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Miller's OT goal lifts Rangers past Sabres in Winter Classic
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J.T. Miller was in the perfect spot in front of the goal to take advantage of a rebound in overtime and keep the New York Rangers perfect in four regular season outdoor games. Miller scored a power-play goal 2:43 into the extra period to lift the Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres […]

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Rangers face treacherous path after Winter Classic
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It’s something that was special for players and fans, yet it counts as it usually would: two points for the Rangers and one for the Sabres after New York won 3-2 in overtime thanks to J.T. Miller‘s power-play goal. With all of that acknowledged, allow an observation: when we look back at the 2017-18 season, […]

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Landeskog scores 2 goals as Avalanche rout Islanders, 6-1
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The Colorado Avalanche have relied on their stars to carry the offense, but it was the supporting cast that got things rolling on New Year's Eve. Gabriel Landeskog scored twice in less than two minutes in the second period, and Colorado routed the New York Islanders 6-1 on Sunday night. Carl Soderberg and Erik Johnson […]

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Without NHL players, Team USA hockey looks to Europe
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By Dan Burns NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stanley Cup winner Brian Gionta will captain a U.S. men's Olympic ice hockey team made up of players from European leagues or the North American development ranks at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Gionta, who has played 15 years in the NHL, was named on Monday amongst […]

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Rangers, Sabres prepared for cold, windy Winter Classic conditions
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Jordan Nolan of the Buffalo Sabres wasn’t sure how effective his eye black would be should it be sunny during Monday’s Winter Classic against the New York Rangers at Citi Field. The forecast for Queens, New York on New Year’s Day calls for a high around 16 degrees with a windchill making it feel like […]

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Rangers, Sabres take advantage of Winter Classic distraction
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NEW YORK – Hockey players are creatures of habit. They need to be. When you’re practicing and playing games from mid-September until at least April it’s easy to settle into daily routines as that becomes your normal life. But certain points of the

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Sabres' Pominville can see how Winter Classic has evolved
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Jason Pominville can appreciate how much everything around the Winter Classic has changed over the years. ''Look at this, the buildup has been phenomenal,'' Pominville said Sunday as he addressed reporters after the Sabres practiced at Citi Field, home of baseball's New York Mets and the site of Monday's game against the New York Rangers […]

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3 reasons the Caps beat the Devils
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The Capitals won the battle for first place in the Metropolitan Division Saturday as they dispatched the New Jersey Devils 5-2. Washington now holds a one-point lead for the top spot over the Devils. Here is how the Caps got the win.

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Flames acquire Prout from Devils in exchange for Lack
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The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Dalton Prout from the New Jersey Devils on Saturday in exchange for goalie Eddie Lack.

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Predators must cope without key star with Forsberg on IR
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While people are quick to make jokes about the Washington Capitals trading him for a faded Martin Erat, the discussion doesn’t always go deep enough when it comes to Nashville Predators star Filip Forsberg. Some of that comes from his stats being impressive, but not necessarily “world-beating.” Some might stem from his successes being shared, […]

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Islanders keep it together going into matchup with Avs
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While most are getting an early start on their New Year's Eve celebration, the Colorado Avalanche and New York Islanders will be battling at Pepsi Center. Johnny Boychuk is out with a lower-body injury and is considered week to week. Boychuk's injury prompted a quick recall of Sebastian Aho, who joined the team on the […]

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Barry Trotz not thrilled with career milestone because it makes him feel old
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Saturday's win over the New Jersey Devils was a significant one. Not only did it put Washington in first place of the Metropolitan Division, it also was a milestone win for head coach Barry Trotz. "That I've lost my hair, I've turned grey, I've gotten old," Barry Trotz said after the game.

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