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Anderson stops 33 shots in victory over Islanders

Feb 12, 2017

Anderson stops 33 shots in victory over Islanders

Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson was just glad to be back around his teammates and to pick up a win. That it was a shutout was icing on the cake. Anderson made his first start in 69 days and turned aside 33 shots as ...

Wings, Tigers owner Ilitch dies

Feb 11, 2017

Wings, Tigers owner Ilitch dies

Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping the professional sports teams in the city as others relocated to new suburban stadiums, has died. He was ...

Senators deal Stars fourth consecutive loss

Feb 10, 2017

Senators deal Stars fourth consecutive loss

Dion Phaneuf was looking for a big performance after his team dropped back-to-back games by a combined 10 goals. He led by example in the Ottawa Senators’ 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. Phaneuf was a force as he scored the ...

Toews lifts Blackhawks to OT triumph over Wild

Feb 9, 2017

Toews lifts Blackhawks to OT triumph over Wild

Sure, no game is a must-win this time of year. Still, the Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t afford to slip much further behind the Minnesota Wild. Jonathan Toews scored a power-play goal 3:09 into overtime to lift the Blackhawks over the Western Conference-leading Wild 4-3 on ...

NHL's crazy coaching carousel keeps spinning

Feb 8, 2017

NHL's crazy coaching carousel keeps spinning

It’s coach firing season in the NHL. Well, actually, that’s every season. Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins became the fourth coach fired this season on Tuesday and the second in the past week after the St. Louis Blues canned fellow veteran Ken Hitchcock. ...

Slumping Bruins fire coach Julien

Feb 8, 2017

Slumping Bruins fire coach Julien

The Bruins felt they needed a change at the top, even if it meant doing it on a day when the city was celebrating a championship. Boston fired Stanley Cup-winning coach Claude Julien on Tuesday, just hours before a downtown parade in honor of ...

Struggling Bruins part ways with Julien

Feb 7, 2017

Struggling Bruins part ways with Julien

The Boston Bruins have fired coach Claude Julien. Assistant Bruce Cassidy was named the interim coach. General manager Don Sweeney announced the change on Tuesday. Boston has lost two in a row and six of nine and fallen out of a playoff spot in ...

Islanders drop Leafs on Nelson's OT goal

Feb 7, 2017

Islanders drop Leafs on Nelson's OT goal

After climbing back from a two-goal deficit, the New York Islanders didn’t get deflated when Toronto regained the lead late in regulation. They simply found a way to post another big home win. Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game at 2:42 of overtime ...

Kessel's OT winner lifts Penguins over Blue Jackets

Feb 4, 2017

Kessel's OT winner lifts Penguins over Blue Jackets

Phil Kessel wasn’t even aware he was playing in the 800th game of his career until the Pittsburgh Penguins forward glanced up at the scoreboard at some point on Friday night against Columbus. “I guess it’s a lot of games,” Kessel said. “Hopefully I ...