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Surging Habs aim to clinch vs. Panthers (STATS/TSX)
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The month of March has been good to the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal, which is 8-3-1 so far this month, wraps up a season-high six-game homestand when it hosts the Florida Panthers on Thursday night at Bell Centre. The Canadiens can punch their ticket to the playoffs with a victory.

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Matthews sets rookie scoring mark in Leafs' 3-2 win (The Associated Press)
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Wendel Clark knew his record might be in jeopardy a little more than 20 minutes into Auston Matthews’s first game with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Matthews became the first player in NHL history to score four goals in a debut that October night against Ottawa and on Tuesday broke Clark’s 31-year-old franchise rookie record with […]

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Maple Leafs may have dodged bullet with Andersen injury (Puck Daddy)
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Curtis McElhinney has been named Tuesday’s starter against the Panthers. The Toronto Maple Leafs’ playoff fate will rest on the shoulders of veteran goaltender Curtis McElhinney — for one game, anyways. Mike Babcock announced at practice Monday that Frederik Andersen isn’t quite ready to play after sustaining an injury Saturday night, leaving McElhinney to hold the […]

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Panthers' Marchessault scores two goals 26 seconds apart (Video) (Puck Daddy)
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Florida Panthers center Jonathan Marchessault (81) celebrates with teammates, Mark Pysyk (13) and Jakub Kindl (46) after scoring a goal during the second period. In January, Florida’s Jonathan Marchessault had a front-row seat when Mikael Backlund scored 13 seconds apart in Calgary’s 5-2 win over the Panthers. On Thursday, Marchessault found himself on the right […]

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Hurricanes, Panthers still in playoff hunt (The Associated Press)
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The Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes both had their playoff hopes take a major hit on Sunday, but the losses occurred in completely different ways. Florida (31-29-11) concluded a three-game road trip in Pittsburgh with a 4-0 loss to the Penguins on Sunday behind the 10th career hat trick by star center Sidney Crosby and […]

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NHL Three Stars: Crosby's natural trick; Blue Jackets, Blackhawks clinch playoff spots (Puck Daddy)
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MARCH 19: Pittsburgh Penguins Center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his hat trick during the third period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Florida Panthers on March 19, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Penguins await Malkin's return as they host Panthers (The Associated Press)
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Evgeni Malkin is unlikely to play Sunday for the Pittsburgh Penguins when they host the Florida Panthers. The encouraging thing for the Penguins is Malkin is expected back before long. When he returns, Malkin won’t be looking to block shots again anytime soon.

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Panthers to honor Jaromir Jagr's mullet with tank top giveaway (Puck Daddy)
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The Panthers’ mascot models a Jaromir Jagr tank top. There have been some spectacular promotional giveaways in the NHL this season. San Jose has crushed all competitors with Brent Burns ‘grills’ and Thursday’s Joe Thornton chia beard.

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NHL Three Stars: Andersen blanks Bolts; Marchand, McDavid scoring duel (Puck Daddy)
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MARCH 16: Goalie Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs makes a save against Jonathan Drouin #27 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena on March 16, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. McDavid assisted on three Oilers goals in the team’s 7-4 win over the Boston Bruins.

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Marchessault scores twice, Panthers beat Maple Leafs 7-2 (The Associated Press)
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Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals, Thomas Vanek had a career-high four assists and the Florida Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-2 on Tuesday night to stop a five-game losing streak. Aleksander Barkov had a goal and an assist for Florida, which won for only the second time in 10 games. Keith Yandle, Jussi Jokinen, […]

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Injury-riddled Lightning keeping keen eye on Panthers (The Associated Press)
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The injury-ravaged Tampa Bay Lightning host a key late-season matchup against the in-state rival Florida Panthers with playoff chase ramifications. The two teams enter Saturday’s meeting looking to gain ground in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Lightning, who are riding a 9-2-3 stretch that has pulled them back […]

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Panthers continue tough stretch against Wild (The Associated Press)
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There are six NHL teams with 40 or more wins and — in a stretch of seven games that began Tuesday — the Florida Panthers will play five games against those powers. The Panthers started this difficult run on Tuesday night, losing 5-2 to the visiting New York Rangers. The Minnesota Wild (42-17-6), another member […]

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