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Sharks skate past Canadiens

Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Martin Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their mastery of Montreal at home by beating the Canadiens 2-1 on Friday in a matchup of division leaders. Jones won his third straight and San Jose improved to ...

Rangers finish strong to rally past Hurricanes

Nov 30, 2016

Rangers finish strong to rally past Hurricanes

Rick Nash came up big in the third period for the New York Rangers. Nash tied the score with a highlight-reel goal in the opening minute of the third and then set up Jimmy Vesey’s winner later in the period to rally the Rangers ...

Panthers fire Gallant in philosophical row

Nov 29, 2016

Panthers fire Gallant in philosophical row

Gerard Gallant wanted the Florida Panthers to play one way, and his bosses wanted another. As such, they’re not his bosses anymore. The Panthers cited philosophical differences Monday as the primary reason why they fired Gallant, a coach of the year finalist last season ...

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, ...

Canadiens cool off Hurricanes

Nov 25, 2016

Canadiens cool off Hurricanes

The Montreal Canadiens slowed down the streaking Carolina Hurricanes. Max Pacioretty broke a tie 14 seconds into the third period and the NHL-leading Canadiens beat Carolina 2-1 on Thursday to end the Hurricanes’ winning streak at five games. Carey Price made 31 saves, and ...

Ovechkin bags 16th hat trick of NHL career

Nov 24, 2016

Ovechkin bags 16th hat trick of NHL career

Alex Ovechkin stretched out his arms in celebration, teammates mobbed him along the boards and jubilant fans launched their hats onto the ice. This was the performance they had waited to see. Ovechkin scored his first hat trick this season and 16th of his ...

Blues overcome slow start in win

Nov 23, 2016

Blues overcome slow start in win

The St. Louis Blues turned around a listless start by getting gritty in the second period. Robert Bortuzzo and Paul Stastny scored 2:12 apart in the second period, and Jake Allen had 39 saves, helping the Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Tuesday ...

Nov 23, 2016

NHL expansion team named Vegas Golden Knights

The NHL’s newest team is named the Vegas Golden Knights. Owner Bill Foley and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the Las Vegas expansion franchise’s official name and revealed its logo and colors Tuesday night at a gala ceremony for about 5,000 fans outside T-Mobile ...

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 ...

Streaking Blue Jackets top Capitals on late goal

Nov 21, 2016

Streaking Blue Jackets top Capitals on late goal

John Tortorella had worried about Sunday’s game, the first matinee for Columbus all season. He didn’t want the Washington Capitals to get off to a quick start. The Capitals scored on Nicklas Backstrom’s goal barely three minutes into the game, but the Blue Jackets ...

McDavid bags first hat trick in Oilers' win

Nov 20, 2016

McDavid bags first hat trick in Oilers' win

Connor McDavid, among the league’s most electrifying young stars, got his first career hat trick behind a few fortunate breaks Saturday night. McDavid scored once off a defender’s stick and put back two other juicy rebounds, and his three goals helped the Edmonton Oilers ...

Calvert gets stitched up, delivers go-ahead goal

Nov 19, 2016

Calvert gets stitched up, delivers go-ahead goal

Matt Calvert was beaming in the Columbus Blue Jackes’ locker room after scoring the winning goal with a bandaged forehead hiding about 30 stitches. Calvert returned from absorbing a slap shot that required medical attention and scored a short-handed, tiebreaking goal in the third ...

Granlund swoops late to lead Wild past Bruins

Nov 18, 2016

Granlund swoops late to lead Wild past Bruins

A bounce went the right way at a key time for Mikael Granlund and the Minnesota Wild. Granlund scored with 44.5 seconds left, Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 shots for his league-leading fourth shutout, and the Wild beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 Thursday night. Granlund ...