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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:41:48 PDT
Patrick Kane darted behind the Pittsburgh Penguins net, seemingly intent on trying to bend a wraparound past Marc-Andre Fleury. Halfway there, the Chicago Blackhawks star changed his mind, instead flipping a backhand pass to Artemi Panarin at the left post. Panarin flicked the puck off an unsuspecting Fleury - caught looking the other way - and into the net.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:37:31 PDT
Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov each had a goal and an assist, Jay Beagle and John Carlson also scored and Washington kept rolling with a 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. The Capitals have 110 points, five ahead of idle Columbus, and are on track to clinch the President's Trophy for most points in the league for the second straight season. ''Two points matter,'' goalie Philipp Grubauer said.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:12:14 PDT
Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues are knocking on the door for a postseason berth. Tarasenko, Patrik Berglund and David Perron scored, Berglund added an assist and the Blues beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Wednesday night. Berglund tied his career high with his 22nd goal, and the Blues have won 11 of 13 games and have points in 12 of those.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:01:42 PDT
Jarome Iginla wheeled around center ice, fist bumped Flames mascot Harvey the Hound and grinned through what may be his final ovation as a player at the Saddledome. If this season is it for Iginla, the longtime Calgary star said a fitting goodbye in a bruising game. Iginla scored his 100th game-winning goal, got an assist and drew blood in a fight, helping the Los Angeles Kings beat Calgary 4-1 Wednesday night.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:11:35 PDT
Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise will likely miss the next three games with bruising and swelling around his eye from a high stick to the face that led to blows to the head as he fell. Parise was struck Tuesday by Washington's Tom Wilson before he crashed into the knee of another opponent, Jay Beagle, and then slammed onto the ice. Parise needed assistance getting to the locker room and didn't return, causing plenty of concern for the team.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:50:35 PDT
After further consideration, the NHL will release teams' protected and available lists to the public before the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft in June. The league announced the decision on Twitter on Wednesday despite NHL general managers expressing a desire to keep the lists private. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said there was more internal discussion at the league office and that none of the GMs expressed strong views on the subject.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:14:21 PDT
Ken Holland swiveled away from a visitor in his office at Joe Louis Arena, picked up a thick book and plopped it onto his desk. ''This collective bargaining agreement was put in place for parity and competitive balance,'' the Detroit Red Wings general manager said. The NHL's salary cap was established following the lockout in 2005 and designed to bring powerful teams like Detroit back to the pack.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:01:39 PDT
The NHL will play its first games in China this fall when the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks meet in Beijing and Shanghai. The preseason games will take place Sept. 21 in Shanghai and Sept. 23 in Beijing. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the launch of the NHL China Games at a news conference Thursday morning at Le Sports Center.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:06:34 PDT
Minus their captain and leading scorer, the Anaheim Ducks didn't miss a beat. Corey Perry and Patrick Eaves scored 74 seconds apart early in the first period, and the playoff-bound Ducks cruised past the listless Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Tuesday night to extend their season-high winning streak to five games. Ryan Getzlaf, who leads the Ducks with 66 points, skated in warmups but was a late scratch with a lower-body injury.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:25:35 PDT
After six straight losses, the San Jose Sharks were looking for any kind of win. Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 3:10 into overtime and the Sharks snapped their longest skid in six years on the night they clinched a playoff berth, rallying past the New York Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday. Chris Tierney tied the game with his second goal with 2:15 to play in regulation after San Jose had blown a 3-1 lead.