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Video: Kessel scores 700th point; Simon gets first goal
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The Pittsburgh Penguins seem like they might be heating up, but Phil Kessel‘s basically been on a roll all season long. Sunday provided a helpful reminder of that, all in one moment: Kessel scored his 20th goal of 2017-18 and the 700th regular-season point of his career in putting the Penguins ahead of the New […]

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Penguins overwhelm Rangers, and do so in regulation
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Both the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins can attest that an 82-game season features plenty of twists and turns. The Penguins might just be getting it together, as this represents their fourth consecutive win. Getting this victory in regulation is especially helpful for their cause, as the Rangers now trail them by two standings […]

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Simon, Kessel lead Penguins to 5-2 win against Rangers
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Dominik Simon admits he got a little wide-eyed as he closed in on his first NHL goal. The only thing left for the Pittsburgh Penguins' rookie forward was to put the puck in a half-empty net. Simon did just that as he and Phil Kessel scored milestone goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a […]

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Beauvillier, Barzal lead Isles to 7-2 rout of Rangers
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Anthony Beauvillier and Mathew Barzal each lit the lamp twice to power the New York Islanders in a 7-2 rout of the rival New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in New York. Beauvillier ran his season tally up to seven goals, while Barzal now leads all NHL rookies with 15. Barzal […]

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Hamilton, Flames beat Hurricanes 4-1 for 7th win in row
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The Calgary Flames are going so well, they are rolling to easy victories even without their top scorer. Dougie Hamilton scored twice, Mike Smith made 38 saves and the Flames ran their winning streak to seven straight games with a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. Sean Monahan leads the Flames with 21 […]

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Couturier helps Flyers beat Devils 5-3
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Sean Couturier is hoping for a strong finish to his breakout season. Couturier had two goals and an assist and the Philadelphia Flyers posted their fourth straight win and extended New Jersey's slide to a season-high six games with a 5-3 victory over the Devils on Saturday night. ''I just want to keep going the […]

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Barzal becomes first rookie since 1982 with two five-point games in same season.
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Mathew Barzal had two goals and three assists, Anthony Beauvillier added two goals and an assist, and the New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers 7-2 on Saturday for their ninth win in the last 10 meetings of the crosstown rivals.

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Bye week doesn't slow Couturier-led Flyers
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The Flyers' top-line center had his third straight two-goal game in a 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils. Couturier, who was left off the Metropolitan Division All-Star team announced Wednesday, was arguably the best player on the ice for both teams with a three-point night and a plus-2 rating. Travis Konecny, Wayne Simmonds and […]

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Penguins goaltender Murray out tending to personal matter
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is in Canada with his family to tend to a personal matter and will be away from the team indefinitely. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions recalled Casey DeSmith from their American

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Islanders rookie Mathew Barzal makes some history with another 5-point game
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The New York Islanders got a much-needed win on Saturday afternoon when they absolutely crushed their cross-town rivals 7-2. The star of the game for the Islanders was rookie forward Mathew Barzal as he finished with a pair of goals and three assists in the win. It was the second time this season that Barzal, […]

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Cap crunch: The teams set up for long-term success, and the ones that are doomed
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If you were trying to project a potential 2018 Stanley Cup Final matchup at this moment two of the teams at the top of your list should probably be the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators. While the Lightning will have to deal with new contracts for restricted free agents Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov, […]

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Caps rally, beat Hurricanes on Beagle's goal with 1.3 left
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The Carolina Hurricanes learned a tough lesson over the past 1 1/2 weeks: No lead is safe on home ice against the Washington Capitals. Jay Beagle scored with 1.3 seconds remaining and the Capitals rallied to beat the Hurricanes 4-3 on Friday night. Brett Connolly notched the tying goal with 3:08 left, and Alex Ovechkin […]

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