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Jets played better, but continue in a point-less freefall

Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk each scored power-play goals as the Boston Bruins handed the Winnipeg Jets their fifth straight loss with a 2-1 victory on Friday.
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Draisaitl continues to rack up the points as Edmonton bounces back after Battle of Alberta loss

Leon Draisaitl scored a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers fought through for a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday.
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The Great 8 is now number 8

Alex Ovechkin scored his 694th and 695th career goals as the Washington Capitals topped the Ottawa Senators 5-3 on Friday night.
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The 'Nucks score a bundle in the last frame to beat San Jose 5-2
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I still think they should be the Seattle Washingtons'.......ya' know, like George??

Ever since the NHL awarded a 32nd franchise to Seattle in December of 2018, fans and media have been speculating what the new club will be called. On Wednesday, new rumours sparked renewed debate about the name, but the team says it has nothing to reveal yet.
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Leaf's move into a tie for 3rd in the Atlantic with a win over the Stars

Mitchell Marner set up the first two goals and the Toronto Maple Leafs kept up their high-scoring ways on the road to beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 on Wednesday night.
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Yep, fighting's bad......until it sells tickets and advertising

The legend of the Battle of Alberta continues to grow after a highlight-filled clash between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames.
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Ex-NHL goaltender Ed Belfour busted on mischief, alcohol charges | CBC Sports

Former NHL star goaltender Ed Belfour of Carman, Man., has been arrested for criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in a public place after an incident in a hotel early Tuesday morning in Bowling Green, Ky.
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Demko delivers as the Canucks contiue to rack up the points at home

J.T. Miller scored a pair of second-period goals as the Vancouver Canucks fought back from an early deficit to defeat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 Monday night.
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Caps' get the win as the Candiens continue to struggle for points

Jakub Vrana scored and added an assist as the conference-leading Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a 4-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.
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Sens get 2 on the PK but still lose to Jersey in a shootout

Jack Hughes scored the shootout winner as the New Jersey Devils snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators Monday night.
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Back to work......

Despite the cordial behaviour at the NHL All-Star Game, the Edmonton Oilers are ready to resume hostilities with the Calgary Flames in Wednesday night's Battle of Alberta.

Team Pacific takes the title and Hughes takes some praises

With all three matches in the books, the Pacific Division has emerged as the winner of the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. Relive all the top moments from all three tilts with our NHL All-Star Game Blog.
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Great time, great stories emerge from Skills competition

Here are the highlights from the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, which was by turns upsetting, record-setting, and goofy.
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Oh, Canada. Canucks beat the 'Mericans in Women's 3 on 3 showcase game

Melodie Daoust and Rebecca Johnston scored to give Canada a 2-1 win over the United States in a 3-on-3 women's game on Friday during the NHL's all-star skills competitions.
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The Stars are shining in St. Louis

A complete look at the results from each of the six competitions during the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills Competition.
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Penticton’s hockey community abuzz with revival of NHL Young Stars Classic

The tournament will feature prospects from the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks.
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Wild win the battle of two struggling teams

Eric Staal and Mats Zuccarello each had a goal and assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 shots as the Minnesota Wild beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Wednesday night.
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Columbus climbing the ladder heading into the All-Star break

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, Elvis Merzlikins stopped 27 shots, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.
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Report: Police investigating Gritty for allegedly punching 13-year-old

Philadelphia detectives are investigating a complaint made by a Philadelphia Flyers season-ticket holder that the team's mascot, Gritty, allegedly punched his 13-year-old son in the back, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Bad wrist takes Matthews out of the All-Star game

Auston Matthews will be replaced by Brady Tkachuk at this year's NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis. The Maple Leafs forward will not participate in on-ice activities, but will still travel there to be part of the event.
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Canadiens blow a 3 goal lead but still manage to get the 2 pts

Tomas Tatar scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens held on for the dramatic 5-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.
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Arizona drops another one with a 7-3 loss in Edmonton

Riley Sheahan had a goal and three assists and Connor McDavid had a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers rode a strong start to a 7-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.
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Toronto started their All-Star break a day early

Jonathan Toews scored twice to go along with two assists, Patrick Kane set up one to reach 999 career points, and the Chicago Blackhawks downed the listless Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 on Saturday.
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A big win at home over the Sharks has the Canucks on top of the (Western) world

