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Islanders cool Rangers hype

Jan 14, 2015

Islanders cool Rangers hype

All the accolades and platitudes the New York Rangers received during their recent three-game California sweep were quickly transferred to the rival New York Islanders, who dismantled the Broadway Blueshirts upon their return to Madison Square Garden. Undaunted and unfazed by the positive press ...

Ovechkin sets record as Caps win

Jan 13, 2015

Ovechkin sets record as Caps win

Alex Ovechkin has made a career out of scoring crucial goals for the Washington Capitals, and he did once more Monday. Ovechkin scored a tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period to help the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1. “I was ...

Evergreen Hossa leads Blackhawks past Wild

Jan 12, 2015

Evergreen Hossa leads Blackhawks past Wild

Playing on the eve of his 36th birthday, Marian Hossa looked like a much younger forward. Just call it his usual solid performance. Hossa, Bryan Bickell and Brad Richards each had a goal and an assist, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-1 victory ...

Crosby one-timer sinks Habs in OT

Jan 11, 2015

Crosby one-timer sinks Habs in OT

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins needed just one mistake by the Montreal Canadiens to come away with a victory. Crosby scored a power-play goal 3:41 into overtime, lifting the Penguins over the Canadiens 2-1 on Saturday night. Evgeni Malkin also scored for the ...

Tavares goal leads Isles past Devils

Jan 10, 2015

Tavares goal leads Isles past Devils

John Tavares was good and lucky, and that was just what the New York Islanders needed to beat the New Jersey Devils. Tavares forced overtime with a somewhat lucky goal moments after a power play expired, and then scored a magnificent unassisted winner with ...

Goal surge propels Blues

Jan 9, 2015

Goal surge propels Blues

T.J. Oshie hasn’t seen anything like this before in his seven seasons with the St. Louis Blues. Oshie and the Blues continued their blistering scoring binge against the visiting San Jose Sharks with seven players scoring goals in a 7-2 win on Thursday night. ...

Jan 9, 2015

Ex-North Star J.P. Parise dead at 73

J.P. Parise, a Minnesota North Stars standout who helped Canada beat the Soviet Union in the landmark Summit Series in 1972, has died. He was 73. Parise died Wednesday night at his home in suburban Prior Lake, the Parise family said Thursday in a ...

Caps pound Maple Leafs

Jan 8, 2015

Caps pound Maple Leafs

Peter Horachek saw positives, but the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first step under their new interim coach started with another loss. Marcus Johansson and Eric Fehr scored two goals apiece as the Washington Capitals, backed by a record-tying performance by Braden Holtby in goal, beat ...

Elias hits milestone in Devils win

Jan 7, 2015

Elias hits milestone in Devils win

Patrik Elias was in a reflective mood after notching his 1,000th NHL point. Elias had a goal and two assists, and the New Jersey Devils beat the struggling Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Tuesday night. “I don’t think I ever considered myself a goal scorer, ...

Capitals rally past Panthers

Jan 5, 2015

Capitals rally past Panthers

Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz has appreciated his team’s resiliency. Sunday’s game provided another example. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and the Capitals rallied from a 2-1 second-period deficit to earn a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers. The Capitals improved ...

Jan 5, 2015

Sharks put Thornton on injured list

The San Jose Sharks have placed center Joe Thornton on the injured list with an upper-body injury. The Sharks made the move Sunday. Thornton will miss at least the next two games in Winnipeg and Minnesota the next two nights. Thornton had his streak ...