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Canadiens' Danault leaves hospital day after taking puck to head
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Montreal Canadiens forward Phillip Danault left hospital on Sunday, a day after taking a puck to the head in a scary incident in the team's 4-3 NHL shootout loss to the Boston Bruins. Danault, 24, went down when he was struck in the head by a slapshot from the Bruins' Zdeno Chara at the Bell […]

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Canadiens' Danault to remain hospitalized after shot to head
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The Saturday game between the Boston Bruins and the Canadiens had a scary moment when Montreal's Phillip Danault was hit in the head by a puck shot by Boston captain Zdeno Chara and was taken off the ice via stretcher. According to the Canadiens, Danault was taken to hospital but was awake and moving. "Reports […]

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Crosby, Malkin trying to get the Penguins back on track
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It was about two weeks ago that the Pittsburgh Penguins looked like a team that was in deep, deep, deep trouble. To be fair, they are still going to need a big second half to secure a playoff spot in their quest for a third consecutive Stanley Cup, but thanks to their three straight wins […]

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Florida Panthers prefer long-term agenda over short-term gain
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If the Florida Panthers are going to emerge from the season with a playoff spot, they’re going to need to find a little more scoring. “It’s going to take somebody that’s going to be involved in that process for us to make a move,” Tallon said, speaking to reporters in Florida on Friday. Tallon said […]

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Malkin powers Penguins past Red Wings 4-1
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Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins returned from their bye week and picked up right where they left off. Malkin had two goals and two assists, and the Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday for their third consecutive victory. ''It's always fun when you win and have more confidence,'' Malkin said.

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Report: Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson requests trade
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Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has requested a trade, according to Aaron Portzline of The Athletic. The 31-year-old Johnson, who was traded from the Los Angeles Kings to Columbus six years ago next month, had been one of the team’s more relied-upon defenders, but this year things changed. During Thursday’s loss to the Buffalo […]

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Bruins, Canadiens shake off rust to resume rivalry
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Fatigue won't be an issue when the Boston Bruins play the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Saturday. The Bruins (23-10-7) and the Canadiens (18-20-4) are playing their first games after their league-mandated five-day break. This is the first meeting since Claude Julien was fired as Bruins coach last February and took over the Canadiens […]

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Meanwhile, Bruins gear up for their first 'Claude Bowl'
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MONTREAL – It's been so long since the Bruins played the Montreal Canadiens in a regular-season game that counted – almost a year in fact – that it might be easy to forget Saturday night is the first time the Black and Gold will face off against former

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Lightning lose Victor Hedman for 3-6 weeks
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The Tampa Bay Lightning lost Victor Hedman to a lower body injury on Thursday night and it did not look great when he left the ice. The injury will force Hedman to miss the All-Star game in Tampa Bay later this month. It is possible he could be replaced by one of his teammates, Mikhail […]

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Red Wings look to continue win streak against Penguins
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Rested but hardly satisfied with their place in the Eastern Conference standings, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings meet Saturday afternoon at PPG Paints Arena in their first game coming off a bye week. Pittsburgh (22-19-3) has won two in a row for the first time since a four-game winning streak Nov. 25-Dec. 2. […]

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McAvoy not thinking about hitting ‘rookie wall’
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Words like "brilliant" and "phenom" have been tossed around with great regularity through the first half-season of 20-year-old Charlie McAvoy's NHL career and with good reason, given a consistent performance that belies his rookie status. McAvoy leads all NHL rookies by a wide margin with 22:54 of ice time per game and has been strong […]

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New Year in fantasy hockey: East edition
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Last week, we pondered various tidbits and storylines for the Western Conference with 2018 brand new. Boston Bruins: Remember when people were worried about Tuukka Rask? Buffalo Sabres: Two Sabres I’m especially interested down the stretch are: Robin Lehner and Kyle Okposo.

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