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Oilers-Avalanche Preview (The Associated Press)
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It took some time, but the Colorado Avalanche have finally found their rhythm this month. The Edmonton Oilers appear to be headed in the wrong direction following an undefeated start to December. The Avalanche can extend their season-high winning streak to five by handing the visiting Oilers a third consecutive defeat Saturday night.

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NHL Three Stars: Bennett helps double up Avs; Hall's OT winner beats Sharks (Puck Daddy)
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No. 1 Star: Beau Bennett, Pittsburgh Penguins   Bennett recorded the first two-goal game of his career as the Penguins beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2. Down 2-1 in the third period, Bennett scored twice and Olli Maatta netted his fifth in a 3:24 span. Patric Hornqvist recorded a pair of assists. No. 2 Star: Taylor […]

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Marcus Kruger out four months for Blackhawks (Puck Daddy)
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Marcus Kruger basically put his hockey future on hold to remain with the Chicago Blackhawks this season, willing to go short-term in order to stay with a modern day dynasty.  He inked a one-year deal under their cap restrictions, and settled back into his role as a defensive depth forward who plays 13:17 per night, […]

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Kane scoring streak hits 25 games, tying Crosby (Video) (Puck Daddy)
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#SHOWTIME pic.twitter.com/SYL0KUNI0I — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) December 12, 2015 The point scoring streak continues for Patrick Kane.  Kane and breakout rookie Artemi Panarin played a little catch in the Winnipeg Jets zone on the power play before the Chicago Blackhawks foward extends his point scoring streak to 25 games with a power play goal. Hitting […]

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Kane extends streak but Blackhawks lose to Predators in NHL (AFP)
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Patrick Kane extended his Chicago Blackhawks’ record point-scoring streak to 24 games with a third-period goal in a 5-1 loss to Nashville on Thursday. Kane’s 18th goal of the NHL season wasn’t enough to overcome the Predators’ strong first period offensively and goalie Pekka Rinne’s superb play in the final period. Kane pumped his fist […]

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NHL-Highlights of Thursday's NHL games (Reuters)
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Highlights of Thursday’s National Hockey League games: – – – Predators 5, Blackhawks 1 Patrick Kane’s point-scoring streak reached 24 games on Thursday but the Nashville Predators earned two points that mattered more to them. Jumping out a 3-0 lead in the first period and getting a stellar effort from Pekka Rinne, Nashville managed a […]

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Preds beat Blackhawks 5-1, Kane extends streak to 24 games (The Associated Press)
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Patrick Kane extended his franchise-record points streak to 24 games. The Nashville Predators also got what they wanted most: a very big win over their Central Division rivals. James Neal, Craig Smith and Filip Forsberg each scored in the first period and the Predators beat the Blackhawks 5-1 after losing 4-1 in Chicago on Tuesday […]

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Kane's points streak reaches 25 games, Blackhawks beat Jets (The Associated Press)
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Patrick Kane keeps finding ways to add to his franchise-record points streak. On Friday night he made a timely contribution to a tidy win for the Chicago Blackhawks. Kane extended his streak to 25 games with a power-play goal, Corey Crawford stopped 25 shots for his third shutout of the season, and Chicago beat the […]

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Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Finding values and bargains for Saturday (Puck Daddy)
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By Benjamin Zweiman Unfortunately, the Bruins’ potent offense and the Panthers’ cheap forward options won’t be available for Yahoo’s main contests because of an early 1 p.m. EST start time Saturday, but not to fret, there are another nine games to consider. The two most appealing have a very different feel to them.  The NHL-leading […]

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The Seven: Habs hurt by key injuries; Canada's Stanley Cup drought (Yahoo Sports)
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Our weekly look at Canada’s seven NHL teams: Without key cogs Carey Price and Brendan Gallagher, the Montreal Canadiens have lost a season-high four straight games; and, checking in on the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks & Winnipeg Jets.

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Stars-Blues Preview (The Associated Press)
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The St. Louis Blues can tend to a trio of issues in their next game. The Dallas Stars look to add to the league’s only win total in the 20s on Saturday night while netting their fifth straight victory at Scottrade Center against the slumping Blues. While St. Louis (16-9-4) is 1-3-1 to open December, […]

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Former North Stars, U of Minnesota coach Sonmor dies at 86 (The Associated Press)
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Former Minnesota North Stars and University of Minnesota coach Glen Sonmor, who led the NHL team to the 1981 Stanley Cup Final, died Monday at age 86. Sonmor died at a nursing home in Canada after battling Alzheimer’s disease, according to former North Stars general manager Lou Nanne, who said he learned of his death […]

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