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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, ...

Bruins top Blue Jackets in shootout

Nov 22, 2014

Bruins top Blue Jackets in shootout

Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg figured it had to be great television after Alex Khokhlachev ended the cliffhanger with a dramatic flourish. Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his second NHL game, leading the Bruins over the Columbus ...

Habs wallop red-hot Blues

Nov 21, 2014

Habs wallop red-hot Blues

Max Pacioretty believes the Montreal Canadiens made a big statement by beating a Western Conference powerhouse. Pacioretty scored twice, and Carey Price made 31 saves to lead the first-place Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. “We had ...

Rangers snap losing streak

Nov 20, 2014

Rangers snap losing streak

Cam Talbot’s time in the New York Rangers lineup is fleeting at best. That is life as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup. Looking for a spark in the midst of a three-game losing streak in which no one played particularly well — including Lundqvist — Talbot ...

Red Wings bounce back to crush Blue Jackets

Nov 19, 2014

Red Wings bounce back to crush Blue Jackets

Detroit coach Mike Babcock was full of praise Tuesday night, a complete reversal after his team’s sluggish play in a loss to Montreal two days earlier. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout, and Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco each had ...

Burns enters Hall of Fame four years after death

Nov 18, 2014

Burns enters Hall of Fame four years after death

A few months ago, Line Burns was driving to see a friend and stopped in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, where she used to live with her husband. She was gassing up her car and getting something to eat when her phone rang. On the other ...

Sharks debutant Grosenick repels Hurricanes

Nov 17, 2014

Sharks debutant Grosenick repels Hurricanes

San Jose rookie goalkeeper Troy Grosenick stopped everything the Carolina Hurricanes threw at him in a 2-0 win on Sunday. Grosenick, making his NHL debut, made 45 saves to earn the win. He became the 22nd NHL goalkeeper to earn a shutout in his ...

Stoll lifts Kings to OT win over Ducks

Nov 16, 2014

Stoll lifts Kings to OT win over Ducks

After a bitter seven-game playoff series last spring and two overtime nail-biters in the past four days, the Los Angeles Kings’ rivalry with the Anaheim Ducks has never been more intriguing. Jarret Stoll added more flavor to the Freeway Faceoff with a big game-winner ...

Cammalleri lifts Devils past Caps

Nov 15, 2014

Cammalleri lifts Devils past Caps

Mike Cammalleri easily drove a one-timer from the right circle inside the far post with 10:22 remaining, giving the New Jersey Devils a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals. Cammalleri’s seventh goal of the season stood up because of 30 saves from Corey Schneider, ...

Wild outgun reeling Sabres

Nov 14, 2014

Wild outgun reeling Sabres

Mired in a scoring slump, the Minnesota Wild broke out in a big way against a team that’s seen it happen all too often lately. Nino Niederreiter had his first career three-goal game and backup goalie Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots on Thursday night ...