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Canada gets back on track and Hofer gets his first win against Germany

Joel Hofer won his first-ever international start at any level, and Canada beat Germany 4-1 at the world junior hockey championship on Monday.
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Canucks beat Calgary and take over 2nd in the Pacific

Tyler Myers scored twice and added an assist -- all of the damage inflicted in the first period -- as the Vancouver Canucks built up an early 3-0 lead and cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.
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It's a waiting game for Rangers' Kreider

Contenders are enquiring about the availability of New York Rangers winger Chris Kreider.
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Canadiens squander an early lead and succumb to multiple Lightning strikes

Alex Killorn scored twice, Victor Hedman had four assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied past the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 Saturday night.
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Rangers seal the deal despite last minute heroics from the Leafs

Tony DeAngelo scored in overtime as the New York Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 5-4 on Saturday, snapping Toronto's win streak at six games.
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Markstrom continues to shine for the Canucks with a career high 49 saves in win over the Kings

Elias Pettersson scored his fourth game-winning goal of the season and Jacob Markstrom made 49 saves as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Saturday night at Rogers Arena.
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Lindsey Vonn bucks tradition and proposes to hockey star P.K. Subban

Former ski race Lindsey Vonn pops the question to P.K. Subban on couple's two-year anniversary.
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Thornton's goal drought extends to 43 games as the Sharks lose to Vegas

Shea Theodore scored the tiebreaking goal with 11:55 remaining in the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the struggling San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Sunday night for their ninth win in 13 games.
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Rittich made 26 saves and picked up an assist as Calgary downed the Stars

Matthew Tkachuk, Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund scored power-play goals and the Calgary Flames beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Sunday night.
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The Leaders of the packs.....

Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, Alex Ovechkin, and David Pastrnak have been named as captains for the 2020 NHL All-Star Game.
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Hall gets his first as Arizona tops the Wings

Clayton Keller had two goals and an assist to lead the Arizona Coyotes past the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Sunday night.
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Wheeler dealer. Blake Wheeler passes Ilya Kovalchuk as the Jets all-time scoring leader

Blake Wheeler had a goal and assist to become the all-time leading scorer in franchise history, Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for his third shutout of the season, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 6-0 on Saturday.
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Canucks top the Pens in a game with some bizzare twists

First-period power-play goals by Jake Virtanen and J.T. Miller sparked the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday at Rogers Arena.
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Close but no cigar for the Sens

Sean Couturier scored the shootout winner as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 Saturday night.
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You always remember your first......

Michael Hutchinson made 29 saves as Toronto beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday for its fourth win in a row, and first of the season with a back-up goaltender in net.
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Clutterbuck surgery is successful after taking a nasty skate cut to the wrist versus the Bruins

Clutterbuck sustained a wrist injury during Thursday's game against the Boston Bruins, when he hit Patrice Bergeron in the neutral zone. Bergeron lost his balance and his left skate blade went skyward, cutting Clutterbuck just below his glove.
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Consistent Leivo out long-term after non-call hit from behind

Canucks forward Josh Leivo will miss two to three months with a fractured kneecap.
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From being smuggled out of a country, to losing a piece of his face in the AHL, you've got to hear the story of Ivan Matulik
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Player #87, Sidney Crosby, gives 87 sets of new hockey gear to young N.S. players | CBC News

One of hockey's greats is giving his jersey number's worth in new sets of equipment to programs for young players in his home province who don't have easy access to the game.
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Hawks' Crawford still on ice until the New Year

Marc Crawford will remain suspended from team activities with the Chicago Blackhawks until the new year after an internal review over allegations of misconduct from the assistant coach's previous coaching positions.
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Taylor made trade to the desert

The New Jersey Devils have traded star Taylor Hall and Blake Speers to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a 2020 conditional first-round draft pick, a conditional 2021 third-rounder, along with forward prospects Nate Schnarr, Nick Merkley and defenceman Kevin Bahl.
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Take the money and run.....

The Los Angeles Kings have placed veteran forward Ilya Kovalchuk on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract, the team announced on Monday.
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Where there's smoke......

New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall was held out of the team’s game against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday for "precautionary reasons".
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Lindblom out for the season after cancer diagnosis

Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a form of cancer.
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OHL gives IceDogs some time to recover as a group

The Niagara IceDogs announced that the team's upcoming games Saturday and Sunday have been postponed as the club recovers from what transpired during their game Thursday.
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There's more to be said from Aliu and his peers

With the NHL moving in the right direction regarding inclusiveness in hockey, Akim Aliu says he'll continue fighting the good fight to ensure that the sport embraces everyone.
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Doughty shares his opinion on a game without accountability

The NHL has taken several measures in an effort to reduce fighting around the league, but Drew Doughty doesn't want to see it eliminated from the game altogether.
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Just not their knight. Dallas loses to Vegas in O.T.

