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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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Skinner's hat trick helps Hurricanes beat Ducks 5-1 (The Associated Press)
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At the rate the Carolina Hurricanes have been scoring goals lately all they need is for goalies Eddie Lack and Cam Ward to keep the puck out of their net on a consistent basis as well. Jeff Skinner scored into an empty net to complete his second career hat trick and Elias Lindholm connected on […]

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Good call or bad call: Thompson ejected for elbowing Faulk (Video) (Puck Daddy)
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Uh oh. Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson could find himself on Santa’s naughty list after receiving a five minute major and a game misconduct for elbowing Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk. … or will he? Take a look at the play: Thompson clearly makes contact with Justin Faulk’s head, no question there. Give him two […]

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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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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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Russell scores in overtime as Flames beat Predators 2-1 (The Associated Press)
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The Calgary Flames started their three-game road trip in a way that’s been unusual for them this season. Kris Russell scored 1:23 into overtime and Calgary beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 Tuesday night for its sixth straight victory and first on the road since Nov. 13. TJ Brodie also scored for the Flames, who improved […]

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Zach Parise's goal leads Wild past Sharks 2-0 (The Associated Press)
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As well as Darcy Kuemper has played in place of the injured Devan Dubnyk, he hadn’t got rewarded with a win as a starter. Zach Parise helped change that. Parise broke a scoreless tie early in the third period and Kuemper made it stand up with his sixth career shutout to help the Minnesota Wild […]

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Flames-Predators Preview (The Associated Press)
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Johnny Gaudreau’s scoring binge has made the Calgary Flames unbeatable at home for more than six weeks. The red-hot Flames begin a challenging four-game trip by visiting one of the NHL’s notoriously tough venues on Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators. Mired near the bottom of the Western Conference through the season’s first two months, […]

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Wild-Sharks Preview (The Associated Press)
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If San Jose is going to end its losing streak, it’ll once again have to come without Logan Couture. Another leg injury will claim an undetermined amount of the forward’s time, including Saturday night visit from the Minnesota Wild as the Sharks try to halt a 0-4-1 span. In Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime loss in Edmonton, […]

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NHL Three Stars: Jake Allen stifles Stars; Okposo powers Isles (Puck Daddy)
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Backes, Allen lead Blues to 3-0 win over Stars (The Associated Press)
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David Backes made the most of ”Captains Night” and helped the St. Louis Blues get another win against the Dallas Stars. Backes followed that up with a goal and an assist, Jake Allen stopped 26 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, and the Blues beat the Stars 3-0 on Saturday night. Vladimir Tarasenko […]

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