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Friday's NHL Capsules

Friday's NHL Capsules

NHL.com ESPN.com Updated 8 hours ago
NEWARK, N.J. - Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn scored in a shootout, and Dallas beat New Jersey 3-2 on Friday night, extending the Devils' NHL record for shootout losses to 18 straight. Kari Lehtonen finished with 25 saves for the Stars. It didn'...
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  • NHL Three Stars: Duchene goes five-hole; Ducks go streaking

    NHL Three Stars: Duchene goes five-hole; Ducks go streaking

    yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    No. 1 Star: Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche The speedster scored a slick backhand breakaway goal and notched two assists in Colorado’s 7-3 win over Vancouver. No. 2 Star: Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks Took sole possession of the top spot in the Rocket Ric…
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  • Winnipeg has the shots but Tampa Bay has the goals as Lightning…

    Winnipeg has the shots but Tampa Bay has the goals as Lightning down Jets 4-2

    NHL.com 9 hours ago
    WINNIPEG - A well-rested Tampa Bay Lightning got off half as many shots at one point but made a lot more count as they beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 Friday night behind solid goaltending from Ben Bishop. Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Drouin, Vladisla...
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  • James Neal in Nashville: Happy, dumb and dumber

    James Neal in Nashville: Happy, dumb and dumber

    yahoo.com 22 hours ago
    NASHVILLE – When Predators forward Mike Ribeiro thinks of scoring winger James Neal living with forward Rich Clune, it takes maybe half a second for him to compare them to a famous movie duo. “Dumb and Dumber?” Ribeiro quipped. There are all sorts of fu…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Neal tricks Blackhawks; Quick sets record

    NHL Three Stars: Neal tricks Blackhawks; Quick sets record

    yahoo.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    The word is "ouch." No. 1 Star: James Neal, Nashville Predators Looks like James Neal is doing just fine without Evgeni Malkin as his center. The winger had a hat trick against the Chicago Blackhawks, giving the Predators all three of their go…
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  • Neal's hat trick lifts Predators past Blackhawks

    Neal's hat trick lifts Predators past Blackhawks

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    James Neal scored a natural hat trick on his bobblehead night, and the Predators edged the Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday night to become the last NHL team still unbeaten in regulation.
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  • Kuemper makes 26 saves, Wild shut out Coyotes 2-0

    Kuemper makes 26 saves, Wild shut out Coyotes 2-0

    NHL.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season, and defenceman Jared Spurgeon had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 on Thursday night. Kuemper has allowed just two goals in ...
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  • Ryan Miller trolls St. Louis Blues with awesome save, victory (…

    Ryan Miller trolls St. Louis Blues with awesome save, victory (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Ryan Miller faced the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night for the first time since his brief, underwhelming tenure there ended last season. And so, of course, he played outstanding in the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-1 victory over the Blues, including this incre…
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  • Avs' Varlamov 'feels good;' will start Friday

    Avs' Varlamov 'feels good;' will start Friday

    ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he's healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver.
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  • Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says groin healed, will st…

    Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says groin healed, will start Friday against Canucks

    NHL.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    DENVER - Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he's healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver. In a video on the team's website, Varlamov told reporters after practice Thursday that he feels good. ...
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  • Jets' forward Grant Clitsome says Ottawa shooting came close to…

    Jets' forward Grant Clitsome says Ottawa shooting came close to home

    NHL.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Jets defenceman and Ottawa native Grant Clitsome says Wednesday's shootings in Ottawa hit close to home. "My friends and family working downtown and being in the lockdown, scary stuff," he said Thursday. He had trouble ...
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  • THN Analytics: Visualizing the trade

    THN Analytics: Visualizing the trade

    thehockeynews.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    By Benjamin Wendorf – special to THN Midseason trades are a bit of a curiosity in the NHL; they’re usually, at least on one side, expressions of immediate purpose – though intuitively both teams are getting someone they want. From a player’s perspective…
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  • Wild extend Coyle; Crawford to miss Blackhawks trip; Noora Raty…

    Wild extend Coyle; Crawford to miss Blackhawks trip; Noora Raty makes history (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Aside from P.K. Subban's wonderful Michael Jackson "Thriller" Hallow…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Hats off to Corey Perry

    NHL Three Stars: Hats off to Corey Perry

    yahoo.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    No. 1 Star: Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks Recorded his second hat trick of the year to propel the Ducks to a 4-1 win over the Sabres. Perry is now tied for the NHL lead in goal scoring with the Rangers’ Rick Nash. No. 2 Star: Sean Couturier, Philadelphia F…
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  • Video - Barry's Best: Week 2 02:53

    Barry's Best: Week 2

    Oct 23
    Barry Melrose goes over the best team, surprise and player at each position through the first two weeks of the NHL season.
  • Video - Wild Shut Out Coyotes 00:46

    Wild Shut Out Coyotes

    Oct 23
    Darcy Kuemper had 26 saves in the Wild's 2-0 win over the Coyotes.
  • Video - Jets Fly By Hurricanes 01:05

    Jets Fly By Hurricanes

    Oct 21
    The Jets beat the Hurricanes 3-1 to hand Carolina its fifth straight loss.
  • Video - Predators Claw Past Coyotes 00:58

    Predators Claw Past Coyotes

    Oct 21
    The Predators beat the Coyotes 4-3 in a shootout.

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