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Kings-Bruins Preview

Milan Lucic is set to face off against his former team for the first time, but the forward's homecoming is secondary to some on-ice concerns right now for the Los Angeles. The Kings' struggles lately have mostly been in the defensive zone, something they'll try to correct as they start a season-high seven-game road trip Tuesday night against the Boston Bruins. Lucic, who's been...
Via AP on Fox
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Marty Brodeur statue unveiled: Devils gets emotional seeing himself in bronze

Devils goaltending great kept bringing up his relationship with fans on the first of his two big nights this week. The way Marty Brodeur sees it, his official coronation into Devils immortality is bigger than a celebration of an unmatched goaltending resume ... more wins than anyone plus three Stanley Cups. To Marty, Monday night at Prudential...
Via NJ.com
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Chicago Blackhawks: Upcoming home stretch

The Chicago Blackhawks have come out of the break winning three straight road games, and now they will look to extend their Central Division lead during their four-game home stand. Teamwork was the key to the three road games as they battled a gritty Avalanche team and a back and forth chippy match with the Coyotes. Saturday’s match in Dallas showed Chicago’s championship caliber...
Via isportsweb.com
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from the past week with the Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche limped through a rough week against their Central Division rivals, falling to a precarious position in the last Wild Card spot.
Via BSN Denver
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Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh misses game with Devils

NEW YORK (AP) Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh has been ruled out for New York's game with the New Jersey Devils with a possible concussion. Coach Alain Vigneault says the defenseman was still feeling the effects of being punched in the face by Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds in the first period Saturday. McDonagh did not play after being hit with Simmonds' gloved hand...
Via AP on Fox
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Milan Lucic Pens Thank You Letter To Bruins Fans Ahead Of Return To Boston

Milan Lucic will return to his old stomping grounds Tuesday for the first since since he swapped the Boston Bruins’ black and gold for the black and silver of the Los Angeles Kings. The power forward was adored during his eight seasons in Boston, and he published a piece for The Players’ Tribune on the eve of his first game back at TD Garden detailing just how much his time...
Via NESN.com
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Brodeur jersey festivities includes NJ photography program

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Martin Brodeur vividly recalls being an impromptu go-fer for his late father, Denis, a renowned sports photographer in Canada. ''We would go always go to spring training games (with the Montreal Expos) and turn our hotel room into a dark room, putting garbage bags all over the floor,'' said Brodeur, whose No. 30 will be retired by the New Jersey Devils in...
Via AP on Fox
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Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Hockey Twitter lit up early Monday morning thanks to an angry vent session from Alain Vigneault. At first, attention was drawn to his verbal swipe at the NHL and jab at Sidney Crosby. But his tongue-lashing also brought up a few questions as to how the league is handling certain player behavior — particularly that towards officials.The New York Rangers coach was upset—and understandably...
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Jets sign Byfuglien to $38 million, five-year extension

The Winnipeg Jets have announced they've signed defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a $38 million, five-year extension. Byfuglien was set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer and would've been one of the hottest commodities ahead of the NHL's Feb. 29 trade deadline. Instead, the 30-year-old will be part of the young Jets' long-term future. Byfuglien has 15 goals and 17 assists...
Via AP on Fox
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Blues place defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on IR

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo has been placed on injured reserve with a right knee injury that the team says will be re-evaluated in three weeks. The 26-year-old Pietrangelo was injured in a knee-on-knee collision with Minnesota's Charlie Coyle in a 4-1 victory over the Wild on Saturday. He's fourth in the NHL in playing time, averaging over 26 minutes...
Via AP on Fox
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NHL-leading Capitals aim to end troubling power-play drought

WASHINGTON (AP) The Capitals are winners of three in a row and sitting pretty atop the NHL, so not much seems to be going wrong for Washington. They do however have one glaring problem - power-play goals - and it is something coach Barry Trotz hopes to fix sooner rather than later. Washington is 0 for their last 17 and haven't scored a power-play goal since Jan. 19 after consistently...
Via AP on Fox
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The New York Rangers must retain Keith Yandle

After Saturday’s epic comeback win down 12 seconds in the third, it’s even more clear that the New York Rangers need to do everything they can to get Keith Yandle re-signed. The guy has been the Rangers’ best offensive defenseman and it’s not even close. He’s leading the entire team in assists, is fifth on the team in points, and is first on the team in points by defensemen...
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Caps counting on healthy Johansson, Orpik

