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Islanders record first 2 shutouts of season in back-to-back games
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Goaltending woes have turned into goaltending whoas for the New York Islanders. Heading into a back-to-back set of big divisional games – Thursday against the rival New York Rangers and Friday against the Carolina Hurricanes – the Islanders’ goalie tandem of Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss had combined for zero shutouts this season. Two games […]

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Islanders grab back-to-back, unlikely shutouts
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As the NHL’s worst team when it comes to stats like shots allowed and high-danger chances given up, it would be pretty silly to pin all of the New York Islanders’ woes on their goalies. Jaroslav Halak and especially Thomas Greiss have been part of the problem for much of 2017-18, but with the fan […]

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Struggling Sabres prepare for back-to-back vs. Penguins
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Wins have been hard enough to come by for the Buffalo Sabres as of late. Things won't get any easier this weekend with a series of back-to-back games against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The first part of that home-and-home series will take place in Buffalo on Friday night before heading to Pittsburgh on Saturday night.

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Capitals’ back-to-back woes drive Grubauer to drop f-bomb
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In an age of parity, it makes sense that many teams struggle in the second game of back-to-back sets. The Pittsburgh Penguins’ struggles have been severe, and as Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Sabres reminded us, their rivals the Washington Capitals haven’t had it much better. The Capitals are now 0-3-1 closing out such sets, […]

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Penguins face Lightning on back end of back-to-back
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The Tampa Bay Lightning had two days off before Thursday's game against a Pittsburgh Penguins team that will be traveling for the second half of a back-to-back, but Victor Hedman doesn't want to think about potential advantages. Pittsburgh (2-1-1) has bounced back from a rough start, opening the year with a 5-4 overtime loss to […]

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Alex Ovechkin is first player to open season with back-to-back hat tricks since NHL's inaugural season
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Alex Ovechkin has again etched his name into the record book, as he has become the first player since the NHL's inaugural season to open a season with consecutive hat tricks. Ovechkin scored his fourth, fifth and sixth goals of the season in the first period of the Washington Capitals' home

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NHL: Ovechkin off to historic start with back-to-back hat tricks
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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin became Saturday the first player in a century to notch back-to-back hat tricks in the first two games of an NHL season. Russia's Ovechkin followed up his opening night hat trick with a four-goal performance on in the Capitals' 6-1 rout of the Montreal Canadiens. Ovechkin became just the fourth […]

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Surging Hurricanes set for back-to-back vs. Wings (The Associated Press)
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A scheduling quirk caused by a postponed game a few months ago greets the Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes this week. It is turning out to be a crucial time for the Hurricanes, who have pulled a surprise of their own by racking up a 10-game points streak. With the surge, the Hurricanes are […]

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Blue Jackets, Devils meet in second game of back-to-back (The Associated Press)
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Sunday night at the Prudential Center, two Metropolitan Division teams headed in opposite directions face off when the New Jersey Devils host the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Devils (25-27-12) are on their way to a fifth consecutive season out of the playoffs and are using the stretch run to get a long look at some […]

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Kings finish back-to-back set at Arizona (The Associated Press)
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The Los Angeles Kings will not have much time to dwell on a poor effort that snapped their longest winning streak of the season. The Kings meet the Arizona Coyotes for the first time this season on Thursday night at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. Los Angeles won only two of five games against […]

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Flyers host Coyotes, aiming for back-to-back wins (The Associated Press)
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After pulling out an improbable shootout win over the injury-depleted Buffalo Sabres with a third-period goal-scoring spree Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Flyers (3-3-1) will look to string together their first back-to-back wins of the season Thursday night against the struggling Arizona Coyotes (1-5-0). The Coyotes’ only win this season came in their season opener against […]

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Kings finish strong back-to-back with 5-2 win over Stars (The Associated Press)
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The Los Angeles Kings are trying to give the Pacific a say in the race for the top spot in the Western Conference. Tyler Toffoli scored again a night after ending a long goal drought and the Kings capped an impressive back-to-back against the Central with a 5-2 victory against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday […]

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