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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 ...

Sharks' Marleau notches 500th career goal

Feb 3, 2017

Sharks' Marleau notches 500th career goal

Patrick Marleau scored his 500th career goal, Chris Tierney tallied twice and the surging San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night. Brent Burns added a goal and an assist for the Sharks, and Martin Jones made 32 saves. San Jose ...

Feb 2, 2017

Penguins' Sheary out with upper-body injury

Conor Sheary’s breakout season with the Pittsburgh Penguins hit a speed bump on Wednesday. The team said the second-year forward is out 4 to 6 weeks due to an upper-body injury. Sheary is third on the team with 17 goals while working on a ...

Blues fire Hitchcock, name Yeo new coach

Feb 2, 2017

Blues fire Hitchcock, name Yeo new coach

The Blues abruptly fired coach Ken Hitchcock on Wednesday, cutting short the veteran’s final season in St. Louis and putting coach-in-waiting Mike Yeo in charge of the underperforming team months earlier than planned. GM Doug Armstrong announced the change one day after the Blues’ ...

Blue Jackets survive scare, hold off Rangers

Feb 1, 2017

Blue Jackets survive scare, hold off Rangers

After taking a big lead early in the third period, the Columbus Blue Jackets relaxed a little, and it almost cost them a crucial division game. Seth Jones scored twice, Alexander Wennberg had a goal and two assists and the Jackets led by six ...

Jan 31, 2017

Islanders to leave Brooklyn: reports

Barclays Center, which opened in Brooklyn in 2012, is planning on not being the home of the New York Islanders after the 2018-19 season, according to reports Monday. Bloomberg and the New York Daily News reported that the arena, built as the home of ...

Simmonds scores winner in NHL All-Star Game

Jan 30, 2017

Simmonds scores winner in NHL All-Star Game

Wayne Simmonds’ first All-Star weekend after a nine-year NHL career was strange enough. Having Wayne Gretzky for a coach made it even more surreal. And after he scored the tiebreaking goal to become the All-Star Game MVP in his former home city, the Philadelphia ...

Smith steals show during skills competition

Jan 29, 2017

Smith steals show during skills competition

Big Mike Smith and little Ryker Kesler stole the show at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition. The towering Arizona goalie scored a 57-meter goal during the Four Line Challenge on Saturday night, and the 6-year-old son of Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler scored on ...

NHL honors top 100 players

Jan 28, 2017

NHL honors top 100 players

Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr were among the easiest choices for the NHL 100, the group of enduring superstars chosen and honored by the league Friday night as the best players in hockey history. Yet if the Great One, Super Mario and ...

League-leading Capitals storm past Devils

Jan 27, 2017

League-leading Capitals storm past Devils

Heading into the All-Star break, the Washington Capitals are in the same position they were at the end of the regular season last year — leading the pack in the NHL. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice, Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and ...