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Rask elevates game, shaky start behind him
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As Tuukka Rask goes, so go the Bruins right now. The Bruins No. 1 goaltender has won four games in a row, while the Bruins have captured right wins in their past 10 games. The team's last win was a 3-1 triumph over the high-octane New York Islanders on Saturday night.

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Krug's tough start dooms Bruins in Nashville
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Torey Krug has been better as of late after finishing November as a point-per-game player with an even plus/minus rating, but his first-period difficulties vs. Nashville were impossible to ignore. Krug couldn't do enough to neutralize Craig Smith crashing for a juicy Anton Khudobin rebound in the opening minutes.

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Markstrom earns 1st career NHL shutout in 115th start
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Jacob Markstrom can finally say he knows what a shutout feels like in the pros. The Vancouver Canucks goaltender picked up his first-ever shutout in the NHL on Tuesday night, stopping 30 shots in a 3-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. He did so in his 115th career start and his 129th career game, thereby […]

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Five takeaways from Blackhawks shootout loss to Stars: Anton Forsberg stands tall in first start since Corey Crawford injury
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After going 1-for-7 on the power play during Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Dallas, the Blackhawks had an early opportunity to get on the board when Gustav Forsling drew a tripping penalty 2:49 into the game, but they couldn't capitalize. The Blackhawks have now allowed at least one power-play goal in four of their last six games […]

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Blackhawks can’t overcome mediocre start in overtime loss to Stars
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The third period was an energetic one for the Blackhawks, at least through the first half of it. "Yeah, just not really much going on," Patrick Kane said of the first two periods of the Blackhawks' 4-3 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars. It was an unacceptable opening 40 minutes for the Blackhawks, who could […]

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Edmonton Oilers GM not panicking over team’s slow start
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As most teams hit the 20-game mark you have to do some extra scrolling to find the Edmonton Oilers while looking at the overall NHL standings. A Stanley Cup favorite after a nice run last spring, the Oilers have only 16 points in 19 games. Only the Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes currently have fewer […]

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Devils condemned to fall despite red-hot start to season
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After losing only two games in October, the New Jersey Devils firmly placed themselves on the NHL’s radar as a potential up-and-comer for the 2017-18 season. Now midway through the second month of the campaign, the Devils have yet to fade, currently 11-4-2 with 24 points through 17 games. It's a point total good enough […]

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NHL Power Rankings: After difficult start, Caps look like they have hit their stride
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The Caps are second in the Metro, and they keep climbing in the Power Rankings.

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Coyotes start strong, fade once again in loss to Jets
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The Coyotes had scored first in 12 of their first 18 games, tied for best in the NHL.

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Lindgren gets another start as Canadiens host Sabres
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With injuries to goaltenders Carey Price and backup Al Montoya, Charlie Lindgren will get his fourth straight start for the Montreal Canadiens when they face the Buffalo Sabres at Bell Centre on Saturday. Lindgren, 23, lost for the first time in his NHL career Thursday when the Canadiens dropped a 3

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Should the NHL take a page from the NBA's book and start resting its stars?
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The Maple Leafs, for example, have a lot invested in Auston Matthews' health. Should they think about getting along without him occasionally for the greater good? In hockey, the term used is “maintenance day.” It sounds a lot like someone is taking his body to the auto shop for a tire rotation and

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Should NHL learn from NBA and start resting its stars?
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The Maple Leafs, for example, have a lot invested in Auston Matthews' health. Should they think about getting along without him occasionally for the greater good? In hockey, the term used is “maintenance day.” It sounds a lot like someone is taking his body to the auto shop for a tire rotation and

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