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Blackhawks defense drama: Brent Seabrook scratched
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On Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks put Cody Franson (fancy stats darling) on waivers. A day later, it was revealed that (frequent analytics punching bag) Brent Seabrook will be … a healthy scratch.

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If January doesn’t cool Jets, look out
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For a franchise that’s never won a playoff game, let alone a series, it’s probably wise to be conservative in praising the Winnipeg Jets. Then again, with a name like the Jets, it also makes sense that this team might rapidly raise its ceiling. During

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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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Coach Q: Blackhawks must work to get out of ‘terrible spot’
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The Chicago Blackhawks began their season with a dominant 10-1 victory over two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh, looking very much like a contender to unseat the Penguins atop the NHL. Chicago begins the second half of the season looking up at the rest of the loaded Central Division, where every team has at least […]

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Mathieu Perreault scores twice to help Jets beat Sharks 4-1
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The Winnipeg Jets shoved aside yet another opponent at Bell MTS Place. Mathieu Perreault scored twice, Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves and Winnipeg beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Sunday to extend its home winning streak to five games. Matt Hendricks and Marko Dano also scored to help the Central Division-leading Jets improve to […]

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Blackhawks slide past Oilers
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The Chicago Blackhawks received goals from four different players and goaltender Anton Forsberg turned aside 32 shots to record just his second win of the season in a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday afternoon at the United Center in Chicago. Nick Schmaltz, Alex DeBrincat and Brandon Saad scored goals in the opening […]

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Blackhawks make several roster moves
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The Blackhawks made several roster moves Monday morning, recalling forward Tomas Jurco from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League and sending down forward John Hayden. Shortly after, they placed defenseman Cody Franson on waivers. Jurco, who was acquired by the Blackhawks last February, has 13 goals and 12 assists for 25 points with the IceHogs […]

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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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