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Golden Knights Win Emotional Home Opener

Oct 11, 2017 1:56 AM

Before the Vegas Golden Knights took the ice in their inaugural home game on Tuesday night, the team introduced first responders in an emotional 15-minute ceremony. Doctors, nurses, policemen and firefighters were called out by name, accompanied by Golden Knights players.

There also was a 58-second moment of silence to honor the 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in American history, which occurred Oct. 1 at a country music concert in Las Vegas -- less than a mile from T-Mobile Arena, home of the Golden Knights. The names of the victims were emblazoned on the ice.

The Golden Knights beat the Coyotes 5-2 to become the first expansion team to start 3-0.

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Nathan Walker Becomes First Australian To Play In NHL

Oct 9, 2017 1:33 AM

Nathan Walker became the first Australian native to play in the NHL and had a grand debut when the Washington Capitals forward scored his first career goal on Sunday.

"At first, I wasn't 100 percent sure," the 23-year-old said of his goal.

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Vegas Golden Knights Open NHL Season 2-0

Oct 8, 2017 1:30 AM

The first-year NHL team, the Vegas Golden Knights, has played two games, and won both, each time on a James Neal goal.

Neal's goal at 3:46 of overtime Saturday night gave the Golden Knights a 2-1 victory in Arizona Coyotes, one night after Neal scored both goals in a 2-1 victory in Dallas.

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Ovechkin Opens Season With Two Hat Tricks

Oct 8, 2017 1:26 AM

Alex Ovechkin has etched his name into the record book, becoming the first player since the NHL's inaugural season to open a season with consecutive hat tricks.

Ovechkin scored his fourth, fifth and sixth goals of the season in the first period of the Capitals' home opener against the Canadiens. He scored his first three goals of the season in the Capitals' season opener in Ottawa on Thursday night.

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Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup Title

Jun 12, 2017 1:26 AM

Standing by the side of the net, Patric Hornqvist bounced the puck off Pekka Rinne's back and into the net following a missed point shot by Justin Schultz with 1 minute, 35 seconds remaining in the third period. That provided the winning goal, as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 in a controversial Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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Penguins Cruise By Predators To Win Game 5

Jun 9, 2017 1:40 AM

A fired-up Sidney Crosby led his dominant Penguins to a 6-0 steamrolling of the Predators in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday.

The victory continued the trend in this series of the home team winning. The winner of Game 5 in a series that was previously tied 2-2 has gone on to win the Cup 17 of 24 times.

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Senators Win To Force Game 7

May 24, 2017 2:23 AM

Just when the Ottawa Senators look as if they're done, they find a way to keep going. 

Facing elimination, they did it once again in beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals, this time wiping out an early deficit to push the Penguins to their second elimination game of the postseason.

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Predators Advance To Their First Stanley Cup Final

May 23, 2017 2:26 AM

Pekka Rinne stopped 38 of Anaheim's 41 shots Monday night in a 6-3 victory that sent the Predators to their first Stanley Cup Finals, which begins next Monday in Pittsburgh or Ottawa.

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Penguins In Dominant Game 5 Win

May 21, 2017 7:19 PM

The reigning NHL champion Penguins are now one win away from advancing to their second consecutive Stanley Cup finals. With the way they beat the Senators so convincingly 7-0 in Game 5 on Sunday, new evidence was provided that this banged-up group might have more than enough left in the reserves to pull off a repeat.

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Predators' Aberg Scores Go-Ahead Goal, Then Evaluated For Concussion

May 21, 2017 1:20 AM

Nashville left wing Pontus Aberg had to leave Saturday night's 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks to be evaluated for a concussion minutes after he scored the goal that gave the Predators a 2-1 lead in the third period.

Aberg fell face-first to the ice with 11:24 to play in the third period but stayed in the game. After he scored his first career playoff goal, the NHL concussion spotter asked him to go into the locker room for further tests.

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Crosby Returns, But Capitals Beat Penguins In Game 5
Sidney Crosby passed his concussion test and returned to the Penguins' line-up on Saturday night.

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Alex Ovechkin Takes Blame For Game 4 Loss
The Capitals are now on the verge of elimination following their 3-2 loss to the Penguins on Wednesday night.

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Connor McDavid Hits 100-Point Mark
Connor McDavid is the only NHL player to hit the 100-point mark this season.

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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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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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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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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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Sidney Crosby Joins NHL's 1,000-Point Club
Penguins star Sidney Crosby scored the game-winner in Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory over the Jets.

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Henrik Lundqvist Records 400th Win
Henrik Lundqvist is the first European-born goaltender to reach the 400 win milestone.

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Patrick Marleau Scores 500th Career Goal
Patrick Marleau scored his 500th goal as the Sharks beat the Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night.

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Metropolitan Division Wins NHL All-Star Game
Wayne Simmonds scored the tie-breaking goal and was named MVP of the All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

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Patrick Marleau Scores Four Goals In Third Period
Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau became the 12th player in NHL history to score four goals in a period and the first since Mario Lemieux in 1997.

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Connor McDavid Passes 100 Career Points
Connor McDavid's 100th career point came in his 92nd NHL game on Wednesday night.

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Alex Ovechkin Reaches 1,000 Career Point Milestone
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin becomes the 84th NHL player to record 1,000 career points.

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Roberto Luongo Records 448th NHL Career Win
Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in the Panthers 3-0 win over the Devils on Monday night.

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Jagr Passes Messier For No. 2 On NHL Points List
Jaromir Jagr broke a tie with Mark Messier for No. 2 on the career points list on Thursday night.

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Tortorella First U.S.-Born Coach To Reach 500 Wins
Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said it was a special moment handing coach John Tortorella the game puck in the locker room.

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