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Red Wings beat Sabres to end skid

Tomas Tatar took advantage of extra space on the ice to create some scoring chances — and help Detroit end a six-game skid. Tatar had a pair of power-play goals in the third period Tuesday night and the Red Wings beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-3 Tuesday night. Tatar’s 13th goal ...

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 ...

Steen guides Blues to win

Dec 12, 2014

Steen guides Blues to win

Alexander Steen returned to the ice and looked as though he hadn’t missed a beat. After sitting out two games with a lower-body injury, Steen scored two goals, and Jake Allen made 25 saves in the St. Louis Blues’ 6-3 win over the suddenly ...