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Kucherov joins elite company with hot start, but Devils defeat Bolts
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The Nikita Kucherov Show continues. The Tampa Bay Lightning star forward maintained his torrid pace Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils, scoring his eighth goal of the season — in just his seventh game. The Bolts took the lead in the second period on goals from Kucherov and Steven Stamkos, but couldn’t hang on and […]

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Nikita Kucherov Continues Hot Start by Scoring in Sixth Straight Game for Lightning
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Nikita Kucherov joined some pretty big hockey names on Monday night with his first-period tally against the Red Wings in Detroit. The goal marked the sixth straight game with a goal to open the season for the Tampa Bay Lightning winger, making him just the fourth player in the last 30 years to accomplish the […]

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Flyers look to continue solid start vs. Panthers
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The Philadelphia Flyers have a long way to go before proving they are a playoff team in the top-heavy Metropolitan Division, but their 8-2 beat-down of the Washington Capitals on Saturday night was a reminder they are capable of beating one of the best teams in the NHL. "I think guys were just tired of […]

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3 unsung heroes from Vegas' 4-1 start
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The Vegas Golden Knights' scorching-hot start is the most surprising storyline of the NHL season thus far. And while Marc-Andre Fleury and James Neal have deservedly drawn most of the attention, the following three players have been integral to the team's 4-1 record. Nate Schmidt Even with Neal's six goals, Schmidt has arguably been the […]

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Alex Ovechkin is on a Goal-Scoring Binge to Start the Capitals' Season
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Alex Ovechkin finished the 2016-17 campaign with 33 goals, his lowest full-season total since 2010-11. Coming into the new season, the Washington Capitals, having lost a lot of secondary scoring during the offseason, looked to the 32-year-old forward for more. According to coach Barry Trotz, the bar for Ovechkin is most always set at 50, […]

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Malcolm Subban makes 1st Golden Knights start vs. Bruins
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Malcolm Subban will have a chance to stick it to his former team when he starts in goal Sunday night versus the Boston Bruins, head coach Gerard Gallant confirmed. Subban was waived by the Bruins on Oct. 3 and was subsequently claimed by the Golden Knights. Due to Marc-Andre Fleury's concussion diagnosis, the 23-year-old has […]

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Kings try to continue fast start vs. Islanders
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The New York Islanders will attempt to end their lone West Coast road trip on a winning note when they face the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Sunday. New York (2-2-1) is in the midst of a challenging schedule with five of its first seven games away from Brooklyn's Barclay Center and are […]

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3-0 Start For NHL's Expansion Vegas Golden Knights Overshadows Roster Issues
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Lady Luck is smiling on the Vegas Golden Knights. In the 100-year history of the NHL, no expansion team had ever won its first three games — until last Tuesday. In their emotional home opener at T-Mobile Arena, the Golden Knights knocked off the Arizona Coyotes, 5-2. The win followed two come-from-behind

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Trending Topics: Don't freak out, but Buffalo's off to a horrible start
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Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner (40) reacts after giving up a goal to the New York Islanders during the second period of a hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in New York. Last season, when everything else seemed like it was going sideways, the Sabres could at least console themselves with the results they got […]

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Unbeaten Devils end Maple Leafs' perfect start with 6-3 win
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The Toronto Maple Leafs had a big shots advantage and even two more skaters on the key play. The New Jersey Devils put up the only big numbers that mattered – on the scoreboard. Brian Gibbons had a rare 3-on-5 goal, Miles Wood and Pavel Zacha each scored twice and unbeaten New Jersey beat Toronto […]

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Poll: Which team's surprising start is most sustainable?
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As everyone predicted, the Colorado Avalanche, New Jersey Devils, and Vegas Golden Knights are each sitting comfortably in a playoff spot. Related: 3 teams off to surprisingly good starts Sure, the NHL season is just a week old, but still the hot starts by these three clubs have been surprising. The Avalanche had – by […]

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Golden Knights win home opener, become 1st expansion team to start 3-0
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LAS VEGAS (AP) The Vegas Golden Knights' debut on the Strip was a poignant smash. James Neal scored twice during a thrilling four-goal first period, and the Golden Knights remained unbeaten three games into their inaugural season with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in their home opener on Tuesday night. Tomas Nosek scored […]

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