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NHL Three Stars: Nielsen leads Islanders rally; Jagr, Larsson w…

NHL Three Stars: Nielsen leads Islanders rally; Jagr, Larsson win in OT

yahoo.com NHL.com Updated 1 hour ago
No. 1 Star: Frans Nielsen, New York Islanders Nielsen’s three third-period goals surged the Islanders past the Dallas Stars in a wild 7-5 game. The center scored the first two goals of the period to give New York the lead, and closed out the scoring wit…
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  • Joel Ward scores twice, including winner, as Capitals beat Flam…

    Joel Ward scores twice, including winner, as Capitals beat Flames 3-1

    NHL.com 3 hours ago
    CALGARY - Joel Ward scored twice — including the game-winner — to lead the Washington Capitals to a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday. Ward's second of the night 5:31 into the second period broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Capitals ...
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  • Evgeni Malkin, Penguins power play ruin James Neal bobblehead n…

    Evgeni Malkin, Penguins power play ruin James Neal bobblehead night

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    NASHVILLE – There was buildup, there were James Neal bobblehead dolls and there was a tribute video for Nick Spaling and Patric Hornqvist on Saturday night in Pittsburgh’s 3-0 win over the Predators at Bridgestone Arena. And in the end, there was one co…
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  • Crosby has goal, 2 assists and Penguins hand Preds 1st loss in …

    Crosby has goal, 2 assists and Penguins hand Preds 1st loss in regulation with 3-0 victory

    NHL.com 5 hours ago
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins handed the Nashville Predators their first loss in regulation with a 3-0 shutout on Saturday. The Predators were the last NHL team to lose in regulation t...
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  • Raffl scores 2 goals, Schenn nets late winner in Flyers' 4-2 vi…

    Raffl scores 2 goals, Schenn nets late winner in Flyers' 4-2 victory over Red Wings

    NHL.com ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    PHILADELPHIA - Michael Raffl scored two goals, and Brayden Schenn netted the winner during a power play with 8:55 remaining to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Nicklas Grossmann also ...
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  • Devils top Senators 3-2 in overtime on emotional night of hocke…

    Devils top Senators 3-2 in overtime on emotional night of hockey

    NHL.com 5 hours ago
    OTTAWA - After an emotionally draining week the Ottawa Senators would have loved nothing more than to give its fans a win, but the New Jersey Devils failed to comply as they posted a 3-2 overtime win over the Senators on Saturday. The game wa...
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  • Canadiens remain undefeated at home with 3-1 win against Ranger…

    Canadiens remain undefeated at home with 3-1 win against Rangers

    NHL.com 6 hours ago
    MONTREAL - Lars Eller broke a 1-1 deadlock midway through the second period and Max Pacioretty scored in the third to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-1 victory over the visiting New York Rangers on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Tomas Ple...
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  • Sens honor slain soldiers in pregame tribute

    Sens honor slain soldiers in pregame tribute

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    Players on opposing teams stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a circle at center ice as hockey made a stirring return to Ottawa on Saturday night.
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  • Is Patric Hornqvist's 'tough areas' style sustainable?

    Is Patric Hornqvist's 'tough areas' style sustainable?

    yahoo.com 12 hours ago
    NASHVILLE – Is there a better person to compare differences between current Penguins goal scorer Patric Hornqvist and former Pens sniper James Neal than the best hockey player on the planet? No, seriously, Sidney Crosby gave a unique perspective when as…
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  • WHL Roundup: Carter Folk nets hat trick as Hurricanes rout Blad…

    WHL Roundup: Carter Folk nets hat trick as Hurricanes rout Blades

    NHL.com Oct 25 (yesterday)
    SASKATOON - Carter Folk was the solution on special teams for the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday. Folk had a goal on the power play, one short-handed and one in even streghth to record a hat trick for the Hurricanes in their 7-2 rout of the ...
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  • Ducks win 7th in row with Gibson back in net

    Ducks win 7th in row with Gibson back in net

    ESPN.com Oct 25 (yesterday)
    Corey Perry and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored power-play goals in the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
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  • Cam Atkinson takes a skate to the face from Ryan Kesler

    Cam Atkinson takes a skate to the face from Ryan Kesler

    yahoo.com Oct 25 (yesterday)
    Some scary stuff in Anaheim. Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson took a skate to the face from Ducks forward Ryan Kesler midway through the third period of Friday's contest. Linked is the gif from Gfycat.com. Warning, it's somewhat graphic. The play clear…
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  • Eberle scores twice as Oilers beat Hurricanes 6-3 for third win…

    Eberle scores twice as Oilers beat Hurricanes 6-3 for third win in a row

    NHL.com Oct 25 (yesterday)
    EDMONTON - Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers won their third straight game, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday. Jesse Joensuu, Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for ...
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  • Friday's NHL Capsules

