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Connor Hellebuyck blanks Canucks as Jets extend home win streak to 6

Connor Hellebuyck believes he’s calm in the crease. The Winnipeg goaltender had to be as he held off the Vancouver Canucks to ensure Patrik Laine’s first-period goal would hold during the Jets’ 1-0 victory on Sunday. Hellebuyck made 29 saves for this fourth shutout of the season as the Jets extended their home winning streak to […]

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Golden Knights keep beating the odds, claim 1st in NHL with win over Canes

The Golden Knights are giving Vegas an incredible, odds-beating story in their first year on the ice. With a roster built on everybody else’s spare parts, this expansion team has the whole league playing catch-up. James Neal and Jonathan Marchessault scored to help the Golden Knights beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 on Sunday night, giving […]

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Jim Johannson, U.S. Olympic men’s hockey GM, dead at 53

Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, has died weeks before the Pyeongchang Games. He was 53. Johannson passed away in his sleep Sunday morning, according to USA Hockey. Executive director Pat Kelleher said the organization is “beyond shocked and profoundly saddened” by the loss of the Rochester, Minnesota native. “As […]

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Jesse Puljujarvi powers Oilers past Canucks in return from bye

Jesse Puljujarvi’s decision to spend his time off playing with Edmonton kids on an outdoor rink seems to have paid off. Puljujarvi had a career best three points with a goal and two assists and Patrick Maroon scored twice as the Edmonton Oilers had a strong showing in their return from a week-long break, defeating […]

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Déjà vu: Bruins burn Habs for 2nd time in a week

Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien’s first taste of action against his former team didn’t go well at all. The Boston Bruins, who were led by Julien to a Stanley Cup in 2011 but who fired him last February, won three times in an eight-day period over Montreal, including a 4-1 victory on Saturday night. The […]

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Leafs rally to snap 4-game skid as Sens collapse in 3rd

Connor Carrick scored the winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs erased a two-goal deficit in the third period Saturday to defeat the Ottawa Senators 4-3. Carrick took a wrist shot from the point that went over the shoulder of Craig Anderson and in at 8:58 of the third period. The Ottawa netminder didn’t appear to […]

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Jets edge Flames in SO to snap Calgary’s 7-game winning streak

Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler scored in the shootout as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Flames 2-1 on Saturday afternoon, snapping Calgary’s seven-game winning streak. Little opened the shootout with a wrist shot inside the goal post on Mike Smith. After Mark Jankowski and Sean Monahan were stopped by Connor Hellebuyck and Smith stopped Patrik […]

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Pacioretty scores 2 as Habs hold off Capitals to break 3-game skid

Two nights after Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien criticized his team’s effort, the Canadiens made sure that didn’t happen again. On Wednesday, Montreal lost 4-1 in Julien’s return to Boston, where he had long coached the Bruins. Against the Washington Capitals on Friday night, Julien had no complaints as his team broke a three-game losing […]