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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (17) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game, in Detroit. The winter has been cruel to the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets. Without last year’s top scorer, Cam Atkinson, and centers Brandon Dubinsky and Alexander Wennberg, the Blue Jackets limped to a 6-7-2 in December.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 17, 2018 - 3:09 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The winter has been cruel to the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets. Three of the team's top forwards and a defenseman went down in December, followed by another key forward this month. Coach John Tortorella has moved players around and patched together lines with help from...
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Vegas Golden Knights' Shea Theodore (27), William Karlsson (71) and Jonathan Marchessault celebrate Karlsson's goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
January 15, 2018 - 8:12 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A day after the NHL's biggest surprise team lost a rare home game in front of the biggest crowd of the season, more than 10,000 fans flooded downtown Las Vegas for a Golden Knights fan fest. That's the kind of impact their record-shattering first half has had in the community. The...
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Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, front, gestures to goaltender Jonathan Bernier after McKinnon scored a goal against the Anaheim Ducks in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 15, 2018 - 6:46 pm
DENVER (AP) — The save by Jonathan Bernier that sticks out the most was the one where he simply stuck out his stick. Out of sheer desperation, no less. To thwart what looked to be a sure goal, too. It's just another sign of how well things have been going for the Colorado Avalanche in recent weeks...
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Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47), of Russia, and center Tyler Seguin (91) celebrate after Seguin scored the game-winning goal in overtime in an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, Boston. The Stars won 3-2. Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (48) skates by the net. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 15, 2018 - 5:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tyler Seguin made a move at the left circle to get past one defender, then skated into the slot as the other two Bruins went to the ice. He swooped wide to Anton Khudobin's glove side, inducing the goalie to leave his skates as well, and then flipped the puck into the net for the game...
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Players from the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins look on as Canadiens' Phillip Danault tended to by paramedics after he was hit in the head by a puck on a shot by Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 11:33 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Brad Marchand scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Boston Bruins beat Montreal 4-3 on Saturday night after the Canadiens lost Phillip Danault to a head injury on a frightening play in the second period. Danault was taken off the ice on a stretcher after he was hit in...
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Players from the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins look on as Canadiens' Phillip Danault tended to by paramedics after he was hit in the head by a puck on a shot by Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 11:10 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Brad Marchand scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Boston Bruins beat Montreal 4-3 on Saturday night after the Canadiens lost Phillip Danault to a head injury on a frightening play in the second period. Marchand also scored in regulation, helping the Bruins improve to 9...
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Players from the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins look on as Canadiens' Phillip Danault tended to by paramedics after he was hit in the head by a puck on a shot by Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 10:35 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Brad Marchand scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Boston Bruins beat Montreal 4-3 on Saturday night after the Canadiens lost Phillip Danault to a head injury on a frightening play in the second period. Marchand also scored in regulation, helping the Bruins improve to 9...
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January 13, 2018 - 8:18 pm
Paul Newbury (AP) - It was a question that came up again this week when Atlanta played host to Georgia's overtime loss to Alabama in the national championship game , complete with the squandering of a double-digit lead. Is this the worst sports city in America ? Turns out, the A-T-L has some stiff...
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New York Islanders center Anthony Beauvillier (72) scores a goal past New York Rangers goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 13, 2018 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mathew Barzal had two goals and three assists, Anthony Beauvillier added two goals and an assist, and the New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers 7-2 on Saturday for their ninth win in the last 10 meetings of the crosstown rivals. Shane Prince, Thomas Hickey and Cal Clutterbuck...
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Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, and Carolina Hurricanes' Noah Hanifin (5) skate for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 12, 2018 - 10:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes learned a tough lesson over the past 1½ weeks: No lead is safe on home ice against the Washington Capitals. Jay Beagle scored with 1.3 seconds remaining and the Capitals rallied to beat the Hurricanes 4-3 on Friday night. Brett Connolly notched the tying...
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