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Improving Penguins down Devils

Jan 27, 2016

Improving Penguins down Devils

The Pittsburgh Penguins may finally be starting to figure things out. Just in time — they hope — for a playoff push. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the surging Penguins beat the New Jersey Devils 2-0 ...

Panthers stop Lightning's win streak at seven

Jan 24, 2016

Panthers stop Lightning's win streak at seven

The Florida Panthers are proving they are one of the elite teams in the NHL. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, sending the Panthers to a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay that ended the Lightning’s seven-game winning streak Saturday night. After drubbing ...

Panthers score first victory over Blackhawks in 5 years

Jan 23, 2016

Panthers score first victory over Blackhawks in 5 years

Aaron Ekblad came back, and the Florida Panthers made an emphatic return to their winning ways. Against the reigning Stanley Cup champions, no less. Roberto Luongo stopped 27 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, Ekblad scored in his first game back after ...

Jan 23, 2016

Ex-front office executive Boone dies

George Boone, a longtime player personnel executive for the Arizona Cardinals, has died at the age of 77, the team announced on Thursday. Boone was the team’s director of player personnel from 1973 to 1991. He served as the team’s assistant personnel director for ...

Tampa Bay ends Chicago's 12-game win streak

Jan 22, 2016

Tampa Bay ends Chicago's 12-game win streak

Anton Stralman insisted the surging Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t derive any extra satisfaction out of beating the Chicago Blackhawks to end a franchise-record 12-game winning streak for the defending Stanley Cup champions. “No, not really,” the veteran defenseman said after the Lightning extended a ...

Blues edge Red Wings

Jan 21, 2016

Blues edge Red Wings

Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots in the St. Louis Blues’ latest win, though he didn’t face many great chances. Elliott came within less than 2½ minutes of handing Detroit its first shutout in 69 games, Dmitri Jaskin scored a key third-period goal, and the ...

Blues defeat Penguins

Jan 19, 2016

Blues defeat Penguins

Paul Stastny and the rest of the Blues’ top line turned in a clutch performance Monday night. Stastny had a goal and three assists, and linemates Alexander Steen and Troy Brouwer each added a goal and an assist for St. Louis in a 5-2 ...

Blackhawks beat Canadiens, extend streak to 11

Jan 18, 2016

Blackhawks beat Canadiens, extend streak to 11

Patrick Kane had a big grin on his face as he skated around the back of the net to congratulate Artemi Panarin on his nifty pass in the third period. Lots of smiles for the Chicago Blackhawks these days. The Blackhawks matched a franchise ...

Sharks roll past slumping Stars

Jan 17, 2016

Sharks roll past slumping Stars

Despite squandering a pair of third-period leads, the San Jose Sharks managed to extend their winning streak. Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored twice and assisted on Tomas Hertl’s winner 1:12 into overtime against former teammate Antti Niemi to lead the Sharks to their fifth straight win, ...

Namestnikov lifts Lightning

Jan 16, 2016

Namestnikov lifts Lightning

Lightning5Penguins 4 Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper didn’t want to jinx the defending Eastern Conference champion’s best stretch of the season. “Let’s not talk about that,” Cooper said with a smile after Vladislav Namestnikov completed a hat trick in overtime and the Lightning ...

Blackhawks win moves Quenneville up list

Jan 15, 2016

Blackhawks win moves Quenneville up list

After moving into second place on the career wins list, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville had good news for the list’s leader, Scotty Bowman. “Scotty’s safe,” Quenneville quipped. He’s the only one. Quenneville won his 783rd game, Corey Crawford made 39 saves in his ...

Bennett nets four in win

Jan 14, 2016

Bennett nets four in win

Rookie Sam Bennett had a first-period hat trick and four goals total, Jonas Hiller made 15 saves and the Calgary Flames beat the Panthers 6-0 on Wednesday night to give Florida its first regulation loss in 14 games. Bennett is the first Flames player ...