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Sidney Crosby Joins NHL's 1,000-Point Club

Feb 17, 2017 1:22 AM

Sidney Crosby is the newest member of the NHL's 1,000-point club.

The Pittsburgh Penguins star became the 86th player in league history to reach 1,000 career points when he assisted on Chris Kunitz's goal 6:28 into the first period of Thursday night's 4-3 overtime win over the Jets.

In addition to that point, Crosby added another assist and scored the game-winner.

Crosby's points total stand at 633 assists to go with 369 goals in 757 games, making him the 12th fastest to the mark.

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Henrik Lundqvist Records 400th Win

Feb 12, 2017 3:05 AM

Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for his 400th career win, and the New York Rangers earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Saturday.

Lundqvist is the 12th goaltender in NHL history with at least 400 wins and the first European-born goaltender to reach the mark.

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Patrick Marleau Scores 500th Career Goal

Feb 3, 2017 2:29 AM

Patrick Marleau scored his 500th career goal, Chris Tierney tallied twice and the surging San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night.

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Metropolitan Division Wins NHL All-Star Game

Jan 30, 2017 1:55 AM

Wayne Simmonds scored the tie-breaking goal with 4:58 to play, and fill-in coach Wayne Gretzky led the Metropolitan Division to a 4-3 victory over the Pacific Division on Sunday in the final match of the revamped NHL All-Star Game.

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Patrick Marleau Scores Four Goals In Third Period

Jan 24, 2017 2:03 AM

Patrick Marleau's four-goal flurry in a 13 1/2-minute span helped the San Jose Sharks beat the last-place Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.

The left wing became the 12th player in NHL history to score four goals in a period and the first since Mario Lemieux on Jan. 26, 1997, at Montreal, according to the NHL.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Connor McDavid Passes 100 Career Points

Jan 19, 2017 2:18 AM

Connor McDavid scored the winning goal in overtime as the Oilers won their fourth game in a row, 4-3 over the Panthers on Wednesday night.

McDavid, who also had two assists in the game, got a breakaway late in overtime and got the puck away with 2.6 seconds left. Florida's James Reimer made the glove save, but the puck was ruled to be across the line via video review.

Edmonton started the scoring six minutes in off a steal as McDavid fed Kassian on a 2-on-1, and he beat Reimer. It was McDavid's 100th career point, coming in his 92nd NHL game.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Alex Ovechkin Reaches 1,000 Career Point Milestone

Jan 12, 2017 1:14 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored 35 seconds into the Washington Capitals' 5-2 victory over Sidney Crosby and the rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night to become the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 career points.

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Roberto Luongo Records 448th NHL Career Win

Jan 10, 2017 1:57 AM

Roberto Luongo didn't get too excited after his latest shutout and historic victory. He is more concerned with getting the Florida Panthers back in the Stanley Cup playoff race.

Luongo made 28 saves for his 448th career win to pass Terry Sawchuk for fifth place in NHL history, leading the Panthers to a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.

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Jagr Passes Messier For No. 2 On NHL Points List

Dec 23, 2016 12:54 AM

Jaromir Jagr broke a tie with Mark Messier for No. 2 on the NHL career points list. Afterward, he was upset about the two standings points the Panthers let slip away with a 3-1 loss to the Bruins.

"You want to win the hockey game," Jagr said. "The best thing is to put this behind us, and the whole team can now be concerned about winning. ... I've learned that hockey is a team game. Only team victories count. I wish it had happened in the first period, or it was a goal to give us the lead."

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Tortorella First U.S.-Born Coach To Reach 500 Wins

Dec 19, 2016 5:34 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets made coach John Tortorella sweat a little for his 500th NHL victory.

Columbus squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in the third period before Seth Jones scored 46 seconds into overtime Sunday to lift the Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 for their ninth straight win.

Tortorella became the first U.S.-born coach to reach 500 victories, and while he downplayed the accomplishment, Columbus captain Nick Foligno said it was a special moment when he handed the 58-year-old the game puck in the locker room.

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Jaromir Jagr Joins 750-Goal Club
Jaromir Jagr trials only Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe in NHL career goals.

Marian Hossa Scores 500th Career Goal
Blackhawks forward Maria Hossa became the 44th NHL player to reach 500 career goals on Tuesday night.

Leafs' Auston Matthews Scores Four Goals In NHL Debut
The Senators defeated the Maple Leafs in the NHL season opener 5-4 in overtime.

Canada Rallies To Win World Cup Title
Brad Marchand scored the winning goal to lead Canada to a 2-1 win over Team Europe on Thursday night.

Canada Beats Team Europe To Take Game 1 Of World Cup
Game 2 in the best-of-three series will be played on Thursday night.

Team Europe Defeats Sweden To Reach World Cup Finals
Team Europe will begin a best-of-three series against Canada on Tuesday night.

Crosby, Marchand Lead Canada Past Russia In World Cup
Team Canada will face the winner of Sunday's Sweden-Team Europe game in the best-of-three finals starting Tuesday.

USA Loses To Czech Republic, Finish Seventh In World Cup
Team USA lost to the Czech Republic by the score of 4-3 on Thursday night.

Canada Eliminates USA From World Cup
Team USA lost to Canada by the score of 4-2 on Tuesday night, leaving plenty of questions about the future of the USA program.

USA Loses To Team Europe In World Cup Opener
The United States lost to Team Europe by the score of 3-0 on Saturday in the World Cup opener.

Sidney Crosby Wins First Conn Smythe Trophy
Sidney Crosby had two assists on Sunday night to help lead the Penguins to a 3-1 win over the Sharks.

Penguins Finish Off Sharks To Win Stanley Cup
The Penguins defeated the Sharks by the score of 3-1 on Sunday night to win their fourth championship.

Lake Erie Wins First Calder Cup Title
Lake Erie beat Hershey 1-0 on Saturday night to sweep the AHL championship series.

Sharks Extend Finals Behind Martin Jones
Sharks goalie Martin Jones had 44 saves on Thursday night as San Jose beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in Game 5.

Pens One Win From Stanley Cup Championship
The Penguins beat the Sharks 3-1 on Monday night to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

Sharks Win First-Ever Stanley Cup Game
The Sharks defeated the Penguins by the score of 3-2 in overtime on Saturday night in San Jose.

Sheary's OT Goal Gives Pens Win, 2-0 Series Lead
The Penguins earned a hard-fought 2-1 overtime win over the Sharks in Game 2 on Wednesday night.

Pens Edge Sharks To Take Game 1
Both the Penguins and Sharks tried to impose their wills and each took turns in dictating long stretches of play.

Penguins Edge Lightning, Advance To Cup Finals
The Penguins beat the Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals to face-off with the Sharks.

Sharks Advance To First Stanley Cup Finals
The Sharks beat the Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history.