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Resurgent Wild continue push for playoffs

Feb 10, 2015

Resurgent Wild continue push for playoffs

The resurgence by the Minnesota Wild has been fueled by the brilliance of goalie Devan Dubnyk, a tightened defense and a boost of confidence. For this win, they throttled up their attack. Jason Pominville and Ryan Suter scored power-play goals, Dubnyk earned another victory ...

Isles hang on to beat Sabres

Feb 9, 2015

Isles hang on to beat Sabres

This time, the New York Islanders made a 3-0 lead stick in Buffalo. Barely. Mikhail Grabovski’s snap shot from the slot midway through the second period stood up as the difference for the Islanders, who built a three-goal edge and then hung on for ...

Kings end Lightning's home winning streak

Feb 8, 2015

Kings end Lightning's home winning streak

The Los Angeles Kings didn’t appear to be a team that has played poorly on the road. Justin Williams had two goals and the Kings got a rare road win, beating the Lightning 4-2 on Saturday and snapping Tampa Bay’s franchise-record 10-game home winning ...

Blue Jackets crush Blues in seven-goal onslaught

Feb 7, 2015

Blue Jackets crush Blues in seven-goal onslaught

In a game matching teams going in different directions, everything got turned upside down. Nick Foligno set a career high with his 19th and 20th goals of the season and also had an assist, and the Columbus Blue Jackets had their most productive game ...

Ducks rough up Predators

Feb 6, 2015

Ducks rough up Predators

The Anaheim Ducks lost their captain Ryan Getzlaf to an injury just before faceoff in the NHL’s toughest building this season. They made sure not to lose the game as well. Jakob Silfverberg scored two goals, and the Ducks took the top of the ...

Fleury stymies Oilers in shutout

Feb 5, 2015

Fleury stymies Oilers in shutout

Though he wasn’t sorely tested for most of the game, Marc-Andre Fleury stepped up when the Pittsburgh Penguins needed him most. Fleury made 22 saves to get his seventh shutout of the season as Pittsburgh opened a three-game trip to western Canada with a ...

Sabres snap record skid

Feb 4, 2015

Sabres snap record skid

The long drought is over for the struggling Sabres. Buffalo scored three times in the first period and Jonas Enroth made 32 saves in a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens that ended a franchise-record, 14-game losing streak Tuesday night. Players raised their arms ...

Rangers snap scoring funk

Feb 3, 2015

Rangers snap scoring funk

Sloppy at the start, strong at the finish. That has been the New York Rangers’ winning formula the past two games, yet they know they need to change the plan — and soon. After a two-game post All-Star break skid, in which the Rangers ...

Blues overcome challenges in win

Feb 2, 2015

Blues overcome challenges in win

The St. Louis Blues are rolling. Against the Washington Capitals, an injury, an ejection and Alex Ovechkin’s two goals weren’t enough to stop them. Alexander Steen had two goals and an assist, Brian Elliot stopped 33 shots and the Blues beat the Capitals 4-3 ...

Price blanks Caps as Canadiens gather steam

Feb 1, 2015

Price blanks Caps as Canadiens gather steam

Nothing is getting past Carey Price these days. The star goaltender made 36 saves for his second shutout in a row, Max Pacioretty scored 3:08 into overtime and the Montreal Canadiens edged the Washington Capitals 1-0 Saturday for their fifth straight win. It was ...

Penguins defeat Devils in overtime

Jan 31, 2015

Penguins defeat Devils in overtime

The struggling Pittsburgh Penguins could have given up against the New Jersey Devils. They trailed by a goal in the third period, and goalie Cory Schneider was stopping everything and getting bailed out by some pings off the posts. But the Penguins hung in ...

Sharks thrash rival Ducks

Jan 30, 2015

Sharks thrash rival Ducks

San Jose put the game away with an impressive burst in the second period. When it comes to the Anaheim Ducks, the Sharks rise to the occasion. Patrick Marleau, Barclay Goodrow and James Sheppard each had a goal and an assist, and the Sharks ...