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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 ...

Capitals come out strong in rout

Nov 17, 2016

Capitals come out strong in rout

Determined to get out of their recent funk and motivated to measure up to the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals took out their frustrations in a 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The score was indicative of just how ...

Nov 15, 2016

Lightning strike early, rout Islanders

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 34 saves, J.T. Brown and Ryan Callahan scored 42 seconds apart in the first period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Monday. Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov added power-play goals as the Lightning won for ...

Blackhawks slow down Canadiens

Nov 14, 2016

Blackhawks slow down Canadiens

Patrick Kane keeps finding new ways to score big goals — and the Chicago Blackhawks keep on rolling. Kane, the reigning NHL scoring leader and MVP, scored a spectacular tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the Blackhawks beat Montreal 3-2 on Sunday ...

Blue Jackets hammer Blues

Nov 13, 2016

Blue Jackets hammer Blues

Just over a week after whipping NHL-leading Montreal 10-1, Columbus had its fans chanting “We want 10!” late in the second period Saturday night during another blowout. This one wasn’t so satisfactory to coach John Tortorella, though. Sam Gagner scored twice, Nick Foligno got ...

Caps’ Johansson notches OT winner against Chicago

Nov 12, 2016

Caps’ Johansson notches OT winner against Chicago

Marcus Johansson scored at 2:20 of overtime, Braden Holtby made 32 saves and the Washington Capitals snapped Chicago’s seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Friday night. Jay Beagle scored two goals, giving him three on the season, and the ...