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Mrazek, Mantha help Red Wings down Blackhawks
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On Friday, the Columbus Blue Jackets got trounced 5-2 in the game before they got a break. Hell, even Jeff Glass couldn’t save the Blackhawks, who got outworked from what seemed like the opening puck drop. Dylan Larkin gave the Red Wings a 1-0 lead just over four minutes into the first period.

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Why is fighting in the NHL down to historic lows?
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Greg Wyshynski ESPN He was known as "The Grim Reaper." For 12 season, Stu Grimson lived up to the moniker as one of the most feared fighters in the NHL. He played 729 games, and amassed 2,113 penalty minutes, most of them earned after pounding the face of an opponent. A typical season for him

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NHL All-Star Game 2018: Breaking down the worst snubs, best 3-on-3 combinations
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Complete NHL All-Star Game rosters were announced amid little fanfare Wednesday (is this thing on?), giving us three weeks to debate which of the four divisions is most loaded with talent when we could be dreaming about all the tantalizing line combinations headed to Pyeongchang. It's not the Olympics

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Predators lock down depth defensemen in wave of moves
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In a wave of moves that sort of came out of nowhere, the Nashville Predators handed contract extensions to three depth defensemen on Tuesday, as Matt Irwin, Yannick Weber, and Anthony Bitetto got new deals. With these three extensions added to the mix, the only Predators blueliner without a deal through at least 2018-19 is […]

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Islanders down Devils 5-4 in shootout
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NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Nelson scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the New York Islanders over the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Sunday. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for the Islanders, who trailed 4-2 early in the third period. Nelson

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Canadiens' Weber shut down, sent home to help nagging foot injury
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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber has been shut down and sent back to Montreal in order to rest an ailing foot injury, according to TSN’s John Bartlett. Weber has missed seven games this season due to the ailment. While the duration of his absence is unknown, head coach Claude Julien told reporters that the team […]

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Morning Skate: The Metropolitan Division is a buzzsaw ready to cut the NHL down
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It really is a shame that the NHL's playoff system is the way it is at the moment. If trends continue, even a quarter of the way through the season, a very solid team will likely be left out of the playoffs. Most likely? That team will come from the Metropolitan Division. There's no better, […]

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Islanders snap winless streak as Halak shuts down Caps
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Hours after getting a vote of confidence from his coach, Jaroslav Halak came through with one of his best games of the season. Halak made 31 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Monday night to snap a three-game winless streak. It was the second time this season that Halak […]

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Best of NHL: Islanders shut down Capitals to snap 5-game skid
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Jaroslav Halak made 31 saves after getting a vote of confidence from his coach, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Monday night to snap a five-game winless streak. Brock Nelson, Andrew Ladd and John Tavares scored goals for the Islanders, who built a 3-0 lead early in the second period […]

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Breaking down Bettman’s announcement that league will accept expansion application from Seattle
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Stephen Brunt and Sid Seixeiro discuss the breaking news by Gary Bettman that the NHL Board of Governors have agreed to accept an expansion application from Seattle.

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Derek Dorsett takes a walk down memory lane while issuing one last request
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Derek Dorsett‘s world came crashing down on him last week. After being sent back to Vancouver following stiffness in his surgically repaired neck, Dorsett was given the devastating news that he would never play another game in the National Hockey League. Dorsett missed 68 games last season due to the surgery, which was brutal in nature. But […]

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Lewis scores winner in shootout as Kings down Ducks 2-1
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The Anaheim Ducks landed punches early, before the Los Angeles Kings rallied late to deliver the winning blow. Trevor Lewis scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Kings ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory on Saturday night. Dustin Brown scored with 1:32 remaining in regulation as Los Angeles won […]

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