The Vancouver Canucks, who have lost more games over the last four years than every team other than the Buffalo Sabres, beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 Saturday to move alone atop the tightest division in hockey.
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Learning what it meant to be a pro is paying off for Kapanen

Kapanen and Keefe's relationship dates back to the AHL. There has been some friction along the way, but there are benefits, too. Keefe, still adjusting to life in the NHL, already knows what buttons to push. And he’s seen Kapanen quietly put together a productive stretch with nine points to show for his last 10 games.
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Not such a close shave for Tampa as they crush the Jets

Anthony Cirelli scored his first career hat trick and Nikita Kucherov added a pair of goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Friday.
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Crosby continues to dominate since his return from surgery

Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night.
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There's a lot more in this article than just the title topic. Gives you a great "behind the scenes" peek into a week in the "old" NHL days

In this week's mailbag from Dan Murphy, he catches up with former Canucks Tom Sestito, who recalls one of Vancouver's whackiest weeks in memory -- which culminated with John Tortorella angrily going towards Calgary's dressing room. Plus: are the Canucks really better on defence with Micheal Ferland and Brandon Sutter?
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After the Kassian and Perreault rulings by the NHL, players are once again confused as to what's legal this time around. Stay tuned.....

Mathieu Perreault was furious after taking a stiff elbow from Vancouver’s Jake Virtanen away from the play — an incident that went unpunished by the league’s department of player safety.
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Panic at the disco.....

What led to the firings in New Jersey and Vegas, and what's next? Elliotte Friedman has answers in the 31 Thoughts.
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You win some, you lose some. Strange days in Vegas

The Vegas Golden Knights have fired head coach Gerard Gallant and named Peter DeBoer as his replacement, the team announced on Wednesday.
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Tree has Tkachuk covered

While much has been said about Matthew Tkachuk's style of play in the wake of his run-in with Edmonton's Zack Kassian, his general manager said the organization takes no issue with how their young winger has conducted himself.
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Jeckyl & Hyde show continues for the 'Nucks

The Vancouver Canucks actually played well enough to win against the Winnipeg Jets. But it was the strong play of goaltender Connor Hellebuyck that continued Vancouver's dismal record in Manitoba.
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Only four points in Crosby's first game back?? Maybe he needs more rehab.......

Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff.
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The 'Oil finally conquer Smashville

Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers emerged with a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.
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Back to the future.......

Inside the game, Tkachuk’s hits are seen as cheap shots for which a player should answer by fighting, if the victim so chooses.
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2 for 2. The Canucks' pull-off two bounce back wins after two big losses

The Vancouver Canucks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday to sweep a pair of weekend matinees, which began with a 6-3 win Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres after a pair of dismal losses in Florida.
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Opinions are divided on whether it should be Kassian or Tkachuk facing the music

Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian will have a hearing Monday after an altercation with Calgary Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk during the second period of the two teams' matchup Saturday.
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It's the end of the road for Shero in New Jersey

The New Jersey Devils and general manager Ray Shero have agreed to part ways, the team announced Sunday.
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Panthers' blow out the Leafs, and see a new career points leader in Huberdeau

Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, surpassing Olli Jokinen for the franchise's career points lead with 420, and the Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 8-4 on Sunday night.
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The Hockey Theme...done in inimitable style...by an absolute LEGEND.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of legendary Canadian drummer Neil Peart, who passed away early this week at the age of 67. Here's a look back at the fantastic performance he did for TSN of 'The Hockey Theme'.
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Marlies game cancelled as assistant Rob Davison suffers medical emergency

The Toronto Marlies' game against the Texas Stars was cancelled on Friday after Marlies assistant Rob Davison suffered a medical emergency in the visitors' dressing room at the HEB Center.
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The Canucks were looking for a bounce-back game, but just ended up getting bounced

Considering the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Vancouver Canucks were even more disappointing on Thursday, as the Florida Panthers scored on their first two shots and coasted to a 5-2 victory.
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Canadiens' put on their rally caps to win third straight

Alex Chiasson scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-2 comeback victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, extending their win streak to three games.
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Lone Ranger racks up the points in a battle of cross-border rivals

