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The Buzzer: Auston Matthews’ late-game heroics; Pens move into top spot in Metropolitan
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Be sure to visit NBCOlympics.com and NBC Olympic Talk for full hockey coverage from PyeongChang. Players of the Night: Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers: Giroux notched a goal and two assists in Sunday’s win over the New York Rangers. The goal was

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Penguins pound Blue Jackets, move into 1st place
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Riley Sheahan scored two goals, and Jake Guentzel added one goal and two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 5-2 victory over the host Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night. The Penguins, who now have 74 points, moved past the idle Washington Capitals (73). Philadelphia is […]

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Weekly Reader: Ranking all 31 NHL GMs into tiers
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Greg Wyshynski ESPN With due respect to Rick Nash, Evander Kane, Mike Green, Ryan McDonagh and their peers: These are the real superstars at the NHL trade deadline. Thirty-one men, with ages ranging from 28 to 75. Some of them with championship rings, others that are perpetually chasing them. Some of

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Gordo: Senators, Kings put NHL trade market into motion with 4-player deal
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Thanks to the ongoing fire sale in Ottawa, the NHL trade market finally heated up. The Senators made one big move Tuesday and more are to come. Teams looking to upgrade for the playoff push — like the Blues — need to be in regular contact with Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. The Los Angeles

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Panthers bring four-game win streak into matchup with Kings
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The Los Angeles Kings, who are tied for fifth in the NHL in road-win percentage, will skate into the BB&T Center on Friday night to face the red-hot Florida Panthers. The Kings (29-19-5) are 15-10-2 on the road. Meanwhile, the Panthers (23-22-6) have won four games in a row, all with rookie goalie

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Evgeni Malkin rockets into Rocket Richard race
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For while there, it appeared that Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Tampa Bay Lightning sniper Nikita Kucherov would battle it out for the Rocket Richard Trophy. The two Russians traded places with each other on top of the goal-scoring summit, a two-horse race for bragging rights back home and around the NHL. Vegas Golden […]

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Trotz moves into 5th in all-time games coached
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Barry Trotz achieved a career milestone Sunday, passing Lindy Ruff and moving into fifth on the NHL’s all-time games coached list. Congratulations to Barry Trotz, who is coaching his 1,494th career game tonight, passing Lindy Ruff for the fifth-most in NHL history. Since joining Washington, Trotz is 186-79-32. pic.twitter.com/zjUgE21Cqc — CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) February 4, 2018 […]

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Sabres on roll heading into home matchup with Devils
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The Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils appear to be heading in different directions coming out of the NHL All-Star break. The Sabres (14-26-9) are starting a five-game home stretch with a renewed sense of optimism. Buffalo is looking to carry that momentum into Tuesday's home clash against the Devils.

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Morning Skate: Rolling into the break talking Marchand
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NBC Sports Boston Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty takes his daily, link-filled trip around the NHL.  

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Defensive play concerning as Sharks head into All-Star break
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Against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday and the New York Rangers on Thursday, San Jose allowed 11 combined goals. The two-game homestand marked the first time the Sharks gave up five or more goals in consecutive games all season, while Thursday's loss was the 12th time they've let in at least five goals all season.

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Winnipeg Jets reaping rewards after buying into team defense
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There was a time in Winnipeg where a one-goal lead would end in a one-goal loss. A time when no lead was safe and it was oddly better to see the Jets trying to climb back from behind than leading heading down the home stretch. The Jets have learned much since those days, as evidenced […]

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Stars notebook: NHL's emergency goalie plan put into effect after injury to Panthers' James Reimer
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The Florida Panthers lost No. 1 goalie Reimer early in the first period of their 6-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday when he went into the splits and suffered a lower body injury. That meant backup goalie Harri Sateri had to come in. But because Reimer couldn't return, it also meant the NHL […]

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