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Lightning aim for fifth straight win as they face Devils
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Last season, neither the Tampa Bay Lightning nor the New Jersey Devils reached the Stanley Cup playoffs. For the Lightning (5-1-0), it is a quick trip back atop the standings, while for the Devils (4-1-0), this is rarified air for a club that finished last in the Eastern Conference a year ago and failed to […]

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Is Auston Matthews ready to be the new face of the NHL?
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Is Auston Matthews ready to be the new face of the NHL?

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Morning Skate: Looks like Bruins are going to face Malcolm Subban
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* Marc-Andre Fleury has been placed on injured reserve with what's suspected to be a possible concussion, and that means the Golden Knights are expected to start Malcolm Subban against the Bruins on Sunday night in Vegas. What a turn of events to allow a 23-year-old former Bruins first round pick to get a chance at revenge […]

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Lack is back with Flames to face Canucks
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A video tribute appears unlikely, but goaltender Eddie Lack still has a chance to appear in a highlight reel Saturday night. Lack, a former fan favorite despite being primarily a backup, will return to Vancouver as his latest new team, the Calgary Flames (3-2-0), visit the Canucks (1-1-1) at Rogers Arena. The goaltender is with […]

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Punchless Habs face high-flying Leafs as NHL's oldest rivalry resumes
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BROSSARD, Que. — The Montreal Canadiens know all too well that the Toronto Maple Leafs are no longer to be taken lightly. Led by gifted youngsters Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander, the Leafs (3-1-0) have piled up 22 goals in their first four games, while the punchless Canadiens (1-

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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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Three Things to Watch: Blackhawks hit road to face Maple Leafs
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Here are Three Things to Watch when the Blackhawks take on the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports app. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. with Blackhawks Pregame Live. 1. Who will step up in Nick Schmaltz's absence?

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Burrows returns with Senators to face Canucks
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Alex Burrows will learn how the other half lives Tuesday night. Burrows will play his first game in Vancouver since the Canucks traded him to the Ottawa Senators just before last season's NHL trade deadline. "When the schedule came out, that was the first thing I looked to — seeing when we

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Panthers, Lightning face off once again
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers open their seasons with a back-to-back home-and-home series, and as the rivalry moves to Sunrise, Fla., there was much to appreciate in the new looks on both sides in Friday's season opener. The Lightning pulled out a 5-3 win, and while much of the attention coming in was […]

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Jackets' Panarin to face former Blackhawks teammates
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After being thoroughly outmatched in an opening-round playoff loss last season, the Chicago Blackhawks underwent another makeover by trading away one of the league's best young stars. Early returns show they don't seem to miss Artemi Panarin, who fits in just fine with his new team. The Blackhawks will face the 2015-16 Calder Trophy winner […]

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NHL serious about cracking down on slashing, face offs
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman joins Ken Reid to talk about the impact of Kraft Hockeyville plus the latest changes to the game.

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2017-18 NHL Preview: Ottawa Senators face uphill battle for playoff spot
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The Ottawa Senators enjoyed an incredible 2016-17 season, finishing just one goal shy of upsetting the Pittsburgh Penguins to earn a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. The Senators are likely going to be in a dog fight for a playoff spot in 2017-18. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to […]

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