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Penguins blast Hurricanes

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been beatable away from home this season. Good thing for them this felt nothing like a road game. Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist during Pittsburgh’s four-goal second period, and the Penguins routed the Carolina Hurricanes 7-1 on Friday night. Conor Sheary scored twice, ...

Dubinsky ends drought in victory

Jan 18, 2017

Dubinsky ends drought in victory

Brandon Dubinsky hadn’t scored a goal since Dec. 9 at Detroit, a 17-game stretch during which he had chances but couldn’t find the back of the net. The drought ended Tuesday night, maybe helping Columbus end a team-wide lull in the process. Dubinsky scored ...

Penguins outlast Caps in high-scoring duel

Jan 17, 2017

Penguins outlast Caps in high-scoring duel

The goals kept coming. One after another. A dizzying three periods of shots followed by baffled goaltenders fishing pucks out of the net wondering how things got out of hand so quickly. When Pittsburgh’s Conor Sheary ended it 34 seconds into overtime to give ...

Canadiens hit back to beat Rangers

Jan 15, 2017

Canadiens hit back to beat Rangers

It took a 62-second outburst in the third period for the Montreal Canadiens to turn a sour mood in the Bell Centre into a celebration. Alexei Emelin, Max Pacioretty and Paul Byron scored in rapid succession and the Canadiens rebounded after a disputed goal ...

Surging Capitals rout Blackhawks

Jan 14, 2017

Surging Capitals rout Blackhawks

Jay Beagle can’t explain his offensive success against the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s much easier to see why his Washington Capitals are rolling against everybody. Beagle scored twice to solidify his status as a Blackhawks killer and Washington routed Chicago 6-0 on Friday night to ...

Kings find rhythm early, steamroll Blues

Jan 13, 2017

Kings find rhythm early, steamroll Blues

The Los Angeles Kings are tired of scrapping and rallying every night, so they put together a rare blowout victory. The St. Louis Blues are getting far too familiar with being on the other side of these games, particularly with struggling Jake Allen in ...

Boedker powers Sharks past Oilers

Jan 11, 2017

Boedker powers Sharks past Oilers

Halfway through the season, Mikkel Boedker managed to double his goal-scoring total in just one game. Boedker scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. “A ...

Ovechkin matches Richard on scoring chart

Jan 10, 2017

Ovechkin matches Richard on scoring chart

Alex Ovechkin knows Maurice “Rocket” Richard’s name, mainly from the six times he won the trophy named after the Montreal Canadiens’ great as the top NHL goal-scorer of the year. The name came up again Monday night when the Washington star scored career goal ...

Boudreau wins in return to Anaheim with Wild

Jan 9, 2017

Boudreau wins in return to Anaheim with Wild

Bruce Boudreau is a likable guy who loves to hold court, and he spent his pregame hours Sunday entertaining a stream of Orange County friends, former co-workers and general well-wishers in the Minnesota Wild’s dressing room. “It’s always great coming back,” the veteran coach ...

Quick start sparks Leafs to win

Jan 7, 2017

Quick start sparks Leafs to win

What was supposed to be a rebuilding season for youthful Toronto could turn into a playoff appearance. Nazem Kadri sparked Toronto’s four-goal first period with a power-play score, and the Maple Leafs beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Friday night for their sixth ...

Blue Jackets' bid for history ends with rout by Capitals

Jan 6, 2017

Blue Jackets' bid for history ends with rout by Capitals

John Tortorella broke from his usual routine after the Columbus Blue Jackets’ streak-breaking clunker on Thursday night. He felt he had to. Tortorella walked into the visiting locker room and told his players he was proud of them, even after the Jackets lost 5-0 ...