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Penguins outlast Caps in high-scoring duel

The goals kept coming. One after another. A dizzying three periods of shots followed by baffled goaltenders fishing pucks out of the net wondering how things got out of hand so quickly. When Pittsburgh’s Conor Sheary ended it 34 seconds into overtime to give the Penguins a chaotic 8-7 victory ...

Kings find rhythm early, steamroll Blues

Jan 13, 2017

Kings find rhythm early, steamroll Blues

The Los Angeles Kings are tired of scrapping and rallying every night, so they put together a rare blowout victory. The St. Louis Blues are getting far too familiar with being on the other side of these games, particularly with struggling Jake Allen in ...

Boedker powers Sharks past Oilers

Jan 11, 2017

Boedker powers Sharks past Oilers

Halfway through the season, Mikkel Boedker managed to double his goal-scoring total in just one game. Boedker scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. “A ...

Ovechkin matches Richard on scoring chart

Jan 10, 2017

Ovechkin matches Richard on scoring chart

Alex Ovechkin knows Maurice “Rocket” Richard’s name, mainly from the six times he won the trophy named after the Montreal Canadiens’ great as the top NHL goal-scorer of the year. The name came up again Monday night when the Washington star scored career goal ...

Boudreau wins in return to Anaheim with Wild

Jan 9, 2017

Boudreau wins in return to Anaheim with Wild

Bruce Boudreau is a likable guy who loves to hold court, and he spent his pregame hours Sunday entertaining a stream of Orange County friends, former co-workers and general well-wishers in the Minnesota Wild’s dressing room. “It’s always great coming back,” the veteran coach ...

Quick start sparks Leafs to win

Jan 7, 2017

Quick start sparks Leafs to win

What was supposed to be a rebuilding season for youthful Toronto could turn into a playoff appearance. Nazem Kadri sparked Toronto’s four-goal first period with a power-play score, and the Maple Leafs beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Friday night for their sixth ...

Blue Jackets' bid for history ends with rout by Capitals

Jan 6, 2017

Blue Jackets' bid for history ends with rout by Capitals

John Tortorella broke from his usual routine after the Columbus Blue Jackets’ streak-breaking clunker on Thursday night. He felt he had to. Tortorella walked into the visiting locker room and told his players he was proud of them, even after the Jackets lost 5-0 ...

Bruins legend Milt Schmidt dies at 98

Jan 5, 2017

Bruins legend Milt Schmidt dies at 98

Milt Schmidt, the hockey Hall of Famer who led Boston to two Stanley Cup championships as the center of the “Kraut Line,” served Canada in World War II and returned to the NHL to win its MVP award and two more titles as the ...

Pacioretty lifts Habs past Stars in OT

Jan 5, 2017

Pacioretty lifts Habs past Stars in OT

Max Pacioretty helped the Montreal Canadiens get another big overtime win, scoring the winning goal in the extra period for the second straight night. Pacioretty’s second goal of the game, on a breakaway 19 seconds into overtime, lifted the Canadiens to a 4-3 victory ...

Blue Jackets extend streak to 16 victories

Jan 4, 2017

Blue Jackets extend streak to 16 victories

The Blue Jackets were winding down another dominant victory when the near-sellout crowd at Nationwide Arena began to chant. “We want 16! We want 16!” Columbus delivered, and now it will try to tie an NHL record on Thursday night. Cam Atkinson and William ...

Blues rout Blackhawks in Winter Classic

Jan 3, 2017

Blues rout Blackhawks in Winter Classic

The Blues and Blackhawks took to the outdoors Monday, with Vladimir Tarasenko scoring twice in the third period and Jake Allen stopping 22 shots to lead St. Louis to a 4-1 victory over Chicago in the Winter Classic at Busch Stadium. The Blues went ...

Maple Leafs edge Red Wings in Centennial Classic

Jan 2, 2017

Maple Leafs edge Red Wings in Centennial Classic

Auston Matthews put on a show for the streaking Toronto Maple Leafs in his first outdoor game. Matthews scored in regulation and overtime, leading the Maple Leafs to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday in the Centennial Classic. In a ...