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10:48 PM ET Chicago forward Patrick Kane became the 90th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points with an assist Sunday in the Blackhawks’ 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at United Center. Kane fed Ryan Carpenter from behind the net on a pass that eventually ended up on Brandon Saad‘s stick. Saad deposited
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5:13 PM ET ESPN News Services The Washington Capitals lead the NHL in wins, points and goals as they storm into their bye week. If there was a category for dramatic, come-from-behind, weekend, matinee victories in the NHL, the Capitals would probably lead that as well. 2 Related Alex Ovechkin scored three goals, continuing a
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12:25 PM ET Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida goalie Chris Driedger will miss several weeks with what’s believed to be a groin injury, the latest health issue at that position for the Panthers. The Panthers announced the diagnosis Saturday, calling it a lower-body injury. Driedger was hurt midway through the first period of the
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3:56 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson has been fined $2,000 by the NHL under the league’s rules regarding diving and embellishment. NHL Rule 64 was designed to penalize players who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. A player gets a warning for a first
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1:43 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes all-star defenseman Dougie Hamilton has a broken bone in his left leg. The team announced Friday that Hamilton had suffered a broken fibula in Thursday night’s loss at Columbus. He was hurt in the second period while chasing down a puck along the wall in
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11:13 PM ET ESPN News Services Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was placed on injured reserve Thursday, two days after he suffered a concussion in a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Rask left just 1 minute, 12 seconds into Tuesday night’s game after getting hit in the head by a passing Blue Jackets
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6:33 AM ET According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Rat begins on Jan. 25, although Matthew Tkachuk apparently wanted to celebrate early. One of the NHL’s most preeminent pests, the Calgary Flames forward threw two (legal, but predatory) checks into Edmonton Oilers ruffian Zack Kassian, and eventually Kassian popped off and started
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12:30 PM ET Philadelphia Flyers goalie Carter Hart will be out two to three weeks with a right lower abdominal strain, the team announced Wednesday. In his second season with the Flyers, Hart has appeared in 32 games and has a 15-11-3 record, a 2.61 goals-against average and .905 save percentage. Hart had started five
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10:04 PM ET ESPN News Services PITTSBURGH — Captain Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists in his long-awaited return from core muscle surgery, and the Penguins cruised past the Minnesota Wild 7-3 on Tuesday night. Crosby, who has been participating in full-contact practice with the Penguins since Saturday, took 21 shifts in the
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11:29 AM ET Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will play Tuesday against the Minnesota Wild after missing two months while recovering from core muscle surgery. Crosby, 32, has been out since undergoing the surgery on Nov. 14. The star center had been dealing with a sports hernia since training camp and reportedly had hoped to
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7:49 PM ET Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is honored to have been chosen as an NHL All-Star this season. But family, and self-care, come first. “I have to be kind of selfish here, thinking about how much hockey we played last year, and a short summer and thinking about playing until June again,” said
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11:18 AM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The NHL’s top prospects will continue making their pre-draft stops in Buffalo for at least another three years. The league on Monday announced an extension of its agreement to hold its annual scouting combine in Buffalo at the Sabres’ downtown practice facility, LECOM Harborcenter, through 2022. The
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11:24 PM ET There will be a new event at the NHL’s All-Star game: a three-on-three scrimmage between top American and Canadian women’s hockey players, sources tell ESPN. The defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues are hosting 2020 All Star weekend, which begins on Jan. 24. The NHL is expected to announce full details
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10:44 PM ET ESPN News Services WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby allowed four goals on just 21 shots and the Washington Capitals, who entered the night leading the NHL in points, authored an uncharacteristic 5-1 loss to the last-place New Jersey Devils on Saturday. Washington allowed New Jersey to race out to a 3-0 lead in
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