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Blues seal season series sweep over Flames with wild shootout win

David Perron scored once in regulation and added another in the shootout as the St. Louis Blues ended a five-game road winless skid with a 5-4 victory on Tuesday over the Calgary Flames. The Blues had yet to win in a shootout this season, entering the night 0-3. The Flames had yet to lose at 5-0, but it was over quickly with Perron and Ryan O'Reilly scoring on St. Louis'
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Senators snap 7-game road skid with win over Sabres

Mike Reilly scored the go-ahead goal 8:48 into the third period, and the Ottawa Senators snapped a seven-game road skid with a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Tyler Ennis had a goal and assist and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored for Ottawa, which had gone 0-4-3 on the road since a 5-2 win at Edmonton on Dec. 4. Mark Borowiecki sealed the victory by blocking Marcus Johansson's
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Oilers’ Kassian says revenge best served in standings against Tkachuk’s Flames

Edmonton Oilers winger Zack Kassian, fresh off a two-game suspension for pummelling Calgary's Matthew Tkachuk, thinks winning will be the best revenge when the teams meet again Wednesday. Kassian feels like he already delivered his message to Tkachuk, referring to the one-sided beatdown on Jan. 11, and said with the playoff race so tight, the Oilers can't risk losing the next game just to make a statement. "It's about the
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Ex-NHL goaltender Ed Belfour busted on mischief, alcohol charges

Former NHL star goaltender Ed Belfour has been arrested for criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in a public place after an incident in a hotel early Tuesday morning. Police in Bowling Green, Ky., arrested the 54-year-old native of Carman, Man., at the Kentucky Grand Hotel and Spa. Belfour was booked into Warren County Regional Jail and then released later Tuesday morning. The arrest report says Belfour was lying on the
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Kobe Bryant had a big impact on stars in the NHL

This week, like many people, my mind keeps going to something that has nothing to do with hockey, something that shocked and saddened me and has not left my mind since I heard the tragic news.  Of course, I'm talking about the death of Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash on Sunday. While Kobe was best known for what he did in the world of basketball, his presence went beyond just
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NHL prospect Alexis Lafrenière suspended 3 games for head shot

Rimouski Oceanic star forward Alexis Lafrenière was suspended by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for three games on Tuesday for checking to the head. Lafrenière ​​​​​​ got a five-minute major and a game misconduct nine seconds into the third period of Rimouski's 4-2 win over the Quebec Remparts on Sunday. He drove his shoulder into Remparts forward Thomas Caron, who had his head down trying to corral a bouncing puck
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Canucks pick up where they left off before all-star break in victory over Blues

J.T. Miller scored a pair of second-period goals as the Vancouver Canucks fought back from an early deficit to defeat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 Monday night. Bo Horvat also scored into an empty net for the Canucks (28-18-4) who won for the 12th time in 15 games and extended their home winning streak to nine games. Jake Virtanen and Chris Tanev each had two assists. Zach Sanford scored for
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Devils burn Sens by way of shootout in battle of basement dwellers

Jack Hughes scored the shootout winner as the New Jersey Devils snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators Monday night. Hughes also scored the overtime winner when the two teams met Dec. 29. The Senators trailed 2-1 heading into the third before scoring two short-handed goals in a span of 35 seconds to take the lead, only for Kyle Palmieri to tie the game
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Rasmus Sandin’s 1st career goal powers Maple Leafs past Predators

William Nylander, Zach Hyman and Rasmus Sandin each scored and had an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Nashville Predators 5-2 Monday night. Jason Spezza and Auston Matthews also scored and Frederik Andersen made 34 saves for the Maple Leafs, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Mikael Granlund and Viktor Arvidsson scored for Nashville, which has lost of three of four. Both teams played their first game
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No Ovechkin, no problem for Capitals as East leaders down Habs for 4th straight win

Jakub Vrana scored and added an assist as the conference-leading Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a 4-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. Tom Wilson, Travis Boyd and Nicklas Backstrom, into the empty net, also scored for the Capitals (34-11-5), who were without Alex Ovechkin for the first time this season. T.J. Oshie had two assists. Jeff Petry and Dale Weise scored for