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Western Conference

Canucks-Wild Preview (The Associated Press)
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The Minnesota Wild have never posted three straight home shutouts and they’ll be turning to a different goaltender than the one who started their last two games at the Xcel Energy Center. Darcy Kuemper enters off a road shutout and will get the start Tuesday night against a Vancouver Canucks team experiencing some road woes. […]

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Sharks-Maple Leafs Preview (The Associated Press)
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After snapping their longest losing streak of the season, the San Jose Sharks can focus on maintaining their dominance of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Joe Pavelski had a goal with an assist and San Jose (15-14-1) made the most of its 18 shots to snap an 0-5-1 skid with Tuesday’s 3-1 victory at Montreal. ”It […]

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Quick makes 45 saves, Kings beat Canadiens 3-0 (The Associated Press)
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Jonathan Quick stopped everything the Montreal Canadiens threw at him on Thursday night. Quick made a season-high 45 saves, Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty scored and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0. ”They had a good amount of zone time,” Quick said of Montreal.

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Kings-Canadiens Preview (The Associated Press)
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The Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens are atop their divisions, but neither are particularly happy about the way they’re playing. The Kings look to avoid losing three in a row for the first time since the opening week of the season Thursday night when they visit a Canadiens team that’s trying to avoid a […]

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Hoffman's 3 points lead Senators to 5-3 win over Kings (The Associated Press)
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The Ottawa Senators weren’t happy with the way they played last weekend. Mike Hoffman had two goals and an assist to lead the Senators to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. ”It was the way I expected that team to play,” Ottawa coach Dave Cameron said.

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Ben Scrivens fights to move up Edmonton's goaltender depth chart (Puck Daddy)
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Ben Scrivens says life is good. The Bakersfield Condors goaltender wears eye black as he undresses in his locker room stall at Raley Field, the day before his team’s scheduled outdoor game against the Stockton Heat. It’s a time, in this trying season for Scrivens, to enjoy and look forward to.   […]

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Oilers-Blackhawks Preview (The Associated Press)
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Having ended his franchise-record point streak, Patrick Kane can turn his attention toward helping the Chicago Blackhawks continue their recent mastery of the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Perhaps not surprisingly, Kane has played a significant role in his team’s success against the Oilers. Kane had a 26-game point streak snapped – the longest in […]

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Rangers win 4-2 to end Oilers' 6-game winning streak (The Associated Press)
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Henrik Lundqvist knows one game is not a cure-all for the New York Rangers’ recent ills. ”This was just so needed, this win, I think for so many reasons,” the star goalie said after the Rangers ended Edmonton’s six-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Tuesday night. Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello each had a […]

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Oilers-Rangers Preview (The Associated Press)
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The Edmonton Oilers can record their longest winning streak in almost 15 years while adding to the woes of the New York Rangers – again. Edmonton (14-15-2) is suddenly one of the hottest teams in the league with six consecutive wins, a mark it has reached just two other times since rattling off nine in […]

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Huge If True: Steven Stamkos, Montreal Canadiens rental player? (Puck Daddy)
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[Breaking down the plausibility of the week’s biggest rumor.] The Rumor Well we all know by now that Steven Stamkos liked the tweet that he liked and it might have been an accident or an F.U. or a negotiating ploy, but boy did it get everyone talking about nice young man Steven Stamkos and how […]

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Blue Jackets-Coyotes Preview (The Associated Press)
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The Columbus Blue Jackets are still searching for their first victory in a start by a backup goaltender. Arizona Coyotes goalies have the second-worst goals-against average in the league, and the club will be forced to start a backup in its next game Thursday night. The Coyotes figure to turn to Anders Lindback as they […]

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Canadiens, Coyotes swap young forwards (The Associated Press)
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Christian Thomas to the Arizona Coyotes for forward Lucas Lessio.

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