    Friday's NHL Capsules

    NHL.com ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    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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  • Jersey Fouls: Islanders’ license to ill; Alec Martinez tribute

    Jersey Fouls: Islanders’ license to ill; Alec Martinez tribute

    yahoo.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition. If you spot what you think may be a foul in your arena, email a photo to us at for inclusion in future installment. Sometimes you get th…
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  • Columbus Blue Jackets take top pick Sonny Milano off injured li…

    Columbus Blue Jackets take top pick Sonny Milano off injured list, assign him to OHL Plymouth

    NHL.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Sonny Milano off the injured non-roster list and assigned him to the Ontario Hockey League's Plymouth Whalers. Milano sustained a facial fracture at the NHL Prospects Tournamen...
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  • Barry Trotz fires back at Glenn Healy for comments on Alex Ovec…

    Barry Trotz fires back at Glenn Healy for comments on Alex Ovechkin's mom

    yahoo.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    You may rip Alex Ovechkin all you want, but don't you dare talk about his mother! That seems to be the feeling around the Capitals at the moment after former NHL goaltender Glenn Healy ranted about the player, and his mom, on Sportsnet in the video belo…
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  • Paul 'BizNasty' Bissonnette signs with EIHL's Cardiff Devils

    Paul 'BizNasty' Bissonnette signs with EIHL's Cardiff Devils

    yahoo.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    After spending the last five seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, Paul Bissonnette wasn't re-signed by the Arizona Coyotes, making the 29-year old tough guy an unrestricted free agent. His summer was then spent with some uncertainty about his future, but i…
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  • Flyers' Coburn, MacDonald out; Lecavalier skates

    Flyers' Coburn, MacDonald out; Lecavalier skates

    NHL.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    Philadelphia Flyers defensemen Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald each will miss approximately four weeks because of lower-body injuries, the Flyers announced Friday. Coburn has not played since sustaining a lower-body injury during the Flyers...
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  • Senators to honor fallen soldier Saturday

    Senators to honor fallen soldier Saturday

    ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    The Senators will honor fallen Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo before Saturday's game against Devils in Ottawa.
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  • It’s feast or famine – beat them or beat it – for NHL coaches t…

    It’s feast or famine – beat them or beat it – for NHL coaches these days

    thehockeynews.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    The coaching business in the NHL is about to get crazier thanks to the pending free agency of Red Wings bench boss Mike Babcock, who almost assuredly will set a new record for a coach’s salary whether he stays in Detroit or moves on to a new place of em…
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  • Around the League notebook for Thursday, Oct. 23

    Around the League notebook for Thursday, Oct. 23

    NHL.com Oct 24 (2 days ago)
    THURSDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps NY Islanders 3, BOSTON 2 DETROIT 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT) Vancouver 4, ST. LOUIS 1 NASHVILLE 3, Chicago 2 MINNESOTA 2, Arizona 0 CALGARY 5, CAROLINA 0 LOS ANGELES 2, Buffalo 0 Columbus 5, SAN JOSE 4 QUI...
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  • Monahan ends goal-less drought, leads Flames to 5-0 win over Hu…

    Monahan ends goal-less drought, leads Flames to 5-0 win over Hurricanes

    NHL.com Oct 24 (2 days ago)
    CALGARY - Sean Monahan burst onto the scene as a rookie with the Calgary Flames last season with six goals in his first eight games. Through eight games this season, Monahan had just two assists and no goals, despite the fact he was second on...
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  • Flames have moment of silence to honour Cpl. Cirillo, Warrant O…

    Flames have moment of silence to honour Cpl. Cirillo, Warrant Officer Vincent

    NHL.com Oct 24 (2 days ago)
    CALGARY - A moment of silence was observed before the Calgary Flames hosted the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday to commemorate the shootings in Ottawa and attack in Quebec. Country music singer George Canyon sang "O Canada" as a large Canadia...
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  • Video - Devils Beat Senators As Both Teams Honor Soldiers 01:40

    Devils Beat Senators As Both Teams Honor Soldiers

    Oct 25
    After an emotional ceremony to honor the slain soldiers from a shooting in Ottawa, Jaromir Jagr scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Devils a 3-2 win over the Senators.
  • Video - Oilers Power Past Hurricanes 01:05

    Oilers Power Past Hurricanes

    Oct 24
    Jordan Eberle scored two goals in the Oilers' 6-3 victory over the Hurricanes.
  • Video - Ducks Skate Past Blue Jackets 00:54

    Ducks Skate Past Blue Jackets

    Oct 24
    The Ducks beat the Blue Jackets 4-1 for their seventh straight win.
  • Video - Red Wings Rally, Stun Penguins In OT 01:08

    Red Wings Rally, Stun Penguins In OT

    Oct 23
    The Red Wings scored two goals late in the third period to force overtime and Justin Abdelkader played the hero, scoring the game-winner in overtime.

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