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Blackhawks' Toews scores hat trick

Feb 22, 2017

Blackhawks' Toews scores hat trick

The relatively slow start to the season for Jonathan Toews has been buried by his recent surge. The captain is in prime form at the right time for the Blackhawks, reminding the Minnesota Wild that their postseason path will likely lead to Chicago. Toews ...

Panthers edge Blues, complete 5-0 road trip

Feb 21, 2017

Panthers edge Blues, complete 5-0 road trip

The Florida Panthers began their five-game road trip near the back of a crowded field in the Eastern Conference playoff race. After sweeping the trip they’re near the top of the Atlantic Division. Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift ...

Red Wings finish strong in win over Penguins

Feb 20, 2017

Red Wings finish strong in win over Penguins

Admittedly not where they want to be in the standings, the Detroit Red Wings still have plenty of fight left. That much was evident this weekend with back-to-back wins against two of the NHL’s best teams. Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek scored early third-period ...

Julien vows to revitalize Habs

Feb 18, 2017

Julien vows to revitalize Habs

Claude Julien says his first goal as the new Montreal Canadiens coach will be to “create some pride” in the slumping club as he returns behind the bench. But Julien, who was hired Tuesday to replace Michel Therrien, said he plans to “fix and ...

Smile Japan aims for more glory

Feb 17, 2017

Smile Japan aims for more glory

Having achieved its main objective of the season by qualifying for next year’s Olympics, the women’s national ice hockey team, Smile Japan, turns its attention to the Asian Winter Games. On Sunday, the women completed a clean sweep of their final Olympic qualifying pool ...

Feb 17, 2017

Vermette handed 10-game ban for slashing linesman

Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette has been suspended for 10 games for slashing a linesman in apparent anger after a faceoff. The NHL announced the suspension Thursday. Vermette slapped his stick against the back of linesman Shandor Alphonso’s legs after losing a faceoff to ...

Crosby reaches 1,000 points

Feb 17, 2017

Crosby reaches 1,000 points

It was, in many ways, Sidney Crosby’s remarkable career distilled to its essence. Game on the line. A wide-open net. A race to the puck. These are the moments the Pittsburgh Penguins star embraces as well as anyone in his sport. Of course he ...

Feb 16, 2017

Legendary Czech left wing Augusta dies at 70

Czech ice hockey legend Josef Augusta, who won three world titles as a coach in 1999-2001, died at the age of 70 on Thursday, the Czech Ice Hockey Association said. Czech media said Augusta had battled pancreatic cancer for years. As a left wing, ...

Blue Jackets trounce Maple Leafs

Feb 16, 2017

Blue Jackets trounce Maple Leafs

Joonas Korpisalo has been shuttled between Columbus and the Blue Jackets’ AHL affiliate in Cleveland quite a bit this season. Maybe now, coach John Tortorella will let him stick around. The backup goalie made 31 saves, Nick Foligno and Boone Jenner had a goal ...

Pens' Crosby gets 999th career point

Feb 15, 2017

Pens' Crosby gets 999th career point

Evgeni Malkin scored and picked up an assist in his return from a lower-body injury, Sidney Crosby got his 999th career point with an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins rolled by the Vancouver Canucks 4-0. The quality Mike Sullivan appreciates the most in Malkin ...