice in his debut and the Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Thursday night.
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Hamilton helps Hurricanes top Canadiens in shootout

Dougie Hamilton scored in the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped three shots in the tiebreaker and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Thursday night in the teams' opener.
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All I want for Christmas is a new team. Ho-Sang wishing his way out of NY

Joshua Ho-Sang failed to crack the New York Islanders opening-night roster for a second consecutive season.
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For all you Hockey Poolies......complete daily 2019 player stats

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Year of the Cat. Chicago's DeBrincat gets three-year, $19.2M extension

The Chicago Blackhawks announced that they have signed winger Alex DeBrincat to a three-year contract that will carry an average annual value of $6.4 million.
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Tavares and Matthews lead the Leafs to opening night dominance

Auston Matthews continued his dominance on opening night.
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Flames off to a hot start with a big home win over the Canucks

The narrative is simple. The task, as they know, isn’t. The Flames have the talent and depth to be a Stanley Cup contender. And the time is now to break through and bring a championship back to Calgary.
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Faulk heads to Blues Justin time to cash in big

The Carolina Hurricanes have traded defenceman Justin Faulk to the St. Louis Blues.
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Brayden's post surgery progress is right on Point, should be ready for action in a month

The Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to be without their newly re-signed star for the start of the 2019-20 season as Brayden Point is still recovering from hip surgery.
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Oilers happy to have a McFlurry of activity on the menu in Kelowna

Connor McDavid is expected to suit up for at least one of the Edmonton Oilers' three remaining pre-season games, which would be as soon as Tuesday.
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Petey's picking up where he left off.

A two-goal, two-assist night from Elias Pettersson led the Vancouver Canucks to a dominant 6-4 pre-season win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday.
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Flames' tenders are doing the splits.....for now.

There's no bigger question mark in Calgary than its goaltending, and the up-and-down pre-season Cam Talbot put together to this point has done little to answer it. But for flashes of the Flames' pre-season loss to the Jets, positives emerged, ones that are reminiscent of Dave Rittich's early struggles a year ago.
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Not so Buff in Winnipeg.....

The Winnipeg Jets have suspended Dustin Byfuglien for failing to report to training camp, a move that will allow the team to maintain their salary cap flexibility as Byfuglien mulls his future.
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Wheeler's two-point night helps Jets beat Flames in pre-season

Wheeler and Joone Luoto had third-period goals 72 seconds apart in Winnipeg's 4-1 win on Sunday.
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Canadiens' Ryan Poehling out indefinitely with concussion

Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan Poehling is out indefinitely with a concussion.
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NHLPA announces partnership with PWHPA ahead of Dream Gap Tour

The NHLPA is partnering with the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) ahead of the Dream Gap Tour.
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Veteran defenceman Dan Girardi retires after 13 NHL seasons

Veteran defenceman Dan Girardi has announced his retirement after 13 seasons in the NHL.
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Bo Horvat's two-point night leads Canucks past Oilers

Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist as the Vancouver Canucks came away with a 6-1 pre-season victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.
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First Off The Bench - Episode 1 with Jack McIlhargey!
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I've just created the FirstOffTheBench circle

"First Off The Bench" is our own HockeyCircles podcast series. Hosted by Mike MacWilliam, it features interviews with NHL players - former and current - and other cool people. Please check it out, Subscribe, and pass the word along to your friends!
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Christmas comes early for Canucks' fans, as Boeser is back in .

A match made in heaven? Ask Brock Boeser and the Vancouver Canucks in three years.
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