Tony DeAngelo recorded his first career hat trick and added two assists as the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3 on Thursday night.
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Bruins complete comeback and take 2 points from the Jets

David Pastrnak had a hat trick to extend his point streak to 12 games and Jake DeBrusk added two goals, including the go-ahead score in the third period, to help the Boston Bruins hold off the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Thursday night.
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Philly happy to be back in the comforts of home

Kevin Hayes scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period short-handed to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
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30 - something Matthews leads the Leafs to victory

Blake Wheeler scored the winner in the shootout as the Winnipeg Jets edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Wednesday, overshadowing a milestone performance by Auston Matthews.
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If only the Wings could play Montreal every night.....

Filip Zadina scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:52 left in the third period, sending the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
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Lindholm hits two career milestones in a 2 - 1 win over the 'Hawks

Elias Lindholm scored twice to reach 300 points in his 500th NHL game, and the Calgary Flames beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
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Caps dominate the Sens in a 6 -1 win

T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin each scored two goals as the Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 6-1 on Tuesday night.
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Canucks' struck by Lightning in the first of 5 on the road

Carter Verhaeghe had his first career hat trick and Tampa Bay scored three times in less than a minute to finish a six-goal second period that propelled the Lightning to their season-best eighth straight win, a 9-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
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Unsung heroes help Canada win gold over Russia at world juniors

In the gold medal game of the 2020 world junior championship, it was the unsung heroes who won it for Canada in a 4-3 victory Sunday over Russia.
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A Golden day for Canada at the World Juniors

Akil Thomas scored with 3:58 left in the third period to cap a furious comeback and secure a 4-3 victory for the Canada's 18th title at the annual under-20 tournament.
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Canada Goose. 5 - 0 shutout win earns Team Canada a chance for gold

Before people had a chance to sit down Ostravar Arena, the Canadians unleashed an offensive attack on Finland. It led to a semifinal win and a date against Russia in the gold medal game on Sunday.
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Johnny hockey gets it done for the Flames

Johnny Gaudreau opened scoring and then set up the winner midway through the second as the Calgary Flames snapped a five-game losing skid at home with a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers.
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Lucky number seven nets the Canucks their sixth straight

Adam Gaudette scored at 15:49 of the third period as the Vancouver Canucks battled back from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-5 Thursday night and extend their win streak to six games.
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Buffalo soldier

The Calgary Flames have traded forward Michael Frolik to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.
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Crow is back in the 'Hawks nest after a month-long time out

After returning from a month-long suspension, Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford is hoping that it will spurn positive changes in his coaching.
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It's Canada vs Finland, and Sweden vs Russia in the Saturday semis

Lafreniere scored and added an assist in his return from injury as part of a resounding 6-1 victory over Slovakia in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
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Ironman Gallagher is out indefinitely after being hit by a Hurricane

Brendan Gallagher's ironman streak in the NHL appears to be coming to a close as the winger was place on injured reserve with an upper-body injury by the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.
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It's a fine, fine day for a reunion

Alexis Lafreniere proved Thursday he was more than healthy and effective for Canada in its quarterfinal win over Slovakia at the world juniors.
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Everybody ropes, everybody rides......

From a controversial hit from the side to a pyrotechnic rally from behind, the 2020 Winter Classic will leave a lasting impression.
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Buck up Torts......

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has been fined $20,000 for comments he made after his team's 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
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Long walk of shame for Perry at the Heritage Classic doesn't end there

Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry will have a hearing on Friday for elbowing Nashville Predators defenceman Ryan Ellis, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced.
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Canada gets a Happy New Year present with the return of Lafreniere

Alexis Lafreniere is expected to make his return from a left knee injury for Canada when it faces Slovakia in their quarterfinal matchup on Thursday, according to NHL.com's Guillaume Lepage.
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The All-Star rosters for the 4 Divisions have been annouced. Elias Pettersson to represent the Canucks in St. Louis

The host Blues will have three players at NHL All-Star Weekend while St. Louis native Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames will make his first All-Star appearance.
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Swedish machine still rolling at World Juniors

Sweden extended its win streak to 51 games in the preliminary round with a convincing victory over Kazakhstan.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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.

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

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.

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.
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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.