Max Pacioretty scored on a backhander 51 seconds into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night.
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MacKinnon and Avs continue to roll beating Devils sans Hall

Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist to reach 50 points this season and lead the Colorado Avalanche over the struggling New Jersey Devils 3-1 in Friday night.
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Markstrom calls the cops while Pettersson stickhandles in a phone both

Elias Pettersson scored 40 seconds into overtime to collect his 100th NHL point and give the Vancouver Canucks a 1-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night.
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Satistics are for losers......unless they're really good stats!

Nathan MacKinnon in third in NHL scoring and kept dominating the league even after his two linemates went down to injury. He can take over games with the best of them, but where does he really fit in the "world's best player" debate? Andrew Berkshire compares MacKinnon to Connor McDavid.
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Gaudreau executes the Leafs with a quick double tap

Johnny Gaudreau had his first two-goal game of the season as the Calgary Flames scored three times in the opening three minutes of the third period for a 4-2 comeback victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Seattle G.M. Francis discusses Peters' abuse incident while with the Hurricanes

Former Carolina Hurricanes GM Ron Francis spoke for the first time about the physical abuse allegations against Bill Peters when he served as head coach of the team.
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Primo Primeau. Habs' rookie beats the Sens en route to his first NHL victory

Ben Chiarot scored the overtime winner and Cayden Primeau made 35 saves for his first NHL victory as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Wednesday.
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The best of the best match up in Washington

T.J. Oshie scored twice in under four minutes and John Carlson got the go-ahead goal to extend the Washington Capitals' longstanding domination of the Boston Bruins with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night in a showdown between the NHL's two best teams.
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Another NHL Coach is gone, but this one only got fired

The San Jose Sharks have parted ways with head coach Peter DeBoer, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
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Oilers get a caning in the third from surging Hurricanes

Sebastian Aho had a pair of goals as the Carolina Hurricanes blew past the Edmonton Oilers with a 6-3 victory on Tuesday.
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Shanahan goes on the record with his thoughts about the Mike Babcock situation

It says something that three weeks after removing Mike Babcock as head coach of the Leafs, and after hearing a couple former teammates speak out about how they were treated by him, Brendan Shanahan didn’t add his voice to the dissenters.
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Red Wings' misery continues with another loss to the Jets

The Winnipeg Jets scored three goals in a two-minute span during the second period to propel them to a 5-1 victory against Detroit on Tuesday -- extending the Red Wings' losing streak to 12 games.
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All good things must come to an end

Tomas Tatar's 10th goal of the season ended Tristan Jarry's franchise-record shutout streak and sparked the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.
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Flames showing new life after dramatic coaching change

Sean Monahan scored for the fourth straight game, Cam Talbot stopped 46 shots and the Calgary Flames extended their winning streak to six straight games under interim coach Geoff Ward with a 5-2 win over the listless Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.
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Leafs come out on top in the battle of East vs West

VANCOUVER -- John Tavares scored two goals and added an assist at the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 Tuesday night. Auston Matthews
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Prince George "fisherman" is one of the best agents in the game

Kevin Epp grew up in Prince Rupert and played college hockey in Alaska. Today he’s an NHL agent representing some of the best in the world.
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Three in a row as the Jets cook the Ducks

Mark Scheifele scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets won their third straight home game with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday.
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What about Bob? Sergei wins his second in a row for Florida

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots to win for the second straight night as the Florida Panthers beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 Sunday.
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Lehner was outstanding but Hawks fall to Coyotes in the shootout

Conor Garland and Nick Schmaltz scored in the shootout against Robin Lehner, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied from two goals down to to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Sunday night.
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A knight to forget for Vegas as the Rangers run the table

Alexandar Georgiev stopped 38 shots for his second shutout of the season and the New York Rangers beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-0 on Sunday night.

Dach takes the 5th in Newark

Kirby Dach scored in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the New Jersey Devils 2-1 Friday night.

Jarry and the Pens blank Kessel in his first game back in Pittsburgh

Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry wasn't so hospitable, turning aside all 33 shots he faced, including three from Kessel, to lift Pittsburgh to a 2-0 victory.

Two outa' three ain't bad for the Habs

Nate Thompson scored with less than two minutes left in the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 2-1 on Friday night for their second victory in the last eleven games
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Demko is a solid piece of Vancouver's fast-maturing core.

