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Dec 29, 2016

Blackhawks, Panarin finalize two-year contract extension

Artemi Panarin and the Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms Wednesday on a $12 million, two-year contract extension. The reigning Calder Trophy winner will count $6 million against the salary cap in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. Agent Tom Lynn confirmed the deal in an ...

Canadiens blow lead, fall to Lightning in OT

Dec 29, 2016

Canadiens blow lead, fall to Lightning in OT

Montreal coach Michel Therrien was short and direct after the Canadiens blew a late lead and lost in overtime to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tyler Johnson scored his second goal of the game 1:36 into the extra session and the Lightning rallied from a ...

Blue Jackets rack up 13th straight victory

Dec 28, 2016

Blue Jackets rack up 13th straight victory

Even thoroughly outplaying the Blue Jackets isn’t good enough to get a victory in Columbus right now. Not with the way Sergei Bobrovsky and the NHL’s most surprising Stanley Cup contenders are clicking. Bobrovsky had 37 saves, Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal midway ...

Dec 27, 2016

Penguins give Sullivan a three-year contract extension

Mike Sullivan’s arrival in Pittsburgh last season provided the spark that turned the Penguins’ listless season around. The franchise rewarded its fiery head coach with a three-year contract extension on Monday that will keep Sullivan with the team through 2019-20. The 48-year-old Sullivan took ...

Dec 25, 2016

Downie goes on Twitter rant against Cherry, Coyotes

Former NHL forward Steve Downie went on a lengthy Twitter rant Friday night, taking aim at hockey commentator Don Cherry and the Arizona Coyotes. Downie, who played parts of eight seasons in the NHL, criticized the culture of violence that he believes Cherry perpetuates ...

Blue Jackets win 12th straight

Dec 24, 2016

Blue Jackets win 12th straight

The Columbus Blue Jackets gave their fans quite a gift two days before Christmas — a 12-game winning streak and the best record in the NHL. Columbus defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Friday night to maintain the best record in the NHL and ...

Blue Jackets rout Pens for 11th straight win

Dec 23, 2016

Blue Jackets rout Pens for 11th straight win

Some of the high energy seemed to be sucked out of Nationwide Arena when Sidney Crosby scored for Pittsburgh less than 3 minutes into the game against Columbus. But the Penguins wouldn’t find the net again for the rest of the night as the ...

Returning stars Nash, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Stars

Dec 16, 2016

Returning stars Nash, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Stars

Rick Nash and Henrik Lundqvist returned to the New York Rangers’ lineup and were instrumental in their 2-0 shutout of the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. Nash, who had missed four games with a groin injury, scored an unassisted goal with his team short-handed ...

Dec 13, 2016

Penguins demolish Coyotes

Sidney Crosby left briefly after taking a stick to the face then returned and picked up his NHL-leading 21st goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins crushed the Arizona Coyotes 7-0 on Monday night. Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson, Trevor Daley, Phil Kessel, Nick Bonino and Justin ...

Blackhawks win annual Black Friday rivalry game

Nov 26, 2016

Blackhawks win annual Black Friday rivalry game

When the Chicago Blackhawks make their usual visit to Anaheim on Black Friday, they always have a raucous cheering section of jersey-clad fans crowded against the glass from the pregame warmup onward. Although those fans didn’t get to see captain Jonathan Toews this time, ...

Resurgent Oilers thump Blackhawks

Nov 22, 2016

Resurgent Oilers thump Blackhawks

The Edmonton Oilers hope they are finally out of their funk. Leon Draisaitl scored twice and Cam Talbot made 31 saves for his third shutout of the season, helping Edmonton beat the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 on Monday night. “They’ve been playing some ...

Capitals come out strong in rout

Nov 17, 2016

Capitals come out strong in rout

Determined to get out of their recent funk and motivated to measure up to the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals took out their frustrations in a 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The score was indicative of just how ...