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Patrick Kane skates with Blackhawks but still seven weeks from …

Patrick Kane skates with Blackhawks but still seven weeks from return

yahoo.com NHL.com Updated 5 hours ago
There was some level of hope when Patrick Kane surfaced on Chicago’s practice ice Wednesday morning. The broken clavicle was healing quicker than expected, and Kane could maybe return sooner than originally hoped. He skated with the Blackhawks in a non-…
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  • Hammond, Hudler, Dubnyk named stars for March

    Hammond, Hudler, Dubnyk named stars for March

    NHL.com 6 hours ago
    NEW YORK – Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond, Calgary Flames center Jiri Hudler and Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of March. FIRST STAR – ANDREW HAMMOND, G, OTTAWA SENATORS ...
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  • Dustin Byfuglien to have DoPS phone hearing for brutal crossche…

    Dustin Byfuglien to have DoPS phone hearing for brutal crosscheck on J.T. Miller

    yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    Winnipeg Jets rover Dustin Byfuglien will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. But the hearing will be via phone, which means he can’t receive more than a five-game suspension for the below brutal crosscheck of Rangers forward J.T.…
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  • Jets' Byfuglien faces Player Safety hearing

    Jets' Byfuglien faces Player Safety hearing

    NHL.com 9 hours ago
    Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will have a telephone hearing Thursday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit against New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller during a game at MTS Centre on Tuesday. Miller was hit by Byfuglien...
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  • How hot does a Stanley Cup team need to be heading into the pla…

    How hot does a Stanley Cup team need to be heading into the playoffs?

    thehockeynews.com 11 hours ago
    In the grand scheme of things, Tampa Bay’s loss to Toronto Tuesday night didn’t mean a whole lot. The Lightning have already clinched a playoff spot and though it would be nice to win the divisional crown over Montreal, it’s not a prerequisite to winnin…
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  • NHL Playoff Death Watch: Bruins declaw Panthers; Jets in troubl…

    NHL Playoff Death Watch: Bruins declaw Panthers; Jets in trouble

    yahoo.com 12 hours ago
    Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. Well that was fun for about a minute. The Boston Bruins rallied with two goals in the third period to defeat …
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  • NHL Three Stars: Lucic comes up big for Bruins; Ovechkin goes 5…

    NHL Three Stars: Lucic comes up big for Bruins; Ovechkin goes 50

    yahoo.com 20 hours ago
    No. 1. Star: Milan Lucic, Boston Bruins In big games, your top players need to come up with the big plays. Lucic scored a goal and added an assist in a crucial 3-2 regulation win over Florida. The game-winner came with 1:09 left in the game. The victory…
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  • Canucks get down and dirty in shootout win over Predators

    Canucks get down and dirty in shootout win over Predators

    yahoo.com 21 hours ago
    For at least a little while, it seemed like the Vancouver Canucks had changed their diving and ‘cheap shotting’ ways. This wasn’t the same type of group many despised, like the squad that lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final in 2011 and th…
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  • Chris Kreider's late goal lifts Rangers over Jets 3-2

    Chris Kreider's late goal lifts Rangers over Jets 3-2

    NHL.com 21 hours ago
    WINNIPEG - Henrik Lundqvist showed he's one step closer to being back to top form. Starting his second game after missing 25 with a throat injury, the veteran goalie made 32 saves as the New York Rangers downed the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Thurs...
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  • Predators defenceman Roman Josi draws comparison to Senators' E…

    Predators defenceman Roman Josi draws comparison to Senators' Erik Karlsson

    NHL.com Mar 31 (yesterday)
    WASHINGTON - Roman Josi wasn't even 19 the first time he played for Switzerland at hockey's world championship, but captain Mark Streit saw something special in the young defenceman during that tournament. "You could tell that he's going to b...
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  • Patrik Nemeth Got A Puck Caught In His Visor

    Patrik Nemeth Got A Puck Caught In His Visor

    deadspin.com Mar 31 (yesterday)
    Dallas Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth was just minding his own business when Jiri Hudler fired the puck right at Nemeth’s face, at which point the damn thing got caught in Nemeth’s visor. I don’t this is exactly how visors are supposed to protect people…
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  • NHL Playoff Death Watch: LA Kings falling from throne?

    NHL Playoff Death Watch: LA Kings falling from throne?

    yahoo.com Mar 31 (yesterday)
    Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. Like a bad rash, the Flames continue to burn and just won’t go away. Calgary’s win over the Dallas Stars on M…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Lightning clinch playoff spot; Sabres don’t lo…

    NHL Three Stars: Lightning clinch playoff spot; Sabres don’t lose

    yahoo.com Mar 31 (yesterday)
    No. 1 Star: Vladislav Namestnikov, Tampa Bay Lightning The winger scored two goals and added on assist in the Bolts’ 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens, despite the absence of his linemate Tyler Johnson. He played 13:57 and was a plus-3. The Bolts are …
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  • Keith, Hjalmarsson help Chicago Blackhawks to big 4-1 victory o…

    Keith, Hjalmarsson help Chicago Blackhawks to big 4-1 victory over Los Angeles Kings

    NHL.com Mar 31 (yesterday)
    CHICAGO - One dramatic victory in Winnipeg turned into a convincing win in Chicago. A little momentum for the Blackhawks travelled a long way. Defencemen Duncan Keith and Niklas Hjalmarsson scored 1:04 apart in the second period, and Chica...
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  • Video - Jets Win In Shootout 01:01

    Jets Win In Shootout

    Mar 19
    Andrew Ladd's shootout goal lifted the Jets past the Blues 2-1.
  • Video - Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals 00:23

    Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals

    Mar 19
    Alexander Ovechkin scored his 46th and 47th goals of the season in the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Wild to extend his league lead in goals.
  • Video - Stars Stun Penguins 01:06

    Stars Stun Penguins

    Mar 19
    The Stars topped the Penguins 2-1 for their fourth win in five games.
  • Video - Blackhawks Blank Rangers 01:14

    Blackhawks Blank Rangers

    Mar 18
    Brad Richards' 11th goal of the season lifted the Blackhawks past the Rangers 1-0.

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