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Eastern Conference

Barzal, Tavares shine as Islanders edge Canadiens 5-4 in overtime
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Any time the New York Islanders play these days, it turns into Barzal Watch (in the Twitter world: #BarzalWatch). It was Barzal’s 30th assist of the season and he followed that up with his 16th goal of the year on the Islanders just over five minutes later for the two-goal advantage.

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Barzal, Tavares shine as Islanders edge Canadiens 5-4 in overtime
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Any time the New York Islanders play these days, it turns into Barzal Watch (in the Twitter world: #BarzalWatch). It was Barzal’s 30th assist of the season and he followed that up with his 16th goal of the year on the Islanders just over five minutes later for the two-goal advantage.

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Midseason Fantasy Hockey awards: Lightning well represented
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Tampa Bay Lightning studs Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov have rewarded fantasy owners this season. Ditto Noah Hanifin on the Metropolitan when Zach Werenski makes much more sense. In the west, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson are all more deserving than Eric Staal, James Neal and Rickard Rakell.

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Mantha helps Red Wings beat Blackhawks 4-0
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CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi each had a goal and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the sloppy Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Sunday. Dylan Larkin and Mike Green also scored for Detroit, which had dropped two in a row after a four

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Watch Tyler Seguin beat the Bruins in OT with incredible individual effort
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This one has to sting a little bit for Boston Bruins fans. The Bruins fell to the Dallas Stars in overtime on Monday afternoon by a 3-2 margin after scoring a pair of goals to erase what had been a two-goal deficit. It helped the Bruins pick up a point in the standings for the […]

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Sizzling Bruins top Canadiens in shootout
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Brad Marchand scored the winning goal in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Boston Bruins continued their roll with a 4-3 win over the host Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. The Bruins have gone more than a month without losing in regulation time, producing a 9-0-3 record in that span, with the latest […]

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B's keep winning, McQuaid still waiting for his chance
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With the Bruins amidst a season-high 12-game point streak where they've put together a 9-0-3 record punctuated by a shootout win over the rival Montreal Canadiens last weekend, there isn't going to be a push for big changes.

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Who has better shot at playoffs: Penguins or Rangers?
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Yes, it’s just one game, but the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins both likely realize that these Metropolitan Division matchups are that much more important. Update: The Penguins beat the Rangers 5-2, so now Pittsburgh has 51 standings points in 46 games played while the Rangers have 49 points in 44 games. At the […]

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Penguins stay hot, knock off Rangers 5-2
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Phil Kessel's second-period wrister beat Henrik Lundqvist and accounted for his 700th career NHL point and the decisive tally in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-2 victory against the New York Rangers on Sunday night at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Kessel's goal, his 20th of the season, came off a pass from Conor Sheary with 5:30 […]

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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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