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'Timo time' fast approaching as Meier heats up
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San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier played in the 34th game of his rookie season in April. In the same game, the second-year winger scored his sixth goal of the season, and his third in his last six games. Meier's first professional season was defined by its ups and downs, and for good reason.

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New Year's resolutions for Canada's seven NHL teams
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Connor McDavid could stand to benefit from some changes in Edmonton. This is no different in the NHL, of course, where teams considered on track could always tweak, others could use blanket changes, and all can benefit from constantly reassessing what is and what isn’t working at every rung of the operation. Because it’s the […]

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Rakell scores in 4th straight, Ducks beat Flames 2-1
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Rickard Rakell scored in his fourth straight game to lift the Anaheim Ducks over the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Friday night. The Ducks have won three of four following a three-game skid and 26 of 27 at home against Calgary. John Gibson made 22 saves and Cam Fowler also scored for the Ducks.

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Who do you root for in this fight: Ryan Kesler or Matthew Tkachuk?
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One can only guess how many hockey players, fans, and parents have daydreamed about slapping that obnoxious mouthguard out of Matthew Tkachuk‘s mouth. It’s an interesting question for anyone who isn’t a fan of the Anaheim Ducks or Calgary Flames, especially if you don’t leave a blank spot for someone to enter “the meteor” as […]

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The Buzzer: Marleau continues to turn back the clock; Vegas continues to rewrite record book
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Players of the Night:  Patrick Marleau, Toronto Maple Leafs: Marleau scored two more goals, his 13th and 14th goals of the season. It was the 67th multi-goal game of his long career. It’s been a great season for the former Sharks forward. The man is

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Golden Knights keep rolling with 3-2 win over Kings in OT
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The rest of the hockey world may be waiting for the expansion Golden Knights to come crashing back to reality. The Golden Knights' remarkable inaugural season kept getting better Thursday night with their sixth consecutive victory, a 3-2 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings. David Perron's goal 3:30 into OT won it for the […]

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Golden Knights enter the record books again after overtime win
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The Vegas Golden Knights never cease to amaze. With a 3-2 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, the NHL’s newest addition — its rookie team — kept raising the bar in regards to what an expansion team can accomplish with a little magic and a heaping spoonful of buy-in. The team of […]

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Henrik Sedin's game is getting more extreme in old age
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Vancouver Canucks’ Henrik Sedin (33) is checked by Edmonton Oilers’ Adam Larsson. When you play 1,285 games in the National Hockey League, everyone knows what you bring to the table. Sedin has led the NHL in assists three times, and is behind just Jaromir Jagr and Joe Thornton on the active assist leaderboard.

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Golden Knights set mark, beat Ducks 4-1 for 5th straight win
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No expansion team in NHL history has put together a streak like the one the Vegas Golden Knights are enjoying. Cody Eakin scored to snap a second-period tie and Vegas beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Wednesday night for its fifth consecutive victory. Vegas defenseman Shea Theodore scored against his former team for the first […]

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Golden Knights visit L.A. as top team in West
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The Vegas Golden Knights roll into Staples Center to face the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night on a historic streak that has elevated them to the top of the Pacific Division. The Golden Knights' 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night was their fifth consecutive victory and extended their point streak to […]

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Scheifele’s scary spill spoils Jets’ win vs. McDavid, Oilers
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For one thing, his Edmonton Oilers failed despite his impressive efforts. Quick question: what’s a more desperate situation, being stuck talking politics with your conspiracy theory-loving relatives or dealing with a bouncing puck on the point with McDavid rapidly approaching? McDavid may have felt sympathy pains for Mark Scheifele, who suffered a tumble into the […]

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Brian Elliott's case for Flyers MVP
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The six-game win streak is a thing of December past now and the Flyers hit the holiday break losers of three of four games this past week. The streak was snapped Monday with a 4-1 defeat at the hand of the visiting Los Angeles Kings. The winning ways returned Wednesday with a hard-fought 4-3 at […]

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