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Panthers triumph in epic shootout

Nick Bjugstad took a deep breath before his second attempt in the longest shootout in NHL history. And when he finally exhaled and scored, the Florida Panthers had outlasted the Washington Capitals in a whopping 20 rounds. “I’ve never seen anything like that,” Florida goalie Roberto Luongo said. Bjugstad scored ...

Dec 15, 2014

Crosby diagnosed with mumps

Add Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby to the growing list of NHL players dealing with the mumps. The Penguins announced the diagnosis Sunday after holding the two-time MVP out of games over the weekend as a precaution when swelling developed on the right side ...

Senators beat Bruins in SO

Dec 14, 2014

Senators beat Bruins in SO

Dave Cameron had to wait a few extra minutes to earn his first victory as an NHL coach. The Ottawa Senators wound up with the win Saturday when Bobby Ryan and Mikka Zibanjad scored in a shootout to beat the Boston Bruins 3-2. Cameron ...

Canadiens' Price stands tall between the pipes

Dec 13, 2014

Canadiens' Price stands tall between the pipes

The Los Angeles Kings were all over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night. The defending Stanley Cup champions just didn’t have much to show for it. With his team getting outplayed on the ice in front of him, Carey Price had a season-high 44 ...

Steen guides Blues to win

Dec 12, 2014

Steen guides Blues to win

Alexander Steen returned to the ice and looked as though he hadn’t missed a beat. After sitting out two games with a lower-body injury, Steen scored two goals, and Jake Allen made 25 saves in the St. Louis Blues’ 6-3 win over the suddenly ...

Hockey stars bid farewell to Beliveau

Dec 11, 2014

Hockey stars bid farewell to Beliveau

“Le Gros Bill” would have been touched. Hundreds of fans, many clad in his famed No. 4 jersey, and a who’s who of hockey stars and politicians paid an emotional farewell to Montreal Canadiens great Jean Beliveau on a snowy Wednesday. The afternoon funeral ...

Hawks extend winning run

Dec 10, 2014

Hawks extend winning run

New Jersey Devils rookie Keith Kinkaid has never been a fan of the shootout, and that was long before he faced Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in his first NHL start. Toews and Kane scored on the Blackhawks’ first two chances, and Chicago rallied ...

Dec 10, 2014

NHL rules out franchise relocation

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is playing down the possibility of relocating struggling franchises in Arizona and Florida. One day after putting the brakes on the prospect of expansion, Bettman reaffirmed Panthers owner Vinny Viola’s commitment to South Florida. There had been reports that Panthers ...

MacLean out with Senators

Dec 9, 2014

MacLean out with Senators

Paul MacLean was fired as coach of the Ottawa Senators on Monday, less than 18 months since he was the NHL’s coach of the year. The coaching dismissal was the first in the NHL this season and comes with the team off to an ...

Dec 9, 2014

NHL OKs Vegas market exploration

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the Board of Governors had no objection to billionaire businessman Bill Foley exploring the level of interest in an expansion team coming to the city of Las Vegas. Bettman was adamant that nothing more should be read into ...

Oilers snap 11-game losing streak

Dec 8, 2014

Oilers snap 11-game losing streak

The Edmonton Oilers were able to avoid two dubious streaks on Sunday by beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1. David Perron scored the game winner midway through the third period and the Oilers snapped an 11-game losing streak and avoided a ninth straight home ...

Warriors stretch victory streak to 12

Dec 7, 2014

Warriors stretch victory streak to 12

Steve Kerr called himself the luckiest coach in the NBA. In his first coaching job, his Golden State Warriors have set a franchise record with their 12th straight victory and improved to a league-best 10-1 on the road. “They’re easy to coach. They’re really ...