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Bruins closing in on the right chemistry to get over the hump against the top dogs
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It has to be getting to the point where the Bruins are tired of talking about defeat at the hands of the Washington Capitals, but if it's that bothersome then they really ought to do something about it. The Bruins dropped their 11th straight game to the Washington Capitals with a 5-3 defeat at TD Garden on Thursday on […]

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Edmonton Oilers closing in on franchise milestone
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In the very near future, the Edmonton Oilers will become the 15th NHL franchise to score 10,000 regular season goals. After beating Columbus 7-2 Tuesday night, the Oilers are at 9,995 goals, five away from the milestone. But there's a catch. Since 2005/06, the team that wins the game in the shootout

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With aging, expensive core Blackhawks’ window is closing fast
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For the seven year stretch between 2008-09 and 2014-15 there was not a more successful team in the NHL than the Chicago Blackhawks. Because they always seemed to have a pipeline of talent coming through the organization they always seemed to be able to replenish that depth and continue to compete for Stanley Cups. Despite […]

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Washington Capitals: From Australia to DC, Nathan Walker Closing in on NHL
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At the age of two, Nathan Walker and his family moved from the United Kingdom to live in Sydney, Australia. Though the nation has just 30 ice rinks, this was where Walker found his love and passion for hockey, through watching his older brother play and seeing the 1992 movie, “The Mighty Ducks.” He has

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Report: Panthers closing in on Boughner as next head coach
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It seems as if the Florida Panthers’ coaching search is on the verge of coming to an end. According to a report from TSN’s Bob McKenzie on Saturday morning, the Panthers are closing in on a deal (“barring any last minute hiccups”) to make Bob Boughner the team’s next head coach. Boughner, 46, was most […]

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Sabres, Panthers closing out the season shorthanded (STATS/TSX)
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Saturday’s game between the Buffalo Sabres game and the Florida Panthers — two teams already eliminated from playoff contention — is sadly more notable for who will not be there than will be on the ice. Sabres right winger Kyle Okposo has been hospitalized due to an undisclosed illness, and Buffalo coach Dan Bylsma is […]

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Caps closing in on Presidents' Trophy, Coyotes playing out string (Mar 31, 2017)
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GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Washington Capitals have a shot at their third 120-plus point season in the last eight years. They are closing in on the Presidents' Trophy as the league's top overall team, they have posted four win streaks of at least six games for the first time in franchise history and they have […]

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Caps closing in on Presidents' Trophy, Coyotes playing out string (STATS/TSX)
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The Washington Capitals have a shot at their third 120-plus point season in the last eight years. Following the Caps’ 5-3 win over Colorado on Wednesday in Denver, their sixth straight win, Trotz lamented his team’s recent penchant for letting up after taking leads. “I didn’t like our third at all,” Trotz told the Washington […]

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Blues start favorable closing stretch vs. Canucks (The Associated Press)
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With 10 games remaining in the regular season and a favorable schedule, the St. Louis Blues are in an enviable position among the teams chasing the final playoff berths in the Western Conference. The Blues (39-28-5) currently are tied with Nashville (36-25-11) for the third spot in the Central Division and own the tiebreaker over […]

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Capitals' Trotz closing in on 700 career wins
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When the Washington Capitals take the ice against the Nashville Predators on Saturday night, they’ll be playing for more than just a pair of points. The Eastern Conference leader already has a playoff spot in the bag, but it's fair to assume they'll be pushing for a victory regardless, as doing so would allow head […]

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Bettman: NHL closing in on expansion decision
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Bettman: NHL closing in on expansion decision

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Sharks show killer instinct in closing out Predators (Puck Daddy)
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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sharks said they weren’t rattled before Game 7 against the Nashville Predators. In their locker room, they cracked jokes and stayed loose before the biggest game of their season. There wasn’t any reason to worry.   “Guys were laughing and having a good time. I mean guys realize […]

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