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11:55 PM ET ESPN News Services Joel Quenneville is used to winning games at United Center. When you coach the Chicago Blackhawks for 11 seasons, it comes with the territory. Tuesday night was more of the same for him … just on the opposing bench. Frank Vatrano had three goals, Mike Hoffman had two assists
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7:10 AM ET The NHL’s All-Star Weekend isn’t the mathematical midway point of the season, but it is perhaps the spiritual one. As we head into this week’s events, it is a good time to reflect on some notable performances we have seen in the 2019-20 season. But rather than running down the current leaders
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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 home 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
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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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2:46 PM ET ESPN News Services ST. PAUL, Minn. — Stephen Johns played in his first game in almost 22 months when the Dallas Stars visited the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Forward Radek Faksa was placed on injured reserve to make room for Johns on the active roster. Johns had been out since late
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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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1:43 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton is out indefinitely with a broken left leg. The team announced Friday that Hamilton broke his left fibula during a loss at Columbus on Thursday night and underwent surgery Friday. Hamilton was hurt in the second period while chasing down a
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8:06 AM ET Associated Press DALLAS — Defenseman Stephen Johns appears on track to return to the Dallas Stars‘ lineup for the first time in 22 months on Saturday. Johns, who returned from a conditioning assignment with Texas of the AHL, was not active for Thursday’s game but will travel with the Stars for their
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4:04 PM ET Mathieu Perreault believes that if the NHL won’t protect him, he needs to take matters into his own hands. On Tuesday, the Winnipeg forward took an elbow to the face from Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen during a Jets victory. Perreault said after the game, “My jaw is sore right now. …
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11:59 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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9:45 PM ET Minnesota Wild defenseman Greg Pateryn suited up for his team’s game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, ready to help against a returning Sidney Crosby and the Penguins — until he was removed from the bench by the on-ice officials. Pateryn was mistakenly listed as a scratch on the lineup card submitted by
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4:53 PM ET The Battle of Alberta is now a war of words, courtesy of Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian and Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk. Kassian defended his attack on Tkachuk during the Oilers’ loss at the Flames on Saturday night, which earned him a misconduct penalty and a two-game suspension from the NHL
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