The Capitals are hoping Marcus Johansson can return to action during this week's road trip. Brooks Orpik might not be far behind.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
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Nyquist 1st out of gate of Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders

He's an Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old with five victories in five career races. What's not to like about Nyquist? Nothing so far, and that's why the bay son of Uncle Mo opens at No. 1 on The Associated Press Top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders. And he's not even trained by Bob Baffert. Winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Nyquist is gearing up for his 3-year-old debut...
Via AP on Fox
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Marcus Kruger’s Regular Season In Doubt

Joel Quenneville doesn't expect Marcus Kruger back before the playoffs begin. The post Marcus Kruger’s Regular Season In Doubt appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
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Capitals-Predators Preview

The Washington Capitals came up short in both attempts to beat coach Barry Trotz's former team last season but would appear to have the upper hand this time against a Nashville Predators team clinging to a playoff spot. The Capitals look to add to their league-leading point total with a fourth win in row Tuesday night in Nashville. Washington lost 4-3 in each of its two matchups...
Via AP on Fox
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Alain Vigneault furious with league for lack of Wayne Simmonds response

Embed from Getty Images   Well, this was bound to happen soon enough. After New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh missed the remainder of Saturday's game following his first-period skirmish with Wayne Simmonds -- a skirmish that unjustly saw the 'Wayne Train' receive a game misconduct -- the team announced Monday that McDonagh will miss time with a concussion. Via Andrew...
Via Flyerdelphia
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Islanders-Blue Jackets Preview

The New York Islanders are brimming with confidence after finishing with their highest goal total in five seasons. They haven't had too much trouble racking up goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets, although they've never faced Joonas Korpisalo. The visiting Islanders look to complete a four-game sweep of the Blue Jackets and make it eight straight meetings without a regulation...
Via AP on Fox
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January To Remember Propels Bolts To Playoff Position

As of today, the Tampa Bay Lightning own a record of 29-18-4 and are second in the Atlantic Division. They are tied with Boston for fourth in the Eastern Conference and hold the tiebreaker over the Bruins. This is a far cry from the poor start the Bolts suffered through. Tampa Bay Lightning January JANUARY LIGHTNING TEAM STATISTICS PLAYER GP G A PTS +/- PIM ATOI PPG PPA SHG SHA...
Via Lightning Shout
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Philadelphia Flyers Alumni lace ’em up

On Friday, February 5, 2016, the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni played a game at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. It was the first time the Flyers Alumni had played a game since they played the Rangers Alumni on New Year’s Eve, 2009 as part of the 2010 Winter Classic festivities.  Flyers’ fans hold their alums in high esteem, and many fans are versed in the history of the...
Via isportsweb.com
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Canucks-Avalanche Preview

Out of playoff position and struggling to score, the Vancouver Canucks are frustrated. The Colorado Avalanche haven't been pleased with their play of late, either. Looking to avoid a fifth straight defeat, the Canucks try to hand the Avs a fourth consecutive home loss Tuesday night. Six points behind Colorado (27-24-4) for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference with...
Via AP on Fox
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Maple Leafs-Flames Preview

Near the bottom of the Western Conference with two months remaining in the season, the Calgary Flames are feeling a sense of urgency. The Flames can help their cause by winning back-to-back games for the first time more than a month Tuesday night against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. Nine points out of the final wild-card spot in the West and needing to pass four teams, Calgary...
Via AP on Fox
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Stars-Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild spent most of the last three weeks losing on the road, but are now in danger of setting a franchise mark for home futility. Playing their first post-All-Star break game at the Xcel Energy Center, the reeling Wild try to avoid a club-record sixth consecutive home defeat Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars. Minnesota (23-20-9) went 0-1-2 against Dallas this...
Via AP on Fox
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McDonagh Out With Concussion

#NYR Ryan McDonagh will be out tonight due to a concussion suffered on Saturday in Philadelphia. — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 8, 2016 Embellishment? Stay classy Philly scribes. Yet another injury on the blueline the Rangers can ill afford to take. The team hasn’t made any call-ups yet although this might be a good time to give Brady Skjei another go. If Mac is...
Via NY Rangers Blog
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Capitals Re-assign Carey and Carrick to Hershey

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Paul Carey and defenseman Connor Carrick to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Care...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
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