Hockey Wiretap

Auston Matthews Scores U.S. Rookie Record 39th Goal
Maple Leafs' rookie Auston Matthews scored his 39th goal of the season on Monday night against the Sabres.

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NHL Not Going To South Korea In 2018
The NHL on Monday announced that it would not be sending players to the Olympics in South Korea.

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Flyers Sign Coveted College Free Agent Mike Vecchione
Mike Vecchione had 29 goals and 34 assists in 38 games for Union College and is a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA's top player.

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Patrik Elias Retires After 23 Years
Patrik Elias was drafted in the second round in 1994 by the Devils.

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Zach Parise Out Three Weeks With Eye Injury
Bruce Boudreau said Zach Parise came away from the scary collision with his vision intact and perhaps on track to return next week.

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Red Wings Miss Playoffs For The First Time Since 1989-90
The Red Wings had made the NHL playoffs for the past 25 seasons.

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Leafs' Matthews Scores Franchise Rookie Record 35th Goal
Auston Matthews scored the opening goal in the Maple Leafs 3-2 win over the Panthers on Tuesday night.

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IIHF Still Hopeful For An NHL Olympic Resolution
The IIHF has made it clear to the NHL that not going to South Korea in 2018, and then playing in Beijing in 2022, is not the way to go.

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Panthers Coach Regrets Rushing Ekblad Back To Lineup
Aaron Ekblad is now dealing with a sore neck and will not join the Panthers for their four-game road trip.

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Kings, Canucks Will Play In China Next Fall
The Kings and Canucks will play two preseason games in mid- to late September before the start of the NHL regular season.

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Sens Owner Blasts Sidney Crosby
Eugene Melnyk feels Sidney Crosby should be suspended for a long time for injuring Marc Methot.

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Bettman: Concessions Needed Before Sending Players To Olympics
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says that "as things stand today, you should assume we're not going."

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Fehr: NHL Players Won't Concede In Olympic Stalemate
Donald Fehr says the NHL should not wait for players to give up something in return for participating in the Olympics.

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Stamkos: 'When I'm 100 Percent, I'll Be Back'
Steven Stamkos has been out since having right knee surgery on November 17.

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NHL's Divisional Playoff Format Criticized
The Blue Jackets, Capitals, and Penguins could finish 1-2-3 in points in the Metropolitan Division.

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Pens Beat Sabres To Clinch 11th Straight Playoff Berth
Sidney Crosby helped the Penguins beat the Sabres by the score of 3-1 on Tuesday night.

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Hawks Win To Clinch Ninth Straight Playoff Berth
The Blackhawks beat the Avs 6-3 on Sunday for their fifth straight win and increase their lead in the Central Division.

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Jackets Return To Playoffs For Third Time
The Blue Jackets beat the Devils 4-1 on Sunday to return to the NHL Playoffs for the first time since 2014.

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Capitals First To Clinch Playoff Spot
The Capitals beat the Lightning 5-3 on Saturday, and have their third consecutive 100-point season.

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Canadiens, Senators To Celebrate NHL's Centennial With Outdoor Game
The Canadiens beat the Senators 7-4 on December 19, 1917, when the NHL began play.

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Hawks Lose Artem Anisimov For Three To Four Weeks
Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov has a lower-body injury that will likely sideline him for the rest of the regular season.

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NHL Names Pavelski, Bernier, Karlsson 'Three Stars'
Joe Pavelski recorded six points in four games to power the Pacific Division-leading Sharks to three victories.

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Jackets Lose Ryan Murray For Four To Six Weeks
Ryan Murray suffered a broken right hand in a game against the Sabres on Saturday.

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Henrik Lundqvist Sidelined Two To Three Weeks
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is suffering from a lower-body injury.

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NHL GMs Vote No On Timeouts After Icing, Tweak Bye-Week
All NHL five-day byes will occur within a two-week period next season.

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Bettman: 'Not Giving Up On Greater Phoenix Area'
Gary Bettman warns that the Coyotes cannot make their long-term home in Glendale.

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Bettman Lobbies For Coyotes Arena Closer To Phoenix
Commissioner Gary Bettman wants to keep the Coyotes in the Phoenix area, but said that Glendale is not capable of supporting the NHL franchise.

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NHL GMs Can't Agree On Offside Video Review
The NHL general managers have decided not to tweak the offside rule.

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NHL GMs Asked To 'Brainstorm' 5-10 Years Into The Future
The 31 NHL general mangers are holding their annual meetings in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Joe Thornton Records 1,000th Assist In Sharks Win
Sharks center Joe Thornton became the 13th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists on Monday night.

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