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Canadiens legend Beliveau dead at 83

Dec 3, 2014

Canadiens legend Beliveau dead at 83

Former Montreal Canadiens captain Jean Beliveau died Tuesday. He was 83. The team confirmed the death of the Hall of Fame center and one of the most beloved players in Canadiens history. A supremely skilled center who spent 18 full seasons and parts of ...

Pens muscle past Devils

Dec 3, 2014

Pens muscle past Devils

Robert Bortuzzo’s main responsibility is to protect Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The towering Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman is unapologetic in his aggressive approach, figuring if he does his job, then his team’s stars can do theirs. One board-rattling second-period collision with New Jersey’s Jaromir ...

Ducks outlast gritty Bruins

Dec 2, 2014

Ducks outlast gritty Bruins

After the Anaheim Ducks fell out of first place in the NHL during a disappointing holiday weekend, coach Bruce Boudreau thought they would benefit from a grind-it-out game against a formidable defensive team. Thanks to Frederik Andersen’s goaltending, Anaheim barely emerged from that test ...

Red Wings build four-game streak

Dec 1, 2014

Red Wings build four-game streak

The streaking Detroit Red Wings were able to laugh about a power outage at aging Joe Louis Arena. Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and Detroit beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Sunday for its fourth straight victory. About a third of Joe Louis Arena, including ...

Blackhawks thump Kings

Nov 30, 2014

Blackhawks thump Kings

Brad Richards left Los Angeles in a much better frame of mind this time with the Chicago Blackhawks than he did after he and the New York Rangers lost the Stanley Cup finals to the Kings. Richards scored two goals to lead the Blackhawks ...

St. Louis gets 1,000th point

Nov 29, 2014

St. Louis gets 1,000th point

Martin St. Louis wasn’t even drafted as a young player. Now, he’s in elite company that includes Wayne Gretzky. The 12-time All-Star reached 1,000 career points with a goal and added an assist, Cam Talbot made 26 saves and the New York Rangers beat ...

Datsyuk scores twice as Red Wings beat Flyers

Nov 27, 2014

Datsyuk scores twice as Red Wings beat Flyers

The Detroit Red Wings were doing just fine without Pavel Datsyuk in the lineup, but he showed why they’d still rather him on the ice. Datsyuk scored twice in his return from an injury to lead the Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over ...

Predators usurp Kings in shootout

Nov 26, 2014

Predators usurp Kings in shootout

James Neal had to be patient while waiting for his name to be called in the shootout. Then he made his opportunity count. Neal scored the only goal of the six-round tiebreaker to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles ...

Hockey legend Pat Quinn dies

Nov 25, 2014

Hockey legend Pat Quinn dies

Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across the decades, has died at 71. Quinn passed away Sunday night in Vancouver after a long illness, the Hockey Hall of Fame and ...

Legendary Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies

Nov 24, 2014

Legendary Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies

Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the “Miracle on Ice,” has died after a long illness. He was 84. Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died during ...

Revitalized Rangers roll over Canadiens

Nov 24, 2014

Revitalized Rangers roll over Canadiens

If a drubbing at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning was the wakeup call the New York Rangers really needed, they have gotten the message loud and clear. Since a four-goal home loss to the Lightning last Monday, the Rangers have been suddenly ...

Islanders beat rival Penguins

Nov 23, 2014

Islanders beat rival Penguins

The New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins now have a rivalry as intense as many in the NHL. A pair of Islanders victories in two days only turned up the heat even more. Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, ...