So far this season, we've seen a dozen rookie netminders start in net at least once for their respective clubs, with a handful of interesting cases.
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Stars best in the West at home.

Joe Pavelski scored on the power play 2:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Thursday night.
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Landeskog and Avs continue Montreal's misery

Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog scored in his return from injury as Colorado beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Thursday night.
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Sopel issues a statement on his Crawford statements

Former NHLer Brent Sopel released a statement on Thursday in an effort to clarify a story he told on an episode of the Spittin' Chiclets podcast last year.
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Merry Christmas Milan. Lucic gets his first of the year for the Flames

Milan Lucic scored his first goal with Calgary, and it turned into the winner as the Flames held on to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Thursday.
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Sens bounce back from loss in Vancouver with a big win in Edmonton

Tyler Ennis had a goal and two assists as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Wednesday.
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Sad day for the Pavelich family, as judge orders former Miracle member committed

A Minnesota judge on Wednesday ordered that a former member of the "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team should be committed to a secure treatment facility, saying the hockey star is mentally ill and dangerous.
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Kadri has a happy homecoming as the Avs top the Leafs in Toronto

Valeri Nichushkin scored a short-handed goal in the third period as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Wednesday.
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From the outhouse to the penthouse. Burrows worked his way to the top.....and stayed there.

There were a thousand things Alex Burrows had to learn to make his unimaginable journey from an ECHL tryout to the NHL. As he gets set to go into the Vancouver Canucks’ Ring of Honour, past teammates and coaches speak to his incredible journey.
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Vancouver has a big game on big night

Forward Antoine Roussel scored in his first game back after being sidelined for eight months with an injury as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2 Tuesday night.
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Philly keep their winning ways going with another win over the Leafs

Claude Giroux scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Philadelphia Flyers had three goals in the final 2:06 to get their fifth straight win, 6-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
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Jets top the Stars with Laine at the helm

Kyle Connor had a goal and two assists as the Winnipeg Jets handed the Dallas Stars their fourth straight loss with a 5-1 victory on Tuesday.
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Habs get a much needed win versus the Isles.

The Montreal Canadiens snapped an eight-game winless streak with a convincing 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders Tuesday night.
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The times they are a changin'....

Who you employ and how they behave has never been more relevant. The level of scrutiny has gone up considerably over a handful of days, which should in theory create a healthier and more nurturing atmosphere across the sport, but also comes with some uncomfortable conversations (and revelations) about where we’ve been.
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They say it's your Birthday.......

Jack Eichel had a goal and two assists, and the Buffalo Sabres used a five-goal first period to beat the New Jersey Devils 7-1 Monday night.
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PeKing Ducks. First battle of the Cali rivals goes to Anaheim

Derek Grant scored two goals, Ryan Miller made 34 saves and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 Monday night in the first Freeway Faceoff rivalry game of the season.
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Well we're winning here in AllenTown.....

Jake Allen made 38 saves, Brayden Schenn scored his team-leading 14th goal and the St. Louis Blues beat the short-handed Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
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And the hits just keep on comin'.....

Former Detroit Red Wings defenceman Chris Chelios shed some light on his experiences playing under Mike Babcock during an appearance on a recent episode of the Spittin' Chiclets podcast.
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Eberle finally tickles the twine as the Islanders continue to shine

Jordan Eberle scored two goals and Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves to lift the New York Islanders over Detroit 4-1 on Monday night, extending the Red Wings' winless streak to 10 games.
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On or off the ice, BoroCop lays down the law.

Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki fights crime on his days off from the rink.
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Canucks end their road trip with a very solid effort in Alberta

Tanner Pearson recorded two goals and two assists in the Vancouver Canucks' 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night at Rogers Place.
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Ward off to a hot start with the Flames

Elias Lindholm scored the game-winner late in the third period, then added an empty netter, to lead the Calgary Flames to 3-1 victory on Saturday night over the Ottawa Senators.
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Talk may be cheap in trades, but Hall isn't

As the New Jersey Devils' season continues to unravel, Taylor Hall's future is becoming a more prominent storyline in The Garden State.
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At least it's a step in the right direction for the Habs even if they stumbled at the end

The Canadiens' losing streak hit seven on Saturday, but it’s important for them to focus on what they did well in this game, because if they build on those things, they have a chance of digging their way out of this. And they have to dig themselves out of this immediately.
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Francis and Karmanos have differring stories about Peters' Carolina incidents

Former Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis has released a statement about "physical incidents" involving Bill Peters and players on the Hurricanes.