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Lightning light up Penguins

The surging Tampa Bay Lightning are piling up goals and victories. Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman both scored twice, Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists and the Lightning ...

Projections for major NHL awards

Feb 2, 2016

Projections for major NHL awards

Drew Doughty constantly thinks about winning the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman. If he keeps up this pace, that will become a reality in less than five months. Doughty doesn’t blow away the competition statistically like Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators ...

Unlikely All-Star Scott garners MVP honors in victory

Feb 1, 2016

Unlikely All-Star Scott garners MVP honors in victory

Fans sent enforcer John Scott to the NHL All-Star Game by voting him captain of the Pacific Division. Then they made him tournament MVP. Scott scored twice during the league’s new 3-on-3 All-Star tournament, bringing cheers from fans and smiles from teammates, and was ...

NHL stars light up skills competition

Jan 31, 2016

NHL stars light up skills competition

Dylan Larkin is very, very fast. That helped the only rookie at this NHL All-Star weekend make quite the debut. The Detroit Red Wings forward won not only the title of fastest skater at this event but set the record for the fastest lap ...

Bettman says Scott 'welcome' at All-Star Game

Jan 30, 2016

Bettman says Scott 'welcome' at All-Star Game

John Scott expects the NHL to change the fan vote for the All-Star Game to keep someone like himself from ever being picked again. For now, he is busy soaking up every minute of his very unexpected weekend with some of the world’s best ...

Jan 29, 2016

NHL suspends Wideman indefinitely

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing for checking and knocking down linesman Don Henderson on Wednesday night. Wideman will have a hearing Tuesday with the NHL’s department of hockey operations. During the second period of the Flames’ game ...

Surging Lightning edge Maple Leafs

Jan 28, 2016

Surging Lightning edge Maple Leafs

Andrei Vasilevskiy had an outstanding performance with his parents watching him live for the first time in an NHL game. Vasilevskiy made 30 saves, Steven Stamkos scored his 21st goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 on Wednesday night. ...

Improving Penguins down Devils

Jan 27, 2016

Improving Penguins down Devils

The Pittsburgh Penguins may finally be starting to figure things out. Just in time — they hope — for a playoff push. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the surging Penguins beat the New Jersey Devils 2-0 ...

Panthers stop Lightning's win streak at seven

Jan 24, 2016

Panthers stop Lightning's win streak at seven

The Florida Panthers are proving they are one of the elite teams in the NHL. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, sending the Panthers to a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay that ended the Lightning’s seven-game winning streak Saturday night. After drubbing ...

Panthers score first victory over Blackhawks in 5 years

Jan 23, 2016

Panthers score first victory over Blackhawks in 5 years

Aaron Ekblad came back, and the Florida Panthers made an emphatic return to their winning ways. Against the reigning Stanley Cup champions, no less. Roberto Luongo stopped 27 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, Ekblad scored in his first game back after ...

Jan 23, 2016

Ex-front office executive Boone dies

George Boone, a longtime player personnel executive for the Arizona Cardinals, has died at the age of 77, the team announced on Thursday. Boone was the team’s director of player personnel from 1973 to 1991. He served as the team’s assistant personnel director for ...

Tampa Bay ends Chicago's 12-game win streak

Jan 22, 2016

Tampa Bay ends Chicago's 12-game win streak

Anton Stralman insisted the surging Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t derive any extra satisfaction out of beating the Chicago Blackhawks to end a franchise-record 12-game winning streak for the defending Stanley Cup champions. “No, not really,” the veteran defenseman said after the Lightning extended a ...

Blues edge Red Wings

Jan 21, 2016

Blues edge Red Wings

Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots in the St. Louis Blues’ latest win, though he didn’t face many great chances. Elliott came within less than 2½ minutes of handing Detroit its first shutout in 69 games, Dmitri Jaskin scored a key third-period goal, and the ...