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Canucks blast lowly Coyotes

Dec 23, 2014

Canucks blast lowly Coyotes

Alex Burrows scored twice and Ryan Miller made 38 saves as the Vancouver Canucks hammered the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 on Monday night. Daniel Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Brad Richardson, Chris Higgins and Shawn Matthias also scored for Vancouver (20-11-2), which won its second straight. Miller ...

Blackhawks defeat Leafs

Dec 22, 2014

Blackhawks defeat Leafs

Playing with heavy hearts, Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks earned a difficult win. Kane had a power-play goal and two assists, leading Antti Raanta and the Blackhawks to a 4-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night. The Blackhawks played with ...

Flyers show mettle in 3rd

Dec 21, 2014

Flyers show mettle in 3rd

Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and the Philadelphia Flyers needed a little time to get up full speed against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Giroux had two goals and two assists, Voracek added four assists to take the NHL scoring lead and the Flyers rallied to ...

Islanders go on road to beat Wings

Dec 20, 2014

Islanders go on road to beat Wings

Anders Lee called it a “garbage” goal. The New York Islanders will take it — along with yet another victory in Detroit. Lee knocked the puck over the goal line for a split-second in the second period, and the Islanders went on to a ...

Capitals fend off Blue Jackets in overtime

Dec 19, 2014

Capitals fend off Blue Jackets in overtime

The Washington Capitals made sure this one wouldn’t get to a shootout. Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals’ point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets’ ...

Eriksson lifts Bruins past Wild in OT

Dec 18, 2014

Eriksson lifts Bruins past Wild in OT

The Boston Bruins needed a win like this. Well, any win, really. Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the ...

Panthers triumph in epic shootout

Dec 17, 2014

Panthers triumph in epic shootout

Nick Bjugstad took a deep breath before his second attempt in the longest shootout in NHL history. And when he finally exhaled and scored, the Florida Panthers had outlasted the Washington Capitals in a whopping 20 rounds. “I’ve never seen anything like that,” Florida ...

Eakins done with Oilers

Dec 16, 2014

Eakins done with Oilers

Dallas Eakins was fired Monday as coach of the Edmonton Oilers, who have lost 15 of 16 games and are well on the way to missing the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season. General manager Craig MacTavish will coach the team until the job ...

Streaking Maple Leafs edge Kings

Dec 15, 2014

Streaking Maple Leafs edge Kings

The Toronto Maple Leafs are rolling, and coach Randy Carlyle thinks they can play even better. James Reimer helped the Maple Leafs to a 4-3 shootout win over Los Angeles on Sunday, shutting out the Kings in the tiebreaker. “We think this group’s got ...

Dec 15, 2014

Crosby diagnosed with mumps

Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps. The Penguins announced the diagnosis Sunday after holding the two-time MVP out of games over the weekend as a precaution when swelling developed on the right side ...

Senators beat Bruins in SO

Dec 14, 2014

Senators beat Bruins in SO

Dave Cameron had to wait a few extra minutes to earn his first victory as an NHL coach. The Ottawa Senators wound up with the win Saturday when Bobby Ryan and Mikka Zibanjad scored in a shootout to beat the Boston Bruins 3-2. Cameron ...

Canadiens' Price stands tall between the pipes

Dec 13, 2014

Canadiens' Price stands tall between the pipes

The Los Angeles Kings were all over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night. The defending Stanley Cup champions just didn’t have much to show for it. With his team getting outplayed on the ice in front of him, Carey Price had a season-high 44 ...