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Flames beat NHL-leading Lightning 5-1 for 5th straight win
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — �� The surging Calgary Flames got balanced scoring and another win. Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist, Mike Smith made 33 saves, and the Flames beat the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory. Micheal Ferland, Sam Bennett, Mark Jankowski and Matthew Tkachuk […]

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Fantasy Hockey waiver advice with several NHL teams facing six-day byes
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Goalie Aaron Dell will get plenty of work with the San Jose Sharks playing eight games before the All-Star break. The upcoming scoring period is another oddly scheduled week in the NHL, and the All-Star break begins Jan. 26, so paying particular attention to matchups and how often your players hit the ice through the […]

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Arvidsson powers Predators past Oilers 2-1
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Viktor Arvidsson had a goal and an assist, helping the Nashville Predators top the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Tuesday night. Craig Smith also scored and Pekka Rinne made 25 saves in Nashville's 11th consecutive win against Edmonton. The free-falling Oilers have lost seven of eight.

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NHL Power Rankings: Oilers suffer another setback
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It might not be happening this season for the Edmonton Oilers. Hey everyone, we here at Puck Daddy are doing real power rankings for teams Nos. Over the last week or so, there have started to be some rumblings about the possibility (perhaps probability) that Jim Benning gets a new contract outta management.

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Sharks take playful jabs at city of Winnipeg, draw response (Update)
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The San Jose Sharks are probably very happy to have their only visit to Winnipeg this season over and done with. While they may have lost 4-1 to the Jets on Sunday night, some players were probably feeling like it was a bit of a win not to have to worry about staying there again […]

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Canadiens score 3 third-period goals to beat Canucks 5-2
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The Montreal Canadiens hope to build on two straight victories for a push for a playoff spot. Brendan Gallagher broke a tie midway through the third period, and Carey Price made 34 saves in the Canadiens' 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night. Karl Alzner, Alex Galchenyuk, Paul Byron and Max Pacioretty also […]

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Watch: Sharks players playfully dump all over the City of Winnipeg
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Prior to Tuesday’s game against the Jets, a few players who currently call San Jose home took a chance to voice their thoughts on the fine city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Justin Braun,  Tim Heed and Tomas Hertl were asked their opinion on the worst city to play in and the trio all had a common […]

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Marc Bergevin a firm believer Canadiens can turn season around
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Hours before the Montreal Canadiens won their second in a row with a 5-2 dispatching of the Vancouver Canucks Sunday night, general manager Marc Bergevin held court with the media and stated he wasn’t ready to begin thinking about the draft lottery. With the win Sunday night the Canadiens are seven points out of an […]

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Nearing halfway point, Sharks on outside looking in at Cup contenders
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The San Jose Sharks enter their NHL-mandated, five day break one game short of the season's halfway mark, but they should nonetheless begin the bye with a sense of clarity. As it stands, the Sharks are a flawed team that, without things going their way down the stretch, is on the outside looking in at […]

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Forsberg makes 32 saves as Blackhawks beat Oilers 4-1
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The first regulation win of Anton Forsberg's career was a big one for the goaltender and the Chicago Blackhawks. Forsberg made 32 saves, Nick Schmaltz and Alex DeBrincat scored in the first period, and the Blackhawks beat the slumping Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Sunday. Brandon Saad and Jordan Oesterle also scored for Chicago (20-15-6), which […]

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Oilers missing playoffs would be spectacular failure
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The Edmonton Oilers have had a lot of bad seasons over the past 12 years, but this one has to be the most frustrating, most disappointing, and quite frankly, the biggest failure out of them all. Entering 2017-18 as one of the top favorites to win the Stanley Cup, it’s probably not too soon to […]

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Don’t count out a healthy Ducks team in second half
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After coming within two games of reaching the Stanley Cup Final a year ago the Anaheim Ducks find themselves on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture through the first half of the 2017-18 season. The biggest issue is the fact the Ducks have been hit with a pretty devastating run of injuries that […]

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