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Toews lifts Blackhawks to OT triumph over Wild

Feb 9, 2017

Toews lifts Blackhawks to OT triumph over Wild

Sure, no game is a must-win this time of year. Still, the Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t afford to slip much further behind the Minnesota Wild. Jonathan Toews scored a power-play goal 3:09 into overtime to lift the Blackhawks over the Western Conference-leading Wild 4-3 on ...

NHL's crazy coaching carousel keeps spinning

Feb 8, 2017

NHL's crazy coaching carousel keeps spinning

It’s coach firing season in the NHL. Well, actually, that’s every season. Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins became the fourth coach fired this season on Tuesday and the second in the past week after the St. Louis Blues canned fellow veteran Ken Hitchcock. ...

Slumping Bruins fire coach Julien

Feb 8, 2017

Slumping Bruins fire coach Julien

The Bruins felt they needed a change at the top, even if it meant doing it on a day when the city was celebrating a championship. Boston fired Stanley Cup-winning coach Claude Julien on Tuesday, just hours before a downtown parade in honor of ...

Struggling Bruins part ways with Julien

Feb 7, 2017

Struggling Bruins part ways with Julien

The Boston Bruins have fired coach Claude Julien. Assistant Bruce Cassidy was named the interim coach. General manager Don Sweeney announced the change on Tuesday. Boston has lost two in a row and six of nine and fallen out of a playoff spot in ...

Islanders drop Leafs on Nelson's OT goal

Feb 7, 2017

Islanders drop Leafs on Nelson's OT goal

After climbing back from a two-goal deficit, the New York Islanders didn’t get deflated when Toronto regained the lead late in regulation. They simply found a way to post another big home win. Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game at 2:42 of overtime ...

Kessel's OT winner lifts Penguins over Blue Jackets

Feb 4, 2017

Kessel's OT winner lifts Penguins over Blue Jackets

Phil Kessel wasn’t even aware he was playing in the 800th game of his career until the Pittsburgh Penguins forward glanced up at the scoreboard at some point on Friday night against Columbus. “I guess it’s a lot of games,” Kessel said. “Hopefully I ...

Sharks' Marleau notches 500th career goal

Feb 3, 2017

Sharks' Marleau notches 500th career goal

Patrick Marleau scored his 500th career goal, Chris Tierney tallied twice and the surging San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night. Brent Burns added a goal and an assist for the Sharks, and Martin Jones made 32 saves. San Jose ...

Feb 2, 2017

Penguins' Sheary out with upper-body injury

Conor Sheary’s breakout season with the Pittsburgh Penguins hit a speed bump on Wednesday. The team said the second-year forward is out 4 to 6 weeks due to an upper-body injury. Sheary is third on the team with 17 goals while working on a ...

Blues fire Hitchcock, name Yeo new coach

Feb 2, 2017

Blues fire Hitchcock, name Yeo new coach

The Blues abruptly fired coach Ken Hitchcock on Wednesday, cutting short the veteran’s final season in St. Louis and putting coach-in-waiting Mike Yeo in charge of the underperforming team months earlier than planned. GM Doug Armstrong announced the change one day after the Blues’ ...

Blue Jackets survive scare, hold off Rangers

Feb 1, 2017

Blue Jackets survive scare, hold off Rangers

After taking a big lead early in the third period, the Columbus Blue Jackets relaxed a little, and it almost cost them a crucial division game. Seth Jones scored twice, Alexander Wennberg had a goal and two assists and the Jackets led by six ...

Jan 31, 2017

Islanders to leave Brooklyn: reports

Barclays Center, which opened in Brooklyn in 2012, is planning on not being the home of the New York Islanders after the 2018-19 season, according to reports Monday. Bloomberg and the New York Daily News reported that the arena, built as the home of ...