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Blues bounce back by shutting out Bruins

Dec 23, 2015

Blues bounce back by shutting out Bruins

The St. Louis Blues were still smarting when they got to Boston after blowing a three-goal lead a night earlier. They didn’t want to have to think about that during the extended holiday break. Jake Allen stopped 32 shots for his fifth shutout, Vladimir ...

Leafs pounce on Avalanche in third period

Dec 22, 2015

Leafs pounce on Avalanche in third period

Tyler Bozak made a triumphant return to Denver and led the surging Toronto Maple Leafs to a big win. Bozak scored three times in the third period and Toronto broke loose for four goals in the final 20 minutes to beat the Colorado Avalanche ...

Benn leads Stars past Canadiens

Dec 20, 2015

Benn leads Stars past Canadiens

Jamie Benn had two goals and an assist on Saturday night, and he was just as good without the puck. In a battle of division leaders, the Dallas Stars scored within the first 2 minutes of each period and beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-2. ...

Vatrano's hat trick fuels Bruins

Dec 19, 2015

Vatrano's hat trick fuels Bruins

Frank Vatrano shook off his slump and singlehandedly outscored the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins. Boston’s rookie center, playing in his 17th NHL game, had three goals for his first career hat trick to lead the Bruins to a 6-2 win over the Penguins on Friday ...

Blue Jackets outgun Coyotes in wild clash

Dec 18, 2015

Blue Jackets outgun Coyotes in wild clash

The Columbus Blue Jackets are in the bottom third of the league in goals scored per game. They’d be a lot lower if not for a couple of games against Arizona. Brandon Saad, Alexander Wennberg and Cam Atkinson each had a goal and two ...

Rask's fine play helps Bruins past Penguins

Dec 17, 2015

Rask's fine play helps Bruins past Penguins

New coach or old, it didn’t matter for Pittsburgh Penguins the way Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask is playing. Rask stopped 34 shots for his fourth shutout, Jimmy Hayes ended a 15-game goal-scoring drought and the Bruins beat Pittsburgh 3-0 Wednesday night, keeping new Penguins ...

Oilers continue tear with defeat of Bruins

Dec 15, 2015

Oilers continue tear with defeat of Bruins

The Edmonton Oilers weren’t trying to hide it. They knew they were lucky to get out of town with a victory. Andrej Sekera scored 41 seconds into overtime and Cam Talbot stopped 47 shots to lift the Oilers to their sixth straight win, 3-2 ...

Islanders take chance against Blue Jackets

Dec 13, 2015

Islanders take chance against Blue Jackets

Skating the length of the ice with the puck on a 2-on-none breakaway, Josh Bailey decided to let Kyle Okposo have the glory of getting the winning goal. Okposo got his second goal of the game on a drop pass from Bailey at 2:16 ...

Kane extends points streak to 25 as Blackhawks top Jets

Dec 12, 2015

Kane extends points streak to 25 as Blackhawks top Jets

Patrick Kane keeps finding ways to add to his franchise-record points streak. On Friday night he made a timely contribution to a tidy win for the Chicago Blackhawks. Kane extended his streak to 25 games with a power-play goal, Corey Crawford stopped 25 shots ...

Panthers' Jagr notches 731st career goal

Dec 11, 2015

Panthers' Jagr notches 731st career goal

Karma was finally on the side of Jaromir Jagr. Jagr moved into a tie for fourth on the all-time goals list with a first-period score that sparked the Florida Panthers to a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Jagr needed just ...

Oilers give McLellan victory over old team

Dec 10, 2015

Oilers give McLellan victory over old team

The Edmonton Oilers did what they had to do for coach Todd McLellan. Taylor Hall scored in overtime and the Oilers beat McLellan’s old club, the San Jose Sharks, 4-3 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. Jordan Eberle said the players wanted ...