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Barry Trotz Moves Into Fourth Place On Win List

Jan 1, 2019 2:59 AM

Barry Trotz moved into fourth place on the NHL's all-time coaching wins list when his New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Monday night.

Trotz picked up his 783rd career victory and passed Islanders franchise legend Al Arbour on the list.

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Patrice Bergeron Scores Two Goals In Return, Including 300th

Dec 23, 2018 1:02 AM

Patrice Bergeron scored two goals to reach 300 for his career, returning to the lineup Saturday after missing 16 games and leading the Boston Bruins past the Nashville Predators 5-2.

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Lightning Set NHL Record With 33 Second Period Shots

Oct 22, 2018 1:30 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning set a modern NHL record when they tallied 33 shots in the second period of a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. According to Elias, it was the most shots by a team in a period since 1955-56, when shots on goal were first recorded as an official statistic.

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Blackhawks Start Season With Five Straight OT Games

Oct 14, 2018 11:10 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks became the first team in NHL history to start the season with five straight overtime games on Saturday.

Alex DeBrincat scored with nine second left in OT to beat the Blues 4-3, the second time this season Chicago has beaten St. Louis in overtime.

The New York Rangers had held the record with four OT games to start the 1997-98 season.

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Auston Matthews Scores 10th Goal In Leafs Sixth Game

Oct 14, 2018 12:41 AM

Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews scored his 10th goal in Toronto's sixth game of the season, thanks to a late-third-period tally Saturday night in a 4-2 win over the Capitals.

Matthews joins Mario Lemieux (11 goals in 1988-89) as the only players in the past 30 years with at least 10 goals in their teams' first six games.

 

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Austin Matthews Ties NHL Five-Game Goal Record

Oct 12, 2018 1:08 AM

Auston Matthews scored twice for a league-leading nine goals -- tying an NHL record after five games -- and helped the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Thursday night.

Matthews joined Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy as the only players in the league's modern era to score nine times in their teams' first five games, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. He is one of just 16 players to pull off the feat in NHL history overall.

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Marlies Win AHL's Calder Cup

Jun 15, 2018 2:19 AM

Andreas Johnsson had two goals and an assist to help the Toronto Marlies win the American Hockey League's Calder Cup, 6-1 over the Texas Stars in Game 7 on Thursday night.

Mason Marchment also scored twice, Carl Grundstrom and Ben Smith added goals, and Garret Sparks made 29 saves for the Toronto Maple Leafs' top farm club.

"We got the first goal, we got the second goal too and we could play on that," said Johnsson, selected the playoffs MVP. "It made it a little bit easier."

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Capitals Capture Stanley Cup, Ovechkin Wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Jun 8, 2018 1:17 AM

Alex Ovechkin is a Stanley Cup champion at last.

The Washington Capitals captain won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs after leading his team with 15 goals this postseason. Ovechkin also had 12 assists to finish second on his team with 27 points. Ten of Ovechkin's goals came on the road.

The Capitals won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history after finishing off the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in five games. Ovechkin scored a goal in the second period in Thursday night's Game 5, giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead. Washington ended up winning 4-3 on a late third-period goal by Lars Eller.

 

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Capitals Win Game 4, Take Commanding Series Lead

Jun 5, 2018 1:38 AM

The Golden Knights are on the verge of elimination, and they no longer have the puck luck that has contributed to their magical season to this point.

Specifically, the Golden Knights are lamenting a play early in the first period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, which they believe shifted the game -- and the series. On the power play in a scoreless first period, veteran winger James Neal faced a wide-open net, and with the puck on his stick, took a shot with Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby out of position.

The shot pinged off the far post. The Capitals went on to score three first-period goals en route to a 6-2 win that gave them a commanding 3-1 series lead.

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Capitals Win To Take 2-1 Series Lead

Jun 3, 2018 12:49 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov returned to the Capitals lineup for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final after leaving Game 2 in Las Vegas with an apparent injury to his left arm or shoulder.

Kuznetsov, who has been impressive for the Capitals throughout the postseason, scored the Capitals' second goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Golden Knights -- the first Stanley Cup Final game in Washington in 20 years. 

The win gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead in the series, with Game 4 set for Monday in Washington.

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Golden Knights Win Series, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals
The Vegas Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to capture the Western Conference series and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Alex Ovechkin Scores 600th Career Goal
Alex Ovechkin scored twice Monday night as the Capitals beat the Jets 3-2 in overtime.

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David Poile Becomes Winningest GM In NHL History
The Predators 4-2 win on Thursday night was GM David Poile's 1,320th victory in his career.

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Golden Knights Win Emotional Home Opener
The Vegas Golden Knights beat the Coyotes 5-2 on Tuesday night to become the first expansion team to start 3-0.

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Nathan Walker Becomes First Australian To Play In NHL
Nathan Walker scored his first career goal for the Capitals on Sunday.

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Vegas Golden Knights Open NHL Season 2-0
The Golden Knights beat the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime on Saturday night.

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Ovechkin Opens Season With Two Hat Tricks
Alex Ovechkin becomes the first player since the NHL's inaugural season to open the season with consecutive hat tricks.

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Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup Title
The Penguins beat the Predators 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night.

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Penguins Cruise By Predators To Win Game 5
The Penguins beat the Predators by the score of 6-0 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 series lead.

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Senators Win To Force Game 7
The Senators beat the Penguins 2-1 on Tuesday night to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.

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Predators Advance To Their First Stanley Cup Final
The Predators defeated the Ducks by the score of 6-3 on Monday night, as goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 38 of 41 shots.

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Penguins In Dominant Game 5 Win
The Penguins defeated the Senators by the score of 7-0, the second-largest playoff win in NHL history.

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Predators' Aberg Scores Go-Ahead Goal, Then Evaluated For Concussion
The Predators beat the Ducks by the score of 3-1 on Saturday to take a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference finals.

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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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